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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Top 3 listed investment trends to watch in 2017

Scrolling through LinkedIn last week, I was shocked by a headline – ‘Passive to overtake active in US by 2024, says Moody’s’. Wowza! A fair chunk of my working life has been ...
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Chi-X: securities trading with cutting-edge technology

I was interested to watch John Fildes interviewed by OpenMarkets for a blog in December 2015. When describing the entry of Chi-X to the Australian market, he used the analogy ...
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The world-leading, next wave of exchange traded investments

I recently published a blog about mFunds. While doing some research on the subject, I spoke to a number of financial advisers and brokers.  One comment stuck in my mind: ...
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5 reasons why mFunds aren’t flourishing

When I started asking financial advisers and brokers if they used mFunds, the most common response was “what’s an mFund?” While that is clearly the first reason mFunds aren’t ...
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Blockchain: the next revolution in financial services?

  Fintech. Disruption. Transformation. The hyperbole surrounding the technological leaps in the financial services industry (among others) is gathering apace. Globally, ...
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The Trader of Tomorrow

2015 has been a watershed year in regards to the way financial markets are traded. Computer automation has well and truly taken hold in most modern industries, automating ...
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What will the broker of the future look like?

When I started out in financial services a little over 20 years ago, it was with a blue chip Collins Street broking house. It charged its retail clients a sizable commission ...
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Why ASX's monopoly on Clearing is hurting our financial services industry

We live in a country that prides itself on giving people a ‘fair go’, where competition is encouraged, regulated and enforced, and where the government body responsible for ...
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