FAAA names Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award winner for semester two

The Monetary Recommendation Affiliation Australia (FAAA) has named Andrew Dickinson of Strategic Wealth because the winner of the Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award for semester two of 2023. 

Named in honour of the late ‘First Girl of Monetary Planning’, the award goes to the very best performing scholar within the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Unit (CFP C) in every semester and exhibits demonstrable dedication to offering high-quality monetary recommendation. 

Mr Dickinson is a monetary adviser and associate at Strategic Wealth, based mostly in Melbourne. He has been on the agency since 2017 and has nearly seven years’ expertise in monetary recommendation. Mr Dickinson accomplished a bachelor’s diploma in commerce at Deakin College. 

He stated the CFP Certification Program is a priceless studying expertise. 

“The most effective factor about this system was studying from reasonable consumer situations all through the course. I discovered that I used to be typically studying materials on a subject after which making use of it to consumer situations inside days,” Mr Dickinson stated.  

“Completely different companies specialize in specific segments of the market. Doing the CFP program is a good way to construct your information and acquire publicity to recommendation conditions that you could be in any other case not have encountered throughout your on a regular basis work.  

“It’s a privilege to be recognised by this award in Gwen’s honour. The Oreana licensee community in addition to my colleagues at Strategic Wealth have been very encouraging in permitting me to spend time on my skilled improvement to pursue the CFP program.” 

FAAA chief govt officer Sarah Abood congratulated Mr Dickinson on the award.  

“I commend Andrew for his sheer dedication to the monetary planning occupation by his dedication to the CFP Certification Program whereas additionally working his personal observe. Gwen would have authorized of Andrew’s willingness to go above and past to achieve the very best ranges of professionalism, and he supplies a beautiful instance to the remainder of his colleagues. 

“The CFP Certification Program has been round for greater than 30 years as the usual of excellence for monetary planners and can proceed to be so for years to come back.” 

The CFP designation is the biggest and best-recognised monetary planning designation globally, with greater than 213,000 CFP professionals worldwide, a rise of practically 5 per cent from final 12 months. It’s a image of excellence for monetary planners world wide who’re actively dedicated by greater training and accountability to adhering to world-class skilled and moral requirements. The CFP designation gives monetary planning professionals a approach to differentiate themselves within the occupation.  

For extra info on the CFP Certification Program, go to https://faaa.au/financial-planning-education/cfp-certification/