roundtable

Opinion

Re-inspire members with group-think

Group insurance has typically been a bit of an afterthought for super funds. Sure, the insurance sub-committee members have long been immersed in it. Adjudicating in family squabbles over death benefit payments, for example, can be an emotionally-wrenching task not often associated with the work of a trustee. But for the most part, the insurance […]
Opinion

Re-inspire members with group-think

Group insurance has typically been a bit of an afterthought for super funds. Sure, the insurance sub-committee members have long been immersed in it. Adjudicating in family squabbles over death benefit payments, for example, can be an emotionally-wrenching task not often associated with the work of a trustee. But for the most part, the insurance […]
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]
Opinion

‘Brand Australia’ can be a fin services job creator

Financial services is not the happiest place to be these days, and nobody’s mood would have been improved by a report last month from JPMorgan Australia chief economist, Stephen Walters. In it he predicts that a slowdown in China will lead to Australia’s unemployment rate doubling between now and late 2010, to a 9 per […]
Opinion

‘Brand Australia’ can be a fin services job creator

Financial services is not the happiest place to be these days, and nobody’s mood would have been improved by a report last month from JPMorgan Australia chief economist, Stephen Walters. In it he predicts that a slowdown in China will lead to Australia’s unemployment rate doubling between now and late 2010, to a 9 per […]
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