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Event Date Wed Aug 4 AEST - Thu Aug 5 AEST (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Aug 3 6:00pm - Thu Aug 5 3:00am
Location Virtual
Region APAC

The Annual Australia Institutional Forum is an educational initiative designed through close coordination with the region’s leading institutional investors to build peer communities that merge global best practices with local expertise. The forum brings together 80+ fund leadership teams, investment officers, board members, trustees and their consultants representing Australia’s institutional investment community.

The agenda was developed through extensive local travel and feedback from the institutional investor community including executive directors, chief investment officers, senior finance and investment staff, general counsels and trustees across superannuation funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, healthcare plans, and investment consultants.

Key Discussion Topics

• Asset Allocation And Macro-economic Outlook For The Next Twelve Months
The panelists will look at the overall picture and provides context for the rest of the sessions during the event.

• ESG Now And Then: Recent Trends In ESG Implementation And Long-term Strategies
Environmental, Social, and Governmental discussions continue to evolve rapidly, the panel explores how investors are assessing ESG’s longer-term strategies within their portfolios.

• Fixed Income: Realistic Expectations And Ways To Enhance Returns
This session will look at specific and general conditions for the debt markets, including addressing the best strategies to identify underlying opportunities.

• Global And Local Equities And Their Impact On Portfolios
As other asset classes provide lower returns, but less volatile conditions, the greatest challenge is to find the best and safest ideas to invest.

• Emerging Markets: Public And Private Investments Continue To Evolve
Emerging market countries remain drivers of global growth and are expected to deliver higher relative returns.

• How To Best Take Advantage Of Opportunistic Alternative Investments
As allocations from investors continue to rise into alternative investments, such as private debt, infrastructure and real estate, the session addresses the best ways to access these markets.

• Evaluating Real Assets And Real Estate Investment Strategies
Investors’ challenges lay in the sheer breadth of investment opportunities now available, as well as the inherent complexities surrounding asset allocation, market timing and risk management.

• Chief Investment Officer Roundtable
Chief Investment Officers will focus on the key investment and management issues facing their funds and their responsibilities to their clients.


2021 Speakers

Mike Frith
Chief Economist and Chair of Investment Committee, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Tammi Fisher
Director of Private Equity, Future Fund

Liza McDonald
Head of Responsible Investment, First State Super

Kate Farrar
Chief Executive Officer, LGIAsuper

Murray Lapworth
Chief Investment Officer, Rata Foundation

Andrew Morgan
Senior Portfolio Manager, QSuper

Lou Capparelli
Senior Manager, Sustainable Portfolios & Governance, UniSuper

Rory Lonergan
Head of Infrastructure, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Cindy Ponder
Investment Manager, Market Strategist, HESTA

Mark Rider
Chief Investment Officer, Christian Super

Thadeus McCrindle
Chief Investment Officer, Sandhurst Trustees

Leslie Mao
Head of Equity Manager Research, Co-Portfolio Manager, Willis Towers Watson

John Coombe
Principal Consultant, JANA Investment Advisers

Jo Murphy
Managing Director Asia Pacific, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Los Angeles Capital
• Northern Trust Asset Management
• P/E Investments