AFA rising star finalists announced 

The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and ANZ Wealth have announced the six finalists in the 2018 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award (the Award). Now in its 14th year, the Award recognises emerging talent in the financial advice industry who provide quality advice, excellence in client experience, contribute to the financial literacy of […]

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ANZ and AFA announce finalists for the 2017 Rising Star of the Year award

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ANZ and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has announced the six finalists for the 2017 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award. Now in its 13th year, the award recognises advisers with a maximum four years’ experience, who have made a valuable contribution during their short time in the industry. Don Sillar, Head of […]

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AFA and ANZ Wealth announce Rising Star finalists

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and ANZ Wealth have announced the six finalists in the 2016 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award (the Award). Launched in 2005, the Award is a highly desirable accolade for new advisers providing quality advice, who demonstrate a commitment to education and who are making a valuable contribution […]

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Are you ready to take your advice practice beyond the horizon?

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I’d love to see you and welcome you to fascinating Canberra, our nation’s capital for the AFA 2016 National Adviser Conference, the jewel in the crown for the AFA – October 5-7, 2016. As a practising adviser, this Conference is always the highlight of my year and I look forward to it as a chance to hear, watch […]

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AFA unveils new location for 2016 National Adviser Conference

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) announced yesterday that the National Convention Centre in Canberra will play host to its premier event – the 2016 AFA National Adviser Conference (the AFA Conference) – from 5-7 October. AFA Conference Co-Chair Jenny Brown said Canberra is easily accessible from most states and is a great location for […]

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AFA 2015 National Adviser Conference – Meet the Professionals and Meet the Innovators

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is again running its hugely successful Meet the Professionals and Meet the Innovators roundtables at the 2015 AFA National Adviser Conference in Cairns (the AFA Conference). The roundtables are 25-minute power sessions of 10 to 20 delegates, conducted by a leading professional or innovator and are a long time […]

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Hot business tip number 23: Have a marketing plan

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Dismissed by some as too ‘right brain’ or ‘warm and fuzzy’, a marketing plan which complements and supports your overall business plan is now essential for advisers seeking to profitably grow their practice. At a simple level, a marketing plan articulates your target audience(s), your proposition to those audiences, and how you plan to find more […]

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Hot business tip number 22: Optimise your website for mobile

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Did you know that there are more mobile devices in the world than there are people? With the rate of mobile devices growing five times faster than the population, and more than 50% of online searches for your business now done on a mobile device, incorporating mobility into your client-engagement strategy is no longer a […]

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Hot business tip number 21: Make more use of video in your business

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Research by the Forrester Group, found that video content on a particular topic is up to 53 times more likely to be found on page 1 of a Google search than other forms of the same content, making it imperative to consider video as part of any search optimisation program. But the use of video […]

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Hot business tip number 20: Develop a great value proposition

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Consider a few simple questions: Why would a client choose you over another adviser? What is it you do for them that they value and would happily pay for? Why would they keeping coming back to you over the longer term? The answers to these questions are where you will find the seeds of your […]

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