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Section 1 Establish the relationship with the client and identify their objectives, needs and financial situation
Section 1 Part A — Establish relationship
Apart from the initial contact with the Davidsons at your retirement seminar, you have met with them twice in order to gather the information you need to assess their situation and provide them with advice.
Briefly explain at least five (5) strategies you are likely to use with a client in order to ensure that they are comfortable with you and the interview process. (200 words)
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Section 1 Part B — Adviser obligations
Referring directly to yourself and your licensee, explain what an FSG is and why it is necessary. Provide details of the law you must comply with and the information the FSG must contain, including your complaints procedure. (250 words)
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Section 1 Part C — Tax and cash flow
Using the information you have gathered from your clients (i.e. the information provided in the case study and fact finder), complete the table below and determine their cash flow position and annual savings capacity.
You can assume that the clients have no tax deductions or liabilities other than those stated in the case study or fact finder.
Section 1 Table 2
Tax calculation Nathan Mary Combined Comments
Income from employment
Salary or income from employment
Salary sacrifice
Salary after salary sacrifice
Rental income
Unfranked dividends
Franked dividends
Franking (imputation) credits
Interest
Other income (e.g. taxable benefits, trust income, investment income)
Capital gains 1 yr
Capital gains 1 yr
Tax-free component of capital gains
Assessable income
Deductible expenses
Donations
Income protection insurance
Business overheads insurance
Other
Taxable income
Tax on taxable income
Non-refundable tax offsets (e.g. LITO/SAPTO)
Medicare levy
Medicare levy surcharge
Franking rebate
Refundable rebates and offsets
Total tax
Cash flow Nathan Mary Combined Comment
Salary less any salary sacrificed amount
Total expenses
Total income received before tax less total expenses
Total tax payable from tax table above
Total net cash flow
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Section 2 Analyse client objectives, needs, financial situation and risk profile to develop appropriate strategies and solutions
Section 2 Part A — Gaps in information
Identify any gaps in your data collection based on the fact finder in Appendix 1 and the summary of information provided. From the interviews, are there any other issues that would need to be followed up with Nathan and Mary? (100 words)
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Section 2 Part B — Risk profile
Identify the Davidsons’ likely risk profile based on the information they have provided. Identify any concerns that you may have with their responses compared with the information in the case study.
• Suggest questions you could use to clarify the responses.
• Justify why you do or do not think that the score and the resulting risk profile category is an accurate reflection of their tolerance to risk, and decide on a profile for each. (250 words)
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Section 2 Part C — Strategies
Summarise appropriate retirement strategies for Nathan and Mary.
• Consider superannuation and non-superannuation assets and strategies.
• Provide a detailed explanation of why you consider these assets and strategies to be appropriate.
• Include the lump sum amount that Nathan and Mary will need at retirement to achieve their income goal, and strategies to help them reach that goal.
• Provide a summary of other recommendations that you will include in your SOA for Nathan and Mary. (500 words)
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Section 3 Address clients’ questions and concerns about superannuation matters
Section 3 Part A — Product research
Nathan and Mary have stated they are happy with their current superannuation funds. If, however, it is requested, provide a summary of the type of research you would conduct to ensure the suitability of these funds for the clients’ future retirement needs. (250 words)
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Section 3 Part B — Client queries on superannuation contributions
Nathan and Mary have a number of questions about superannuation contributions after the seminar they attended and as a result of their research. Respond to their questions, basing your answer on their personal situation. You may be required to re-educate the clients where they are confused or misunderstand the superannuation rules.
Question 1
Nathan is confused about taxation of superannuation contributions. He has friends who write a cheque, send it to their superannuation fund and claim a tax deduction. He asks:
Am I correct in assuming that we can both claim personal tax deductions for any superannuation contributions we make? Could you explain the tax deduction rules
that apply to our situations, how much can we contribute and when we can start?
Answer Nathan’s questions. (250 words)
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Question 2
Mary asks:
We read an article recently that said Nathan can split the superannuation contributions he makes to my superannuation account. Is that correct, and if so, how does it work?
Answer Mary’s question. (150 words)
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Question 3
Nathan is concerned about tax payable if they invest any of their cash savings into superannuation. He says:
I’ve heard that some people have had to pay tax on superannuation contributions at the highest tax rates. How can we be sure we won’t fall into that trap?
Answer Nathan’s question. (150 words)
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Section 3 Part C — Client queries on superannuation benefit payments
Question 1
Mary asks:
When and how can we access our superannuation? Can we get it if we are still working?
Explain the rule that applies in their circumstances. Explain when and under what circumstances they will be able to access their superannuation. (200 words)
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Question 2
Nathan asks:
I understand that we are too young to access our superannuation any time soon. In general terms, please explain how we would be taxed right now if we were old enough and retiring and we took our money out as a lump sum. I don’t want to commit to something that will work against us.
Discuss the situation if the lump sum was taken at retirement after age 60 and just before age 60. Include a brief explanation of components of the lump sum, how they are taxed and any other matters relating to them? (200 words)
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Question 3
Mary asks:
I don’t like the idea of paying lump sum tax and then losing some benefits. Tell us more about these income stream options. How do they work? What are the rules that apply and how much tax do we pay if we were to commence an income stream now or could we access our superannuation now?
Discuss this in broad terms and explain the situation immediately before and after reaching age 60. Assume Mary and Nathan will continue to work until age 60 and then retire. (300 words)
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Section 4 Present appropriate strategies and solutions to the client and negotiate a financial plan, policy or transaction. Provide ongoing service where requested by the client
You must now prepare an SOA based on the recommendations made, which will be used to record this advice (including amendments, if any) for Nathan and Mary. Remember that the SOA must be of a standard that is compliant and would be suitable to present to a client.
Important instructions
• What to submit: You have been provided with cash flow templates to use for the assignment SOA. Please include them with your submission.
• Template SOAs and SOA preparation software: Do not use the sample SOA published by ASIC as a basis for your submission. The use of financial planning software and dealer templates to prepare your SOA is also not permitted. Submissions that exhibit excessive reliance on SOA templates may be considered to be plagiarism or collaboration, and may not be considered to be a reasonable attempt at the assignment.
• Assumptions: You must list the assumptions used in your SOA in your assignment submission. These will generally include:
– any assumptions you have made regarding missing background information on the clients
– any assumptions you have used to calculate future income from your recommended investments
– any assumptions used for fees and premiums relating to the products you have recommended.
• Strategy advice: You must provide specific strategy recommendations in the following areas based on the information given:
– wealth creation strategies to meet retirement needs
– personal investments
– strategies using superannuation
– asset allocation.
Use the information on each of these areas given in the subject notes to provide reasons for each of the strategies recommended.
• Product advice: Specific product recommendations are not required; however, you do need to make and justify any recommendations of the type of product(s) selected for the client’s consideration.
You have been told the clients are happy with their current superannuation funds and do not require any specific advice on their current personal insurance arrangements. However, it is expected that you will provide in the ‘Things to consider section’ of the SOA, appropriate comments about any issues you have identified with these areas and their future estate planning needs.
• Cash flow projections: You must include detailed cash flow tables using Appendices 1 and 2 as a template, showing Mary and Nathan’s situation before and after your recommendations. These should be included as Appendices 1 and 2 to your SOA.
• Recommendations: You should include superannuation projections up to the retirement age of your clients before and after your recommendations as Appendix C to your SOA. In addition, please show that your strategy will enable your clients to meet their retirement income goal for 21 years (based on Nathan living to age 84 and Mary to age 85).
The SOA template
An SOA has been commenced for Nathan and Mary Davidson, using the data collected in the interviews, their fact finder and their risk profile. You must complete the remaining sections in the SOA as directed. The SOA starts on the following page. Please review the sample case study and the text as a guide to completing your SOA.
Statement of advice
Prepared for
Nathan and Mary Davidson
Prepared by
Your name
Authorised Representative Number: 66666
AR address
AR contact details
Authorised Representative of
EANWB Financial Planning
ABN: 1010101010
Australian Financial Services Licensee
Licence No. 101010
Head office: 88 Money Lane, Accumulation.
You are entitled to receive a statement of advice (SOA) whenever we provide you with any personal financial advice. Personal financial advice is advice that takes into account any one or more of your objectives, financial situation and needs.
This SOA is a record of the personal financial advice provided to you and includes information on the basis on which this advice is given, information about fees and commissions and any interests or associations which might influence the advice.
If this advice includes a recommendation to you to acquire a particular financial product, other than securities, or an offer to issue or arrange the issue of a financial product to you, we will also provide you with a product disclosure statement containing information about the particular product to help you make an informed decision about that product.
Be aware that the advice contained in the following SOA is valid for a period of 30 days only. If the plan is not implemented within this time, it will need to be reviewed for accuracy.
Executive summary
In this section, you need to provide your client with a concise summary of:
• their situation
• their objectives
• your recommended strategy to achieve the objectives
• the outcomes your client can expect from adopting the strategy.
The client should be able to read this executive summary and understand the advice you are giving and the reason/s underpinning the advice, and be able to determine whether or not their goals have been achieved. There should be sufficient detail to allow the client to make a decision, taking into account any risk/s involved and your fees. It should be written without using jargon and in clear, unambiguous language, and be appropriate to their level of financial understanding.
Your situation
Summarise your clients’ current situation. Provide a brief statement about their family, employment, health, asset and debt position. (150 words)
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Your objectives
List your clients’ objectives (i.e. their financial and non-financial goals, objectives and needs). Nathan and Mary expressed a desire to address their immediate needs and medium and long-term objectives. Summarise these in point form for Nathan and Mary to confirm. (100 words)
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Summary of our strategy and recommendations
For the short term — up to one year
Summarise your recommendations for your clients’ short-term goals. Present the strategies in point form to provide a quick picture of your intentions.
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For the medium term — two to five years
Summarise your recommendations for your clients’ medium-term goals. Include strategies that cannot be considered immediately or require monitoring.
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For the long term — more than five years
This is where you need to summarise your recommendations for your clients’ long-term goals.
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Summary of expected outcomes if you implement our advice
For example:
Should you proceed with the recommendations contained within this report, we estimate that:
• You will reduce your debt by $XYZ and/or save $ABC.
• You will build wealth in non-superannuation assets to $Y through regular contribution of $X.
• Your objective of yyy will be achieved by…
• Align the outcomes with the objectives.
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Risks in our advice
Identify both financial and non-financial risks that can impact the desired outcome.
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Refer to the sample SOA for examples of relevant descriptions that should be included here and under each subheading below. Include risks that are specific to your strategies.
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Summary of our fees and commissions
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Your next steps
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Refer to the sample SOA for examples of relevant descriptions that should be included here.
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Body
While this section contains similar headings as the executive summary, the information provided is more detailed and supports the recommendations made. As with the executive summary, it should be written without using jargon and in clear, unambiguous language, and be appropriate to your client’s level of financial understanding.
Important information about you
This section contains information about you that we used in preparing our advice, such as:
• your reasons for seeking advice
• what you would like to achieve
• your personal and financial information.
Present position
Your reasons for seeking advice
Outline why the clients sought advice.
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What you would like to achieve
Summarise here what you understand to be your clients’ main objectives.
Following our discussions, here is what I understand to be your main objectives and needs:
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Your personal and financial information
Listed below is a summary of your relevant personal and financial details that you have provided.
Personal information
Personal details
Fill the gaps
Client 1 Client 2
First name(s) Nathan Mary
Surname Davidson Davidson
Age
Marital status Married Married
Health status
Smoker status Non-smoker Non-smoker
Employment status Permanent Part-time
Employer name
Occupation Sales representative Marketing consultant
Annual salary $140,000 $70,600
Summarise the discussion points that could/need to be raised here.
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Children and dependant details
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Your existing insurance
Fill any gaps.
Personal insurance
Car insurance
Home contents Insurance
Health insurance
Your existing estate planning
Summarise the clients’ existing estate planning provisions here.
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Financial information
Current income and expenses details
Income and expenses
Complete the table:
Nathan Mary Total
Assessable income
Net tax payable
Yearly expenses
Estimated surplus
Discussion points:
From the table you have prepared and your cash flow analysis, identify questions you will need to ask about their income, lifestyle, expenses and intentions, before you start preparing your strategies. What are the gaps? (100 words)
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Assets and liabilities
Value Liability Net value
Home
Home contents
Motor vehicles
Personal assets
Employer superannuation — Nathan
Employer superannuation — Mary
Savings account
Investment assets
Net worth
Discussion points:
Prepare discussion points you will use to obtain a better understanding about how your clients see their situation and future. What are their attitudes to debt, personal assets, investments and superannuation assets that can assist you with your advice? What are the gaps? (100 words)
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Incomplete and/or inaccurate information warning
Note that if, for any reason, the information on which our advice is based is incomplete or inaccurate, then it may not be appropriate. Before acting on the advice, you should consider its appropriateness in light of your particular circumstances, needs and objectives.
Your risk profile
In this section, you need to provide:
• an overview of the different risk profiles
• the risk/return characteristics of various asset classes
• the client’s risk profile including the appropriate mix of assets (the asset allocation) for the client’s risk profile, the appropriate investment return time horizon for that profile and any specific concerns. Discuss their attitudes to investing and any other experience or interests that can support your assessment.
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Strategy recommendations
This section tells you:
• what our advice is and why it is appropriate for you
• reasons for our recommendations
• what you need to consider and any risks associated with our advice.
Read this section carefully and ask me if you have any questions.
Recommended action — first year
You will use your findings from the analysis you did in the assignment above as the basis for the information you will need to provide in this section.
For each recommendation below discuss the reasons, risks, advantages and disadvantages.
All recommendations should be listed here. They are to include investment and debt management recommendations. You are not required to provide specific advice to your client about their estate planning needs. However, if after analysis of their situation you believe that advice is required, you need to explain what advice they should seek and why.
Concept. If you use technical terms or concepts in your discussion explain what the terms mean. For example, do not assume they know what ‘gearing’ or ‘franking’ means
Note: You do not have to complete all of the recommendation boxes below. You can add more boxes if required.
Recommendation 1
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Recommendation 2
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Recommendation 3
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Recommendation 4
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Things you should consider
In this section briefly discuss strategies that you did not recommend that could be considered at another time and how they could benefit the clients.
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Refer to the sample SOA for examples of relevant descriptions that should be included here and under each subheading below.
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Retirement planning
Briefly state what has been achieved with your strategies and highlight what still needs to be addressed or reviewed.
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Estate planning
You have recorded the clients’ estate planning details for completeness of information gathered in the fact finder. You have explained that you cannot provide legal advice. However, if you see deficiencies in their current structure, discuss them briefly and suggest a course of action. (100 words)
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Taxation issues
My strategies and recommendations have had the following impact on your tax position:
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Recommended asset allocation
Proposed asset allocation
Your investment assets are invested across various asset classes. The table below summarises:
• weight: the proposed asset allocation resulting from our recommendations
• risk profile weight: the recommended asset allocation for your investment risk profile
• variance (weight): the variance between the recommended and proposed asset allocation.
Asset allocation after implementation of recommendations
Asset allocation Weight Risk profile weight Variance (weight)
Defensive assets
Australian cash Answer here Answer here Answer here
Australian fixed interest Answer here Answer here Answer here
International fixed interest Answer here Answer here Answer here
Total for defensive assets Answer here Answer here Answer here
Growth assets
Australian equities Answer here Answer here Answer here
Australian property Answer here Answer here Answer here
International equities Answer here Answer here Answer here
International property Answer here Answer here Answer here
Total for growth assets Answer here Answer here Answer here
Grand total Answer here Answer here Answer here
Comments on proposed asset allocation versus your risk profile
You need to explain the reason for any large (greater than 10%) variances here. Refer to the sample SOA for a discussion on variances. Discuss how the situation will change over time.
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Investment product recommendations
Product recommendations
Note that I can only recommend products on our recommended list, which has been approved by
EANWB Financial Planning.
Use the space below to list the products that you are recommending Nathan and Mary invest in and those that they already have that you recommend they keep.
Nathan and Mary Davidson, following our investment strategy, we recommend that you invest in the following products:
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Relevant research material and product disclosure statements (PDSs) are attached for your attention. It is important that you read these documents carefully and contact us if you have any questions or if there are areas of the document that you do not fully understand. All of these products are on our approved recommended list.
Note: You do not need to include these PDSs as part of your assignment. The above statement is a standard inclusion in an SOA.
Cooling-off period
Details on the cooling-off period for each product are provided in the PDS.
Disclosure of remuneration, commissions and other benefits
How are we paid?
Commissions and fees — upfront, ongoing and financial planning advice fees
If you are charging SOA preparation fees, implementation fees, ongoing advice fees, or any other non product related fees, you must provide the details here. You may need to source information outside of the subject notes to complete this requirement. However, you can use the examples of how fees are shared between advisers and licensees from the sample SOA if needed.
If you are not charging these fees you may either delete the table below or fill it in with $0 as the fee charged to make it clear.
Fee type Initial fee Initial fee paid to licensee Initial fee paid to adviser
SOA fee Answer here Answer here Answer here
Implementation fee Answer here Answer here Answer here
Ongoing advice fee* Answer here Answer here Answer here
Total Answer here Answer here Answer here
*If the ongoing service fee is charged as a percentage of the product(s), you may use the table below instead. If you are charging a flat fee
or an hourly fee you should use this table.
Investment recommendations
Summarise all of the products that you have recommended to the client here. Refer to the sample SOA for examples of what to include. You will need to source information outside of the subject notes to complete this table, based on the products you have used (or created).
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If you wish to implement the products I have recommended, there may be initial and ongoing fees applicable as detailed below.
Product Initial fee Initial fee paid to licensee Initial fee paid to adviser Ongoing fees
paid to licensee Ongoing fees
paid to adviser
Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here
Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here
Total Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here
Note: Please see the sample SOA for directions on completing the answers in the paragraphs below.
Product providers will also charge a fee for the management of the funds invested in their products. The annual management fee charged by Answer here is Answer here%. The amount you will be charged will depend on the funds you have invested.
For example, $Answer here invested with them will incur a $ Answer here annual management cost.
Commissions
Our policy on taking commissions from product and service providers is summarised below:
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Other fees and benefits
EANWB Financial Planning and I may also receive additional benefits. Where the benefits received are greater than $300 in value, they will be recorded in a register that meets the requirements of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Code of Professional Practice on alternative forms of remuneration. A copy of the register for EANWB Financial Planning is publicly available and can be provided on your request.
Ongoing services
You need to make sure that your client fully understands what you are offering in terms of ongoing service.
Draft an outline of the level of ongoing service you intend to recommend to Nathan and Mary. In your outline, discuss the type of information that you would regularly provide to Nathan and Mary in relation to their financial planning needs. (250 words)
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Ongoing service fee
What would you do to ensure that Nathan and Mary know the specific costs relating to an ongoing service? (100 words)
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Implementation schedule
In order to ensure that your recommendations will be implemented efficiently, you need to ensure that all tasks that need to be completed by both you and the clients are itemised in the schedule. The schedule should highlight the priority of each task, as well as the order of completion. The time frame should be as specific as possible.
Nathan and Mary Davidson, in order to proceed with our recommendations, you will need to complete the steps below:
Action By whom By when
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Note: The recommendations contained in this SOA are current for 30 days only. Please contact me for further discussion if you are unable to act on our recommendation within this time frame.
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Authority to proceed
By signing this authority to proceed, I/we Nathan and Mary Davidson acknowledge the following:
• I/We acknowledge that the information I/we provided in the financial needs analysis has been used to arrive at the recommendations contained in this SOA.
• I/We have read, understood and retained a copy of the SOA prepared by Your name dated Date . This document contains information which accurately summarises my/our current situation, investments and financial objectives.
• I/We have been provided with an EANWB Financial Planning FSG.
• I/We have read and understood the PDSs for the recommended products.
• I/We acknowledge that the product(s) listed in the table below are to be implemented in my/our name/s:
Product(s) Amount
Answer here Answer here
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• I/We wish to make the following change/s to the recommendations within the SOA:
Product(s) Amount
Answer here Answer here
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Answer here Answer here
Signed Date / /
Client Name
Signed Date / /
Client Name
Signed Date / /
Financial Planner
Please note that a cooling-off period may apply to your initial investment or insurance policy.
Refer to the PDS.
Consent to ongoing contact
I/We consent to being contacted by our adviser on an ongoing basis, in line with the agreed ongoing service review structure detailed within this recommendation. My/our preferred hours of contact are between ____ and ____.
Signed Date / /
Client Name
Signed Date / /
Client Name
SOA — Appendix 1 — Current situation
Note: The items listed in this template are indicative only and must be adapted to your clients’ personal circumstances. There may be other relevant income or expense items that are not included in this template. You should add, delete or substitute items where appropriate.
Cash flow statement
Income and expenses
Client 1 Client 2 Notes
Income from employment
Salary
Salary sacrifice (state % if applicable)
Salary after salary sacrifice
Rental income
Unfranked dividends
Franked dividends (state % return if applicable)
Franking (imputation) credits (state franking % if applicable)
Interest (state % return if applicable)
Other income, e.g. taxable benefits
Capital gains 1yr
Capital gains 1yr
Tax-free component of capital gains
Assessable income
Deductible expenses Include income protection premiums if held outside superannuation
Rental expenses, repairs etc.
Taxable income
Tax on taxable income (state year applied)
Non-refundable tax offsets (e.g. LITO/SAPTO)
Medicare levy
Medicare levy surcharge
Franking rebate
Refundable rebates and offsets
Net tax payable
Family cash flow
Client 1 Client 2 Combined
Salary less any salary sacrifice amount
Non-taxable income (e.g. income from superannuation income streams for a person over age 60, Family Tax Benefit)
Interest income
Dividends received (excluding franking credits)
Rental income
Other income
Total income received before tax
Investment expenses
Interest payments
Rental expenses
Other
Living expenses
General living expenses
Home mortgage
Car payment
Credit cards
Holiday
Children’s education
Other loans, e.g. personal
Insurance premiums
Other
Total expenses
Total income received before tax less expenses
Net tax payable from the ‘Income and expenses’ table above
Net cash flow
Assets and liabilities
Asset Owner Value Liabilities Net value Notes
Personal assets
Family home
Home contents
Car 1
Car 2
Other
Total
Investment assets
Investment property
Savings account
Term deposit
Shares
Other
Total
Superannuation assets
Client 1 superannuation
Client 2 superannuation
Total
Net worth
Liabilities
Loan Current debt Percentage deductible Interest only Repayment
Loan
Home loan
Investment property
Other
Total
SOA — Appendix 2 — Post strategy implementation
Note: The items listed in this template are indicative only and must be adapted to your clients’ personal circumstances. There may be other relevant income or expense items that are not included in this template. You should add, delete or substitute items where appropriate.
Cash flow statement
Income and expenses
Client 1 Client 2 Notes
Income from employment
Salary
Salary sacrifice (state % if applicable)
Salary after salary sacrifice
Rental income
Unfranked dividends
Franked dividends (state % return if applicable)
Franking (imputation) credits (state franking % if applicable)
Interest (state % return if applicable)
Other income, e.g. taxable benefits
Capital gains 1yr
Capital gains 1yr
Tax-free component of capital gains
Assessable income
Deductible expenses Include income protection premiums if held outside superannuation
Rental expenses, repairs etc.
Taxable income
Tax on taxable income (state year applied)
Non-refundable tax offsets (e.g. LITO/SAPTO)
Medicare levy
Medicare levy surcharge
Franking rebate
Refundable rebates and offsets
Net tax payable
Family cash flow
Client 1 Client 2 Combined
Salary less any salary sacrifice amount
Non-taxable income (e.g. income from superannuation income streams for a person over age 60, Family Tax Benefit)
Interest income
Dividends received (excluding franking credits)
Rental income
Other income
Total income received before tax
Investment expenses
Interest payments
Rental expenses
Other
Living expenses
General living expenses
Home mortgage
Car payment
Credit cards
Holiday
Children’s education
Other loans, e.g. personal
Insurance premiums
Other
Total expenses
Total income received before tax less expenses
Net tax payable from the ‘Income and expenses’ table above
Net cash flow
Assets and liabilities
Asset Owner Value Liabilities Net value Notes
Personal assets
Family home
Home contents
Car 1
Car 2
Other
Total
Investment assets
Investment property
Savings account
Term deposit
Shares
Other
Total
Superannuation assets
Client 1 superannuation
Client 2 superannuation
Total
Net worth
Liabilities
Loan Current debt Percentage deductible Interest only Repayment
Loan
Home loan
Investment property
Other
Total
SOA — Appendix 3
You can use two methods to calculate and show the clients’ projected superannuation balances based on the strategies recommended.
Firstly, you may use an Excel spreadsheet to project the balance of the clients’ superannuation funds up until the age of retirement (i.e. age 65 for Nathan) before and after your recommendations. You should then show the analysis that demonstrates that the clients can generate $80,000 annually from their superannuation for 21 years.
Use the FV formula in Excel to calculate annual balances for the accumulation and you can also use it to show drawdown of the income in a separate calculation.
Alternatively, depending on the strategies you have recommended, you may use one of the following online financial calculators to assist you in completing these tasks:
• First State Super:
https://supercalcs.com.au/FSS_TransCalc/Home/YourDetails
• Russell Investments:
https://www.yoursupersolution.com.au/Calc/TtrDisclaimer.aspx
• Superfacts Calculator:
https://secure.superfacts.com/calcs/ttr/default.htm?site=mercer#Top0
• Hesta:
https://www.hesta.com.au/resources-calculators/calculators.html
• ASIC’s MoneySmart Calculator:
https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-apps#super
Assumptions:
• Rates of return are net of inflation to project in today’s dollars.
• Rates of return are appropriate to the clients’ risk profiles.
• Rates of return are after fees.
• Ignore contributions tax on SG and salary sacrifice, if any.
• In retirement the clients’ funds are invested in a conservative asset allocation and the rate of return should be no higher than 3% net of fees and inflation.
Please ensure that you use a rate of return that is net of inflation and is appropriate to the clients’ risk profile.
Include details of all assumptions that you have made. You may ignore the impact of contributions tax on the SG and salary sacrifice, if any.
Use a table such as Table 1 below to show the expected financial result of the projections. Use the form of table on the following page (Table 1(a)) to complete the list of assumptions.
Table 1 Superannuation account balance projections
Current situation After recommended strategy
Nathan’s age Nathan’s account balance at
year end Mary’s account balance at
year end Combined account balance Nathan’s account balance at
year end Mary’s account balance at
year end Combined account balance
54
Table 1(a) Assumptions relating to Table 1 above
Value Nathan: Current Mary: Current Nathan: Strategy recommendations Mary: Strategy recommendations
Contribution amount: SG and any other payment (pmt)
Contribution frequency
Rate = the rate of return of the fund, net of inflation and fees
Hints for using the FV formula in Excel to predict account balances
• Nper = either 1 for annual or 12 for monthly contributions
• PV = value of the superannuation at the end of the previous year and should be entered as a negative value
• rate = annual rate divided by the frequency of contributions
• pmt = the contribution amount and should be a negative value when accumulating funds and positive when funds are being drawn from the superannuation
• type = (can be left blank) indicates that the payments happen at the end of each period.
Table 2 Superannuation income analysis post-retirement
Nathan’s age Combined account balance Assumptions Combined fund
65 Rate of return net of inflation
66 Frequency of drawdown
67 Income p.a. $80,000
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
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Section 5 Agree on the plan, policy or transaction
Section 5 Part A
The SOA has been completed and a meeting has been organised with Nathan and Mary to present the recommendations and, if they agree, to implement them.
Describe the steps that should be followed in presenting this advice to Nathan and Mary. In your answer, you should address at least four (4) of the following requirements regarding presentation of advice:
• The order in which you present the information.
• What backup information and documents might you need?
• Any risks associated with the solution.
• Two (2) questions that the Davidsons are likely to ask you, and the answers you will give.
• The language you will use to present the strategy to Nathan and Mary. (400 words)
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Section 5 Part B
Suggest a minimum of two concerns that the Davidsons might have about the strategy that you have proposed. Explain how you would address each of these concerns. (100 words)
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Section 5 Part C
Assume the recommended superannuation strategy for Nathan is to commence salary sacrificing into his superannuation fund. What information pertaining to a salary sacrifice arrangement would you recommend be confirmed between Nathan and his employer and how should this be recorded to ensure that the arrangement is correctly implemented? (75 words)
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Section 5 Part D
In the checklist below, list six (6) key actions &/or documentation and record who should complete these throughout the financial planning process with the Davidsons.
Answer here
Checklist — client name
Action/Documentation Who will action

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Section 5 Part E
You will need the help of a colleague to implement the agreed upon recommendations. Prepare a short email for your colleague that introduces the clients, broadly summarises the advice, and explains to them the actions needed to implement the recommendations. Include a list (dot point) of documents you will attach to assist your colleague in performing the implementation. Use the information recorded in the Implementation Schedule to assist you with this task. (150 words)
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