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FPA visits 33 locations to help rally and support financial planners facing change together

The 2019 FPA National Roadshow will bring together thousands of financial planners from 33 locations across the country to tackle the implications of changing education, ethics, and professional standards to their daily practice.

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FPA launches new Careers in Financial Planning networking events across Australia to inspire next generation of planners

The new series of networking events will provide aspiring business, commerce, and financial planning tertiary students with the opportunity to meet local and national employers, education providers, and recent graduates who have kicked off careers in financial planning during a time of enormous change in the profession.

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FPA launches Return to Learn online education hub to help financial planners navigate FASEA standards

The FPA has launched Return to Learn, an online education portal designed to cut through misinformation and confusion about FASEA’s higher education requirements.

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Two members suspended by Conduct Review Commission

The Conduct Review Commission (CRC), the independent disciplinary body of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has determined that FPA members Mr Matthew Brown, and in a separate case Ms Dianne Bainbridge, breached the FPA’s Code of Professional Practice (FPA Code).

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FPSB reports record number of CFP® professionals worldwide

The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the global licensing body for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, this week reported another year of growth with a 3.3 per cent global rise in the number of CFP® professionals in 2018.

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FPA committed to rebuilding trust in financial planning following publication of Royal Commission report

The final report highlights the need for strong consumer protection and oversight that builds trust in the financial planning profession. The FPA acknowledges the examples of poor advice and misconduct identified by the Royal Commission are of deep concern and must be resolutely addressed.

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A landmark code monitoring cooperation agreement announced by professional associations

Six major professional associations representing the financial planning/advice sector have signed an historic cooperation agreement to develop a code monitoring solution for their members.

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FPEC announces winners of the 2018 Financial Planning Academic Research Grants

The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) has announced Western Sydney University (WSU) and Griffith University as the two winners of the 2018 FPEC Academic Research Grants.

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FASEA CEO takes to stage and fields Q&A at FPA Congress

The CEO of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) took to the FPA Congress stage at the ICC in Sydney this morning to a crowd of about 1,400 financial planning professionals eager to hear the latest education and policy reform updates direct from the recently appointed leader of the Government regulator.

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Australia’s top performing financial planners honoured at FPA Congress 2018

Taking out the coveted FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional of the Year Award is Michael Carmody CFP® of Viva Wealth in Perth, WA.

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