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FPEC announces winners of the 2017 Financial Planning Academic Research Grants

The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) has announced the four winners of the 2017 FPEC Academic Research Grants that include academics from Deakin University, Griffith University and RMIT.

The FPEC Academic Research Grants are jointly sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), AMP and NAB, and recognise those that have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging the development of financial planning as an academic discipline in its own right.

The 2017 grant recipients are:

  • Academics at RMIT and Deakin University for the project titled “What are ethical challenges in the financial planning practice? Issues and current patterns in unethical behaviour”;
  • Academics at Griffith University in cooperation with Modoras Financial Performance Solutions for the project titled “Mapping financial planning support needs of small business owners”;
  • Academics from RMIT in cooperation with a financial consultant for the project titled “Changing gender mix of financial planners: What are the drivers and barriers for women entering and succeeding in financial planning”; and
  • Griffith University academics in consultation with Zanetti Recruitment and Consulting for the project titled “Remuneration and demand for new and existing financial planning graduates”.

This year has seen the funding pool grow from $10,000 to $30,000. This funding supports research that helps to further grow relationships between the tertiary sector and the financial planning profession.

Dante De Gori CFP®, FPA CEO, said: “Academic research is valuable to the profession and many of the projects have resulted in papers being published in the Financial Planning Research Journal. We congratulate the winners on their outstanding work.”

For more detail on the FPEC Research Grants Scheme, please refer to: