In November this year, risk-specialist dealer group, Affinia Financial Advisers, held its Annual Adviser Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
The event provided sessions on a range of practice management and industry issues, highlighting the fact that the advice community continues to evolve around regulation, consumerism and professionalism.
The Affinia Conference coincided with the latest Affinia Adviser Council meeting.
“The voice of our network is integral to our continual growth and evolution,” said Affinia General Manager, Craig Parker. “Our Adviser Council plays a key part in ensuring this voice is heard, both directly and through our partnership with the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).”
Joining the attendees in Tokyo was AFA CEO, Brad Fox, who played a key role at the conference, including meeting personally with the Adviser Council regarding the recent ASIC Review of Retail Life Insurance Advice Report.
“While the report is a wake-up call to those advisers whose work is not up to scratch, it does acknowledge the critical role of advisers and the need to maintain high professional standards across the industry,” Parker said.
“Affinia has always supported high professional standards along with ongoing training and development to ensure advisers can deliver optimal service to clients.”
The Affinia Annual Adviser Awards were also presented at the event. Congratulations to all the winners:
- Adviser of the Year, Troy Edmondson, Business and Estate Planning Specialists
- Practice of the Year, Gates Risk Management
- Emerging Gun of the Year, Daniel Lane, Lane Financial
- The Chairman’s Award, David and Lisa Bourke, Bourke Financial Services