Short-term 2013 Excellence Award winner – ANTON SWANEPOEL, Cutting Edge Business Solutions
In the face of increasing legislation and client demands, Anton Swanepoel has recognised the need to facilitate access to excellent training, compliance solutions, and a number of programmes to assist the intermediary. While his business offers such support to the intermediary community, his focus remains to help the industry maintain its client-focus while meeting compliance requirements. Anton is clearly a strong advocate of the intermediary, especially in the face of FAIS Ombud determinations which may place a broker business at risk.
In collaboration with the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa, Anton has played a huge role as change agent and lecturer to motivate intermediaries to prepare for the challenge of the Regulatory Examinations with enthusiasm and a sense of competence. This has certainly led to many members of the FIA and others to complete the exams successfully as professionals.
Anton is also the author of The FIA Code of Conduct and The Business Manual for Key Individuals that will certainly contribute towards professionalising the industry. Anton’s passion for education is evidenced through his ongoing commitment to creating further partnerships and innovative solutions to help intermediaries meet the challenges of change and approach them with a positive attitude.