Hear from the Chrysalis team about what it's like working with us.
About 4 years ago we were looking for a comprehensive compliance service to replace our dealer group offering. Rhett and his team were known to me from my attendance at conferences and his compliance advice involvement with our business. Given the high regard I had for Rhett and his company in terms of their knowledge, integrity and industry specific experience it was a natural choice to engage their services for our AFSL.
Given the hands-on and accessible manner in which Rhett operates his business, we typically receive clear, concise and well-considered responses to our many day-to-day compliance queries same day. This has allowed us to implement the actions we need to take for clients without delay to them or multiple followups to Integrity Compliance. Additionally, Integrity Compliance has created many practical tools that advisers can use to address frequently occurring questions such as when we can/can't use an ROA. These tools have saved us valuable time.
Under guidance from Rhett we have instigated compliance committee meetings with formal agendas and a calendar of critical compliance events to be completed each year. Having formal meetings along with phone access for quick compliance questions has enabled us to reduce the risk of omitting crucial compliance anniversaries. Furthermore, we now have a record of the diligence and policymaking we now apply to compliance and will be able to demonstrate due process if ever required by ASIC.
"For anyone considering using the services of Integrity, we can unreservedly recommend them as being a capable, value-for-money and personalised solution to meet your compliance needs at both the adviser and licensee level. Rhett and his team have the industry experience coupled with the legal qualifications to provide a comprehensive and commercial compliance outcome. We are thankful for the years of practical support, advice and innovation that Integrity have delivered to Chrysalis."
Philip Windsor, Director Financial Advice
Chrysalis Lifestyle Planning
"Understanding what the regulator wants, is all about interpretation. My role is like being an interpreter."
Rhett Das, Managing Director
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Why did you decide to work with Integrity?
"We wanted to work with a group that lived and breathed the same values as us and saw our relationship as a partnership and an extension of our license. We have been working with Rhett and the team now for a year and we really feel like we have learnt so much about how we can continue improving the way we deliver advice to our clients as well as running a license with strong governance at its core."
Gavin Glozier, CEO and Principal
Your Wealth Hub Advice
Being able to get support quickly for our community around ‘what if’ and other hypothetical situations around client scenarios and governance
Having an experienced partner who is across the inner workings of our license that can help us identify risks and have a plan to reduce these.
I would strongly recommend the team to other licenses who value governance and who want to proactively make a difference in their AFSL for their advisers and FP client.
"We bridge the gap between regulator expectations and the reality of giving advice."
Rhett Das, Managing Director
Rhett presents a very rare combination of skill sets and experience. He has worked at a senior level with FOS for quite some years and has also run his own financial planning practice – he is in a unique position as he understands legislation, regulator intentions and the increasing commercial demands on financial advisers. I have without exception found Rhett’s compliance advice to be of a high technical standard – it is comprehensive, thorough and practical. He is at the cutting-edge in his field. The systems and processes Rhett has instituted in our firm will lead to a greater level of protection, a more efficient and robust approach to compliance which we fully expect to convert into a higher multiple being paid come succession time. Rhett’s integrity, timeliness and personable approach makes him a perfect choice for Chrysalis to partner with. I wholeheartedly recommend Rhett to any one who might be looking for a thorough compliance solution for their practice.
Director Financial Advice, Chrysalis Lifestyle Planning
MTIS Private Wealth was established in 2015 and is currently the licensee to a number of authorised representatives. Our business provides financial advice and general advice. It became evident that due to our complex structure which includes advisory services, media services and separately managed accounts business, a stringent compliance regime needed to be in place. We were referred to Integrity Compliance and came to the quick realisation that the team at Integrity Compliance were just what we needed. Their experience was essential in ensuring we remain compliant at all times. Rhett has been at all times available to us in the event we need to run things by him and always happy to assist. Integrity Compliance are a terrific support to the management of MTIS Private. Since engaging Integrity Compliance, we have been able to focus on growing the business with the full confidence that the team stands beside us in meeting our compliance obligations.
Director, Investment Strategists (MTIS)
We have been working with Rhett and iCompliance now since 2016, since we decided to pursue the idea of obtaining our own Australian Financial Services license. Rhett helped us through the process of applying to ASIC for the license and was with us every step of the way until our license was granted and now, iCompliance continues to assist with our ongoing compliance position. The superior knowledge of the law and compliance that Rhett and his team have gives me comfort every day knowing that we are in the right hands and are proceeding down a path that is going to keep us out of trouble and ensure that we always maintain our documentation and compliance to the highest standard of legal, compliance and regulation.
There is never a question that Rhett and the team don’t know the answer to or can’t find the answer to. These guys are an amazing resource to have in your corner. iCompliance makes compliance a breeze with the proactive and innovative approach that Rhett and the team take. I feel in very safe hands with iCompliance.
Footnote: not to mention Rhett is a really top bloke who I’m sure anyone would be happy to call a mate.
RGM Financial Planning engaged the services of Integrity Compliance to assist with AFSL variations and for ongoing Responsible Manager training and compliance support. We previously obtained these services from a large Institutional provider but were dissatisfied with their one-size-fits-all approach. Rhett was referred to us by a professional colleague and we have found the personalised touch and face to face contact very refreshing. Rhett is knowledgeable, approachable and accessible. He and his team deliver a tailored solution at an affordable price. At this stage we couldn’t be happier with the service provided.
RGM Financial Planners Pty Ltd (AFSL 229471)
Having known Rhett and his team for many years, when we decided to get our own AFSL we immediately engaged him for both establishing our AFSL and also the ongoing compliance work. The quarterly meetings, together with 4 audits per year for each of our AR’s is integral to us in ensuring we remain at the top of our game from a compliance point of view. Whenever we have a question or need a policy updated the team are quick at responding which is so re-assuring that we have them covering our compliance, it’s one less thing to worry about when running a business and AFSL.