Insights

Where are they now? Troy Rieck on life after QIC

Thursday 14th August 2014
Troy Rieck
Troy Rieck

Troy Rieck spent 13 years at QIC and was managing director of the global multi-asset team when he left the organisation in 2013. He talks to Industry Moves about career highlights, his new venture - investment education, advice and consulting company, Diceros Capital - and the joys of being your own boss.

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How to handle a scandal

Thursday 7th August 2014
Richard Keary
Richard Keary

Skeletons rarely stay in the cupboard for very long, so it’s best to be as upfront as possible as early as possible. Penny Pryor speaks to former MFS senior executive, Richard Keary, communications coach, Jane Jordan-Meier, and recruiter, Matt McGilton, and discovers that honesty really is the best policy.

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Forget about full-time and go for flexibility

Friday 1st August 2014
Catherine Fox
Catherine Fox

The Fair Work Act might now include the right to request flexible working arrangements but the Utopian ideal of working at home has remained out of reach for many people, particularly in financial services. Penny Pryor discovers the real state of affairs.

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What’s really going on? Appointment activity tells the story.

Thursday 24th July 2014
Penny Pryor
Penny Pryor

Appointment activity over the past six months reveals the establishment of at least one new firm, forewarns the eventual sale of NAB custody, and highlights the expansion in the alternative investment space. With, on average, less than 50 reported changes a month, Penny Pryor takes a closer look at an industry that could probably be regarded as relatively stable.

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The pull of consulting

Friday 18th July 2014
Chris Condon
Chris Condon

In order to create more flexibility in their lives, many people in the industry are becoming successful consultants. Penny Pryor talks to Chris Condon, Angela Ashton and Jon Glass about the difficulties and benefits of going your own way.

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Cooper and Sherry's personal super strategies

Thursday 10th July 2014
Jeremy Cooper
Jeremy Cooper

The industry is understandably obsessed with longevity risk. After all, who isn’t worried about running out of money before you die, particularly if you’re over 50? It turns out that professionals’ personal retirement strategies can provide revealing insights and this week Penny Pryor speaks to two super gurus – Jeremy Cooper and Nick Sherry – to discover what they are doing with their personal funds.

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A few good planners

Thursday 3rd July 2014
Kate McCallum
Kate McCallum

In the wake of the CBA scandal, plenty of people are wondering if there is such a thing as a good financial planner. Penny Pryor discovers there is, and manages to track down three.

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The pros and cons of working with friends

Thursday 26th June 2014
Ben Griffiths & Brian Eley
Ben Griffiths & Brian Eley

Working and hiring friends can be fraught with both personal and professional challenges, but it can also bring great rewards if it works. Penny Pryor speaks with three executives - Ben Griffiths & Brian Eley from Eley Griffiths (pictured) and SuperRatings founder and chair, Jeff Bresnahan - about their lessons learnt when crossing the friend/colleague line.

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The best redundancy experience

Thursday 19th June 2014
Denis Carroll
Denis Carroll

Can the outplacement services that companies provide after a redundancy make a difference in finding the next role? Penny Pryor talks to two institutional executives about their personal experiences.

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The brave new world of asset consulting

Thursday 12th June 2014
Damian Moloney
Damian Moloney

The investment management and superannuation industry has changed markedly over the last decade. Not only has it grown in size, but it has also had to deal with a wealth of new regulation, a rapidly evolving technology space and a tightening of margins.

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Where are they now? Ron Liling on how not to invest

Wednesday 11th June 2014
Ron Liling
Ron Liling

In 2006 Old Mutual bought Intech, the asset consultancy co-founded by Ron Liling. Liling was a major Intech shareholder but he and Old Mutual parted ways. He tells us what he's doing now and how not being "answerable to anything and everything" yields far better results.

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