Tech Know - Time for an advice pandemic

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Lockdowns, lock-ups, locked out. Ethics isn’t necessarily a difficult concept, but it is the fact that your decisions get judged by others, who may have a different view, that makes it difficult to measure when a decision is right or not. With the recent results from the Roy Morgan survey on the image of professions, this week’s podcasts looks at how financial advisers fair. 

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With the resumption of Parliament, the “Better Advice” Bill has continued its progression through Parliament to give effect to the wind up of FASEA at the end of 2021. In this week, we look at the outcome from a Senate Committee review of the Bill, as well as the commencement of a consultation on supporting regulations.
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This podcast explores how this calendar year has seen global equities drop 35.8% from their pre-pandemic high but have since recovered 52.4%, a drop from the February high of 2.4%.

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Today’s podcast focus on three announcements made in the last seven days, from information sharing protocols that will apply when hiring a new adviser, through to a proposed compensation scheme of last resort where valid claims for poor advice remain unpaid, and finally a consultation process on the long discussed retirement income covenant for all superannuation funds.
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