The unknown consequences of the legislation to ban grandfathered commissions

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) acknowledges the passing of the Ending Grandfathered Conflicted Remuneration Bill 2019 in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The AFA has long argued that ending grandfathering is complicated and as a result of the legislation hundreds of thousands of clients are now at risk of being worse off, subject […]

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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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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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AFA releases 2019 conference program

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has released its program of speakers for the 2019 AFA Conference in Adelaide in August. Joining the former foreign minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop and Thai Caves rescuer, Dr Richard Harris, who were announced as keynote speakers last month, are ethics and trust commentator, Clare Payne; financial standards best […]

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AFA launches Pulse

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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 […]

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AFA appoints Robert Coulter General Manager, Partnerships

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Coulter to the position of General Manager, Partnerships. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said Rob comes to the AFA with extensive experience in financial services where, more recently, he was head of Corporate Development at IPAC Securities and prior to that, Head […]

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