Minister defends controversial ethics test for stockbrokers (artcile in TheAge)

Financial Plannig industry consultant Joel Ronchi has been running training programs for stockbrokers over the past few months after hearing that fail rates of between 50 and 60 per cent were commonplace among top firms. “The exam is very broad where brokers’ focus is very narrow traditionally. They’re being asked to consider a whole range …

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FASEA exam tips, the professional year and why financial advisers will see a pay increase (RISE PPL)

FASEA can be seen as a bit of ‘white noise’ to Paraplanners but in this episode, we talk bigger picture on the long term impact of the new regulations within the financial advice industry. The FASEA Standards will see a lot of movement both from exiting advisers and new entrants to the industry which will …

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Advice documentation a major exam problem area

Knowledge on advice documentation has been the biggest recurring problem area with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) exam.  In the last four exams, advisers had difficulties demonstrating knowledge of the components of key advice documentation that was provided to the client. Joel Ronchi, myIntegrity in Practice principal consultant, said advisers might not …

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FASEA Standards Newsletter (MARCH 2021 Edition)

In the MARCH 2021 Edition of our FASEA Standards Newsletter, we discuss: FASEA Exam:  Why can’t I PASS the FASEA Exam? Preparation & Confidence is the KeyOver the past 18 months, I have had numerous conversations with financial advisers, accountants and stockbrokers who are beside themselves with fear – fear of not passing an exam, fear of …

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FASEA Exam Masterclass – FASEA CODE of ETHICS Overview

https://vimeo.com/521546707 SNEAK PEEK VIDEO… Here’s some feedback from Advisers who attended our recent Masterclass held on 5th & 6th March…. * “Thank you Joel – very helpful. Without this guide, navigating the course curriculum would have been a nightmare.” * “Thanks for today Joel. Great course and solid content. Fingers crossed and head down now!!!” …

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FASEA Exam Masterclass – CORPORATIONS ACT explained

https://vimeo.com/521546552 SNEAK PEEK VIDEO… Here’s some feedback from Advisers who attended our recent Masterclass held on 5th & 6th March…. “Hi Joel – Just to say thank to you… The last two days have been so useful, very pleased I enrolled.” “Thanks for everything thus far, have got a lot out of the course.” ** …

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FASEA Standards Newsletter (FEBRUARY 2021 Edition)

In the FEBRUARY 2021 Edition of our FASEA Standards Newsletter, we discuss: ASIC Wins:  Westpac loses “personal advice” case in High Court When a marketing campaign becomes adviceWestpac claimed the conversations between its personnel and the superannuation fund members fell within the framework of general advice. The High Court disagreed. New Entrants / Advisers:  Career Pathways – …

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Financial Advisers need to think like ENTREPRENUERS

The term entrepreneurial describes the ability to see opportunities that others miss and the courage to take calculated risks to push an organisation forward. Entrepreneurs are innovative because they aren’t limited by conventional thinking. Advisers have been conditioned to operate inside boundaries set by the industry and their Australian Financial Services Licensee (AFSL). Few stray …

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