After Hours takes a look behind the scenes to tackle the big issues and explore the conversations the industry needs to have in order to move forward. The industry experts featured in this series are the forefront of change, and are leading the way with long-terms trends for industry improvement.
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Heather Brilliant, chief executive of Morningstar Australasia, inherited her passion for investing from her grandmother who turned to the stock market to support her family after the death of her husband. In conversation with Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov, Heather discusses how an unconventional upbringing helped her to forge her own path, and what advice she’d give to young women wanting to succeed in today’s financial services industry.
In order for the financial services industry to fulfil its fiduciary duty, incentives for fund managers and advisers need to be aligned with optimal outcomes for the end investors, says Heather Brilliant, chief executive of Morningstar Australasia. In part one of her conversation with Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov, Heather details why the industry needs to change and sets out a bold vision for how to get there.
Growing up in a traditional Italian family, Pina Sciarrone, chief retail officer of AIA Australia, has had to work hard to break through barriers and get to where she is today. She shares her journey with Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov and explains how her family’s expectations motivated her to work harder and forge her own path.
The crisis of trust in financial services has meant that many Australians aren’t insuring their most valuable assets – themselves. Pina Sciarrone, chief retail officer, of AIA Australia talks to Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov about what needs to happen to restore trust and how life insurance can make a huge difference during what is often the worst time in people’s lives.
Growing up on a farm in rural Canada saw Connie McKeage come to value the importance of self-sufficiency and problem solving, two skills she still uses today in her role as managing director of platform administrator, OneVue. In this interview with Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov, Connie shares how her upbringing shaped her into the leader she is today, and what the lessons she’s learned from her biggest leadership challenges to date.
Australia’s financial services industry needs to be profitable in order to innovate and operate successfully, but has it gone too far in looking after itself at the expense of consumers? Connie McKeage, managing director of OneVue, speaks to Mark Rantall and Vanessa Stoykov about her own purpose, that of the industry and what needs to happen to ensure the financial services industry stays on track and puts consumers first.
Innovation is all around us and its effects are pervasive. In this Market Update series, Chris Rands from Nikko Asset Management discusses the impact of innovation now and in the future, how it’s affecting fixed income and inflation, and why we need to rethink sources of income and returns with regards to this.
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