Australian Capital Territory


Women in Economics Network: “So you’re thinking of a career in financial markets…?”


From: Tuesday October 22, 2019, 7:00 am

To: Tuesday October 22, 2019, 9:00 am

Women in Economics Network
“So you’re thinking of a career in financial markets…?”  

The Women in Economics Network ACT invites you to come and meet three experts from three different fields who can give you their unplugged version of what it’s like to be a women in the finance industry in Australia

We’ll also ask them for their views on the outlook for the economy and financial markets.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Time: 7:00am- 9:00am
Location: Commonwealth Club, 25 Forster Crescent Yarralumla, Canberra
Cost: $0 members $25 non-members

* Breakfast will be served 




Katie Dean is a Senior Portfolio Manager in AustralianSuper's Fixed Income, Currency and Cash team.

In this role, Katie runs active global bond and currency investment portfolios.  Katie’s team focuses on interest rate strategies for developed markets, non-government investment grade bonds and developed and emerging market currency.   AustralianSuper is the largest Superannuation Fund in Australia and one of the top 40 Pension Funds globally, with about $165bn FUM.

Prior to joining AustralianSuper, Katie spent over a decade as an economist and financial market strategist with ANZ, including time as the Head of Australian Macroeconomics and Head of Industry Research. 

Katie commenced her career at Commonwealth Treasury, working in the Australian and International economic forecasting teams.  Katie also spent a year working at Vietnam National University as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Katie holds a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours). 

Skye Masters is Head of Fixed Income Research at National Australia Bank. She provides vital insight on the fixed income market with a direct focus on adding value to clients’ trading strategies through the delivery of tactical research and strategic advice. Her research is utilised by fixed income managers, real money managers, hedge funds, central banks and the corporate sector. She is widely recognised for her trade recommendations and analysis of market flows and positioning.

She has been working in financial markets for over 20 years, beginning her career as an economist for BZW. In 1997 she was appointed Fixed Income Strategist at ABN Amro.  Skye joined National Australia Bank as Head of Interest Rate Strategy in May 2012.



Michelle Wright is a Senior Manager in the Financial Stability Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia. She has a special interest in the links between financial conditions and the real economy and in policy evaluation. She and her team focusses on identifying, assessing and researching potential risks to the stability of the Australian financial system from the household and business sectors.

Michelle has more than 15 years' experience in central banking since joining the RBA as a graduate in 2003. She has worked in a wide range of roles across the Financial Markets, Economic and Financial System Groups during this time. These include heading up the RBA's contributions to international economic fora (such as the G20) and its foreign exchange and commodities market research analysis (with a special focus on the internationalisation of the Chinese renminbi). Michelle also has experience in analysing the Australian housing and mortgage markets and the banking sector. 

In addition to her time at the RBA, Michelle spent two years in the Bank of England's Financial Stability department in the years immediately following the Global Financial Crisis, focussing on the international monetary system.

She has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Michelle is currently working in a jobshare arrangement and is an advocate for workplace flexibility, diversity and mental health.

The Women in Economics Network was formed in 2017 to promote and support the careers of female economists in Australia. The objectives for the Women in Economics Network are to increase the representation of women at all levels of the profession, promote public contributions by female economists and encourage young women to study economics.

Please note that registration is required and numbers are limited. Both women and men are welcome to attend the event.

Thanks to our sponsor Shaw And Partners.





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The Commonwealth Club

25 Forster Cresent, Yarralumla ACT 2600

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