Pendal appoints Machine Learning expert for Fixed Income

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Pendal, one of Australia’s largest and most enduring pure investment managers, has made its first appointment of a dedicated Machine Learning Quantitative Analyst in its Bond, Income & Defensive Strategies boutique, led by Vimal Gor. Itay Feldman has been recruited, initially on a one year basis, with a brief to integrate Machine Learning into the […]

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AstuteWheel Expands Fintech with Regtech

Client engagement solution, AstuteWheel, is celebrating its seventh birthday with the launch of third generation software that includes a regtech solution for financial planners. AstuteWheel Managing Director, Hans Egger, says the latest version of the software comes with new functionality and a new way of taking up the AstuteWheel offer as well as addressing a […]

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The silent disruption of the accounting industry

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Amidst the protest of taxi drivers against ride-sharing, the headlines of more manufacturing companies closing and uproar over telecommunications jobs moving overseas, the mature accounting industry is quietly undergoing a dramatic innovation transition. And, the $1Billion Australian FinTech Industry is not the only one to blame. ‘Disruptive Technology’ has been commonplace business language since it […]

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Zurich LiveWell program empowers and rewards customers

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Zurich has unveiled a new wellness program – LiveWell – designed to empower and reward life insurance customers who take steps to improve and maintain their physical and mental wellness. LiveWell is an app based program which provides tools for individuals across three wellness pillars: Body, Mind and Community. By logging activity across these pillars […]

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CPD: 5G – connecting to new investment opportunities

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5G heralds a new era in telecommunications, one that’s focused on speed and software. It’s an area of interest for Munro Partners, one of GSFM’s investment partners and manager of the Munro Global Growth Fund. In this article, the benefits of 5G are examined and the investment thesis explored. Some commentators are heralding the arrival […]

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Refinitiv report finds Asia Pacific companies to ramp-up innovation as 75% fall prey to financial crime

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Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, has published its second annual financial crime report yesterday. Innovation and the fight against financial crime: How data and technology can turn the tide, one of the most comprehensive surveys of international businesses, highlights that almost three-quarters (75%) of Asia Pacific organisations […]

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New research reveals 80% of brokers, insurers and MGAs lack effective business intelligence tools

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According to new research by Novidea, the data-driven insurance distribution platform, 80% of the brokers, insurers and MGAs surveyed do not have effective business intelligence tools in place. One in five brokers (20%) are currently using four or more different systems to manage their day to day operations. The research also showed that many are struggling […]

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Lack of cyber-attack preparedness leaves Australian businesses vulnerable despite lift in breach notification compliance

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Despite enhanced cyber maturity, beefed up cyber budgets and improved security posture, many Australian businesses still lack the ability to act quickly and comprehensively in the face of a cyber security attack. The key take-away from accounting and professional services firm BDO in Australia’s annual Cyber Security Survey, which – in conjunction with leading cyber […]

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Earlytrade attracts AUD6 million investment to solve late payments

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Earlytrade, an Australian fintech pioneering early payment of invoices from large corporates to their suppliers, has announced the newly formed venture fund Shearwater Growth Equity has become shareholders in the business. Shearwater, whose founding partners sit on the board of ASX-listed technology giant WiseTech Global, have invested AUD2.5 million out of the total capital raised […]

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Four emerging trends in insurtech

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You might think that Australia is behind the rest of the world when it comes to insurtech – but it’s not. After seeing what’s on offer in both Europe and Australia recently, I identified four key insurtech trends. 1. Data is improving insurance products Many incumbent insurers have legacy systems that hold important data. An […]

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