Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019
  • OnePath OneView Life update

  • AMP FPA to contest changes to AMP’s Buyer of Last Resort terms

  • CBA closing Financial Wisdom

  • AMP revises agreement with Resolution Life for sale of AMP Life

  • MLC Wealth restructure

  • MBS Insurance and Complete Risk Analysis to merge

  • APRA fines Westpac for reporting obligation breaches

  • FASEA exam update

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019
  • IRESS improves Xplan

  • FPA CPD platform launch

  • CountPlus shareholders in favour of acquiring Count Financial

  • CBA approved to divest CFSGAM

  • APRA stakeholder survey shows regulator favour dropping

  • NAB document leak

  • MLC adviser fee class action plans

  • ASIC suing ANZ over periodical fee payments

  • FASEA exam update

  • Grandfathering commissions proposed ban date 1 January 2021

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 July 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 July 2019
  • Integrity Life wins digital design award

  • AFA launches paraplanner community

  • Golden Financial Group AFSL cancelled

  • OnePath penalised for failing to stop selling non-compliant product

  • ASIC seeks ban on direct life insurance sales

  • APRA criticised in new report

  • ASIC seeks ban on direct life insurance sales

  • FASEA to partially recognise accountant qualification

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 9 July 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 9 July 2019
  • NEOS Life enhances risk-only superannuation product

  • AMP adds functionality to My AMP

  • OnePath updates trauma definitions, underwriting engine

  • MLC Super changing TPD claim assessments for Any Occupation

  • First FASEA exams completed

  • APRA: financial institutions to register an ‘accountable person’

  • AWSM has AFSL cancelled

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 25 June 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 25 June 2019
  • OnePath trauma definition update

  • Zurich launches wellness program

  • AFA and MetLife launch grant program for female advisers

  • FASEA approves diplomas, bridging programs

  • CFP completes EU

  • ASIC approves AFCA rules for small businesses and consumers for old complaints

  • Update on AFA and FPA task force

  • Guarded loses key person and then AFSL

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 28 May 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 28 May 2019
  • AIA product and service enhancements

  • Zurich opens self-service life, super and investment portal, life risk update

  • OnePath updates PDS and adviser guide

  • ANZ abandons Prime Access

  • YBR restructuring wealth arm, losing CEO

  • FASEA exam dates set for June, deadline missed for education approvals

  • ASIC seeks feedback on complaints handling

  • Kaplan Professional brings in Deloitte for FASEA bridging courses

  • AMP admits churning, ASIC seeking civil penalties

  • AFA and FPA band together for risk commissions

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ESG Update as at 28 May 2019

ESG Update as at 28 May 2019
  • Future Fund ditches male-only boards as investment companies

  • APRA says soon there’ll be no such thing as ‘sustainable’ finance - it’ll all be green

  • Australian Ethical campaigning against gambling investments in super

  • Christchurch Call gains traction

  • Ethics Centre launching FASEA-approved financial adviser course

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Fund People as at 23 April 2019

  • Rice Warner welcomes new CEO, says goodbye to founder

  • GROW Super appoints head of strategy

  • State Street appoints new international business CEO

  • Hostplus hires group insurance head

  • Rest appoints innovation and transformation head

  • AvSuper appoints new directors

  • Macquarie IM appoints COO Asia-Pacific

  • SMSF Association loses founder and CEO

  • TelstraSuper chair departing

  • Tribeca loses portfolio manager

  • UniSuper executive reshuffle with new senior appointments and departures

  • FASEA appoints two new directors

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 2 April 2019

  • TAL introduces business underinsurance workshops

  • AMP removes leadership bonuses

  • MLC Life argues for life insurance commissions

  • Westpac exiting personal financial advice

  • FASEA adviser education update

  • Treasury pushing for standardised insurance definitions for group insurance, consultation open

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 19 March 2019

  • BT’s LifeCENTRAL+ Desktop is updated

  • Integrity Life enters retail life risk space

  • Clayton Utz surrenders withheld AMP interview documents to ASIC

  • Commonwealth Bank delays demerger

  • FPA launches FASEA policy and education hub

  • FSU campaign to end gender pay gap

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 19 February 2019

  • Clearview updates LifeSolutions pricing

  • MLC MySuper goes from single strategy to lifestage

  • Delays for MLC sale

  • Westpac looking at selling in-house planners

  • Fourth report on four major banks released

  • FASEA adjusts adviser exam

  • Freedom Insurance Group suspends trading

  • ASIC appeals Federal Court decision on Westpac breaches

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 22 January 2019

  • Adviser licensee joins forces with investment platform for innovation

  • FASEA updates on education standards

  • Westpac and BT still failed consumers, says court

  • Advanced Wealth Financial Services in court

  • HNW Planning has licence restrictions applied

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 November 2018

  • ANZ releases new underwriting engine

  • TAL product updates

  • Zurich and Oxford join income protection study

  • ClearView launches LaVista Licensee Solutions

  • ASIC now able to hire outside the box

  • FSC issues revised code draft

  • FASEA still working on details of education standards framework

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 October 2018

  • TAL adviser centre launch, minor changes to product structure and pricing

  • ASIC’s inspectors in big banks

  • CBA fees for no service EU update

  • Raiz Invest and Swiss Re partner up to launch group insurance products

  • Electronic advice register launch

  • BT updates quote and application software, announces policy fee waiver

  • Corporations Act sections of FASEA exams to be open book

  • Banks removing trail commissions and grandfathered payments

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 2 October 2018

  • Asteron Life Complete product changes

  • Zurich launches new adviser portal

  • MetLife Australia back in retail life business

  • ASIC taking civil action against ANZ

  • ASIC report finds unacceptable delays in reporting by institutions

  • Dover Financial Advisers and sole director taken to court

  • FASEA announces changes to qualification requirements for advisers

  • NAB and MLC facing class action over consumer credit insurance

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 18 September 2018

  • AMP updates medical definitions

  • AIA Australia two year policy fee waiver offer

  • OnePath premium waivers for drought-affected farmers

  • New fintech to replace paraplanners launched

  • Junior financial adviser roles at BT to go, advice restructure

  • Morgan Stanley false claims of independence

  • ASIC commences proceedings against NULIS and MLC

  • AFCA complaints resolution rules, independent assessor terms approved

  • FASEA shutting down so-called FASEA-approved courses

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