Professional Planner continues to be an influential voice in the debate about the need for higher professional, ethical and education standards in financial planning. As the industry continues to evolve into a profession, Professional Planner will continue to provide a forum for the discussion and development of new ideas and standards.
Guided by an advisory board of prominent industry and profession identities, Professional Planner’s aim of delivering highly informed and authoritative content to financial planners is underpinned by a philosophy of actively participating in the debate and on improving readers’ understanding of issues surrounding professionalism, through exposure of industry best practice.
Simon Hoyle has been a finance journalist for more almost 30 years – a finance journalist because the football and motorsports rounds at The Age were filled when he was awarded a cadetship. He worked on BRW and Personal Investment magazines, and was part of the team that launched Money Management. Hoyle spent 11 years at the Australian Financial Review, where he edited the Smart Money section, before moving on to be an investment writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. He was appointed editor of Professional Planner in November 2007 and as director of retail content for Conexus Financial, the publisher of Professional Planner, in 2012.