simon.hoyle@coredata.com.au' Articles by: Simon Hoyle

The wide and varying experience of advisers sitting the industry exam

The wide and varying experience of advisers sitting the industry exam

It turns out that stockbrokers might not be as bad at ethics and incompetent at basic financial advice as they would have us believe. Claimed exam failure rates of as high as […]

by April 9, 2021 0 comments Advice, APAC, In the news, Insights
The value of a licensee: Have your say

The value of a licensee: Have your say

There’s probably never been a more important time for financial advisers to truly believe that their chosen licensee is a genuine partner to them in running their business and servicing […]

When it comes to licensees, is smaller better?

When it comes to licensees, is smaller better?

We call it the “advice diaspora”. It’s the observed phenomenon of financial advisers driven from institutionally owned licensees by market, regulatory and other forces, and finding homes with smaller licensees. […]

by March 19, 2021 0 comments Advice, APAC, Licensees
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CoreData’s 2021 Licensee Research is now open

You’re invited to take part in this annual industry-standard financial advice research project to share your views and opinions about the quality and performance of your licensee. The CoreData Licensee […]

by March 12, 2021 0 comments Advice, APAC, Industry, Insights, Licensees, Profession
What do the best licensees all have in common?

What do the best licensees all have in common?

What do GPS Wealth, Affinia, Lifespan, Sentry, Matrix and RI Advice have in common? Let me stop you there – the answer we’re looking for is: “They were all finalists […]

by March 9, 2021 0 comments Advice, APAC, Insights, Licensees
Why Australians think financial advice is becoming more useful

Why Australians think financial advice is becoming more useful

An understanding of the benefits of financial advice seems to be gaining ground, with CoreData’s latest Trust in Financial Services research finding a majority of Australians believe financial advice is […]

by February 26, 2021 0 comments Advice, APAC, Consumers/retail, Insights
Protecting true financial advisers a central part of the new regime

Protecting true financial advisers a central part of the new regime

Financial advisers are a mightily exclusive group, and should be treasured as such. We all know the new standards that existing financial advisers must meet if they want to stay […]

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Licensees fishing in a dwindling pond of advisers

Speak to most licensees today and they’ll explain how their growth strategy for the coming 12 months includes (if it’s not entirely dependent on) recruiting new advisers and advice practices. […]

by February 19, 2021 1 comment Advice, APAC, Current events, Licensees
Mapping the pain in the PI market

Mapping the pain in the PI market

In January the Australian Securities and Investments Commission responded to questions on notice during a Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services hearing about ructions in the professional indemnity insurance […]

These are the forces that will shape the advice industry in 2021

These are the forces that will shape the advice industry in 2021

Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and the inexorable advance of regulatory reforms, we think there are five major forces that will shape financial advice in 2021, […]

by January 28, 2021 1 comment Advice, APAC, Industry, Insights, Profession