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FPA unveils national roadshow topics

The Financial Planning Association's 2016 National Roadshow kicks off next month, visiting 33 locations in an effort to support advisers in the provision of further advice as well as provide legislative updates.

In a statement, the association said the roadshow will begin in Frankston, Victoria on 27 April. The events are free of charge and open to FPA members and non-members, who will receive two CPD hours.

FPA chief executive Dante De Gori said: "This year's roadshow will build on the learnings from last year, and provide practical guidance on how to provide further advice that supports the original advice and helps the client review and meet their goals and objectives.

"We'll also provide delegates with an update on the changing legislative landscape, particularly the new education and professional standards, which is the area our members are most concerned with right now."

Mr De Gori added that attendees can expect to receive tools such as workbooks at the roadshow events.

"The FPA has 31 chapters across the country and we spend three months on the road each year meeting members face-to-face. The roadshow events also enable us to hand-deliver useful tools such as workbooks to support our members through a changing landscape," he said.

"Our ultimate aim is to guide members on how to adapt to changes in legislation and help them meet their best interest duty through guides, fact sheets, Q&As and videos which are available in the member centre 24/7."


The FPA has partnered with Challenger for the event.

Paul Rogan, Challenger's chief executive for distribution, marketing and research, said: "We are committed to supporting the professional development of advisers and recognise the increasing demand for ongoing education, particularly around growing speciality areas such as longevity management and aged care."