In this article Sophie Temperton discusses some of the unintended consequences of the royal commission that may have inadvertently created a worse outcome for clients. These include conservative recommendations by lawyers that ignore what is actually best for the end client, low product fees becoming more important than the most appropriate product and product providers cross subsidising this race to the bottom on fees with their long-term clients paying much higher fees than new clients.
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