Perpetual awards record $460,000 in philanthropic funds to young Australian artists

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Perpetual yesterday announced that it is distributing a record $460,000 in philanthropic funds to 23 young Australian artists who have received the 2015 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships. Each of this year’s winning artists, across the four categories of acting, painting, sculpture and singing, will receive a scholarship worth $20,000 to develop and enrich their careers through […]

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Celebrating women philanthropists on International Women’s Day

As International Women’s Day approaches, Equity Trustees is highlighting the role that women play in philanthropy as founders of philanthropic trusts as well as beneficiaries of their support. Tabitha Lovett, General Manager of Philanthropy at Equity Trustees, says women have historically taken a significant role in the establishment of philanthropic foundations. “Just under half of […]

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Exchanges around the world to honour International Women’s Day

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Women in ETFs (WE)—the first women’s group for the ETF industry—has partnered with nine exchanges worldwide to honour International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8. WE was founded in January 2014, and has eight chapters in the United States, Europe, Canada and its newest chapter in Asia Pacific. The bell ringing celebrations will include […]

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Stella night with Opera Australia

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The Stella Network’s A night behind the scenes at Opera Australia’s Joan Sutherland studios in Surry Hills, truly did hit the high notes last Wednesday night. Welcomed by BT Financial Services’ Julia Newbould, Leader of the now 1400-member strong Stella Network, into a room which made us feel like we were on set, the 64 […]

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Future2 maps new route for the 2015 Wheel Classic

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Future2 has announced that its flagship fundraiser, a city-to-city cycling event, will take a 1,080 km route from Sydney to Brisbane between 10 and 18 November 2015. The Future2 Wheel Classic will arrive in Brisbane for the opening of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professionals Congress, where riders will be welcomed by hundreds of peers […]

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AIA Vitality provides health kick for grassroots football

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Following a successful Asian Cup for the Socceroos and record football participation levels, AIA Australia is joining forces with Football Federation Australia to launch a new grassroots football initiative for kids. The introductory program, branded ‘AIA Vitality MiniRoos’, is a modified version of football that provides boys and girls aged 4 – 11 years with […]

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Merry Christmas from AdviserVoice

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Wishing you a safe and happy festive season. We look forward to bringing you the latest news and perspectives from practioners, industry bodies and all other areas of the Australian Financial Services industry in 2015. Best wishes, the AdviserVoice team

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Aussie kids driving philanthropic decisions

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Australian children are increasingly driving the philanthropic decisions of their families, the latest JBWere report into giving has found. With the value of Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) reaching almost $4billion, children from a young age are learning the social, moral, ethical and compliance obligations associated with charitable donations. John McLeod, of JBWere’s Philanthropic Services Team, […]

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AIA Vitality joins Australia’s Football Revolution

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Life insurer AIA Australia’s health and wellness program, AIA Vitality, to sponsor Football Federation Australia’s (FFA’s) introductory football program for boys and girls (aged 4 – 11) across Australia Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced AIA Vitality as the inaugural naming rights partner of MiniRoos, the football introductory program for boys and girls in Australia. […]

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Future2 awards acknowledge financial planners who give back to the community

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), last week announced Kathy Havers from Catalyst Financial Group as the national winner of the 2014 Future2 Community Service of the Year Award. Ms Havers also won the 2014 State Award in Victoria. The Future2 Community Service Award recognises FPA members who have, in a pro bono or public […]

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