With more than 13,000 people signing up to our events during 2020, it has clearly been the year of the webinar.
FINSIA was already producing these online CPD sessions during 2019, before the pandemic hit and the world was forced to pivot from the office to a work-from-home environment.
Now with more than 50 webinars available on-demand, it is a perfect opportunity to complete your CPD requirements.
Here are some of those that proved particularly popular.
Both Economic Updates - from HSBC Chief Economist Paul Bloxham in July - and the Quarterly Economic Update with Craig James in November received very positive reviews from members.
Our April webinar with straw man.com investing platform founder Andrew Page entitled An Investor’s Guide in Uncertain Times was second in the list of most popular sessions.
That was followed by Financial Capability and Wellbeing for the Next Generation in September when a lively panel saw TEDx speaker and author Lacey Filipich, Australian Boarding Schools Association CEO Richard Stokes, Wealth Academy owner Ken Swan and Moroku co-founder Colin Weir discussed what needed to be done at the event moderated by Kate McCallum.
The award-winning financial adviser and author was also involved in a series of Joy of Money webinars that have been hits.
The session in November entitled Super Smart Ways to Save Tax and Boost Your Bottom Line was also in our top 10.
WA YFP member Boris Divis praised the webinars, especially ‘all of the ones FINSIA released regarding superannuation. A topic I feel not enough people are informed about.”
Kate’s co-author Julia Newbould, who was involved in earlier webinars to promote their
Joy of Money book, said: “It’s been very rewarding to be able to help people think about money since Covid.
“So many more people are worried about their finances now and want to prepare if this happens again that we’ve had very engaged audiences and really robust conversations.
“It’s been a bit of a silver lining that people might become better focused on making good decisions for their own futures now to allow them more choice when they get there.”
Australia-China Relations Institute director Professor James Laurenceson took part in a fascinating webinar at the end of May on the Chinese Economy Rebound & What it means for Australia.
It was apt timing as tensions with Australia’s largest trading partner had seen threats of tariffs that week.
Voice coach specialist Lucy Cornell’s tips to get the most out of working from home - which are in part inspired intriguingly by the Lord of the Flies novel - proved popular with members as we made sure our content was relevant during the unprecedented upheaval to the working environment.
Another equally important online session was our end of June Tax Tips Webinar with Vanessa Priest, of Baskin Clarke Priest Chartered Accountants, who went through working from home claims, as well as how you treat job keeper and job seeker.
November saw the Reserve Bank’s Andrea Brischetto and LIBOR specialists - ANZ's David Doyle and KPMG's Paul Travers - analysis of what will happen following the end of has been called the world's most important number when an estimated $10 trillion worth of contracts are at stake.
Earlier Australia’s three peak financial services regulators chose FINSIA to unveil their plans as they took part in The Regulators: Priorities Updated, which was also in our top 10 webinars.
To catch up with that and any of the others visit https://www.finsia.com/news-hub/webinars.