FSC announces partnership alliance with First Nations Foundation

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The Financial Services Council (FSC) has announced a long-term partnership alliance with First Nations Foundation (FNF) to help improve the financial literacy of Indigenous Australians. Financial literacy is a key contributor to social exclusion of Indigenous Australians who are significantly more disadvantaged than other Australians. This was highlighted in a report by the Centre for […]

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Greg Cooper appointed new chairman of the Financial Services Council

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Greg Cooper, CEO of Schroders Australia, has been elected chairman of the Financial Services Council. He was unanimously elected to the position by the FSC board and will officially take on the role of chairman on Thursday, 1 August during the FSC’s Annual Conference. Mr Cooper will replace Peter Maher who will retire as chairman […]

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Financial Services can replace mining as Australia’s next major export industry: FSC-DST CEO Report

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Click on the image to view and download the complete FSC Financial services can replace mining as the next major export industry for Australia, John Brogden, CEO of the Financial Services Council said today. Speaking at the launch of the 13th annual FSC-DST CEO Survey Mr Brogden said this year’s report clearly shows that as […]

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The Hon Chris Bowen MP to open BEYOND 2013

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The Financial Services Council (FSC) is thrilled to announce the nation’s newly announced Treasurer as the opening speaker of BEYOND 2013. In one of his first major speaking engagements since becoming Treasurer, The Hon Chris Bowen MP will open the FSC Annual Conference in 2013. Mr Bowen previously had responsibility for the financial services portfolio when he was Assistant Treasurer […]

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FSC supports the Government’s HFT and dark pool proposals

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The Financial Services Council has today supported the Government’s market integrity rules dealing with high frequency trading and dark pools.  John Brogden, CEO of the Financial Services Council said: “The Government has adopted a measured approach which strengthens the governance and oversight of high frequency trading and dark pools.”  “We fully support these proposals which […]

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Joyce Phillips appointed to FSC Board

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 Joyce Phillips, CEO, Global Wealth & Private, ANZ, was appointed a director of the Financial Services Council (FSC) at their board meeting on 23 August 2012. Ms Phillip’s election means the FSC’s board is now at full complement with 14 directors. “Joyce brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the financial services industry in […]

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CIOs’ sentiment returns to positive in September quarter

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The Chief Investment Officer Index released today by the Financial Services Council (FSC) shows CIO sentiment is improving, but remains weak. The overall rating of CIO sentiment is five for the September quarter, up from minus two in the June quarter. Sentiment in the FSC CIO Index is measured on a scale of -100 to […]

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Super contributions record strongest yearly growth since 2007

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The Financial Services Council’s Bond Report released today shows contributions to APRA regulated superannuation funds in the 2011-12 financial year recorded their strongest growth since before the global financial crisis. Total contributions in 2011-12 were $85.9 billion up by $5.8 billion or 7.3 per cent on the prior financial year. Chief economist of the Financial […]

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AFA: a solid first step – FSC Life Insurance Framework

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) thanks the Financial Services Council (FSC) for raising the issue of a sustainable insurance industry with the delivery of a life insurance framework. “A sustainable insurance industry is key to the long term benefit of all stakeholders, particularly consumers, and the FSC’s new framework is a solid first step […]

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CPD points offered for FSC annual conference delegates

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With only four weeks till the FSC Annual Conference 2012 – Mission kicks off, we are pleased to advise that through a number of our association partners, that as a delegate of this premier industry leading event you will be entitled to the following CPD points which form part of your learning.  Not only is […]

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