Universal ownership

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Is the next financial crisis due in 2016/17?

Financial crises occur every nine years on average and each time they occur they reset finance theory – fiduciaries should beware. This is the central theme of a book Crisis and Complexity written by Ross Barry, the head of research at First State Super, which explores a dozen economic and financial catastrophes since the Mississippi […]
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Brandweiner: value universal ownership

As the Australian superannuation industry and its large players grow, the industry should be rethinking its role in the system from a longer term perspective, said Richard Brandweiner, newly appointed director of investment services at First State Super. Speaking at last week’s ACSI conference in Melbourne in a session on ESG-themed investing, he said his opinion […]