Call for AFA 2011 Rising Star of the Year Award nominations

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is calling for nominations for the 2011 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award (the Award), sponsored for the seventh consecutive year by OnePath.

To be considered a Rising Star, young advisers need to:

  • Demonstrate high levels of advisory skills and knowledge
  • Have been working as an adviser for three years or less
  • Be based in a practice, either  as an employee or as a principal
  • Provide quality/holistic advice, including risk advice
  • Have made contributions to the community
  • Have contributed to the industry
  • Have an appropriate educational background and qualifications.


Richard Klipin, Chief Executive Officer of the AFA, said the Award is designed to recognise the finest new talent in financial advice.

“The nominees are tomorrow’s industry leaders. They have the power to make a difference when it comes to the future of our industry – and we must nurture and support them to this end,” he said.

Gerard Kerr, OnePath’s Head of Product Marketing & Retail Risk said “OnePath is proud to demonstrate support for financial advice through continued sponsorship of this award.

“If the calibre of the previous winners is anything to go by, the future of the advice industry is in good hands.”

Nominations for the Award close on 29 July 2011 and the winner will be announced at the AFA National Conference on 23 – 25 October 2011.  Nominations can be made online at the AFA website – www.afa.asn.au

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