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Event Details

Webinar: The rate cut with CBA Chief Economist
10-Oct-2019
TIME:
2.30pm - 3.30pm AEDT

PRICE:

Members - Complimentary
Been a Member before? This event is also complimentary for you
Non-Member - $15

CPD:
1 hour

Historic low interest rates that have taken the Australian economy into uncharted territory will be the subject of FINSIA’s timely webinar with one of the country’s most high profile experts on Thursday.

Few people have more experience of analysing and forecasting trends in the Australian economy and financial markets than CBA’s Michael Blythe - where he is Chief Economist and Managing Director of Economics.

Michael brings more than 30 years working in economic policy and financial markets to the event that is vital viewing for anyone concerned about last week’s decision by the Reserve Bank to drop the base rate to 0.75%.

That the first 13 years of his career were at the RBA means he is perfectly suited to talk about where we go from here. 

Make sure you sign up to hear from Michael, who is consistently ranked in the top three for macroeconomic analysis advice in various industry polls.


SPEAKER BIO

Michael Blythe Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Michael Blythe is the Chief Economist and Managing Director of Economics at the Commonwealth Bank (CBA).

His extensive experience as an economist reflects more than thirty years working in economic policy and financial market related areas.

Michael’s role encompasses monitoring, analysing and forecasting trends in the Australian economy and financial markets. In addition, he prepares a wide range of research material on matters of current interest.

In his capacity as the CBA’s Chief Economist, he is a regular conference presenter and media commentator on major economic developments and themes. Michael and his team have consistently ranked in the top three for macroeconomic analysis advice in various industry polls.

Michael works in the Institutional Banking and Markets division of the Commonwealth Bank. This division is responsible for managing the Group’s relationships with major corporate, institutional and government clients and providing a full range of capital raising, transactional and risk management products and services.

After graduating in Economics from the University of Sydney in 1982, he spent a total of 13 years in various roles within the Economic Group of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). This included a stint at the International Monetary Fund in 1988. He was the RBA's Senior Economist from 1991-95. Key features of these roles involved the provision of economic analysis and policy advice. Michael joined the Commonwealth Bank in late 1995.