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FAAA commits to student support with hire

Yasmine Masi10 November 2023
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The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) has signalled its support of financial planning graduates entering the profession by hiring for a newly created role of Head of University and Student Programs.

Louise Trevaskis, formerly from AMP and Kaplan Professional, will take on responsibility for nurturing the next generation of advisers through university and student initiatives and increasing the number of new advisers entering the profession.

She will report to FAAA’s General Manager of Education and Professionalism, Anne Palmer.

“The FAAA is keen to help bridge the adviser shortage by bringing as many graduates as possible who are considering financial planning as a career into the profession,” Palmer said.

“Louise’s background and experience are a great fit to help us grow the number of advisers – at the same time as more Australians than ever are in need of quality financial advice.”

Trevaskis brings over 20 years of experience in financial advice and education to the role, having been at AMP since 2007, most recently as Learning and Professionalism Manager from 2021. She also built and led the AMP University Challenge game and directed training components of the Horizons Academy/AMP Adviser Academy program.

She was Head of Education at Kaplan Professional from 2001 to 2007 (when it was known as Tribeca and Integratec), and has also worked as a high school teacher.

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Anon
3 months ago

As a long suffering FPA/FAAA member I would much rather they were laying off staff in all these non core areas, and focusing on improving the regulatory environment for existing advisers.

The best way to attract new graduates to the profession is to remove all the regulatory overhead and persecution that makes the profession such a terrible option for any new graduate.

Similarly for all these gender based programs FAAA is obsessed with. Regulatory overhead and persecution is targeted at all licensed advisers, regardless of gender.

Fix the core problem that is impacting all advisers first, before spending members’ money on special programs for demographic subsectors.