RiskLab - Q Group Seminar Melbourne: Panel discussion on forecasting models, the uncertainties and associated risks

28 May 2018

Henry Wong, Andrew Mathews, Rob Hyndman


Data61 Demonstration Lab
710 Collins Street

Dear Q Group members,

You are invited to attend a panel discussion on forecasting models, the uncertainties and associated risks given by Henry Wong (Head of Quantitative Solutions, Cbus), Andrew Mathews (Chief Actuary, Medibank), Rob Hyndman (Professor, Monash University), at 5pm Monday 28 May 2018, at Data61 Demonstration Lab (710 Collins Street, Docklands) in Melbourne. Each presentation will be of a 10 minute duration with a interactive panel discussion to follow.

Agenda: Monday 28 May 2018

5:00pm Pre-drinks and food

5:30pm Seminar starts

6:30pm Networking


Please use the following link for RSVP


Guest Speakers and Panel Members:

Dr Henry Wong is the Head of Quantitative Solutions at Cbus Super Fund. He and his team are responsible for developing the internal quantitative research platform and for developing quantitative investment solutions across asset classes. Previously, he spent more than 8 years at VFMC, most recently as portfolio manager in quantitative equities. He also worked at Challenger Funds Management, National Australia Bank and the University of Melbourne in a range of quantitative roles. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and a MSc(Hons) in Finance from the University of Melbourne and a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Auckland.

Rob J Hyndman is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. He is an accredited statistician with the Statistical Society of Australia. Rob has researched and consulted with a wide range of business, industry and government clients. His most recent work includes demand forecasting for the electricity industry, estimating life expectancy for the Australian indigenous population, and forecasting the national health budget.

Andrew Mathews is an actuary with a passion for organizational development. He is currently Chief Actuary for Medibank Private and oversees the actuarial services capability including capital management, pricing and scenario analysis. Andrew brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic development, analysis involving probability, statistics and the assessment of possibility. He is a former partner of Ernst & Young, Asia pacific, a senior actuary for Insurance Australia Group (IAG); manager of actuarial and financial strategies with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC); consultant with Trowbridge consulting and an actuarial trainee with National Mutual. Andrew is a Fellow of the Actuaries institute; He also has a Masters in Organizational Development (MSOD) with Pepperdine University in California, USA – a leadership program in the art and science of strategic change and building organizational capability. He is an accredited Executive Coach and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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