WealthO2 responds to increased Super Simplifier demand with lower fees

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WealthO2 has lowered the administration fee on its Super Simplifier by 3.3 basis points, capping fees at $1760 per member or $3630 across six family members, effective 1 June 2021. This reduction comes as more advisers are adopting WealthO2’s Super Simplifier into their practice, creating scale benefits that WealthO2 is passing on to members, says

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Adviser Ratings ranks WealthO2 number one

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WealthO2 has been ranked the number one investment platform in terms of ongoing adviser support, and the number one provider in terms of investment options, in the latest Adviser Ratings 2020 Australian Financial Advice Landscape report. The Adviser Ratings report is an annual study of the Australian financial advice industry that includes a ranking of

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Spotlight on who owns client relationships

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Recent legislative changes around consent to charge adviser fees are prompting a number of advisers to reconsider their existing platform relationships, in part because of a disagreement over who owns the relationship with clients, says Shannon Bernasconi, Managing Director, WealthO2. Last week, the government passed the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal 4 Commission Response) Bill

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WealthO2 appoints Andrew Whelan as head of distribution

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WealthO2 has appointed Andrew Whelan to the newly created role of chief distribution officer, reporting to CEO Shannon Bernasconi, commencing 27 January 2021. Mr Whelan joins WealthO2 from Midwinter where he led the sales, marketing and distribution teams. Prior to this Mr Whelan held various senior roles including as director of advisor services at Milliman,

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WealthO2 hits record FUA as advisers vote with their feet

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Adviser platform alternative WealthO2 has passed the $2 billion mark in funds under administration, reflecting the growing demand from advisers for a low cost fee for service, unconflicted, adviser platform alternative. Shannon Bernasconi, CEO, WealthO2 says in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fees clients pay for personal advice, platforms and investment are under

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WealthO2 appoints new CTO

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WealthO2 has appointed Matthew Done as chief technology officer. Mr Done will directly report to managing director Shannon Bernasconi. Ms Bernasconi says Mr Done is a welcome addition to the team. “Matthew is a highly accomplished application architect and development manager with experience managing and implementing several mission critical systems development projects. “He has over

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WealthO2 launches digital meeting tool for advisers in response to COVID-19 demand

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Recognising the increased need – in the wake of COVID-19 – for advisers and their clients to meet digitally, WealthO2 has launched a new feature on its investor client portal to better facilitate digital meeting appointments. “WealthO2 is an advice-led solution, so listening and responding to advisers’ needs is our focus,” says Shannon Bernasconi, WealthO2

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Investors’ the winners of tech disruption race

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Australian investors are the beneficiaries of technology-led disruption within the financial services sector as operational complexities are being continually reduced, according to Shannon Bernasconi, managing director of WealthO2. The combination of better managed data, as well the streamlining of documentation such as the Record of Advice, is driving efficiencies for both advisers and their clients,

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Naked pricing set to reorder financial planning profile

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The culling of grandfather commissions and FASEA Code #3 and the advent of new technology-led platform solutions for advisers will likely enable a shift in the next generation of advisory practices towards naked pricing, according to WealthO2 managing director, Shannon Bernasconi. The concept of naked pricing strips out fees exchanged between third parties in the value chain

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Tech improvements driving efficiency for advisers

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Adviser-led technology and services is increasing efficiencies and the ability for financial advisers to better service the investment needs of their clients, according to WealthO2 managing director, Shannon Bernasconi. Research undertaken by WealthO2 suggests advisers are increasingly needing efficiency and automation of compliance, like ROAs, audit trails, seamless model changes through to clients, alerts and

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