Newcomer of the Year

Category Description

The advice industry has long attracted graduates – or other professionals seeking a career change – with big upsides for those who are successful. While the rewards are significant, starting up can be a challenge, and only the driven truly succeed.

This award recognises Australia’s top rookie adviser (whether risk, investment, SMSF or all), considering not only the delivery of best practice advice but also the aptitude and acumen to build a solid advice business and client proposition. As well as these key skills, the Newcomer of the Year will signal their potential as a future industry leader.

This is an individual award open to any independent or non-aligned financial adviser that commenced their career as an adviser after 1 January 2014.

NB: Applicant must appear on ASIC Financial Advisers Register.

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

  1. Showcase a planned and successfully executed business-building strategy that has supported growth over your first three years as an adviser. 
  2. Demonstrate a market-leading/best practice approach to customer service and how that has supported initial business growth. 
  3. Highlight innovation in your business (whether it’s related to advice delivery, client engagement, portfolio construction, service, business development, technology, or any other relevant area) and how that has impacted on business growth.
  4. Provide case studies or examples that showcase how you cater for the needs of clients and how that has influenced your business’s success.
  5. 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. 


2015 (calendar year)

2016 (calendar year)

 Total number of clients serviced



 Total Funds Under Advice (FUA) ($)



 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: promoter-score-survey-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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