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AFA Excellence in Education Award – 2017 Finalists

Asteron Life is proud to continue to support the 2017 AFA Excellence in Education Award. The Award recognises individuals who show an outstanding commitment to professional learning and development.

Asteron Life is supporting the Award for the tenth consecutive year, which demonstrates the business’ dedication to supporting excellence in adviser education.

Daniel Waller, Asteron Life’s Acting Head of Wealth & Life Intermediaries said, “We’re delighted to be involved in supporting the Award again this year.

“We recognise the importance of ongoing education and believe this Award is integral to further strengthening and developing the financial advice profession. Ongoing education enables advisers to raise their professional standards and therefore the quality of their advice which in turn has positive impacts on their clients, their peers and the overall industry.”

Five individuals have been shortlisted for the Award.

The Award finalists are:

Bradley Smith Director & Adviser, Smith Wealth Partners
Jonathan Chong Financial Adviser, Goodwin Financial Services
Justin O'Donoghue Principal, Vintage Wealth
Michael Ward Director, Maxim Private Wealth
Helen Russo Financial Planner, Encompass Wealth—Financial Life Planning


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

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