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How to hit the office running as a working mum

30/09/2016

  Becoming a mum; for most it’s bigger than buying a home, getting married, or winning Lotto. In fact it is Lotto and that little bundle in your arms is worth all the millions in the world! Becoming a mum is better than anything, but for the career-conscious, it also comes with its unknowns. How…

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Art for Image’s Sake in Corporate Australia

12/09/2016

When developing strategies to build a strong brand image, most company execs don’t think “I know, we’ll hang some paintings.” Yes, such adornments can beautify an office space and add a bit of cultural charm. But embracing art as a genuine brand strategy? Here are a few Australian companies that are and why art has…

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Is the buy side the winning side?

19/08/2016

  New analysts venturing into the finance industry for the first time are faced with a vexing question – buy side or sell side? Frankly the answer isn’t as binding and career-defining as say banking or insurance. With essentially the same entry level responsibilities, it largely comes down to competitiveness and that’s where the buy…

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The juniorisation of the modern finance world

06/07/2016

A new buzzword is catching on in financial markets and creating something of a stir. That word is ‘juniorisation,’ and it’s heralding what might be a new age in finance. Downsizing by degrees Younger candidates and in some instances graduates are getting a lot of attention in the finance world. They’re enthusiastic, hard working and…

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Are start-ups a good start?

20/05/2016

Investment trends can change like the wind, but for once the change is a positive one. As an increasingly socially aware society demands transparency and sustainability in their everyday purchases, investors in major markets are starting to follow suit. Are start-ups a good place to start your career? In fact, are they a good option…

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UK and USA say OK to SRI

06/05/2016

Investment trends can change like the wind, but for once the change is a positive one. As an increasingly socially aware society demands transparency and sustainability in their everyday purchases, investors in major markets are starting to follow suit. The UK goes all socially responsible Yes, socially responsible investing (SRI) is the ‘in thing’ in…

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Who has the Midas touch in US venture capital?

20/04/2016

In venture capital the sky appears to be the limit. Those who reach for the sky and manage to find it end up on the Forbes Midas List, a hot list of the best tech dealmakers in venture capital. You can see the full 2015 Midas List at the end of this article. Here though…

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How important are meditation and yoga in de-stressing our stressful lives?

07/04/2016

Right now your mantra on meditation might be ‘Ummm.’ After all, how can you find time to even consider fitting meditation or yoga into your life when there are markets to watch, deals to be done, functions to attend, families to feed and bills to be paid? Like investing in airlines, it’s just not a…

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So you want to be an Equities Researcher?

07/04/2016

It’s 9am; you’ve poured over any breaking news that might impact on your companies, listened to the morning research call and drank three lattes. As your day meanders pleasantly and uneventfully along, it’s time to leap into all the long term stuff – topical and initiation reports – as, not for the first time, you…

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Are alternative investments a good alternative?

26/12/2015

That’s the million dollar question investors are asking as they seek viable options outside traditional, yet volatile stocks and bonds. In this article we’ll take a look at three of the more popular ‘alternative’ investments’ and how they stack up as long term investment prospects. Art It may not do on Wall Street, but it…

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