CPD: Tech is the new macro – part two

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Implications for labour markets and productivity In this second of a three-part series penned by Epoch Investment Partners, the ‘tech is the new macro’ theme is explored further, to look at tech’s impact on labour markets and productivity – after all, the accelerated pace of technology means disruptive innovation is affecting every sector of the […]

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CPD: Machine learning

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Both machine learning and artificial intelligence have been in the headlines a lot lately; not only in the financial press, but also in mainstream titles. This article from Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM) explores machine learning – what it is, how it applies to every day life and importantly, how it applies to investment. GSFM […]

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Milliman and Spark Green join forces to create digital engagement tools

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Global actuarial firm Milliman has entered an agreement with Melbourne-based digital agency Spark Green to create a suite of white label calculators and gadgets for the financial services industry. The two companies will work together to create end-to-end solutions that combine Milliman’s proprietary actuarial and risk platform and Spark Green’s ability to communicate complex financial […]

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CPD: Beyond Bitcoin – The dawn of “cryptoeconomics”

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While the price of a bitcoin has soared to more than USD 4,500 in recent months, the media and many investors focus too much on bitcoin’s price, betraying little understanding of more fundamental institutional developments. Payden & Rygel’s economics team has penned this article to help catch investors up on “cryptoeconomics” and urge them not […]

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Dubai and Australia seal agreement on fintech cooperation

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The Dubai Financial Services Authority (‘DFSA’) and ASIC last Friday signed a Cooperation Agreement which provides a framework for cooperation to support and understand financial innovation in each jurisdiction. The DFSA regulates the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’). Dubai has recently set up a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging fintech innovation, including the ‘FinTech Hive’ accelerator […]

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Moneysoft expands team with eight new appointments

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Moneysoft has appointed eight new staff in response to growing demand for its suite of personal financial management solutions. This expansion boosts Moneysoft’s frontline account management and client service teams including increased support capability. It follows strong uptake of the company’s core cashflow as a service software and the recent launch of its Round-ups solution. […]

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Face ID available to Bett3r and My AMP customers

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Customers of AMP’s Bett3r and My AMP wealth management apps can securely log-in to their accounts on Apple’s iPhone X using facial recognition technology. The functionality follows early adoption of fingerprint log-in technology, which continues to be available on both apps for earlier model iPhone and Android devices. Michael Weeding, AMP’s Director of Digital and […]

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ANZ Wealth prepares advisers for Life Insurance Framework (LIF) reforms

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ANZ Wealth have announced the launch of its new online LIF Hub, supporting advisers to prepare for the LIF reforms in force from 1 January 2018. The hub provides clear guidelines on how OneCare commissions will be paid once the reforms take effect, as well as highlight ongoing technology and service enhancements that aim to […]

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Dover delivers new digital workspace technology to its adviser network, partners with SuiteBox

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Fast growing privately owned Dealer Group, Dover Financial Advisers, has partnered with video workspace software firm SuiteBox to deliver cutting edge video meeting, collaboration and digital signing technology to its network of advisers, the Companies announced yesterday. SuiteBox is a digital workspace that uses technology to replicate a meeting room environment.  It allows advisers to […]

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CPD: How digital advice is propelling the ETF industry

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While digital advice – online wealth management services that provide automated, algorithm-based portfolio management advice – will never replace human advisers, it can be beneficial to complement traditional advice services with low-touch digital advice solutions to Australians currently not able to afford a traditional advice process. Digital advice providers offer investment advice options to align […]

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