Peter King has been confirmed as Westpac's new CEO after holding the role in an interim capacity for several months. More
Sydney-based boutique fund manager Lakehouse Capital recently brought Stuart James aboard to help ramp up the public interest for their two unlisted managed funds, the Lakehouse Small Companies Fund and the Lakehouse Global Growth Fund. James shares his insights into working with a boutique fund manager in the age of coronavirus and the differences between working in a large, well-established global house with a new, smaller local business. More
Speaking with Vic Jokovic, the Chi-X CEO now entering his third year with the organisation, is remarkably refreshing. Bringing decades of experience at the highest levels of finance, including serving as the managing director for Deutsche Bank, Jokovic is as confident and engaging as he is open and honest. For a journalist who is accustomed to overly-polished and guarded answers, it was like a breath of fresh air.
Jokovic shares his view on the value of diversity across exchanges, how product issuers can find value by looking outside of established channels, and how disruptors often end up in the uncomfortable position of adapting to be the new norm. More
Glenn Baird joined TAL as their head of mental health in 2017. His journey to that position is not however, what you would likely expect. He played basketball professionally in the states before deciding to make a change to working in suicide prevention with clients from diverse backgrounds, including professional athletes, corporate lawyers and tradespeople. He now leads TAL’s mental health strategy, working with internal stakeholders and mental health groups to encourage the health and wellbeing of TAL’s people and customers.
Baird spoke to Industry Moves in advance of their new course designed to help support advisers who are working with bushfire affected clients.
First Sentier Investors (FSI) has just appointed Hendrie Koster as head of investment product research. He speaks to IndustryMoves about the challenges Covid-19 presents and shares some early thoughts on potential investment opportunities that might eventuate. Investment solutions that directly address the social part of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, given the lasting impact the pandemic is expected to have, will be important not just for the investment industry, but for society as a whole. More
With all the talk of global recession and dead cats bouncing in the share markets, some economic forecasters are a bit more optimistic.Read more
Even before the travel restrictions and general chaos in the last few weeks, companies were looking to move routine in-person events like shareholder meetings and annual general meetings (AGM) online. There are a few reasons to do it, like efficiency and cost savings, however a webinar can lack the engagement that an in-person event can have.Read more