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Associations united in response to quality of advice review

The Joint Associations Working Group (JAWG) has collaborated to lodge a submission to Treasury’s Quality of Advice Review calling for a more consumer-focused regulatory approach, reduced costs, and greater recognition of professional judgement. Existing regulatory requirements are confusing, complex, and overwhelming and mandate a one-size-fits-all advice process that neither caters for, nor considers, the individual needs and circumstances of each consumer. This could be addressed by ensuring advice is less costly to produce and presented in a way that is meaningful and more easily understood by individual consumers, under a principles-based, consumer-focused regulatory framework that encourages professional judgement.
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Growing Australia's Financial Services Industry Will Create a Stronger And More Dynamic Economy For The Future

The announcement of ministerial responsibilities within the new Albanese Government establishes a solid foundation upon which a broad-based policy reform agenda should be built, according to FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
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David Cox Named FINSIA President

FINSIA has elected David Cox F FIN as its new President, who will succeed Victoria Weekes SF FIN, who is retiring after serving a maximum term at the leading Australasian financial services industry-wide membership body.
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2022-05-25 FINSIA Media Release

FINSIA – the professional membership body for the financial services industry – has today welcomed the new Anthony Albanese-led Government into office, and at the same time, thanked the previous Morrison Government for the work done in leading Australia through a difficult and uncertain period across significant economic and public health challenges.
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FINSIA Announces CEO Transition

The President of FINSIA – The Financial Services Institute of Australasia – Ms Victoria Weekes today announced Chris Whitehead’s decision to step down as Managing Director and CEO, and the appointment of Mr Yasser El-Ansary to replace him.
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Dramatic Increase in Climate Science Capability Needed in Financial Services

While CoP26 debates climate change targets, FINSIA - the professional membership body for financial services - has called for a dramatic increase in the climate science capability of financial services organisations and professionals.
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Chris Whitehead elected ASIF Chair 2021

The Chief Executive and Managing Director of FINSIA adds role leading securities markets professional bodies across Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korean, Vietnam as well as Australia and New Zealand.
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Gender Divide In Financial Services - 2021 Media Release

FINSIA’s biennial Gender Divide Survey – the sixth carried out since 2010 – has again highlighted significant differing views between men and women on issues of gender inequality. It also reveals a gap in perception versus reality of where the industry currently finds itself.
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FINSIA launches a first of its kind professional banking qualification specifically tailored for New Zealand

FINSIA launches its globally accredited Professional Banking Fundamentals (PBF) qualification which has been specifically tailored for the New Zealand market - raising the bar in banking professionalism by going above and beyond the industry standard.
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2021 Compendium Release: The road ahead for culture & conduct risk in the banking sector

As a leading contributor, FINSIA is pleased to announce the launch of Starling’s 2021 Compendium – a comprehensive annual report featuring contributions from 30 global leaders on regulation activities and priorities, providing valuable insight to how the banking industry addresses itself on culture and conduct risk management.
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