This article appeared in the July 2008 Listed @ ASX email newsletter.

Recent ASX activities - March - July 2008

ASX is a regular facilitator and participant in industry conferences, listed company seminars, symposiums and investor conferences as outlined below.

Ernst and Young IPO Retreat – 22nd to 23rd May, Blue Mountains, NSW

ASX went to the Blue Mountains to participate in the Ernst & Young IPO Retreat. The aim of the 2-day Retreat was to provide 23 unlisted companies representing a variety of sectors with the knowledge and information they require to make a decision about listing. CEOs and CFOs from fast-growth businesses considering an IPO learned about the issues and processes they face when considering an IPO. The IPO process was made clear by experts including ASX’s Eddie Grieve, Manager – Listings and Capital Access, accountants, brokers, lawyers, executive recruiters, PR consultants and regulators. The interactive workshops further enhanced the presentation schedule by giving companies the opportunity to consider specific issues.

ASX Investor Awareness and Education

AFR/ASX Investment Success Series – April to May, National
The 2008 launch of The Australian Financial Review and ASX Investment Success Series provides an important new opportunity for Australian investors. It brings together the wealth of knowledge and experience of two of the most respected names in finance to design, develop and present a unique education program for investors. These successful events are tailored to the needs of retail investors who have an existing investment portfolio and practical experience of the market.
The series got off to a great start, with the first ever program held in Brisbane on 19 April getting excellent reviews. The roadshow moved onto Melbourne and Sydney in May, and again was well-received by the delegates.

Those attending have included investors that:

  • Have an existing investment portfolio and practical experience of the market;
  • Are looking for better ways to achieve your investment goals in challenging market conditions;  
  • Would like to know more about how to take advantage of market volatility to enhance your profits; or
  • Have a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF).

To find out about future dates for AFR/ASX Investment Success Series visit the upcoming events page.

Panel Discussion (Stephen Calder – AFR), Craig Sawyer – Westpac Broking, Graham O’Brien – ASX, Aaron Stambulich – ABN Amro Morgans) Brisbane April 19 2008

Carbon Trading: Mechanisms, Markets and Money – May 2008, Sydney

ASX is supporting new Carbon Trading investor education events. The first of which was held in Sydney on 14th May and the audience heard from experts in the field, including ASX’s Anthony Collins, General Manager of New Markets. Covering everything from policy and trading platforms to risks and market forecasts for Stockbrokers, Fund Managers, Investment Banks, Investor Relations Managers, Private investors and others.

The Victorian investment community will have the opportunity to hear everything they need to know about Carbon Trading as this one-day forum that was so well-received in Sydney will be hosted in Melbourne in October.

Visit the ASX events page for more information on upcoming ASX events.

Capital Market Leaders Summit 08 – 15-17 June, Melbourne

ASX took part in the Property Council of Australia’s annual Leader’s Summit where key challenges facing the property industry and the listed property sector were discussed at a senior level. The event provided the opportunity for AREITS to showcase themselves and detail their investment strategies to the institutional real estate investment market. The summit consisted of plenary sessions, ‘investor’ presentations, informal networking and a breakfast session co-sponsored by ASX and JP Morgan.

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