Business Briefing with Shemara Wikramanayake
Head of Macquarie Asset Management
With the Trump administration announcing a massive infrastructure spending plan, aiming to unleash over US$1 trillion of investment, there has never been a better time to prepare for the investment opportunities coming our way. If you’re looking for realistic business views from one of the leading lights of infrastructure finance, look no further than Shemara Wikramanayake, Head of Macquarie Asset Management.
Macquarie Global Research is at the forefront of markets and sectors around the world. They cover a full range of countries and sectors, with deep expertise and timely insights into the issues and trends that drive companies, industries and markets. The diversity of their operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to their 48-year record of unbroken profitability.
Where is the next frontier for Macquarie’s infrastructure business in the US? Find out why they are interested in investment in utilities, generation waste and renewables, and get an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities for Australian players under the Trump administration.
About Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara is the Head of Macquarie Asset Management, which offers a diverse range of services including infrastructure and real asset management, securities investment management, and fund and equity based investment solutions. The group manages over $A470 billion of assets globally with approximately 1,500 staff in offices in 24 countries.
Prior to becoming the Head of Macquarie Asset Management in 2008, Shemara worked for four years in the predecessor business of the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Division (MIRA) of Macquarie Asset Management. She was head of this division in North America, based in New York. Her role included establishing and managing infrastructure and real asset funds in the US and Canada.
Before joining Macquarie, Shemara worked as a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney.
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