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Seminar: Equity and Hedge Funds after the Global Financial Crisis

UCLA & University of Melbourne Professor of Law, Timothy Spangler

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Melbourne: Thursday, 17 July, 5:15pm
Sydney: Tuesday 22 July at 7:30am

AAA Ltd. Corporate Members Allens Linklaters will be sponsoring a transactional law seminar through the Melbourne Law School featuring Timothy Spangler speaking on Private Equity and Hedge Funds.  Designed to function outside the rules that govern other financial organisations, what is it they do and  - significantly - how is it that they have prospered since the 2008 meltdown?

Author, lawyer and academic, Timothy Spanger is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA and Visiting Lecturer at London's University College Faculty of Law. A regular financial commentator on ABC Radio, he has appeard on CNN, CNBC, BBC and Sky News.  His articles have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Economist and Forbes.

The Seminar is free, however registration is essential for catering purposes.  

CPD points may apply in relevant cases.

Click to Register by choosing your date on the calendar or contact law-tl@unimelb.edu.au


Bridging Knowldege Cities Through Life Sciences - Melbourne and Boston

2014 International Aids Conference Event: Afternoon Tea Seminar

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Melbourne: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
2:30PM – 4PM
Melbourne Town Hall

As part of the 2014 International AIDS Conference, The City of Melbourne, Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association (MBSCA) and the U.S. Consulate Melbourne will host an afternoon tea seminar showcasing international speakers who promote the relations between Australia and USA through the life sciences industry.

With introductions from His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia, and Mr Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, special presentation guest speakers include:
  -Dr Kenneth Mayer, Medical Research Director of Fenway Health, and Co-Chair of the Fenway Institute in Boston
 - Mr Ira Magaziner (TBC), Vice Chairman and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative
  -Dr Angus Henderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Biotechnology Team, Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, Victorian Government.

Please RSVP by Friday 18 July via Katharine.knowles@melbourne.vic.gov.au
or telephone: 03 9658 8786

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Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Fellowship Now Open

Study in Boston with the MBSCA Hugh Rogers Fellowship

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The Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association Inc (MBSCA) is taking applications for The Hugh Rogers Fellowships until Friday, 8 August. Awarding up to $20,000 to an Australian with a connection to Melbourne for study in Boston, the areas of focus are education, healthcare and medical research, or arts and culture.  For more information please see the MBSCA website: http://www.melbourne-boston.org.

2014 American Australian Association Benefit Dinner

Honouring Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski and also acknowledging Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive Andrew Harding

Photo L-R The Hon John Olsen, Deputy Chairman & CEO, American Australian Association Ltd., Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director, Chevron Australia and Andrew Harding, Chief Executive Iron Ore, Rio Tinto

The recent 2014 AAA Benefit Dinner in Perth on 30 April was a tremendous success.  Over 450 attendees including WA Governor H.E. Malcolm McCusker, WA Premier Colin Barnett, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop,  US Ambassador John Berry, Singapore High Commissioner Michael Teo Eng Cheng, Minister of Defence David Johnston, Minister for Mines & Petroleum Bill Marmion, WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan, WA Treasurer Michael Nahan, Australian Consul General Designate to New York Nick Minchin, Lord Mayor of Perth Lisa M. Scaffidi, Mayor of Houston Annise Parker, Former WA Premier Richard Court, US Consul General Cynthia Griffin, News Corp Australia CEO Julian Clarke, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Seven Group CEO Don Voelte, Woodside CEO Peter Coleman, Clough CEO Kevin Gallagher, BHP Petroleum General Manager Todd Lee, ConocoPhillips President Todd Creeger, KBR Group President David Zimmerman, Apache Energy Managing Director Faron Thibodeaux, Hitachi Managing Director Hitoshi Ishihara, Heytsbury CEO Paul Holmes à Court, PwC Managing Partner Justin Carroll, Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald, Merrill Lynch Director Chris Bingemann, American Chamber of Commerce CEO Niels Marquardt, Clifford Chance Managing Director  Michael Lishman, Chamber of Commerce & Industry CEO Diedre Wilmott, Perron Group Deputy Chairman Ian Armstrong, UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney, Macquarie Group WA Chairman Mark Barnaba, and Westpac WA Chairman John Langoulant gathered to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director of Chevron Australia; and, Andrew Harding, Chief Executive Iron Ore at Rio Tinto.

The Benefit Dinner raised funds to support the Education Fund, which fosters post-doctoral research between Australia and the United States. To date, more than 190 Fellows have received awards totalling over US$4 million to pursue studies in critical fields from medical research to sustainability at top institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Princeton.

The Dinner also profiled the newly established Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia, a globally significant academic institution and leading think-tank on the Australia-Asia-US political, cultural, business and economic relationship, the Centre is an initiative of the American Australian Association, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, with funding from the Federal and State Government.

The American Australian Association extends a sincere thank you to the 2014 honourees, sponsors (listed below) and special guests.


News Corp Australia
Rio Tinto
WA Government
Murdoch University

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Macquarie Group
BHP Billiton
Seven Group Holdings
The Dow Chemical Company
Perth USAsia Centre

Folkestone Limited
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR)
United States Studies Centre

McKinsey & Company
The University of Western Australia
City of Perth

Roy Hill Holdings


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