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Australia for Investors: The Southern Anchor of the Asia Pacific

Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Penfolds Wines

Wednesday 20-Jun-12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

NYSSA Conference Center

1540 Broadway, Suite 1010
New York NY 10036
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Speaker Michael Blythe, Pieter Bierkens, Richard Leather, David Gorman

Company: CBA, CBA, Austrade, Austrade

Event Description

 
        

NYSSA’s Global Investment Committee presents

Australia for Investors: The Southern Anchor of the Asia-Pacific

 
Wed, June 20th, 2012
 
6:00 - 7:30pm - Presentation
7:30-8:00pm - Networking
 
NYSSA Conference Center
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10036
 
PANELISTS:
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Pieter Bierkens, Head of Markets - Americas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Richard Leather, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Austrade
 
MODERATOR:
David Gorman, Senior Investment Director, Austrade
 
PRICING
AAA Members: $45 (Use code AUS in the member # field) / Non Members $75
  
This program will introduce finance industry professionals to Australia's investment markets with an emphasis on macroeconomics, fixed-income investments, foreign direct investment, and private equity.  The speakers include a former senior economist from the Reserve Bank of Australia who will give the economic and investment outlook for 2012 and beyond; a seasoned fixed-income executive who will discuss the attractive yields in Australia compared to the extremely low yields that prevail in other developed economies at present; and a trade commissioner who is also a seasoned private equity industry executive who will address the topic of private equity and the environment for foreign direct investment in Australia. 
 
Attend to meet senior Australian government and private sector financial institution leaders who will explain the market and serve as an access point for further involvement in investment opportunities in Australia.
 
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Australia for Investors: The Southern Anchor of the Asia Pacific

Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Penfolds Wines

Wednesday 20-Jun-12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Speaker Michael Blythe, Pieter Bierkens, Richard Leather, David Gorman

Company: CBA, CBA, Austrade, Austrade

Biography

PANELISTS:
 
Michael Blythe is currently the chief economist for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In this role he is responsible for monitoring, analysing, and forecasting trends in the Australian economy, financial markets, and domestic monetary policy. Blythe joined the Commonwealth Bank in late 1995 as the senior economist in the Bank's economic research division. Prior to this, he spent 13 years in various roles within the Economic Group of the Reserve Bank of Australia including a role at the International Monetary Fund. Blythe was the Reserve Bank’s senior economist from 1991–1995 with responsibility for the provision of economic analysis and policy advice.
 
Pieter Bierkens works for Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He is their head of markets, Americas and CEO of its New York broker dealer.

Bierkens has 20 years of experience working in the international capital markets. A specialist in global fixed income, he started his career working in London before moving to New York, where he has been based since the mid-1990s. A Dutch citizen, Bierkens studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and international affairs at Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
 
Richard Leather joined the Australian Trade Commission as senior trade and investment commissioner for the United States in 2012. He was previously an executive director at Gresham Partners and a member of the board of directors of Gresham Partners Capital. Prior to this, Leather was a director of Cosway Australia; principal consultant for Rubicon Partners; and a general manager at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.

MODERATOR:
 
David Gorman is the Australian Trade Commission’s senior investment director in New York with primary responsibility for investments, banking, funds management, and all investor-related projects and relationships. Before joining Austrade, Gorman spent 15 years with leading Wall Street firms specializing in hedge funds, private equity, risk solutions, and traditional asset classes. Most recently Gorman was executive director with Arden Asset Management, a privately-owned hedge fund-of-funds where he served on the firm’s Compliance and Operating Committees.  Prior to Arden, Gorman spent seven years with Bear Stearns Asset Management as a managing director and leader of the firm’s consultant relations practice. 

Australia for Investors: The Southern Anchor of the Asia Pacific

Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Penfolds Wines

Wednesday 20-Jun-12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

NYSSA Conference Center

1540 Broadway, Suite 1010
New York NY 10036
Google Maps | Hotels Near | Yahoo! Maps | Weather Forecast

 


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