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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FASEA approves AFA Professional Designations

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AFA CEO, Philip Kewin, said, “This is great news for the many members who have completed the Kaplan version of both the FChFP and ChLP, as it allows them to move forward and plan the further study that they need to complete in order to meet the FASEA education standard.” The FChFP and ChLP designations are

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Former Foreign Minister, The Hon. Julie Bishop and Thai Caves rescuer Dr Richard Harris, SC OAM to headline 2019 AFA Conference

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is pleased to announce that Australia’s former Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop, is the opening speaker for the 2019 AFA Conference in Adelaide in August and Thai caves rescuer and joint 2019 Australian of the Year, Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris, SC OAM, is the closing speaker. AFA CEO,

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2019 AFA Conference: United

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Where others see challenges, the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) sees opportunities. That is the thinking behind the AFA’s 2019 Conference (the Conference) in Adelaide this August. “The theme for this year’s conference is united,” says AFA CEO Philip Kewin. “It is built on the premise that when members of the financial advice community come

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AFA response to Federal election

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) congratulates the Coalition on the Federal election result and is committed to working with the Government on the financial services reform agenda. “The return of the Morrison Government gives the financial advice community a degree of certainty regarding the implementation of ongoing reforms while enabling the continuation of discussions

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Nominations open for the 2019 AFA Rising Star Award

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Nominations are now open for the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) esteemed Rising Star Award, proudly supported by OnePath. Celebrating the financial advice industry’s dynamism and innovation, the AFA Rising Star Award recognises new ideas and talent in advisers with four or less years’ experience. 2018 Rising Star Award winner and 2019  judge, Rebecca Pritchard

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AFA opens 2019 Awards Program

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and its partners have much pleasure in calling for nominations for the AFA’s five awards, including the AFA Adviser of the Year and the AFA Practice of the Year, supported by Zurich; the AFA Rising Star, supported by OnePath; the AFA Female Excellence in Advice, supported by TAL and

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AFA announces 2019 AFA National Roadshow

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) National Roadshow (the Roadshow), which kicks off in Hobart on 29 May 2019, will follow hot on the heels of this year’s Federal Election, giving delegates the opportunity to hear the AFA’s early insights into the post-election political landscape and what it means for the advice community. AFA CEO

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AFA Submission to Treasury

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Submissions were due to Treasury on Friday in response to the draft legislation on ending grandfathered conflicted remuneration for financial advisers. We appreciate that opinions are divided on this measure, however nonetheless it is an important recommendation out of the Royal Commission and there is a lot of complexity in ensuring that the right outcome

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