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The dark side of regulation

Dark trading regulation in Australia, and Canada, has had some unintended consequences that might not bode well for market integrity, according to Dr Sean Foley from the University of Sydney.

Speaking this week at a Centre for International Finance and Regulation event, Dr Foley said that while the Australian and Canadian rules have resulted in a […]

May 26th, 2016|

The Quants are coming

Crowdsourced quant investment fund Quantopian will land back on Australian shores next month. Hailing from Boston, the team travel the world teaching aspiring quants how to write strategies using Python, and the Quantopian ‘quant playground’ backtesting system. The best strategies could be allocated real money in the Quantopian fund, which shares its profits with the […]

May 26th, 2016|

We’re in CHINA!

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Vermilion Asia, meaning we now offer complete media relations, marketing, event, and translation services across mainland China.

Vermilion people are Mandarin and Cantonese speakers with deep experience in China. Founder Daniel Inman has worked for the Wall Street Journal and FinanceAsia covering finance and markets across Asia with a special focus […]

May 25th, 2016|

Money, Power and a Dead Canary

Continuum client the Macquarie Graduate School of Management enjoyed an extraordinary day yesterday with Yanis Varoufakis, the ex Greek Finance Minister.

We began with early media interviews before an intimate breakfast for 12 overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour. MGSM Dean Alex Frino and Mr Varoufakis, erstwhile colleagues from Sydney University, entertained the group with a wide-ranging […]

December 1st, 2015|

RMB trade to grow faster than expected – new report

China’s journey towards the internationalisation of its currency continues, but challenges remain. Offshore RMB centres will need to continue to evolve to stay relevant, according to a new report released today.

Authored by Dr. Kathleen Walsh and Mr. Geoff Weir, the 150-page report, Renminbi Internationalisation and the Evolution of Offshore RMB Centres: Opportunities for Sydney, includes […]

November 3rd, 2015|

We’re back!

Continuum’s daily news shot, the Insight News Review, is back! Join us for fresh fintech, banking, fund and market news every morning to your inbox. See today’s news here.

September 24th, 2015|


Australia is a step closer to meeting global standards in fund management today as uber-platform provider, BT Financial Group, announced the automation of its three platforms using Calastone technology. Australia was a laggard in the international move to automate managed fund transactions, but has moved relatively quickly over the past four years with well over half […]

September 8th, 2015|

Break the Four Pillars for consumers: CIFR

A new study came out this week which suggests a shake-up is needed to improve competition within Australia’s retail banking sector. Released by the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR), the study finds policy to date has prioritised stability to the detriment of effective competition.

Linking the ‘four pillars’ policy in Australia’s retail banking sector with […]

August 27th, 2015|

London calling

Australia’s top ten fintech startups will be spirited away on an all expenses paid recce to Fintech Week London, courtesy of the UK Government, in an attempt to tempt more promising companies to London’s flourishing startup hub.

And well they might go. The Australian Government has done nothing concrete to foster an Australian fintech community. Despite some […]

August 25th, 2015|

SE Asia, China to win Asian fintech?

Singapore and Hong Kong’s financial technology (fintech) future has been called into question, with regional rivals’ lighter regulatory burden cited as part of their success.

While the two cities can rightly claim to be Asia’s financial hubs, the chance to be financial innovation centres is in the process of being seized by the likes of China, […]

August 20th, 2015|