The IOOF Advice Academy
Renato Mota, Group General Manager - Wealth Management
Never before has our industry evolved so quickly. Whether it’s increased regulation or rapidly changing legislation, maintaining the necessary knowledge and best advice processes is another challenge to growing your practice and making the most of your business opportunities.
At the same time, in today’s volatile economic environment, the peace of mind for your clients to know they are on track to achieve their financial goals has never been so important.
Like many businesses, the right support can make all the difference. Currently our team of experts offer a range of support services and tools to help you. However, our relationship with advisers is never something we take for granted and we are committed to providing new ways to support you to provide quality financial advice.
IOOF Advice Academy
That’s why I am pleased to introduce a new initiative from IOOF – the IOOF Advice Academy.
The IOOF Advice Academy is a training and coaching resource that supports advisers in providing the consistent advice and education clients need to give them the best chance of reaching their financial goals. Our vision is to create an environment where ongoing financial planning relationships deliver consistent mutual value and enable clients to achieve their goals free from financial concern.
The Academy will present advice businesses with a front and back office client engagement model built to deliver on real client objectives. This client engagement model will also incorporate advice philosophies which complement IOOF’s open architecture view of providing quality, goals-based advice.
For advisers, the Academy’s methodology for evaluating client progress will result in increased client satisfaction and retention, and ultimately, increased profitability for your business.
Appointment of Dean Lombardo
I am also pleased to announce that Dean Lombardo will head up this business at IOOF. Dean has experienced our industry from almost every angle, from financial planner to business owner and author. Dean was awarded the 2012 AFA National Excellence Award, and is recognised as an expert in client engagement.
The IOOF Academy is another way we support advisers to build strong businesses and provide quality financial advice. In the months ahead, I look forward to sharing with you more information on the IOOF Advice Academy.