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Update on the Australian Institutional FICC Market

March 2016 Background on the Australian FICC Market The FICC market in Australia, as it is globally, continues to function under the challenges of pressure from regulators, internal cost structures and the ongoing impact of changing technology. With the demise of proprietary trading due to the deliberate introduction of direct restrictions and punitive costs designed […]

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‘Insight Lunch’ with Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey

Collins Consulting Group was honoured to have Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, as guest speaker at our Insight Lunch. Joe was joined by six of Australia’s top MD’s and CEO’s from global and domestic Investment Banks and Fund Managers. Questions and talking points included the regulation of executive pay, the superannuation industry under review and the GFC […]

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‘Insight Lunch’ with David Gonski

Collins Consulting Group’s Insight Lunch was an opportunity for special guest David Gonski, to join other prominent executives from renowned Australian and global businesses to share their thoughts and ideas on the chosen topic of “scrutinising the revolution in the financial services industry”. Discussion points included: The Johnson Report: Should Australia become a regional centre? Should the ASX […]

Talent Retention in the Australian Financial Services Industry

Collins Consulting engaged a external consultant to conduct qualitative research into talent retention in the Australian finance industry in the wake of the current global financial crisis. 23 indepth interviews were conducted in December 2008 and January 2009 with leaders and top talent in the finance industry.

Insight into the Current Dynamics in Australian Equity Markets

To assess the state of the Australian equity markets, Collins Consulting Group engaged independent research specialists. The research focused on prospects for new entrants and assessed hiring strategies. 22 in-depth interviews were conducted in June 2010 with senior decision makers from investment banks, fund managers and broking firms. From this, we have developed a better […]

Global Investment Banks Could Cut Bonuses By Up To 50%, says new survey

We’re well into the credit crisis, and yet, a multitude of questions remain largely unanswered. For instance, what real impact has the credit crisis had on global investment banks in Australia? Will the banks be forced to reduce headcount? Will there be growth in numbers due to regional commitment by some U.S and European firms? […]

Research Uncovers Regional Candidate Perceptions

To assess the state of the Australian equity markets, Collins Consulting Group engaged independent research specialists, Kitsune Consulting. The research focused on prospects for new entrants and assessed hiring strategies. 22 in-depth interviews were conducted in June 2010 with senior decision makers from investment banks, fund managers and broking firms. From this, we have developed […]

Gender Diversity in 2012 – ‘A big black box of nothingness’?

A recent Goldman Sachs report suggests that Australia would be $180m better off by closing the gap between female and male participation, and yet progress remains painfully slow.  Collins has invested over 100 hours in researching the current representation of female employees in the Global Investment Banks and Domestic Institutional Banks in Australia and how […]