Isaac has significant experience in the financial sector with a career spanning across central banking, risk management, asset allocation and investment consulting in major firms in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Oreana, Isaac worked at Willis Towers Watson as the Head of Capital Markets Research in the Asia-Pacific. In this role he contributed to asset allocation decisions, macro-economic analysis and investment research for a global company with more than $107 billion in assets under management and $2.3 trillion assets under advisory. Isaac worked with institutions including major sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and pension funds. Isaac’s focus in this role was delivering asset allocation solutions to improve portfolio outcomes and returns.
Other prior roles include Chief Economist at NSW Treasury Corporation, tasked with debt financing and investment management for the NSW Government, and Manager of Economic Risk at Lloyds Banking Group, the largest retail bank in Britain. These roles had a heavy emphasis on delivering returns within a robust risk management framework.
Isaac holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney in NSW, Australia. Isaac’s PhD developed economic theory and quantitative methods to analyse optimal mechanisms in key financial markets in Australia including government bond auctions and the Australian housing market.
Isaac has also studied at the University of Oxford in the UK and the University of Tasmania in Australia. Isaac is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® holder through the Investment and Wealth Institute™.