AFA Excellence in Education award nominations open for 2018


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AFA Excellence in Education award nominations open for 2018


SYDNEY: 18 April 2018 - Nominations have opened for the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Excellence in Education Award (the Award), presented in conjunction with partner Asteron Life. The Award recognises advisers who are demonstrating a commitment to education to better serve their clients and the industry.

Philip Kewin, AFA CEO, said in a time of intense change the Award champions those advisers not only using knowledge to establish trust and certainty with clients, but also to continue to help raise the professional standards of the advice industry.

“In the past year alone we have seen an incredible amount of change, however what remains certain is the need for education to establish trust and certainty to an advice relationship. It is then up to the adviser to translate this through their skills, values, beliefs and habits. Through our partnership with Asteron Life, the AFA is proud to be recognising the advisers going above and beyond to ensure they are best equipped to provide great advice to more Australians."

Daniel Waller, Head of Wealth and Life Intermediaries, Suncorp Group, said, “This Award recognises the achievements of advisers who demonstrate a strong commitment to their ongoing professional development. As our industry continues to evolve, we’ll continue to see a greater emphasis on education focused on lifting professional standards, improving client outcomes and enhancing the reputation of our industry. We’d encourage advisers who have undertaken further studies to share their experiences by submitting a nomination today.”

Applications for the AFA Excellence in Education Award close on 15 June 2018.

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Key dates in the AFA 2018 Excellence in Education Award Program:


Nominations open

18 April 2018

Applications close

15 June 2018

Finalists announced

17-27 July at the AFA National Practitioner roadshow

The AFA Excellence in Education Award winner announced at the AFA Adviser Conference

10-12 October 2018

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 The Association of Financial Advisers Limited (AFA) has been the authentic voice on the value of financial advice for over 70 years. Today, the AFA is a vibrant, innovative association, where the underlying driver of policy is the belief that great advice transforms lives. To this end the AFA is striving to achieve the vision of Great Advice for More Australians. The AFA’s ongoing relevance as a professional association is derived from its success in engaging with the major stakeholders in financial advice including advisers, consumers, licensees, product and service providers, and the regulator and government. Culturally the AFA believes in the value of collaboration to create powerful outcomes and this drives how we achieve influence and work towards our vision.