Compass Economics

Compass Economics is a Sydney based business specialising in the provision of independent economic and market updates at financial advisor functions, conferences, seminars, professional development days, board and staff meetings.

Chief Economist

Its Chief Economist is Hans Kunnen, formerly Head of Investment Markets Research with Colonial First State and more recently Chief Economist with the St.George Banking Group which includes Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. He has also worked as an economic consultant for Zurich Investments Australia.

About Hans Kunnen

Hans taught economics at the University of New England and at Macquarie University in Sydney in the early 1980s.

He holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Economics from the University of New England.

Hans has sat on the advisory board of Landcom NSW and served on the Tourism Task Force Technical Committee. He was a staff elected trustee of the staff superannuation funds associated with State Bank NSW and Colonial State Bank.

Hans has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of education, economics, banking and funds management and is the author of Borrow and Build, a primer for those seeking to build wealth over the longer term via investing in the Australian share market.