Citi announces speaker line-up for Australia's largest Investment Conference

SYDNEY, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's Reserve Bank Governor Phil Lowe, Treasurer of Australia, Josh Frydenberg and APRA Chair Wayne Byres, are among the 50 speakers that will address Citi's annual Australia and New Zealand Investment Conference in Sydney on October 14th and 15th.

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Sydney skyline at twilight. Panorama of the Sydney Skyline. The Sydney Opera House small on the left side, Sydney Harbour Bridge in the middle. Twilight Scenic Sydney Panorama. Sydney, Australia. Canon 5DSR 50MPixel Panorama.

The two-day virtual event is the largest investment conference in Australia, and will host over 1000 institutional investors, fund managers, CFOs, and CEOs from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe.

Attendees will hear central bankers, policy makers, economists and CEOs address the key issues facing the financial markets in a post-COVID era.

Citi Australia and New Zealand CEO, Marc Luet, says the conference is uniquely timed to discuss the US election, the outlook for local and global monetary and fiscal policy, geopolitics, and how best to navigate the ongoing market volatility caused by the pandemic.

"This year has already presented unprecedented challenges, but the volatility associated with 2020 is not over yet. With just weeks until the US election, our clients are seeking further insight into how the outcome will impact markets.

"Additionally, the aggressive and innovative shifts in global monetary and fiscal policy have helped boost investor and consumer confidence in key markets, but investors are still asking if this stimulus will be ongoing and querying the impact on asset valuations.

"At this year's conference we will discuss these key questions and also learn more about the disruption underway in bio technology, payments and defence sectors. We will hear how Citi's clients, many of them leading innovators themselves, are taking advantage of the advances in technology and market conditions to achieve their own strategic goals," Mr Luet said.

Other speakers presenting at the Citi Investment Conference include; Reserve Bank of New Zealand's Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby, Citi's global CEO Mike Corbat, Founder and CIO of Balyasny Asset Management, Dmitry Balyasny and Citi's Global Head of Government Affairs, Candi Wolff.

Citi's leading global analysts on equities, debt, currencies and commodities will also share their insights and trade ideas, and panel discussions will explore a range of topics including; Online Retail and the Digital Transformation; Healthcare: Lessons learned from the pandemic; US/China Relations and the Implications for Australia; and Energy Markets: Have we passed the low point?


Media Registration

Due to COVID, all media attendees are requested to register here and attend virtually. Conference web links and passwords will be emailed prior to the conference. All keynote addresses and conference panels are open to registered media, unless stated otherwise. Media are requested to reference 'Citi's Investment Conference' when quoting any speaker.

Attend in Person

There are limited places available for media, including photographers or videographers, to attend the conference in person at The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Please email directly to request a seat.


View the agenda for Citi's annual Australia and New Zealand Investment Conference here.  Note this is subject to change.

Keynote speakers at the Citi Australia and New Zealand Investment Conference:

Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System).

Josh Frydenberg, Australian Treasurer was elected to the Australian Parliament in 2010 and appointed Treasurer in 2018. He previously served as Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Assistant Treasurer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister since the 2013 election.

Wayne Byres, Chair of Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) was appointed as a Member and Chair of APRA on 1 July, 2014 for a five-year term and reappointed for a second five-year term commencing 1 July, 2019. He is APRA's representative on the Payments System Board, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, the Basel Committee and its oversight body, the Governors and Heads of Supervision.

Candi Wolff, Citi's Global Head of Global Government Affairs is responsible for the company's government affairs, including U.S. Federal, U.S. State, and international government relations. Prior to Citi, Ms. Wolff was a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells representing clients in legislative matters before the Congress and the Administration. Ms. Wolff has more than 20 years of government relations experience in public and private sector positions. Most notably, from January 2005 to December 2007, she served in the White House as the Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs – the first female to have ever held this position.

Mike Corbat, Global CEO, Citi. Mike is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi, the world's most global bank, with approximately 200 million customer accounts and activities in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Since becoming CEO in 2012, he has focused on leveraging Citi's unique global network to serve its institutional and consumer banking clients with an emphasis on strong execution and the highest ethical standards.

Dmitry Balyasny is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Balyasny Asset Management, a global investment firm founded in 2001 focused on delivering consistent, alpha-driven returns through a multi-strategy, multi-PM approach.

Christopher Pyne was the Australian Minister for Defence from 2016-2019, responsible for delivering the $200 billion build-up of Australia's military capability, the largest in Australia's peacetime history. As Minister for Defence Christopher was responsible for implementing the Integrated Investment Program and the 2016 Defence White Paper. Mr Pyne was first elected to Parliament in 1993 and served until his retirement in 2019.


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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