Genworth Financial has reaffirmed its commitment to recognising quality, innovation and leadership with its decision to partner the Australian Lending Awards and Australian Mortgage Conference in 2012.
The combined conference and awards event, to be held 23 February 2012, is an essential networking opportunity and business building resource for senior executives across Australia's mortgage lending industry.
It is also an opportunity to recognise those lenders best servicing the needs of Australia's borrowers and brokers.
A joint initiative of research firm RFi andThe Adviser, the Australian Mortgage Conference provides insightful sessions addressing issues facing borrowers, originators and distributors and how to gain the competitive advantage. The Australian Lending Awards recognise leadership, success and product innovation across the mortgage lending sector and are the industry benchmark of success.
Genworth chief executive Ellie Comerford said the mortgage insurer was proud to back the event for the second year running as principal partner.
"The Australian Mortgage Conference and Australian Lending Awards are unique in our industry and seek to collectively enhance the development of the sector," she said.
"As we all look for ways to meet the challenge of a slower credit growth environment, insight into the future of the mortgage market, such as how the industry continues to innovate has never been more important," Ms Comerford said. "The Australian Mortgage Conference provides an opportunity to bring together Australia's lending executives to share insights and knowledge, and to stimulate debate.
"In addition, as Genworth's policies and processes serve as a second set of eyes for the industry, our sponsorship of the Australian Lending Awards is key to recognising those leaders and top performers who have made a significant contribution not only in support of the industry, but to its sustainability."
Publisher of The Adviser Jim Hall said the backing of Genworth for the 2012 event highlighted the important role the company played in the mortgage sector.
"Genworth is committed to supporting the growth of the industry and has long been a driver of promoting thought leadership and industry-best practice," he said.