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Dear Contact

We are nearing the end of a full week in lockdown and are excited to announce this great line up of FSC Connect Webinars to help guide, support and educate the sector and consumers as we navigate through alert levels.

There has been great feedback from our FSC Connect Webinars to date. Over the coming weeks, we are aiming to host two FSC Connect Webinars each week focusing on our key areas including, investment and KiwiSaver, life and health insurance, professional advice, and regulation. Click here to view the current line-up.

Do you have a story to tell? If you, or someone in your organisation would like to participate in a webinar or would like to learn more about a specific topic, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to work this into the FSC Connect schedule. 

A reminder that Financial Services are not included as ‘Essential Services’ under Alert Level 4. However, registered banks and licensed non-bank deposit taking entities carrying out critical financial services, can operate under Alert Level 4. It is up to you to check your business meets the criteria for operating. Find out more by reading the full Gazette notice here.

We hope to see you online shortly. Stay safe, and please don't hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions. 

The FSC Team
Upcoming FSC Connect Webinars

3.30pm, Tuesday 31 August
KiwiSaver at a Crossroads

Last year we saw an increase in people switching KiwiSaver funds and changing their contribution level. Are we seeing the same again? How does New Zealand compare to the rest of the world when it comes to preparedness for retirement? What role does education and learning the ‘language of money’ play?

Click here to register to hear our expert panellists discuss the research findings from Money & You: KiwiSaver at a Crossroads.

9.30am, Friday 3 September
Leading Lawyers Symposium

Leading lawyers in the New Zealand marketplace will come together to discuss key regulatory trends and themes, and key insights from upcoming regulation consultations including:
- CoFI
- Climate Change and Climate Reporting
- Governance Reviews
- Solvency Reviews
- Culture and Conduct
- Emerging trends and opportunities


3.30pm, Tuesday 7 September
Building Resilience and Maintaining Wellbeing Through Lockdowns

We once again find ourselves juggling homeschooling kids and endless zoom calls, plans have been put on hold and we are required to stick to our 'bubbles'. What toll is this taking on all of us mentally? How do we ensure our staff and colleagues are supported during this time?

Join us for this industry focused discussion on mental health and the impact Covid-19 has had on us all.

Click here to register.
Watch Previous FSC Connect Webinars
FSC Connect: A mission to healthier lives with NZ rugby legend, Ian Jones

Click here to watch our FSC Connect with NZ rugby legend, Ian Jones, during lockdown last April. Ian spoke about his journey to prioritising health and wellbeing, and his mission to help Kiwis live healthier lives.
FSC Connect: Wellbeing and Resilience: Choosing Strength with Kathryn Jackson

Click here to watch our FSC Connect on the science of wellbeing and resilience for supporting leaders in turbulent times. A 30-minute tour of some simple, practical strategies to better understand and build wellbeing at work. 
FSC Connect: Are You Cyber Ready?

What's driving increased cyber risk? What actually happens in a ransomware attack? What practical steps can you take? Click here to watch our FSC Connect webinar with Andrew Parker - Director of Cyber Threat Operations Division, PwC.
FSC Covid-19 Response
The FSC are here to guide, support and educate the sector and consumers as we navigate through the coming days and weeks. 

We are continuing with a business as usual approach to the majority of activity, which means that committee meetings will remain as scheduled via zoom, and our programme of projects will, at this stage, stay as planned. Our business continuity plan will focus our efforts in three main ways:
  1. Providing insight and guidance to government and regulators
  2. Supporting members and the financial services sector
  3. Educating and informing consumers 
Due to uncertainties around lockdowns, we are reviewing our upcoming face-to-face events, including the FSC ReGenerations Conference. Our priority is keeping everyone safe and we will update you following further Government and Ministry of Health guidance. 
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