Adviser appointed to medical research committee
Catherine Robson, chief executive and principal adviser at Affinity Private, has joined a medical research facility as a committee member, saying it is important for advisers to engage in philanthropy.
Ms Robson has joined the Support and Advocacy Committee of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
She said she was attracted to the institute's aim "to enrich society and improve health outcomes through medical discovery and education".
Engaging in philanthropy is a good way for advisers to engage with clients, she continued.
"Our focus as advisers is often on solving problems for clients and helping them to manage risk. Of equal importance is our ability to assist clients to use money to facilitate their broader life vision," she said.
"Philanthropy can be a very effective expression of our personal values and the opportunity to experience firsthand the generosity, resilience and innovation of human beings.
"It has the power to focus your attention on the positives in life, which is welcome in times of uncertainty," she said.
"Being involved in philanthropy with clients provides a wonderful opportunity to deepen and strengthen your relationship while also doing good in the world."
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