Japan- after the quake, after the floods

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Japan’s recovery from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 has been so astounding that people rarely even think about the tsunami anymore. Even fewer remember that heavy rains in Thailand further disrupted the global production chain at the end of 2011. With so much accomplished, why do so few Japanese companies see […]

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Principal Global Investors 2012 Central Bank Watch

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Principal Global Investors has today released the Central Bank Watch for August 2012 which analyses current and expected interest rate policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia and abroad. The report discusses the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to keep the cash rate on hold with the sharp appreciation of the Australian dollar despite […]

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The age of income

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The world economy is undergoing a restructuring: secular growth drivers are reshaping the balance of economic power; the demographics of longevity and aging populations are intensifying the retirement saving imperative; while the financial risk environment has been transformed by the 2008 credit crisis and ongoing sovereign debt crisis. The search for income – already a […]

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Rich me? Poor me?

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There is growing evidence and increasing concern about rising income and wealth disparity in Asia. Living standards are improving rapidly, but rising income inequality makes it hard for some people to catch up. With income inequality set to widen, how do Asians define ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ and what is ‘middle class’? How do Asians see […]

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Winning paper calls for an end to ‘pandemic’ of short-termism

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A research paper condemning the increasing trend toward short-term thinking, planning and measurement in business and investment has been awarded ‘Editor’s Pick Award’ at this year’s Portfolio Construction Conference.  The paper, entitled ‘The Economic Costs of Excessive Short-termism’ was co-authored by Hyperion’s CIO, Mark Arnold and Portfolio Manager, Jason Orthman. It examines the economic costs […]

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Principal Global Investors’ End of Financial Year Central Bank Watch

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Principal Global Investors releases its Central Bank Watch, covering current and expected interest rate policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan and Bank of Canada.   The paper evaluates the performance of the central banks over the past the last 12 months, discussing CPI […]

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Domestic Covered Bonds

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While Covered Bonds may offer an appealing funding option for banks and give investors alternatives, there are risks entailed, according to Tyndall’s latest research White Paper, “Are Covered Bonds the solution?” Click to open the White Paper on Domestic Covered Bonds

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AFA White Paper: The Tides of Change

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Editors Note The AFA, in partnership with NAB Financial Planner Banking, commissioned the “Tides of Change” research to better understand the current mindset of advisers and to understand their views around the impacts of impending FOFA reforms. This is important to both the AFA and NAB as we both work across the market and need […]

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Web technology the answer to investor engagement – White Paper

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Overview This White Paper argues that the answers to the myriad ‘engagement and trust” issues currently perplexing the financial services industry lie in the adoption of smart, intuitive, interactive technology.  The benefits to the sector, and to the mass-market of largely disengaged consumers across Australia, are many. Introduction Change is constant. However, the past couple […]

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