2016 Events

2016 (Trimester 1):


Mandy Simpson & Chelsea Grimshaw: Markets & The NZX Graduate Programme
Monday the 14th of March, 6:45pm-7:45pm, in Railway West Wing room 501.

Mandy Simpson and Chelsea Grimshaw from the NZX are coming to speak about some of the big changes happening currently in the New Zealand markets. Chelsea, one of the more experienced analysts in Mandy's graduate programme, is going to talk about the graduate programme itself and the vast array of opportunities available through working as a graduate at the NZX. 

Come along to learn about both the NZX and what it's like to work there, network with the speakers towards the end, and to ask any questions you may have.

Mandy Simpson

Chief Operating Officer

Mandy joined NZX in 2012 with more than 15 years of experience in finance and management roles. Mandy trained as an accountant with Deloitte in London, specialising in financial investigation work. She then spent four years with the London Stock Exchange initially in market surveillance, before managing the news service operations. In 2006 Mandy moved to Wellington where she has held senior roles at the State Services Commission and Fronde. Mandy holds an MA in Law from Cambridge University.

Chelsea Grimshaw

Chelsea joined NZX in 2014 as part of the NZX Graduate Programme after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from Victoria University of Wellington. 

Raymond Webb: Value Investing
Tuesday the 22nd of March, 6:30pm-7:30pm, in Railway West Wing room 501.

Raymond is going to give a presentation on value investing, with some of his own personal experiences, give some tips on how to protect yourself and make the most out of a market sell off, and valuing a common stock versus its counterpart preferred stock.

Raymond Webb LLB, Diploma In Business (Finance), The University of Auckland.

Raymond is an expatriate New Zealander who has lived and worked in the United States since 1997.

Raymond started his career in stockbroking as an operator ("trader") on the Sydney Stock Exchange trading floor, and went on to roles in Institutional Sales and Research in Australia and New Zealand, ultimately becoming Head of Research at ANZ Securities (NZ) Limited in 1996.  As an analyst, he was best known for his coverage of Sir Ron Brierley's active value investment vehicle, Guinness Peat Group PLC, and for being forthright in his views at all times.  In 1997, ANZ Securities transferred him to New York.

From 1999 to 2015, Raymond managed insurance company, pension plan and other portfolios at PICO Holdings, Inc., principally in U.S., Australasian and Swiss small-capitalization value stocks and bonds. 

In January 2016, Raymond launched his own company, Industrial Equity, LLC, which has begun to make value investments in under-appreciated U.S. stocks and bonds. 

Raymond is in his fifth year as a mentor in the Columbia Business School Value Investing MBA Mentoring Program.  He has been a guest speaker in senior finance classes at NYU and the University of Auckland, and a guest speaker and occassional panelist or judge at student investment club events held at Yale University, Columbia and Pomona College in the U.S., and Victoria University and Auckland in New Zealand.