UNBREAKABLE - Lonsec Symposium 2021

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place

Sydney, NSW 2000


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This is a must-attend event for financial advisers. The conference will be available to attend in person or virtually.

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The Lonsec Symposium is back to help you navigate the ‘new normal’ with an exciting line up of speakers from the world of politics, investing, and business. Our engaging agenda is designed to deliver genuinely compelling and actionable insights, in a series of presentations and panel discussions that will help financial advisers understand the trends that will shape our economy for the next decade and what it means for portfolios.

To help us answer these questions, we are excited to announce our keynote speaker Bob Carr, former foreign minister and NSW premier, to discuss Australia’s response to the pandemic, the rise of China, and our role in a post-Covid world.

Key Takeaways

• Understand the current economic forces at play, including geopolitical threats and the potential for inflation.

• Crack the income conundrum in a world of zero interest rates and lower dividends.

• Find out what the successful fund managers did to weather the pandemic and how they’re positioned for 2021.

• Gain new perspectives on sustainability, government regulation, cryptocurrency, and the future of politics.

This is a non-ticketed event.

CPD Points available (conditions applied).

*Whilst we would like to accommodate everyone who is interested to attend the live event, please note that there will be limited capacity at the venue. Lonsec can not guarantee your seat at any time. Attendance is also restricted following NSW Government's restriction and safety procedure. Please ensure you carefully read and agree to our Terms and Conditions.




08.30 -09.00


09.00 – 10.00

Keynote: Australia and the rise of China (Bob Carr)

With a new US administration installed, there is an opportunity for a China reset. Can Australia deal constructively with its largest trading partner while also holding Beijing’s authoritarian regime to account?

10:00 – 10:45

The curious case of the vanishing yield

Advisers searching for yield in today’s market can feel like Sherlock Holmes confronted with an impenetrable mystery. Dividends seem more contingent than before the pandemic and even ‘high-yield’ bonds are turning negative. So where can investors go?

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30

Be careful what you wish for: How to tame the inflation genie

As central bank liquidity combined with massive fiscal stimulus wash through the economy, are we about to see inflation return with a vengeance? What are the implications for retirement portfolios? Can we keep the inflation genie safely in the bottle?

11:30 – 12:15

What COVID teaches us about diversification

We all know diversification is a good thing. But do traditional forms of diversification really work during a market drawdown? Are there other important kinds of diversification that investors may be missing out on?

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 13:45

Crypto: The future of money or the next tulip mania?

Crypto currencies have become popular alternatives to monetary commodities like gold and silver, and are already used as an important source of diversification within portfolios. But has the market gone too far in pricing up these digital assets?

13:45 – 14:30

Green or greed? Measuring the real impact of sustainable investment

Sustainable and ESG investing are here to stay. What do the data really tell us about how sustainable portfolios perform? How can investors measure the true underlying sustainability of an investment product?

14:30 – 15:00

Super squeeze: Managing Australia’s superannuation non-performers

As super funds battle to achieve scale in a consolidating market, do the government’s proposed changes to the system represent real reform or needless tinkering? How can we weed out non-performing and sub-scale funds without harming members?

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 16:00

Fireside chat: Portfolio management during the COVID crisis

Lonsec’s portfolio managers take us behind the scenes to discuss the steps Lonsec took to manage the COVID market turmoil and position for recovery, as well the critical need for transparency and effective portfolio communications.

16:00 – 17:00


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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place

Sydney, NSW 2000


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