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ASFA Webcast Series

Superfunds is the official publication of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).

Beyond 2020 Webcast Series

ASFA CEO, Martin Fahy and guests examine the current environment and share thought leadership about the path ahead for the superannuation industry.

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Latest webcast

Episode 25:
Shaun McKenna, Senior Director Product, Sales and Client Relations at SS&C Technologies, discusses the changing regulatory and competitive landscape and what this means for funds operating models.

Previous Webcasts

Episode 24:
Peter Chun, CEO at UniSuper, discusses UniSuper’s successes and the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry.
Episode 23:
NAB’s Head of FX Strategy, Ray Attrill and NAB Director of Portfolio Management Currency Overlay Solutions, Mike Symonds, discuss the results of the 10th Biennial Superannuation FX Hedging survey.
Episode 22:
Greg Ballesty, APAC lead – Product Specialist and Marc Knaap, Head of Business Development, at Cassini Systems, discuss the challenges of bringing international trading teams in-house, and in-line with derivatives legislation.
Episode 21:
Fintan Thornton, Head of Institutional Solutions at Allianz Retire+, discusses the implications of the Retirement Income Covenant and how super funds are responding so far.
Episode 20:
Louise Cantillon, British Consul General and Deputy Trade Commissioner APAC discusses the Global Investment Summit (GIS), the UK’s ‘Green Revolution’ and the countdown to COP26.
Episode 19:
Principal and Founder of Riverstone Associates, Jessica Apfel discusses smart succession planning, what an aligned trustee or board strategy looks like and why external CEOs appointments should only ever be used in an “emergency”.
Episode 18:
QIC’s Andrew Sellick, Principal – Sustainability, Global Infrastructure discusses why Australian business is past the tipping point on clean energy investment.
Episode 17:
Iress Chief Commerical Officer, Michael Blomfield, discusses the shift to modern target operating models and finding system-level efficiency gains in the super value chain.
Episode 16:
Hostplus CEO, David Elia, discusses exceptional FY20201 member returns and importance of long-term investment performance.
Episode 15:
MetLife Australia CEO, Richard Nunn discusses the future of insurance in super in the wake of COVID-19.
Episode 14:
QIC’s Chief Economist, Dr Matthew Peter discusses Australia’s post-Budget economic outlook and the opportunities and risks associated with re-opening the country.
Episode 13:
In this week’s episode ASFA’s Director of Economics, Andrew Craston, and Director of Policy Operations, Member Engagement and External Relations, Julian Cabarrus, discuss the 2021 Federal Budget and its implications for superannuation.
Episode 12:
How COVID-19 has reshaped the scope of NAB’s upcoming 2021 Superannuation FX Hedging Survey with NAB’s Head of FX Strategy, Ray Attrill and Head of Investor FX Sales APAC, Jamie Bonic.
Episode 11:
Citi’s Vice Chair of Markets and Securities Services for Australia and New Zealand, Sara McKerihan, discusses the importance of global portfolio exposure and the challenges of bringing funds management inhouse.
Episode 9:
Matt Noyce, Actuary and founder of Matt Noyce Consulting, discusses the importance of developing new InsurTech solutions in the wake of COVID-19 and significant regulatory change.
Episode 8:
Phillip Zammit, Head of Productivity Applications, Amazon Web Services, explains why the new CX benchmarks, accelerated by COVID and made possible with cloud computing, are here to stay.
Episode 10:
PwC Australia’s Craig Cummins and Peter Malan discuss the results and recommendations from PwC’s recent research white paper into cybersecurity threats and how best to protect Australia & superannuation ecosystem.
Episode 7:
Tony Danaher, Chairman of the UK Regeneration Investment Organisation, discusses the implications of Brexit and the COVID-19 crisis for the UK property market and capital investment opportunities.
Episode 6:
MetLife’s Head of Health, Mark Raberger discusses new research into the challenges of the COVID-19 work life reality for employees and employers.
Episode 5:
Debby Blakey, HESTA CEO discusses the fund’s Climate Change Transition Plan to achieve a total portfolio ‘net zero by 2050’ emissions target and strengthen long-term member returns.
Episode 4:
Jodie Hampshire, Managing Director of Russell Investments Australia, discusses the impact of the Federal Budget’s new performance measures and the importance of asset allocation as a driver of returns for super fund members.
Episode 3:
David Bryant, Mercer Australia’s CEO addresses current industry transformation, why new competitors are necessary for market regeneration, the unintended consequences of the ‘Your Future, Your Super’ benchmark reforms and concerns about Australia’s COVID-19 debt servicing load.
Episode 2:
Linda Elkins, KPMG Australia’s Partner in Charge – Actuarial & Financial Risk discusses the wave of super funds announcing ESG targets, the impact of rapid digitisation on member engagement and the role for successful niche funds.
Episode 1:
Brian Peters, CEO, IQ Group calls for an overhaul of the long-held assumptions around customer experience as part of the challenge of rapid change that funds are now facing.
Series 1, Episode 13:
Jon McNish, Director, Risk Consulting, at PwC, discusses managing global risks, triggered by COVID-19, that are core to a superannuation fund’s strategic objectives.
Series 1, Episode 12:
Wade Matterson, Practice Leader at Milliman discusses the key risk management lessons for super funds to emerge from the pandemic.
Series 1, Episode 11:
Dee McGrath, CEO of Retirement & Superannuation Solutions – Link Group speaks about Link Group’s operational response to COVID-19.
Series 1, Episode 10:
Dan McLaughlin, Director of International – Smart Pension discusses the COVID-19 effect on the global pensions landscape.
Series 1, Episode 9:
Jeremy Cooper, Chairman, Retirement Income – Challenger discusses Super’s ‘Team Australia’ moment and the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for Australia’s retirement system.
Series 1, Episode 8:
Craig Matthew, Director – Asia Principal Capital, speaks about the confronting state of affairs for private equity in the time of COVID-19.
Series 1, Episode 7:
Andrew Landman, BlackRock’s Head of Australasia, discusses pre-requisites for a post pandemic recovery.
Series 1, Episode 6:
Rose Kerlin, Group Executive Membership, AustralianSuper, discusses delivering member communications differently in the face of COVID-19
Series 1, Episode 5:
TAL’s Andrew Howard discusses the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health.
Series 1, Episode 4:
Melinda Howes, General Manager, Superannuation, BT Financial Group, compares COVID-19 with the GFC and assures members and industry: “we will get through this crisis”.
Series 1, Episode 3:
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP, shares his thoughts on the economic fallout of the crisis.
Series 1, Episode 2:
EY Financial Services Law Partner, Lisa-Marie McKechnie speaks with ASFA CEO, Martin Fahy, about the importance of maintaining privacy standards when working remotely.
Series 1, Episode 1:
Martin Fahy, ASFA CEO, discusses the Federal Government’s changes to new early withdrawal of superannuation provisions.
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