Investment Adviser of the Year

Category Description

This award recognises Australia’s top investment advice specialist, considering not only the delivery of best practice advice across investment management and portfolio construction, but also the aptitude and acumen to build a successful, client-driven advice business.

This is an individual award open to any independent or non-aligned financial adviser and is based on the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

NB: Applicant must appear on ASIC Financial Advisers Register.

Assessment Criteria
Submissions will be judged on their responses to the following:

  1. Highlight how you have structured your business and offering to service the investment needs of clients – for example, business resourcing, professional development, knowledge expansion.
  2. Demonstrate the tactics, strategies and success of generating business from this market segment – including conversion of existing clients, generating repeat and referred business, or other marketing campaigns to win business.
  3. Provide case studies or examples that showcase how you cater for the investment needs of clients and how that influences business success.
  4. Evidence any financial or business metrics and/or statements with supporting documentation, including audited statements, third party independent data reports or client/partner endorsements and testimonials.

Business Metrics


2015 (calendar year)

2016 (calendar year)

 Total number of investment clients serviced



 New investment advice clients secured



 Total Funds Under Advice (FUA) ($)



 Percentage of revenue that is based on performance/client returns (%)



 Percentage of revenue that is recurring (%)



 Percentage of total income generated on a fee-for-service basis (%)



 Net Promoter Score (NPS)

 Recommended template for those who are looking to obtain a NPS: template/



NOTE: THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL AWARD. All figures must reflect your individual activities and efforts, not those of your colleagues or advice firm.

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