Hedge Funds Rock in 2017 – Financial industry charity hits $3m in funds raised; announces 2017 awards event

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One of the Australian financial sector’s most enduring charitable efforts has announced its 2017 awards event – involving the unusual combination of hedge fund managers and rock music. Hedge Funds Rock (HFR) & The Australian Alternative Investment Awards event is an annual charitable event running in conjunction with the Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Australia […]

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Nominations for Moral Fairground’s innovative awards program now open

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Nominations are now open for enterprises in Australia who do good for people, the planet and animals to be recognised through Moral Fairground’s innovative awards program. Winners will be announced at an Awards dinner in Melbourne on 16 October to coincide with Moral Fairground’s Ethical Enterprise Conference, an educational and networking event bringing ethical and […]

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Countplus announces inaugural Harvard Business School Scholarship

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In honour of founder, Barry Lambert, Countplus has announced the creation of the Barry Lambert Harvard Business School Scholarship. The scholarship acknowledges Mr Lambert’s significant contribution over the last 50 years, to the company and the broader financial services sector. Countplus CEO, Matthew Rowe, said “With Barry’s impending retirement, we could think of no better […]

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FPA to launch Pro Bono Program with Cancer Council

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced that it will launch a pilot Pro Bono Financial Planning Referral Service with Cancer Council. The nationally structured referral program will help families affected by cancer who are unable to afford the cost of financial advice, by connecting them with financial planners who can provide their […]

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Plan to be charitable all year round in the countdown to end of financial year tax time

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Just a week after news of the largest philanthropic gift by a living Australian, and the final surge begins by charities appealing to taxpayers attracted to the last minute tax deductible donations by 30 June, now is the time for Australians to consider a better way to channel around $3b of ad hoc giving annually. […]

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Call out to FPA members: Future2 ‘Make the Difference!’

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Grant nominations open Sydney, 23 May 2017 Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for FPA members to nominate a local not-for-profit organisation for its Make the Difference! Grants program. Since 2007, Future2 has committed $688,000 in grants to community not-for-profits through the generosity and fundraising efforts of […]

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Call to increase gender diversity for ASX 200 Boards as 30% Club marks two-year anniversary in Australia

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Increased gender diversity on boards leads to better performance for corporates, not only from a pure financial sense but also in terms of managing key indicators of longer term wealth creation like customer satisfaction, and building a robust employee and corporate culture. However, despite the evidence, there are 13 Boards in the ASX 200 that […]

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ANZ Inspire supports financial advisers in quest for resilience

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ANZ Wealth has highlighted the importance of overcoming adversity for financial advisors during its APEX Inspire summit in Sydney last week. As part of the summit, advisers heard from guest speakers, former AFL star Adam Goodes and three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley OAM, who shared their personal stories of using triumph and challenge as […]

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Australian Ethical opens its 2017 community grants program

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Australian Ethical has opened its community grants program for 2017, encouraging organisations working to deliver tangible benefits for people, the planet, and animals to apply. Australian Ethical’s grants program is a core part of the company’s purpose to play a leadership role in making the world a better place. Each year the company donates 10%* […]

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Manulife announces global partnership with World Heart Federation

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Manulife has announced the commencement of a new global partnership with the World Heart Federation (WHF) to bolster awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to increase CVD prevention efforts. CVD is the leading cause of death around the world, with 17.5 million people dying from CVD, such as heart attack and stroke, in 2015 alone. […]

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