Susan Buckley

With over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, Susan Buckley leads QIC’s Global Liquid Strategies (GLS) capability in the successful management of a diverse range of global listed market solutions for QIC’s clients.

Recognised as an innovative, high-performing team of 30 investment professionals based in Brisbane and London, GLS manages approximately $32 billion in fixed interest portfolios and over $71 billion in overlay exposures* for 50 institutional clients. The team’s success has been built on co-creating and collaborating with clients.

Today, GLS offers research, portfolio management and execution capabilities across cash, Fixed Interest, global credit, inflation, FX, equities and commodity markets enabling GLS to offer specialised solutions across active management, asset rebalancing and exposure management, hedging and liability matching.

Susan and the team’s investment philosophy and research approach is based on understanding the impacts of both fundamental factors and shorter-term influences on markets. For over 15 years, these views have been quantified, week in week out, through the GLS Scorecard approach. GLS has a rigorous investment process, combined with disciplined risk management, which delivers investment outcomes for clients across multiple risk environments. The team’s risk management framework ensures best in class portfolio construction, downside protection, implementation, trading and regulatory processes.

Before joining QIC in November 2001, Susan held positions as the Head of Strategy for NRMA Asset Management; Senior Vice President at Bankers Trust Funds Management; and Manager, Fixed Interest, at Suncorp Investment Management. Susan also worked as an economist for National Australia Bank and was Director, Foreign Exchange Services with Syntec Economic Services.

Susan has a Bachelor of Economics (University of Queensland), a Graduate Diploma in Economics (University of Melbourne), and an MBA (University of Queensland) and is a member of Chief Executive Women. Susan holds an Appointment of Responsible Manager under QPC’s Australian Financial Services Licence, ASIC.

In recognition of her career success, Susan was awarded the 2005 lnsto Magazine Bond Manager of the Year Award, the 2011 Telstra Business Women’s Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award (Qld) and most recently, UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, October 2017.

* Figures as at 31 December 2018.

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