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The 6-hour Due Diligence Forum is the second component of the annual PortfolioConstruction Conference, complementing the Critical Issues Forum. This Resources Kit - available to all PortfolioConstruction Forum members - contains the presentations, podcasts and research papers from the 2010 Due Diligence Forum program featuring 20 international and local investment experts presenting pre-approved research papers written specifically for Conference...

This Resources Kit - available only to Masterclass delegates - comprises presentations, podcasts, and papers from the 8-hour 2010 Asset Allocation Masterclass program the day before Conference, during which selected international and local portfolio experts discussed that, with Western economies burdened by debt at a level not seen before, asset allocation has to take into account an entirely new landscape that in fact is a reversion to the past...

Filmed exclusively for PortfolioConstruction Conference 2010, these vignettes feature global investment thinkers - Niall Ferguson, Russ Koesterich, Bill Gross, Larry Kantor, Jim O'Neill, Bill Priest, Tim Farrelly, Hamish Douglass and Peter Gunning - giving their perspectives on the Conference theme "building shock resistant portfolios"...

This Academy Seminar debated three carefully selected topics, in a Socratic learning environment: Currency (to hedge or not to hedge); Adventures in asset allocation; and, The US economy (now and possible future scenarios)...

PortfolioConstruction Markets Summit 2010 kicked off with publisher, Graham Rich, asking whether we be satisfied with the past decade of success - during which we unwittingly travelled through an historical inflection point of modern history - and asked in terms of the post GFC economic recovery "are we there yet?"...

This Critical Issues Forum from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 - featuring the Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates - argued that the cult of equities is dangerous, that is, we cannot blindly believe in "stocks for the long run". Investors must examine the many out-of-mainstream fixed-income asset classes, some currently offering the same 2.5% long-term historical risk premium of equities but with more diversification and less volatility...

This Critical Issues Forum from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 - featuring the legendary Bill Gross of PIMCO - argued that despite early signs that some asset classes are beginning to show signs of recovery, any suggestion that asset markets are returning to "normal" must be met with the question "What’s normal?"...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 shows that over a 20-year period, residential property has produced above average total returns compared to other asset classes, and with lower volatility than Australian shares. This research paper argues the benefits available for investors of including residential property in a diversified portfolio...

The PortfolioConstruction Investment Markets Summit 2009 brought together over 300 industry professionals, for a a pan-industry high quality, high value, intelligent discussion by a faculty of international and local investment experts about key investment markets and their risks and opportunities in 2009/2010...

The 2007 PortfolioConstruction Conference program again challenged delegates' thinking about how they design and build investor portfolios - and it would have been hard to pick a better time to bring together 500 of Australia's leading portfolio construction professionals...

Elizabeth presents her insights into the changing face of retirement globally along with new research capturing Australian advisers' experience with their Baby Boomer clients...

If you invest even a small proportion of your portfolios in non-Investment Grade fixed income securities, you will from time to time experience a default – it’s an issue of when (and how much), rather than if. This session shows you a simple method to better manage credit risk in your portfolios...

The fact that fund managers are fallible shouldn't come as a surprise – they're human. New and better models of researching invesmtent skill are emerging all the time...

Our panel of investment specialists presents and debates their long-term forecasts for equity markets, listed property and hedge funds...

Our visiting fellow, Bob Veres, summarises the most important things he's taken from the two-day PortfolioConstruction Conference 2007 program, and the follow up he'd be doing if he was a Practitioner delegate...

Andrew identifies ways we should be framing our thinking about longevity and portfolio construction, and some of the possible solutions...

David discusses his ground-breaking research into Australian's mortality, and the common misconceptions that are undermining the integrity of their portfolios...

Each year we kick off Conference with an international keynote speaker overviewing the emerging trends they're seeing in the portfolio construction arena. This year, our keynote hailed from the US, and focused on rends in the asset allocation arena...