Financial Standard has launched its FS Power50 guide today, recognising the 50 most influential financial advisers in Australia as voted by the industry.
The special edition, available on print, app and e-book, reflects the depth and diversity of Australia's financial planning community. It also showcases the important role that financial advisers play in improving the financial wellbeing of more Australians.
"At a time when the digitisation of financial advice has reached its tipping point, both new and experienced financial advisers must be ready to lead the industry forward with ideas and innovation. Industry influencers will be instrumental in this exciting growth period," Financial Standard editor Darren Snyder said.
The list of individuals was determined through an industry-wide nominations phase followed by a voting phase that garnered more than 7000 votes.
In compiling the list, Financial Standard defined "influential" as individuals who have been or continue to be instrumental in shaping the future of the financial advice industry.
Financial Standard director of media Michelle Baltazar said the 50 individuals have made an enormous impact in the industry.
"They have demonstrated their commitment and intention to usher financial advice into the consumer age," Baltazar said.
The publication said the financial advisers have actively participated in industry-based activities, community-based projects and/or other initiatives designed to promote the important role that financial advisers play in the country's socio-economic future.
All 50 financial advisers featured in the list were also screened to ensure they are all licensed to provide personal advice based on the ASIC FAR (Financial Advisers Register), have met minimum professional educational standards, and are members of at least one industry association.
The guide is featured in the latest print edition of Financial Standard, out today.