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An update on FASESA consultations

The Standards Authority conducted three consultation events with key stakeholders during June 2018. The first of these events was a Consumer representative forum to canvas a wide range of views around the consultation process for its standards framework primarily focused on the code of ethics, education pathways. The other two ...

FASEA releases draft Financial Adviser Examination guidance

FASEA releases draft Financial Adviser Examination guidance   The Standards Authority is today releasing proposed guidance on the Financial Adviser Examination. The examination is an essential component of the educational qualifications that all advisers will need to pass before they can provide personal advice to retail clients. Advisers that are ...

An update on FASEA consultation progress

An update on FASEA consultation progress   The Standards Authority conducted four consultation forums with key stakeholders during May, 2018. The forums included contributors, licensees, educators and industry associations to ensure a wide range of views are represented in its consultation process. The forums gave guidance on FASEA’s role in ...

Guidance Note: Graduate Diploma Qualifications

Guidance Note: Graduate Diploma Qualifications   The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA)confirms there are NO APPROVED AQF 8 graduate diplomas available for the purposes of 921B(2)(a) of the Corporations Act. FASEA will consider such programs for accreditation in the second half of 2018 after further consultation with industry ...

Stephen Glenfield to lead FASEA as Chief Executive Officer

MEDIA RELEASE 20 June 2018   Stephen Glenfield to lead FASEA as Chief Executive Officer   The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited Chairman, Catherine Walter AM, today announced the appointment of Stephen Glenfield to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr Glenfield’s appointment completes a comprehensive executive recruitment ...

FASEA seeks expressions of interest for adviser exam design

FASEA seeks expressions of interest for adviser exam design   The Standards Authority has commenced the procurement process for design, development and delivery of its industry examination for financial advisers, which will form an essential component of its overall framework of ethical and educational standards. FASEA is seeking expressions of ...

FASEA announces key relationship with Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

FASEA announces key relationship with Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency   The Standards Authority has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with higher education regulator the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The MOU ensures open cooperation between the two regulatory bodies as the Standards Authority works to ...

Dr Mark Brimble appointed acting managing director of FASEA

MEDIA RELEASE 10 April 2018   Dr Mark Brimble appointed acting managing director of FASEA   The Chair of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited, Catherine Walter AM, today announced the appointment of Dr Mark Brimble to the role of acting managing director. The appointment augments the foundation ...

FASEA releases draft Code of Ethics and proposed guidance on degree equivalence and educational pathways

FASEA releases draft Code of Ethics and proposed guidance on degree equivalence and educational pathways   *Correction: A previous version of this announcement included Business and Commerce degrees as a related field. Please note this was an error. For further information Advisers should refer to the full guidance release here. ...