The keys to well-balanced long-term investing success

Douglas Isles

Platinum Asset Management

An advocate for mothers and work/life balance, Nicolette Rubinzstein was named one of Australia’s top 10 most powerful part-timers. She successfully balances motherhood with several board positions and her passion for giving back by volunteering at home and abroad. In her former career, Nicolette was a general manager at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Colonial First State.

She was president of the Actuaries Institute in 2019, holds an executive MBA, is a fellow of the AICD, an ASFA Lifetime member for her work in superannuation policy, and author of the book Not Guilty – a guide for career mums.

Throughout this insightful and honest interview, Douglas and Nicolette unpack her successes using a framework modelled on Platinum’s time-tested investment principles.

Listen to this conversation to:

  • Hear Nicolette describe the devastating setback of five miscarriages, how she navigated this enormous challenge and, importantly, how it has strengthened her today;
  • Learn about the long-term view she has held to ensure she remains on the right path, including advocating for part-time roles, investing in herself and leaning into what energises her – giving back through her charitable pursuits; and
  • Hear how she embraces qualities that help her stand out from the crowd: her feminine strength and kindness.


You can follow Nicolette on LinkedIn or find more information on her book, Not Guilty, here:

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Douglas Isles
Investment Specialist
Platinum Asset Management

An actuary by training, I first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that, as an investment manager at Aegon Asset Management in Edinburgh. I left...

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