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Jacqui Henderson | 17 Mar, 2017

Edtech can tame regulatory tsunami

Higher qualifications and ongoing training have the power to transform financial advice, but the industry is yet to realise the full potential of educational technology (edtech) innovation and its applications to this sector.

Jacqui Henderson | 15 Mar, 2017

Better educated, tech enabled: advice in 2020

Adviser education standards recently set in law demonstrate again a fundamental truth of our era: regulation imposed by government - yielding to consumer pressure - continues to be a most disruptive force in the financial services sector, especially for financial advisers.

Jacqui Henderson | 27 Jan, 2017

Soon, AI will change everything; be ready when it does

Artificial intelligence is the next big thing. The impact for financial advice and advisers is positive, profound and, I have to say, imminent. When global information technology research firm Gartner issued its strategic technology predictions for 2017 last October, artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning themes led the top 10.

Jacqui Henderson | 22 Nov, 2016

How financial planning automation can help offset Australia’s 492 per cent regulation boom (and restore a little trust)

Our compulsive-obsessive regulatory disorder has added complexity and expense to most financial services interactions while doing little to restore fundamental public trust in the industry. So how should we rein in regulatory inflation without popping what remains of the consumer confidence in financial services?
 

Jacqui Henderson | 26 Sep, 2016

What ASIC must learn about robo advice from the driverless car industry

It draws an interesting parallel: the potential standoff between the White House and Silicon Valley and other traditional car manufacturers, reflects what is currently shaping up between Australia’s corporate cop and a swag of digital advice providers operating everything from online calculators to complex cloud-based financial algorithms.

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Jacqui Henderson | 17 Aug, 2016

Why robo advice is a furphy (and Pokémon Go is not an Olympic sport)

Linking the terms ‘robo’ and ‘advice’ together is to me the same as saying Pokémon Go qualifies as an Olympic sport. The elasticity of definitions is the central point of this blog, and the reason why I believe the hype around so-called ‘robo advice’ has gone unchecked and needs a referral to the fact department.

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