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Speaker Profile
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Tim Hornibrook
Division Director
Macquarie Group
Tim Hornibrook is a Director of Macquarie Pastoral Services. He has worked for Macquarie for the past 6 years and over the last 3 years has been responsible for the formulation of the Macquarie Pastoral Fund. The Macquarie Pastoral Fund is the first fund of its kind globally; investing in Australian sheep and cattle production in order to leverage increasing protein consumption globally and Australia's comparative production advantages.
Tim has been involved in the analysis of a range of range of agriculture commodities in order to understand their risk/return characteristics and their potential attractiveness from institutional investment viewpoint. As a result, a major area of focus is conversing with some institutional investment managers globally about how they might go about analysing agriculture and the potential investment opportunities within the sector.
His previous role with Macquarie was as Head, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management (MPPM). MPPM is an individually managed account business that invests across equities, fixed income, property and cash. Tim was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including management, dealing, operations, compliance, sales, marketing and investment management. At the time of his departure he was responsible for overseeing $AU1.5bn in FUM.
The Macquarie group is a diversified international provider of banking, financial, advisory and investment services, headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
Macquarie has established a leading position in specific asset class investor funds (specialist funds). At 31 March 2007, specialist assets under management totalled $A166 billion. Specialist funds activities are spread across a number of Macquarie's Operating Groups and span sectors including infrastructure (toll roads, airports, communications infrastructure, energy utilities and other asset classes), sector-specific real estate assets (retail, office, industrial, commercial, global opportunity development), private equity, development capital, and agriculture.
Nelson Low
Head of Commodity Products
Asia, CME Group
Mr. Nelson Low, Head of Commodity Products for Asia, CME Group, has been involved with various facets of the commodities business over the last 12 years. From 1996 to 2001 he worked with Andre & Cie SA, a Swiss based multinational, trading in the grain and oilseed markets. In the course of his career he has lived and worked in Latin America, the United States and Europe. Andre & Cie SA was one of the top 5 trading houses dealing in agricultural commodities. From 2001 to 2006 he worked as Regional Sales Manager, Asia Pacific for Avebe BA, a cooperative made up of approximately 3,000 Dutch, German and French potato farmers. Avebe BA is the world's largest potato starch manufacturer and processor, producing up to 35% of total world production. From 2006 to early this year, he worked at the Singapore Exchange, as Vice President in charge of Product & Business Development for the Joint Asian Derivatives Exchange (JADE), a joint venture between the Singapore Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) established to develop the Asian commodity derivatives business. In November 2007 JADE was formally bought over by the Singapore Exchange.
Jennifer Ilkiw
Intercontinental Exchange
Jennifer Ilkiw is a director of the IntercontinentalExchange's (NYSE: ICE) Asia Pacific operations. ICE operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts and the leading soft commodity exchange. ICE's markets offer access to a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp and sugar, in addition to currency and index futures and options.
ICE manages its Asia Pacific operations from its headquarters in Singapore which was officially opened in 2000.
Prior to joining ICE, Ms Ilkiw opened and managed the Asia Pacific office of the New York Mercantile Exchange and helped to develop Singapore as a commodity derivatives trading centre in her role as Assistant Director with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Ms Ilkiw is a committee member of the Financial Women's Association of Singapore and an active participant in Singapore's financial community. She earned a bachelors degree in economics from Queens' University in Canada and a masters of business administration from the University of Toronto in Canada. Ms. Ilkiw also contributed to a textbook on international business in the Asia Pacific published in 2004.
Pete McGuire
Managing Director
Commodity Warrants Australia

Peter is the Managing Director and founder of Commodity Warrants Australia (CWA) which is the only privately owned structured product offerer to the Australia / Asia retail sector. Peter holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (Exec MBA) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a graduate from the prestigious Wharton school of Business and Finance, University of Pennsylvania USA in their Advanced Management Program (AMP). CWA's strategic intent is to offer global market products to the retail sector.
Peter appears regularly on CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV and Sky Business News

David Bensimon
Managing Director
Polar Pacific
David Bensimon graduated with multiple national awards and top of his class in a 5-year business program in Canada.  He has 20 years of experience with interbank, exchange-floor, and proprietary trading and investing across foreign exchange, interest rate, equity index, and commodity markets.  His institutional career at top-tier investment banks in Europe over the course of a decade included positions of chief dealer, head of trading, and chief of staff, and he also spent a year on the floor of a major Asian futures exchange. 
For the past decade Mr. Bensimon has published his forecasts of global markets with well-documented precision   The Special Edition of his book, Polar Perspectives, has won two gold medals at international competitions.  His monthly series, PolarView, correctly forecast the exact recent movements in global stock and commodity markets. A sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars around the world for his compelling analysis and dynamic delivery, Mr. Bensimon is also frequently invited to share his views in the financial media.  For links to clips from recent appearances on television and radio shows, and in newspaper, magazine, and internet articles see www.polarpacific.com
Mr. Bensimon's latest project, Polarcap Prosperity, is a Singapore-registered investment fund.  See www.polarcap.sg
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