CPD: Contemporary challenges in ethics and financial advice

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Businesses across all industries are beset with challenges. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, investigates a range of contemporary challenges that financial advice businesses and how those challenges might impact

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CPD: Business culture and ethics

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A strong business culture is one of the identified attributes of ethical businesses. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, investigates the interrelationships between business culture and ethics. The symbiotic relationship

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CPD: Ethics and aged care advice

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It’s been well documented that Australians are living longer, increasing the need for aged care advice. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, explores some of the issues pertaining to aged

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CPD: Ethics and criminality

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Ethical considerations lie at the heart of financial advice, shaping the relationship between advisers and their clients and underpinning the trust upon which this relationship is built. Despite this, a

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CPD: Ethics and your practice

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It’s been five years since the Hayne Royal Commission handed down its final report. That same year, the Financial Planners and Advisers Code of Ethics was introduced (but not yet

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CPD: Ethics and recommending listed investments

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Despite volatile markets, Australian investors continued their love of ETFs. In fact, the Australian ETF industry recorded its highest annual increase in funds under management over 2023[1]. This article, proudly

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CPD: Ethical practice in the face of financial elder abuse

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As Australia’s population ages, it is anticipated that the incidence of elder abuse will increase. This includes financial abuse, which needs to be identified and appropriately managed by financial advisers.

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CPD: The ethical consequences of inappropriate advice

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The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has opened a consultation into how it determines compensation for complaints involving financial advisers. A week or two before that announcement was made, AFCA’s

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CPD: Ethics – The many shades of grey

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The financial adviser Code of Ethics seeks to impose ethical duties that go above the requirements of the law. While the law may be clear, any aspect that is open

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CPD: SMSFs and the Code of Ethics

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SMSFs comprise more than one quarter of Australia’s $3.54 trillion[1]. superannuation sector, are subject to a number of rules and regulations and – importantly – aren’t appropriate for everyone. This

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