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Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

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Roundtables

The Superannuation Guarantee: should it be used as a tool of economic policy?

On March 5, Investment & Technologyand investment administration softwareprovider, SimCorp, held a roundtablediscussion on last November’s “economists’open letter” to the Rudd Government.Signed by eight of Australia’s leading economicminds, the letter advocated a shorttermreduction in the superannuationguarantee to 6 per cent, and a relaxing ofsuper access rules, as an economic stimulusduring this financial crisis. The letter […]
Roundtables

The Superannuation Guarantee: should it be used as a tool of economic policy?

On March 5, Investment & Technologyand investment administration softwareprovider, SimCorp, held a roundtablediscussion on last November’s “economists’open letter” to the Rudd Government.Signed by eight of Australia’s leading economicminds, the letter advocated a shorttermreduction in the superannuationguarantee to 6 per cent, and a relaxing ofsuper access rules, as an economic stimulusduring this financial crisis. The letter […]
Opinion

Lose your job, but gain your life

For as scared as everyone gets about the prospect of losing their job, it’s remarkable how often the de-commissioned sound relaxed, even pleased, about what’s just happened to them. Tim Hannon, a 14-year veteran of Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management, is a classic case. His job as head of property securities was made redundant last […]
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