Who We Are

Overview
The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) is the peak body for Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers in Australia.

SAFAA has both Principal and Practitioner Members.

Principal Members comprise leading Market Participants.

Practitioner Members comprise experienced stockbrokers and financial advisers employed by Market Participants.

SAFAA has three roles:

Firstly, it advocates on behalf of its Principal Members for ethical, efficient and stable listed equity and debt markets.

Secondly, it provides specialist education and training for its Practitioner Members.

Thirdly, it provides Code Monitoring for TASA advisers as an accredited tax (financial) adviser Association
for the purposes of the Tax Agent Services Act (TASA).

History

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 listed equity, debt 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

Why SAFAA

The Association provides members who care about the future of the industry with an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and come together with their peers to talk about issues of concern.
SAFAA’s members do not sit back and hope that things will magically get better. They distil the concerns of the industry, develop position papers, and advocate for outcomes that will deliver ethical and efficient listed equity and debt markets for Australia.