The Guv’nor

Mis-selling by financial advisers a top ethical issue


An annual global survey of CFA Institute members has found that concerns about mis-selling by financial advisers have increased significantly over the past year in Australia, despite the government’s stated intention to restore public confidence in the finance industry in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Almost half...

The fundamentals of joint ventures


Pooling resources can mean lower risk, greater access to funds and increased market share, enabling entry into new markets. Given this, it’s no wonder some companies pursue joint ventures as success strategies. For those looking for growth while needing to manage risk, a joint venture is an excellent solution....

The game changer


New research from the Australian School of Business shows not-for-profits stand to be significant beneficiaries from new global integrated reporting standards. Despite being targeted at the private sector, integrated reporting, the new proposed international corporate reporting framework, is of greater benefit to Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector, research by the Australian...

The politics of infrastructure


Without appropriate investment in infrastructure, Australia will struggle to achieve sustainable economic growth and improve the quality of life for current and future generations. Asset management, a process for delivering value from assets, balanced with other needs such as cost, safety, environment and sustainability, is an essential part of...

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