Respected Economics & Finance Commentator
With nearly five decades in journalism, Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators, recognised by his peers with the Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist at the 2022 Kennedy Awards.
In August 2022 he added another line to his CV – author – with the successful launch of The Summertime of Our Dreams. It’s not about economics or politics – well, maybe just a few paragraphs in passing.
Michael’s career has ranged from The Courier-Mail and South China Morning Post to the Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald, from Macquarie Radio to Channels 9, 7 and Sky.
He is now contributing editor for The New Daily and a regular commentator on radio and television, bringing perspective and rare humour to the “dismal science” and its collision with politics.
Michael has an enthusiastic and informative presentation style. The mix of his understanding of the economy and his conversational/anecdotal style was very well received and kept the audience engaged.
-Oracle Corporation Australia
Michael followed his brief better than any other speaker in my experience… he was highly entertaining, brilliantly researched, generous with his time, provocative and friendly.
-Real Estate Institute of Australia
Michael was very good and well suited to the audience given his financial background.
Your presentation regarding the “outlook for the Australian economy” certainly promoted plenty of debated discussion over dinner!
-Grant Thornton Recovery & Reorganisation
Michael was funny and charming as always. He gives a very audience friendly presentation which is appreciated by all.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive - he was the most well-received speaker at our Conference. Michael's ability to inform and simultaneously entertain our delegates was second-to-none. He made the content relevant and explained it in a simple, no-nonsense way that resonated with his audience.
Excellent. Michael’s presentation was spot on and his warmth and humour made a real difference to the night.
-Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP)
Michael was very well received. The audience appreciated that Michael had prepared well for the event and they enjoyed his engagement.
-Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
Michael was brilliant and entertaining. He clearly put alot of work into the MC/ moderator role. Engaged with the keynote speaker and panelists very well. Feedback from the audience post the event was positive.