Investment Magazine

Absolute Returns Conference

SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2018

InterContinental, Double Bay, Sydney

FINDING ALPHA IN A WORLD OF COMMODITISED BETA

No alpha is safe. With computing power growing exponentially, all alpha will eventually morph into beta. With beta ubiquitous, easily replicable and cheap, it makes sense to pay more for genuine alpha. But what opportunities exist for asset owners and what types of premia are worth the fees?

The Absolute Returns Conference is designed for chief investment officers, heads of investment strategy, heads of alternatives, portfolio managers, analysts and consultants.Registration is open to institutional investors, chairs of investment committees and specialist consultants.

Key Speakers

Guneet Rana

Senior investment manager, FirstChoice Investments, Colonial First State

9:00am – 10:00amBACK IN VOGUE: IS DISCRETIONARY MACRO DEAD?

Travis Schoenleber

Managing director, Cambridge Associates

3:00pm – 4:00pmEXPOSING THE CORE: PREMATURE OPTIMISATION AND ABSOLUTE RETURN

Neil Williams

Chief strategist, global multi-asset team, QIC

1:30pm – 2:30pmLIQUID ALTS: BUILDING ALTERNATIVE RISK PREMIA STRATEGIES

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Content, ideas from key thinkers in the Australian marketplace

Travis SchoenleberManaging director, Cambridge Associates

Level of expertise of speakers and participants

Stephen ChristieChairman, investment committee, QSuper

Networking and market intelligence. What topics people are thinking about

Scott PappasSenior portfolio manager, opportunistic growth, Cbus Super

Meeting and hearing from new and international managers. Their presence indicates a commitment to the Australian landscape

Simon McKeanPortfolio manager, fund of funds, Blue Sky Alternative Investments

Peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing

Anastassia JuventinResearch analyst, BT Funds Management NZ (Westpac NZ)

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