In this section we offer a number of thought provoking articles and tips each month
November 2018 - Royal Commission
Most of the fiduciaries we talk to these days are looking for ideas on how to rise to the growing challenges presented by the Hayne Royal Commission and APRA's report into CBA. From past experience, we have found that even when an organisation passes through a crisis unscathed, there are still heightened demands on it to raise its standards even further.
October 2018 - Royal Commission
2018 has been a remarkable year for putting governance issues of profitable companies on the table. Our lead article this month delves into APRA's various reports this year and of course into the Hayne Royal Commission.
September 2018 - CSR
The corporate sector and their shareholders have become quite adept over the years dealing with one financial crisis after another. However, in the absence of a financial crisis for quite some time in Australia, we are seeing corporate management deal with a different type of crisis today.
August 2018 - Governance
We are hearing divergent calls on what Trustees and Directors should be focusing on. Compliance, culture, how about strategy?
How can fiduciaries navigate their way through this ever-increasing minefield of expectations? We believe a good governance framework already tries to take all relevant factors into account.
July 2018 - Canberra
The Productivity Commission recently issued its draft report into superannuation. It offers a blunt approach to a complex issue.
The danger is the PC report may seem to appease thinking from both sides of politics.
June 2018 - Governance
There are many lessons we can learn as Trustees from the daily revelations of the banking royal commission. One of the things made clear is that firms like AMP have been focusing on short-term sugar hits without enough emphasis on investing the effort and making the difficult choices that would have benefited their financial health and success in the long run.
May 2018 - Culture
Culture has become the number one topic in the finance industry thanks to the Royal Commission. APRA and other regulators are moving fast to demand action be taken to shift negative cultures. But all this begs the question...