Margo Cook, president of Nuveen Advisory Services and a recent visitor to Australia, speaks to Industry Moves about her role at one of the world's largest investment managers and what she feels needs to change in order for impact and responsible investing to become mainstream. We also discover how her father's reading habits helped shape her career and about her very first job in a town made famous by a legendary rock star. More
Last year, Jude Metcalfe moved from the US to Melbourne to head up SS&C's Australian business following the firm's acquisition of DST Systems. We ask Jude what attracted him to the role and his plans for the future. He also reflects on the industry, post-Royal Commission; the new business opportunities arising from super funds exploring alternative operating models; and about him and his family falling in love. More
George Fishlock has always been fascinated by aviation, a fascination that has served him well through 25 years as an air traffic controller and a further 20 years on the board of AvSuper, the last six as chair. As he prepares for his next adventure, he reflects on his career so far, including highlights, lowlights and greatest achievements; how his schooling shaped his view on privilege; and about that decade he spent 'on the inside'! More
It has been five years since Jon Glass left the finance industry and his full time role as chief investment officer at Media Super. Since then, he's written a play and more recently set up his own consultancy, 64 plus , which provides tailor-made counselling sessions, outside of financial advice, for retirees and pre-retirees. He tells Industry Moves why he feels he's perfect for his new role.
Recent launches snapshot
Today, Midwinter Financial Services announced the appointment of its first chief executive officer. In a Q&A that covers friendship, fintech, future plans, family, formative years and ceramic pineapples, we talk to Midwinter's co-founder Julian Plummer and the person - Jeff Hall - who has stepped into his rather large shoes.
There were five first time recipients of the WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citations in the financial and insurance services industry for 2018-19, including MLC Life, TelstraSuper and Vanguard Australia. The citation recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces. Overall there were a record 141 organisations that received the citation this year, 27 of which were in the financial and insurance services industry.Read more