Practice of the Month: HPH Solutions


HPH Solutions ( managing partner Rob Pyne believes revealing what investors don’t want to hear - that their financial adviser doesn’t know everything there is to know about.. Read More

Profile: Arthur Sinodinos


In October last year, Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos faced the daunting task of stepping into the industry limelight once filled by a towering, charismatic Belgian. One month earlier, that same Belgian, Se.. Read More

Profile: Jim Minto - Risky business


TAL managing director Jim Minto stands silently in the corner of the Australian insurer’s busy elevator, his eyes glued to the pages of a newspaper in his hand. It’s a Thursday afternoon and Minto is.. Read More

Profile: Jarrod Brown - Getting the balance right


Bennelong Funds Management chief executive Jarrod Brown says he’d be lying if he didn’t admit his work-life balance was challenged in the past year. Leading a growing suite of asset management teams .. Read More

Profile: Mark Rantall


Despite it being more than 30 years since he sat opposite his first client, FPA chief executive Mark Rantall can still recall the meeting. At the time Rantall was an accountant just starting out. His client was .. Read More

The godfather of ETFs


After celebrating the 20th anniversary of the world’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in January, the man who helped pioneer the SPDR S&P 500 ETF for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) sat down with finan.. Read More

Restlessly ambitious


By his own admission, Financial Services Council (FSC) chief executive John Brogden was the black sheep of his family growing up. The son of a working class, Irish Catholic, Labor-voting mother, the former New S.. Read More

Following his own path


In less than 10 days, Steve Tucker will have notched up a 25-year career with National Australia Bank’s wealth division, MLC. The jovial chief executive sat down with financialobserver to discuss his early begi.. Read More

Breaking the mould


For the first time in its 10-year history, the Association of Financial Advisers’ (AFA) Adviser of the Year award was won by a woman. Krystine Lumanta discovers what makes Olivia Maragna tick. “This .. Read More

The contender


After a year of regulatory tussles, Mathias Cormann discusses his views on the handling of the FOFA reforms, the MySuper bills, the challenges ahead for the coalition and his Twitter squabble with Bill Shorten. .. Read More

A man united


In November last year, just months after witnessing the passage of the government’s financial advice regime through the Senate, AFA chief Richard Klipin shocked the industry by calling it quits. On a breez.. Read More

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