‘Philante’ – a robust fusion or delicate hybrid?

Let it be said that nobody is happier than Outsider to see the Financial Planning Association and the Association of Financial Advisers working together to generate a united voice on the issues that matter to the financial planning industry, particularly in Canberra.

Why, Outsider even noted that the FPA’s chief executive, Dante De Gori, and the AFA’s chief executive, Phil Kewin, appeared on the front cover of the August edition of the

FPA’s monthly member magazine under the banner – “towards a common goal”.

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So, Outsider accepts that Phil and Dante are getting on with working together to achieve the outcomes their members want, notwithstanding the occasional barb from some other industry players who might best be described as less collegiate.

However, the question needs to be asked – how close is too close when it comes to CEOs working in a common cause?

Outsider would suggest it is when this dynamic duo are described as “Philante”, prompting memories of the Clinton White House and “Billary”

Playing with the notion of combining Christian names, Outsider shudders at the thought of what might be made of Albo and Scomo.

You work it out.

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