On a chilly Thursday evening, ESSA hosted our inaugural public lecture featuring guest speaker Mark Nicholson. The topic – Harvard, Hedge funds and the World Bank. The evening was fully booked out by over 200 people comprising of academics, interested members of the public and students from multiple universities including the University of Melbourne, Deakin and RMIT. While the location of the event was changed at the last minute, ushers from the Events team ensured that everyone made it to the evening without any delay.
Mark Nicholson is a University of Melbourne alumnus, having graduated with a Commerce/Law degree. He has since gone on to attain an MBA from Harvard University and was appointed as Chief Investment Officer at the World Bank for 7 years. Following this, Mark has directed and been on advisory boards of several investment companies and hedge funds, including Tudor Investment Corporation, Arnott Capital Pty Ltd and Melbourne-based Vianova Asset Management Pty Ltd.