Financial planners set off on Future2 Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge in Victoria

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The 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic charity bike ride will set off from Melbourne’s DISC Velodrome on Friday 22 November, aiming to surpass previous years’ fundraising efforts for the Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). Now in its 10th year, the Wheel Classic will feature 18 financial planners and […]

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Future2 increases grants to disadvantaged young Australians in 2019

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The Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has awarded $191,066 in new grants to 20 not-for-profit organisations in 2019, an increase of more than 5 per cent over last year. Future2 has now committed $1,195,066 in grants since its inception in 2007.  FPA members endorse every dollar awarded by the Future2 […]

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How advisers can support both themselves and their customers with mental health

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Mental health is a journey of learning to understand ourselves and make healthy choices that build resilience and help us live a fulfilling life. It is an incredibly important topic for us all to be aware so we can encourage conversations in an open and accepting environment and help people be well and thrive. When […]

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Local investment manager recognised for action on modern slavery

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Ausbil Investment Management’s Head of ESG Research, Mans Carlsson-Sweeny, has been recognised with an Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award Certificate of High Commendation for his work in combating slavery in investment supply chains. Carlsson-Sweeny was recognised for his contribution in identifying the risk of modern slavery in investment, and promoting better awareness around slavery in the […]

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Griffith University Student Crystal Palliser wins AMP University Challenge

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Crystal Palliser from Griffith University has won the finals of the 2019 AMP University Challenge and the $5,000 first prize. Ms Palliser, who is in only her second year of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Financial Planning, performed strongly in all of the finals challenges during an intense day of competition. Now […]

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OnePath and Zurich renew support for Mr Perfect mental health BBQs

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OnePath has renewed its 12-month partnership with Mr Perfect, the grassroots men’s mental health network encouraging conversation and connections through informal BBQs across Australia. Commencing this month, this second 12-month partnership has OnePath and Zurich Financial Services Australia adding their weight behind Mr Perfect to expand the BBQ program to more than 300 BBQs. Over […]

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Productivity and profits under threat unless business sector leads response to mental health crisis in Australia

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A new report is urging corporate Australia to take the lead on addressing the nation’s mental health crisis, ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10. The research was launched today in Melbourne to a 150-strong crowd of business and community representatives, who were welcomed by the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley […]

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Why all accountants should mark Mental Health Month in their calendar

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Coco Hou is a CPA accountant and CEO of Platinum Professional Training (PPT) and Platinum Accounting, and she believes that Mental Health Month is an opportunity to share some important mental health matters involving accountants. Mental Health Month takes place in October every year, a month dedicated to the promotion and awareness raising of mental […]

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Australian Ethical pledges Amazon protection as world strikes to demand climate action

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Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) has pledged to protect five acres of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for new and referring members, as businesses and school children around the world strike to raise awareness of the global climate emergency. The ethical wealth manager is responding to growing concerns from members and the community about the impacts of […]

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Raise funds for young Australians by supporting 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge

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The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for riders and hikers to join them on two different outdoor adventures exploring Victoria’s mountains and coastline this November. Open to financial planners and guests, the 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge raises funds for Future2’s Make […]

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