Launch your career

Helping young women launch a thriving career as a professional investor

Inspiring and enabling future female investors

Future IM/Pact is passionate about helping bright and curious women launch a fulfilling career in front-office investing. Through mentoring, networking, development and job opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry leaders, we can support and accelerate your investment management career.


Discover the world of investment management

Get directly connected to industry leaders looking to nurture the next generation of female investors through mentorships, networking, investment competitions, and intern and graduate opportunities.


Launch your career in investment management

Supporting early career women create pathways into investment management through development opportunities, access to industry leaders, events, experiences and job opportunities.

What is investment management?

Investment management is a dynamic sector involving the professional management of diverse assets, with the aim of maximising returns, minimising risks and creating a positive impact for clients, economies and society. It is a fascinating and rewarding career path, offering intellectual stimulation, variety, and meaningful work for those with a bright and curious mind. Learn all about the key players in this industry, roles available, skills required and how to set yourself up for a front-office investing role.

Our partners

Our partners

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Partner experts

Alexander Cottee

Associate Director

Alex joined Pinnacle Investment Management Group as an Associate Director in 2017. In his role, he is part of the strategic accounts team. He primarily looks after business intelligence and manages platform and researcher relationships.

ali parker

Ali Parker

Head of Investment Advisory
ben lam

Ben Lam

Head of Equities
bettina lung

Bettina Lung

Director, Multi-Sector Private Debt
brett backhouse

Brett Backhouse

Head of Trade Execution
eddy given

Eddy Given

Investment Analyst
eliza clarke

Eliza Clarke

Investment Specialist
hamish church

Hamish Church

Partner / Investment Adviser
Joycelin Sim

Joycelin Sim

Assistant Fund Manager
john iles

John Iles

Head of Cash Management and Derivatives
john purtell

John Purtell

Divisional Director, Senior Analyst
lucy liu

Lucy Liu

Principal, Investor Relations in Infrastructure

Mark Williams

Equity Analyst and SMA portfolio manager

Mark joined Australian Ethical in March 2016 and has over 17 years of experience as an equity analyst. At Australian Ethical, Mark has been responsible for analyst coverage of a number of sectors and is currently responsible for sectors including Media, Telecommunications, Transport, Infrastructure & Utilities, and Materials.

Michelle Wigglesworth

Investment Manager

Michelle recently joined Australian Ethical as a Senior Equities Analyst. Michelle has over 17 years of investment experience in domestic equities – most spent working for an income-focused listed investment company, Milton Corporation.

natalie tam

Natalie Tam

Systematic Portfolio Manager
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Paris Hall

paul docherty

Paul Docherty

Head of Research and Portfolio Construction
rob graham smith

Rob Graham-Smith

Head of Fixed Income and Alternatives
stuart simmons

Stuart Simmons

Director, Head of Multi-Asset Solutions in Liquid Markets Group
tracey duff

Tracey Duff

Head of Fixed Income
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Will Allen

Investment Advisor
william nason

William Nason

Partner, Investment Adviser
zeljka black

Zeljka Black

Equities Analyst

Future IM/Pact is equipping the next generation of female talent entering our industry with the know-how to succeed. This industry is fast-paced, exciting and intellectually rigorous, plus you work with incredible smart, motivated people.

Featured resources

While female representation in Australia’s investment management industry is increasing, the pace of change is slow. To accelerate the growth of women in investments, we need both a bottom-up and top-down approach.
Our Future IM/Pact events are full of great advice from professional investors wanting to help more women join the investment management industry. Here is a roundup of invaluable tips and insights shared at our recent Early Career Program events.
Future IM/Pact is delighted to welcome Platinum Pacific Partners onboard as our exclusive recruitment partner.


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