Winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards announced

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards. More than 400 insurance professionals attended Cordis in Auckland, marking the eighth year of the industry’s night of nights. Every year, this event brings the insurance community together to celebrate […]

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FPA launches FPA Community peer-to-peer online forum

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From the opening keynote session of the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s (FPA) Professionals Congress, the organisation has launched a new online secure community platform that will enable its members to form deeper connections with one another and share views with their professional peers. At this time of great change in the financial planning profession, […]

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‘Breaking paper’ key to improved advice experience, says FPA

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) yesterday presented the findings of research conducted by its Future of the Statement of Advice (SOA) Working Group at the 2019 FPA Professionals Congress in Melbourne. The findings showed examples of technology and services available that can help financial planners develop more meaningful client experiences during the advice process. […]

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FPA welcomes ASIC statement on FASEA Code of Ethics

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the statement from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) that outlines its approach to advice licensee obligations for the financial adviser code of ethics. Following significant advocacy efforts by the FPA and other professional associations to Government, ASIC and FASEA (Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority), […]

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AFA welcomes ASIC’s approach to Code of Ethics

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes today’s announcement from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) outlining the regulator’s approach to licensee obligations for the Financial Planners and Advisers Code of Ethics 2019 (the Code). AFA CEO Philip Kewin said, “The AFA, along with a number of other professional associations, has been actively engaging […]

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2020 National Conference to ‘crystal ball’ super in 2030

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The superannuation landscape in 2030 will be the theme of the SMSF Association’s Thought Leadership Breakfast at the National Conference being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February 2020. Association CEO John Maroney will be joined on the panel by Jeremy Cooper, Chairman, Retirement Income, at Challenger, and Michael Blomfield, CEO, at […]

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FASEA CEO to address FPA Congress on Code of Ethics

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced Stephen Glenfield, CEO of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), will provide an update on the FASEA Code of Ethics at the FPA 2019 Professionals Congress in Melbourne. Mr Glenfield, who spoke at last year’s FPA Congress in Sydney, will join the Tax Practitioners […]

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Australian Actuaries Climate Index shows extreme weather continued through winter; acute dry affects three states

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The Australian Actuaries Climate Index shows winter 2019 was among the driest on record, with six out of the seven states and territories experiencing below average rainfall relative to the reference period of 1981-2010. Parts of Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales experienced the driest or second driest season since the beginning of […]

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The BFO invites future leaders in financial services to be ambassadors for ethics

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The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) has announced applications are now open for its Young Ambassador Program. The Program encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry. Recognising students as the future leaders of the banking and finance industry, […]

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FASEA releases September exam results

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FASEA has released exam results from the second Financial Adviser Exam held in September 2019. Result highlights include: the exam was held in 8 metropolitan and 7 regional centres across Australia from 19 September to 23 September 1697 advisers sat the exam the exam was subject to ACER’s comprehensive marking approach over 88 percent of […]

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