APAC team attend Hong Kong Forum

Hong Kong is the number one business city in Asia, it is well known for being a business hub for international companies and a major gateway to China.  Hong Kong is one of ...
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Through the looking glass: Five noteworthy trends in 2017

2017 – a year that will evoke the memory of Donald Trump and his twitter mania (and of course the twitter temp who pulled the plug on his account), nuclear threat from North ...
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Competition rules- the 'new' NSX

  The ‘new’ NSX’ (National Stock Exchange) wasn’t on my radar and therefore remained an unknown quantity until I watched OpenMarkets’ very own Gen Wood interview Ann Bowering, ...
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Putting the ethics into investment

Ethics and investment have not always been natural bed partners. Money has been, and continues to be, made from companies engaged in businesses some perceive as unethical. ...
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Don’t launder your good name

Australia’s largest listed company, the (now slightly less) venerable CommBank, can be credited with many things; not least bringing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and ...
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The top five ETFs and a few to watch

Australians’ love affair with ETFs is far from over. August marked another record, with total market cap breaking the $30 billion barrier. According to ASX data, flows into ...
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MINIs – the pint size portfolio powerhouse

I recently wrote a piece on warrants from the position of knowing very little (or next to nothing) about warrants. The things I know about MINIs relate more to the British car ...
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Blockchain 101: How it works & how it can benefit everyday life

Since my first blog about Blockchain in February last year the world of fintech has continued to innovate and develop. Melbourne is about to become a fintech hub. Bitcoin has ...
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The Mighty Amazon

We have fielded numerous questions about the impact of Amazon’s imminent entry into the Australian retail market. Given most Australian Superannuation Funds will have some ...
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Australia's FinTech Industry: Batting above our average ?

As part of attending the launch of Gker, a  new fintech incubator in Shanghai last week, I was asked to give a presentation on the Australian fintech scene. In researching ...
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Grow Ahead of the Curve

I’ve written a couple of times about the emergence of the Exchange Traded Managed Funds – which to complicate things, have also been going by the moniker Exchange Quoted ...
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Ethics & stockbroking in a post FOFA world

My first brush with a lack of ethics in financial advice was some years ago, before I worked in the industry. I’d received an inheritance that was to form the deposit for my ...
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