Griffith Business School is leading a new move to find and develop top financial planners of the future with the establishment of the Platinum Asset Management Scholarship.

Two commerce students will be the first to reap the rewards of the scholarship worth $15,000 each and which could also lead to an exciting internship opportunity at Platinum Investment Management.

Full-time second-year students with a financial planning major are invited to submit an application, including a 500-word statement on how the scholarship could benefit their career ambitions in financial planning.

“Financial planning is an industry very much on the road to professionalism,” Associate Professor Mark Brimble, Discipline Head of Finance and Financial Planning at Griffith University, said.

“This scholarship will enhance the education experience of the successful students, and ultimately lead to greater standards of professionalism in financial planning.

“It is an important link between education and industry and another example of how we are engaging industry with business education at Griffith.


“Industry knowledge and experience is an integral and effective part of many of our programs. Combined with industry-funded scholarships and initiatives like the Bloomberg Professional service available in our new trading room, it means we are offering students an education experience that will have them primed for the job market on, and even before, graduation.”

The possibility of one month’s paid work experience at Platinum Asset Management’s Sydney offices also potentially beckons for scholarship recipients.

“Our aim is to incentivise students who are passionate about financial planning and who have aspirations towards a long-term career in the industry,” Liz Norman, Investor Services and Communications Director, PlatinumInvestment Management, said.

“We recognise the vital role that financial planners play, not only in our business but in the investment management community generally. And we see these scholarships as a way of supporting the efforts of the Financial Planning Association to raise educational standards and encourage new talent to the industry.”

Australian-based Platinum manages about $25 billion, specialising in investing in international equities. About 12% of this comes from investors in New Zealand, Europe, America and Asia.

Further information on the scholarships is available here.

Find out more about Platinum Asset Management here.