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FASEA CEO to address FPA Congress on Code of Ethics

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has today announced Stephen Glenfield, CEO of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), will provide an update on the FASEA Code of Ethics at the 2019 FPA Professionals Congress in Melbourne.

Mr Glenfield, who spoke at last year’s FPA Congress in Sydney, will join the Tax Practitioners Board’s (TPB) Julie Berry CFP® and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) Kate Metz in a regulatory workshop session on Thursday 28 November at 12:10pm, that will provide the latest information on the Code of Ethics and related guidance.

FASEA, ASIC and TPB are all in the process of implementing significant regulatory change affecting financial planners, along with the implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.

Workshop attendees will also learn about what projects ASIC and TPB are working on, and hear from the FPA on its policy agenda and what the Association is doing to support members to manage these changes.

Dante De Gori CFP®, CEO of the FPA, said: “We’re really looking forward to having Stephen address the Congress at this workshop, alongside ASIC and TPB. Our members are seeking greater clarity about the FASEA Code of Ethics and this will be the first time that financial planners have the opportunity to hear direct from FASEA since their Code of Ethics guidance was released in October.”

Stephen Glenfield will also speak as part of the panel at the FASEA financial adviser exam insights workshop immediately before at 10:30am on Thursday 28 November. In the session, attendees will hear from a panel of financial planners who will share study tips to help their peers feel more confident and prepared going into the FASEA exam and Ethics Bridging Course.