About the Financial Services Council's Members

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is a leading peak body which sets mandatory Standards and develops policy for more than 100 member companies in Australia’s largest industry sector, financial services.

Our Full Members represent Australia’s retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks and licensed trustee companies.

Our Supporting Members represent the professional services firms such as ICT, consulting, accounting, legal, recruitment, actuarial and research houses.

The financial services industry is responsible for investing almost $3 trillion on behalf of more than 14.8 million Australians.

The pool of funds under management is larger than Australia’s GDP and the capitalisation of the Australian Securities Exchange, and is the fourth largest pool of managed funds in the world.

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Membership of the FSC provides many benefits for both Full Members (wealth managers) and Supporting Members (professional services firms which service the wealth managers).

 

Full Membership

While some of the value propositions for your type of business may be specific in some respects, Full Membership of the FSC brings with it the following benefits:

  • Direct input into financial services policy and regulation. Your voice is heard early in the conversations;
  • Shaping the  industry and the national agenda: access to pre-consultation conversations;
  • Access, analytics, regulatory and policy work: cut by industry/sector/business;
  • Networking & intel gathering - a seat at the table;
  • Participation in the FSC’s activity at every level - including the Board, Board Committees and Working Groups to contribute to the public policy debate;
  • Access to a range of highly-credentialed policy managers across the business;
  • Policy briefings on the latest legislative and regulatory issues free to you and your staff;
  • Access to the member-only portal which includes information, reports and briefings unavailable to non-members;
  • Two flagship conferences each year – the Summit and FSC Life Insurance Conference - with access to broader industry trends, the ability to benchmark your business, and networking with like-minded peers;
  • Preferential rates at all FSC events including conferences and lunches; and
  • Our monthly FSC News to keep up to date with policy and other news.

Supporting Membership

While some of the value propositions may differ due to type of business, Supporting Membership of the FSC brings with it the following benefits:

  • Showcase your credentials and IP to the entire financial services industry;
  • Hear about the consultations, issues and industry changes ahead of your clients;
  • Direct input into financial services policy and regulation;
  • Influence the public policy debate;
  • Unique networking and intel gathering opportunities;
  • Access via working groups and expert groups alongside Full Members to legal, accounting and tax expertise on current and emerging issues;
  • Access to the member-only portal which includes information, reports and briefings unavailable to non-members;
  • Two flagship conferences each year – the Summit and FSC Life Insurance Conference - with access to broader industry trends, the ability to benchmark your business, and networking with like-minded peers;
  • Preferential rates at all FSC events including conferences and lunches; and
  • Our monthly FSC News to keep up to date with policy and other news.

Associate Membership

As an Associate Member you have access to all the information you need to stay informed and up-to-date on the key issues driving the financial services industry. This membership category is designed for organisations who need to stay informed and in touch, through access to the FSC’s news, FSC-only research papers, media releases, as well as technical and thought-leadership articles and blogs.

With this information and insight, you’ll have everything you need to develop a higher level of industry expertise and profile. This gives you a significant competitive advantage over non-members.

Membership includes:

  • Access to the member-only portal on the FSC website;
  • Access to professional online resources, such as submissions, FSC-only research, media releases, thought- leadership articles and blogs;
  • Preferential rates for our Summit, Life Insurance Conference, Political Series programs and Speaker Event Series;
  • Policy briefings, conferences, events, seminars, all at preferential prices; and
  • Survey updates.