In this opinion piece for IFA magazine, Lifespan CEO, Eugene Ardino, argues that banning life insurance commissions as recommended by the Hayne royal commission will be against the public interest as clients will move on to inferior products or drop life insurance cover entirely. Kenneth Hayne’s recommendation in relation to life insurance in his final […]
Lifespan CEO, Eugene Ardino, says the FASEA regime threatens to drive many talented advisers out of the industry.
Lifespan Financial Planning has announced the appointment of Michael Gershkov as its new national practice manager. Gershkov, who joined from InterPrac Financial Planning, had more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to that he was a network development manager at Capstone Financial Planning. Lifespan’s founder and executive chair, John Ardino, with […]
In this opinion piece for Financial Standard magazine, Lifespan CEO Eugene Ardino says many financial advisers are doing themselves a disservice by steering clear of younger clients in the belief that they don’t generally have much to invest and are too young to be interested in retirement planning. Many financial advisers steer clear of younger […]
Now that he’s secured his leadership, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a major opportunity to secure the future viability of the financial advice industry, writes Lifespan Financial Planning CEO Eugene Ardino in this opinion piece for InvestorDaily. Dear Scomo, Firstly, congratulations on your historic election win. I don’t think even you expected to win by […]
In this episode of the IFA Show from 8 May 2019, Lifespan Financial Planning CEO Eugene Ardino analyses the financial advice sector in light of the recent royal commission findings and recommendations.
Promises of radical business transformation have driven the rapid rise of artificial intelligence in the financial advice industry over recent years, writes Lifespan CEO Eugene Ardino in Adviser Innovation. The idea of having a machine that can continually learn on its own and identify and solve complex problems in a nanosecond is extremely alluring. But, […]
In this podcast interview with InvestorDaily, Lifespan CEO Eugene Ardino discusses how the banks have looked to distance themselves from vertical integration by either demerging or selling their wealth businesses.
Lifespan CEO Eugene Ardino addresses industry debate around whether managed discretionary accounts present a conflict of interest for financial advisers, in this opinion piece published in IFA magazine, 18 March 2019. In my opinion, determining whether or not MDAs present a conflict of interest for financial advisers requires an understanding of the structure of the […]
In this piece for Adviser Voice, Lifespan CEO, Eugene Ardino, explains why he became a financial adviser, why he loves the job so much and what makes him proud to be a part of the industry. Like everyone in the financial planning industry, I watched the Royal Commission with a mixture of dismay and incredulity. […]