Asset magazine – Beware Panda Bears

Asset magazine. Published December 2011. BEWARE PANDA BEARS – Investing in Asia Brendan Swift Investors must navigate cultural, corporate governance and political forces and issues in order to capture a slice of the Asia-Pacific region’s rapid economic growth, which is being powered by China’s development, Brendan Swift writes. Plans to produce the first official Chinese-Australian

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BRW – Rules of Contention

BRW magazine. Published November 2008. Rules of contention – Do financial planners earn their keep? A tough economy will put a maligned sector under a new spotlight. Report: Brendan Swift Benjamin Short was AMP’s champion life insurance salesman in the late 1800s. Paid a handsome £3000 a year in commissions – more than the then

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The Australian Financial Review – Platinum turns to gold for founder in $2.8bn float

The Australian Financial Review. Published April 2007. Platinum turns to gold for founder in $2.8bn float Brendan Swift Platinum Asset Management managing director Kerr Neilson will join the ranks of self-made billionaires after launching a $2.8 billion float of his boutique funds manager to capitalise on booming equity markets. Mr Neilson, who founded the specialist

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Black + White magazine – Craig Holmes

Black + White magazine. Published June 2001. Craig Holmes Craig Holmes revitalised his career when he immersed himself in the unique effects of underwater imagery. Text: Brendan Swift Scuba divers often wax lyrical about the incredible beauty and variety of undersea life. But when Craig Holmes took the plunge, he had a different set of

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