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It’s hot in the SPAA

It’s hot in the SPAA

26 March 2013

Daryl Wright If you had any doubt that Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) were ‘the’ hot area in superannuation and private wealth right now, then you only needed to go to this year’s annual SMSFs Professionals Association (SPAA) conference. The buzz and energy from the participants made the conference unlike any other on the superannuation circuit. Being the... MORE

The right technology: Key considerations for selection

The right technology: Key considerations for selection

16 November 2012

Jon Alder When Bravura Solutions recently opened the lid on the broad topic of ‘what factors do financial service providers consider when selecting technology solutions’, we quickly came to realise that the key issues across the industry are centred on implementation, integration, and strong client/vendor relationships. Some of Bravura Solutions’ Wealth Management clients and other industry experts... MORE

Unlocking the hidden value in financial institutions

Unlocking the hidden value in financial institutions

19 September 2012

Roland Slee I recently penned a whitepaper entitled, “Unlocking the hidden value in financial institutions”. The paper’s central message is that having modern core business systems is vital to creating sustainable competitive advantage in today’s fast-changing business environment. I have been reflecting on the relationship between technology innovation and business advantage for decades now; it’s a subject... MORE

Has your business had its operational and IT health check?

Has your business had its operational and IT health check?

27 March 2012

Jon Alder Has your business had its operational and IT health check?In today’s health conscious society we are all focused on eating low fat, zero carb and sugar free diets; maybe now it’s time to extend this focus to the health and wellbeing of our operational and IT environments? Running inefficient IT and operational environments will increase... MORE

Don’t consolidate away my insurance policy!

Don’t consolidate away my insurance policy!

9 December 2011

Colin Russell ASFA estimates there are around 14 million people in Australia holding superannuation accounts; however, there is more than double this number of accounts sitting with funds. The average ratio of accounts to people in Australia is over two to one. Measures are planned to auto-consolidate these accounts and reduce the number of lost accounts. These... MORE

Implementation is key to IT success

Implementation is key to IT success

17 November 2011

Jon Alder Within the wealth management industry, regulation is constantly tightening and the client service delivery bar is relentlessly being raised. This invariably puts strain on the bottom line. To combat these effects, the industry increasingly looks to reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies by implementing technology. However, along with the benefits that come from modern IT,... MORE