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23 Aug 2014 (AFR) – Training won’t stop crooked financial advisers

(23 August 2014, AFR, p6, Duncan Hughes) ‘Improvements to financial advisers’ training and education will do little to weed-out potential crooks and could cause academic arbitrage as candidates shop around for the easiest assessment, warn industry insiders.’ Read more at (might need AFR login access) Advertisements

5 Jul 2014 (AFR) – Public education key to curbing investment grief

[COMMENT: Is this suggestion likely to addressany of the issues? and make a difference to the majority of investors?] (5 July 2014, AFR, p22, Alan Mitchell) ‘It took headlines alleging misbehaviour at Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFPL) to expose the governance failures at the mighty Commonwealth Bank of Australia.’ <snipped…> Basic guidance required ‘The financial sector … Continue reading