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Congratulations to Shane Light – AFA Awards 2018 top six finalist!


When you seek advice on how to best set yourself up for future success, it’s nice to know you’re dealing with an expert who knows their stuff.

This week, we were thrilled to learn that our Head of Advice and Senior Financial Adviser, Shane Light, has been selected as a semifinalist in this year’s AFA Adviser of the Year Award.

Managing Director of The Hopkins Group Michael Williams says acknowledgement of Shane’s efforts is a team achievement. “This recognition is testament to the quality of service we provide at The Hopkins Group and recognition of the calibre of staff we have working with us,” he said.

“We are proud of Shane and his team for the quality of their work and service, and thrilled that it has earned industry recognition. To make it through to the top six on a national stage is no mean feat and we wish him luck for the coming stages.”

The AFA Adviser of the Year Award has come to stand for many things; vision, leadership, excellence. The award looks to recognise the spirit and high professional standards of financial advisers and is described by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) as “shining a spotlight on, and sharing, best practice insights”.

“Many advisers are continuously looking to improve both their business efficiency and their client engagement proposition and [the award] plays a pivotal role [in recognising these efforts].”

Following his nomination, Shane underwent an intensive application process before progressing through to an interview round. It was then announced at the end of July that Shane had been selected as a top six finalist.

“I’ve always strived to be the best adviser I can be but never dreamt of this kind of acknowledgement,” said Shane who champions The Hopkins Group’s philosophy that clients are at the core of our business.

“It’s testament to the quality of the team I have around me and the holistic approach we take to helping our clients.”

From here, a selection of The Hopkins Group’s financial planning clients have been asked to participate in an independent survey conducted by the Beddoes Institute, to provide feedback on their experience with Shane and The Hopkins Group as a whole. This process will help the AFA select their top three finalists, before a winner is announced at the AFA 2018 National Adviser Conference in October.

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