Michael Feller is a leading financial commentator, having worked as chief investment strategist for Eureka Report, Australia’s most-read investment newsletter, and subsequently as a strategist for Macro Associates, an independent economic research and analysis firm. Previously, Michael worked as an equities analyst at Lincoln Indicators, a top-rated share market information service, and as capital markets columnist for news website Business Spectator. He is an experienced public speaker and media presenter, with contributions in The South China Morning Post, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, FT Alpha Ville, Japan Times, El Confidential (Spain) and Sunday Independent (South Africa) among others. Moving to a career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2013 he also has a deep interest in Australia’s relationship with Asia and India in particular. He is an ambassador for Opportunity International Australia, a pioneering not for profit microfinance organisation that funds independent social lenders throughout India and in 2006 he completed an honours degree specialising in South Asian history.
Michael was a member of the practitioner review board for the microfinance edition of The Journal of Cost Management and a contributing editor for a forthcoming monograph on microfinance measurement. Michael has volunteered as editorial advisor for the Australian Institute of International Affairs student magazine Quarterly Access, and is an active member of various community organisations. He is currently on leave of absence from a Master of Arts in International Relations at Deakin University. In 2012 he was named a Leader of Tomorrow at the prestigious St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland.