The hot jobs for 2015; ASX-listed company CEO charged with market manipulation; Shares flat: Midday Roundup

The hot jobs for 2015; ASX-listed company CEO charged with market manipulation; Shares flat: Midday Roundup

Marketing jobs and information security jobs are going to be in demand next year, according to CTPartners annual Hot Jobs report.

The report published today includes some new positions or titles, some familiar positions that are rapidly evolving when it comes to the skill set required, and some jobs which have come to the fore thanks to heightened marketplace demand.

“Despite major political and economic uncertainties that are present around the globe, our global team of consultants detects the continuing positive impact of innovation and new technologies in terms of strong demand for executive talent,” Jason Johnson, CTPartners managing partner, Asia Pacific, said in a media release.

The top 10 executive jobs for 2015 are chief marketing officer, digital marketing/chief creative officer, chief digital officer, analytics practice leader, chief information security officer, digital risk officer, chief human resources officer, head of people analytics, conduct risk officer and private equity CFO.

Former Genetic Technologies CEO convicted of market manipulation

Former Genetic Technologies director and chief executive Dr Mervyn Jacobson was yesterday convicted of market and share manipulation

Jacobson has been convicted of 33 charges of market manipulation of GTG shares and two charges of manipulating GTG shares over a six month period in 2006.

Dr Jacobson resigned as a director of Genetic Technologies in December 2008.

Shares flat as dollar slides

Local shares are flat this morning following the lowest drop in the Aussie dollar since July 2010.

Rivkin chief executive Scott Schuberg noted: “The 2010 weakness in the AUD-USD pair coincided with a big fall in the ASX 200.”

The Dow Jones rallied overnight after a midterm election win by the pro-business Republican Party.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark was down 4.7 points, or 0.1% to 5513.2 points at 11.4AM AEST. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones closed up 0.58%, jumping 100.69 points to 17,484.5 points.

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