October 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018 Grace Hotel Sydney

The need for super funds to ensure their management processes are constantly evolving to meet changes in the regulatory and risk environment will be addressed

18th October2018 - Thursday - Day 1

Participants registration and refreshments.

  • APRA Obligations: SPG 220, SPG 231; SPG 530, proposed Cyber Security CPS 234


  • APRA representative Invited
  • APRA considerations and obligation
  • How investment managers are taking on the role of facilitating operational risk assessments


  • Mark Archer, Director, Deloitte
  • How reducing volatility actually increases risk?
  • Why current risk measures may be inappropriate or misleading
  • How to analyse the problem and seeking a solution


  • Kyle Ringrose, Principal, Athena IOC

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Critical Operational Risk Management
  • How well do your staff appreciate the critical operational risks they face?
  • How to ensure the risks are fully communicated and understood
  • Mitigators for critical operational risks
  • Gathering insights into people’s perceptions of operational risk management


  • Theo Vosnidis, Head of Operational Risk, Asia-Pacific, Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd
  • What is the amount of risk one is prepared to accept?
  • What is the balance of rising the costs of improvement against the expected benefits
  • Wider trends such as globalization
  • Identifying and managing beyond the “standard” Investment Risks


  • Natasha Hall, Managing Director, Hall Advisory Services Pty. Ltd.

Lunch and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Psychology of risk, enhanced decision making and risk culture
  • Risk culture, how we think about risk and ultimately how we make decisions is crucial not just for regulatory compliance but also for innovation and performance
  • By outlining the key aspects of the psychology of risk and risk leadership
  • Overview of the key aspects, fundamentals and approaches that improve risk culture and enhanced decision making across an organization



  • Dr Gavriel Schneider, Group CEO, Risk2Solution
  • Selling the message to the Board, management and staff


  • Bryan Whitefield, Director, Bryan Whitefield Consulting
  • Mandatory data breach notification regime
  • Does your organisation have all the key obligations covered?
  • Are your systems robust to mitigate risk?
  • EU’s GDPR implications for Australian Super
  • Lessons learned from major data breaches – do’s and don’ts


  • Susan Bennett, Principal, Sibenco Legal & Advisory
  • Information security-related roles and responsibilities
  • Information security controls
  • Assurance over third parties
  • Algorithm risk
  • Notifying APRA of a material information security incident


  • David Jacobson, Principal, Bright Corporate Law
  • Impact of competition from industry disruptors and new breed of super business
  • Insights and updates
  • Impact on traditional superfunds


  • Sarah Yu, Special Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehill
  • Rising costs
  •  Disruptors
  • Technology and Compliance automation
  • Keeping up with Regulation
  • Building trust, best practices and raising standards
  • Marketing and communicating super


  • Natasha Hall, Managing Director, Hall Advisory Services Pty. Ltd
  • Tahlia Parrish, Head of Risk, Equipsuper
  • Kieran Netting, Chief Risk Officer, Statewide Super
  • Closing remarks from the Chair and vote of thanks by the Chairman
  • 5.00 – 6.00 Networking Drinks

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