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Board rethink for the financial service sector

Posted on May 22, 2018

Financial Services Boards need to appoint directors who consider customers says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy  from Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre in the Australian Financial Review today

Poor diagnosis for Budget’s health spending

Posted on May 10, 2018

Dr Henry Cutler, director of Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE), warns Australians will either become sicker or be forced to pay more for medical care. See Australian Financial Review article.

Australian companies must guarantee supply to keep Chinese customers: New Monash Business School study

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

New Monash University research reveals Chinese customers want reliability and guarantee of supply when choosing Australian brands. The ABC (Australian Brands in China) Index 2018, which examines the ‘health’ of Australian brands in China, reports Coles, Crown Group, Qantas and Weet-Bix as the top four of the ABC Index’s most reliable Australian brands category, while health and baby formula brands were among the lowest ranking in the list owing to supply glitches and their limited availability of product stock.

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Bank Royal Commission will be ‘ugly’

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

The Bank Royal Commission will be uncomfortable & ugly for banks, & emotional for victims says Macquarie University’s Elizabeth Sheedy today on ABC Radio’s AM with Peter Ryan.

APRA panel honing in on CBA complexity

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

Macquarie University’s Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy talks to AFR’s James Frost re APRA’s interim report on CBA. Sheedy says many initiatives rolled out in highly regulated industries were merely “window dressing”.

The taxman is after your bitcoin profits – though the law is a grey area

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

Macquarie University professor Martina Linnenluecke tells ABC News’ Phillip Lasker that people mistakenly think their cryptocurrency profits are tax-free and are not aware of potential tax consequences. This story is on ABC TV The Business at 9:45pm (AEDT) on ABC News Channel and 11:00pm on ABC TV.

Research shows path to de-risking longevity

Posted on Jan 29, 2018

Good news for insurers, pension plan sponsors and governments dealing in population ageing. In his oped in Investment Magazine, Macquarie University’s Associate Professor Jackie Li says his  research shows 50 to 80 per cent of longevity risk can be reduced via index-based hedging.

Cryptocurrencies – should you or shouldn’t you?

Posted on Jan 12, 2018

 Macquarie University’s Martina Linnenluecke talks to Skybusiness’s Carson Scott today at 4.15pm about bitcoin and Kodak’s cryptocurrency launch this week 




KDK Bulletin 7 December 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Dec 7, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 7 December 2017 for Paul Lyons on managing volatile team members, changes to competition rules from Minter Ellison, ACOSS on Electoral Funding Bill 2017, and a matter of opinion is by Hall & Wilcox on gender diversity in the insurance industry. This week’s expert is Mathew Herring from KPMG.

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Greater gender diversity will create a stronger insurance industry – what does that mean?

Posted on Dec 7, 2017

Superficially, the insurance industry is already gender diverse. In fact, figures from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released in April 2016 suggest female participation in financial services and insurance at 55%, and male participation at 45% nationwide. So, can we say the job is done on gender diversity?

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