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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Overcoming digital disruption is not just about technology

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Disruption and transformation is not all about technology. It is as much about educating leaders and empowering people to transform, says a leading not-for-profit. As recently reported in the media, many boards do not understand digital disruption and the associated need to transform well enough[1]. And not enough board members and senior executives want to […]

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Avoka launches Workspaces module to assist bank and credit unions

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Avoka, a Temenos company and SaaS leader in digital customer journeys in banking, has announced the launch of Workspaces, a new module of the Avoka platform within the Temenos Infinity product. Workspaces is a digital review and approval workspace for retail banking and credit union staff, built to support resolution and customer service for account […]

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The art of the password

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Our top tips for password management within Advice businesses When it comes to cyber security, the password is the topic de jour. Everyone knows that a password is the most common mechanism to provide authentication. Positively, unlike facial and fingerprint recognition, passwords can be changed. However, the problem with “the password” is through 20 years […]

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ANZ’s OnePath reinvents insurance experience for customers

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ANZ OnePath has rebuilt its underwriting system to launch a simpler, more intuitive experience for customers applying for OneCare insurance. Developed in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Advanced Analytics Institute, OnePath’s new underwriting system has taken ten years of OnePath data and used Artificial Intelligence (AI), data science and data analytics to […]

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