ASI 2021 Series

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ASI2021: Keynote address - In conversation with Dr Andrew Forrest AO, Chairman and Founder of Fortescue Metals Group, Fortescue Future Industries, Minderoo Foundation, and Tattarang

25 mins 0.50 CPD Hours
Investment

With the relentless onslaught of regulatory and legislation change, this session provides insights onto what's on APRA and ASIC's radar.

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ASI2021: Investment outlook: how long can the good times last?

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

Against a backdrop of stellar investment returns, our panel examines the outlook moving forward. Will inflation trigger a correction or is the pandemic a more pressing concern?

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ASI2021: China and beyond: navigating the risks

50 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Geopolitics

Amid trade wars and currency fluctuations, find out what investors need to know about doing business with China in this fascinating and insightful discussion among leading experts.

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ASI2021: Merger mania

55 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Risk | Business operations | Leadership

Merger mania: A CEO, a chief investment officer and a trustee director give their perspectives on key considerations for a merger including why they don't always lead to scale benefits, insourcing versus outsourcing, how to rationalise portfolios and more.

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ASI2021: In conversation with Sonya Sawtell-Rickson, Chief Investment Officer, HESTA

45 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | Members culture | Leadership

In this wide-ranging conversation with ABC journalist Elysse Morgan, HESTA's CIO Sonya Sawtell-Riskon talks about how APRA's performance test could impact asset allocation, different ways to manage climate risk, the outlook for returns and more.

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ASI2021: The future of defensive assets

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment

There are big challenges ahead when it comes to defensive assets. Cash is no longer king and bonds seem to be going nowhere. Find out why analysts believe a re-think is needed, including how funds communicate 'risk' to their members.

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ASI2021: Inflation: are the jitters justified?

55 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Risk | Valuations | Geopolitics

The inflation story is complex, but it’s one that superannuation funds need to understand. Hear why some analysts believe an increasingly tight labour market could spark a sustained rise while others are more relaxed.

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ASI2021: Responsible investing: The new norm

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

This session explores the role that ESG plays in investment strategy and how this is evolving in the context of present-day government policy. Hear perspectives from Europe and Australia on everything from stewardship to a just transition to disclosure and the delivery of outcomes for members.

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ASI2021: Global action on net-zero

1 hour 10 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | ESG

This session explores what 'net zero' emissions really means and what actions funds are taking to tackle it, from portfolio construction to engagement to selective divestment. Learn what sectors are most challenged and where progress is being made.

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ASI2021: In conversation with Mark Delaney, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, AustralianSuper

45 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Members culture | Leadership | Performance test | Responsible investing

Sit in with Elysse Morgan as she explores AustralianSuper's CIO Mark Delaney’s views on the investment outlook, internalisation and other key issues facing our industry. Hear what Mark has to say on APRA's performance test, passive versus active, responsible investing, insourcing and more.


Forum sessions

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ASI2021: Cracking the code

55 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Technology | Innovation

Find out how data science can add substantial value to your investment-decision process in this expert-led session. It’s a deep dive into the role of data science, how it impacts investing, and how to leverage recent developments in the field.

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ASI2021: Lifting the lid on the Heatmap and YFYS performance assessment

55 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Engagement | Investment | Risk | Governance | Regulation | Valuations

MySuper products have passed or failed the new performance test. This session addressed the implications for members, super funds and the whole super system. What will members do when they learn their fund has failed?  How will investment strategies change? Who will be the winners and losers And...

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ASI2021: Kicking goals for a sustainable future

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Engagement | Investment | Climate change | Members culture | ESG | Innovation | Geopolitics

Sustainability and the pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) have been a key focus for many investors. This session examines the UN SDGs and provides useful insights into how international investors are seeking to drive change to make a more sustainable planet.

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ASI2021: Right sizing investment governance structure

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Geopolitics

The recent flurry of merger activity among super funds has raised some challenging questions about investment governance. As trustees and executives are pondering what sort of scale is needed to achieve optimal investment results and what the best way is to oversee insourced investment activities...

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ASI2021: Investment diversification in a low interest rate world

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

The economic fallout from COVID-19 has exacerbated the low interest rate environment, putting increasing pressure on some funds to increase their exposure to riskier assets. This expert-led panel discussion examines ways to maintain a diversified portfolio in this uniquely challenging environment.

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ASI2021: Currency risk and investment options

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | Risk

What are the big issues investors should focus on when it comes to currency? How can your hedge ratio impact your investment outcomes? What can you do to make your currency program more impactful and how should ESG factor into this? This session explores all these topics and more.


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ASI2021: What's on the regulator's radar

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Operations | Investment | Risk | Business operations | Governance | ESG | Regulation

With the relentless onslaught of regulatory and legislative change, this session provides insights into what's on APRA and ASIC's radar.

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ASI2021: Finding a pathway to decarbonisation

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | ESG

There is widespread support across the super sector to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, questions remain about how to collectively achieve this goal. This practical ‘how to’ session will discuss ways to decarbonise equity and infrastructure portfolios with this outcome in mind.

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ASI2021: Working the land for your members

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment

We're now three years on from Parliament's inquiry into agricultural investing. With the guidance of several agribusiness experts, this session discusses the benefits of agricultural investment for both super funds and farmers as well as fresh opportunities within this landscape.

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ASI2021: Crypto under the spotlight

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | Technology | Risk | Cybersecurity | Innovation

Crypto has energised the imaginations of investors young and old. For some, there is a lot of confusion around what crypto is and how it works. This session helps demystify the crypto phenomenon and takes a deeper look into the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies - including...

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ASI2021: What’s the alternative?

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment | ESG | Innovation

ESG investment is on the rise, and alternative energy companies are leading the charge. With demand for renewable energy sources exploding, this session examines what’s over-priced and what represents good value, as well as emerging opportunities in the space.

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ASI2021: Retirement income strategies

60 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Engagement | Investment | Regulation

With the release of the government's plans for a Retirement Income Covenant, this session examines the challenges and opportunities for funds developing their retirement income strategies.

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ASI2021: A new approach to measuring long-term risk

50 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | Risk | Regulation | Valuations

Finally, a proposal is emerging to better explain risk for members in a mandatory long-term investment environment. This session shows what a ‘better mousetrap’ might look like while examining recent thinking and approaches to measure both short and long-term risk.

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ASI2021: Affordable housing: a new opportunity for funds to scale up

50 mins 1 CPD Hours
Investment

Super funds have traditionally faced barriers to investing in affordable housing. This session drills down on an exciting new investment model that aims to help funds scale up into affordable housing and deliver compelling returns and diversification benefits. Based on a successful model overseas...

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ASI2021: Digital Assets: Transformational or overhyped?

50 mins 1 CPD Hours
Policy | Investment | Technology | Innovation

Digital assets are becoming more and more ubiquitous. This session unpacks the jargon around this evolving investment landscape and provides an overview of its key issues. Learn how the digitisation trend is set to increase opportunities in traditional assets such as bonds and real estate; what...