Tag: finance

Leadership & Communication

Rebuilding trust in financial services at the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit 2018

Financial Services providers were scrutinized for their lending practices, remuneration models and misconduct handling procedures at the Australian Financial Review’s Banking & Wealth Summit this week. The Summit analysed a widening ‘trust deficit’ in the sector and explored how industry could resolve the issue to avoid more complex and intrusive regulation. Wayne Byres, Chairman of…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Getting to know your inner-psychopath – why it’s hard to be good with money

Can we have too much of a good thing? When it comes to money, the answer in the Psychology community is increasingly ‘yes’. Psychologists have amassed considerable evidence for a causal link between money and self-interested behavior. Well-off people are statistically more likely to cheat in a game, less likely to help a passerby and,…

25 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

The language of finance – is it skewing our moral compass?

The language used within the banking and finance sector - whether it be in a company's annual report or face-to-face during a business transaction - is becoming increasingly technical, abstract, and morally and ethically neutral. Terms like Collateralized Debt Obligation and Global Financial Crisis are more frequently referred to by their acronyms CDO and GFC,…

8 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Mark Bouris – disrupting the big four banks with leadership skills

Mark Bouris is a household name across Australia, both for his personal appearances in the Wizard Home Loans commercials and as host of the nation's version of the Celebrity Apprentice.Founded in 1996, Wizard Home Loans grew to be one of the biggest non-bank lenders in the country, eventually being sold to GE Money in 2004…

7 Jan 2014, by Informa Australia

Planning & Design

Social Finance: Sustainable growth that benefits everyone

The global financial crisis has a created both financial burdens and social burdens for governments in many developed countries.  We had the chance to catch up with Michael McMillan CFA, Director, Ethics and Professional Standards, CFA Institute – USA and speak to him about how government can best support social finance projects, how projects can attract investment and…

17 Jun 2013, by Informa Australia

Technology

Introducing the Inaugural Digital Money Summit

The Digital Money Summit will explore the existing pros and cons for Australia developing its contactless payment methods, as successfully deployed in examples around the globe. Sessions will be heard from the major players involved in adopting this new technology – hear banks discuss their strategies to utlise market share, hear telecoms talk about the…

10 Aug 2011, by Informa Australia