Nominations for the Financial Services Council (FSC) 2020 awards close off today with seven gongs up for grabs.
To be presented at the FSC annual conference on September 8 in Auckland, the awards cover:
– Chairman’s Award for Service to the Industry
– Emerging Leader Award
– Governance Award
– Improving Consumer Outcomes Award
– Innovation and Wellbeing Award
– Team of the Year Award
– Workplace Savings Award
Award submissions, open only to FSC members, must be “1,750 words or less, or less than 3 minutes in duration if submitting via video”, the industry body says.
Speakers for the FSC conference proper, to be held over September 8-9 at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel, have now been finalised in a range that reflects the broad membership of the industry body.
As well as two Bascands (Andrew from Harbour Asset Management and Geoff of the Reserve Bank of NZ) and two Carters (George, head of Nikko Asset Management, and Paul, BNZ chief customer officer), the speaker-list features other well-known figures from the local investment and insurance industries along with politicians (both kinds), regulators, fintechs plus assorted others.
Richard Klipin, FSC chief, said the live on-stage presentations would be limited to NZ-based individuals given the COVID-19 border restrictions.
“But we’re going to have some overseas speakers on video,” Klipin said.
Titled this year as ‘Generations’, the 2020 theme “reflects not only the responsibility that the financial services sector has to support our different generations to save, invest and retire well, but will also challenge each and every one of us to be better”, the conference site says.
Conference registrations are available here.
The FSC officially merged with Workplace Savings NZ last year.