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 and TAL announce winner of 2019 AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award

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Dawn Thomas from Wealthwise is the winner of the 2019 Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Female Excellence in Advice Award (the Award). The Award recognises outstanding female leadership in financial advice, celebrating women who are making a significant contribution to their profession, their community and their clients. The Award has been supported by TAL since […]

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AFA and OnePath announce 2019 AFA Rising Star

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and OnePath are pleased to announce this year’s AFA Rising Star is Chris Carlin from Master your Money Now. The AFA Rising Star Award (the Award) recognises the brightest new talent in advice and recognises newer advisers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in advice. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said, […]

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AFA and TAL announce 2019 AFA Excellence in Education Award winner

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The  are pleased to announce that Ben Nash of Pivot Wealth is the winner of the 2019 AFA Excellence in Education Award (the Award). The Award recognises, supports and rewards excellence in financial adviser education and was presented to Ben at the AFA Conference in Adelaide this evening. CEO Philip Kewin said, “Never before have […]

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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 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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14 financial advice professionals awarded MetLife/AFA grant

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MetLife Australia and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) have announced the recipients of the inaugural MetLife Progress: Professional Development Grant for Women. A total of 14 grants have been awarded to up-and-coming female financial advisers and paraplanners. Recipients of the 2019 round receive professional development packages, which include a 2019 AFA Conference registration, attendance […]

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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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