Archives: Schedule

16:00 – 17:00 | Keynote: Environment, coffee and why we are currently experiencing the most ‘peaceful time’ in human history

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Australian Science Communicator | qualified scientist | doctor and engineer

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15:15 – 16:00 | Fireside chat: Portfolio management during the COVID crisis

Lonsec’s portfolio managers take us behind the scenes to discuss the steps Lonsec took to manage the COVID market turmoil and position for recovery, as well the critical need for transparency and effective portfolio communications. Lukasz De Pourbaix | Executive Director and CIO | Lonsec Veronica Klaus | Head of Investment Consulting | Lonsec MODERATOR…

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15:00 – 15:15 | Afternoon Tea
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14:30 – 15:00 | Super squeeze: Managing Australia’s superannuation non-performers

As super funds battle to achieve scale in a consolidating market, do the government’s proposed changes to the system represent real reform or needless tinkering? How can we weed out non-performing and sub-scale funds without harming members? Kirby Rappell | Executive Director | SuperRatings (a Lonsec company) Camille Schmidt | Market Insights Manager | SuperRatings…

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13:45 – 14:30 | Green or greed? Measuring the real impact of sustainable investment

Sustainable and ESG investing are here to stay. What does the data really tell us about how sustainable portfolios perform? How can investors measure the true underlying sustainability of an investment product? Lorraine Robinson | Executive Director | Lonsec Research Bruce Smith | Principal, Portfolio Manager | Alphinity David Macri | Chief Investment Officer |…

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13:15 – 13:45 | Crypto: The future of money or the next tulip mania?

Crypto currencies have become popular alternatives to monetary commodities like gold and silver, and are already used as an important source of diversification within portfolios. But has the market gone too far in pricing up these digital assets? Vimal Gor | Head of Bond, Income and Defensive Strategies | Pendal MODERATOR | Lukasz de Pourbaix…

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12:15 – 13:15 | Lunch
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11:30 – 12:15 | What COVID teaches us about diversification

We all know diversification is a good thing. But do traditional forms of diversification really work during a market drawdown? Are there other important kinds of diversification that investors may be missing out on? Deanne Baker | Portfolio Manager | Lonsec  Simon Mawhinney | Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer | Allan Gray  Jacob Mitchell…

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11:00 – 11:30 | Be careful what you wish for: How to tame the inflation genie

As central bank liquidity combined with massive fiscal stimulus wash through the economy, are we about to see inflation return with a vengeance? What are the implications for retirement portfolios? Can we keep the inflation genie safely in the bottle? Eric Winograd | Senior Economist, Fixed Income | AllianceBerstein MODERATOR | Veronica Klaus | Head of…

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10:45 – 11:00 | Morning Tea
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