RPSD2 – the slow burn on bank valuations

March 31st, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

The playbook for fintech disruption of Australian banks is emerging in Europe, with banks there being forced to provide customer bank details to third party payment providers from next year

Morphic Asset Management launches ethical global equities LIC

March 31st, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

Morphic Asset Management is launching the Morphic Ethical Equities Fund Limited (MEC), a new ethically screened global equity LIC.

An Interview with Leah Zell

March 31st, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Leah Zell believes that small cap investing is not something you should do at home. She should know – her nickname is the Queen of Small caps and she is one of the most successful women on Wall Street, carving out a stellar career in the male-dominated funds management business.

Talking Finance

March 30th, 2017 Talking Finance

Super is the hot topic this week and a new report from the Productivity Commission delves into how it can be fixed. Alan spoke to the Commission’s Deputy Chair Karen Chester and he also caught up with Leeanne Turner from the Medium Sized Superfund of the year MTAA.

Plus, Alan has an update on the upcoming European elections and he can officially reveal that nicer companies are happier companies. 

The Money Cafe

March 30th, 2017 The Money Cafe

It’s been an extraordinary week in finance so Alan Kohler and James Kirby dissect the big issues in The Money Cafe including the Myer drama, and Solomon Lew’s drive.

Alan gives Quintis’ Frank Wilson a roasting over the fallout from the Glaucus shorting report. And they ponder the outcome of Cyclone Debbie and it’s impact on bananas, mangoes and inflation.

THE RATIO OF AUSTRALIAN TO US SHARE PRICES

March 30th, 2017 Charts

All Ordinaries divided by S&P 500

AMERICAN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

March 30th, 2017 Charts Source: Advisor Perspectives

Angela Perry – Employee Ownership Australia

March 30th, 2017 Full Interviews

Angela Perry, Chair of Employee Ownership Australia, explains that for company to form part of the EOA Index, it must have a broad-based employee ownership scheme available to all its workforce. The shares of a company with an employee ownership plan increased by 17 per cent more over the five-and-a-half year period than those with no … Continue reading “Angela Perry – Employee Ownership Australia”

Nik Dvornak – Platinum Investment Group

March 30th, 2017 Full Interviews

Nik Dvornak is the European Fund Manager at Platinum Investment Group. Nik discusses the result of the Dutch election and previews the French election and has some investment ideas for Europe. Full transcript Alan Kohler: What did you learn from the Dutch election recently? Nik Dvornak: Well the Dutch election was an interesting one, in it’s … Continue reading “Nik Dvornak – Platinum Investment Group”

Karen Chester – Productivity Commission

March 30th, 2017 Full Interviews

Karen Chester, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission explains the Commission’s draft report about alternative default models for superannuation. It identifies 4 possible models to guide employees who don’t choose their own superannuation toward preferred, default super products. This inquiry is the second of three stages of the Commission’s superannuation work.




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