Michelle Baltazar is an author, editor and web publisher focusing on finance and multicultural affairs. She is the editor of Financial Standard, an industry publication for fund managers, financial planners and wealth professionals in Australia.

Prior to joining Financial Standard, she worked for business magazine BRW and Shares magazine (London). Her published works outside finance include an article on human trafficking of  Filipinos into Australia, featured in Newsbreak magazine (Philippines) in 2007.  She is also the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Spreadbetting and the Financial Standard Guide to Managed Accounts.

Among the awards Michelle has received include a State award from the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA), joint first runner up in the Friends Provident’s Socially Responsible Investment Journalist of the Year Award and the 2008 Global Filipino Youth Award for achievements in community media.

In April 2009, she visited the Philippines on a writing trip on behalf of the Sydney Filipino Press Group. Her travel experience has been documented in a coffee table book to be published later this year titled, “Love, Manila.”

Besides writing, Michelle loves karaoke (I blame my mom!), dancing and Caribbean music.


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