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CMSF2021: Sustainable finance: What you need to know to ensure your fund isn’t left behind

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With the growing focus among consumers and investors on sustainable finance...

CMSF2021: Long COVID: Populism, market impacts and the economic recovery

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

The impact of COVID on society and our economy has been profound. This...

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CMSF2021: Long COVID: Populism, market impacts and the economic recovery

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CMSF 2021 COVID-19  Investment  Leadership

The impact of COVID on society and our economy has been profound. This session drilled down on the future of work, the economic outlook, investment trends, the global perspective and more.

Presentation of the Leader Development Scholarships, proudly supported by our Major Events Partner:



Published Date: 11 May 2021


Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset, Schroders Investment Management Australia Limited

Simon is head of the Australian Fixed Income and Multi-Asset team. Simon oversees and is ultimately responsible for, the performance of all fixed income and multi-asset strategies managed by the Australian investment team, including Private Debt. Within Schroders multi-asset strategies, Simon is responsible for managing the investment process, setting the investment strategy including asset allocation decisions and managing overall portfolio risk. While Simon has established a team-based investment approach he has specific portfolio management responsibility for the Schroder Real Return Fund range, the Global Target Return Fund and the Schroder Strategic Growth Fund.

Simon has over 30 years investment management experience, having started his career at AMP before moving to Schroders in 2003. Simon is regarded as one of the leading multi-asset investors globally and is widely recognised as an innovator and thought leader, particularly within the absolute return and objective based style of multi-asset investing.

Simon holds a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney.

Anna Engwerda-Smith, Director, Policy & Research, IFM Investors

Anna is Director of Policy and Research at IFM Investors. She leads on public policy analysis and engagement with government and civil society stakeholders in Australia, and works with colleagues across IFM’s global offices to position IFM and pension capital as the natural partners of government in infrastructure and other investment opportunities globally. Previously, she worked as a senior policy adviser in the Australian Prime Minister’s department, the Australian Embassy in Washington DC and the House of Representatives. She has masters degrees in public policy from the Australian National University and Princeton University.

Matthew Merritt, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy Group, Insight Investment (via video link)

Matthew joined Insight as Head of Strategy in September 2004. In November 2009 he was appointed Head of the Multi-Asset Strategy Group following the merger of Insight's Investment Strategy Unit and Multi-Asset Group. He joined from Citigroup where as Head of Global Equity Strategy for Smith Barney he ran a top-rated equity strategy unit.

Prior to joining Citigroup in 2000 he was Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist at ING Barings which he joined in 1996. This followed four years at NatWest Securities as a global investment strategist. He started his career at the Bank of England in 1989.

Matthew holds an MSocSc from the University of Birmingham in Money, Banking and Finance and a BA (Hon) in Economics from Nottingham (Trent) University.

Amit Singh, Managing Director, AlphaBeta Australia (part of Accenture)

Amit Singh is a Managing Director at Accenture where he serves government and technology sector clients with a focus on platforms and marketplaces. He has led strategy, research and economics projects for clients in over 15 countries across 4 continents covering economic impact analysis, regulatory and policy design, mobility systems integration, workforce development, media and content convergence, and responsible business. He previously was the head of economic policy globally at Uber in San Francisco where he oversaw key projects with leading thinkers, researchers and policymakers on valuing flexibility, wellbeing and platform work and labor market equilibration. In addition to serving as Senior Economic Advisor to two Prime Ministers, he was previously a member of the OECD’s Future of Work Engagement Group and has delivered papers on the changing nature of work and its economic implications to global institutions including the ILO in Geneva and Said Business School at Oxford.


Ali Moore, Journalist and Broadcaster

Ali Moore has more than 30 years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's Nine Network, and for the BBC's global news network, based in Singapore. She has covered major news and current affairs events across the region, including as the ABC's China Correspondent in Beijing. Ali is a former Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, producing and presenting the 'This is Not A Drill' series of hypotheticals with Asialink, the ABC and the Wheeler Centre. She is now a freelance broadcaster and journalist, and regular program host on ABC Radio Melbourne.

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