Work experience
Group Chief Investment Officer
FWD Group
Paul is the Group Chief Investment Officer of FWD Group. He leads FWD’s investment function across the Group, assisting the countries with their investment strategies and asset allocation in line with business plans.

Before joining FWD Group, Paul was Regional Director for the investment arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, as well as a member of its Regional Investment Strategy Committee. He was responsible for investment and ALM aspects of the portfolio across the region, developing transactions and strategies for improving ALM positioning and investment performance. Paul also has entrepreneurial experience, establishing his own consulting firm, Carrett & Co., in 2013. It was during this time Paul took Prudential’s regional investment team on as a client, working with the company as a consultant before Prudential invited Paul to come on board.

Paul has more than two decades of experience in financial services. He was Head of Insurance Solutions in Asia at UBS, Head of Insurance Solutions at JP Morgan, and Executive Director for Insurance Solutions at Goldman Sachs. Previously he was with Goldman Sachs as Executive Director, Structured Solutions Sales when he was asked to move to Hong Kong in 2007 to build an Insurance Solutions business covering clients across Asia. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he held roles in Australia with Allco Finance Group, National Australia Bank, and Tillinghast.

When Paul first graduated, he joined the graduate programme of the Office of the Australian Government Actuary in Canberra. Paul later moved to Sydney to work as a pension consultant, before embarking on what would become a long-term career in investment and finance.

Paul has a Bachelor of Economics in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.