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November 2017

We recently caught The Wizard of Lies, the HBO-produced TV movie about Bernie Madoff and the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, starring Robert De Niro. De Niro plays a cool, calm Madoff; engaging and charismatic enough to swindle billions from investors, and curiously swift to deflect any questions regarding the future of Madoff Securities when questioned by his sons….

October 2017

Bond. Green Bond. There’s been plenty in the news the last few years about the trend to move away from investing in alcohol, gambling, tobacco and firearms stocks. Well, “green” bonds are another way of making socially responsible decisions when it comes to investments. As the name suggests, green bonds are specifically in support of environmental…

September 2017

Outsourcing HR: A Smart Move? In a world where businesses are often looking to cut costs and increase efficiency, HR is one of many functions of a company that are increasingly being outsourced. Global Industry Analysts estimate that the global market for Human Resources Outsourcing is going to reach close to US$54bn by 2020. That’s only…

August 2017

Technology in Wealth Management: Friend or Foe? For a while now Australian wealth has sat with the baby boomers but we’re seeing a shift towards younger millennials. What this means is that the needs and requirements of the industry are changing. Millennials are seeking increased efficiency and adaptation by established firms. Now more than ever,…

July 2017

Later this year a new law will be introduced in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio, whereby companies will no longer be able to ask prospective employees about their past salary earnings or any other related compensation. The law, which the Mayor has described as a “milestone achievement”, is being introduced in an…

June 2017

The recently announced Australian Major Bank Levy Bill will raise around $6.2bn over the next four years, applying to only the 5 largest banks, ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie, with the government imposing a 0.06% tax on bank liabilities. The amount raised under this levy is a bit complex because it will vary depending on…

May 2017

Increasingly, Investment Bankers, from grad-level Analysts to senior VPs, are getting tired of the long hours with variable reward and are seeking to make a seismic career shift into the Fintech game. In our opinion the concept of working in ‘Fintech’ is getting broader and less defined, but across our four coverage locations from Singapore,…

April 2017

Some of our candidates get an interview with the HCM team and ask why HCM instead of HR? Well, here we attempt to quickly explain the difference. Human Capital Management (HCM) is an approach to staffing where people are perceived as assets (human capital). It’s a different way of tackling the management of employees and…

March 2017

SuperFund Investing Goes Internal Insourcing refers to superfunds internalising asset management and control, bringing investment decisions and professionals in-house. Traditionally, super funds distribute their money into various external managers for investment, and from here the funds flow into numerous asset classes and products in the hope of creating a diversified portfolio, championing the interests of…

February 2017

8 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar month and continues for 15 days until the moon is full. Each of these 15 days has a specific role in terms of celebrating, like visiting family or worshipping gods. At midnight on the Chinese New…

January 2017

Top 5 Tips to Get Ahead on LinkedIn in 2017 It’s likely you have a LinkedIn profile but not everyone is sure about how best to use or interact with the professional networking site. As specialists in the industry, we are often asked, by clients and candidates alike, how we use LinkedIn (LI) and how…

December 2016

A Year of Conservative Political Shake-Ups Politically, it’s been an interesting year. One that has surprised many, shocked some, and sent others into a momentary tailspin. The world appears to be trending toward more conservative, nationalist politics and, in the case of the United States, away from politicians altogether. Six months ago Britons voted to…