Michael Traill: Investing for purpose

David Clark

Koda Capital


In this episode of Inside the Rope, Michael Traill joins David to discuss his career and path into investing for purpose. They discuss Michael's involvement in several investments, including ABC Learning Centres (Now Goodstart Early Learning) that went into liquidation in 2008, as well as the social impacts that were derived from these investments.

As founding chief executive of Social Ventures Australia, an organisation offering innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems, Michael is a wealth of knowledge in the impact investment space. He ultimately stepped down as CEO of Social Ventures Australia in October 2014, taking on an executive director role.

Prior to this role, Michael spent 15 years as a co-founder and executive director of Macquarie Bank's private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment. In his time there, Michael invested in 43 businesses, generating a gross rate of return of 32.3%.

Michael chairs Australia’s largest charitable foundation, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, is a director of Sunsuper, MH Carnegie & Co, For Purpose Investment Partners, Australian Philanthropic Services and Hearts & Minds Investments and was previously chair of Goodstart Early Learning.

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David Clark is an Adviser & Partner at Koda Capital. In his podcast ‘Inside the Rope’, David interviews some of the leading minds in wealth management.

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