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The 2019 AMP University Challenge launches today
25 February 2019

The pens are poised, and the calculators are at the ready as tertiary students from around Australia set out to conquer the 2019 AMP University Challenge.

Applications for the 2019 competition are now open to students looking to expand their skillset and explore the financial advice industry.

Hopeful competitors who register now for the competition will receive  a hypothetical client case study in a week’s time on 4 March, from which they will be asked to devise a financial plan with the aim of impressing the competition’s judges.

“AMP University Challenge reflects the values and attributes of the industry..."

AMP Group Executive, Advice, Alex Wade said the competition gives students first-hand experience of what it is like to be a practising financial adviser.

“An event like University Challenge shows AMP is committed to developing the next generation of advisers to help provide quality advice to more Australians,” Mr Wade said.

Now in its ninth year the AMP University Challenge is a key pillar of AMP’s strategy to support and invest in high standards of education and professionalism in the financial advice industry.

Since the competition began it has been integrated into the curriculum and assessment for students studying financial planning majors at Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, Griffith University, TAFE NSW, and Western Sydney University.

Mr Wade said supporting future generations of financial planners through initiatives like the AMP University Challenge was vital to the industry, particularly with the introduction of new, higher education standards for advisers.

“The AMP University Challenge reflects AMP as an innovative industry leader, a pioneer in raising standards in financial advice, and an advocate for professionalism and quality in the industry,” Mr Wade said.

“AMP University Challenge reflects the values and attributes of the industry – professionalism, integrity, and customer focus.”

Pictured: 2017 AMP University Challenge finalist, Clive Moyo

The teams or individuals who provide the best competition entries over the next seven months will be selected to compete during the October final at AMP’s Circular Quay headquarters.

There finalists will mix with senior advice professionals and leading finance academics while exploring career opportunities at the headquarters of Australia’s largest network of financial advisers.

"... AMP is committed to developing the next generation of advisers ..."

Previous finalists – including 2017 competitor Clive Moyo – have subsequently pursued roles at AMP after competing in the University Challenge.

Mr Moyo secured a role in AMP’s Customer Engagement Team after entering the University Challenge and before graduating from TAFE NSW.

Mr Moyo said the competition provided a collaborative and supportive environment and cemented his decision to become a financial planner.

The competition is open to all full or part-time Australian tertiary students.

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