MARKETS SUMMIT 2019 - THE HEAT IS ON!

A decade on from the GFC and global markets are once again smouldering.

As developed world central banks continue to wind down their post-GFC unconventional monetary policies, asset valuations are under pressure and investors are alert to any developments which might trigger a disorderly sell-off. Simultaneously, portfolio construction practitioners must navigate an array of potential cyclical, secular and structural threats – an inflation breakout and political disfunction in the US, a Chinese financial crisis, a Brexit meltdown, a sluggish Australian economy, and the financial impact of global warming – many of which have the potential to ignite a market meltdown. The heat is on!

Markets Summit facilitates debate on the key drivers of and outlook for the markets (on a three- to five-year view), to aid your search for return, and to help you build better quality investor portfolios.

We'd welcome you joining us!

Graham Rich
Dean, Portfolio Construction Forum

P.S. Why not also join us for Finology Summit 2019 "Investing beliefs, biases and behaviours" (Wed-Thu 20-21 Feb 2019)? It will help you better understand how your own and other people's different beliefs, biases and behaviours around investing impact investment markets - and influence your portfolio construction philosophy and practices.  More info

 

QUICKLINKS

Overview  When, where, where to stay, who it's suited to

About  Introduction, program structure, CE accreditation

Register  Registration options, terms and conditions

Why not also join us for Finology Summit?  Investing beliefs, biases and behaviours (20-21 Feb, after Markets Summit)

 

SUPPORTED BY

Association of Financial Advisers (Australia)

CIMA Society of Australia

Financial Advice New Zealand

Strategi Institute (NZ)

 

OVERVIEW

WHEN

Tuesday 19 February 2019
- Arrive 7.15am-7.45am to check in
- Take your seat in the Theatre by 8.10am
- The program starts at 8.15am sharp, and ends at 5.30pm
- Followed by a Networking Reception to 7.30pm

Coming from interstate? We strongly recommend you fly in the evening prior - it's a jam-packed program and it's best to be fresh to get the most from it (and flight delays could jeopardise your CE accreditation).

WHERE

Come to Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney, Australia     Getting there
There are many quality hotels within a 5-10 minute taxi ride of Carriageworks    
Places to stay

AIM

To help you better understand the key geopolitical, economic and asset class opportunities and risks ahead (on a three- to five-year view), to aid your search for return and in building better quality investor portfolios

MOST SUITED TO

Markets Summit is relevant to all wealth management professionals who have a responsibility to understand the drivers of and outlook for investment markets.

This includes both institutional and wholesale portfolio construction practitioners (the program is designed with both in mind) by which we mean those whose primary day-to-day role is focused within the spectrum of issues involved in designing and building investment portfolios using (but not necessarily limited to) managed funds from a range of firms. This includes:

  • investment advisers, researchers/analysts and portfolio managers from private wealth management companies;

  • fund analysts and asset consultants from fund research and fund investment consulting firms;

  • fund researchers/analysts and portfolio managers from multi-manager funds management, superannuation, and investment platform companies; and,

  • investment professionals managing private investment funds (e.g. private corporate super funds, endowment funds, government departments and universities, etc).

We also recognise and respect the invaluable role of Advocates and welcome them attending, too.

Each year, more than 550 delegates attend the program, 75% or more of whom are portfolio construction practitioners.

CE ACCREDITATION: 7.5 to 11.5 CE hours

By attending the live program in full, delegates can earn 7.5 CE Hours and after the program, delegates can earn a further 4.0 CE hours by “attending” online the sessions they didn't catch at the live program.

CE hours earned can be used to help meet the CE/CPD requirements of 15 regulators, associations, institutes and designations - including ASIC RG104/105/146 CE requirements, FASEA, AFA, FPA and CIMA® certificants’ CE commitments.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

As the name implies, Markets Summit is focused primarily on our “Markets” knowledge domain:

Markets – understanding the drivers of and outlook for the investment markets
The drivers of global securities markets are many and ever-changing, as geopolitical, macroeconomic and corporate developments influence the relative attractiveness of equities, debt and other asset classes in a secular, structural and cyclical manner. By understanding what drives markets and why and how they operate, portfolio construction practitioners may better identify and understand the fundamental long-term outlook for investment markets and returns.

Markets Summit is THE investment markets scene setter of the year. The jam-packed blended learning program is designed and curated by our specialist, experienced and independent team and features our Faculty of 20+ leading investment thinkers - geopolitical specialists, economists, market/asset class experts, and investment strategists - from around the world. Each offers his/her best high conviction ideas on the drivers of and outlook for the markets (on a three- to five-year view), in the context of the theme - The heat is on! - and the implications for portfolios.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Like all our blended live and online continuing education programs, Markets Summit is an integrated learning program with preparation, participation and review.

Prepare

To maximise learning, delegates are provided with pre-reading aimed at boosting their knowledge and getting them thinking about the issues to be addressed in the program. The preparation is assumed prior knowledge.

Participate

The live program is comprised of a 5.5-hour Critical Issues Forum (plenary) program and 1.5-hour Special Interests Forum (elective) program, delivering a total of 20+ high conviction presentations. Delegates attend all the CIF sessions and one SIF session (featuring three back-to-back presentations) at the live program. Afterwards, delegates can attend the remaining nine SIF presentations via online webcast (and earn further CE).

Markets Summit is not just a talk-fest. Attendees are challenged to decide whether they agree or disagree with each high conviction thesis presented, which ones they will investigate further, and which they will put into practice when building investor portfolios.

The Markets Summit 2019 program will be available in January. Meanwhile, one of the best ways to understand more about program is to experience it for yourself by "attending" a prior year online.

But don't delay in registering! Early bird ends Thursday 24 January 2019 and we expect to sell out. 

Review

After the live program, delegates' learning continues. The presentations are webcast on portfolioconstructionforum.edu.au – a page per presentation featuring the sync'd video and slides, podcast, slides and paper(s) - so delegates can revisit the sessions they attended, as well as "attend" the SIF presentations they didn't catch at the live program (and earn further CE hours), and review their key takeouts and the portfolio construction implications to determine actions to take to build better quality investor portfolios.

 

REGISTER

By registering for Markets Summit 2019, you agree you have read, understood and agree to be bound by our Registration Terms and Conditions. All fees are A$ ex-GST per person. The following registration rates are for portfolio construction Practitioners only. Before registering, please check whether you meet our Practitioner or Advocate definitions below. If you are an Advocate, please contact us for Advocate registration options. Early bird registration ends Thursday 24 January 2019 after which the registration fee increases by $60+GST per person.  Practitioner group registration applies to members of the same business or licensee only.

PRACTITIONER REGISTRATION OPTIONS - EARLY BIRD (ENDS 24 JAN)

Markets Summit (Tue 19 Feb 2019)
- 1-2 Practitioners:  $655+GST     Register now
- 3-7 Practitioner group:  $625+GST     Contact us   
- 8+ Practitioner group:  $595+GST     Contact us

Markets Summit & Finology Summit* (Tue 19 Feb & Wed-Thu 20-21 Feb 2019)
- 1-2 Practitioners:  $1,285+GST    Register now
- 3-7 Practitioners: $1,225+GST     Contact us
- 8+ Practitioners:  $1,165+GST     Contact us

* Finology Summit is a separate two-day program the day after Markets Summit. It will help you better understand how your own and other people's different beliefs, biases and behaviours around investing impact investment markets - and influence your portfolio construction philosophy and practices.  More info

Did you attend in 2018?
Practitioners who attended Markets Summit 2018 and/or Finology Summit 2018 are able to register at the 8+ group rate for Markets Summit 2019 and/or Finology Summit 2019. Contact us for the registration link.

Are you a CIMA certificant?
As CIMA Society of Australia's strategic partner in the management and delivery of CIMA® certification and continuing education services, the Forum's live programs are available at concessionary rates for CIMA certificants. Practitioners who are CIMA certificants can register at our lowest 8+ group rate (see above) while Advocates can register at our lowest non-Faculty Partner delegate rate. Contact us for more info

ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER OR ADVOCATE?

Registration rates differ depending on your role.

What is a "Practitioner"?

Those whose PRIMARY day-to-day role is focused within the spectrum of issues involved in designing and building investment portfolios using (but not necessarily limited to) managed funds from a range of firms, including:

  • investment advisers, researchers/analysts and portfolio managers from private wealth management companies;

  • fund analysts and asset consultants from fund research and fund investment consulting firms;

  • fund researchers/analysts and portfolio managers from multi-manager funds management, superannuation, and investment platform companies; and,

  • investment professionals managing private investment funds (e.g. private corporate super funds, endowment funds, government departments and universities, etc).

What is an "Advocate"?

If our Practitioner definition (above) doesn't describe your primary day-to-day role, then you're an Advocate. Advocates include:

  • investment professionals primarily involved in constructing portfolios of individual securities (rather than using funds); and,

  • business and non-investment professionals from any firm

We recognise and respect the invaluable role of Advocates and welcome them attending, too. However to retain a primary focus on Practitioners, we tightly manage to a 4:1 ratio of Practitioners to Advocates attending the live program.

We have a range of registration options available for Advocates.  Contact us for more info

REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

Registration for the Program is subject to the standard Portfolio Construction Forum Program Terms and Conditions. By registering, you agree you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these, including but not limited to the CE policy and Cancellations policy.

Registration inclusions

Registration for Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit 2019 includes one individual attending the Program on Tuesday 19 February 2019 including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks, as well as membership of portfolioconstructionforum.edu.au and access to the webcast published after the program. Travel, accommodation, parking and other costs related to attending the Program are not included.

Registration for Portfolio Construction Forum Finology Summit 2019 includes one individual attending the Program on Wednesday 20 February 2019 and Thursday 21 February 2019 including morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea both days, and networking drinks on the first day, as well as membership of portfolioconstructionforum.edu.au and access to the webcast published after the program. Travel, accommodation, parking and other costs related to attending the Program are not included.