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Financial Services Council -

The Financial Services Council represents Australia's retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers and financial advisory networks.  Council members are responsible for investing $1.7 trillion on behalf of more than 11 million Australians.  The Financial Services Council’s mission is to represent the interests of its’ members, its’ members clients and customers, all investors and superannuation fund members and life insurance policy holders.

The Financial Services Council aims to achieve three outcomes for Australians:

  1. To increase their wealth;
  2. To protect their lives; and
  3. To provide them with a comfortable retirement.


Financial Services Institute of Australasia -

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) was formed in 2005. when members of the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA) and the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) voted in favour of merging into one organisation.

The merger brought together a combined wealth of expertise and experience dating back to 1886.  The shared heritage of SIA and AIBF strengthened FINSIAs position to become the leading membership body for financial services professionals.

Finsia advances its members careers by building their capability and professional standing - and by connecting them to leading content, insights and influential networks.  Finsia also plays a vital role in strengtheneing the financial services industry through policy initiatives and respected credentials that drive rigorous professional standards.



Property Funds Association-

The Property Funds Association of Australia (formerly ADPIA - Australian Direct Property Investment Association) was established to provide the growing number of direct propery investors and managers with an organisation to represent their interests, promote their industry and provide a forum for research and education.

The association has grown and expanded its scope to also represent the advisors, consultants and representatives of property investors and managers.  The Prperty Funds Association of Australia is the peak body representing the Australian unlisted wholesale and retail property funds sector, currently some $79billion in size.



Property Council of Australia -

Our principal service to members is to champion their interests in the political arena. The major areas of focus are:
Tax - to eliminate stamp duties and all hidden levies and charges, reform land tax, expand CGT relief, improve the GST framework and work toward better international tax rules;
Planning strategy, development and building controls - to foster a new development system that delivers fewer delays and provides more certainty and consistency across the country;
Urban policy and economic growth - cities strategies that translate into stronger demand for property investment products;
Environment - a framework for sustainable development that recognises the role and interests of the property sector; and
Lease legislation – a rational regulatory framework to govern the relationship between lessors and lessees.



Asian Public Real Estate Association -

APREA is a non-profit industry association that works to encourage greater investment in the real estate sector in Asia Pacific through the provision of better information to investors, improving the general operating environment, encouraging best practices and unifying and strengthening the industry.

APREA's mission is to:
Promote the real estate sector in the Asia Pacific region to domestic and foreign investors
Develop a unified and powerful professional industry body, and
Represent the sector to governments and regulators to improve the commercial operating environment for members.



Financial Ombudsman Services-

Financial Ombudsman Services (FOS) is an external dispute resolution scheme approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. All providers of retail financial services and products are required to belong to an approved external dispute resolution scheme such as FOS










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