NYC: Financial Services Luncheon


Friday 22 January
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Hilton New York
1335 Ave. of the Americas (at 53rd)

With it’s A$1.3 trillion fully-funded pension system, rich commodities exports and highly skilled and diversified workforce, Australia has emerged as the most resilient developed economy in the world’s volatile landscape.

The World Economic Forum assessed Australia as the third best regulator of securities exchanges and the fourth soundest banking system in the world (Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2008-09). Highly developed financial markets make Australia one of the major centres of capital markets activity in Asia, and Australia’s large and mature financial services sector has assets of more than A$4.3 trillion, equivalent to four times GDP.

A recent survey of Australia’s Investment and Financial Services Association showed Australian fund managers are rapidly expanding their operations around the globe, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. Australia is recognized for its innovation and sophistication across investment and capital markets, and particularly in managed funds products. As a leader in the Financial Services sector in Asia, Australia is strategically positioned for global organizations.

Keynote Speakers:

The Hon Martin Ferguson, AM, MP – Australian Federal Minister for Resources and Energy

Jim Lambright – Former Chairman and President, EXIM Bank of the United States & Chief Investment Officer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)


Professor Warwick J McKibbin – Professor and Director Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Ecomonics & Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia

David Peever – Managing Director, Rio Tinto Australia

Michael Klein – Financial Consultant and former CEO, Global Banking, Citi

For more information on this key industry event please email


Organizer Belinda Jackson


Fri, Jan. 22, 2010
noon - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern