UC Finance Professional Speaker Series

The Department of Economics and Finance brings experienced Finance professionals to the UC Business School to discuss their area of expertise. Speakers provide valuable insights into various financial markets and discuss emerging issues, current events and major trends. The speakers also always talk about their career pathway and strategies. Students have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and in discussions that extend beyond the classroom. The presentations are usually followed by drinks and nibbles.

To attend one of the upcoming events, please select the event below and register using the link provided. 

If you are interested in getting involved as a speaker, please contact Dr Moritz Wagner.
Phone: +64 336 -- 90475.
Email: moritz.wagner@canterbury.ac.nz.

Upcoming speakers


 Ian Jolly

Ian Jolly, Partner at The Rohatyn Group
The Rohatyn Group – Investment Solutions in Emerging Markets and Real Assets
Title: Alternative Investments - An introduction to a Niche Real Asset Class (Timberland and Agriculture)
When: 4pm-5pm, 28 September 2023
Where: TBA

Register your attendance


Past speakers

West Coast Economic Development: Resource Rich, Value Poor

Heath Milne

  • Heath Milne,
  • CEO at Development West Coast Development West Coast | West Coast NZ


A Changing Investment World - Challenges and Trends for Asset Management 

Portrait of Andrew Wilson

  • Andrew Wilson
  • Former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International for EMEA (GSAMI), Chairman of Global Fixed Income and Liquidity Solutions within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM)


Shareholder Activism and Investor Behaviour

Portrait of Oliver Mander

  • Oliver Mander
  • CEO of the New Zealand Shareholder Association (NZSA)


What is Corporate Finance and Investment Banking and How Do I get a Job in that Sector?

Image of Craig Brownie

  • Craig Brownie
  • Managing Director of Bancorp New Zealand Group


Some Inconvenient Truths About Investing

Damon Obrien square

  • Damon O’Brien
  • Chief Investment Officer at Consilium


Forecasting the Economy & Markets

Imre Speizer

  • Imre Speizer
  • Senior Market Strategist Westpac


Current Structural Issues Facing NZ Investors

Andrew Johnson

  • Andrew Johnson
  • Director at FireSuper Trustee Limited, former head of Asset Consulting Russell Investments

If you are interested to get involved as a speaker

Please contact