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8th iPARM 2020 ONLINE FORUMINVESTMENT PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, ATTRIBUTION & RISK MANAGEMENT
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About The Online Conference
This mini-conference explores old and new methods for the attribution of performance and risk, combining traditional methods with some innovative thinking and worked examples. The presenters explore how investment managers might game the performance analysts’ methods to enhance their returns. The presenters will also provide an interactive and robust debate on the controversial question of the relative merits of active versus passive management. Statistics provided by Standard &Poors will be examined in depth during this debate.
Topics Covered:
  • Investment performance attribution without a traditional benchmark
  • Attribution of investment risk
  • The pros and cons of traditional investment risk measures
  • Evaluating the performance of a superannuation fund’s equity managers
  • How the use of derivatives can complicate the accurate measurement of investment returns
  • How overseas performance analysts detect and mitigate the risks of “gaming” of outcomes
  • The extent to which Australian investors may be exposed through reluctance to embrace Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)
  • Summary of the most recent SPIVA findings
  • The difference between measuring risk over long and short time horizons
Who Should Attend:

Heads of performance, Performance & Attribution and Data Managers & Analysts, Performance Reporting, Investment Performance Risk, Investment Managers, Manager, Investment Performance Analytics, Heads of Investment Risk, Head of Investment Operations, Portfolio managers and senior investment people, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Technology

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT
If you cannot make it to the live Online Conference, we can send you the recorded session after the event.

iPARM 2020 Speakers
Learn speakers of the iPARM 2020 Mini Online Conference.
DPS, CIPM, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, The Spaulding Group, Inc, USA
CFA, Head of Performance Measurement & Risk Analysis, KBI Global Investors (Ireland)
Head of Investment Performance & Data, QSuper Group
Director, Global Professional Services - APAC | Data and Analytics Solutions at BNY Mellon
Principal
Former Director, Head of Investment Analytics, Data Services & Sustainability, APAC, BNP Paribas (TBC)
Chief Adviser, Confluence (UK)
Head of Investment Performance, Ortec Finance (NL)
Director, Flametree Technologies (UK)
Director, Cutter Associates
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8th iPARM 2020 Schedule
Learn schedule, program and topics of the 8th iPARM 2020 Online Forum.
  • Early Development
  • Foundations
  • Asset grouping
  • Returns Based
  • Fixed Income
  • Evolution
  • Future Development
  • The value of retrospective risk measures
  • The definition of risk. Can volatility be an appropriate
    proxy for risk in all circumstances
  • What measures of risk may be more relevant
  • The difference between measuring risk over long and
    short time horizons
  • The value proposition of investment risk measures during extreme market turbulence

MODERATOR:
KYLE RINGROSE, Principal Consultant Athena IOC

PANEL MEMBERS:
CARL BACON, Chief Adviser, Confluence (UK)
DAVID SPAULDING DPS, CIPM, Founder, Chief Executive
Officer, The Spaulding Group, Inc, USA
ELSKE VAN DE BURGT CFA, Head of Investment
Performance, Ortec Finance

  • How prevalent is “gaming”
    Examples of “gaming” adopted by investment managers
  • How the use of derivatives can complicate the accurate measurement of investment returns
  • How overseas performance analysts detect and mitigate
    the risks of “gaming” of outcomes
  • The extent to which Australian investors may be exposed through reluctance to embrace Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)
  • Measuring total portfolio return against the investor’s long-term objective
  • Analysing contributions to total portfolio return between
    • Areas of responsibility
    • Key components of the investment management process
    • Asset classes
  • Analysing total portfolio ex-post risk contributions
    between
    • Areas of responsibility
    • Key components of the investment management process
    • Asset classes
  • Comparing and contrasting returns and ex-post “risk”
    characteristics of alternative portfolio strategies
  • What is the objective for a superannuation fund
  • How do equities contribute or detract from that?
  • Should members be concerned about the equity drawdowns experienced during COVID?
  • What were some of the biggest challenges seen during covid for asset class performance in diversified options?
  • How important is active management for equities as an
    asset class in a superannuation fund?
  • What is the biggest challenge to delivering performance
    reporting?
  • What is the relevance of pre-tax versus post-tax comparisons?

SPIVA’ s research casts a number of questions over the
performance of active investment management. This
panel session provides an opportunity for independent
performance analysts to discuss the findings

  • Summary of the most recent SPIVA findings
  • Conclusions that may be drawn
  • Why the SPIVA results may be misleading in some circumstances
  • Can asset consultants consistently pick outperforming
    investment managers?
  • Can active managers consistently outperform their
    benchmark?
  • How far is the move towards a greater component of passive management likely to go?

MODERATOR:
KYLE RINGROSE, Principal Consultant Athena IOC

PANEL MEMBERS:
REIN VAN ROOYEN, Head of Investment Performance
& Operations, QSuper Group
JOE KAVANAGH CFA, Head of Performance Measurement
& Risk Analysis, KBI Global Investors (Ireland)
ROB LECK, Director, Cutter Associates
MADHU GAYER, Former Director, Head of Investment
Analytics, Data Services & Sustainability, APAC,
BNP Paribas

PANEL CHAIR:
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS, Managing Editor, The Sustainability Report

PANEL MEMBERS:
DAMIAN COTTIER, Sustainable Future Trust Portfolio Manager, Perennial Value Management

SIMON O’CONNOR, CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia

SKYE KING Sr manager, ESG and Responsible Investing at NGS Super

FARREN WILLIAMS Adviser and partner,Koda Capital

Registation Packages
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Early Registration:
Register before 30th October
$790 + GST
Normal Registration:
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$890 + GST
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