AFA opens nominations for 2017 Excellence in Education Award


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AFA opens nominations for 2017 Excellence in Education Award

Nick Hakes 


SYDNEY: 20 April 2017 - The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has begun its 2017 search to recognise and reward financial advisers who demonstrate dedicated professionalism and outstanding commitment to lifelong learning, with nominations for the tenth AFA Excellence in Education Award (the Award) now open.


AFA General Manager Member Services, Partnerships & Campus AFA, Nick Hakes said, “We are excited to continue our partnership with Asteron Life to present this prestigious Award, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in this pivotal year for adviser education. The Award process isn’t about recognising those with the most knowledge, but about celebrating advisers who put their knowledge to the best use. It recognises passionate advisers who see education as a catalyst for adapting to a changing and complex financial advice environment.  It is this drive and commitment to the practical application of knowledge that can inspire the increase in professionalism we see across the financial advice spectrum.”


Daniel Waller, National Key Account & Group insurance Manager at Asteron Life said Asteron Life is proud to continue to support the Award.


“We recognise the importance of ongoing education and believe this Award is an essential element in further strengthening and developing the financial advice profession. Only through continual improvement in ourselves can we advance our profession overall. That’s why this Award is so valued and essential, as it not only recognises the nominees, but also the need for ongoing education, no matter what age or stage of your career,” Mr Waller said.


The Award recognises advisers who are continually investing in themselves, their staff and their businesses, to raise professional standards through education and make a positive impact upon the public perception of financial advisers.


Nominations are open from 19 April until 16 June, 2017, with the winner announced during the AFA National Adviser Conference on the Gold Coast in October. To nominate or find out more, visit:




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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.