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Financial and insurance services get the picture on gender equality

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

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.

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Thank you Andrew...next

Thursday 14th February 2019
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Industry Insight

Last week, National Australia Bank (NAB) announced the departure of its fourth chief executive officer this millennium, with Andrew Thorburn set to leave the bank following the damming assessment of NAB leadership in the Banking Royal Commission’s final report. As speculation builds on who is next in line for the top job, and what qualities they will need to make real changes, Industry Moves takes a look at the CEOs that have come before.

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End of Year Quiz

Wednesday 19th December 2018
2018 Quiz
2018 Quiz

Through our weekly Q&As, we’ve discovered the sporting prowess, former careers, notable views and sliding-door professions of some of our industry’s newest and most recognisable faces. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of some of the people we've featured in 2018.

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F is for Fake

Wednesday 19th December 2018
F is for Fake
F is for Fake

False stories published online have disrupted politics and stoked market volatility, causing headaches for investors.  But the fightback against fake news has begun, according to Aviva Investors.   

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2018 - Industry Moves Highlights

Thursday 13th December 2018
2018 Industry Moves Highlights
2018 Industry Moves Highlights

The year 2018 will be remembered in the finance industry for The Royal Commission into Banking and Finance, the full impact of which - both good and bad - we are yet to see. During this tumultuous year, Industry Moves has reported on 1,365 moves - 793 appointments and 572 departures.

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The year that was – the 2018 product round-up

Tuesday 11th December 2018
A standout year for product launches
A standout year for product launches

It has been a standout year for product launches, despite market wobbles. This year Industry Moves reported on 109 product launches, compared to 95 last year. Listed products, such as exchange traded funds and listed investment companies and trusts, continued to dominate, as fund managers sought to make their capabilities accessible to more investors.

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Best Ideas and Biggest Issues of 2018

Thursday 6th December 2018
Best Ideas and Biggest Issues of 2018
Best Ideas and Biggest Issues of 2018

With the year drawing to a close, we asked some of our industry’s influencers to name the biggest/brightest/best ideas to come out of 2018 – be they related to financial services or have a wider societal, political or environmental focus. Their answers were as diverse as they were interesting, with some of the biggest issues the industry has faced this year being front of mind.




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The Trump Legacy

Thursday 6th December 2018
The Trump Legacy
The Trump Legacy

As Trump approaches the halfway point of his first term, there are signs his presidency will leave a lasting impact in America and beyond, according to Aviva Investors.

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What to do when it's time to go

Thursday 22nd November 2018
Cathy Burke: What to do when it's time to go
Cathy Burke: What to do when it's time to go

It doesn’t have to be about negative stuff. For me, I had left The Hunger Project through my own choice, and I was proud of what I’d accomplished. So at first moving on was a breeze. However, after a time I noticed my thoughts circling back. It wasn’t because of regret – I was still clear about my decision. What I realised was that I had the history of what I had achieved hovering like a shadow over my future. Subconsciously I had these stories running through my brain, like ‘nothing else I did could possibly be as great as what I’d done!’ (I mean – I was a part of ending hunger!) ‘Would I ever do work that meaningful?' 'Could I find a similar tribe of amazing people?’ etc etc. In recognising this, and bringing consciousness to it, I was able to smile at myself and let it go. This then gave me the space to truly create the next arc of my life freely.

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Not just about duration: the benefits of a multi-factor approach to fixed income

Thursday 25th October 2018
Not just about duration
Not just about duration

Duration is a key consideration for bond investors; but it’s far from the whole story, argues James McAlevey, Portfolio Manager, AIMS Fixed Income and Target Return funds. He says the bond market is a vast and varied place. It has a multi-factor opportunity set, and does not purely depend on the sensitivity of an asset’s price to movements in interest rates - i.e. duration.

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Third Quarter Moves Snapshot and Analysis 2018

Monday 8th October 2018
Third Quarter Moves Comparison 2018
Third Quarter Moves Comparison 2018

How many appointments and departures were reported for the first three quarters of the year compared to the last three years? What percentage of those appointments were secured by women? We analyse the last three years' data in Industry Moves' vault of over 5,200 moves to find out, and revisit some of the biggest moves from the last nine months.




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