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Professor Michael Drew


  • Bio/Profile
  • Michael E. Drew is a financial economist specialising in the areas of investment governance, asset allocation, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing. Michael is a Director of Drew, Walk & Co., Managing Partner of Stonechat Capital, and a Professor of Finance at Griffith University. He has held previous academic appointments at the Australian National University and QUT, and senior industry appointments with J.B. Were & Son, Myer Family Company, Ord Minnett, QSuper, QIC, and Wilson HTM. Michael’s research has appeared in leading practitioner journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management. He has been invited to testify before numerous committees, including the U.S. Department of Labor and Securities Exchange Commission joint hearing on Target Date Funds, and the Productivity Commission hearing on Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness. Dr Drew is a regular media commentator and consultant on investment-related matters and has authored over 85 scholarly papers. Michael's work has been cited by numerous agencies (incl. Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, and the U.S. Senate Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging). Dr Drew's research agenda has been supported by leading granting agencies and he is a former member of the ARC College of Experts. Concurrently, Michael serves as a specialist member of the QSuper Investment Committee, a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the Petroleum Fund of Timor-Leste, and a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries. He received his PhD in the field of economics from the University of Queensland, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Life Member of FINSIA. Michael's latest book, written with Dr Adam N. Walk, "Investment Governance for Fiduciaries" has recently been published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation.