The AIOFP will send a delegation of members and approved sponsors to New York and Washington, DC in June to celebrate the association’s 20th birthday.
In a statement to ifa, AIOFP executive director Peter Johnston announced the tour, explaining that the destination for the milestone event was decided upon by the association’s members.
“Over the past 20 years the furthest we have been is Mumbai in 2004, the members decided we needed to go to arguably the financial and political centres of the western world, NYC and DC to celebrate the AIOFP’s milestone,” Mr Johnston said.
“We will be visiting a number of local advice practices in both cities to gauge how they operate, visit global fund manager offices and meet with Mercer’s top research people.”
The delegation hopes to meet with a member of the Trump family, possibly the US president himself, and Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey when in Washington, DC.
It will also visit Cuba to meet with high-ranking Communist Party officials to “learn about their economy and culture,” Mr Johnston said.
Delegates hoping to join the tour will need to be members of the AIOFP and potential sponsors will need to be rated by Mercer and approved by third party McGregor Asset Consulting to qualify for attendance.
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