Martin Lakos

Martin Lakos has been one of Macquarie’s leading media spokespeople for more than 15 years, being a regular economic and market commentator on all major Australian networks as well as CNBC Asia and Bloomberg.
Known for his ability to clearly explain complex economic issues and market trends, Martin is passionate about a broad spectrum of issues and can confidently address an extensive rangeof topics – from big picture macroeconomics and current trends, to interest rates, investorstrategy and what’s happening in key global markets.
He frequently gives presentations or facilitates panel discussions at conferences around Australia, providing a personalised approach to the key issues facing a specific industry group or business.
Having literally grown up in the finance industry where he worked for school holiday pocketmoney, Martin has always been fascinated by the economy and investment markets. Hisfinancial career spans 40 years, having started on the Australian Stock Exchangetrading floor in 1979 and he has held roles in Macquarie since 1994, including heading upthe Asia institutional sales desk. He was appointed a Division Director of Macquarie Bank in 2006.
When he is not addressing conferences or the media, Martin is a senior investment adviser with Macquarie, advising clients and their families on a full range of wealth strategies.
He also devotes his spare time to not-for-profit groups and is a board member for The George Gregan Foundation. He spent nine years on the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation corporate fund raising committee with three as chairman and has emceed at the Gala Ball event.

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