Nominations for adviser award opens

Nominations for the Asteron Life and the Association of Financial Advisers' annual Excellence in Education Award are now open.

Celebrating its 10th year, the award recognises financial advisers who demonstrate professionalism and commitment to further education and apply this knowledge in their practice, raise the bar on professional standards, and make a positive impact on the public perception of advisers.

AFA general manager of member services, partnerships and campus Nick Hakes said: "The award process isn't about recognising those with the most knowledge, but about celebrating advisers who put their knowledge to the best use."

"It recognises passionate advisers who see education as a catalyst for adapting to a changing and complex financial advice environment.  It is this drive and commitment to the practical application of knowledge that can inspire the increase in professionalism we see across the financial advice spectrum," he said.

Asteron Life national key account and group insurance manager Daniel Waller said the award is an essential element in strengthening and developing the financial advice profession.

"Only through continual improvement in ourselves can we advance our profession overall. That's why this award is so valued and essential, as it not only recognises the nominees, but also the need for ongoing education, no matter what age or stage of your career," Waller said.

Last year, Ascent Wealth Management's Stephen Nielsen took out the award.

Nominations close on 16 June, and finalists will be flown to Sydney for an interview and to present solutions on a particular industry challenge to a judging panel.

The winner will be announced at the AFA National Adviser Conference in October.

Read more: Asteron LifeAssociation of Financial AdvisersDaniel WallerAFA National Adviser ConferenceAscent Wealth ManagementNick HakesStephen NielsenSydney for
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