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Nikko Asset Management Australia

History is replete with examples of businesses and consumers ignoring or dismissing big ideas, particularly those associated with disruptive innovation. In 1876, for example, when Alexander Graham Bell was granted the official patent for the telephone, many businesses dismissed it as irrelevant or insignificant. Famously, Western Union took a pass... Show More

Expert Insights

The ASX will make history in 2020 when it activates the first industrial scale blockchain in financial services. In this short video, Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO of ARK Investment Management (ARK), a New York-based investment manager with over $6 billion in assets, explains why this move has convinced them... Show More

Magellan Asset Management

Beggars in China with QR codes hanging around their necks and others pleading with matrix-barcoded tins caused a stir when they appeared on Chinese city streets in the past year or two. Fellow Chinese shouldn’t have been surprised. These beggars are only keeping up with one of the most-rapid trends... Show More

Tim Boreham

Just as the bitcoin emerged from the cyber haze in 2017, 2018 is emerging as the year of blockchain, the underlying technology supporting cryptocurrencies. Is blockchain another form of crypto craziness, or a more respectable iteration of bitcoin and its many cousins? Show More

ASX released its half year results today...but the area that caught my eye is slide 15 in the presentation pack outlining the opportunities for ASX from distributed ledger technology for post-trade innovation. On the issuer/listed company side, ASX notes electronic AGMS, streamlined/automated corporate actions and improved shareholder analytics. On the... Show More