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Picking up the pieces after the Royal Commission

In this opinion piece for Financial Standard magazine, Lifespan CEO, Eugene Ardino, discusses the fallout from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and what the future might hold. There is no doubt that some of the Royal Commission findings have been harrowing and shocking. Some instances of terrible […]

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Trailing commissions are not the problem

Lifespan CEO, Eugene Ardino, says a ban on grandfathered trailing commissions would be of no value to clients, in this exclusive interview with ifa magazine. Speaking to ifa, Lifespan chief executive Eugene Ardino said calls from regulators and industry associations to ban grandfathered trailing commissions did not factor in all of the consequences that clients […]

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Lifespan announced as a finalist in the IFA Excellence Awards – Dealership of the Year

It is our pleasure to announce that Lifespan Financial Planning was recently selected as a finalist for the IFA Excellence Awards 2015 for the category ~ Company Awards / Dealer Group of the Year The ifa Excellence Awards are an industry first and are the only industry awards dedicated exclusively to boutique and Privately owned […]

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Super allocations leave ‘investors at risk’

Australian super funds are falling behind global best practice on asset allocation strategy, leaving many pre-retirees at risk, argues a newly released academic paper. The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) has released the results of a study conducted by Macquarie University professors Geoffrey Kingston and Lance Fisher, which has raised a number of […]

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