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Renton, N(ick) E. 1931-

RENTON, N(ick) E. 1931-

PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1931, in Australia; married; three children.

ADDRESSES: Home—194 Kilby Rd., East Kew 3102, Australia. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Actuary, arbitrator, businessman, and writer. Life Offices' Association of Australia, executive director, 1975-79; Life Insurance Federation of Australia, executive director, 1979-86; independent business consultant to government agencies and corporations.

MEMBER: Faculty of Actuaries (fellow, 1957), Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Australian Shareholders' Association (founder and first president), Australian Society of Security Analysts (former Federal president), Commercial Law Association of Australia (Victoria chairman).

AWARDS, HONORS: Securities Institute of Australia fellow, 1975; H. M. Jackson Memorial Prize, 1992, for Understanding Dividend Imputation; Ken Millar Award, 1995, for Understanding the Stock Exchange.

WRITINGS:

Guide for Meetings and Organizations: A Handy Reference Manual for Members of Clubs and Societies, Law Book Company of Australasia (Sydney, Australia), 1961, 5th edition published as Guide for Voluntary Associations: A Handy Reference Manual for Members of Clubs and Societies, and a Useful Primer on Election Systems, 1991, 7th edition published as Guide for Meetings and Organizations, 2 volumes, LBC Information Services (Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia), 2000.

Understanding Investment Property: A Handbook for Present and Potential Investors in the Australian Property Market, Australian Investment Library (Melbourne, Australia), 1989.

Understanding Managed Investments: A Handbook for Present and Potential Investors in Unit Trusts, Life Insurance, and Superannuation, Australian Investment Library (Melbourne, Australia), 1989.

Understanding the Stock Exchange: A Handbook for Present and Potential Investors in Shares and Fixed-Interest Securities and a Primer on Other Common Forms of Investment, Australian Investment Library (Melbourne, Australia), 1989, revised, 1995.

Dictionary of Stock Exchange Terms, Australian Investment Library (Melbourne, Australia), 1990.

Metaphors: An Annotated Dictionary, Schwartz and Wilkinson (Melbourne, Australia), 1990, published as Metaphorically Speaking: A Dictionary of 3,800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1990.

Understanding the Australian Economic Debate, Australian Investment Library (Melbourne, Australia), 1990.

(With John Gurney) Successful Clubs, Federation Press (Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia), 1995.

Contributor to periodicals, including Age.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Nick Renton Web site,http://users.bigpond.net.au/renton (November 7, 2003).

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