John Trowbridge to chair FSC-AFA life insurance working group

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Former APRA Member, Mr John Trowbridge, has been appointed independent chairman of the Life Insurance and Advice Working Group established by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and the Financial Services Council (FSC). The working group will address issues such as the quality of advice, product design and remuneration structures which were raised in ASIC’s Review […]

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AFA Adviser of the Year and Practice of the Year grand finalists announced

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich have named the Grand Finalists in the prestigious 2014 AFA Adviser of the Year Award and in its newest award – AFA Practice of the Year. First awarded in 2003, and supported by Zurich since inception, the AFA Adviser of the Year honour is acknowledged as Australia’s […]

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AFA announces six rising star finalists

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has announced the six finalists in the tenth AFA Rising Star of the Year Award (the Award), supported by ANZ Wealth. The Award recognises the best new advisers who provide quality financial advice, demonstrate a commitment to education, and make a valuable contribution to their profession and to their […]

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Finalists announced for AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and TAL have yesterday announced the finalists in the 2014 AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award (the Award). The Award, which is offered annually, recognises female financial advisers who are making a significant contribution to their profession, their community and particularly to female clients. AFA CEO, Brad Fox, said the […]

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Investment focus at AFA National Conference – AFA partners with PortfolioConstruction Forum

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has partnered with PortfolioConstruction Forum to offer practitioner-focused investment content at the 2014 AFA National Adviser Conference to be held in Cairns, 12-14 October. AFA Chief Commercial Officer, Anne Fuchs, said the partnership with PortfolioConstruction Forum will ensure that advisers have a clearer understanding of their obligations to clients […]

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Financial literacy in schools: teach the children well

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Financial planner, Christine Hornery, CFP, director of FMS Group and Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) 2012 Female Excellence in Advice Award winner, has welcomed comments made by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chairman, Greg Medcraft last week that financial literacy for children is a top priority. Commenting on a speech[1] made by Mr Medcraft […]

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AFA urges members to support MoneySmart week

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is urging members to encourage the public to take the next step to better engage with their financial affairs by becoming involved in MoneySmart this week. MoneySmart Week, which runs from 1-7 September 2014, is an independent, not-for-profit national initiative promoting the importance of financial literacy. Held annually, it […]

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AFA Learning Pillars shape AFA National Adviser Conference program

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The program for the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) 2014 National Adviser Conference has been built around the AFA’s four learning pillars of professional development and leadership, which is a cultivation of practitioner-focused content and peer-to-peer learning. AFA’s General Manager of Membership Services and Campus AFA, Nick Hakes, said at a big picture level the […]

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AFA Adviser of Year and Practice of Year semi-finalists announced

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) have announced the semi-finalists in the 2014 AFA Adviser of the Year and Practice of the Year Awards (the Awards). The Adviser of the Year honour was first awarded in 2003, as a joint initiative between the AFA and Zurich, and is acknowledged […]

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AFA female excellence in advice award semi-finalists announced

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and TAL have announced the semi-finalists in the 2014 AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award (the Award). The Award, developed in 2011 as a joint initiative by the AFA and TAL and supported by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), recognises and showcases the talents and contributions of […]

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