Dr Kylie-Anne Richards

Ph.D (Mathematics), Deputy CIO and Chair of ESG

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, 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 PhD at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of NSW (UNSW). She was awarded the QRSLab Boronia Managed Funds PhD Scholarship in 2011. Kylie-Anne also holds a Master of Finance (Financial Engineering) from The University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from The University of Melbourne.

Kylie-Anne is also a Board Member of Sport & The Spectrum Ltd, a not-for-profit enriching the lives of children on the Autism Spectrum through sport.