Young professionals join forces for industry-first event

Young financial professionals held an industry-first event with the aim of building greater collaboration and support for developing professionals.

Anticipated regulatory changes, weak property markets, underperforming economy and a royal commission have created to a heightened level of uncertainty in the finance industry.

Hosted on Thursday March 21, the Young Professionals of Finance professional development and network, was designed for under-35-year-old professionals to develop leadership capabilities and skills.

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It was open to members of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) and the Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia).

AFA Genxt NSW Chair and 2017 AFA Rising Star, Mia Taylor, said the event encouraged greater collaboration which would in turn result in better outcomes for financial services.

“The event allowed young professionals to build awareness of each other’s challenges,” Taylor said.

“But more importantly, it highlighted the great opportunities which collaboration can bring, ultimately leading to better client outcomes.”


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