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

19th October2018 - Friday - Day 2

Participants registration and refreshments.

  • What does risk management maturity look like?
  • Where do challenges remain?
  • Under-reporting of risk events – why?


  • Elizabeth Sheedy, Associate Professor and Program Director, Risk Management Stream, Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Macquarie University
  • Reputation risk and fund’s reputation
  • Investment risk and return
  • Fiduciary duty risk


  • Martin Walsh, Financial Services Consultant

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Risk budgeting findings
  • How to improve after-tax returns to super funds
  • How active managers use their investment risk budgets


  • Sheela Veerappan, Product Manager, Paraport
  • A data informed exploration of FX implementation choices and risks
  • Are governance arrangements and prudential obligations sufficient?
  • What risks does FX transaction cost analysis reveal?
  • What are the real costs of execution choices?


  • Brett Elvish, Founder & Director, Financial Viewpoint
  • Unit pricing. The rewards – member equity, best estimate accuracy, transparency, timeliness, flexibility
  • Unit pricing. The risks – operational, financial, regulatory, reputation, strategic. Complexity, process
  • Unitisation. The rewards – as unit pricing plus better member equity and accuracy than less frequent crediting rates; find errors earlier; easier to merge funds
  • Unitisation. The risks – higher costs, operational time pressures, process re-engineering, less forgiving if error


  • Sean McGing, Managing Director, McGing Advisory & Actuarial
  • Why you cannot fully outsource operational risk
  • The operational risks that can sometimes be magnified in outsourcing
  • Operational risks that are often best managed with outsourcing
  • The need to understand the mechanics of the outsourced services
  • How to manage operational risks with the service provider and the levels of control


  • Pam McAlister, Partner, Mercer

Lunch and Networking opportunity for participants

  • What kinds of investment risks do we focus on
  • What kind of investment risks should we focus on; and why
  • How to measure investment risk in a changing world
  • Investment risk mitigation strategies


  • Laurence Irlicht,Executive Director, Indexed & Quantitative Equities IFM Investors
  • Fraud in Australia super is estimated at $6.3 billion annually
  • Does your organisation have all the key obligations covered?
  • Types of super fraud, e.g., early release scams, identity theft, cybercrime
  • Who perpetrates fraud?
  • Case studies of super fraud
  • How to prevent and investigate super fraud


  • Susan Bennett, Principal, Sibenco Legal & Advisory


  • New Australian regulations confer new obligations and risks for financial services organisation
  • Failure to meet new obligations can trigger a penalty of $1M per organisation & $200K for individuals
  • What are the trickier obligations that will challenge organisational compliance routines
  • What are the key enablers you’ll need to manage this shift effectively
  • Insights from case studies


  • Terri Clementson, Principal, Fincrime Australia
  • Risk Causes overview – large numbers of accounts and transactions; low member engagement; and growing online delivery of transaction processing
  • Fraud detection techniques and remedies
  • Examples of money laundering activities
  • How can the Superannuation funds can help mitigate the risk of fraud and money laundering


  • Bradley Brown, National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy,AUSTRAC
  • Closing remarks from the Chair and vote of thanks by the Chairman
  • 5.00 – 6.00 Networking Drinks

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