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Trent McArdle from ANZ takes home the RockStar prize whilst the finance industry raises over $100,000 for charity

Sydney, 22 March 2013 – Trent McArdle from ANZ was crowned the 2013 FICAP RockStar at the annual ‘Who wants to be a RockStar event’ held Upstairs at the Beresford last night. His rendition of ‘Kryptonite’ by 3 Doors Down won him the Perpetual Best Male Artist Award as well as the RockStar title.

The Finance Industry was abuzz as it was treated to performances from twelve talented artists and raised over $100,000 for RedKite’s Support a Young Person Program and YWCA NSW’s FICAP Voices Mentoring program.

Marnie McLaren, FICAP Chairperson said, “Every year we are humbled by the talent and generosity of the financial services community. This year, with the support of our sponsors, guests on the night and 10% of bar sales, we will be able to donate over $100,000 to charity.

Since inception, we have been able to donate over $700,000 to worthwhile charities.”

Other winners on the night included:

ANZ Wealth Best Female Artist Award – Dinah Sutton, Fidelity

Perpetual Best Male Artist Award – Trent McArdle, ANZ

BT Financial Group Best Newcomer Award – Nathan Buckley, Challenger

Challenger People’s Choice Award – Gordon McNaught, BT Financial Group

FICAP 2013 RockStar of the Year – Trent McArdle, ANZ

McLaren continued: “We would like to thank everyone involved in making the night a success – the FICAP committee, our Platinum and Gold Sponsors, our Media Partner Financial Standard, all those who donated prizes and of course our RockStars and their groupies who were there last night.”

FICAP’s Platinum sponsors are: ANZ, BT Financial Group, Challenger and Perpetual.

At the Gold level, Aberdeen Asset Management, AMP Capital, BetaShares, BlackRock, BNY Mellon, BT Investment Management, Colonial First State, Count Financial, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Ironbark Asset Management, Macquarie, Magellan, MLC, PIMCO, Primary Asset Consulting, Profusion, Supervised Investments, UBS, Vanguard and Zurich.