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Pat McConnell

Pat McConnell

Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, Macquarie University

After over 30 years working for, and consulting to, major banking and insurance companies in the US, Europe and Australia, Pat transferred to teaching courses in Risk Management at Masters level and to industry. His main areas of research are in Operational Risk (People, Systems, Process and Legal risks) and banking regulation and he has published widely on this topic, including a new book on People Risk Management http://www.koganpage.com/product/people-risk-management-9780749471354 .

Bank codes of conduct: add bars to the window dressing and make them legally binding

Oct 26, 2018 07:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Banks dont need 10 commandments to do the right thing, but just six, says the head of the banking royal commission. The first of those commandments set out by Commissioner Kenneth Hayne is to obey the law. The other...

It's time for a royal commission into banking regulation

Nov 08, 2017 15:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The handling of recent financial scandals show that regulators are confused about what they do, or should do. And as a result the regulation of the financial system, which is vital to a strong functioning economy, is just...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Common Bank of Australia's test of government bond using the blockchain, is just that

Jan 30, 2017 09:40 am UTC| Fintech

Despite a media statement announcing that Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) have created the first government bond using the blockchain (dubbed the cryptobond), no QTC bond had...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Smart contracts – smart or dumb?

Jan 23, 2017 06:36 am UTC| Technology Fintech

Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts Traditional physical contracts, such as...

Blockchain Revolution Series

What next for the ASX and Blockchain in 2017?

Jan 18, 2017 02:56 am UTC| Fintech Digital Currency

What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American super saleswoman and head of a Blockchain start-up called Digital Asset The...

ASIC gives the banks cause for Christmas celebration

Dec 22, 2016 03:50 am UTC| Law Economy

Christmas is a time to forgive and forget and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) sure knows how to distribute good cheer at Yuletide, especially to old friends such as the big four banks. On...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain – not fit for financial markets

Dec 21, 2016 10:26 am UTC| Fintech

For a discipline that is supposedly rational, finance has had its fair share of irrational crazes. For example, the dotcom bubble and the collateralized debt obligation craze that led to the global financial crisis. The...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries plunge ahead of FOMC’s monetary policy decision, 5-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries plunged during Wednesdays afternoon session, ahead of the Federal Reserves monetary policy meeting today at 18:00GMT. Also, investors shall be looking forward to the countrys 5-year TIPS auction,...

German bunds slump ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, June manufacturing PMI

The German bunds slumped during European trading session Wednesday ahead of a speech from European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, scheduled to be delivered today by 14:00GMT and the countrys manufacturing PMI...

New Zealand’s annual current account deficit narrows in Q1, in line with historical average

New Zealands annual current account deficit narrowed $0.6 billion from an upwardly revised Q4 to $10.6 billion in Q1. This saw the current account deficit as a share of GDP narrow from 3.8 percent to 3.6 percent, which is...

Bank Indonesia likely to leave policy rate unchanged this week; prospects of rate cuts remain high

Bank Indonesia (BI) is expected to leave its policy rate unchanged at 6.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting on Thursday afternoon, but see rising odds of future monetary easing as Indonesias central bank chief and...

Australian bond yields slump despite bounce-back in U.S. peer after Trump agrees to meet China’s Xi

Australian government bond yields slumped during early Asian session Wednesday despite a bounce-back in the United States counterpart after President Donald Trump agreed to meet his Chinese peer Xi Jinping at the G-20...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: How Her Love of Sunglasses, Hats Could be Linked to Her Be Best Campaign

As the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump launched the Be Best campaign with anti-bullying advocacies as one of its focal points. And a recent analysis of her fashion choices suggests that they might be a link...

Donald Trump Thinks Someone's Weak If They Cough or Sneeze in His Presence, Former Staff Claims

United States President Donald Trump has once said it himself that he is a germophobe. But recent reports are giving people a clearer view of how serious he is about making his surroundings free of germs. It is allegedly...

Vladimir Putin: Meeting With Donald Trump Likely This Month at G-20 Assembly in Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be meeting with Donald Trump later this month. The two state leaders will be attending the G-20 summit in Japan set on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan. Reuters reports that the...

Cancer Cure Becomes One of Joe Biden's Promises for 2020 Presidential Run

Joe Bidens highly reported campaign rally in Iowa was not only filled with digs on Donald Trumps administration. He certainly took that chance to lay out some promises should he win the 2020 United States Presidential...

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Science

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Colombia Decriminalizes HIV Transmission But 75 Countries Can Still Imprison People for It

Patients living with HIV are not only struggling with the medical complications that it brings while a cure has not been found yet. They also have to deal with the stigma that comes with being diagnosed as HIV-positive....

Cancer Cure 2019: Better Treatments Eyed for Breast and Pancreatic Cancers as Research Groups Make Breakthrough

Scientists around the world have various ways to tackle the search for finding a cure for cancer. While that remains one of the biggest challenges in medical science, researchers are also making huge efforts to develop...

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Known Leukemia Drug Is Potentially an Effective Treatment With No Rebound

HIV, which can later develop into AIDS, and cancer are some of the most menacing diseases globally mostly because a complete cure has not been developed yet. However, a group of scientists recently announced their findings...

The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

This article is an edited extract from Elizabeth Finkels address Gene therapy: cure but at what cost? to the National Press Club June 5 2019. Were publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where authors...

Technology

iOS 13 Beta 2 Release Date, New Features: Is It Available for Non-Developers?

Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday. Aside from the new features and bug fixes it comes with, many are likely wondering if it is available for those who are not app...

OnePlus 8 Release Date, Speculations: 3 Things that the Next Entry Should Focus Upon

Discussions surrounding the OnePlus 8 has already begun despite the seventh iteration only reaching one month old. This isnt surprising as there are still a few rooms for improvement that the flagship killer might work...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Keanu Reeves’ Role Not Just a Cameo, Quest Director Reveals

Cyberpunk 2077 is now enjoying a new level of hype following that massive E3 reveal. And as promised by the developers, more information is being offered by CD Projekt Red regarding the much-anticipated...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Can the Game Come Out in 20201? How Realistic is This Prediction?

If theres one thing thats certain, its that the GTA 6 will be a next-gen title. With Sony and Microsoft entering the next phase of their console war in 2020, its understandable that analysts are touting that the sixth...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Latest News, Update: ‘Dragon Quest’ Hero Joins Ensemble; Abilities Pay Homage to Turn-Based Roots

The next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and its none other than the protagonist of the Dragon Quest series. Known only as The Hero, this new character is set to reshape the current meta...
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