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Articles of interest and a point of View.

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Lifespan is recognised as a strong industry participant and was a finalist for Dealership of the Year in the 2020 IFA Excellence Awards. 

We’ve created a series of interesting articles on a range of financial services topics, presenting our point of view on what’s happening in the industry. We’ve also collected a few favourites from the broader market that may be of interest to you.

We also encourage you to listen to our podcast series, Lifespan Live which discusses the key issues facing financial services licensees, financial advisers, and their clients. You can listen here.

Adviser Articles & News

Growing your financial advice practice in 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 reshaped everything for financial advisers; from the way you do business to the financial landscape. The crisis highlighted the value you can add in helping clients to navigate turbulent markets, providing reassurance, compassion and understanding.
With the market for advice shifting, 2021 is the perfect opportunity for you to take some time to reshape your business model.

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Challenges and opportunities for financial advisers

Challenges and opportunities for financial advisers in 2021

After a year of challenge, advisers might be hesitant to acknowledge that 2021 might prove to be more of a mirage rather than the promised land of calm that many had hoped for.
Despite all of 2020’s trials and tribulations, the financial planning community triumphed.
2021 looms as a time in which advisers will again find themselves challenged by circumstances beyond their control, but not their capabilities. As ever, with great challenges come great opportunities.

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25 years and beyond with Lifespan Financial Planning

For more than 25 years Lifespan Financial Planning has helped advisers and their clients build a better future for themselves. This is the story of Lifespan’s first quarter of a century, and its plan to grow into the future.

When John Ardino started Lifespan Financial Planning in 1994, he wanted to be independent of the big institutions which dominated the wealth management industry.

“The catalyst was the desire to have my own advice firm and to service advisers and accountants who wanted to enter the field. I wanted to control my own destiny,” he says.

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IFA Excellence Awards 2020

There is no doubt that 2020 has been challenging, however at Lifespan we have continued to grow and support quality advice businesses, and this was recognised last Thursday night, with Eugene Ardino, Lifespan Financial Planning Chief Executive winning the Dealer Group Executive of the Year at the IFA Excellence Awards 2020.

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Let’s make the Retirement Income Review Worthwhile

The federal government has appointed a panel to undertake a review of the three pillars of the Australian retirement income system: the age pension, the superannuation guarantee (SG) and voluntary contributions. Here are the key issues I believe the review panel should highlight for further attention.

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How the ban on adviser commissions could hit hip pockets

The federal government might have voted against a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry 26 times but it’s making up for lost time.

This month the Senate passed the first substantive stand-alone piece of legislation relating to issues raised by the royal commission. The bill ends the payment of product commissions from fund managers, super funds, insurers and other financial product providers to financial planners and advisers.

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Your Personal Wealth, Autumn 2021

We talked previously about equity markets rallying in anticipation of the vaccine rollout and the positive impact of the gradual reopening of economies. The global vaccine rollout is now well underway.

Your Personal Wealth, Summer 2020

As we reach the close of 2020, it’s important to reflect and appreciate the resilience and strength demonstrated this year, and look forward to the
opportunity that 2021 offers all of us.

Your Personal Wealth, Spring 2020

Global and domestic shares have rallied strongly from the lows of late March 2020. Markets have been encouraged by the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions across many regions.

Your Personal Wealth, Winter 2020

Markets rebound off the back of COVID-19, however the resultant rapid increase in the frequency of trading sees regulators express their concerns.

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