ASFA Spotlight on Investment in Super

It’s time to push the limits and stand apart

Spotlight on Investment in Super: Monday 22 July 2019, Sydney

Speaker presentations

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Session 1
Redefining modern portfolio theory
Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content, Willis Towers Watson (via video conference)  Download
Session 2
We need to talk about benchmarks
David Bell, Independent Researcher and Academic  Download
Session 5
Build to rent. A true alternative?
Christian Grahame, Head of Home, Grocon  Download
Session 6
Encouraging diversity
Kim Bowater, Director of Consulting, Frontier Advisors  Download
ASFA Research
The Retirement Outcomes Continuum: A strategic approach to investments and the retirement phase
Andrew Craston, Senior Research Advisor, ASFA


With performance margins between the top and bottom balanced funds at their narrowest in decades, how do superannuation funds get a performance edge?

Join ASFA’s Spotlight on Investment in Super to delve into how superannuation fund investment teams can maximise returns for members and differentiate themselves against a backdrop of increasing regulator expectations, changing risk appetites and ongoing industry consolidation.

The Spotlight on Investment will answer today’s big questions, including:

  • What challenges are troubling Chief Investment Officers the most and what are investment teams doing to create value for members?
  • As investment approaches for accumulation and retirement evolve, is it time to re-define modern portfolio theory?
  • Have static asset allocation benchmarks had their day and how do we assess member outcomes in the context of a higher bar for MySuper?
  • How do alternatives like private equity and build-to-rent stack up, and what are the opportunities and headwinds for investors?
  • What are the impacts of a more integrated approach to ESG in an era of increasing regulation and activism?
  • What are the implications for investment strategy of fewer, bigger funds?
  • Should factor-based investing be revisited following a difficult period?
  • Is achieving diversity in investment management the final frontier for funds?

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Who should attend?

Fund CEOs, CIOs, COOs, fund managers, investment teams, trustees, fund administrators, fund HR/systems personnel, product managers, asset consultants, and other service providers to funds.

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Monday 22 July 2019
9.00am registration for
9.30am start
Concludes at 5.00pm
Networking drinks until 5.30pm


Level 2, 1 Martin Place,
Sydney NSW 2000
Entry via Pitt Street to the left of the Westin entry

Price (inc GST)

Member: $850
Non-member: $1,020
Member corporate table (10): $7,650
Non-member corporate table (10) $9,180
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CPD Points

This event qualifies for eight Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.


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