2019 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship opens for submissions

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) are pleased to announce submissions are open for the 2019 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship. Young insurance professionals from New Zealand have been encouraged to apply for the scholarship, which recognises industry professionalism and leadership potential. The […]

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AFA 2019 Adviser of the Year finalists announced

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich have announced the finalists for the 2019 AFA Adviser of the Year Award (the Award). AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said the Award, which is now in its 16th year, recognises extraordinary and visionary individual advisers. “The Award celebrates the qualities of leadership, innovation, client-centricity and commitment to professional […]

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AFA 2019 Rising Star finalists announced 

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and OnePath have announced the six final contenders for the AFA’s 2019 Rising Star Award (the Award). Now in its 15th year, the Award recognises extraordinary emerging talent in financial advice and has proved to be a springboard for a successful career in the advice industry. The 2019 AFA […]

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AFA and TAL announce Female Excellence in Advice Award finalists

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and TAL have announced the finalists in the 2019 Female Excellence in Advice (FEIA) Award (the Award). The Award promotes positive change in the financial advice sector by encouraging more women to enter the industry and take on leadership roles. It has been championed by TAL for the past […]

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AFA and TAL announce 2019 Excellence in Education Award finalists

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and TAL are pleased to announce the finalists in this year’s AFA Excellence in Education Award (the Award). The Award recognises the transformative power of education in advice, rewarding those advisers who are striving for excellence by improving their professional skills and knowledge. The finalists are: Kearsten James, Cooper […]

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The end of Grandfathering – a rushed and simplistic approach puts clients at risk

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) acknowledges that the removal of grandfathered commissions is a necessary step in the journey towards professionalism and in building consumer trust in financial advice. However, AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said the AFA is deeply concerned about the lack of industry consultation, the limited timeframe and the lack of guidance […]

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Consumers could miss out with rush to ban commissions

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Consumers could be the ones to miss out with the Government rushing its bill to end the grandfathering of commissions on investment products. The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) supports the phasing-out of commissions on investment products as recommended by the Financial Services Royal Commission, but the bill introduced by the Government today has […]

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Senator Jane Hume to address AFA Conference

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Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, Senator the Hon. Jane Hume is confirmed to address the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Conference (the AFA Conference) in Adelaide. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said the AFA is delighted to welcome Senator Hume to the 2019 AFA Conference program. “In her new portfolio, the Assistant […]

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Update from FASEA on the Financial Adviser Examination

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FASEA has been working with ACER to ensure the exam registration process is streamlined, accessible and effective and exam sitting opportunities are optimised. Marking and results of June exam Results for the inaugural FASEA June exam will be released in mid-August 2019 following a comprehensive marking approach and analysis. Extended registration opening for September, December […]

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2019 FPA Award nominations are open to acknowledge excellence

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is calling for nominations to the 2019 FPA Awards, an annual program recognising excellence by FPA members in financial planning and notable contributions to their local communities. The FPA Awards acknowledge achievements of exceptional financial planners, paraplanners, university students and FPA Professional Practices from across Australia. The Awards […]

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