ASI 2020 Series

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Navigating global markets in an uncertain world

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Risk | Leadership

A prolonged pandemic does not have to mean the end of everything. With interest rates at historical lows, and liquidity plentiful, Professor Mark Blyth believes the investment landscape is ripe with opportunities.

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The evolving role of ESG in your fund's investments

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Leadership | ESG

Addressing how the events of 2020 have impacted the long-term outlook for different assets, our panellists will bring together both global and domestic perspectives on how super funds and investment managers can drive the sustainable recovery agenda.

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Climate change: Practical actions, practical solutions

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Engagement | Investment | Climate change | Leadership

This session will examine how the super industry and big corporate players, like BHP, are tackling the climate crisis with practical and tangible solutions.

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How super funds can help drive the post-COVID economic recovery

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | COVID-19 | Members culture

The super industry has a significant role to play in helping drive our nation’s recovery from the pandemic. With a focus on short-to-medium term projects, in affordable housing and infrastructure, our expert panel will examine how the industry can invest to support the broader community while...

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Unlisted assets: Their role in the new world order

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Cybersecurity

Hear from our panel as they unpack the current issues with unlisted assets including valuation, maintenance, and the ESG factors to consider.

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Funds and infrastructure landscape

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | ESG | Innovation

From the new opportunities and challenges to navigating the regulatory environment, this session will examine the key considerations when investing in infrastructure both in Australia and abroad.


Concurrent sessions

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Just how risky is your defensive portfolio?

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Risk

COVID has put a sharp focus on defensive strategies. Exploring how risk frameworks have evolved in the economic slowdown, this session will also examine how portfolio construction has changed and what defensive assets are being targeted in the current market.

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Materiality matters: The ESG issues impacting performance

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Climate change | ESG

Our expert panel will discuss how a materiality-driven strategy, that identifies the ESG factors, appropriate timelines and maximising the value of real data sets, can lead to better investment decisions.

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A new world order? The 2020 geopolitical fallout

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | Leadership

From the US-China trade war – and the Australian fallout – to Trump v Biden and the future of the EU, our panel will discuss where global power rests in 2020 and what the long-term impacts for investors are.

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Retirement solutions: A case study

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Members culture | Advice | Innovation

As funds are being tasked to provide retirement solution that cater to a diverse spread of members, this session will explore the relaunch of Australian Catholic Super’s RetireSmart product, examining current government policy, the methodology, the process and investment design of harnessing...

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Designing end-to-end data needs

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Operations | Investment | Members culture | Technology

Is data the new asset class? Insights and shared experiences from a COO, Head of Data, and Investment Operations Executive on how data-driven decision-making can improve member outcomes.

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Growing your private debt investments

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Risk

This session will examine what is behind the growth and the opportunities for attractive risk-adjusted returns in the global market, as well as the potential pitfalls.

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Modern slavery reporting: The clock is ticking

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Operations | Investment | Governance | ESG

Hear key insights into how managers are identifying modern slavery risks in both Australia and the UK.

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Navigating the pandemic-related risks in emerging markets

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Risk

Exploring how the pandemic and volatility has impacted the emerging market asset class, this session will highlight the countries that have risen to the COVID challenge and where future opportunities may lie.

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Property market under the hammer

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | COVID-19 | Members culture

This session will highlight the key risk/return drivers that investors need to consider in this dynamic landscape.

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Climate risks and opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Climate change | Risk | ESG | Regulation

Transitioning to a low-carbon investment portfolio is not without risks. Exploring where and how investors can minimise climate related risks, our speakers will also examine the opportunities in the commercialisation of low-carbon solutions.

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Mergers: Making the investment decisions

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Operations | Investment | Governance | Leadership

How do funds successfully blend investment philosophies, governance and actions in a merger? This session will explore the key considerations to successfully merge investment teams.

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Objectives of currency management

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Risk | Advice

Exploring the role of both active and passive approaches to currency, our speakers will address how to hedge your currency during this crisis and provide an overview of trends in emerging market currencies.

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The Impact of AI on Human Rights (protecting digital human rights)

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Engagement | Investment | Members culture | Leadership

While services using AI and other tech can be incredibly convenient how alert are we to the risks associated with them? 

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Lifting the lid on liquidity

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Operations | Investment | COVID-19

Liquidity within superannuation funds continues to be a constant theme in the media, but is this really a problem for funds? Our panel will discuss the early release scheme and the impact on member outcomes.


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Bonus delegate sessions

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Pandemic disruption

30 mins 0.50 CPD Hours
Operations | Investment | Risk

In the midst of a social and economic crisis, supply chains have been facing systemic demand shocks that has forced investment managers to rethink global models and supply dependencies. In this session, our expert panel will unpack how supply chains have adapted to this challenging environment...