Overview – Monday – June 7

10:30am – 10:45am

REGISTRATION

10:45am – 10:55am

WELCOME

10:55am – 11:30am

TIME TO RETHINK THE RULES

The President of the Australian Law Reform Commission asks what industry expects from a redesign of the rules as she outlines the scope and purpose of the agency’s review of the Corporations Act.

Hon Justice SC Derrington

President, Australian Law Reform Commission

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:30am – 12:15pm

CAUGHT BETWEEN PRINCIPLES AND PRESCRIPTION: THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

Licensees, advisers, product and services providers come together to confront the challenges the advice industry faces delivering quality and affordable advice under the current legislative and regulatory framework while providing insights into the solutions and pathways being created to make advice delivery more efficient in a post-professionalised context. 

Bryce Quirk

General manager, advice relationships, Colonial First State

Tom Redacliffe

Director, Encore Advisory Group

Kerry Thomas

Head of compliance, risk & governance, Madison Financial

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

12:15pm – 1:00pm

ADVICE FOR THE DECADE TO COME: WORKSHOP

An opportunity for senior leaders from across the advice community to collaborate in working groups around a series of key themes including regulation, business models, technology, education and culture to reinvigorate the professionalism and performance of advice in Australia.

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm – 2:20pm

SUPERANNUATION’S PURPOSE AND INTERACTION WITH ADVICE

A fireside chat with Dr Don Russell, the chief of staff to Paul Keating during the inception of the superannuation guarantee, covering the vision, progress and challenges within the institution as it nears it’s 30th birthday.

Don Russell

Chair, Australian Super

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

2:20pm – 2:45pm

Superannuation’s next steps into advice

The next steps superannuation funds individually and collectively take in their advice strategies will have a major impact on the quality and affordability of advice in Australia.. Senior superannuation industry participants talk about the risks and benefits of both owning advice as well as partnering with established advice providers in an environment where policy and regulation remain in flux.

Adrian Gervasoni

Executive manager of advice solutions, Industry Fund Services

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

2:45pm – 3:30pm

ADVICE AFFORDABILITY: SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

The advice gap between those that want and need guidance and the ease of delivery continue to widen as regulations add to the cost. This session considers the collaborations around compliance, consent and distribution which could confer the efficiencies and scale with which advice is offered across Australia.

Michael Blomfield

Chief commercial officer, IRESS

Chair

Laurence Parker-Brown

Institutional content producer, Conexus Financial

3:30pm – 4:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00pm – 4:45pm

TALKING WITH TREASURY

A senior Treasury representative involved in work the Government is doing to prepare the 2022 review of financial advice regulation lays out the agency’s priorities and perspectives before participating in an interactive Q&A session.

Stephen Hallyburton

Director, insurance and financial intermediaries branch, The Treasury Department

Mohita Zaheed

Assistant secretary, insurance and financial intermediaries branch, The Treasury Department

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

4:45pm – 5:30pm

LICENSEES LEADING INTO THE FUTURE

Formed and developed at past iterations of the conference, the Licensee Leadership Forum has evolved to become a robust and thoughtful mechanism to develop collegial plans around the future for the industry. This session will explore the challenges around regulation, business models and the role of this community in offering a uniting voice.

Matt Fogarty

Chief executive officer, Fitzpatrick Private Wealth

Nathan Jacobsen

Managing director, Easton Investments

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

5:30pm

CONFERENCE CLOSE - DAY ONE

6:30pm – 7:15pm

FIRESIDE CHAT, LILIANFELS

The nation's largest two employers of advisers consider the challenges and opportunities of addressing Australia’s need for financial guidance in a post product distribution world.

Scott Hartley

Chief executive, AMP Australia

Renato Mota

Chief executive, IOOF

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

7:15pm – 9:30pm

CONFERENCE DINNER - DARLEYS RESTAURANT

Day 2 – Tuesday – June 8

9:00am – 9:05am

WELCOME

9:05am – 9:30am

WHO IS BEING SERVED? THE ADVICE INDUSTRY IN 2030

Drawing on reforms and discourse in Australia as well as comparisons with other jurisdictions such as the UK and USA, this session considers the impact of an ill-defined ‘advised’ client can have on the wealth management sector.

Pamela Hanrahan

Professor of commercial law and regulation, UNSW

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

9:30am – 9:55am

MAKING ADVICE WORK: THE REGULATOR’S VIEW

ASIC will offer learnings from the advice affordability project, recent industry engagement and the key takeaways from the pandemic around volatility, lockdowns and increasingly digital delivery mechanisms.

Danielle Press

Commissioner, ASIC

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

9:55am – 10:35am

NEW MODELS FOR THE NEW NORMAL: MONETISING ADVICE

This conversation will analyse different business models from across the advice community that offer a profitable roadmap for the future.

Paul Barrett

Chief executive officer, AZ Next Generation Advisory

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

10:35am – 11:00am

MORNING TEA

11:00am – 11:20am

FIVE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE: Q&A WITH THE FPA

FPA chief executive Dante de Gori talks through the Financial Planning Association’s five-year plan and his view on the AFSL structure during a Q&A discussion.

Dante De Gori

Chief executive, Financial Planning Association

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:20am – 11:50am

THE FUTURE OF THE CODE OF ETHICS

With FASEA completing its course there are questions about the future of the code and its implementation as it migrates across to the jurisdiction of Treasury and ASIC. This session will consider the implications for licensees with a new regime of compliance and monitoring.

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:50am – 12:35pm

SUPERCHARGING ADVICE WITH TECHNOLOGY

As new ways of advice are designed, technology will be augmented to facilitate more effective and efficient delivery. Hear from those untangling the web of existing and creating new pathways for the presentation of advice.

Andrew Alcock

Chief executive officer, HUB24

Darren Whereat

Chief advice officer, IOOF

Chair

Laurence Parker-Brown

Institutional content producer, Conexus Financial

12:35pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH

1:30pm – 2:15pm

THE STATE OF PLAY: INSIGHTS FROM THE RESEARCH

This keynote session, followed by an interactive Q&A, will raise the empirical evidence from the past twelve months across the industry including adviser numbers, market share and capital adequacy.

Andrew Inwood

Global chief executive, CoreData Group

2:15pm – 3:00pm

THE DIGITAL DECADE: DISRUPTION POST PANDEMIC

As this decade begins we see multiple sectors where incumbent oligopolies and their business models are being rapidly displaced by leaner entities that leverage technologies to new paradigms. This fireside conversation explores the disruption offered by businesses such as Facebook and the role of AI and digitalisation in reshaping our economies.

Stephen Scheeler

Chief executive, the Digital CEO and former chief executive of Facebook Australia

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

3:00pm

CONFERENCE CLOSE

Day 1 – Monday – June 7

10:30am – 10:45am

REGISTRATION

10:45am – 10:55am

WELCOME

10:55am – 11:30am

TIME TO RETHINK THE RULES

The President of the Australian Law Reform Commission asks what industry expects from a redesign of the rules as she outlines the scope and purpose of the agency’s review of the Corporations Act.

Hon Justice SC Derrington

President, Australian Law Reform Commission

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:30am – 12:15pm

CAUGHT BETWEEN PRINCIPLES AND PRESCRIPTION: THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

Licensees, advisers, product and services providers come together to confront the challenges the advice industry faces delivering quality and affordable advice under the current legislative and regulatory framework while providing insights into the solutions and pathways being created to make advice delivery more efficient in a post-professionalised context. 

Bryce Quirk

General manager, advice relationships, Colonial First State

Tom Redacliffe

Director, Encore Advisory Group

Kerry Thomas

Head of compliance, risk & governance, Madison Financial

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

12:15pm – 1:00pm

ADVICE FOR THE DECADE TO COME: WORKSHOP

An opportunity for senior leaders from across the advice community to collaborate in working groups around a series of key themes including regulation, business models, technology, education and culture to reinvigorate the professionalism and performance of advice in Australia.

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm – 2:20pm

SUPERANNUATION’S PURPOSE AND INTERACTION WITH ADVICE

A fireside chat with Dr Don Russell, the chief of staff to Paul Keating during the inception of the superannuation guarantee, covering the vision, progress and challenges within the institution as it nears it’s 30th birthday.

Don Russell

Chair, Australian Super

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

2:20pm – 2:45pm

Superannuation’s next steps into advice

The next steps superannuation funds individually and collectively take in their advice strategies will have a major impact on the quality and affordability of advice in Australia.. Senior superannuation industry participants talk about the risks and benefits of both owning advice as well as partnering with established advice providers in an environment where policy and regulation remain in flux.

Adrian Gervasoni

Executive manager of advice solutions, Industry Fund Services

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

2:45pm – 3:30pm

ADVICE AFFORDABILITY: SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

The advice gap between those that want and need guidance and the ease of delivery continue to widen as regulations add to the cost. This session considers the collaborations around compliance, consent and distribution which could confer the efficiencies and scale with which advice is offered across Australia.

Michael Blomfield

Chief commercial officer, IRESS

Chair

Laurence Parker-Brown

Institutional content producer, Conexus Financial

3:30pm – 4:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00pm – 4:45pm

TALKING WITH TREASURY

A senior Treasury representative involved in work the Government is doing to prepare the 2022 review of financial advice regulation lays out the agency’s priorities and perspectives before participating in an interactive Q&A session.

Stephen Hallyburton

Director, insurance and financial intermediaries branch, The Treasury Department

Mohita Zaheed

Assistant secretary, insurance and financial intermediaries branch, The Treasury Department

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

4:45pm – 5:30pm

LICENSEES LEADING INTO THE FUTURE

Formed and developed at past iterations of the conference, the Licensee Leadership Forum has evolved to become a robust and thoughtful mechanism to develop collegial plans around the future for the industry. This session will explore the challenges around regulation, business models and the role of this community in offering a uniting voice.

Matt Fogarty

Chief executive officer, Fitzpatrick Private Wealth

Nathan Jacobsen

Managing director, Easton Investments

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

5:30pm

CONFERENCE CLOSE - DAY ONE

6:30pm – 7:15pm

FIRESIDE CHAT, LILIANFELS

The nation's largest two employers of advisers consider the challenges and opportunities of addressing Australia’s need for financial guidance in a post product distribution world.

Scott Hartley

Chief executive, AMP Australia

Renato Mota

Chief executive, IOOF

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

7:15pm – 9:30pm

CONFERENCE DINNER - DARLEYS RESTAURANT

Day 2 – Tuesday – June 8

9:00am – 9:05am

WELCOME

9:05am – 9:30am

WHO IS BEING SERVED? THE ADVICE INDUSTRY IN 2030

Drawing on reforms and discourse in Australia as well as comparisons with other jurisdictions such as the UK and USA, this session considers the impact of an ill-defined ‘advised’ client can have on the wealth management sector.

Pamela Hanrahan

Professor of commercial law and regulation, UNSW

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

9:30am – 9:55am

MAKING ADVICE WORK: THE REGULATOR’S VIEW

ASIC will offer learnings from the advice affordability project, recent industry engagement and the key takeaways from the pandemic around volatility, lockdowns and increasingly digital delivery mechanisms.

Danielle Press

Commissioner, ASIC

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

9:55am – 10:35am

NEW MODELS FOR THE NEW NORMAL: MONETISING ADVICE

This conversation will analyse different business models from across the advice community that offer a profitable roadmap for the future.

Paul Barrett

Chief executive officer, AZ Next Generation Advisory

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

10:35am – 11:00am

MORNING TEA

11:00am – 11:20am

FIVE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE: Q&A WITH THE FPA

FPA chief executive Dante de Gori talks through the Financial Planning Association’s five-year plan and his view on the AFSL structure during a Q&A discussion.

Dante De Gori

Chief executive, Financial Planning Association

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:20am – 11:50am

THE FUTURE OF THE CODE OF ETHICS

With FASEA completing its course there are questions about the future of the code and its implementation as it migrates across to the jurisdiction of Treasury and ASIC. This session will consider the implications for licensees with a new regime of compliance and monitoring.

Chair

Matthew Smith

Head of retail content, Conexus Financial

11:50am – 12:35pm

SUPERCHARGING ADVICE WITH TECHNOLOGY

As new ways of advice are designed, technology will be augmented to facilitate more effective and efficient delivery. Hear from those untangling the web of existing and creating new pathways for the presentation of advice.

Andrew Alcock

Chief executive officer, HUB24

Darren Whereat

Chief advice officer, IOOF

Chair

Laurence Parker-Brown

Institutional content producer, Conexus Financial

12:35pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH

1:30pm – 2:15pm

THE STATE OF PLAY: INSIGHTS FROM THE RESEARCH

This keynote session, followed by an interactive Q&A, will raise the empirical evidence from the past twelve months across the industry including adviser numbers, market share and capital adequacy.

Andrew Inwood

Global chief executive, CoreData Group

2:15pm – 3:00pm

THE DIGITAL DECADE: DISRUPTION POST PANDEMIC

As this decade begins we see multiple sectors where incumbent oligopolies and their business models are being rapidly displaced by leaner entities that leverage technologies to new paradigms. This fireside conversation explores the disruption offered by businesses such as Facebook and the role of AI and digitalisation in reshaping our economies.

Stephen Scheeler

Chief executive, the Digital CEO and former chief executive of Facebook Australia

Chair

Colin Tate

Chief executive, Conexus Financial

3:00pm

CONFERENCE CLOSE