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Two views of super system integrity: is it an A or a C+?

Two recent reports have delivered very different views of the Integrity of the Australian superannuation system. The 2013 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (the Index) gives the Australian retirement system an A in its integrity sub-index, while Morningstar’s 2013 Global Fund Investor Experience Report rates Australia as a C+.  So, who’s right? In both reports, […]
Hedge Funds

Three ways to better manage non-financial risk

The recent financial crisis shed light on a number of new sources of risk. On the one hand there was the extreme correlation between the real estate mortgage and equity markets, and on the other hand the extreme price sensitivity of all assets to the counterparty and liquidity risks of the financial system with respect […]
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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