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Should finfluencers be regulated?

On ABC TV recently and at the SAFAA conference, Senator Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy said that people offering advice on social media about personal investments are no different from the bloke at the pub, or a taxi driver giving stock tips. Also interviewed by the ABC,

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General vs personal advice

SAFAA’s recent CPD webinar on General V Personal advice provided a good opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the grey areas between general and personal advice and tease out the issues raised in the Westpac case High Court decision. Presented by Paul Derham, Partner, Holley Nethercote, the session went through the various

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Extending value proposition for brokers and wealth managers

How to increase your value proposition in a crowded market through OTC bonds The Australian Bond Exchange (ABE) was started in 2015 with the sole purpose of creating a bridge between the wholesale OTC bond market and the public. It sought to address the need to make an otherwise closed market transparent for

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The government and ASIC consult on crypto offerings

With cryptocurrency in the news almost daily, ASIC has released Consultation Paper 343 on crypto-assets as underlying assets for ETPs and other investment products providing investors with exposure to crypto-assets. And the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre has launched a new round of consultation to review the federal

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