Risk People as at 3 May 2016

New Appointments

Paradigm Wealth Management Appoints Head of Ops
Carsten Zuber is Paradigm's new head of operations. 

ANZ Appoints Head of Aligned Advice, State Manager
ANZ has a new general manager of aligned dealers and advice standards, Darren Whereat, who moved from an internal role as chief executive of RI Advice. Whereat's new role will see him overseeing advice standards at ANZ Financial Planning, RI Advice, M3 Financial Services, and Financial Services Partners. ANZ Wealth has appointed Joe McGrath as the Victorian and Tasmanian state manager for the retail sales team, moving from ANZ's E-Trade. 

Adviser News

NAB Adviser Education Boost at Deakin
NAB and Deakin have joined forces to offer advisers further educational options via the Deakin Business School, DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital to NAB's network of advisers. Deakin will provide advisers with access to research into the advice industry, including consumer behaviour. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be available, both on and offline. Advisers will receive group discounts on course fees for many study units, including the Master of Financial Planning and Master of Professional Practice. 


AFA Opens Education Award Nominations
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Excellence in Education Award nominations are now open, with the winner to be announced at the conference in October. Nominations close on 10 June 2016 - www.asteronlife.com.au/afaawards.

IFA Excellence Awards Nominations Closing Soon
The IFA Excellence Awards celebrate independent and non-aligned financial advisers. Nominations close 3 May 2016, with the winners announced in Sydney on 12 August 2016.