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So far Kristin Westlake has created 31 blog entries.

Larry Tabb on markets and COVID-19

Kristin loved chatting with Larry Tabb yesterday, discussing issues including the impact of the virus on active vs passive investing; stocks that will do well through the crisis; what the vast fiscal stimulus may mean in future; the possible impact on the US election, and the demand for wealth and financial advice through the crisis. […]

April 2nd, 2020|

We’re so thrilled that Continuum’s Principal, Kristin Westlake, has been shortlisted for Marketing Consultant of the Year at Australia’s IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) Awards, for Continuum’s PR efforts for local fintech firm FinClear. We can’t wait for awards night next month!

Now in its sixth year, the ifa Excellence Awards are Australia’s only awards benchmarking the […]

August 7th, 2019|

FIXing China

Chinese market structure is completely unique, making it difficult for global trading firms to compete in China, and for domestic firms to offer their services on the global stage. FIX Trading Community’s China Working Group has been quietly working away with the key players in China to look at the issues and opportunities as China’s capital […]

June 19th, 2019|

Wobbly platforms?

Continuum client FinClear has been making waves in the platform space recently. Watch CEO David Ferrall explain in two minutes why this is a great thing for investors and their advisers.

Disrupting the platform business

June 19th, 2019|

Industry under pressure as $100B+ comes on the books

Australian listed companies are days away from new accounting standards that will see over $100 billion come on to the balance sheets of the ASX100, but LeaseAccelerator’s new report shows that industry is struggling to meet the new requirements. ASIC has signalled they’ll be watching closely – what will the company reports show on July 1?

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June 18th, 2019|

Excessive platform fees to go

FinClear has taken the fight to the Australian platform providers today with the launch of the FinClear HIN Platform. Misa Han at AFR reported:

Local equities clearing firm FinClear will enter the wealth management platform market offering significantly lower fees in a grab for market share that may supercharge the move by financial advisers away from […]

April 2nd, 2019|

Solium makes waves Down Under

Solium CEO Marcos Lopez sat down with AFR on a recent trip to Sydney, to chat about the company’s ongoing success in Australia and his big plans for the region:

Canadian software company Solium says its sole focus on employee share management plans has helped it win clients from rivals Computershare and Link Market Services, as […]

December 16th, 2018|

No loan for Adani

We usually make a point of staying out of the press, but we’re always happy to step up when required, as we did for this article in The Guardian:

Adani Group’s Carmichael coal project will not be financed by the China Construction Bank, according to a statement by a public relations firm that represents the bank.

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December 4th, 2017|

Born in the USA

We’re thrilled to have touched down in the USA, with a new partnership with Forefront Communications in New York. Continuum clients can now seamlessly access the US media, and tap into deep expertise in marketing and communicating to the the US audience.

Forefront Principal Mark Dowd is a long-term friend of Continuum, outstanding PR and marketer, and all-round good […]

August 4th, 2016|

Look out Patty & Selma

Blockchain is coming for your jobs.

The chainsmoking twin sisters of Marge from The Simpsons are about to be out of a job. The reason? Blockchain.

In a closed-door session in Sydney this morning, NY Stern Professor David Yermack spoke at length about potential applications of blockchain technology, which are extraordinarily wide ranging. But one where we might […]

August 4th, 2016|