Jane Hume to address AFA Conference

The Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology will address the Association of Financial Advisers' National  Conference in Adelaide.

AFA chief executive Philip Kewin said the AFA is delighted to welcome Senator Hume to the 2019 AFA Conference program, highlighting her interest in the financial services sector in her new portfolio.

"Her address will be the first opportunity for our adviser community to gain the most up-to-date progress report on Professional Standards, FASEA and the implementation of Royal Commission implementations," he said

"It is so important that delegates have the opportunity to hear more about the Government's forward agenda in relation to financial advice first-hand and we are looking forward to her insights."

Hume was appointed Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology after the 2019 Federal election.

In her first industry address since inheriting the superannuation portfolio, Hume reinforced the Federal Government's plans to fix the structural problems across the retirement system and ultimately improve outcomes for members.

This included reviewing the retirement income system, as well as cleaning up the inefficiencies that prevent members from retiring with more money, as recommended by the Productivity Commission.

This week, Hume and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the government will introduce legislation this week to end the payment of grandfathered commissions to financial advisers by 1 January 2021.

Hume has previously worked in the financial services industry, including National Australia Bank, Rothschild Australia, Deutsche Bank and as a senior policy adviser at AustralianSuper.

Financial Standard is the official media partner of the 2019 AFA National Conference, to be held in Adelaide from August 28-30.

Read more: Assistant Minister for SuperannuationAssociation of Financial AdvisersJane HumeAFA National ConferenceFederal GovernmentAustralianSuperFASEANational Australia BankPhilip KewinProductivity CommissionRoyal CommissionSenator HumeTreasurer Josh Frydenberg
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