First financial planning journal launched

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Griffith Business School has teamed up with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) to develop and publish the country’s first academic journal dedicated to financial planning.

The new publication, titled The Financial Planning Research Journal, was announced in Sydney last week.

“This is an important step for the financial planning industry and once more demonstrates Griffith University’s strong links and effective influence in this sector,” Associate Professor Mark Brimble, Discipline Head of Finance and Financial Planning, said.

“The journal is a key initiative at a crucial time for the industry, and will provide a focal point for research around financial planning that can be used to inform debate and policy, and ultimately raise standards across the industry.”

“This journal is part of our overall strategy to partner with the academic community to promote financial planning as an academic discipline,” Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said.

“It complements the academic research grants we award each year, and our sponsorship of the Personal Finance and Investment Symposium. It is a direct response to what both academics and practitioners have recommended through the FPA Financial Planning Education Council.”

Griffith University will host the publication on behalf of the FPA, with the new journal to be published online twice a year.

Each publication, in September and March, will incorporate six peer-reviewed academic articles covering the full spectrum of the financial planning industry with Griffith providing the editorial services.

A special edition of The Financial Planning Research Journal is planned to coincide with the annual Personal Finance and Investment Symposium hosted by Griffith’s Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation later in the year.

“Griffith is the leading university in Australia in the financial planning space,” Associate Professor Brimble said. “We have worked and will continue to work closely with the profession. This connection cannot be underestimated.

“Our involvement here reiterates our desire to ensure that academic research is brought to bear on the industry to positive and relevant effect.”