The Trusted Adviser mark is only available to members of Financial Advice New Zealand. If you would like to become a member, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0800 432 101. We would welcome the opportunity to share the benefits of joining Financial Advice NZ.
CFP and CLU Professionals are Trusted Advisers
The Association acknowledges the professionalism of members who have chosen to gain and keep the pinnacle marks of CLU and CFP, therefore you are deemed to have met the Trusted Adviser criteria without any further questions.
For clarity, you are deemed compliant for as long as you hold an up to date Practising Certificate for your pinnacle mark as we respect that the conditions of the pinnacle marks are more stringent than those of the Trusted Adviser mark.
As an AFA and a Founding Member of Financial Advice NZ, we already have enough information to know you meet most aspects of the criteria therefore we assume you will qualify as a Trusted Adviser. We only ask for you to confirm three aspects of the criteria as below.
Criteria: Have a Level 5 qualification in Financial Services, including the relevant strands for the advice areas provided, or a higher qualification recognised by Financial Advice NZ.
Criteria: Currently a financial adviser providing regulated financial advice to retail clients and has been for at least the last three years.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Criteria: Maintain an annual Professional Development Plan and attain a minimum of 20 hours relevant structured CPD every year.
Criteria: Attend an Association, or Association endorsed, Ethics in Financial Services three-hour workshop every three years.
Criteria: Be protected by appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance, as expected of a professional.
I acknowlege that my use of the Trusted Adviser mark is granted on the following ongoing conditions and that I can be asked to provide evidence that the following is true;
Your form will be acknowledged upon receipt. It will be reviewed and we will contact you to confim your registration as a Trusted Adviser, or to ask for further information.
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at email@example.com, or 0800 432 101, or PO Box 5513 Wellington.