FX Markets Australia

FX Markets Australia 2020 will serve as the industry benchmark conference for professionals to gain insights from expert speakers and peers on the latest industry best practices, strategies to enhance performance, and to discuss the pressing issues they are facing.

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FX Markets Australia


Webinar 2020 Programme


2020 Key Themes Include:

  • Global economic uncertainties and currency volatility

  • Benchmark reform and the impact on clearing FX

  • Innovative strategies in algo and quant applications in FX

  • Meeting new hedging challenges – how should corporate treasurers prepare

  • Managing FX exposure and investing in FX for superannuation funds

  • FX Global Code of Conduct - practical execution issues


Mark Aarons

Head of Portfolio Risk and Solutions

Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC)

Mark joined VFMC in April 2018 as Head of Investment Risk.  He is also currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies at Monash University.   Prior to his current role, Mark was Head of FICC Structuring at the National Australia Bank from 2010 to 2017, where he built a leading securitisation swap business in both Australia and the UK.  From 2004 to 2010 Mark held various roles at NAB in both Front Office and Market Risk.

Mark holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Science (both with Honours) from Monash University and a PhD in Mathematics jointly from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Free University of Berlin, Germany.  Mark is also the co-author of a recent book on securitisation swaps which was published by Wiley Finance in March 2019.

Michael Clavin

Head of liquidity, fixed income and markets

First State Super

Michael’s key responsibilities include management and oversite of the Funds Cash and Fixed Income exposures, currency overlays, securities finance program as well as the funds centralised dealing function.  Michael is also responsible for the day to day running of the Funds internally managed derivative overlays and cash and short term credit mandates. 

Michael has over 16 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry and Prior to joining FTC, Michael was employed at JP Morgan as a Project Manager from June 2003 to 2007. Key role responsibilities included successful completion and implementation of projects relating to cash flow management, unit pricing and accounting.

Michael has a Masters’ degree in both Business

Dominique d'Avrincourt

Investment manager


Dominique d’Avrincourt joined HESTA in 2015 as an Investment Manager – Equities & Currency. Her main responsibilities include investment manager research and portfolio construction, and managing the alpha program for the listed equity investments and currency overlay program for listed equities. She joined the Superannuation industry in 2013 as a Senior Investment Specialist at Vic Super. She started her career at Goldman Sachs JBWere in 2004 in portfolio strategy before joining Merrill Lynch as an institutional equities research analyst and subsequently CBA Institutional Equities in a similar role.

Alex Joiner

Chief economist

IFM Investors

Dr Alex Joiner is the Chief Economist at IFM Investors and also sits on its Investment Committee. He is responsible for the firm’s economic, financial market, policy and geopolitical analysis and forecasting that underpin its investment and portfolio management processes. He represents IFM with domestic and global clients as well as with governments, central banks, financial institutions and corporates. He has over 15 years professional experience and prior to joining IFM Investors, Alex was the Chief Economist (Australian & New Zealand) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a senior economist at ANZ Bank and an economist at the Victorian Department of Treasury. He holds a First Class honours degree in Economics and a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Alex is a committee member of Australian Business Economists and sits on the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Macroeconomic Risks Advisory Group.

Justin Lo

Portfolio manager


Justin is an investment manager within the fixed income and currency team at Sunsuper. Justin joined Sunsuper in October 2013 and has over 11 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked at Legal & General Investment Management (London), J.P. Morgan (Sydney) and State Street (Sydney). Justin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Macquarie University, Masters of Financial Analysis at the University of New South Wales, is a CFA Charterholder, Certified FRM and Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.

Taylor Ng

Manager, currency & portfolio analytics

NGS Super

Taylor is part of the internal investments team at NGS Super. He is responsible for managing currencies and provide insights for asset allocation decisions through various macroeconomics and quantitative analytics.

Throughout his career he has also involved in managing asset classes such as equities, fixed income and alternatives.

Taylor has over 12 years of experience in the Australian Superannuation Industry having worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING and REST Industry Super prior to his role at NGS Super.

Taylor has graduated with degrees in Bachelor of Commerce (honours) from the University of Melbourne (majoring in Actuarial Science and Finance) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Sydney.

Theo Vosinidis

Head of investment risk and compliance


Theo and his team are responsible for implementation of the risk and compliance framework in line with Cbus’ risk appetite. The team identifies new regulatory obligations that may impact Investments, undertake risk training, as well as Investment incident root cause analysis, operational due diligence of external investment managers, undertake risk assessments of new Investment initiatives and are responsible for internal and external mandate pre & post trade compliance.

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