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FPA announces 2012 ACT Best Practice Award winner, recognising excellence in financial planning


The Financial Planning Association has announced the ACT winner for its 2012 Best Practice Awards.

The awards form an integral part of the FPA’s mandate to elevate the status of financial planning to a universally respected profession and are a symbol of excellence for Australians seeking financial advice from a trusted, qualified and professional financial planner.

The awards acknowledge FPA members for the positive contribution they make to the profession throughout the year, and recognise the superior outcomes that FPA members can achieve when they provide professional advice in line with the FPA Code of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics.

Winners and runners-up for the prestigious awards were chosen from the large number of submissions received throughout the nomination period, and the FPA is proud to announce the ACT winner for 2012.

Ian Hayes CFP®, Milestone Financial Services, Deakin, has been awarded FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional Best Practice Award. This award recognises worthy CFP professionals who have demonstrated the highest professional standards embodied by an FPA member.

Ms Lisa Weissel CFP®, who is part of the judging panel, said that judging winners from such a strong field was a very challenging task. “All of the finalists in the CFP Professional category were impressive financial planners who demonstrated the highest professional standards, I congratulate Ian on his fantastic contribution,” she said. “FPA members have always worked to increase the standard and professionalism of financial planning in Australia, and these awards acknowledge the success of the real star performers in our industry.”

In addition to this accolade, PortfolioConstruction Forum presented Ian the choice of complimentary attendance to their Market Summit or Conference in 2013.

Read about all of the 2012 award winners.