Infocus staff giving continues in 2017

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To support the group’s staff giving program, Infocus recently surveyed all 70 staff across the group to select a Charity who will benefit from this year’s fundraising activity. In 2017, the Infocus team chose a clear winner: the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Managing Director and CEO Rod Bristow, said “Infocus’ workplace giving program, developed in response […]

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Humour helps happiness

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Humour, financial security and leisure time are what make Australians truly happy according to new research released last Friday by AMP. AMP’s Happiness Survey revealed we are a nation of happy people with our retirees leading the charge. Seventy-nine per cent of retirees said they were happy with their lives and the majority of respondents […]

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AXA IM unveils global equity strategy focused on gender diversity

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced the launch of a new impact-style investment strategy designed to capitalise on companies promoting gender diversity. The move ties into the growing global trend towards investments that look to solve social issues, while providing similar risk-return characteristics to traditional managed equity funds. The strategy – The AXA World Funds […]

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Women make financial decisions at home but knowledge gap about insurance persists

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Women are taking charge of making financial decisions at home, but many still feel they don’t know enough about life insurance and remain underinsured. The results of the latest BT Australian Financial Health Index show that women are taking the reins when it comes to their own and their family’s financial situation: 89 per cent […]

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Women in ETFs and five partner organisations to ‘ring the bell’ for gender equality at 43 stock exchanges globally

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For the 3rd year, a global collaboration across 43 stock exchanges around the world plan to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 (March 8th). The events are a partnership between Women in ETFs, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, IFC, and the World Federation […]

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Aon empowers the Australian Rowing Team as it trains for Tokyo

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Rowing Australia and Aon have announced a four-year partnership that will see the global risk and people advisers become major sponsors of the Australian Rowing Team and Rowing Australia. The national deal also appoints Aon as the exclusive risk and insurance partner of the national body. Chairman and President of Rowing Australia Rob Scott expressed […]

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Leading industry scholarship program opens for submissions

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Applications for the 13th Aon Benfield Scholarship are now open for 2017. Awarded by Aon Benfield and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), the scholarship recognises an outstanding professional in the local insurance or reinsurance industry for demonstrating their potential to be leaders in the space. The scholarship offers the […]

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Business leaders hit the streets to sell ‘The Big Issue’

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Kearney Group CEO, Paul Kearney, is joining well-known business and government leaders in hitting the streets to sell The Big Issue magazine from 6-10 February. Paul will be joining vendor, Jeff, at Parliament Station on 9 February at 8:30am to sell magazines as part of The Big Issue’s CEO Selling campaign, celebrating International Vendor Week. […]

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TAL launches Risk Academy schedule for 2017

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TAL, Australia’s leading life insurance specialist, has launched the 2017 schedule for its industry leading Risk Academy adviser education program. TAL Risk Academy, now in its third year, offers a comprehensive suite of programs to suit different levels of life insurance knowledge and competency. More than 10 new workshops and webinars have been added to the […]

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Convergence awards grant to ADM Capital and ADM Capital Foundation for design of financing facility for renewable energy and smallholder livelihood projects in Indonesia

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Convergence, the first and only platform exclusively focused on blended finance, announced it will award a grant to ADM Capital and ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF) for the design of a Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) and Tropical Landscapes Bond (TLB), which in partnership with UNEP, ICRAF, and BNP Paribas, will provide long-term financing for projects […]

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