Data: the new oil. Here are the companies with the biggest wells

May 26th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

In 2007 four of the world’s top 10 companies were oil companies, with some of the world’s biggest reserves of oil, today five are data companies – with some of the world’s biggest reserves of data.

Eight hours sleep and a way with numbers set Olivia Engel up for success

May 26th, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Olivia Engel is recognised by her peers as being at the very top of her profession. We were lucky to catch her before she leaves Australia to take up the role of Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Active Quantitative Equities at State Street Global Advisors. As well as explaining what exactly that means, Olivia introduces us to the culture of State Street, a bank formed in Boston, MA in 1792 and with over $2.4 Trillion in assets under management in 2016.

The week that was & the week ahead

May 19th, 2017 The Constant Blogs

Economist Stephen Koukoulas charts the week in finance with a preview of what’s to come.

Not just smashed avo – millennial minimalist quits all unnecessary expenses to beat debt

May 19th, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Elesha Piper is at the beginning of her success story. It started when she found herself financially overwhelmed. Elesha tells Catherine Robson how she turned her financial situation around and how she is using her story of transformation to bring a community together and start her own business.

Government to establish $1bn National Housing Finance and Investment Corp

May 18th, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

The government will establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), an affordable housing bond aggregator designed to attract private and institutional investment and provider cheaper, longer-term finance to the development of affordable housing.

We need to talk about Snapchat

May 18th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

What next for Snapchat? After a disastrous earnings call, the stock fell 25% and came within 25c of breaching its issue price of US$17.

Never be afraid to wear the blue pantsuit

May 12th, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Margaret Jackson has an impressive list of firsts to her name. The first woman to become chairman of a top-50 publicly listed company in Australia. The first female director of BHP Billiton in 108 years of history.  The first woman in a light blue pantsuit to quietly challenge the skirt only dress code for women at professional services in the 1970s.

Morrison’s bank-bashing budget

May 9th, 2017 The Constant Blogs

The big story in the budget is the new tax on the big banks – 0.06% per year of liabilities on those with more than $100 billion in deposits.

Being an agitator isn’t always a bad thing in business

May 5th, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Christine Christian, former CEO and Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet is now a non-executive director with the State Library of Victoria. She talks to Catherine about big data and the benefits of adversity and her love of the State Library of Victoria.

Boards and management obliged to consider climate change: Norton Rose Fulbright

May 3rd, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

Board directors and senior management must give proper consideration to the risks of climate change, “with a view to ensuring that these risks are incorporated into strategic decision making, and appropriate consideration is given to the need for disclosure of relevant financial-related risks,” Norton Rose Fulbright said.




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