14 March, 2019

Australia: CBA Switchback Shows Weakness of Royal Commission

Euromoney, March 14 2019 Thursday’s announcement by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) that it is suspending the sale […]
1 March, 2019

Australia Royal Commission: All Talk, No Action

Euromoney, March 2019 The final report of Australia’s Royal Commission into misbehaviour in financial services had plenty of […]
21 November, 2018

Australia Banking: Comyn Shafts Narev for the Greater Good

Euromoney, November 21 2018 “Temper your sense of justice.” That phrase, you can already feel, is entering the […]
28 September, 2018

Australian Regulators the Biggest Losers from Interim Royal Commission

Euromoney, September 28 2018 When the publication of a 1,000-page damning account of bank greed and misbehaviour results […]
4 June, 2018

ANZ Cartel Case has Australian Banking in Further Turmoil

Euromoney, June 4 2018 Australia is used to regulatory and reputational calamity, but a case against ANZ, Citi […]
1 April, 2018

Poetic Justice by Email

Euromoney, April 2018 Has there ever been a finer movie speech than Jack Nicholson’s “You can’t handle the […]
1 April, 2018

Royal Commission Will Shred Reputations But Not Profits

Euromoney, April 2018 The likely recommendations from Australia’s investigations are changes that should have been made years ago.  […]
16 September, 2009

Nicholas Moore: Potholes not pitfalls on Macquarie’s road

Euromoney, September 2009 IF MACQUARIE GROUP is at a crossroads, it probably already owns it. The financial services […]
16 September, 2009

ANZ broadens horizons – but with the right assets?

Euromoney, September 2009 The track record of Australian financial services groups expanding overseas is patchy at best: AMP […]
1 September, 2009

Platforms in the firing line in Australia’s advice review

Cerulli Global Edge, September 2009 Distribution and financial advice are under the microscope in Australia, and the outcome […]
1 August, 2009

Australian borrowers leave the guarantee safety net

IFR Asia, August 2009 A growing number of banks and states in Australia who have access to the […]
21 July, 2009

Safety first: peace of mind comes at a cost – Smart Investor

Smart Investor, July 2009 Stephen O’Connell, like most of us, lost a lot in the last year and […]