Australian Superannuation Investment Conference


An overview of ASI 2016
Speaker/Chair Gifts 
CPD Points 

The AIST Superannuation Investment Conference (ASI) is Australia’s leading investment conference for the $650BN not-for-profit super industry. This event will be held from Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 September, 2016 at the Cairns Convention Centre, with its Annual Charity Golf Day held the day before on Sunday the 4th, at the Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club.

This year, chief investment officers set the ASI 2016 agenda bringing key strategic issues to the forefront for discussion, debate and discovery.

The key themes to be explored this year include:
• How political short-termism is impacting the global economy and financial markets
• Managing the business of structural and operational risk
• Adjusting to a low return world
• Global views on post-retirement
• Trustee's role in setting investment strategy
• What next when assessing investment team internalization
• Disruptive technology and investing 
• Tracking to the median – the problem with benchmarks

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Conference start time: 9:30am: Monday 5 September
Conference finish time: 12:30pm: Wednesday 7 September
Please note: these times are subject to change.

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ASI Testimonials

“A conference that is a "must do" for Funds staff and trustees. The content and interaction with participants is excellent” - Ken Licence, Principle Advisory Services

''Another well run ASI Conference - the ASI conference app was easy to use & excellent way to receive & record information. Well done to the ASI conference team'' - Jim Richards, Terrain Placement Services

''As a Trustee not on the investment committee, ASI is great to ensure you are up to date and can make appropriate decisions coming out of the IC'' - Michelle Blicavs, Local Govt Super

''ASI has a great mix of being a manageable size, high quality content and program with thought provoking speakers. Not to mention it is in a great location and the team who organise and run the conference do a fantastic job'' - Greg Fendler, Intermediate Capital Group

''Great conference, content was engaging, relevant and topical. Looking forward to Cairns in 2016'' - Daniel Distefano, Hostplus

''I find the smaller venue targeted investment conference preferable to the larger industry events'' - Greg Cantor, Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund

''The ASI conference is well organised and is an excellent way to get ideas and practices that are relevant to the superannuation world'' - Ted Eftimiadis, LUCRF

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Speaker/Chair Gifts:

Each speaker and chair will be thanked for their contribution with a donation to First Nations Foundation on their behalf.

First Nations Foundation is a not for profit organisation with a passion for building a better financial future for First Australians. They achieve this by improving financial inclusion for Indigenous Australians, training in financial literacy and assisting the financial services sector to enhance their products.

These donations will support the Big Koori Super Days Out – Indigenous community events to help first Australians find their lost super, consolidate accounts, and become educated about the benefits that super offers.

Despite more than 25 years of compulsory superannuation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have poorer superannuation outcomes than non- Indigenous Australians – including significantly lower balances at retirement.

AIST is supporting the First Nations Foundation in line with its commitment to reconciliation and our mission to provide a better retirement outcome for all Australians.

Proudly supported by our Event Partner

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Attending ASI entitles you to receive up to 15 CPD hours.
Members will receive the total amount of session hours attended at the event.

A statement of attendance may be issued confirming the total number of session hours attended over the conference. Please submit your request in writing to AIST via email:

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