Thinking about investing during COVID-19? Is it a right time to buy your first property? What about investing in shares or changing your super strategies?

With the current economic outlook, how should you navigate through these uncertainties to make the right investment moves? Is it possible to diversify your investment portfolio and maintain a healthy wealth management profile during an economic downturn? Hear from three personal finance experts Effie Zahos, Professor Shaun Bond and Andrew Courtney in a special one hour Q&A webinar as they answer your questions and share some practical investment tips for young professionals to get ahead of this pandemic.


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Meet the Panellists:

Professor Shaun Bond - (Bachelor of Economics - honours) Frank Finn Chair in Finance, UQ School of Business and UQ alumnus

Shaun has research interests in the areas of real estate finance and financial economics. Prior to joining the Finance Department at UQ, Shaun was the West Shell Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Finance at the University of Cincinnati and the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Prior to this he held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University. Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a UQ alumnus


Andrew Courtney (Master of Commerce) - Director of Plenitude Wealth & Plenitude Lend and UQ alumnus

Andrew David Courtney fell in love with the idea of financially educating people as a medical researcher studying breast cancer. Pivoting 6 months into his PhD led him to work at one of UQs research institutes studying development pathways whilst completing a Master of Commerce in 2012. He has since transitioned out of science and is now running two businesses - Plenitude Wealth & Plenitude Lend, a financial planning firm and mortgage broking business. His passion for increasing the financial literacy of Australians has led him to make hundreds of videos on Instagram, LinkedIn and is constantly working on making more YouTube content. Team Plenitude and Andrew's mission is to educate 1M Australians before Plenitude reaches 10 years in business. His vision is to educate, empower and guide Aussies to financial resiliency and to ultimately create a community of multimillionaire philanthropists who support the causes they believe in wholeheartedly.

Effie Zahos (Bachelor of Economics) - Editor at large, Canstar, Channel 9 TODAY Show's finance expert, former editor of Money Magazine and UQ alumnus

Effie Zahos is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators with more than two decades of experience helping Aussies make the most of their money. Known for her no-nonsense approach she has a knack for making money matters simple. Best known for her former role as the editor of Money magazine, having helped establish it in 1999, Effie started out as a graduate trainee for one of Australia’s major banks. She moved to TV in 1997, kickstarting her career in finance journalism as head researcher of Channel Nine’s Money Show. She is now Editor-at-Large for Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison website. This role sees her leverage the brand’s digital platform in pursuit of improving Australians’ understanding of their personal finances and helping more people confidently make money decisions. A regular finance commentator on TV and radio, Effie is also the author of a children’s financial literacy book, The Great $20 Adventure, and A Real Girl’s Guide to Money.

This webinar is proudly presented by the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board, and we welcome all alumni to join us to get finance fit!

The material shown during the webinar is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should it be read as specific personal investment or risk advice.

Whilst all care is taken in the preparation of this material no warranty is given with respect to the information provided, and accordingly no responsibility for errors or omissions, including responsibility to any person by reason of negligence is accepted by The University of Queensland and the Panelists.

Before acting on any of the information contained in this presentation you should obtain special advice from a specialist investment (risk) professional, which is appropriate to your specific investment or risk needs, objectives and financial situation.