AIST Superannuation Investment Conference

2017 Podcasts

Inside ASI 2017

The 2017 event was held on the Gold Coast from the 6th to 8th of September and delivered a strategic discussion on the key investment issues driving super funds into tomorrow. More than 400 delegates attended the 2017 conference to hear from leading international and local speakers on a range of topics within the investment field.

Join AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck and journalist and broadcaster Ali Moore as they chat with some of the key speakers, in a series of short podcasts from the 2017 program for an insight into a range of themes that delegates were exposed to.
 


Epiosde 1

Kinsella, Dr Stephen
Guest:
Dr Stephen Kinsella,
Senior Lecturer in Economics,
University of Limerick (IRL) 

EUROPE EXPOSED

Hear from influential economist and columnist, Dr Stephen Kinsella as he explores the many challenges facing Europe and the significant ramifications for pension investors across the globe.

Don’t miss Stephen’s thoughts on:

  • Why your fund should your invest in Europe
  • When you should invest in Europe
  • Why he’s optimistic on the future of Europe

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Duration: 15:44 mins

 


Episode 2

Hobson, Mellody
Guest:
Mellody Hobson,
President,
Ariel Investments (USA)

USA EXAMINED

Named as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in the world for 2015, Mellody Hobson takes us on a deep dive into the latest economic and investment thinking from one of Chicago’s most innovative investment companies. Don’t miss Mellody’s views on:

  • Where the next major market move may be coming from
  • The relationship between the US and China
  • The industries investors should be looking at for future growth

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Duration: 18:24 mins

 


Episode 3

Chropuvka, Gary
Guest:
Gary Chropuvka,
Co-Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies,
Goldman Sachs Asset Management 

Zeichner, Frank
Guest:
Frank Zeichner,
Chief Executive Officer,
Internet of Things Alliance Australia

CAPITALISING ON TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMISE RETURNS

Hear from Frank and Gary on:

  • What data and the ‘Internet of Things’ will mean for super fund investment decision making
  • How to capture big data and use it to build members returns
  • Which industries will be eroded - or developed - as a result of the ‘Internet of Things’

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Duration: 10:47 mins

 


Episode 4

Harslett, Grant
Guest:
Grant Harslett,
General Manager, Investments & Finance,
Maritime Super

UNDERSTANDING OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE (ODD)

Join Grant and Eva as they discuss how the industry’s unique approach to operational due diligence requirement can benefit your fund:

  • What is the ODD framework and how does it work
  • What is the aim of the ODD guidance note
  • Priorities and work ahead for the ODD working group

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Duration: 13:50 mins

 


Episode 5

Thorp, Susan
Guest:
Susan Thorp,
Professor of Finance,
University of Sydney

YOUR MEMBERS: WHAT DO THEY THINK ABOUT POST RETIREMENT?

Post retirement is all about the members – what are they thinking and doing in this critical phase of their superannuation journey?

Hear from Professor Susan Thorp as she shares insights from her research on retirees including:

  • Why the level of debt people are carrying into retirement is increasing.
  • Which of your members should you be focusing on to help provide them with a more secure retirement
  • Possible considerations for your fund to meet members needs during the retirement phase

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Duration: 12:13 mins

 


 

Episode 6

Bell, David
Guest:
David Bell,
CIO,
Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

MDUF IS HERE – NOW WHAT?

The Member’s Default Utility Function (MDUF) is an open-architecture metric and framework which was developed by a panel of academics and industry professionals to assist the industry in providing retirement outcome modelling. 

Join one of the founding panel members of the MDUF, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing CIO, David Bell, as he takes us through why this important metric can help your fund in the design of your post-retirement strategies including:

  • What is MDUF and how and why was it developed?
  • How can MDUF be used by non-quantitative individuals within funds
  • Mine’s case study on how they’ve applied MDUF and their results to date

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Duration: 16:50 mins

 


Episode 7

Hufbauer, Gary
Guest:
Gary Hufbauer,
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow,
Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) (US)

INTERNATIONAL TRADE OUTLOOK AND IMPLICATIONS FOR INVESTORS

International trade represents a significant share of GDP, so how will the continually shifting economic, political and cultural characteristics of the major trading regions impact on your investment decision-making?

Join Gary Hufbauer, from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (US) as he shares his insights on:

  • The trade outlook for the US in 2018
  • Why trade will be irrelevant during a Trump administration
  • Why we really need a world leader in Global trade

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Duration: 13:55 mins

 


Episode 8

Foustok, Farah
Guest:
Farah Foustok,
Managing Director,
Lazard Asset Management, Middle East (Dubai)

MYTH BUSTING THE MIDDLE EAST

Hear from, Farah Foustok, Managing Director for Lazard Asset Management, Middle East, as she shares her insights into the investment considerations and regulation challenges covering the Middle Eastern and Northern Africa (MENA) region.

  • Gain a greater understanding of the countries which comprise the MENA region.
  • Understand how open the investment scene is in the region
  • When is the right time to invest and where are the opportunities

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Duration: 16:15 mins

 


Episode 9

Antolín-Nicolás, Pablo
Guest:
Pablo Antolín-Nicolás,
Principal Economist and Head of the Private Pensions Unit,
Deputy Head Financial Affairs Division, OECD

GLOBAL REGULATION

Listen to Pablo Antolín-Nicolás, the OECD’s head of private pensions, about the latest global trends in pension policies and investment regulation including:

  • Common challenges facing world pension systems
  • Where the OECD sees weakness in the Australian system
  • How the Australian tax treatment of superannuation stack up globally

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Duration: 16:20 mins

 


Episode 10

Gunesekera, Giles
Guest:
Giles Gunesekera,
Chief Executive Officer,
Global Impact Initiative

HOW CAN SUPER FUNDS GROW THE IMPACT INVESTING MARKET TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD?

Impact investing has an estimated worth of over US $77 billion globally and growing. There is an increasing focus and influence in the Australian market with super funds taking a leadership position. Listen to Giles Gunesekera of the Global Impact Initiative as he shares:

  • A case study on a successful Impact Investing strategy
  • Why Australia is lagging in this space
  • How funds can start to develop their own Impact Investing strategy and framework

Listen to Episode 10
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Duration: 19:14 mins