The Long Read: The rise (or fall) of the “new poor”

Economic development has provided untold opportunities for upward socioeconomic mobility. It’s even spawned a term to describe those who have accumulated wealth quickly and risen through the social ranks: the …

CoreData’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Investor sentiment

As our focus shifts from panic and uncertainty to resilience and opportunity, investor sentiment is gradually edging closer towards positive territory. After COVID-19 took hold of global investment markets, CoreData …

Property price uncertainty has the big banks preparing for the worst

Despite initial forecasts for another strong year, the reality of an unprecedented economic shutdown has residential property teetering close to the edge.  Beginning 2020 with forecasts for a 7 to 11 …

Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Investor sentiment continues to improve, after diving deeply into negative territory in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. CoreData’s Investor Sentiment Index has ticked higher for a third straight …

Fishing in the muddy waters of the Chinese HNWI market

The population of Chinese mainland high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) has increased dramatically over the past decade. According to a global wealth report issued by Knight Frank in 2018, the number of Chinese …

From the Catholic Church to Leonard Cohen: why zero point zero should frighten you

The idea of nothing has an interesting history in mathematics, and there’s even a theory that the Catholic Church tried to outlaw the concept of zero because the idea of …

A value chain in transition

The Australian wealth management value chain has evolved over the past six or seven years – from an opaque, conflict-riddled structure to one where the alignment of payments and value …

Can the Royal Commission possibly meet “community expectations”?

The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will have to be some kind of masterpiece to meet all of the …

Be authentically good when dealing with customers’ data

Business must earn trust or feel the heavy hand of government intervention. Tai Rotem explains. Time is running out for business to self-regulate how it uses customers’ data. Every time …

Dear Donald, Malcolm and Teresa; honestly, no one gives a flying frogs fat arse what you say any more (1)

Here’s something that we are taught very young; Our governments steer markets. We are taught what is decided in Canberra, in the White House, in Downing Street or in Bonn …