About the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association

Who we are

The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) has three main roles.

Firstly, it is a policy and advocacy body for institutional and retail stockbroking firms and investment banks.

Secondly, it is a professional association that provides education, training and policy and advocacy for investment professionals.

Thirdly, it is a recognised tax (financial) adviser Association for the purposes of the Tax Agent Services Act  (TASA).

The Association promotes high standards by requiring that all members comply with its Code of Ethical Conduct.

The Association was formed in 1999 as the Securities & Derivatives Industry Association (SDIA), then became the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA), and in November 2016 became the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA).

Since 1999, SAFAA and its predecessors have played a pivotal role in shaping the ethical and efficient development of the equities and derivatives markets in Australia.

Specifically, the Association has:

- trained more than 10,000 investment professionals
- convened hundreds of Workshops and Committee Meetings to discuss industry issues
- submitted dozens of thoroughly researched policy papers to government and regulators - papers that have significantly influenced policy settings

The Association's point of difference is that its members are a dedicated group of investment professionals who work at the coal face of the industry and come together under the SAFAA umbrella to discuss issues of concern. SAFAA's members do not sit back and hope that things will magically get better. They roll up their sleeves, develop position papers, and advocate for outcomes that deliver ethical and efficient markets.


Our Mandate

  • Effectively represent the stockbroking industry on policy and issues with Government and regulatory agencies and customer-supplier - relationship issues with exchanges, clearing houses and other suppliers
  • Provide professional recognition for industry practitioners
  • Promote the stockbroking profession
  • Provide professional education and training
  • Facilitate to discuss and resolve industry-wide issues
  • Ensuring members are better informed on issues likely to affect their business
  • Collecting and publishing statistics on the industry

SAFAA Structure

  • The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association has a set of standing committees that support the board in prescribed areas.
  • The Association has a network of committees, sub-committees and working groups that meet regularly to discuss industry issues.