One again RFS Advice have managed to take out top spot within a category at the annual IFA Excellence Awards. This year our CEO Paul Forbes came out on top in the Dealer Group Executive of the Year category for his efforts within the Australian Advice Network.

We must also mention Darko Zigic’s nomination in the Risk Adviser category, for the second year in a row. Since 2014 the awards have recognised the achievements of Australia’s leading professionals in the advice sector, acknowledging ethics and merit across independent and privately owned financial advice groups – a true benchmark for excellence. The event this year took place at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

The awards recognised the achievements of outstanding professionals and businesses in the independent and non-aligned financial advice sector, across 22 separate categories.

Newcomer of the Year went to Robert Rich from Endorphin Wealth Management and Best New Licensee went to dozzi Financial Advice.

Hard Line Wealth won Innovator of the Year – Company and innovator of the Year – Individual went to Zuraida Ariffin from Zuraida Ariffin Wealth Creation.

Risk Adviser of the Year, for the second year in a row, was Katherine Hayes from Tiffen & Co Insurance Services and Dealer Group of the Year for the second year was InterPrac Financial Planning.

Also for the second year,Holistic Adviser of the Year was Michael Phillips from Phillips Family Office and Holistic Advice Firm of the Year was VISIS Private Wealth.

For a full list of winners, please visit the Awards website