As the first quarter of the year ended, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on risk markets almost seemed non-existent. Over March we saw US markets return to all-time highs, further upgrades to the global economic outlook, additional US stimulus packages and central banks reaffirming monetary policy and inflation expectations.
With the 2021 Federal Budget just around the corner, we sat down with Peter Burgess, Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and Education from the SMSF Association to discuss a number of proposals put forward to Government in the SMSF Association’s pre-budget submission. With a number of proposals equally relevant for the broader super environment, this should be compulsory listening for financial advisers ahead of any announcements next week.
This week the Financial Services Counsel released its Financial Advice Green Paper, which has proposed a number of possible reforms to the way advice is delivered to clients, including changes to the best interests duty and documentation requirements. In this week’s podcast, we sit down with Blake Briggs, Deputy CEO of the Financial Services Council to discuss the green paper and these important issues.
With the legislation passed to give effect to the annual consent provisions, and ASIC having released its legislative instruments, many advisers are turning their mind to the question of whether a fixed term agreement is better than an on-going fee arrangement. In this podcast we look at this issue and ask is one approach any better than the other?
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