Starter sessions

Global Pensions Summit

Wednesday 29 November, 8.30am – 10.15am
Cockle Bay Room 2, Level 3


  • Emma Douglas, Head of Defined Contribution, Legal & General Investment Management (UK)
  • Darren McShane, Former Chair IOPS Technical Committee and Executive Director, MPFA Hong Kong
  • Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (UK)
  • Vicki Doyle, Director Superannuation, Retirement & Investments, AMP


The 4th Global Pensions Summit will be an unparalleled opportunity to join senior pension leaders from Australia and abroad to discuss the evolving global pension industry.

10th anniversary of the 2007 credit crisis and ongoing impacts on global pensions

Low investment returns for DC schemes and low discount rates on DB funds, along with increasing longevity, are testing the private pension model. On the other hand, customers still seem to want DB-like pensions with both reasonable levels of income and protection against the financial impacts of longevity.

In response, there have been rather frenetic, and in some cases, arguably incoherent policy responses from governments around the world.

Then there are the digital disruptors, seeking, among other things, to reinvent the member engagement model. Will they be able to last the distance in the long-term game of making and delivering on pension promises?

Other questions to be explored include:

  • Will traditional private pensions and superannuation fund arrangements survive?
  • Will the new combined savings, pensions and home purchase products, such as the UK Lifetime ISA (LISA) prosper or are they just short-term political gimmicks?
  • Which countries are best placed to have a thriving private pensions system?

Join us for key insights from leading industry experts and thought leaders from across the global pension industry to help you prepare for the journey ahead.

Who should attend? All senior pension leaders from Australia and international attendees registered for the ASFA Conference. You do not need to pre-register for this session, your full Conference registration will allow you access should you wish to attend.

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Legal and General

Trustee Briefing

APRA’s increased powers: Direct from the regulator

Wednesday 29 November, 8.30am – 10.15am
Cockle Bay Room 1, Level 3



There’s no easing up on the government’s reform agenda for the superannuation industry. The recently proposed changes to improve accountability and enhance member outcomes will give APRA sweeping new powers to refuse or cancel the authority of a regulated MySuper entity. What can trustees expect to see from the regulator in terms of its intervention strategy?

Apart from APRA’s enhanced powers around MySuper, key additional regulatory powers include the expansion of the ‘scale test’ to an ‘outcomes test’, as well as heightened governance, accountability and transparency requirements for trustees.

How will APRA oversee the industry and what do trustees need to think about in light of these latest reforms?

Turning the spotlight onto these enhanced governance and accountability standards, this is a chance to hear directly from the regulator about their expectations for trustee boards moving into 2018 and beyond.

This session is not open to media.

Who should attend? Trustees and directors, support staff to trustees and governance/compliance professionals registered for the ASFA Conference. You do not need to pre-register for this session, your full Conference registration will allow you access should you wish to attend.

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Emerging Leaders Starter Session

Creating a high performance environment, inside and out

Wednesday 29 November, 8.30am – 9.45am followed by networking morning tea until 10.15am
ASFA Live Site, Super Expo



  • Hayley Lyons, General Manager – Client Services & Business Management, QIC and Chair, ASFA QLD Emerging Leaders Committee

Can you imagine developing a mind and body that’s strong enough to handle anything life throws at you?

We live in a world where people’s attention is often focused outside themselves, and where mindless busy is the new norm. Often the problems and blocks we encounter come from a lack of awareness, which stems from poor, or limited, mental training. If you want to strive for high performance, not just at work but in all areas of your life, then you need to identify and understand everything that influences your health and performance.

In this interactive session, which includes the opportunity to network with your peers, high performance coach, author and professional surfer Matt Griggs, will use techniques applied to elite athletes to teach practical skills you can incorporate into your daily life. Learn how to manage stress and challenges through understanding the ways in which physical and mental health affects your ability to succeed.

When our environment is healthy, we grow. It really is that simple. So, how do we create an environment, inside and out, for ourselves that lends itself to peak performance?

Please note, this session is exclusively for ASFA Emerging Leaders (under 40s).

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited.



This session is not open to media.

For all enquiries, contact ASFA Events.

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