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Financial Planning businesses have to be profitable too

Financial Planning businesses have to be profitable too

In a previous post we touched on the subject of the public’s perception of financial planners. In this post AdviserHead is going to explore the issue of running a profitable financial planning business. Any business, whether it’s financial planning or a corner store, needs to focus on one basis principle to remain profitable and that...
What's the real public perception of financial planning?

What’s the real public perception of financial planning?

I’ve often wondered what we can do about why some people think that financial planning businesses are evil or fraudulent. Since when did making a profit become illegal or amoral? The Financial Services Reform Act has been in effect since March 2002 and there have been many changes since then. That’s over a decade of...
Shorten and FOFA reforms - Are we there yet?

Shorten and FOFA reforms – Are we there yet?

It seems everyone will be waiting a bit longer for any sort of outcome in the governments review of the Future of Financial Advice changes. Despite ASIC’s Shadow Shopping revealing that some financial planners still have a way to go in terms of delivering quality financial advice to their clients, I would think that reviewing 64...
Financial Planners and Compliance

Financial Planners and Compliance

Lately I’ve been speaking with a lot of people who are new to Financial Planning and I’ve noticed a bit of a theme to their questions. Basically they’re trying to understand the issues of compliance so an AdviserHead post was born. Whilst these people may have learnt the fundamentals of compliance during their studies, they still have...

Sales Skills Semantics

Just what are employers or recruiters really looking for when they advertise for ‘sales’ skills in financial planning job advertisements? As a recruiter, I get asked this question quite frequently. In this latest AdviserHead instalment, we’re going to explore what I look for when I’m speaking with candidates. Let’s start with: What is ‘selling’? Here’s one...
Tips for Experienced Advisers

Tips for Experienced Advisers

At AdviserHead we’ve added quite a few posts aimed at helping career changers or recently qualified people enter and understand the profession they’ve decided to pursue – financial planning. In this post, we’re going to focus on couple of key tips for experienced Financial Advisers to think about in today’s hectic job market. A quick search of...
Financial Planning is a Profession

Financial Planning is a Profession

The Australian Council of Professions (2004) defines ‘a profession’ as follows: A profession is a disciplined group of individuals who adhere to ethical standards and uphold themselves to, and are accepted by, the public as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely recognised body of learning derived from research, education and training at a high...
Licensees Beware...

Licensees Beware…

Here’s a link to an article updating us on the powers of ASIC and the expectations they have on licensees in our industry. It’s a great reminder that, as professionals, we should never stop raising the bar and performing better. Professional Planner Article – Watchdog warning to gatekeepers As a recruiter AdviserHead feels it’s very handy to...

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