Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


“Independent” directors independent in name only

May 11, 2009

The world is starting to wake up to the fact that public company directors are unable or unwilling to carry out their proper duties.

Telstra changing of the guards: McGauchie out, Thodley in

May 8, 2009 1

In a move indicating that Telstra is keen to soothe relations with government and large shareholders, the well-regarded Catherine Livingstone will also become the new chairman of the company.

Financial bubble about to burst, again

May 7, 2009

We are witnessing a bubble, semi-popped, providing its makers with a few final glimpses of joy, before vanishing completely.

Outraged investors say enough to Shell’s remuneration plan

May 6, 2009

Shell shareholders are unhappy at the Board’s willingness to spend money on under-performing executives.

Falling Timbercorp leaves investors in the lurch

May 5, 2009

Timbercorp’s failure places the entire managed investment scheme sector in jeopardy.

First home owners grant must go

May 4, 2009

The first home buyer;s boost was the worst thing to ever happen to first home buyers.

Nicholas Moore’s pay plummets

May 1, 2009

Macquarie Bank released its yearly results this morning, announcing a sharp decrease in revenue and profit.

Sol Trujillo: one slick hustler

April 29, 2009

Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo’s great skill as a CEO is not his foresight or confidence, but rather his ability to convince analysts and media commentators of his immense managerial abilities.

Pratt’s defence fails to hold water

April 28, 2009

Newspaper columnists across the country have rushed to canonise the gravely ill billionaire, but the facts of the case are more slippery.

First home owner grant: just making vendors richer

April 27, 2009

The first home owners grant, especially in its boosted form, is not a policy which benefit first home buyers, but one which will lock them into a lifetime of possibly unserviceable debt.