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Honner Blog 10/11/2020

IT’S A WRAP – HONNER’S QUARTERLY MEDIA ROUNDUP (3Q20)

Several new niche financial publications have launched as publishers respond to the rise of ‘Robinhood’ investors. Read about the latest media news, insights and industry moves in Honner’s Quarterly Media Wrap.

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Honner Blog 30/09/2020

HARNESSING THE SUPERPOWER OF VISUAL STORYTELLING — Q&A WITH OUR VIDEO PARTNER THEO FATSEAS

“Seeing is believing” is more than a cliché. In this Q&A, Honner’s partner videographer Theo Fatseas shares insights on making compelling videos that resonate with audiences.

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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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20/05/2019

Elliott Green Power makes senior appointments to Advisory Board

Elliott Green Power (EGP) has appointed Ivor Frischknecht and Mark Woodall, to its advisory board. Mr Frischknecht, inaugural Chief Executive of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), brings 20 years investment experience in the renewable energy sector. Mr Woodall has been a pioneer in low carbon and renewable energy investments, having founded and led Impax Capital. Over a 25 year career, Mr Woodall has completed over 100 transactions with a value in excess of AUD$5 billion.

13/05/2019

SuperFriend announces three new Board appointments

SuperFriend, the workplace wellbeing partner of the superannuation and insurance industry, today announced three key appointments to its Board of Directors. Sarah Guthleben from Equip Super, workplace health expert Professor Niki Ellis, and mental health campaigner Mitch Wallis (Australia & New Zealand Mental Health association Ambassador) will commence effective immediately. 

13/05/2019

Australian retirees have inadequate access to their savings

Household Capital, an independent, specialist retirement funding provider, said today that a major issue facing Australian retirees was inadequate access to savings. Josh Funder, Household Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, said retirement funding adequacy was a very real issue facing retired and soon-to-be retired Australians.

3/05/2019

Dividend bonanza sees leading income LIC announce increased special dividend taking annual dividend yield to 11.9%

The Board of Plato Income Maximiser Limited (ASX: PL8) today announced an increase in the special dividend to 3 cents per share, taking the annual dividend yield to 11.9% (including franking). This is a tripling from the special dividend, previously announced on 21 February 2019, of 1c per share.
 

30/04/2019

SuperFriend responds to the Government’s Productivity Commission inquiry into Mental Health

SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, has responded on behalf of its Partners to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health. The inquiry was announced in November 2018 by the Australian Government and calls for submissions that extend beyond the health system’s role in addressing mental health – such as education, employment, housing, disability support and the justice system.

21/03/2019

WHSP reports 12.2% increase in regular profit Solid portfolio growth and outstanding shareholder returns

Diversified investment house, Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (WHSP, ASX: SOL) today announced the Group’s results for half year ended 31 January 2019, reporting a regular profit after tax* of $186.7 million, an increase of 12.2% on the previous corresponding period.

20/03/2019

Financial agency Honner strengthens team with new appointments

Honner, has announced the appointment of Malavika Santhebennur as Account Manager. Malavika has a strong background in financial services journalism. She brings over five years’ experience writing about financial advice, superannuation, funds management and self-managed superannuation funds across titles including Money Management, Super Review and most recently selfmanagedsuper.

14/03/2019

SuperFriend: Financial services workers more stressed and less engaged than average

The Financial and Insurance Services Industry Profile Report, an industry snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of 5000 workers, found that mental health awareness and prevention in the industry is still very much a work in progress.

The report was conducted shortly after the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was announced.
 

8/03/2019

SuperFriend: Nearly a quarter of working Australian women are experiencing a mental health condition

Working Australian women are far more likely than men to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. According to research from SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, more than two thirds (68%) of women experience a mental health condition before the age of 25.

7/03/2019

IPIF: Increased interest in unlisted infrastructure

Sophisticated investors increased their exposure to unlisted assets last year in their quest for
more consistent returns, resulting into record capital flowing into infrastructure funds1.

Investors allocated US$85 billion to unlisted infrastructure funds last year, up $10bn on 2017, according to
Preqin. This was the third annual record amount of investment in the asset class, notes Infrastructure
Partners Investment Fund Management Pty Ltd (IPIFM).

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