Insights




The value of ESG credentials

Thursday 27th May 2021
ESG hiring on the rise
ESG hiring on the rise

There is a hiring run in Australia. Earlier this month, jobs board SEEK reported a record-high number of jobs posted to the platform, eclipsing the previous benchmark which was set just one month before. Job postings are up more than 30% compared to two years ago.

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FPA recommendation will give power back to planners

Thursday 20th May 2021
FPA's Ben Marshan
FPA's Ben Marshan

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is hopeful that the government will take on board its proposal for financial planner registration to be a personal responsibility, and not submitted by an Australian Financial Services Licensee (AFSL) or tied to employment, in amendments to its Single Disciplinary Body for Financial Advisers draft Bill.

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Accelerating fund movement in wealth management

Monday 12th April 2021
Christian Westerlind Wigstrom
Christian Westerlind Wigstrom

Payments fintech Monoova helps businesses automate and scale large complex ongoing transaction flows. It has a significant role to play in the wealth management industry, according to chief executive officer Christian Westerlind Wigstrom. It already works with a number of firms in superannuation and believes its service has a lot to offer in terms of speeding up flows of funds.

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Using indigenous thinking to solve economic problems

Wednesday 7th April 2021
Kearney Group's Paul Kearney
Kearney Group's Paul Kearney

Senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledge at Deakin University and author of Sand Talk, Tyson Yunkaporta, is working with chief executive officer of financial planning organisation Kearney Group, Paul Kearney, to research ways in which indigenous thinking and practices can be applied to solve some of the major economic problems of our time.

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Why CEOs misbehave

Thursday 18th March 2021
Rafe Consulting's Barry Rafe
Rafe Consulting's Barry Rafe

Boards need to consider giving chief executive officers and senior management more criteria around how they can meet their company’s espoused values if they want them to avoid questionable practices that harm the community and customers, according to Barry Rafe, principal at Rafe Consulting.

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What to do when you learn your company is facing a merger or acquisition

Thursday 18th March 2021
So you're being acquired...
So you're being acquired...

Following the announcement that QSuper and Sunsuper will merge and create the largest fund in Australia, there may well be trepidation around consolidation. One of the reasons to merge is to find efficiencies that come with scale, but that can mean job losses and restructuring. We asked some financial services specialist recruiters about what people should do first (aside from updating their CV) when they learn their company is facing a merger or acquisition.

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