Friday, August 19th, 2011

Former Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) President Dr James Taggart, OAM has been elected to the Board of the Asia Pacific Financial Services Association (APFinSA) representing Australia.

Dr Taggart said he is honoured to have been nominated and accepted to the Board, which represents the interests of advisers right across the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.

In congratulating Dr Taggart, AFA CEO Richard Klipin said AFA members have a rich tradition of serving with distinction in the Asia-Pacific region. The AFA’s Rod Scurrah was Chairman of APFinSA from 1994-1995 and John Craik was Chairman from 1997-1999.

“We are very pleased that as we enter the Asian century the AFA and its members are represented by someone of Jim’s calibre,” Mr Klipin said. “We extend our heartiest congratulations to him and wish him well in the role.”

APFinSA serves as the leading speaking platform for industry issues in the region and aims to help and support national associations in its member countries. Dr Taggart was elected to the APFinSA Board at the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Council Congress held in Singapore in late July. The objective of the Congress, which is held every two years and attracts around 8,000 delegates, is to raise the standard of professionalism and business practices of financial advisers and managers in the region via joint educational and professional training courses, seminars and conventions.

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