AFA adds senator to conference line-up

The AFA Conference continues to add more speakers to its upcoming conference with the latest being the Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology.

Senator Jane Hume has been confirmed to address the AFA conference in Adelaide having been appointed to her ministerial position after the 2019 federal election.

Ms Hume was elected to the Senate in Victoria in 2016 and previously worked in the financial services industry at places including NAB, Deutsche Bank and was a senior policy adviser at Australian Super.

Ms Hume is notable for being the first ministerial position to have financial technology in her title, something that caused excitement among the fintech community.


AFA chief executive Philip Kewin said the AFA was delighted to welcome her to the conference and said already she had taken an active interest in the portfolio.

“Her address will be the first opportunity for our adviser community to gain the most up-to-date progress report on professional standards, FASEA and the implementation of royal commission implementations,” he said.

“It is so important that delegates have the opportunity to hear more about the government's forward agenda in relation to financial advice first-hand and we are looking forward to her insights.”

AFA adds senator to conference line-up
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Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie is a journalist at Momentum Media, writing primarily for its wealth and financial services platforms. 

Eliot joined the team in 2018 having previously written on Real Estate Business with Momentum Media as well.

Eliot graduated from the University of Westminster, UK with a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism).

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