The Financial Planning Institute (FPI) of Southern Africa hosted its annual Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner on Monday night, where it recognised leaders in the financial planning profession for their outstanding level of professionalism and ethics.
Each year, the Institute honours a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional with the FPI Financial Planner of the Year Award. The award is described as “the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars,” launched in 2000, this award is one of the most prominent projects undertaken by FPI.
Bruce Fleming, CFP®, was announced as the 2016 FPI Financial Planner of the Year. Bruce has been involved in the financial planning industry for approximately 20 years.
Francois Le Roux, CFP® and Yolande Botha, CFP®, were named the 2016 FPI Financial Planner of the Year finalists.
Other awards and winners on the night were:
The FPI Harry Brews’ Award, recognising the professional who has made a significant life-long contribution to the financial planning profession and FPI, was given to Ester Venter, CFP®.
The FPI Media Award was presented to Sydney Sekese, CFP®.
The FPI It Starts With Me Award, was presented to Kobus Kleyn, CFP®, for the second consecutive year for his ongoing contribution to promoting the CFP® mark
Monique Malan, won the Top Student in the CFP® Professional Competency Exam Award.