Media Release: Financial Services Council and Women in Super NZ announce merger

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February 7, 2024

The Financial Services Council (FSC) and Women in Super NZ are delighted to announce a merger bringing an enhanced focus on financial wellbeing, empowerment and inclusion for women. 

Women in Super NZ is a not-for-profit national network of women associated with the retirement savings and wider financial services industry, and has worked closely with the FSC in supporting financial confidence and wellbeing initiatives in the sector for a number of years.

With a shared vision and goal to drive improved financial wellbeing for New Zealanders, the merger will align priorities and open further opportunities to work collaboratively and effectively. 

“We are pleased to welcome Women in Super NZ through our merger, who are familiar faces to the FSC network,” says CEO of the FSC, Richard Klipin. “This merger is a great opportunity to combine our efforts under one roof in representing the sector, collaborating with Government and regulators and to shift the dial on financial literacy and wellbeing.

‘Our successful It Starts With Action campaign in 2022 and our diversity, equity and inclusion sessions in our annual flagship conferences are a product of our strong collaboration. We believe there is more room to grow, and a lot of meaningful work to be done together.”

“We’re absolutely delighted to be merging with the FSC, with our strong history of co-operation and collaboration. This gives us an opportunity to be stronger, continuing our focus on action in supporting the enhanced financial confidence and wellbeing of women while promoting more women into the industry and leadership positions within it,” says Tracey Cross, Chair of Women in Super NZ.

“We look forward to combining our drive in financial wellbeing, working as part of the FSC toward an inclusive financial services industry with better financial outcomes for all New Zealanders.”

A formal launch event will take place on the 27th of March. 
 
ENDS 

For all media enquiries, please contact: 

Richard Klipin
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Council of New Zealand
021 0233 5414 or 
richard.klipin@fsc.org.nz