Finsia partners with a number of universities and leading institutes to forge links between industry and academia, and promote the interests of our members.
Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre
Finsia and Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) have partnered to provide high quality, applied finance education combined with membership of Finsia. The partnership aims to support early-career professionals as they undertake postgraduate studies and advance their careers in the industry
MAFC’s Graduate Certificate of Finance (GradCertFin)
The Graduate Certificate of Finance is the comprehensive gateway program into graduate finance education and an accelerated pathway to Finsia Professional Membership. Delivered and assessed online, with four commencement dates each year, students study at a pace, location, and time of their choice.
Finsia membership is the perfect complement to the MAFC Graduate Certificate of Finance, as it demonstrates commitment to the finance industry to employers, as well as giving students access to employers that might otherwise be hard to engage, and a community of finance professionals.
Stone & Chalk
Stone & Chalk is an independent, not-for-profit Fintech hub with a key objective to help foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Fintech start-ups in Australia. It aims to attract fintechs from across the spectrum of payments, peer-to-peer, crowd-funding, automated advice, capital markets and crypto-currencies. Finsia is a founding partner of this industry led initiative, along with VCs, corporates and government.
Asian Securities and Investments Federation
The Asian Securities and Investments Federation (ASIF) is the leading association that promotes the interests of the finance and investment community in Asia and Oceania. ASIF assists the development of finance and investment professionals through the exchange of ideas and facilitating communication among the community.
With eight member bodies representing many countries in our region, ASIF supports and speaks for over 55,000 finance and investment professionals. ASIF fosters the interests of the financial service industry through improving standards of education, advocacy, and communication within our industry.
Finsia actively contributes to ASIF and Russell Thomas F Fin, CEO, is a member of the Executive Committee. Other members of ASIF are:
The Securities Analysts Association of China (SAAC)
Securities Analysts Association, Chinese Taipei (SAA, CT)
Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI)
The Security Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ)
The Korea Certified Investment Analysts Association (KCIAA)
Investment Analysts Association Thailand (IAA Thailand)
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE
Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF)
The partnership with the Australian Securitisation Forum provides Finsia members with access to face-to-face and online professional development in structured finance at discounted rates. ASF members with substantial experience in structured finance who agree to become mentors in Finsia's Mentoring program will be recognised for their contribution as become Fellows of Finsia. One seat on the Institutional Markets Industry Council is available to a representative from the ASF's National Committee.
Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the peak representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry in Australia. Partnering with the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) increases opportunities for members to contribute to thought leadership activities, industry research and benefit from a broader professional development offering that develops skills and knowledge employers increasingly require.