AFA launches Pulse


Philip Kewin (L) with Hayley Knight.

The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is pleased to announce the launch of Pulse, a new community of practice for paraplanners.

AFA CEO Philip Kewin said, “As paraplanners are often at the very heart of an adviser’s business, our vision for Pulse is to empower them to feel more connected to their own community, share resources and learnings, and have their unique voice heard.”

Pulse has been designed to operate primarily as an online community, reflecting the way many paraplanners work. It has launched with a Facebook page and will be led by national chair and paraplanning business owner, Hayley Knight, who will be supported by a team of state chairs.

“I am honoured to be the inaugural leader of Pulse and look forward to collaborating with other paraplanners to help further develop Pulse into the kind of community they want and need to support them in their day-to-day business,” Mrs Knight said. “Pulse is about uniting as one community to support each other, but it is also about standing up in support of advisers and the work we all do towards the common goal of delivering great advice to everyday Australians.”

To celebrate the launch, Pulse will host its first networking event, a breakfast featuring Michelle Hoskin, at the AFA Conference in August. Michelle founded Standards International, the UK’s premier certification body for British and international financial services standards and recently led a sector committee to develop and launch a new international standard for paraplanners.

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