By Ruth Liew in October 2011 – Asset Magazine
From bank teller to award-winning adviser, Melissa Azzopardi has embraced the next career challenge to run her own practice under a different dealer group.
Five months ago, Melissa Azzopardi made one of the biggest decisions in her career – to jump from a relatively cushy job as one of ANZ Financial Planning’s top performing advisers, to strike out in a business of here own.
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By Chris Kennedy on 8 August 2011 – Money Management
A former star ANZ financial planner has credited the support offered by AXA/AMP’s Discovery program as a key part of the reason she decided to leave the security of a bank planning role to start up her own business as a Charter Financial Planning principal.
MMA Financial principal Melissa Azzopardi said that after being initially contacted by Discovery they spent a lot of time working out a model that was suitable for her and helping to initiate that.
A business sign-up allowance also helped to cover some of the initial costs such as marketing and office equipment, but a major part of the appeal was knowing that that backup was there if needed until the business was established, she said.