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As trusted professionals, we are expected to keep our knowledge and skills up to date which can often be difficult to juggle whilst working through our day to day tasks. The FSC is committed to assisting our members with this through our range of CPD solutions. What is CPD and why is it important CPD is the continuation of learning to ensure we maintain and build upon our professional abilities, knowledge and skills in order to provide the highest quality information and services to clients. It assists us to stay on top of regulatory, technical and any other relevant information and changes to our industry. CPD is a requirement of many member organisations which have individual membership. . CPD activities and points Below as a guide is a list of activities/events that may allow you to claim CPD points with your membership organisations (but you will need to be aware of their requirements yourself in terms of what is allowable under the membership organisation charter AND keep a copy of the event description or conference program from the FSC website). FSC industry working groups 1 point per 1-hour meeting Policy Briefings (in person or via webinars) 1 point per 1-hour event or a pro-rate for partial hours 0.5 point per 30-minute session 0.75 point for 45-minute session Conferences 1 point per full 1-hour session or a pro-rate for partial hours (for example a 1.5 hour session will be worth 1.5 points) 0.5 point per 30-minute session 0.75 point for 45-minute session FSC Board and Board Committee service 1 point per hour or a pro-rate for partial hours (for example a 1.5 hour meeting will be worth 1.5 points) Note: The FSC does not issue CPD points directly but provides the above as a guide to assist where attendees have individual requirements for various membership and professional associations.  CPD point allocation may vary from the above and is dependent upon the CPD requirements of the individual organisations with individual memberships of which you will need to be aware. This is beyond the FSC’s control and is governed by the individual bodies.

The new rules for TMDs under the Design Distribution and Obligations (DDO) legislation comes into effect on 5 October 2021.  The FSC and its members have developed a series of TMD templates or guidance for free to FSC members and under a paid annual licensing arrangement to non-members.  We are developing the following templates/guidance:  Working Drafts document Funds management (including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs)) document Superannuation platform/wrap document Superannuation choice product, non-wrap document Life insurance cover (retail) Under Development Non-super wrap/IDPS (Investor Directed Portfolio Services) TPD insurance cover (retail) Income protection insurance cover (retail) Trauma insurance cover (retail) Non-member access to the templates/guidance  If you are interested in purchasing the templates/guidance please contact Sharon Sherry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakeb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyeb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2 = 'info' + '@'; addyeb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2 = addyeb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2 + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au'; var addy_texteb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2 = 'info' + '@' + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au';document.getElementById('cloakeb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2').innerHTML += ''+addy_texteb9df51f10d6baa8841d73e172737aa2+''; ) who will work through the licensing costs and requirements.    FSC Full and Supporting members access to the templates/guidance  To download a copy, please sign in to your FSC account (members) and click on the appropriate template/guidance. Associate members should contact Sharon Sherry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4 = 'info' + '@'; addy672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4 = addy672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4 + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au'; var addy_text672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4 = 'info' + '@' + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au';document.getElementById('cloak672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4').innerHTML += ''+addy_text672cefaf4a7cf54cca441863e1c2f1d4+''; ).    Watch for updates  The templates/guidance may be updated over time and it is worth bookmarking the Resources page.

The FSC Guide to the Prevention of Elder Financial Abuse for financial services institutions signals a first, direct step by the industry towards addressing risks of elder financial abuse. Collating best practice recommendations put forward by industry bodies and expert community groups, as well as regulatory guidance, the Guide aims to address potential risks that may emerge in areas of financial services. This includes wealth, superannuation, advice, financial planning, trustees and life insurance. Download the Guide here. Download the Media Release here. The FSC held a morning event on Tuesday 29 October to officially launch the report with guest speakers: Senator Deborah O'Neill, Labor Senator for New South Wales; Anne McGowan, CEO, Protecting Seniors Wealth; Jessica Latimer, Special Counsel, Moores and Brendan French, Executive General Manager, Customer and Community Advocacy, Commonwealth Bank. Here, Anne and Jessica share some post-event insights:    .

The FSC Guide to the Prevention of Elder Financial Abuse for financial services institutions signals a first, direct step by the industry towards addressing risks of elder financial abuse. Collating best practice recommendations put forward by industry bodies and expert community groups, as well as regulatory guidance, the Guide aims to address potential risks that may emerge in areas of financial services. This includes wealth, superannuation, advice, financial planning, trustees and life insurance. Download the Guide here. Download the Media Release here. The FSC held a morning event on Tuesday 29 October to officially launch the report with guest speakers: Senator Deborah O'Neill, Labor Senator for New South Wales; Anne McGowan, CEO, Protecting Seniors Wealth; Jessica Latimer, Special Counsel, Moores and Brendan French, Executive General Manager, Customer and Community Advocacy, Commonwealth Bank. Here, Anne and Jessica share some post-event insights:    .

NEW SPEAK UP POLICY In September 2019 the FSC published its Speak Up Policy. You can download the original version pdf here .  Final approval from the Administration and Risk Committee and the FSC Board has been given to the Speak up Policy sourced at the below hyperlink and accordingly this Policy operates as the FSC' s Speak Up Whistleblower Protection Policy in replacement of the Policy mentioned above and with effect from 1 January 2020. Download the pdf FSC Speak Up Whistleblower Protection Policy

The Financial Services Council has a Standard Investment Management Questionnaire for the provision of data by fund managers to asset consultants, research houses, dealer groups, platforms and other parties requiring comprehensive information on any fund management group's operations and processes. The Questionnaire comprises qualitative and quantitative sections in Word format. The IMQ and companion document is free to FSC Full and Supporting members (discounted for Associate Members) FSC members can  document click here  to download the full Investment Management Questionnaire.  The IMQ and companion document are available for sale to non-members Non-members are able to purchase form by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloake1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b = 'ssherry' + '@'; addye1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b = addye1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au'; var addy_texte1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b = 'ssherry' + '@' + 'fsc' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au';document.getElementById('cloake1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte1a5901eeee3411daf3a0388ed0f819b+''; . . Do you only need to download a single chapter? Due to the large size of the complete Questionnaire, we have provided the individual chapters below. Click on each name to download the chapter. .   document Alternative Asset Funds   document Australian and Global Direct Property Funds   document Australian and Global Listed Property Funds   document Australian Equity Funds   document Australian Small-Cap Funds   document Currency Funds   document Emerging Market Equity Funds   document Global Equity Funds   document Multi-Manager Funds (including Hedge FoF)   document Section 1 Non-Investments FINAL   document Section 2 Investments FINAL . Quantitative data collection - an optional companion document There is an Excel document available for use. This is optional only and can be used by consultants, research houses and other users of the Questionnaire in the event of no internal quantitative data collection method. The Questionnaire has been extended to cover the provision of quarterly data. This document has not been updated in line with the Word version of the Questionnaire but is still of value. To download the Excel companion document spreadsheet click here . ..