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... Read more continue reading

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... Read more continue reading

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... Read more continue reading

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... Read more continue reading

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... Read more continue reading