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Thursday 13th November 2014
Graham Long
Graham Long

Around 10am every Thursday an email arrives in the Industry Moves inbox that makes us stop and read - no matter how busy we are - and reconsider what's important in life. Beautifully written, sometimes sad, frequently funny and always real, these emails, by Graham Long, are a welcome antidote to many of the views we're daily fed. Today's was a cracker, so we thought we'd share it with you too.

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Hot Topics Panel - Where are the jobs of the future in financial services going to come from?

Thursday 30th October 2014
Panel Q&A
Panel Q&A

In last week's blog, economic futurist Dr Keith Suter said “careers are dead” and that our children should be taught entrepreunarial skills in school to prepare them for their working lives. So, what does this mean for our industry? We ask our Hot Topics panelists - Kate Mills, Joanna Davison, Max Ryerson, Kate Mulligan and Kate McCallum - where they think the jobs of the future in financial services are going to come from?

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Does networking make you feel dirty?

Thursday 16th October 2014
Joys of Networking
Joys of Networking

A study released earlier this year by the Harvard Business School has confirmed what many people have thought for ages. Networking for professional purposes, or what the study refers to as ‘instrumental networking’ doesn’t always make us feel entirely ‘clean’.

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Where are they now? Stephen O'Brien on education and opportunity in Africa

Thursday 2nd October 2014
Stephen O'Brien
Stephen O'Brien

Brought up in rural India, Stephen O’Brien had insight into how people live in places where few of us venture. Stephen’s 25 years in financial services - including almost 5 years as CEO of Deutsche AM - have given him the opportunity to realise some long-cherished plans to make a difference. He talks to Industry Moves about his former life in financial services, and a valuable educational organisation that is dear to his heart.

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Industry Moves Hot Topics Panel – Do super fund trustees need to be qualified?

Wednesday 1st October 2014
PANEL Q&A
PANEL Q&A

Super fund trustees are not required to have formal qualifications, though the definition of what 'qualified' actually means, can be open to interpretation. We asked our panel of experts - Sheridan Lee, Fiona Trafford-Walker, Mike Crivelli, Kate Mulligan & Bruce Hartnett - if they thought qualifications were necessary and got some diverse, entertaining and thought-provoking responses.

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How are winners made?

Thursday 25th September 2014
Kirby Rappell  SuperRatings
Kirby Rappell SuperRatings

The number of funds might have tripled, but the basic criteria behind SuperRatings assessment for its Fund of the Year awards hasn't changed. What has changed, are the ways those metrics are measured and how they take into account the different trends of the times.

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The seven deadly sins of job interviews

Thursday 18th September 2014
Interview Don'ts
Interview Don'ts

You might think that at a certain level beyond graduate positions everyone knows how to present well in an interview. Well you’d be wrong, there are still plenty of people bagging out their previous employers and not doing their research. Penny Pryor discovers the seven deadly sins.

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CEOs that stay

Thursday 4th September 2014
Andrew Proebstl
Andrew Proebstl

It might be considered unusual in corporate Australia, but the superannuation industry seems to have a lot of chief executives that have served over a decade. Penny Pryor finds out why.

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Where are they now? IT visionary Derek Goh on life after Challenger

Thursday 28th August 2014
Derek Goh
Derek Goh

Derek Goh was chief information officer at Challenger Financial Services from 2004 to 2009 and before that headed up information services at Colonial First State. After his father passed away in 2007, he decided to use his IT and entrepreneurial skills to found an online service that would help grieving families celebrate the life of their loved ones.

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Introducing the Industry Moves Hot Topics Panel – Where are the women?

Thursday 21st August 2014
Industry Moves Hot Topics Panel
Industry Moves Hot Topics Panel

In Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Facebook chief operating officer Cheryl Sandberg says: “Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively for women. When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less.” It’s an outrageous statement but the reason it is so shocking is because, at least partly, it could be true – and might be one of the reasons why there are so few women at management level in financial services.

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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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