Economic Update with Matthew Peter, Chief Economist, QIC
Global & Future Trends
CPD: 1 Hour(s)
After seeing the highest rates of inflation in more than 30 years, the Reserve Bank of Australia's response was to raise the cash rate at an unprecedented pace. The Australian economy has now arrived at a crossroads, with the impact weighing heavily on Australian households, particularly as cost of living continues to increase.
Join FINSIA for a 2023 wrap-up on the Australian economy with Chief Economist at QIC, Matthew Peter. He will review the current state of play in financial markets, along with where the Australian economy is likely headed in 2024.
Chief Economist, QIC
Matthew is Chief Economist for QIC, one of Australia’s largest institutional funds managers, where he oversees global economic forecasting and research.
Matthew previously worked with fund manager TGM, where he headed the economic and financial-market forecasting team.
Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies and by most large consultancy firms.
Matthew and his team are among Australia’s top forecasters as ranked by Bloomberg. He is President of the Queensland Economic and Finance Council, a CEDA trustee, a member of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service’s (ATSICHS) Finance and Audit Committee and a non-executive director of Karalumba.
Matthew is a frequent commentator in the press and at industry forums and has 20 years of economic modelling experience in both industry and academia.
Matthew holds a PhD in economics from Monash University.