Global investment management firm AMP Capital wants to encourage forward-thinking finance students at UNSW Business School, to support the next generation of innovative financial leaders.
Over the next three years, AMP Capital will provide UNSW Business with A$135,000: the AMP Capital Infrastructure Scholarships for Master of Finance scholars who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies.
UNSW Sydney alumnus Boe Pahari, and Michael Cummings were both instrumental in coordinating the scholarship. Pahari, who joined AMP Capital in 2010, has previously served as its head of infrastructure in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Based in London, he is now the Managing Partner and Global Head of the firm's Infrastructure Equity division.
"We are pleased to launch this scholarship in partnership with UNSW Sydney, home to one of Australia's premiere business schools," said Pahari, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from UNSW Sydney.
"The AMP Capital Infrastructure Scholarship program will provide financial support to motivated students at UNSW, and it will aim to increase awareness of the demand and growth potential of infrastructure as an asset class," says Pahari.
Home to more than 15,000 students, the UNSW Business School ranked first in Australia and 11th globally for Accounting and Finance in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. It has a tradition of partnering with industry and providing students with a career-focused learning experience.
"Increasingly, governments are relying on the private sector and public markets to fund significant infrastructure," said Cummings, Partner and Global Co-Head of Asset Management. "It is important to generate interest in this area, and we believe that partnering with UNSW Sydney gives us an opportunity to support and discover some of the best talent in finance in the country and region."
The distinguished UNSW Business School is a powerhouse of business education and research in the Asia Pacific region. It has a tradition of partnering with industry and providing students with a career-focused learning experience.
"For 25 years, AMP Capital has been demonstrating global leadership in the growing area of infrastructure investment," said Professor Carole Comerton-Forde, Head of Banking and Finance at the UNSW Business School. "We are thrilled to be partnering with AMP Capital on this scholarship program which will provide valuable support to some of our most talented postgraduate finance students."
"Scholarships can provide students with much-needed financial stability as they pursue their professional aspirations," she said. "On behalf of the UNSW Business School, I would like to extend my gratitude to AMP Capital, and particularly to Boe Pahari, for this donation and for investing in our students."
All postgraduate coursework students beginning a Master of Finance degree are eligible to apply for the AMP Capital Infrastructure Scholarship. More details can be found here:
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