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Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum 2020

Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum

The Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum will commence in April 2020, and will run four sessions in the year, one per quarter.

The forum is open to professionals including technical services experts, paraplanners, research, policy and advice specialists.

The Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum will cover retirement income strategies, SMSF income streams, aged care and other leading industry issues.

This forum will be FPA accredited.

  Date Location
Thursday 2 April Video on Demand
Thursday July 30 Video on demand
Thursday 10 September To be confirmed
Thursday 12 November To be confirmed
  Technical Services Forum Session two, July 30
  Techniques for assessing retirement strategies
Melanie Dunn - Accurium
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Melanie Dunn
Head of Technical Services

Melanie Dunn is a qualified actuary specialising in global retirement income systems. As Technical Services Manager - Retirement and Adviser Solutions at Challenger she has a focus on retirement modelling, calculator development and risk management. Melanie has a passion for using actuarial techniques to develop strategies and tools to assist with providing retirees with financial security and improving the standard of advice and retirement solutions to allow for uncertainty and risk. Her experience in SMSFs, superannuation and retirement has seen her develop into a thought leader and highly sought-after speaker with extensive knowledge of Australia's retirement system, best practices and legislation.

  Estate Planning
Claudine Siou - IOOF
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Claudine Siou
Senior Technical Services Manager

Claudine Siou has over 20 years of experience in the superannuation and financial services industry, including over 18 years in technical roles at ING, ANZ and IOOF.

Claudine has a Bachelor of Business (University of Technology Sydney) and has completed a Diploma in Law with the NSW Legal Professions Admissions Board.

Previous Presentations

April 10 - 2019

Click here to view Andrew Lowe's presentation - Challenger; Changing retirement landscape and opportunities for advice.

Click here to view Samantha Carroll's presentation - Ash St | Legal & Advisory;  Topical regulatory reforms and developments in the financial advice sector

June 5 - 2019

Click here to view Yvonne Chu's presentation - Australian Ethical; SMSF Estate Planning, a matter of control and BDBNs

Click here to view Kerstin Glomb's presentation (in collaboration with Janet Manzanero-Caruana) - KJB Law; Estate Planning, the right questions

September 19 - 2019

Click here to view Christopher Ryan's presentation - Use of Trusts in the Private Wealth Market

Click here to view Bryan Ashenden's presentation - Will you be the next Top Gun?

November 14 - 2019

Click here to view Jason Ross' presentation - Insurance within superannuation, benchmarking and regulatory update

CPD Information

The Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum is accredited by the Financial Planning Association (FPA) for CPD hours aligned to FASEA learning areas and ASIC Knowledge Requirements.

The 2020 Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum has not yet been accredited by the FPA and the learning hours have not been confirmed. In 2019 the program was accredited by the FPA for 2 learning hours per session.

If you are after additional professional development content or would like to access the CPD content from other Financial Standard Events check out Financial Standard's CPD program FS Aspire CPD

In order to claim CPD learning hours, attendees must remain for the entirety of the event and fill in an online evaluation available to them on the day.

A CPD certificate will be issued to all attendees who submit their evaluation within a week of attending the event. Membership to the FPA is not required to claim CPD learning hours.


Details surrounding the specific FASEA learning areas and ASIC Knowledge Requirements that will be covered over the course of the event will be listed here once the details become available.

Challenger is the exclusive event partner to the Technical Services Forum

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