Kylie-Anne Richards

deputy chief investment officer, Fortlake Asset Management

Dr. Kylie-Anne Richards is the deputy chief investment officer and leads the implementation of responsible investment practices at Fortlake. Kylie-Anne is also a member of the Fortlake Asset Management Board and a board member of IAM Funds.

Kylie-Anne has extensive industry experience domestically and overseas, having worked at Macquarie Group in Hong Kong as head of financial engineering for the Asia Pacific. Subsequently, she was the head of indexation and quantitative trading research at CLSA in Sydney. Most recently, she held the position of director, portfolio manager at QTR Capital, a proprietary trading business, which was active in trading MSCI Global Index rebalances in developed markets globally and depository receipt arbitrage in Australia and the USA.

Kylie-Anne’s work at the University of Technology Sydney involved research and teaching interests in sustainable finance, green finance, ESG and high-frequency finance. Kylie-Anne has developed and lectured the sustainable finance subjects offered in the Master of Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Financial Planning and Microcrediential suite. She is an internationally published academic with papers appearing in ‘International Journal of Financial Engineering’, ‘Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes’, among others.

Kylie-Anne completed her Ph.D at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of NSW. She was awarded the QRSLab Boronia Managed Funds Ph.D Scholarship in 2011. Kylie-Anne also holds a Master of Finance in financial engineering from The University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and statistics and a Bachelor of Commerce in finance from The University of Melbourne.