It’s pretty common knowledge some financial planners – I stress some, definitely not all – have struggled in the past to put the best interests of their clients before their own.
In the wake of the 2018 Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry some changes have been made to the conduct and ethical standards applying to Financial Planners. It’s probably been long overdue given the way the banks have used aligned financial planners to distribute their products over the years.
The standards are governed by the Financial Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). The 12 ethical standards are:
Of course there are thousands upon thousands of words behind each of the standards but the meaning is clear. No longer will financial planners be able to recommend products and advice that aren’t in the best interests of the client no matter how they dress it up.
It’s great news for the industry and the clients we serve.
If you would like to discuss these ethical standards further, give the team at Steve May a call and start a conversation today.
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