TAL supports financial advisers with mental wellbeing course

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, is launching a new course to help financial advisers to reflect on and improve their mental wellbeing. Run through TAL’s industry leading Risk Academy, the course was developed by TAL’s Head of Mental Health, Glenn Baird. Glenn currently leads TAL’s mental health strategy and he has more than 14 […]

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Financial equality more than a generation away

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Australian women are well over a generation away from achieving financial equality with the latest Financy Women’s Index* showing that progress has slowed over the past financial year despite a record narrowing of the superannuation gender gap. The Women’s Index rose 0.5 points to 123.9 points in the June quarter, from a revised 123.4 points […]

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AMP University Challenge offers students a unique chance to boost their careers

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University and TAFE students have their final shot at entering the 2019 AMP University Challenge with the opening of the Semester 2 round of competition today. Entry is free and there is $10,000 in prize money on offer. Head of Advice Education, Capability and Careers Rod Edge said the competition was a unique opportunity for […]

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Future2 welcomes three new Board Directors

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The Future2 Foundation is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Board of Directors: Ms Julie Berry CFP®, Mr Hugh Humphrey, and Ms Olivia Maragna CFP®. Future2 is the foundation of the financial planning profession in Australia. Through its annual Future2 Make the Difference! Grants program, Future2 supports young Australians experiencing social, financial or […]

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Evaluating the Glass Ceiling: Understanding and unlocking the value in gender equity

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Calvert Research and Management, an Eaton Vance responsible investing affiliate, says the investment case for advancing gender equality in corporations is strong and clear. Women make up 50% of the global working-age population and have educational attainment that is close to comparable with men’s globally. However, figures show that women have significantly lower labour participation […]

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Asset managers support push for more women

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Diversity initiative Future IM/Pact continues to build support across Australia’s investment management sector, signing three major investment management firms to its growing partner community. Launched one year ago, Future IM/Pact aims to attract more diverse talent into the investment teams of super funds and fund managers, with an initial focus on appealing to women at university. The […]

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Perpetual and Stanford partnership brings philanthropic powerhouse to Australia

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Perpetual Limited in Australia will host one of the most well-regarded philanthropic experts as part of a renewed partnership with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). As part of the partnership, a number of events and workshops will take place across Australia with key speaker Paul Brest, faculty co-director at Stanford […]

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MetLife and AFA grant call for women financial advisers

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MetLife Australia and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) yesterday launched MetLife Progress: Professional Development Grant for Women. MetLife Progress has been created to advocate for greater diversity in the industry by helping women in financial advice achieve their career goals. The inaugural 2019 grant round will offer up to 15 professional development packages, which […]

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200 OnePath staff to receive specialised mental health training

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OnePath has announced it is providing specialised mental health and wellness training to its claims team, developing the skills needed to meet the increasing number of insurance claims based on mental health and wellness issues. By the end of the month, about 200 staff members will have completed 20 different mental health and wellness training […]

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Perpetual announces Miles Franklin Longlist 2019

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The trustee of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards, Perpetual, has today announced ten talented authors who have been included in the 2019 longlist for the Miles Franklin Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by prolific author and feminist Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, now best known for her first novel My Brilliant Career. […]

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