FPA launches online peer forum

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has launched FPA Community, a new online community platform to help members connect in the digital realm.

The platform would let members share views on topical issues, ask and answer questions, and receive feedback from the community.

Dante De Gori, FPA chief executive, said the benefit of an organisation with a membership of 14,000 people was access to a community of like-minded professionals and this was a way to help them better connect.

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“CoreData research identified that FPA members are seeking more opportunities to connect and share with their professional peers,” De Gori said.

“Specifically, members told us they want a confidential and safe space in which to network with other members that transcends geographic boundaries.”

It was announced at the opening keynote session of the FPA Professional Congress, this week in Melbourne.

“Of course nothing beats connecting in person, and the FPA offers over 100 events across Australia each year, including the National Roadshow and annual FPA Professionals Congress,” De Gori said.

“However, we know that our members have never been busier and taking time out of their week to attend events can be challenging for some.”

“We also have remote FPA members spread right across Australia who may have trouble travelling.”

“So FPA Community provides an easy and convenient way to communicate and share with other members online when it suits each member best.”

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Such groups already exist on social media. FPA, late to the party once again.

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