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5 Tips to stop you getting hammered!
by Tony Vidler As financial advisers get to grips with new regulation, rule changes and evolving best practice advice standards they are often losing sight of some commercial reality. All too often I encounter advisers who have themselves been advised by an “expert” of one sort or another that they have serious business issues…or worse: […]
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Beware of…well…just beware when giving advice!
by Tony Vidler As financial advisers around the world get to grips with constant oversight and professional scrutiny, the question perpetually being asked by the advisers themselves is:   “What is “good” advice?” What advisers are really asking of course is how does their advice to clients get judged by others as whether it was good […]
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Consider the context!
by Tony Vidler. Watching how the market regulator manages change in a principles-based regime is revealing, and highlights the difficulty in implementing the principles. That is; the very act of raising questions and seeking submissions from industry provides useful information about the most difficult and dangerous areas for advisers. Yesterday the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) […]
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Good news: Regulators DO trust some advisers
by Tony Vidler. Should Regulators trust some advisers to do the right thing? Or none of them? This is the intriguing question which will be debated behind closed doors in NZ in the immediate future I am sure, following the latest round of financial services reform in Australia. The “Future of Financial Advice” (or FoFA […]
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Single would be fantastic!
 by Tony Vidler. I’d best let you down gently right at the beginning – this is not a gleeful little tale of a single persons interesting life. It is about the possibility of one type of “singledom” for an industry, that can result in more people loving it. With all the change and raising of […]
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