May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018 Grace Hotel Sydney, 77 York street, Sydney, NSW Australia

Best Practices to Achieve Unit Pricing Operational Process Optimistation, Improving Efficiency & Reducing Risks

22nd May 2018 - Day 2

Participants registration and refreshments.

Chairman’s address to the gathering.


  • Kyle Ringrose, Principal Athena IOC Pty Ltd, Former Head of Investment Operations, Qsuper
  • The cost benefit analysis
  • The scope and objectives of a review
  • Frequency of reviews
  • Who should instigate the review
  • The triggers for a review
  • Examples of findings and recommendations from independent reviews


  • James Oliver, Partner, Financial Services, Deloitte
  • Why a provision for deferred tax understate the true value of units
  • The true value of units on transition to pension
  • The ultimate benefits to unit holders of deferring CGT
  • How tax provisions in unit prices relate to the pre or post liquidation methodology for post tax performance measurement


  • Narelle Toohey, Investment Operations and Tax Manager, VicSuper

How do tax savings in investment portfolios flow through to unit prices for super members?

This session presents fresh research on the suggestion that tax efficient investing does not benefit super fund members because the benefits do not flow through to super fund option unit prices. The session presents detailed modelling comparing a tax-managed versus non-tax-managed equity portfolio, following each invested member dollar, to trace the impact of tax management through to unit prices.



  • Raewyn Williams, Managing Director – Research, Parametric

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Depth and frequency of due diligence
  • The questions to ask
  • The reports to review
  • The people to speak to
  • Daily checks to perform over the custodian’s unit prices


  • Rob Behrendorff, Head of Investment Management Services, Pinnacle Investment Management (Invited)
  • Essential criteria for evaluating service providers
  • The boutique player’s perspective
  • Controls to implement in a cost-effective manner
  • The extent to which it is appropriate to rely on the service provider’s controls


  • Glen Holding, Managing Director, Channel Capital

Lunch and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • What are the minimum levels of control?
  • What additional controls are available but not always used
  • To what extent does the client dictate the level of controls
  • To what extent does automation reduce the cost of controls


  • Amy Diab, Head of Sales, Securities & Fund Services, Citi (invited)
  • The key differences between crediting rates and unit pricing
  • Why they can be often the same thing
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the crediting rate methodology


  • Naresh Subramaniam, Director, Erasmus

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • The critical need for integration
  • Risks and costs of an imperfect solution
  • Examples of integration


  • Mark Neary, Managing Director, APAC at Milestone Group (invited)
  • Principles of testing controls
  • Compliance considerations
  • Pre-release testing – benchmarking, attribution analysis
  • Post-release price assessment – are you getting it right?
  • Closing remarks from the Chair and vote of thanks by the Chairman

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