Annual Conference

The IMCA australia annual conference brings together a mix of international and home-grown experts to share their insights, experiences, and provide practical advice. Both events include a networking lunch and post conference drinks to allow you to catch up with friends and industry colleagues. 

2017 Annual Conference


Geopolitical issues are nothing new but CIOs should certainly be concerned that the next shock could trigger significant market volatility. Whilst much has been written about Brexit and Trump, 2017 brings elections in a number of European countries and we have already seen France elect a new President with this May's inauguration of President Macron. US, Chinese, Russian and North Korean relations will be watched closely and could be further complicated by a Chinese leadership re-shuffle later this year. Will protectionist or nationalist policies come to fruition? Have investment horizons shifted? How will such developments shape investment markets and what should long-term investors be doing? These topics and their implications will be explored at the IMCA australia 2017 Annual Conference.

Membership Category



CIMA Certificants






Life Members



Non- Members*



Prices are GST inclusive

* Includes IMCA Membership 2017/18


12.00pm - 6.30pm
Tuesday, 19 September 
Ballroom, RACV Club

12.00pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday, 20 September
Doltone House, Hyde Park

The keynote speakers at this year's conference will be University of Virginia's Professor Michael Gallmeyer and Michael Thawley - Capital Group.

Professor Gallmeyer specialises in studying how market imperfections influence security prices and trade. His current research focuses on heterogeneous beliefs, taxation, trading constraints, and monetary policy. Before joining the McIntire faculty, Professor Gallmeyer was on the faculty at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Monetary Economics; Review of Finance; Mathematical Finance; and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He has also presented his research at numerous universities and conferences. Professor Gallmeyer serves as an associate editor for Mathematics and Financial Economics.


Michael Thawley Michael Thawley is vice-chairman of Capital Group International Inc. He has been with Capital Group for 10 years. He returned to Capital Group at the end of August 2016, having served for a period in Australia as the secretary of the department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under Prime Minister Abbot and then briefly Prime Minister Turnbull.  Earlier in his career at Capital, he was vice-chairman of a number of the global mutual fund boards in the American Funds family. Before joining Capital, Michael worked for the Australian government for 33 years including as Australia's ambassador to the United States and international adviser to Prime Minister Howard.  He holds a degree with honours in history from the Australian National University. Michael is based in Los Angeles.



Sponsorship and table packages available. Contact IMCA australia to find out more.

This event will be assessed and accredited by PortfolioConstruction Forum for CE hours which will be recorded in the Forum’s MyCE and which can be used to meet the CE/CPD requirements of 15 regulators, associations, institutes and designations.

This event is presented in partnership with 


For further information please contact the IMCA australia office ph (02) 9431 8696 or email



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