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Power to the people: Rachel Botsman talks collaborative consumption and more

Thursday 29th September 2016
Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman

Hailed as one of the world's top 20 speakers, Industry Moves had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Botsman in the lead up to her session on 'people power' at this year's DOC16 conference. Botsman reveals what it was like growing up in her hometown in North London and shares her tips and tricks for delivering a seamless, engaging and authentic speech. She tells us about her passion for collaborative consumption, predicts how it could disrupt the superannuation industry and shares some of her favourite pieces of advice.

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DOC16 - The line up and a few questions for Jeff Bresnahan

Thursday 15th September 2016
Jeff Bresnahan
Jeff Bresnahan

Jeff Bresnahan created The Day of Confrontation (DOC) conference 9-years ago with the intention of challenging the industry to 'think outside the square'. This year, with a line up of thought-provoking speakers, attendees can expect fresh perspectives that "look beyond pure economics to understand the driving forces of change in a global society". DOC16 is to be held in Sydney on Tuesday, October 18, before the Fund of the Year Awards dinner. Industry Moves speaks with Bresnahan about the movers and shakers that he's chosen for this year's line up and ask him a few confronting questions of our own.

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Paid internships for asylum seekers and refugees: meet the man behind this trail blazing project

Thursday 8th September 2016
Michael Combs, CEO and Founder of CareSeekers
Michael Combs, CEO and Founder of CareSeekers

Two of Australia’s major super funds have joined the list of 20 employment partners joining with CareerSeekers, an organisation that connects refugees and asylum seekers with paid internships. Industry Moves finds out from founder and CEO, Michael Combs what inspired him to set up this innovative project, some background on how it all works and we also hear from some of the interns about this "life-changing" experience.






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A creative juggler and pillar of support - Meet Cbus' Unsung Hero

Thursday 25th August 2016
Preethi Parmar
Preethi Parmar

It’s her “exceptional creative abilities” paired with her reliable nature that prompted the team at Cbus to nominate Preethi Parmar as their Unsung Hero. Eager to challenge herself and learn something new every day, Preethi is a support pillar for her colleagues but also not afraid to challenge the way they think.

She tells Industry Moves what she enjoys about being an investment communications manager at Cbus, a little about her first "awesome" job and also names an eclectic mix of people she would invite to her dream dinner party.

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Author, entrepreneur and blogger extraordinaire: Q&A with Naomi Simson

Thursday 18th August 2016
Naomi Simson, RedBalloon Founder
Naomi Simson, RedBalloon Founder

Naomi Simson is a world class boss, blogger and believer of big ideas. Through blending her mistakes and triumphs, she has created two successful businesses: RedBalloon, designed to “aggregate” the gifting industry and Redii which brings focus to positive workplace recognition. This entrepreneurial mastermind offers Industry Moves a world exclusive into her hidden talent and tells us about who inspires her and why we should all get moving this 'Steptember'.

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First Nations Foundation: bridging the gap between the finance sector and Indigenous Australians

Thursday 11th August 2016
Amanda Young, First Nations CEO
Amanda Young, First Nations CEO

For Amanda Young, it was Atticus Finch who truly made an impact on her life, inspiring her to become a criminal defence lawyer. After gaining experience in the indigenous litigation space, she had no hesitation in taking on the CEO role of the First Nation Foundation, Australia’s only charity working towards achieving financial literacy for our nations’ first people. She tells Industry Moves her motivation behind the job, what it was like growing up as a jazz musician’s daughter and her very mild superpower.

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Q&A with Tobacco Free Portfolios', Dr Bronwyn King

Thursday 4th August 2016
Dr Bronwyn King
Dr Bronwyn King

For Dr Bronwyn King, her superannuation wasn’t something that she used to be that engaged with, that is until she discovered that her money was being invested into the very industry that had caused “hundreds, if not a thousand” of her patients to die; the tobacco industry.

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A 'magician' loved by all - meet Frontier's Unsung Hero

Wednesday 27th July 2016
Ian Yun
Ian Yun

From studying computer science in his native South Korea, to a stint at Georgia State University in the US, Ian Yun's path to Australia was a circuitous one. Drawn by our country's 'unique' super system, he joined Frontier in 2013 as an associate in the firm’s Member Solutions and Quantitative Solutions Groups. Since then he’s become a much-loved member of the Frontier team, revered for his exceptional technical skills. So much so, that his colleagues have nominated this hard-working, ping pong-playing, 'top bloke' as one of the industry's Unsung Heroes.

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Meet Ling Wang, IOOF's Unsung Hero

Thursday 14th July 2016
Ling Wang
Ling Wang

Since joining the team at IOOF in 2015 to provide strategic and legislative support to financial advisers, technical services manager Ling Wang has made quite an impression on her colleagues - firstly for her ability to simplify the complex and secondly for her ability to make people laugh. It's for these reasons and more that IOOF has nominated Ling as one of the industry's Unsung Heroes.

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Parametric nominates Senior Analyst as Unsung Hero

Wednesday 29th June 2016
Whitlam Zhang
Whitlam Zhang

Whitlam Zhang joined Parametric in early 2015 and quickly became a highly-respected and valued member of the firm's Sydney team. In his own words, his job is to "keep the cogs well-oiled within the Parametric machine" and, according to his colleagues, he's nailing it! Couple that with the fact he's a "joy to work with" and its no surprise he's been nominated as one of the industry's Unsung Heroes.

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Three Australian Super Funds receive the highest rating in global climate change survey

Thursday 5th May 2016
Global Climate Change Survey
Global Climate Change Survey

Three of Australia's largest super funds received the highest triple A rating in this year's Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). In it's fourth year, AODP, an independent global not-for-profit organisation, ranked 500 of the world’s largest superannuation funds and other asset managers on how they are protecting their members from the adverse effects of climate change.

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First Quarter 2016 Moves Comparison

Thursday 28th April 2016
First Quarter Moves Comparison 2016
First Quarter Moves Comparison 2016

How many appointments and departures were reported this 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 nearly 3,500 moves to find out, and revisit some of the biggest movers who took up, or left, their roles in the first quarter of 2016. Plus we share a tip on how to drill down to the people behind the stats.

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Mother's Day Classic's goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030

Thursday 14th April 2016
Louise Davidson at the Mother's Day Classic
Louise Davidson at the Mother's Day Classic

The Mother’s Day Classic - an annual walk or run for breast cancer research - will be held this year on May 8. Founded in 1998 by Louise Davidson and the late Mavis Robertson, and initiated through Women in Super, the event has raised over $27 million to date and has funded more than 30 research projects. With the event now established as Australia's largest fundraiser for breast cancer research, Industry Moves asks Louise how it all began and finds out why this year's aim of raising funds towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030, is especially important to her.

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Hot Topics: Impact Investing - Where is Australia heading?

Thursday 7th April 2016
Hot Topics Panel
Hot Topics Panel

Impact Investing is a growing sector that is gaining interest and funding from both retail and institutional investors. The ideal outcome for investors is to achieve a positive social, cultural or environmental benefit with some measure of financial return. But as the sector grows, how will the social impact of these investments be measured? And can Australia catch up or even become a world leader in making a real impact? Industry Moves asked the opinions of two experts based at opposite sides of the world.

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2015 Industry Moves Overview - women close the gap on board appointments

Thursday 14th January 2016
People on the Move
People on the Move

In our analysis of over 1000 reported moves added to the Industry Moves online database in 2015, we found an 11% increase in reported appointments since 2014 and a 37% increase since 2013. While this may well be due to the increasing popularity of Industry Moves as a reporting tool, one statistic stands up to scrutiny - the percentage of women awarded board appointments in 2015. The gap was nearly closed with 47% new female appointees in 2015, compared to 35% in 2014 and 28% in 2013.



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2015 - Industry Moves Year in Review

Thursday 31st December 2015
People on the move
People on the move

In 2015 we brought you 1,150 moves comprising 635 appointments and 415 departures. We also conducted 127 Q&As that helped to shine a light on the personalities behind some of these moves. So as the year draws to an end we take a look back at some of the year's biggest appointments and departures, highlight a few of our favourite Q&As and share with you some stats that made the Industry Moves team very happy.



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