Volume 9, Issue 2

Technology
Ken Allen
KEN ALLEN , PAUL GREENE , JOSH SPENCER , HENRY ELLENBOGEN  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI), long the staple of science fiction, is quickly moving into the mainstream of everyday life. It is already disrupting some industries and companies-and forcing investors to become more nimble about how they evaluate new ... Read more
Rocky Scopelliti
ROCKY SCOPELLITI  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
We've seen that, in a fintech world, both full-stack financial service providers and those focused on particular financial service components increasingly need to seamlessly integrate their offering with those of other service providers, whether ... Read more
Andrew Macken
ANDREW MACKEN  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
In football, a successful player does not run to where the ball was, or where it is right now. They run to where the ball is going to be. The same idea is followed by successful investors. They are typically less interested in the successful businesses ... Read more
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORPORATION  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUL 2017
DTCC plays a critical role in protecting the integrity and stability of the global financial system. The firm stands at the center of the global marketplace, and in its role as the holding company for Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities ... Read more
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORPORATION  |  FRIDAY, 28 JUL 2017
DTCC and other market infrastructures provide clearing and settlement services that support risk management and proper completion of securities transactions in the U.S. capital markets. Additionally, DTCC provides a variety of data services, such as ... Read more
Meredith Kaplan
MEREDITH KAPLAN  |  FRIDAY, 4 AUG 2017
The emerging discipline of agricultural informatics applies technology and analytics to improve decision-making and fuel future growth. This data-driven approach to innovation is urgently needed to boost crop yields and food security for billions of ... Read more
Scott Kendall
SCOTT KENDALL  |  FRIDAY, 11 AUG 2017
After a period of significant reform, the Australian superannuation industry is facing a new wave of demographic, consumer and technology changes that are transforming superannuation as we know it. Read more
Calastone Pty Limited
CALASTONE PTY LIMITED  |  FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017
The financial services industry is undergoing significant technological change, and the fund management industry will not be excluded from this, especially with the rise of new technologies such as blockchain and robo-advice. Read more
Investment
Suzanne Duncan
SUZANNE DUNCAN  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
In this paper, the global head of State Street's Center for Applied Research, Suzanne Duncan, discusses the hidden variable missing in discussions about investment management. Read more
Jamie Williamson
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
It's hard to ignore the appeal of infrastructure as an investment option with chronic under investment in the asset class and the world's population booming. Read more
Alan Greenstein
ALAN GREENSTEIN  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUL 2017
The Australian investment market of 2017 is evolving rapidly. Read more
Mark Mobius
EDWARDS PERKS , MARK MOBIUS , STEPHEN DOVER  |  FRIDAY, 1 SEP 2017
Out-of-sync global growth appears apt to continue in 2017, much as we have seen in the past few years. Read more
Rob Mead
ROB MEAD , FABIAN DIENEMANN  |  FRIDAY, 8 SEP 2017
While housing has definitely helped support the Australian economy over the past four to five years, any further increases in house prices that are in excess of wage growth will represent potential systemic risks for the Australian economy. Read more
Sergio Paz
SERGIO PAZ , ERNESTO BETTONI , PABLO GOLDBERG  |  FRIDAY, 15 SEP 2017
The qualities that make emerging market debt attractive to institutional investors are no mystery: higher coupons than developed market debt, within a diversified investment universe. Read more
Andrew Greenup
ANDREW GREENUP  |  FRIDAY, 22 SEP 2017
The past decade has witnessed the birth of a new asset class: Global Listed Infrastructure Securities (GLIS). While investors have embraced infrastructure as an asset class since the 1990s, the idea of investing in infrastructure via listed securities ... Read more
QIC Limited
QIC LIMITED  |  FRIDAY, 29 SEP 2017
The "climate wars" pitting the two major political parties against each other has been one of the most debilitating features of the public policy debate in Australia over the past decade. Read more
Retirement
Sam Morris
SAM MORRIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
While growth assets are widely accepted in asset allocation decisions during the accumulation phase, many investors overlook the benefit allocating to shares can provide in the way of growing tax-effective income in the post-retirement phase. Read more
Rodney Horin
JOHN RAWLING , RODNEY HORIN  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
As Australians live longer, more and more will end up in residential aged-care. The number of people in permanent aged care in Australia is expected to triple in the next 35 years, from 225,000 today to 700,000 in 2050. Read more
Ethics & Governance
Karen Volpato
KAREN VOLPATO  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
Superannuation is now a fundamental part of Australian society with compulsory employer contributions, a level of assets larger than our GDP, and a growing emphasis on the provision of retirement income as the baby boomers leave the workforce. But is ... Read more
Paul Chapman
PAUL CHAPMAN  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017
For Australia's financial services industry to transition successfully to an open data ecosystem, it is crucial to move forward in a way that promotes and safeguards consumer trust. Read more
Ben Walsh
BEN WALSH  |  FRIDAY, 25 AUG 2017
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is increasingly scrutinising whether Registrable Superannuation Entity (RSE) Licensees are adequately focused on delivering long-term quality and value to their members. Read more
Doug Holmes
DOUG HOLMES  |  THURSDAY, 5 OCT 2017
Long value preservation and growth have never before depended so fundamentally on effective management of human capital. Rapid technological change and intensifying competition in an increasingly borderless commercial environment are reshaping modern ... Read more
Administration & Management
Tom Cella
TOM CELLA  |  FRIDAY, 30 JUN 2017
Introduction to currency risk management To achieve sufficient asset diversification Australian superannuation funds are compelled to diversify into offshore assets. The typical superannuation fund default option will hold more than 30% in international ... Read more
Marjon Muizer
MARJON MUIZER  |  FRIDAY, 18 AUG 2017
Valuing the investments of your SMSF is a key component in preparing the fund's financial statements. Read more
Insurance
Emma Rapaport
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  FRIDAY, 11 AUG 2017
On Monday March 7, 2016, the Australian life insurance sector changed forever. Read more