CFA Society Melbourne

Lunchtime Presentation | Disruption and Innovation: Implications for investors of this disruption and why it is critical that we build a more innovative economy in Australia

Over the last few decades, we have seen successive waves of technology disruption: the mainframe era was followed by the PC era which in turn was followed by the Internet era and now the era of the Mobile Internet. The rate of change has been much faster through each successive wave of disruption; impacting consumers, business and society more broadly. The rate of change will continue to accelerate as new technologies emerge, profoundly impacting companies and our communities.

Paul Bassat (co-founder of Square Peg Capital and co-founder of Seek) will discuss the implications and opportunities for investors.

When: Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Where: Goldman Sachs, Level 17, 101 Collins St, Melbourne
Time: 12.30pm for 12.45pm start – 2.00pm (lunch included)
Cost: $15 members, $25 Q Group/Actuarial/CAIA $35 non-members
RSVP: Wednesday, 22 August, 2017

Register here now

For any enquiries, contact Emma Phillips.


Paul Bassat

Paul is a co-founder and major shareholder in Square Peg Capital, a venture capital fund focussed on investing in early stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South East Asia.

Paul is a director of Wesfarmers Ltd and a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also on the board of Innovation Australia, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and the P&S Bassat Foundation.

Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as CEO and then as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and has market leading businesses in Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico and throughout South East Asia. Paul started his career as a lawyer and practiced for 6 years. Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.