ASX Financial Adviser Workshop

Investment insights for the year ahead - Earn up to 3.25 FPA CPD hours


Hear some of Australia’s top investment managers present their top stock pick for the next 12 months and debate what will impact markets over the year ahead. Explore how income managers are positioning their portfolios in this low rate environment, the essential building blocks of portfolio construction, the benefits of model based practices and key insights about listed products.


Join us at the ASX Financial Adviser Workshop this November to explore all this and more with your peers and industry experts.



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Friday 15 November 2019

8:30am - Registrations

8:45am to 12:30pm - Presentations


Exhibition Room, Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Corner Exhibitions & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne 3000

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Presenting companies

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Adviser Ratings puts the entire world of financial advisers and online advice tools at your finger tips making it easy to find the right kind of advice to suit you and your circumstances. It is an easy to use and transparent online platform which empowers customers and provides a valuable independent mechanism of consumer feedback for the industry.

Speaker: Mark Hoven

ASX operates at the heart of Australia’s financial markets. We are a fully integrated exchange across multiple asset classes, including access to domestic and international equities, fixed income, infrastructure and property products through listed, traded and post-trade structures. Enabling our retail, SMSF Trustee and financial planning clients a simple and cost-effective way to build diversified investment portfolios.


Bell Potter is one of Australia’s leading full-service stockbroking and financial advisory firms. We offer an extensive range of services including Stockbroking, Research, Investment Management, Portfolio Administration, Cash Management and Margin Lending, Managed Funds Research, Interest Rate Products, Derivatives, Foreign Exchange and Corporate advice.

Speaker: Martyn Rose, Adviser

BetaShares is a leading Australian ETF manager. BetaShares range of Funds is one of the largest and most diverse available in the market. Offering investors simple to use and cost-effective access to equities, cash, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. As at August 2019, BetaShares manages approximately $8.5 billion in assets.

Speaker: David Bassanese, Chief Economist

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 900+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and US$2 trillion in assets under management as of 30 June 2019, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm¹.

¹Based on US$6.84 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/19.

James Waterworth, Vice President, National iShares Specialist
Christian Obrist, Director, Head of iShares

Legg Mason is one of the world’s largest investment management groups and comprises nine independent investment managers with differentiated expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes. Martin Currie are active equity specialists, crafting high conviction portfolios and have been part of the Legg Mason group since 2014.

Eu-Jene Teng, Business Development Manager

Metrics Credit Partners (Metrics) is an alternative asset manager specialising in fixed income, private credit, equity and capital markets.Metrics is the leading Australian non-bank corporate lender, having lent in excess of $6.5bn across more than 250 transactions since launching in 2013.
Metrics now manages in excess of $5bn in AUM across a range of funds and is a leader in providing retail investors access to private debt markets through its two ASX-listed investment trusts, the MCP Master Income Trust (ASX:MXT, $1.3bn market cap) listed in October 2017 and the MCP Income Opportunities Trust (ASX:MOT, $310m market cap) listed in April 2019.

Andrew Lockart, Managing Partner

With a range of products, insights and tools for investors at every stage, nabtrade can give you the confidence to find your next investment opportunity.

Speaker: Gemma Dale, Director, SMSF and Investor Behaviour

Established in 2008, Qualitas has an 11-year track record in the real estate sector and currently manages approximately $2.3 billion in committed capital. Comprising over 70 investment and fiduciary professionals, Qualitas has a disciplined approach to generating strong risk-adjusted returns for its investors.

Speaker: Ying-Peng Bell, Director, Corporate Strategy

While there are many quality growth style managers, few have the track record of producing outperformance for clients for close to a quarter of a century.

Hyperion’s stand out characteristic is their long term approach to investing which results in extremely low turnover and highly concentrated benchmark-agnostic portfolios. Hyperion has a track record of finding substantial winners and investing in them to the benefit of their clients.

Hyperion’s Global Growth Companies fund has been a regular at the top of the performance surveys since inception and brings to clients a focused approach of only investing in high quality businesses that are exposed to long-term tailwinds and organic growth opportunities.

Speaker: Tim Samway, Managing Director

Regal Funds Management was founded in 2004 and is one of Australia's most highly awarded investment managers. Regal is a specialist manager of alternative investment strategies and strongly believes in alignment with investors. Founders and staff hold significant investments across the Regal Funds and the firm is 100% owned by founders and staff. Regal employs a team of over 40 staff including 25 investment professionals across a range of investment strategies and has offices in Sydney and Singapore.

Speaker: Brendan O'Connor, CEO

Westoz Funds Management Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Euroz Limited (ASX Code: EZL) that was established in May 2005 to undertake the management of wholesale investment funds on behalf of clients. Assets have been managed since July 2005. It currently manages portfolios of Australian equities on behalf of two listed investment Companies, Westoz Investment Company Limited and Ozgrowth Limited. The investment objective for both portfolios is to generate consistent positive returns over the medium to long term. The majority of investments have a connection to Western Australia.

Speaker: Dermot Woods, Executive Director

Pinnacle is a leading Australian-based multi-affiliate investment management firm. Our mission is to establish, grow and support a diverse stable of world-class investment management firms. Pinnacle currently consists of eight investment affiliates that collectively manage approximately A$32 billion in assets across a diverse range of asset classes. Pinnacle provides distribution and other support services to its affiliates and a select number of aligned investment managers.

Speaker: Conor O'Daly, Associate Director, Distribution and Client Relationships

Desktop Broker was launched in 2007 and developed exclusively for financial advisers and planners. Backed by Bell Financial Group, and powered by Bell Direct, Desktop Broker benefits from the group’s long-standing experience and innovations.

Advisers can access Bell Potter research, managed funds via mFund, integrated data feeds and a new managed accounts solution, the Bell Potter GPS.

Speaker: Tim Sparks, Head of Distribution, Marketing and Media


Gemma Dale


Top Investment Insights
Gemma Dale

Gemma Dale is a Director, SMSF and Investor Behaviour at nabtrade. She is a recognised expert in SMSF and superannuation topics, and regularly discusses investment trends and investor behaviour in the media, including Sky Business, the Australian Financial Review and The Australian.

Director, SMSF and Investor Behaviour
Tim Samway


Top Investment Insights
Tim Samway

Tim has been a leader in financial markets for the last 35years and with Hyperion for the last 20 years. During the period he led Hyperion as Managing Director, Hyperion won two coveted overall Fund Manager of the Year awards and numerous small cap and large cap equity awards.

Tim is regularly called upon to provide insights on long term investing in quality businesses both here in Australia and as well as in international markets.

Managing Director
Dermot Woods


Top investment insights
Dermot Woods

As Executive Director, Dermot is responsible for sourcing, analysing and implementing investment ideas. He is a member of the Manager's Investment Committee. Mr Woods has over twenty years of investment experience in international equity markets as an equity analyst and a portfolio manager.

Executive Director
Westoz Funds Management
Eu-Jene Teng


Top investment insights
Eu-Jene Teng

Eu-Jene joined Martin Currie in 2019 as a Business Development Manager to provide sales and client service activity across Pan-Asia. Prior to this, Eu-Jene was an Associate Director of Institutional Sales at Pinnacle Investment Management with Pan-Asian responsibility. He has also held business development roles at Macquarie Investment Management, Vanguard, Orchard Funds and Macquarie Professional Series. Eu-Jene has a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and a Commerce degree from Murdoch University.

Business Development Manager
Martin Currie, a Legg Mason affiliate
Tim Sparks


Investing for Income
Tim Sparks

Tim manages the strategic direction of the Distribution, Marketing & Media teams. Bell Direct offers broking and wealth services to retail investors financial advisers.

Tim has over 19 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked for Vanguard Investments Australia as National Manager, Broking and Wealth Management, Barclays Global Investors as a Sales Strategist for its ETF product set, and prior to that, as a Syndication Manager for CBA’s Equity Capital Markets Team where he helped companies list or raise money on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Tim was also part of CBA’s Investor Education Team.

Tim holds a Master of Business Administration (Executive) (MBAE) from the AGSM at UNSW, a Diploma in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia and is an Accredited Derivatives Adviser (ADA2) through the ASX.

Head of Distribution, Marketing and Media
Desktop Broker
Andrew Lockhart


Investing for income
Andrew Lockhart

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in funds management, banking and finance. His areas of expertise include corporate debt origination, portfolio and risk management and corporate restructuring. Andrew previously specialised in leverage and acquisition finance as well as corporate and institutional lending.

Managing Partner
Metrics Credit Partners
Yin-Peng Bell


Investing for income
Yin-Peng Bell

Yin-Peng Bell - Director, Corporate Strategy Yin-Peng Bell has over 13 years experience in real estate financing, specialising in structured loans for private corporate and institutional borrowers, and across all property asset classes. Yin-Peng played a lead role in the establishment of the ASX-listed Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund, and now plays a key role in managing the fund as well as overseeing the banking and treasury function of the Qualitas Funds platform.

Director, Corporate Strategy
David Bassanese


Investing for income
David Bassanese

David Bassanese is Chief Economist at BetaShares. Prior to BetaShares, David was a senior financial commentator with The AFR. He has worked at Macquarie Bank, the Federal Treasury and the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is author of Australia’s definitive book on ETFs, The Australian ETF Guide.

Chief Economist
Mark Hoven


Financial Sector Trends
Mark Hoven

Mark joined the Adviser Rating team in November 2017 as CEO Wealth. Mark has worked in the Wealth industry for the last 20 years in investment research, ratings and data-analytic businesses following an earlier career as a petroleum engineer at Exxon. He spent 10 years with Standard & Poor's, establishing and growing a start-up fund research business to top 2 in Australia before running the global business based in London.

CEO Wealth
Adviser Ratings
Brendan O'Connor


Considerations when building portfolios using ASX investment products
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor commenced with Regal Funds Management as Chief Executive Officer in December 2016 and is a member of the Regal Investment Fund (RF1) investment committee. Brendan has over 20 years of financial services experience with organisations including KPMG, Westpac and Challenger Limited. Immediately prior to joining Regal Brendan spent over 10 years at Challenger, including eight years as the CFO of Challenger's Funds Management business. Brendan holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting and finance from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a chartered accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Regal Funds Management
Martyn Rose


Considerations when building portfolios using ASX investment products
Martyn Rose

Martyn Rose is an Advisor with Bell Potter Securities Limited and is accredited to advise in Australian and International Equities, Level 1 Derivatives, Fixed Interest Securities, Listed and Unlisted Managed Investments, Superannuation, Government Bonds and Debentures. Before joining Bell Potter almost 3 years ago, Martyn had 14 years at Morgan Stanley with stints at Credit Suisse, Macquarie and BT beforehand.

He has been providing a dedicated equity markets advice service to clients of Financial Planners for over 20 years.

Martyn is a keen cook, likes to travel and loves sport, especially AFL, NFL and NRL. And though he grew up in NSW always supported the Maroons in State of Origin. Martyn is married and has 4 kids.

Martyn provides professional, customised advice regarding equity investments, specialising in portfolio management and stock selection.

Bell Potter Securities
Conor O'Daly


Considerations when building portfolios using ASX investment products
Conor O'Daly

Conor has been with Pinnacle for over 6 years engaging with investors on behalf of Pinnacle’s specialist investment managers. His role encompasses capital markets activities including LICs, ETMFs and MFunds, from product structuring through to implementation and distribution.

Prior to Pinnacle, Conor was based in London with BNP Paribas in Fund and Equity Derivatives and began his career with Man Investments on their Graduate Quantitative Programme.

He holds a BA (Hons) Economics from University College Dublin and an MSc Finance & Economics from the University of Warwick Business School.

Martyn provides professional, customised advice regarding equity investments, specialising in portfolio management and stock selection.

Director – Capital Markets
Pinnacle Investment Management Limited
Christian Obrist


The Rise of Model Portfolios
Christian Obrist

Christian is responsible for the management and development of the iShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) business in Australia and New Zealand. His responsibilities include supporting the distribution of the locally listed and offshore fund range, ensuring the efficiency of the ETF capital markets and iShares product platform, and the development and execution of the iShares business strategy. He is a member of the BlackRock Australia Executive Commitee and the BlackRock APAC ETF and Index Investments Executive Committee.

Prior to assuming his current role, Christian lead iShares distribution for Wealth and Asset Managers across Asia ex Japan and was based in Hong Kong. He moved from BlackRock Zurich in 2014 where he led the institutional iShares distribution team covering pensions, insurance and asset managers.

Prior to BlackRock, Christian spent 4 years at JPMorgan Investment Bank as a cross asset derivatives marketer covering Swiss institutional clients out of London. Christian started his career at UBS Investment Bank in the Fixed Income department selling interest rate derivatives and structured credit.

Christian obtained a bachelor and master degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

Director, Head of iShares
BlackRock Australasia
James Waterworth


The Rise of Model Portfolios
James Waterworth

Prior to re-joining BlackRock in September 2017, Mr. Waterworth worked for Societe Generale's Lyxor Asset Management as Director, UK & Ireland ETF sales based in London. Before this he worked for BlackRock in London as Vice President within EMEA corporate strategy and iShares UK & Ireland sales. Mr. Waterworth began his career in Sydney at UBS in equity derivatives sales.

Mr. Waterworth holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce, with honours, from the University of Sydney

Vice President, National iShares
Oran D'Arcy


Oran D’Arcy
National Business Development Manager, Investment Products
Anastasia Anagnostakos


Anastasia Anagnostakos
National Business Development Manager, Investment Products


* Presenters may vary across each event, see agenda below for presenting companies


This introduction covers why ASX is more than shares and provides an overview of the growth in ASX listed investment products and how advisers are using a range of ASX listed structures to provide efficient access to asset classes that help deliver diversification to SMSF trustee and investor portfolios.


Presenting company: ASX

This panel brings together three experts from Global and Australian equities to share with you how they build and investment thesis by sharing their top stock pick for the next 12 months and debate what will impact markets over the year ahead.


Presenting company:
Moderator: nabtrade
Panel: Hyperion Asset Management Limited | WestOz Funds Management | Legg Mason

Inflows into fixed income and equity income strategies have been at all-time highs across ASX investment products. This panel session will bring together leading investment managers to discuss their outlook for their asset classes, how they are currently positioning their portfolios and key considerations for advisers when deciding on how to build portfolios that generate income for their clients.


Presenting company:
Moderator: Desktop Broker
Panel: Metrics Credit Partners | Qualitas | Betashares

In response to an unprecedented period of change in the advice industry, advisers are looking for service providers to help them navigate this challenging period through adaptations to their product suites, pricing, quality, service levels, and innovation. Adviser Ratings CEO Wealth Mark Hoven will reveal the latest feedback from advisers and practice principals on their opinion of the performance of over 50 providers of platforms, adviser software, life insurance, research and investment consulting.


Presenting company: Adviser Ratings

Reconsider conventional thinking around what it means to invest successfully, and the challenge of managing risk as opposed to avoiding it.

Explore the essential building blocks of portfolio construction and the benefits of model based practices and how the successful implementation of these leads to effective management of client risks


Presenting company: Blackrock iShares

Focus on the growth over the last 5 years in adviser use of listed products and the reasons for that growth. Overview of the structure of product being brought to market (mFund/ETP/LIC & LIT).

Considerations for advisers and investors when choosing between the different structures. Looking forward - what will drive growth over the next 5 years


Presenting company:
Moderator: ASX
Panel: Regal Funds Management | Bell Potter | Pinnacle



Introduction to ASX


Mark Hoven, Adviser Ratings


Ted Richards, SixPark


Mark Oliver, Macquarie


Elect Quilliam, Invesco Consulting


Craig Lazzara, S∓P


James Kingston, BlackRock


Peter Hogan, SMSF Association