Join asset owners, asset managers and investment industry thought leaders and experts at Mercer’s Global Investment Forum Pacific in Melbourne.

Mercer’s Global Investment Forums convene the investment community and thought leaders from around the world to discuss pressing topics at the forefront of investors’ minds, including the impact of climate change, alternative investments, AI and managing portfolios through volatility.

Each event offers a day of main sessions, specialist streams and panel discussions, keynote address and networking opportunities. Attendance is complimentary for asset owners and clients*, but spaces are limited so we invite you to secure your seat today.


Tuesday, July 23

Wednesday, July 24

  • Cathy Hales, Wealth Leader Pacific  

  • Nick White, Global Strategic Research Director
  • Kylie Willment, Chief Investment Officer, Pacific

  • Andrew McDougall, Global Head of Multi-Asset 
  • Jemma Beattie, Strategic Investment Advice Leader

  • Ephraim Patrick, Partner, Organisation & Workforce Transformation
  • Laura Manescu, Talent Strategist

  • Garrett Reisman, NASA Astronaut, SpaceX Director of Space Operations, Professor at University of Southern California
  • Simon Eagleton, Investments Leader, Pacific
Breakout sessions, choose between:

  • Paul Cavalier, Global Head of Fixed Income
  • Rich Dell, Global Head of Equities
  • Andrew Stewart, Senior Investment Consultant – Wealth Management
  • Paula Pardo, Fixed Interest – Senior Investment Analyst
  • Faye Blakeney, Wealth Management Client Experience Leader, Pacific (moderator)

  • Peter Audet, Managing Director, Varria
  • Michael Bova, Founder & Managing Director, Family Wealth Advisory
  • Rama Gollakota, Partner, Oliver Wyman
  • Rebecca Jacques, Wealth Management Head of Portfolio Solutions, Pacific (moderator)

  • Harry Liem, Global Head of Capital Markets
  • Nicholas Martin – Head of Strategic Risk Consulting - Pacific, Marsh
  • Rich Nuzum, Global Chief Investment Strategist
  • Linda van Tonder, Senior Investment Consultant (moderator)

Breakout sessions, choose between:

  • Michael Brand, Global Head of Real Assets
  • Mike Forestner, Global CIO, Private Markets
  • Dave McMillan, Global CIO, Hedge Funds
  • David Scopelliti, Global Leader for Private Equity and Private Debt
  • Jeanne-Marie Snalam, Investment Consultant (moderator)

  • Debbie Saunders, Manager of Investment Projects and Communication, Spirit Super
  • David Scobie, Senior Consultant, Investments
  • Denis Walsh, Insurance Client Segment Leader, Pacific
  • Craig Hughes, Head of Investment Solutions, Pacific (moderator)

  • Sarika Goel, Global Head of Sustainable Investment Research
  • Jillian Reid, Head of Sustainable Investment - Investment Management, Pacific
  • Helga Birgden, Global Chair, Sustainable Investment (moderator)
Breakout sessions, choose between:

  • Rebekah Dunn, Endowment and Foundation Client Segment Leader, Pacific
  • Nick White, Global Strategic Research Director

  • Richard Dunn, Senior Investment Consultant
  • Tim Jenkins, Superannuation Consulting Leader
  • David Knox, Policy and Research Leader, Pacific

  • John Humphries, Investment Technology Leader, Pacific
  • Maggie Mueller, Senior Investment Analyst, Equities

Location and Hotel

Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

123 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9657 1234
Hotel website

Located prestigiously on Collins Street, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne is surrounded by the city’s high fashion and fine dining and within walking distance of many of Melbourne’s top tourist attractions. The hotel features 546 spacious rooms and suites, delectable dining and an events floor with 15 innovative spaces. With the ideal location for both business and leisure travellers, coupled with exemplary service, we invite you to #GoGrand in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Hotel booking information

Hotel accommodation can be booked here. Mercer has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne at a rate of AUD $325.00 which includes tax and Wi-Fi. This rate is available until July 6, 2024. Reservations made after this date will be based on hotel availability and at the prevailing rate. 

Accommodation terms & conditions

Hotel room cancellations must be received by July 6, 2024. Failure to cancel prior to July 6 will result in being charged for the duration of your stay.

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Which attendee are you? 

For the purposes of the Forum, an asset owner is a client or contact of Mercer who is an executive, board member or other key decision-maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation, government agency or similar entity. Invited asset owners do not have to pay registration fee.

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The asset manager registration fee for this event is 12,350 USD for one attendee. Registration includes attendance at the asset manager briefing, attendance at the networking opportunities, main presentations and breakout sessions, up to five virtual 30 minute one-to-one sessions, opportunities to make new professional connections with hundreds of other attendees and all session materials after the event.

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Global members have a secured seat at all five events. If you have purchased a global membership for the Global Investment Forums 2024 programme, you can register as a global forum member. Please contact us if you are not sure of your status or click here to sign up for a global membership.

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