Great eyesight depends on more than just clarity of vision - peripheral awareness, eye co-ordination, depth perception, focus and colour sensitivity all play a crucial role, without which our vision is impaired. Strategies Conference 2019 looks ahead at the issues that will dominate the 2020s and beyond to provide greater clarity in building quality portfolios.

Graham Rich

Crypto land has become an unregulated casino where unchecked criminality runs riot. It is high time that law-enforcement agencies stepped in.

Nouriel Roubini

As life expectancies improved, the "Financial Independence, Retire Early" movement was born. But a very long time in "retirement" requires more flexible spending rules.

Michael Kitces | 1 comment

Retirement village contracts have their pros and cons. The contracts are really a type of complex insurance or financial product. Comparison shopping is very difficult but possible.

Timothy Kyng | 0.50 CE

Emerging markets are full of undiscovered opportunities and hope. Assuming failure may seem a counter-intuitive way to invest, but it is an effective way to avoid behavioural biases.

Tassos Stassopoulos | 0.50 CE

Behavioral diagnostics represent the cutting edge in understanding clients, detecting what clients reveal about themselves through their decisions.

Pat Spenner | 1.00 CE

There is nothing unusual in a US President having a penchant for spin. But it won't be nearly as easy to spin the consequences of the flaws with Trump's economic policy.

Stephen Roach

What strategy should a rational investor, completely free of constraints, take to preserve wealth while making modest long-term gains? To do so will not be easy over the next two decades.

Woody Brock | 1.00 CE

Two recent research papers explore the impact of investors' increasing appetite for environmentally responsible investments.

Ron Bird | 1.00 CE

The subtle channels can be so powerful that they communicate information without us knowing it. Body Linguistics, EQ and awareness are the keys to understanding others.

Yvette Alcott | 0.50 CE

It’s a Quantitative Tightening world and the tide is receding. QT appears set to continue in 2019 and bonds should continue to perform well.

Brett Lewthwaite | 0.25 CE

Facebook’s crypto-currency aims to function as private money anywhere on the planet. Given the massive risks, governments must step in and stop it before it launches.

Katharina Pistor | 1 comment

Portfolio construction is multi-faceted and should be iterative. Five key components provide a framework to design quality portfolios to meet clients' objectives.

Annika Bradley | 1 comment

This panel, which considered key takeouts from Finology Summit 2019, commenced with an overview of a 2018 global study on how well financial advisers know their clients.

Expert Panel | 0.50 CE

The growing proportion and influence of older workers in the labour force will provide support for the equity market going forward.

David Buckle

As recessionary pressures continue to build, rotating portfolios toward high grade, defensive assets will prove to be a prescient asset allocation decision for investors.

Charles Jamieson | 0.25 CE

What's new with our continuing education, accreditation and certification programs.

Graham Rich

Media coverage of Portfolio Construction Forum's continuing education and certification programs...