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Largest group of financial planners ever to graduate from UFS
2013-06-14

Stuart James Milroy and Gerda Grobler
Photo: Stephen Collett
14 June 2013

During this year’s graduation, the Centre for Financial Planning Law (CFPL) conferred the most diplomas ever for this sector at a graduation ceremony. Five hundred and ninety four students received diplomas (543 postgraduate diplomas in Financial Planning and 51 advanced postgraduate diplomas in Financial Planning).

Top student for the postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning, was Gerda Grobler. For the advanced postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning, Stuart James Milroy received the honour as top achiever. Other top achievers for modules in the advanced postgraduate diploma were L Phillips, RC Claassen, SJ Milroy and L Wilkinson. G Grobler, TT Baxter, KR Smit and E du Rand were the top achievers for modules in the postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning.

For five years, the University of the Free State was the only institution that offered a full qualification to become a certified financial planner. The university is still the largest institution in this field. The Centre for Financial Planning Law (CFPL) at the UFS is also the only institution in South Africa offering the advanced postgraduate diploma in Financial Planning as a purely specialist diploma.

To date, the CFPL at the UFS has awarded 4 200 postgraduate diplomas and 710 advanced postgraduate diplomas in Financial Planning.

Donors who made this event possible, include:

  • Alexander Forbes
  • Old Mutual
  • Liberty
  • Acsis
  • Momentum
  • LexisNexis
  • Galileo Capital
  • PSG
  • ABSA Bank

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