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SMSF specialist wins AFA Adviser of the Year

SMSF specialist wins AFA Adviser of the Year

Katarina Taurian
17 October 2013

A founding member of the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) has been named Adviser of the Year by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Owner and senior financial adviser at JBS Financial Strategists in Melbourne Jenny Brown has been named the recipient of the award, which recognises leadership, innovation and best practice advice provision.

Ms Brown is an SMSF specialist adviser accredited through SPAA and an authorised representative of dealer group Professional Investment Services (PIS).

SPAA’s director technical and professional standards, Graeme Colley, told SMSF Adviser that Ms Brown’s achievement “sends a strong message” to all advisers of the benefits of being experts in their field of choice, including SMSFs.

“SPAA’s raison d'être is the continuing improvement of professional standards in all areas of SMSF advice, and Jenny’s award amply demonstrates the benefits of doing so both professionally and commercially,” Mr Colley said.

In announcing the award, AFA chief executive Brad Fox attributed the honour to Ms Brown’s contribution to the industry as a role model for other practitioners.

“Jenny is an outstanding inspiration for other advisers and we believe that through her leadership and mentoring roles she will help the advice profession to develop, mature and prosper,” Mr Fox said.

Mr Fox paid homage to all of the finalists and to the Adviser of the Year award process.

“We believe that by recognising the talents of the best financial advisers in Australia and sharing these with the broader community we will create the environment where great advice can be provided to more Australians,” he said.

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