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OnePath signs deal with Institute of Financial Advisers

ANZ-owned fund manager OnePath (formerly ING) has inked a partnership deal with the Institute of Financial Advisers.

Niko Kloeten
Mon, 04 Apr 2011

ANZ-owned fund manager OnePath (formerly ING) has signed on as the latest Premier Business Partner of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA).

The arrangement will see OnePath becoming a major sponsor at this year’s IFA Conference in Wellington, as well as providing its members ongoing professional development support.

IFA chief executive Peter Lee said OnePath has always been a consistent supporter of the institute and its members. “It’s great to have that commitment and support continue with today’s announcement.”

He said the deal has major benefits for IFA members including helping keep conference costs down and providing the opportunity to fund good speakers to the event.

Mr Lee also welcomed OnePath’s commitment to the Institute’s on going professional development. OnePath will provide access to its international knowledge and expertise. “OnePath’s financial and professional support will help us deliver a more focused service to members,” he said.

OnePath’s Head of Advisory, Funds, Trisha Edmonds said, “We’re delighted to continue our commitment to the IFA and develop our relationship with financial advisors through this major sponsorship.

“OnePath has a long history of supporting the growth and development of financial advisors and we’ve been actively assisting the IFA’s efforts to ensure advisors are recognised as professional practitioners.

“As an industry association, the institute is a great advocate for high standards, compliance and best practice for all its members and we’ll be working with the institute to support their professional development.

“This sponsorship demonstrates our on going commitment to advisors to partner with them in delivering the best outcomes for their clients.”

Mr Lee said the Institute’s Premier/Professional Business Partnership arrangements are more than just sponsorships. “They recognise the significant non-financial contributions that partner can make, and the benefits that brings to members.”

The Institute set up its Premier Business partnership programme in early 2010 with Fidelity Life, AXA and Telecom signing as inaugural partners. 

Niko Kloeten
Mon, 04 Apr 2011
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OnePath signs deal with Institute of Financial Advisers