Last week’s annual conference organised by the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) was captivating and thought-provoking. Over two days, industry figure heads and prominent speakers (including former prime minister John Howard) and shared their thoughts on the current issues and challenges facing the industry, and what outlook Australia is facing.
The event was accompanied by a media frenzy. Over two days, many of the Financial Review’s “most read” articles were derived from insights shared by Magellan Financial Group’s Hamish Douglass, ASIC’s chairman Greg Medcraft and JBWere chief executive Justin Greiner’s views on gender diversity.
The SAFAA Conference also saw the office launch of Salt CPD. As the Association’s official e-learning partner, GRC Solutions displayed a new library of SAFAA approved professional development courses that taps into the heart of the problems the industry is facing – such as the increased volume of cyber-attacks on financial services and what to make of the current insider trading cases plaguing the profession.
Many practitioners are a few points short of their yearly CPD target and flocked to the GRC Solutions exhibition booth to enrol, or to find out more about the subscription model on offer.
The SAFAA conference was a resounding success and GRC Solutions is proud to have been part of such a well-organised, professional industry event.