Each year, PortfolioConstruction Conference features a core, 13-hour independent plenary program. It is interspersed twice daily with six concurrent Due Diligence Forum sessions, delivering research papers developed for Conference by our carefully selected Partners...

Due Diligence Forum speaker

Jeff Springer
Senior Vice President

Due Diligence Forum summary

Troughs in the investment performance of any asset class are inevitable, but sadly, they are also just as predictable as the breaking of our current drought here in Australia. The ability for global and Aussie markets to bounce back following prolonged periods of relatively poor returns is testimony to one of the most enduring, fundamental characteristics of bond returns – that is, bonds are naturally mean reverting assets.

This session examines why any realistic assessment of risk has all but disappeared from investors' thinking as we head toward the end of the decade.


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