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The Last Word

By FINSIA
48 days ago

"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." - Chinua Achebe

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The results are in on a risk culture experimental study across Financial Services…

By Bernard Kellerman
122 days ago

A study of risk culture across the financial services sector by a team of Macquarie University researchers has demonstrated that profit-based incentives can adversely impact compliance.

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Editor's Pick: Disruption in the new economy; portfolio careers; diversity in venture capital Podcast

By InFinance
11 days ago

In November, FINSIA held the second instalment of Future of Finance...

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Editor's Pick: Room for gender equality improvement in Australia: OECD report

By InFinance
25 days ago

Findings from the OECD report, The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, released last month, indicates that very little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now.

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Editor's Pick: Barriers for women in financial services

By Ali Cain
67 days ago

BT Financial Group’s Stella network is poised to release research done in conjunction with the Financial Services Council (FSC) that looks into what’s stopping women from becoming financial advisers.

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Exploring the future role of artificial intelligence in professional bodies

By Ali Cain
67 days ago

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are two emerging technology trends transforming many industries.

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Editor's Pick: Thinking outside the box

By FINSIA Staff
76 days ago

Technology alone is not a disruptor, but an enabler. For this edition of InFinance, FINSIA had the pleasure of speaking with a group of female entrepreneurs – some who have turned their backs on the corporate world, but retained with them the learnings and teachings to apply to their own ventures.

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Regulators on LIBOR, bank culture and the BEAR

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
94 days ago

Australia’s key financial services regulators remain committed to evolving their supervisory approach to industry issues, working to prevent problems rather than waiting for them to happen and find fault after the event.

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Regulators’ BEAR powers must be clearly defined

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
109 days ago

The government’s proposed Bank Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) risks conflict - with existing Corporations Act and common law duties for directors - and duplication between ASIC’s existing banning and disqualification powers and APRA’s enhanced new powers. It also risks increased compliance costs for the industry, submissions to Treasury from the Australian Bankers’ Association and FINSIA argue.

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Welcome the new ‘disruption-era’ leader

By Matt Smith
139 days ago

A new style of leader is emerging, one that’s able to combine courage in decision making with self-reflection and pragmatism.

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How industry is tackling gender equality

By Matt Smith
152 days ago

National Australia Bank and HESTA are among eight institutions singled out for their use of smart strategies to create gender equality in the workplace by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

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The future of equities research

By Matt Smith
160 days ago

Equities research is on the precipice of immense change. Once the backbone of the finance industry, research and researchers within investment banks will see their business continue to change as fast or possibly faster than any other area.

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The trouble with globalisation and capital markets

By Matt Smith
167 days ago

The big unintended consequence of the globalisation of capital markets over the last few decades has been uncertainty over where responsibility lies when things go wrong, one prominent economist highlights.

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Industry at the centre of elderly abuse reforms

By Matt Smith
174 days ago

Banks and financial services providers are taking a central role in addressing the issue of elderly abuse in the community, a new report shows.

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Finding harmony with community expectations

By Matthew Smith
179 days ago

Gauging and adapting to the community’s expectations remains the biggest challenge the financial services industry faces on its path to professionalism, regulators and senior professionals conclude during the Banking & Finance Oath’s latest conference.

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Awaiting the arrival of challenger banks

By Staff
186 days ago

The government has made clear it wants more banks in Australia, but it remains to be seen whether genuine competition can be sustained by the sector here.

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A new pathway to professionalism

By Matthew Smith
193 days ago

This week FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, unveiled a new strategy – including key partnerships it has recently forged – that will play a crucial role in deepening trust in financial services by raising standards of professionalism.

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Can share ownership be cool again?

By Matthew Smith
201 days ago

Have individuals gone off the idea of owning and trading shares in the public markets?

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Does super need a rethink?

By Matthew Smith
201 days ago

When you log into the member portal of your superannuation fund, what do you see? What should you see?

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Banks reeling from budget levy

By Matthew Smith
215 days ago

The federal government has shown its political hand with the release of the Federal Budget this week.

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Time for retail banking to step up

By Matthew Smith
221 days ago

Unwinding the sales culture within the banks’ mortgage-broking businesses won’t be easy, but it can be done.

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How fintech is a game changer for women

By Matthew Smith
229 days ago

The next generation of women in finance might be busting through glass walls instead of butting up against glass ceilings, as some of the most prominent women in Australia’s burgeoning fintech startup scene are proving.

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The First Word

By Chris Whitehead
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I am pleased to welcome you to the latest edition of The Standard, a FINSIA service published alongs...

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The Last Word

By FINSIA
48 day(s) ago

"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." - Chinua Achebe

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