PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, Tools/Resources 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® and AIFA® designations, Web-based analytical and reporting software and resources to achieve success. For more information, visit www.fi360.com or Twitter: @fiduciary360.