Webinar: The Year that was; the Year Ahead

Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Economist, Stephen Halmarick reflects on 2022 and discuss the key themes for the global and Australian economies and markets in 2023. He will focus on the expected pivot in central bank monetary policy and inflation, as well as the implications for Australian consumers, corporates and investors.



Stephen Halmarick – Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia


ACTA Economic Update – 7th Feb 2023


Webinar: Energy, Carbon and Commodities Overview

Vivek Dhar, Director Mining and Energy Commodities at the Commonwealth Bank will provide an overview of the Australian energy sector. Vivek will discuss supply and demand, Australian export prices, carbon markets and share his views on how businesses will use renewable energy in the future.  Presenter: Vivek Dhar – Director Mining and Energy Commodities, Commonwealth […]

Webinar: Commonwealth Bank Global Economic Overview

Joseph Capurso, Head of International Economics at the Commonwealth Bank, will provide an update on the global economy, inflation, monetary policy and subsequent impacts on the Aussie dollar and Australian economy.


  • Joseph Capurso – Head of International Economics, Global Economic & Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank

Joseph Capurso is currently the Head of International Economics, Global Economic & Markets Research (GEMR) at the Commonwealth Bank. Joseph has been analysing and forecasting economies and financial markets for over twenty years. Joseph’s team forecasts the major economies, their central banks’ policy stance and the major currency pairs.

The GEMR team produce a number of economic publications. These include short research notes on economic and market developments, presentation packs, longer thought leadership pieces on key structural issues, and regular reports on key countries and regions of the global economy.


Webinar: Debt markets – Lessons Learned from 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Our first face-to-face events in Sydney and Brisbane for 2021, as we are hosted by King & Wood Mallesons to hear about the following topics:

1) Quick canter through 2020 – main issues corporate treasury teams had to grapple with and solutions implemented:

  • accessing sufficient liquidity
  • material adverse effect/cessation of business default clauses
  • covenant pressure

2) How did lenders react?

3) Impact on new deals – refinancings/acquisition financings

4) Changes to financing terms in the aftermath of COVID-19/2020

5) State of the debt markets towards the end of 2020 and leading into 2021

6) Observations on ESG/green/sustainability-linked debt financings


  • Yuen-Yee Cho, Partner, Banking & Finance – King & Wood Mallesons
  • Tim Bates, Executive Director, Loan Syndicate – Commonwealth Bank of Australia



Webinar: FX Roundtable

We are pleased to again be joined by Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the Reserve Bank to speak with us on FX Markets, to be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Following the presentation by the Assistant Governor, a mini panel discussion will take place with speakers from the Commonwealth Bank and Cambridge Global Payments to discuss the RBA’s announcement.


  • Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) – Reserve Bank of Australia

Panel Discussion:

  • Kim Mundy, Director, International Economics and Currency Strategy – Commonwealth Bank
  • Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist, Cambridge Global Payments
  • Lindesay Brine, Chair, FTA Technical Committee (Panel Chair)



Networking (VIC): Year Ahead Economic Update – Barefoot Bowls Event

Join us as we hear from the Commonwealth Bank who will provide an economic update on the year ahead. 



  • Adam Donaldson, Executive Director Macro Strategy, Commonwealth Bank

Then we roll on into Lawn Bowls for an evening of entertainment. 



Date: Thursday 8th February 2024

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm (for a 5:15pm start)

Venue: Fitzroy Victoria Bowling and Sports Club – 578 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy VIC


Public Transport: 

Tram #11 stops right outside the venue.

 Tram 96 also runs nearby our facility on Nicholson St. This tram stop is a 5-minute walk to our venue and is another good option for those coming from the city. For more information and times please refer to PTV or Google Maps website.



Unfortunately, the venue does not have private parking. There is limited side street parking outside of the venue and parking available in the eastern side of Edinburgh Gardens.



ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

CBA Partner Ticket: Free

Treasure the Future Lunch

You will have the opportunity to hear from a select panel of guest speakers on how Treasury and Sustainability teams can best work together. You will get to hear advice on how to ensure your ESG strategy is well communicated and understood by your financial stakeholders across lenders, investors and rating agencies as well as how to make best use of the Sustainable financing opportunities on offer.


Event Details:


Date: Friday 2nd September 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Commonwealth Bank Sydney – Commonwealth Bank Place South, 11 Harbour Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


RSVP: by 26th August 2022


Lunch will be provided. Please ensure to provide any dietary requirements.


Places are limited, so book now!




ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: Free

INFINZ Members: Free