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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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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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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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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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I didn't know Industry Moves could do THAT!!

Thursday 1st November 2018
Really?!
Really?!

If you have only ever read Industry Moves' weekly newsletter without finding out more about what makes our service unique, then you may be missing out on a valuable information resource. As well as our new Moves Research service, giving you access to six years of news on moves, there is a whole swag of other free features that you could be using. You may not know that Industry Moves can...

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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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Meet the Mother's Day Classic's new directors

Wednesday 26th September 2018
Meet MDC's new directors
Meet MDC's new directors

The Mother’s Day Classic, which has raised $33 million for breast cancer research over the past 20 years and has its sights set on raising $40 million by 2020, has welcomed three new directors to its board: HESTA's Stephen Reilly, NGS Super's Thomay Gatis and Cbus Super's Robert Pickering. Industry Moves finds out a little about their reasons for joining, what they hope to achieve, and discovers that one is an ex-DJ, one is a published novelist, and one is drawn to those who stand up for what they believe in.



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ESG is EVERYTHING

Wednesday 12th September 2018
ESG is Everything
ESG is Everything

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are being recognised in global fixed income investing as value-added indicators of potential economic performance. Templeton Global Macro CIO, Michael Hasenstab, examines ESG factors in investing and how they speak to an economy's potential as an investment destination.

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Impact of Royal Commission under the spotlight

Thursday 30th August 2018
Ian Knox
Ian Knox

The IFA market is likely to emerge as the victor as the Royal Commission into banking and superannuation has highlighted the problems with a vertically integrated financial services model and institutional ownership of the advice chain.

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Paul Costello aims to help those who helped him

Wednesday 8th August 2018
Paul Costello's fund-raising campaign
Paul Costello's fund-raising campaign

Paul Costello, the founding chief executive of the Future Fund, has embarked on a new challenge: he is raising money for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which brought him back from imminent death from lung, brain and liver cancer in March, thanks largely to the efforts of oncologist Professor Ben Solomon. Professor Solomon managed to secure access to a new drug, outside the clinical trial system, which had an immediate beneficial impact on the celebrated fiduciary investor.

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Emerging Markets: Mapping the Opportunities

Tuesday 7th August 2018
Mapping the Opportunities
Mapping the Opportunities

Market pricing seems to reflect the notion all emerging markets are equally vulnerable to market headwinds, such as commodity price declines. Dr. Michael Hasenstab, CIO, Templeton Global Macro sees past the pessimistic headlines and makes the case that finding attractive emerging markets opportunities lies in distinguishing the more resilient countries from the rest.

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