Mercer Global Investment Forum – Melbourne 3-4 March, 2015

Melbourne, 3–4 March, 2015

Forum Agenda

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MARCH 2, MONDAY

16:00–19:00Fund Managers-Only Session

19:00–21:00Pre-Forum Cocktails (All Delegates)

MARCH 3, TUESDAY

07:30–08:55Breakfast

Simon EagletonInvestments Business Leader, Pacific

08:55–09:05Master of Ceremonies

Steve SchubertPartner

Deb ClarkeGlobal Head of Investment Research

Hendrie KosterHead of Strategic Research, Pacific

Interviewer

Colin TateChief Executive, Conexus Financial

10:00–10:30Networking and Coffee Break

10:30–11:30Keynote Address: The Biology of Risk-Taking

John Coates, PhDNeuroscientist and Former Trader

Ralph AerniGlobal Co-CIO of Private Markets

Sarah Azzi, PhDPrivate Equity Specialist

Bill MuyskenGlobal Chief Investment Officer, Alternatives

12:15–13:30Lunch

Hedging Tail Risk

Artee KhiataniInvestment Analyst

Cameron SystermansSenior Investment Analyst

Peter BakerLeader, Mercer Sentinel, Pacific

Matthew HeeneySenior Investment Operations Consultant

Panelists

Brendan Casey, PhDExecutive Manager Investment Operations, Suncorp Group

Graeme ArnottDeputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, First State Super

Kate CamHead of Investment Governance, Pacific

Brent TulkLeader, Governance, Compliance and Risk Consulting, Australia

Ephraim Spehrer-PatrickPractice Leader Workforce Strategies and Planning

Stuart BirkettSenior Portfolio Manager, Asia Pacific

Doyle MallettInvestment Consultant

Hedging Tail Risk

Artee KhiataniInvestment Analyst

Cameron SystermansSenior Investment Analyst

Peter BakerLeader, Mercer Sentinel, Pacific

Matthew HeeneySenior Investment Operations Consultant

Panelists

Brendan Casey, PhDExecutive Manager Investment Operations, Suncorp Group

Graeme ArnottDeputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, First State Super

Kate CamHead of Investment Governance, Pacific

Brent TulkLeader, Governance, Compliance and Risk Consulting, Australia

Ephraim Spehrer-PatrickPractice Leader Workforce Strategies and Planning

Stuart BirkettSenior Portfolio Manager, Asia Pacific

Doyle MallettInvestment Consultant

15:00–15:30Networking and Coffee Break

David Knox, PhDSenior Actuary, Pacific

Jacki ChorazyInvestment Consultant

Debaters:

Timberland: Who Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?

Elisa HewlettInvestment Consultant

Multi-asset Risk Premia Strategies

Harry Liem, PhDInvestment Consultant

Litigation Funding – Solid Investment Judgement

Michael MaherInvestment Consultant

Opportunities in an Expensive Market: Are Intellectual Property Investments Just a Lot of Hot Air?

Jason Nassios, PhDSenior Investment Consulting Analyst

16:50–17:00Day One Closing Remarks

Graeme MatherInvestment Consulting Market Leader, Pacific

19:00–22:00Drinks and Off-Site Dinner

Meet in the hotel lobby at 18:30 for a short walk to the venue (no coaches).

MARCH 4, WEDNESDAY

08:00–09:00Breakfast

09:00–09:10Day Two Welcome

Russell GarrettInvestment Consultant

09:10–09:50Chart Toppers

Nick WhiteDirector of Portfolio Construction Research

TBD

Sue WangFixed Income Investment Specialist

10:00–10:40Have Investment Products Been Designed Exclusively for Men?

Raphaele NicaudHead of Talent Products and Innovation

10:40–11:10Networking and Coffee Break

Moderator

Graeme MatherInvestment Consulting Market Leader, Pacific

Panel

Andrew KirtonInvestments Business Leader, EuroPac

David StuartChair of Global Dynamic Asset Allocation and Chief Strategist for Mercer Funds, Pacific

11:50–12:35The Future of the Asset Management Industry

Angat SandhuPrincipal, Oliver Wyman Group

Russell ClarkeGlobal Chief Investment Officer, Mainstream Assets

12:50–12:55Final Remarks

Andrew KirtonInvestments Business Leader, EuroPac

13:00–14:15Lunch

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