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March 2019

The state of Australia’s banking and financial services industry is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Following the recent Royal Commission, how can we understand and process the possible ramifications for industry participants? It’s clear that some participants have acted with recklessness across many sectors within the industry, but what may be more…

February 2019

Super funds are in a unique position. They can diversify their asset allocation by providing credit to non-financial businesses in the market for debt; as well as increasing the availability of credit to businesses that need it. A recent Industry Super Australia report highlighted the benefits of Australian businesses borrowing from super funds to include the long…

January 2019

Hong Kong is one of our four coverage locations, and we especially love a visit during the colder months from December through to February. Not normally associated with a colder climate, Hong Kong has a lovely mild winter with temps dropping to about 14C with clear mornings and, in stark contrast to the humid summer, it…

December 2018

2018 has proved to be a big year for financial services. The new year is sure to usher in many changes to the industry, but that’s not to say that 2018 has been stagnant. We’re taking a look back at some influential events from the past year and considering where that will take us in…

November 2018

The race that stops a nation has quickly come around again! In its 157th year, one of the richest turf races in the world is set to kick off next Tuesday. Whether you’re at Flemington or Randwick or watching from a pub or restaurant from any of our four locations, there’s guaranteed to be plenty of action….

October 2018

The financial services industry has been doing a lot of reflection over the last month, as we hit the 10-year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis. We’re in a very different financial landscape from ten years ago, particularly in Australia. Interest rates are at an unprecedented low, economic growth is trudging along slowly, and inflation is…

September 2018

The 2018 Singapore Grand Prix is on this weekend and is sure to be a phenomenal race. With Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel only 30 points apart, F1 fans will be keeping a close eye on the results. If you’re lucky enough to be in Singapore, we’ve rounded up a few of the best things to do and the best places…

August 2018

Increasingly professionals are choosing to tack personal travel on the front or back end of business travel, a concept that has been dubbed “bleisure”. It makes sense – if work is paying for flights, you might as well enjoy a few extra days for personal travel. With that in mind, we’ve picked a few of…

July 2018

Aptitude testing is becoming increasingly prevalent in hiring processes. While each company might use slightly different tests with varying levels of difficulty, it’s important to set yourself up to succeed. Below are a few tips to help you out. 1. Use a good quality computer that isn’t going to freeze or crash during the testing….

June 2018

Greater diversity has been at the forefront of financial services recently. The introduction of gender equity indices; the ASX including a 30% gender target in their governance guidelines; and the growth of the Diversity and Inclusions in Asia Network all point towards a changing industry attitude. There have been 47 women appointed to ASX 200 boards so…

May 2018

Finding a way of working that suits you is infinitely valuable. If you’re someone who thrives on flexibility, or if you feel that a full time position just isn’t right at the moment, it might be time to consider some contract work. Anton Murray Consulting places a huge emphasis on contract hiring as we feel it can be incredibly…

April 2018

The financial services industry is one driven by effective decision making: which trade to make, who to hire, where to invest. Most of us consider ourselves sensible, logical people capable of making informed decisions that drive growth and progression at work and on a more personal level. However most of us also splurge on clothes…