PITTSBURGH, Apr. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
– Expansion will offer the region fi360′s Accredited Investment
Fiduciary Designation Training Program & Analytical Software -
Fiduciary360 (fi360), the premier organization for fiduciary education,
investment analytics, support services and industry insights for financial
professionals today announced the launch of fi360 Pacific, which will become
the exclusive distributor of fi360′s Accredited Investment Fiduciary
Designation Training and Toolkit for Advisors software for the Pacific
region. fi360 Pacific, which is an expansion of the former fi360 Australasia,
will be headquartered in Tauranga, New Zealand, and led by Ross Fowler,
former Managing Director of fi360 Australasia.
"We’ve enjoyed a long working relationship with Ross Fowler and are
excited to have him on board to lead fi360 Pacific," said Blaine Aikin,
President and CEO of fi360. "The timing of this initiative couldn’t be better
as a result of new legislation in Australia and New Zealand codifying
fiduciary standards of care."
The launch of fi360 Pacific will offer regional investors and financial
advisors greater access to education and support services based on fiduciary
standards of excellence. It will encourage a heightened understanding and
awareness of fiduciary issues in the Pacific region.
"I’m delighted to be working more closely with the US executive team and
staff to bring their experience and support to the New Zealand and Australian
markets," said Ross Fowler, CEO of fi360 Pacific. "The new entity will have
greater resources to provide this support in New Zealand and Australia and
will enable a more seamless connection with the global activity of fi360."
fi360 Pacific is the latest in the firm’s international expansion having
recently announced the start of fi360 Canada, which launched in February, and
is the exclusive Canadian distributor of fi360′s Accredited Investment
Fiduciary Training Program and Toolkit for Advisors software.
Fi360 offers a comprehensive approach to investment fiduciary education,
practice management and support that has established them as the go-to source
for investment fiduciary insights. With substantiated Practices as the
foundation, fi360 offers world-class fiduciary Training/Education,
(http://www.fi360.com/main/resources.jsp) that are essential for fiduciaries
and those who provide services to fiduciaries to effectively and successfully
manage their roles and responsibilities. Fi360 assists those who rely on their
fiduciary education programs, professional AIF(R) and AIFA(R) designations
(http://www.fi360.com/main/designations.jsp), Web-based analytical and
reporting software and resources to achieve success. For more information,
visit www.fi360.com or Twitter: @fiduciary360.
CONTACT: Zach Leibowitz
Dukas Public Relations