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Dimensional Fund Advisors | Dimensional Investing

Dimensional Global Firms* at a Glance<p>As at 31 March 2018<p>Years since founding<p>Years in Australia<p>In firmwide assets under management, AUD (in …

Investing

2018 ESG Trends to Watch

Blog Post<p>Bigger, faster, more. Whether due to policy, technological or climatic changes, companies face an onslaught of challenges that are happening …

Investing

Where ESG leaders are falling short

Sustainability is becoming a more integral part of Asian businesses, but when it comes to social responsibility, companies have far to go<p>By The …

Sustainability

EY - Federal Budget 2018

The budget bottom line as it moves from deficit to surplus:<br>$18.2bn deficit this year.<p>The budget bottom line as it moves from deficit to …

Federal Budget

Federal Budget 2018-19

The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his third Federal Budget at 7.30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday 8 May 2018.<p>Explore content<p>Download the …

Federal Budget

Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

Economists Puzzle Over Why Investors Resist Annuities

Stable income strategies can cushion you from market risk and the danger of running out of money. Examples include Social Security, pensions and …

Retirement

Back to school: top economists on what their subject needs to learn next

Larry Summers: Get to grips with vicious cycles<p>The central lesson of 21st century economic experience is that modern economies are not …

Economics

A scandal-proof industry | Paddy Manning

in case you missed it<p>The ABC’s business editor Ian Verrender writes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed to limit China’s power within the …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Regulators turned a blind eye to 'inherent conflict' for two decades

In the late 1990s, it was impossible to talk to the chief executives of the big four banks without hearing of their lofty dreams to transform their …

Customers

An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It

<b>Something has gone wrong</b> with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of …

Internet

Infographic: The Pension Time Bomb, $400 Trillion by 2050

<i>View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here.</i><p>Are governments making promises about pensions that they might not be able to …

Retirement

The II300: How the Largest Asset Managers Are Bracing for Disruption

The ability to harness data is the driverless car of money management – a disruptor that can forever change how the industry works.<p>Asset managers …

Can Quantamental Save Active Investing?

The goal of quantamental investing is not to replace human analysts with machines, but to leverage the strengths of each, says Alon Bochman, CFA.

Investing

Banks' misbehaviour shows power of KPIs

But though the financial services industry must surely be the most egregious instance of the misuse of performance indicators and performance pay, …

Washington D.C.

The best books on finance and economics - Black and white and read all over

THE late Hans Rosling is best known for his Ted talks (here is one on the wonders of the washing machine). Sadly he died last year. But before he did …

Economics

Moral compass lost in sea of easy money

But the chills will also be going through the rest of the sector as they mull over their own behaviour and whether they too could become embroiled in …

ASIC (Australia)

Technical Experts Need to Get Better at Telling Stories

“If only we could tell our stories better,” is a refrain I hear often from people I work with in the science and technology community. And I understand why. In my experience, startup and technical business leaders don’t tell their innovation stories well. This is a huge missed opportunity. When …

Writing

Please, no more superannuation

For more than a decade the compulsory super was stuck at 9 per cent. The Henry Tax Review examined whether that was enough and found that it was. It …

Australia

The banks, the Government and the half-trillion-dollar super grab

So close, but no cigar.<p>Just when they appeared on the cusp of victory, the major banks and AMP have had their ambitions to grab control of a …

Finance

Inertia: The Force That Holds the Universe Together

<i>Inertia is the force that holds the universe together. Literally. Without it, things would fall apart. It's also what keeps us locked in destructive</i> …

Physics

The flaws of finance

BUSINESS school graduates do not all want to work in investment banking these days. The industry does not have the same kind of cachet it did before …

Finance

Getting replaced by better robots

Money manager <b>AllianceBernstein ($AB)</b> is moving much of its operations from New York City to Nashville, Tennessee. <b>Sarah Krouse</b> at the <i>WSJ</i> writes:<p>One of …

Investing

The Future’s $100 Trillion Question

By<p>Now, more than ever, 2 million people working in financial services are uncertain about their future, watching a convergence of megatrends sweep …

Investing

All the human flaws and biases that prevent you from managing money better

It’s not your fault, you’re only human. But because you are a mere mortal, you’re bound to be making some, let’s say, suboptimal decisions. Humans have systematic biases—as psychologists have proven again and again—that can get in the way of the best intentions. This is particularly the case with …

Critical Thinking

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Where will the next crisis occur?

INTEREST rates are heading higher and that is likely to put financial markets under strain. Investors and regulators would both dearly love to know …

Private Equity

Moving Pensions From Defined Benefit to ‘Defined Ambition’

The British, Canadians and Dutch explore a way to keep what's good about pensions while avoiding the crises.<p>Let’s run through some fun retirement-savings jargon: DB, for defined benefit, means a traditional pension plan. The monthly payout is defined from the start and guaranteed by the plan …

Retirement

Ranked: The 10 Wealthiest Countries in the World

on May 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm<p>Shares 1.5K<p>The 10 Wealthiest Countries<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p>According to …

Income Inequality

How to Form a Good Habit

<b>Charles</b> <b>Duhigg</b><b>:</b> What studies say the number one best way to start an exercise habit is to give yourself a reward that you genuinely enjoy. So most …

Workouts