Treasurer's Investor Roundtable
Today I am establishing the Treasurer’s Investor Roundtable to identify and unlock investment opportunities in national priority areas.
The Investor Roundtable will bring together leaders from the investment community including from some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, the major banks and global asset managers, to identify and overcome barriers to investment.
There is a massive opportunity in promoting greater investment in sectors that deliver both strong returns for investors and strong returns for our community.
Some of Australia’s largest investors are represented at the Roundtable, with more than $2 trillion under management by the superannuation funds and institutional investors alone.
The first Roundtable will be held in November, focusing on housing. The discussion will cover a range of topics including:
- addressing barriers to investment within the housing sector;
- improving revenue streams and investor confidence in the project pipeline to meet risk and return preferences; and
- identifying partnership opportunities for government co‑investment.
Each roundtable will focus on a separate investment class of national importance, given each sector faces unique issues.
Future roundtables will examine topics including data and digitisation and clean energy.
The roundtables will include 20 core participants, plus additional attendees that bring relevant expertise to each focus area.
States and territories will be represented by the Chair of the Board of Treasurers, Andrew Barr, or another state or territory treasurer.
The Government is committed to working with investors to leverage greater private capital to build a stronger, broader and more sustainable economy.
Investor Roundtable core participants:
Raphael Arndt, Chief Executive Officer, Future Fund
Andrew Barr, Chair, Board of Treasurers
Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer, HESTA
Greg Combet, Chair, IFM Investors
Matt Comyn, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Robyn Denholm, Operating Partner, Blackbird
Vicki Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Rest Super
Shayne Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ
Andrew Fraser, Incoming Chair, Australian Retirement Trust
Peter King, Chief Executive Officer, Westpac
Andrew Landman, Head of Australasia, Blackrock
Ross McEwan, Chief Executive Officer, NAB
Renato Mota, Chief Executive Officer, Insignia Financial
John Pearce, Chief Investment Officer, UniSuper
Kelly Power, Chief Executive Officer, Colonial First State
Navleen Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Investment Council
Paul Schroder, Chief Executive Officer, AustralianSuper
Deanne Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Aware Super
Wayne Swan, Chair, CBUS Super
Shemara Wikramanayake, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie