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Honner Blog 27/05/2020

Honner survey: what COVID-19 has meant for the way financial journalists work

We wanted to understand what COVID-19 has meant for the way financial journalists work, so we did a survey to find out. Here’s what we discovered, writes Managing Director, Paul Cheal. 
 

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Honner Blog 19/05/2020

Media in the new normal of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has changed every aspect of our lives, and this has been especially true for the media, who have been working round the clock like any other front-line essential worker. With everything else around the world practically coming to a standstill, the news cycle has picked up pace, buzzing with demand for trusted, timely and relevant information like never seen before.

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Honner Blog 6/03/2020

Favourable news coverage is not a ‘great outcome’ – so let’s stop calling it that

It is a common mistake in PR to refer to positive news coverage as a “great outcome”. AMEC has defined communicational outcomes as the effects in the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of our target audience. None of these changes are observable through news coverage.

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Honner Blog 2/03/2020

Communication strategies to support nervous investors: a guide for fund managers

The coronavirus is currently spreading, bringing with it panic and anxiety for investors of all types around the globe. In an industry where it is difficult to differentiate your offering, quality, timely communications and the way you deliver it can clearly distinguish your brand.

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Honner Blog 19/02/2020

Investment Management in Australia: Where are the women?

Research shows that the ability of businesses to build high performing teams depends on attracting and valuing diverse talent who bring different perspectives. Yet the majority of teams in the investment industry remain very male dominated. In our latest blog, Philippa Honner speaks with Yolanda Beattie, the founder of founder of Future IM/Pact, which aims to achieve an equal number of women and men in junior analyst roles by 2023.

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27/05/2020

News and views remain paramount as financial journalists feel COVID-19 pressure – survey

Australia’s financial journalists are feeling the pressure of reporting under the COVID-19 lockdown as the pace of financial news escalates and media companies face the economic impact of declining advertising revenue, according to a new survey by Australian financial communications agency Honner.

12/03/2020

FPA committed to supporting the next generation of planners at national event series

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is delighted to be hosting the FPA Careers in Financial Planning Event Series in partnership with the leading education provider Kaplan Professional for the second year later this month.

5/03/2020

Renewable infrastructure and long-income real estate offer best relative value - Aviva Investors real assets house view

Renewable infrastructure and long-income real estate look to offer investors the best relative value opportunities in the real assets universe over the medium-to-long term. This is according to the inaugural Real Assets House View from Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’).
 

5/03/2020

Harmoney Completes A$115m Debt Securitisation Warehouse Facility with a New Big Four Bank in Australia

Harmoney, an established Australia and New Zealand-based consumer finance fintech, has secured its first debt warehousing facility in Australia from one of the big four banks to cover the company’s unsecured personal lending book with a two-year availability period. The A$115 million facility is designed to enhance the company’s capabilities to offer online personal lending on its own balance sheet in the Australian market.

 

2/03/2020

Treasury urged to be practical on Hayne reforms as financial advice is pushed out of reach

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has warned the federal government that overly complex reforms don’t help consumers and only serve to make financial advice more expensive and difficult to access.

26/02/2020

BetaShares to launch first ETF focused on providing access to Australia’s technology sector

The BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC) will offer investors diversified exposure to dynamic ASX-listed tech companies

20/02/2020

Global ETF industry scales new heights as it approaches 30th anniversary: BetaShares Global ETF Review

Research released today by leading ETF manager, BetaShares, shows that 2019 was a record-breaking year for the global ETF industry, which ended the year at US$6.35 trillion in assets under management (AUM), reflecting rapid year-on-year growth of 32%. AUM increased a significant 11.5% over the final quarter of 2019 alone.

12/02/2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review January 2020: ETF industry sets a scorching pace in the first month of the new year

The Australian ETF industry has picked up where it left off last year, as January continued the hot pace set in a record-breaking 2019. Having finished the year with a record ~$62 billion in funds under management (FuM), the industry added a further $4.2 billion in the first month of the year to reach $66 billion, the largest absolute monthly growth on record and the fastest % monthly growth (6.8%) in over four years, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – January 2020.

11/02/2020

FPA welcomes draft legislation addressing Royal Commission recommendations

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s draft legislation released today, which addresses 22 of the recommendations put forward last year by the Financial Services Royal Commission. It has however cautioned that the draft legislation will have significant and real impact for financial planners.

The FPA has been in close consultation with the Minister, Treasury and other associations to ensure the legislation reflects the best interests of FPA members and the financial planning profession more broadly.

11/02/2020

FPA partners with Deakin University

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced a ground-breaking partnership with Deakin Business School, which will allow financial planners to combine a Master of Financial Planning degree with the CFP® Certification Program.
FPA Chief Executive Officer Dante De Gori said the move would allow financial planners to combine their study requirements into one single course.

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