Trent lectures MBA students at the University of Hong Kong as a Visiting Associate Professor and is a member of the HKU MBA Advisory Board. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney. Trent is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney in the Department of Government and International Relations.
Prior to his current roles, Trent worked for over 25 years in the Financial Services industry across retail banking, portfolio management and investment banking. Trent served as the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Asia for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (Hong Kong), where he was responsible for operations in Capital Markets, Equities, Rates Trading and Sales, Credit Trading and Sales, and Structured Products, in addition to all control-related and support functions. Trent served on the Board of Directors of both the MUFG Securities Hong Kong and MUFG Securities Singapore entities.
Prior to working with MUFG, Trent worked for Merrill Lynch for 12 years across Sydney, New York and London, in Credit and Fixed Income Trading. Before this, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at the Queensland Treasury Corporation and in retail banking at Metway Bank (now Suncorp Bank).
Trent is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He was previously a Board Member of the Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association as well as a member of the HK SFC Academic Accreditation and Advisory Committee.