September 26, 2023

The Monetary Recommendation Affiliation Australia (FAAA) has launched its inaugural FAAA Awards program, encouraging nominations to recognise members who ship the very best requirements {of professional} and trusted recommendation to Australian customers, in addition to those that are going above and past to help their native communities.   

FAAA chief govt officer Sarah Abood stated: “Now greater than ever, we need to shine a light-weight on the optimistic, life-changing recommendation that monetary advisers give to their purchasers.   

“These awards are a implausible alternative to share nice tales concerning the worth of monetary recommendation. By supporting the FAAA Awards, you possibly can assist us have a good time dedication, expertise, and keenness inside our career” Ms Abood stated.   

The FAAA Awards recognise excellence in monetary recommendation throughout six classes:   


  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Skilled of the Yr – this award recognises CFP professionals who’ve delivered greatest observe recommendation that has led to superior shopper outcomes    


  • Adviser of the Yr – recognising practitioner members who’ve delivered greatest observe recommendation that has led to superior shopper outcomes, and proudly supported by Zurich  


  • Encourage Ladies – Excellence in Recommendation Awardrecognising excellent ladies in monetary recommendation, and proudly supported by TAL    


  • Skilled Apply of the Yrfor the top-performing FAAA Skilled Apply that demonstrates excellence in supporting advisers to ship higher shopper outcomes   


  • Gen Subsequent Rising Star of the Yropen to present FAAA members of their first 4 years of observe, who’ve demonstrated excellent achievements and dedication in that point in addition to dedication to the monetary recommendation career and the FAAA neighborhood   


  • College Pupil of the Yrrecognising a pupil enrolled in fulltime examine in a related Bachelor or Masters Diploma, who has demonstrated excellent achievements and dedication to their research and proven dedication to the FAAA Neighborhood.  


Candidates should submit a nomination for the related award class. Go to to view full particulars and to submit a nomination.

Stage one of many judging course of features a formal submission by way of the net judging portal, addressing a collection of questions with supporting documentation, in addition to a brief video.   

The judging panels will then shortlist every class and finalists will take part in a spherical of interviews as a part of the finalist showcase within the week commencing 9 October.

Winners can be introduced on the FAAA Awards Gala Dinner on the FAAA Congress in Adelaide on 21 November.  

Ms Abood stated winners would be the first to be recognised below the brand new FAAA Awards Program, paving the way in which for professionals to return.   

“In addition to becoming a member of a prestigious honours listing, winners will obtain complimentary FY25 FAAA membership renewal, and complimentary 2024 FAAA Congress attendance.   

“Our inaugural winners will even have the chance to share their monetary recommendation insights with friends and the subsequent era as a part of the 2024 FAAA Roadshow.   

“Being an FAAA award recipient will even help advisers in attracting and retaining enterprise, setting them aside as leaders in our career to customers and the broader monetary recommendation career,” Ms Abood stated.      

Purposes for the FAAA Awards at the moment are open and shut on 8 September.   

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