Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Sponsored Corporate Presentations

Sponsored Corporate Presentations offer a range of best practices, strategies, tools, and tactics for successful investment management and financial analysis from professionals at leading financial services firms.


Exhibit Hall Open


Conference Remarks


Abenomics: Japan’s Macro and Markets Outlook

Kathy M. Matsui
Vice Chair, Chief Japan Strategist, and Co-Head of Macro Research Asia
Goldman Sachs

  • Abenomics has entered its sixth year, but how successful has it been?
  • Which parts of the structural reform agenda have made progress? Where is there more work to be done?
  • Are the corporate governance reforms for real?
  • How is “Womenomics” helping Japan deal with its demographic crisis?


Alternative Investment Opportunities in Asia: A Conversation with Institutional Allocators and Managers

Amy Flikerski
Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Chris Gradel
Founding Partner

Bruce Tomlinson, CFA, Moderator
Manager, Hedge Funds and Alternative Strategies
Sunsuper Pty Ltd

  • Asian alternative investment opportunities from an institutional perspective—views on investment size with institutional quality counterparties, including sourcing, structuring, and servicing
  • Public versus private equity opportunities—examples of private equity and pre-IPO finance to fund fast-growing tech and health care in Asia, A versus H shares, and ADRs
  • Public versus private credit opportunities—high-yield bonds, asset-backed securities, real estate, and non-performing loans


Networking Lunch


Sponsored Corporate Presentations

Sponsored Corporate Presentations offer a range of best practices, strategies, tools, and tactics for successful investment management and financial analysis from professionals at leading financial services firms.


Concurrent Practitioner Sessions

Concurrent Practitioner Sessions explore key topics with analysis and commentary on important market sectors and trends from prominent practitioners.


Illusion of Control and Its Impact on Judgments

Anil Gaba
Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management and Professor of Decision Sciences

  • Most judgments are made under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Often, however, severe limits to predicting the future exist, whether they are in the context of policy, investments, business, health, or even personal pursuits, such as happiness. We tend to look for shelter in “models” and frequently fall prey to the illusion of control.
  • Hence, we underestimate the role of chance and what we don’t control, we overestimate our ability to predict the future, and as a result, we underestimate uncertainty.
  • A good judgment process must allow us to remain mindful of how illusion of control manifests itself in terms of our ability to see (cognitive biases), our ability to act (emotional barriers), and our ability to learn (obstacles to learning from feedback).


Extended Sessions

Extended Sessions allow for a deeper exploration of topics relevant to investment professionals.


Lessons in Managing Issues Faced by Women in Finance around the Globe

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser
Head of the Alexander Forbes Research Institute
Alexander Forbes

Xiaowei Rose Luo
Rudolf and Valeria Maag Professor in Entrepreneurship

  • What factors are holding women back in their business careers?
  • The personal and the professional—thoughts on how to bring them together to ensure balance
  • Getting to the top while managing work challenges, such as countering unconscious bias, the gender pay gap, and the trap of competent women and their need to appear likable
  • Interactive discussion of action items to make immediate changes, with a focus on getting credit for your work, making your voice heard at meetings, negotiating on your own behalf, finding a work sponsor, and getting to the C-suite


The Art of Cultural Fluency in Business and Leadership

Founder and President, Hyun & Associates
Global Leadership Strategist and Author

  • How fluent leadership drives growth and innovation
  • Understanding the impact of the power gap
  • Being flexible in your approach to build trust
  • Critical tools for cultural due diligence


The Future of Global Investing: Asset Owners Panel

Hiro Mizuno
Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Government Pension Investment Fund

Alison Tarditi
Chief Investment Officer
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

  • Comparisons of fund objectives, structure, governance, and investment approach among large asset owners—how have they changed over time, and what might they look like in the future
  • How do asset owners view the asset manager relationship? Do managers adequately understand the needs of asset owners, and how are the relationships evolving? How do asset owners view financial technology, direct investments, and other potentially disintermediating forces?
  • How are asset owners currently approaching “solution-based” investment strategies, such as ESG, impact investing, and activist investing, and how do they build appropriate cultures to support favored investment approaches?
  • How are asset owners dealing with the investment challenges presented by a persistent low-rate environment, and where are they finding new investment opportunities? How do they approach portfolio management issues, such as risk management, hedging, and liability matching?


Incorporating Geopolitical Analysis into Your Investment Process

Global Macro Strategist
BCA Research

  • Why geopolitics shouldn’t be ignored or assumed away in the investment process
  • How to utilize a methodological approach when incorporating geopolitical analysis into your investment decision-making process
  • Three case studies: US politics, US–China tensions, and euro area political risk
  • An assessment of the geopolitical outlook and its impact on markets