Wealth Management Market & Salary Update

Wealth Management Market & Salary Update

Industry Landscape: AMP has launched a new adviser training and development program, Adviser Pathways, replacing its Horizons program. In a statement, AMP said the new Adviser Pathways program will take two to three years to complete, and will be available to “a wide variety of candidates”, so long as they have a FASEA-approved degree. The …

Technology Zombies

Technology Zombies

We have certainly entered the age of becoming enslaved by technology. Looking around on public transport it’s amazing to see how many people are fixated on their tiny little screens. I can’t help wondering what they’re doing – messaging friends? Finishing work emails? Catching up on Facebook? Ordering dinner? Playing games? Arranging dates on Tinder/Grindr/RSVP? …

When are team members most likely to leave?

When are team members most likely to leave?

As we are once again approaching financial year end, is key employee retention starting to register as a thought in your mind? Here are some thoughts on how to encourage retention of top talent.   The key is understanding what drives behaviour.  If we understand why people leave and when people leave we can create …

Business Projects: Market Update January 2018

Business Projects: Market Update January 2018

Banking & Financial Services project spend will continue its trajectory north as we progress in to 2018, for 2 reasons: The heightened Risk, Compliance and Regulatory (think Royal Commission) environment. Financial Services organisations must improve their systems, processes and culture in relation to this. The threat of disruption from nimbler new market entrants. Irrespective of …

How to get the most out of every meeting!

How to get the most out of every meeting!

Not all meetings are a waste of time. Our Productivity research found only 39% of workers report the meetings they attend are productive and necessary. They don’t start on time, are run without agendas/outcomes and people often talk more than they should; seemingly for the sake of hearing their own voice… Another fascinating fact is …

The Art of War

The Art of War

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu We love this quote from The art of war, because it holds an important lesson for business. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.   Many professionals are extremely effective. They are results focused, know where they are heading, …

Wealth Management Market Update – Nov 2017

Wealth Management Market Update – Nov 2017

Industry Landscape ANZ recently confirmed they have agreed to sell its aligned dealer group businesses Millennium 3, RI Advice, Elders Financial Planning and Financial Service Partners to IOOF for a fee believed to be around $975 million. It will see IOOF’s funds under management grow by over 40% and adding over 700 Advisers, it will …

Profusion Group – Australia’s Healthiest Employees

Profusion Group – Australia’s Healthiest Employees

Profusion Group, Australia’s largest Financial Services Recruitment boutique has been the recipient of AIA Vitality’s 2017 Australia’s Healthiest Employees Award. “We are thrilled to have won the award”, said Rod Jones, CEO and Chairman of Profusion Group yesterday when the award was announced.  “I believe it is testimony to our focus on team happiness, health …

An Interview with Simone Mears

An Interview with Simone Mears

We thought it might be nice to introduce you to some of our leaders over the next couple of weeks, starting with Simone Mears. Simone is a true leader in both the Financial Services market and within Executive Search. She co-founded Profusion Group in 2005 and is the Director of our executive search practice – …

Meet Kimberley Hannagan

Meet Kimberley Hannagan

Kimberley Hannagan is the new Head of our Human Capital team as part of our partnership with her consultancy, The Missing Peace (TMP). Kimberley has worked with our business for over ten years, and has brought a diverse background and education to us.  Her knowledge and approach has helped us and our clients to move their …