Dealer group Lifespan Financial Planning has boosted its compliance team with appointments joining from MLC Wealth and Shaw and Partners.
Anna Mirzoyan has been appointed compliance and technical officer, while Aaron Beyer will join as a compliance officer, Lifespan said in a statement.
Ms Mirzoyan joins from MLC Wealth where she was a technical consultant, providing technical support to MLC’s adviser network and internal compliance team. Prior to that, she was a technical consultant at Fiducian Financial Services.
Her role will also include presenting at professional development (PD) days and conferences, and developing compliance and advice materials such as statement of advice (SOA) templates, technical articles and policies and procedures.
Meanwhile, Mr Beyer was previously a compliance officer at Shaw and Partners, where he was responsible for conducting compliance audits for brokers and planners and vetting SOAs.
Lifespan chief executive Eugene Ardino said the creation of the two compliance roles was necessary as the dealer group grew and compliance demands on licensees became more complex.
He said he was excited to see the impacts of Lifespan’s expanded compliance team on adviser outcomes.
“The compliance regime for planners has become much more demanding in the wake of the Hayne royal commission. Licensees have a duty to their authorised representatives to stay on top of the changes, and the only way to do that is to strengthen the compliance function,” Mr Ardino said.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the benefits that our advisers gain from the boost to our compliance services in 2020 and beyond.”
Adrian Flores is a deputy editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.
You can contact him on [email protected].
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