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Robert Bishop has over thirty years experience in the Law, Corporate Finance, Funds Management, Compliance and Governance, firstly in the law at leading UK lawyers Linklaters & Paines, London (1982-1986) and Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney (1986-1987) and then as a stockbroker and investment banker at Ord Minnett Corporate Finance, Sydney (1987 to 1995 – Director from 1994), Robert Fleming, London (1995-1996) and, since 1998, at his Sydney based corporate finance business, First Capital Markets.
- Law Degree, Ll.B (Hons);
- Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of NSW and England & Wales;
- AFSL Responsible Manager (Responsible Entities managing financial assets, derivatives and direct real property);
- Compliance Committees for eight fund managers (five current);
- RG 146 compliant;
- Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Chairing Due Diligence Committees preparing Prospectuses, Product Disclosure Statements and Information Memoranda;
- Providing AFSL, compliance and governance advice;
- Acting as Director and Compliance Committee Member (external and internal);
- Project managing flotations and listings on the Australian Securities Exchange;
- Undertaking compliance reviews for clients and ratings agency; and
- Liaising with Regulators.
Robert is currently a Responsible Manager on two AFSLs and sits on Compliance Committees for five Responsible Entity fund managers.
Facing the challenge“Today, risks don’t fit into easy categories or emerge from pre-determined place. They assault from all sides. It may surprise you to know that at least half of all corporate crises are caused by senior management action rather than external forces. I firmly believe that the most successful, least crisis-prone businesses will be those whose boards have shown firm resolve and taken decisive action. Effective, integrated strategies for dealing with tomorrow’s risks require a change in culture at board level now.”
(Lord Peter Levene, Chairman of insurance giant Lloyds speaking at the World Affairs Council).