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Having experienced some of the most difficult market conditions in 50 years over the past 12 months, it was an ideal time to review our asset allocation strategies and how we go about investing for clients. This Masterclass focused on the latest ideas from academia and leading edge practitioners, the lessons we should take away from the GFC experience, and how we should go about formulating our investment strategy going forward? Delegates left this Masterclass with a thorough understanding of some new approaches to asset allocation, how markets should perform in this new environment, and the key things to monitor along the way...

The business, economic and investment landscape of the 21st century will be defined by the Big Rapidly Industrialising Countries, in particular Brazil, Rusia, India and China. Delegates left this Emerging Markets Masterclass with a deeper understanding of the global emerging markets and their growing role in investment portfolios - as well as hearing from the BRIC Ambassadors to Australia on their first joint appearance...

The 6-hour Due Diligence Forum is one of two key components of the annual PortfolioConstruction Conference. The 2009 Due Diligence Forum program featured 24 international and local investment experts presenting presenting pre-approved research papers. This Resources Kit contains those papers, along with presentation slides, podcasts and questions/comments...

The 12-hour Critical Issues Forum is one of two key components of the annual PortfolioConstruction Conference. It is a totally independent, interactive program with a strong focus on implementation. This Resources Kit provides the videos, podcasts and presentation slides from the 2009 program, featuring 10 intensive, interactive sessions and 20 selected international and local portfolio experts...

The 2009 Conference was the first post Global Financial Crisis, and hence the theme was "investing in the new reality". It was a very different investment environment compared to a year prior - some things had changed forever; others only temporarily. Some things had not changed at all. But which was which? What WAS the new reality? And what did it mean for construction investor portfolios? This resources kit features videos, podcasts, papers and presentations from the three-day program featuring 33 quality sessions featuring 36 carefully selected local and international portfolio experts...

This Critical Issues Forum from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 - featuring Tim Farrelly and our six Due Diligence Forum Researchers - ensured delegates determined their key take outs from Conference, and actions to take as a result when building investor portfolios...

This Critical Issues Forum from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 - featuring Greg Cooper of Schroders and James Purvis of Active Portfolios - explored a variety of practical and useful portfolio risk management tools that Practitioners can apply when building investor portfolios...

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 Critical Issues Forum from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 - featuring London-based Chris Watling of Longview Economics - argued that a key feature of the new, post Global Financial Crisis world is that the structural strength of the global economy now resides in the emerging market economies...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 show how, now that Australian investors are able to gain exposures to a wide range of broad indices using ETFs, they could use ETFs either strategically or tactically to build more efficient international equity portfolios...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 argue that the prospect for hedge fund returns has never been better. However, resolving the structural flaws of hedge funds will be one important step forward in the chase for higher, more stable returns...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 argues that, in harsh terms, there has been a Darwinian like clean out of bad ideas and poor execution for REITs and investors alike, and examines how the REIT industry disappointed investors, and the long term merits of the sector...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 argue that active extension remains the most efficient structure to deliver alpha in the Australian equity market and that the most significant impediment to capturing returns from any investment process remains the long only constraint...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 argues that the disintermediation for capital raising for SME’s has opened up significant investment opportunities for direct lenders. In short, SME’s needs are the same as medium- to large-sized enterprises but access to capital is not the same, thus producing an environment where investors can cherry pick their deal prospects...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 explores the changes in Asia over the last 10 years and factors likely to affect prospects for the Asian region over the coming years, and gives insights needed to re-evaluate the investment opportunities in this region...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 argue that if current predictions hold, a more balanced and even multi-polar world could emerge in which certain developing nations, such as China and India, influence the nature of investment returns far more than they ever had in the past...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 examine forms of capital protection and assess the risks and benefits of each, and why this will be key to building portfolios using a core plus satellite approach...

This Due Diligence Forum Research Paper and Presentation from PortfolioConstruction Conference 2009 seek to discuss the challenge deleveraging presents to the level of economic growth in most developed countries over the next 15 years, and how to position portfolios in light of it...

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...