George Thomson (Joint MC for Alternative Investments Stream and CAIA member)

Senior Investment Analyst

George is an analyst in the investment team at BNZ, with responsibilities across the KiwiSaver, Private Wealth and YouWealth offerings. Prior to joining BNZ he worked in the implemented consulting team at Russell Investments.

His professional background is in Institutional Banking across Australia and New Zealand where he focused on financial modelling, valuation and M&A origination and execution.

George is originally from a sheep, beef, and deer farm in Canterbury and maintains a strong interest in rural New Zealand and the farming community. When not thinking about investments or chasing his toddlers around Auckland domain, he can be found helping out on the family farm when needed.

George has CFA, CAIA and CIPM qualifications.