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FPA selects top financial planners for 2015 Awards

The winners of the 2015 Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) Awards have been chosen and will be revealed next week at the FPA Professionals Congress on the 18 – 20 of November in Brisbane.

The fourth Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award winner has also been confirmed and will be announced at the event.

According to Anne Graham, CFP® of McPhail HLG Financial Planning and one of the judges of the FPA Awards this year, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding financial planners who show true professional leadership in the community.

“Winning an award or even becoming a finalist acknowledges planners who are ‘the best of the best,’ providing a valuable point of difference in the eyes of colleagues, peers and clients.

“Apart from the personal and professional benefits of winning an award, the FPA Award application process is a good exercise, as it gives planners the opportunity to reflect on the specific contribution they make to their business and to the everyday lives of their clients,” said Ms Graham.

Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said the calibre of the FPA Award candidates this year was impressive as always, adding that the new “University Student of the Year Award” also attracted a high standard of application.

“Education is key to ensuring a strong future for the financial planning profession, and we are thrilled to see budding financial planners demonstrate excellence early on.

“We hope the FPA Awards inspire future financial planners to invest in education and deliver great results for their clients and community while making a meaningful contribution to our profession,” said Mr Rantall.

The practitioner categories for the FPA Awards this year are as follows:

  • FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional of the Year Award
  • FPA Financial Planner AFP® of the Year Award
  • Future2 Community Service Award

Winners of the practitioner categories will receive free entry to next year’s FPA Professionals Congress and $5,000 towards professional development or a professional event.

The winner of the University Student of the Year Award will receive free entry into the CFP® certification program.

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