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

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced the South Australian state 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.

Martin Hunter CFP®, Hunter Financial Services, Port Pirie, has been awarded FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional Best Practice Award – SA State Winner. This award recognises worthy CFP® professionals who have demonstrated the highest professional standards embodied by an FPA member.

Mr Neil Kendall 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 Martin on his 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, Portfolio Construction Forum presented Martin the choice of complimentary attendance to their Market Summit or Conference in 2013.

The FPA also acknowledges outstanding contributions to the industry through its Honorary Awards. Lou Delfos AFP®, ipac, Wayville, has received the FPA Fellow Award. This award recognises those that have made an outstanding and selfless contribution to the profession and the community. Award recipients will have demonstrated leadership and will command the respect of peers as exemplary role models.