internet

Opinion

Opinion: can the internet turn us into smarter savers?

The internet has been empowering for many consumer decisions, but can it empower the public on retirement investments? Anyone planning an overseas holiday can look at pages that rank hotels, restaurants and travel experiences in order of popularity and customer satisfaction. They can search for the most convenient and cheapest flights, for currency conversions and […]
Administration

Keep it simple: it’s the internet

The funds management industry is not known as a rapid adopter of new technologies. It was slow to appreciate the power of the internet as a marketing tool and as a way to streamline backoffice and other processes. After a flurry of activity in the late 1990s, when some managers mistakenly believed that a whole […]
Administration

Keep it simple: it’s the internet

The funds management industry is not known as a rapid adopter of new technologies. It was slow to appreciate the power of the internet as a marketing tool and as a way to streamline backoffice and other processes. After a flurry of activity in the late 1990s, when some managers mistakenly believed that a whole […]
Hedge Funds

Make the cheque for your funeral the first one to bounce

Admitting you are an actuary has probably never been a great conversation-starter at dinner parties, and the profession’s preoccupation with death and mortality tables doesn’t help. Visiting Australia for the FEAL Fund Executives Forum last month, one of Russell Investment Group’s most senior human abacuses, director of strategic advice Don Ezra, called for a name […]
Hedge Funds

Make the cheque for your funeral the first one to bounce

Admitting you are an actuary has probably never been a great conversation-starter at dinner parties, and the profession’s preoccupation with death and mortality tables doesn’t help. Visiting Australia for the FEAL Fund Executives Forum last month, one of Russell Investment Group’s most senior human abacuses, director of strategic advice Don Ezra, called for a name […]
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