- MAFC Melbourne Alumni Event, June 2017
Al Clark, Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko and MAFC senior lecturer shares how geopolitics impacts investment decisions.
From Brexit to the European refugee crisis, ISIS to North Korean missile launches, South China Sea skirmishes and Donald Trump. The list of potentially destabilising geopolitical events seems to be growing by the day. Al Clark, Master of Applied Finance alumnus and Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko Asset Management recently joined MAFC’s teaching faculty. Al shared his research and insights into geopolitics and the potential impact on asset allocation decisions.
- MAFC Alumni event May 2017 – Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan talks technology driven change
It took more than 60 years before 50 million users drove cars, four years for that number of people to adopt the internet, 28 years for credit cards, six months for Instagram, and just 19 days for Pokémon Go. Global technology has been the most dynamic in the world disrupting every sector, including finance, according to Telstra Group Executive and MAFC alumna Cynthia Whelan. Whelan tells alumni at this year’s MAFC’s Alumni and Awards Event, ‘what matters now is the ability to learn quickly, to adapt and evolve.’
- MAFC Awards celebration May 2017 – congratulations to our MAFC award winners
“Think about what you’ve achieved with your technical skills but also about what other skills you’ve brought into your toolkit such as resilience, empathy and strong communication,” said Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan in her keynote at this year’s MAFC awards celebrations. Opened by Associate Professor Anne Cooper and Professor Stephen Brammar, the celebrations saw 19 MAFC award winners represent our high-achieving Master of Applied Finance graduates for 2017.
- Simon Russell - What’s really behind our Federal Budget 2017 policies?
29 May 2017
While most attention for Budget 2017 will be on policies, arguably the bigger driver of budget outcomes will be the forecasts that are largely beyond the government’s control and out of the public eye – such as the iron ore price and the future of the Australian residential property market.
- 60 Seconds with Elizabeth Sheedy
22 March 2017
"60 seconds with Elizabeth Sheedy, Macquarie University Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, associate professor" was published by InFinance at Finsia. Read the interview here: http://www.finsia.com/insights/news/news-article/2017/03/22/60-seconds-with-elizabeth-sheedy-macquarie-university-department-of-applied-finance-and-actuarial-studies-associate-professor
- Elizabeth Sheedy debates cultural change at the ASIC forum
Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from AFC joined a 3 member panel that debated the extent to which cultural change is possible and how this can be achieved.