Sherlock Holmes would've been intrigued – there were critical things that didn't happen in markets in 2012. Will they, in 2013?

Markets Summit 2013 debated and identified the key investment market and asset class opportunities (and risks) ahead, to help in the search for return and in building better quality investor portfolios.

The spotlight shone on the outlook for Australian equities in a 3-D world (deleveraging, demographics and (liquidity) damns - and the portfolio construction implications.

Pippa offers her unique insights and takeouts from program.

The key takeouts from the program and actions to take when building quality investor portfolios.

Our 10 markets experts debated their views and answered delegates' questions on the outlook for the global investment markets.

Our second equities speaker offered a contrasting view on the outlook for global equities - the most likely scenario for the three years ahead, key risks and signposts to watch for.

The spotlight turned to global equities - key scenarios, risks and opportunities for the coming three years - and the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for developed sovereign markets, credit, cash, and bonds vs US bank loans and high yield debt - and the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for growth market debt for the three years ahead - key scenarios, risks and opportunities - plus, of course, the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for development market debt for the three years ahead - key scenarios, risks and opportunities - plus, of course, the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for private equity and debt - key scenarios, risks and opportunities for the coming three years - and the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for Asian equities - key scenarios, risks and opportunities for the coming three years - and the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for global resources - key scenarios, risks and opportunities for the coming three years - and the portfolio construction implications.

The outlook for global infrastructure - key scenarios, risks and opportunities for the coming three years - and the portfolio construction implications.

Four economic experts debated the outlook for the global economy and portfolio construction implications.

The key market and economic risks and opportunities ahead - and portfolio construction implications.

Australia's national income per person is the 5th-highest in the world. But the drivers of success are deteriorating.

The US fiscal cliff; global slowdown; EU crisis; Middle East and oil prices; and contagion risk.

The key business and geopolitical risks and opportunities over the coming three years.

Every policy maker in the world is joining in the chorus of "Start Me Up." Woe to the investor who doesn't listen.

When looking at Australian stocks, it is important to look at how they're being impacted by shifts within the Australian and global economies.

The catalyst for improved sentiment for commodity-based equities will be a return of confidence and more stable political and economic environment.

We are relatively optimistic about the outlook for global growth, and the US in particular. We see four main reasons why the market could become more worried about inflation.