I'm attending an Irish / Australian exchange conference in Croke Park tomorrow. 300 Australian Financial Planners are here for the week as part of their offshore conference and 45 Irish financial planners have been invited to join them to share ideas and experience. It will be really interesting to see how they do things 'down under', and whether they have the same financial concerns that we have?
This exchange is part of a new initiative, called the Financial Planning Standards Board (www.fpsb.ie) which is a body established to encourage and develop excellence and high ethical standards in financial planning and financial advice. I am working towards the internationally recognised CFP qualification and full membership of the FPSB. I am part of the first group of advisors to try for this qualification and I hope to be one of the first CFP advisors in Ireland.
If I pass all the exams, I should have the designation by this time next year. This conference is all part of that process.