FAAA seeks member feedback on new policy platform
The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) is seeking feedback from its membership to renew the focus of its policy platform. The renewed policy platform will guide FAAA policy and advocacy priorities for the future, through to 2030.
Members will be sent a short survey to provide their views on various key policy areas, including:
- ease of providing advice
- ease of servicing clients
- improved technology and data
- cost of providing advice
- sustainability of financial advice
- professional standards and education
- licensing and registration, and
- those who can provide financial advice, and to whom.
The member survey will remain open until 19 October.
FAAA Chair David Sharpe CFP® says the policy platform has been one of the top priorities for this year, following the completion of the merger of the former Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).
“With our merger now complete, we are starting the critical process of renewing the FAAA Policy Platform.
“Our members consistently tell us that our efforts in policy and advocacy are their top priority. We have listened to their call and seek their input into this important project,” Mr Sharpe says.
“It is critically important that our members help shape the policy and advocacy priorities of the FAAA, and I encourage them to take the time to let us know their views.”
The member survey marks the start of the process on developing the new policy platform. This process will extend over a number of months and include further consultation activity with both members directly and through FAAA committees.
“The decisions that we make now, will help shape the future of our profession. Having created a unified voice, we add clarity and power to the positions we take. I urge all our members to complete the survey and be involved in this important project, to ensure that all voices are heard,” Mr Sharpe says.