Financial services workers more stressed and less engaged than average

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Over a quarter of people in the financial services industry experience very high levels of stress in their job, according to SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry. The Financial and Insurance Services Industry Profile Report, an industry snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of 5,000 […]

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Women are at least 12 years from financial equality

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Economic equality is unlikely to be achieved until at least 2031 despite women making record progress in the March quarter, according to the latest Financy Women’s Index. The Women’s Index, which measures the economic progress of Australian women on a quarterly basis, rose 1.9 points to 122.7 points in the March quarter, up from a […]

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Nearly a quarter of working Australian women are experiencing a mental health condition

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Working Australian women are far more likely than men to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. According to research from SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, more than two thirds (68%) of women experience a mental health condition before the age of 25. The Gender […]

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International Women’s Day: women taking control of their financial future

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This International Women’s Day, specialist financial services research Investment Trends is considering the extent to which the historical gaps that women have faced in investing and financial matters are being addressed. More women are investing and taking control of their financial future than ever before The latest research from Investment Trends shows a significant increase […]

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New gender targets for ASX boards: 30% women for ASX 300

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The 30% Club Australia, a leading organisation campaigning for 30% women on ASX boards, has announced new targets for ASX 201- 300 companies to meet the 30% target by the end of 2021 to mark International Women’s Day. Previously only ASX 200 companies were targeted to meet the voluntary target by the 30% Club. “This […]

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‘Choice’ not ‘balance’ key to women’s security

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International Women’s Day is a timely reminder of the importance of women making choices at all stages of their life to plan for security, with statistics from the Council on the Ageing showing that for many women, homelessness, fear and poverty are what awaits them in their older age, says Emma Sakellaris, executive general manager […]

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The 2019 AMP University Challenge launches today

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The pens are poised, and the calculators are at the ready as tertiary students from around Australia set out to conquer the 2019 AMP University Challenge. Applications for the 2019 competition are now open to students looking to expand their skillset and explore the financial advice industry. Hopeful competitors who register now for the competition will […]

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Encouraging more women to consider careers in investment management

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Aspiring women in finance are set to benefit from a partnership between two of Australia’s leading investment management firms and The University of Queensland. Plato Investment Management and Pinnacle Investment Management, led by UQ Business School alumni, will provide nine $5000 scholarships and nine internships to support exceptional undergraduate students in 2019. Plato Managing Director […]

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TAL completes third summer of national skin check initiative

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, has completed the third year of its national skin check initiative, TAL SpotChecker, providing 1,391 free skin checks across Australia. Building on the success of the previous two years, TAL SpotChecker aims to get more people talking about and committing to regular skin checks to bridge the gap […]

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MetLife Foundation and Visa launch ‘Inclusive Fintech 50’ to elevate early-stage fintechs addressing financial inclusion

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MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a new initiative to recognise the top 50 early-stage fintechs contributing to financial inclusion around the globe. The “Inclusive Fintech 50” will culminate in a list of the most impactful, emerging fintechs that demonstrate the power […]

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