Conference of Major Superannuation Funds

Podcasts

Inside CMSF18

Each year, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) holds its flagship conference, CMSF. The 2018 event was held from 14 – 16 March and delivered a strategic discussion on the key issues driving super funds into tomorrow: strategy, investment, governance and technology.


Episode 1: THE IMPACT OF THE CHANGING WORKFORCE ON SUPER, RETIREMENT AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

Davis, Nicholas
Guest: Nicholas Davis
Head of Society and Innovation,
Member of the Executive Committee,
World Economic Forum (Switzerland)

Podcast Host: Ellen Fanning
Journalist

World Economic Forum researcher, Nicholas Davis, talks through key findings from his recent paper on the 4th Industrial Revolution, along with the challenges ahead for the Australian workforce including:

  • The impact of tech in the workforce
  • What is the ‘gig economy’ and what will the future workforce look like?
  • What we can learn from previous industry transformations

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Duration: 15:21 mins


Episode 2: STAYING FOCUSED ON THE LONG TERM

Sarah Williamson
Guest: Sarah Keohane Williamson
Chief Executive Officer,
FCLTGlobal (USA)

Podcast Host: Maryann Mannix-White
Chief Membership Officer, AIST

While there is broad agreement that focussing on the long term delivers the best outcomes for super funds and their members, it is easy to get distracted by short-term happenings.

Sarah Keohane Williamson, CEO of the not-for-profit organisation, FCLTGlobal shares her organisation’s tools and strategies including:

  • Who is FCLTGlobal?
  • What are the benefits of long term investing?
  • Why Australian trustees should be asking if they are adequately focused on the long-term

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Duration: 15:36 mins


Episode 3: ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DIGITISATION - WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR SUPER FUNDS?

Tan, Tancy
Guest: Tancy Tan
APAC Head of Robotics,
J.P. Morgan (Singapore)

Podcast Host: Ellen Fanning
Journalist

As robots become more intelligent and other AI processes take over from humans, what does the future hold for fund services as well as those working in superannuation?

Robotics and AI expert, Tancy Tan, shares her insights on:

  • The advantages of incorporating robotics in the workplace
  • The three characteristics that make up ‘robotics’ in industry
  • Ways in which J.P. Morgan are using robotics in today’s workplace

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Duration: 14:40 mins


Episode 4: AROUND THE WORLD WITH WILLIS SPARKS

Sparks, Willis
Guest: Willis Sparks
Director, Global Macro, Eurasia Group (USA)

Podcast Host: Eva Scheerlinck
CEO, AIST

Some of the world’s most recent and transformative events were largely unexpected. These events have fundamentally shifted the balance of power in the world and the way we think about investing.

Globally acclaimed speaker and geo-political expert Willis Sparks shares his views on recent political and economic developments and provides insight into what the future may hold for investors and super fund members.

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Duration: 19:34 mins


Episode 5: HOW CAN ‘BIG DATA’ INFORM INVESTMENT PRODUCT DESIGN?

Bailey, Sabrina
Guest:
Sabrina Bailey 
Global Head of Retirement Solutions,
Northern Trust Asset Management (USA)

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Guest:
Anne Lester
Portfolio Manager and Head of Retirement Solutions,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (USA)

Morgan, Lesley-Ann
Guest: 
Lesley-Ann Morgan
Global Head of Defined Contribution and Retirement,
Schroders (UK)

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Podcast Host: Ellen Fanning
Journalist

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Pension funds and investment managers are increasingly using ‘big data’ to analyse savings and spending patterns to develop investment solutions for their clients’ needs.

Hear from three global experts about the lessons they have learnt from using data to improve member outcomes.

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Duration: 20:00 mins

Episode 6: DISRUPTION TO SUPER – SIMPLER THAN YOU THINK

Stubbs, Sam
Guest:
Sam Stubbs
Managing Director, Simplicity (NZ)

Podcast Host: Eva Scheerlinck
CEO, AIST

The founder of Simplicity, a new charity-run, ultra-low-cost retirement savings fund for New Zealanders, talks with AIST CEO, Eva Scheerlinck on his vision for the pension fund industry, both here and abroad.

Listen as Sam shares:

  • Simplicity’s journey so far and how this start up is differentiating themselves in the KiwiSaver market
  • Why he thinks the Australian super industry is ripe for disruption
  • How artificial intelligence is on the brink of disrupting the provision of financial advice.

 

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Duration: 29:59 mins