Entries by Tom Byrt

The Festival of Life Insurance

There are three federal inquiries into financial services underway right now, and they’re all investigating life insurance. At the Life Insurance Claims Handling Breakfast in Sydney last week, Peter Kell, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), mentioned that ASIC staff are referring to this as the “Festival of Life Insurance”, a […]

Australian Superannuation enters a Space Race

One of my favourite scenes in the recent film Hidden Figures features two IBM technicians who, after struggling for weeks to get NASA’s brand new electronic computer to work, walk into the room to find that Dorothy Vaughan, a mathematician leading NASA’s human computing team, has already figured it out: a bright spark working away […]