Author and former financial adviser Russell Collins has received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to business, particularly to the financial planning industry. “I am extremely honoured to have received the Order of Australia Medal,” Mr Colllins said. “Financial advising…Read More
Renowned risk specialist, Russell Collins, provides his own perspective on Australia’s underinsurance dilemma. Responding to Riskinfo publisher, Peter Sobels, in relation to a poll addressing underinsurance, Russell takes a step back to reflect on the nature of an unresolved issue that has been present in our community for decades prior to the implementation of recent regulatory mandates such as the LIF and FASEA reforms.
MDRT Thanks Russell Collins for Participation at Annual Meeting ConneXion ZoneRead More
Russell Collins presents at the MDRT Annual conference in VancouverRead More
Commencing in the 1970’s, and maturing throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, many advisers who adopted the mantle of ‘financial planner’, wanted to generate a different image in the eyes of their clients than that held by many consumers who saw them as purely sales-driven operators.Read More
I believe the most powerful question you can ask in the first meeting with a single person is ‘What would you regard as your most valuable asset? ‘It is important that you ask this question in the context of discussing their assets/liabilities.Read More
In the last 37 years I have had relatively few disability claims. However, in the last two years I have had to handle three claims, all for depression, and these particular claims – because they are emotion oriented have given me a very valuable insight into the claims process.Read More