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Dr Michael E. Drew


Michael E. Drew is a consulting financial economist specialising in the areas of investment governance, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing. Michael is a Director of Drew, Walk & Co., and a Professor of Finance at Griffith University. His research has appeared in leading practitioner journals, including the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the Journal of Retirement. He has been invited to make submissions and testify before numerous committees, including the U.S. Department of Labor and Securities Exchange Commission joint hearing on Target Date Funds. Concurrently, Michael serves as a specialist member of the QSuper Investment Committee and is a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the Petroleum Fund of Timor-Leste. Michael received his Ph.D. in the field of economics from the University of Queensland, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™, and a Life Member of FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

With his colleague Dr Adam N. Walk, Michael has recently co-authored a new book – “Investment Governance for Fiduciaries” – that will be released in 2018 by the CFA Institute Research Foundation.


St Laurence’s College, 1990.
B.Econ., University of Queensland, 1994.
M.Econ.St., University of Queensland, 1996.
Ph.D., (in the field of Economics), University of Queensland, 2000.
G.Cert.HigherEd., Griffith University, 2001.

Other Current Affiliations

Board Member, St Laurence’s College.
Specialist Committee Member, Investment Committee, QSuper.
Member, Investment Advisory Board, Petroleum Fund of Timor-Leste.


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Life Member, Financial Services Institute of Australasia [SF Fin (Life Member)].
Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders [FIML].
Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia [FGIA].
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators [FCIS].
Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors [FAICD].
Master Member, Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association [MSAFAA].
Member, American Finance Association.

Certifications, licences and accreditations

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RG146 Accreditation.
Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® [AIFA®].
Chartered Secretary.

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