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FPA announces 2012 Tasmanian Best Practice Award winners, recognising excellence in financial planning

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced the Tasmanian state winner and runner-up 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.

This year the TAS State winner and runner-up for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Best Practice Award both came from Hobart based Shadforth Financial Group:

  • TAS State Winner: Timothy Breen CFP, Shadforth Financial Group, Hobart
  • TAS State runner-up: Charles Badenach CFP, Shadforth Financial Group, Hobart

Mr David Haintz 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 Timothy and Charles on their fantastic contribution,” he 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.”

As part of this accolade, PortfolioConstruction Forum presented Timothy the choice of complimentary attendance to their Market Summit or Conference in 2013.