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FOFA reforms

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • November 8 2012

As part of the FOFA reforms, recent amendments have been made to the Corporations Act which impose two statutory obligations on any individual (the provider) who provides personal advice to a retail client

Fiduciary duties of financial advisors

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients

Stamp duty abolition timetable extended again

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • June 27 2012

The NSW Government has once again extended the timetable for abolition of stamp duty on unlisted marketable securities, mortgages and transfer of non-land business assets for another 12 months

The future of financial advice: the devil will (probably) be in the detail

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 22 2011

In the aftermath of high profile corporate collapses resulting in significant losses for Australian investors acting on financial advice, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services launched an inquiry into the financial planning industry