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Cognitive diversity is a game-changer

Sam Sicilia says there will be no shortage of talent in the industry if the doors are flung wide open and people of all backgrounds invited in.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

CFA introduces new ESG certificate

The booming demand for or ESG expertise has created a severe skills shortage. CFA has introduced a qualification for budding sustainability specialists.

SUPER FUNDS

Former VFMC chief re-energises the business ahead of Covid shock

Long before the coronavirus crisis hit, Lisa Gray, the former chief executive of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, had put in place plans to prepare the sovereign wealth fund for market shocks

FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  RESEARCH SERVICES

Morningstar's Di Cristoforo on empowering advisers and their clients

Morningstar's new director of research products, Rick Di Cristoforo, explained to Industry Moves how Morningstar can support the adviser industry as it goes through significant change.

ASSET CONSULTANTS  |  INVESTMENT MANAGERS  |  SUPER FUNDS

Broad investment experience trumps specialising

While super funds are offering big salaries for specialists, Frontier chief executive Andrew Polson urges young investment talent to look for broader investment experience. A career is a marathon, not a sprint and it will pay off in the long run.

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Financial advisers continue to bow out

Financial adviser numbers in Australia fell below 20,000 for the first financial year since 2015, according to Rainmaker Information's latest Financial Adviser Report.

Finance Professor Chandra Krishnamurti from the University of South Australia
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A socially connected CEO is good for a company

Companies with chief executive officers that have strong social networks - i.e.

VanEck's Arian Neiron
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More than 90 per cent of planners use ETFs

Financial advisers increased their use of exchange traded funds over the past year, according to the latest, and sixth, VanEck annual smart beta survey.

Satoko Asia has been appointed PRI's new relatinship manager
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Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI) builds out team in Australia with four new hires

The United Nations-supported Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI) is building out its presence in Australia with the addition of four new hires across policy, relationship management and press.

Head of SPDR ETF Asia Pacific Distribution Meaghan Victor
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From unloved investment to $100 billion juggernaut: 20 years of ETFs in Australia

This year, Australia marks two decades since the first exchange-traded funds were listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. On 27 August 2001, State Street launched the SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Fund (STW) and the SPDR® S&P®/ASX 50 Fund (SFY), after flagging its intentions the previous year.