Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

This clearly isn't a few bad apples but an orchard.

A few bad apples? It's a dodgy adviser orchard

A report into the financial planning arms of the big four banks and AMP found 185 planners were "dishonest, illegal, deceptive and/or fraudulent" in their dealings with customers.

Jacob Bywater won the Appco Group's "top sales performer award" in 2015. He is the lead litigant in a class action ...

Appco case reveals dark underbelly of charity

When a company becomes embroiled in headlines that include young adults taking part in humiliating simulated sex act rituals, cross dressing or slithering on their bellies in a "sluggie" race as punishment for not meeting sales targets, it grabs attention.

Committee deputy chairman Matt Thistlethwaite puts a question to Ian Narev, Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief executive.

'Ridiculous' – CBA's Yes Minister moment

“It reminds me of Jim Hacker in Yes Minister visiting St Edwards, a hospital that had no patients,” an incredulous shadow minister for treasury Matt Thistlethwaite told the CBA boss Ian Narev after grilling him about an “independent” report into its life insurance division.

Senator John Williams

A 'broken-down old shearer' takes on CBA

“I’m just a dumb broken down old shearer, a frustrated Senator John Williams said as he repeated the question “did Deloitte speak to customers, yes or no?”