With coronavirus rocking global markets and interest rates heading to zero – and in some cases even lower – the old rules for investing no longer apply. Cash and bonds cannot provide retirees a sufficient yield. The blue-chip bin – which once consisted of the big four banks, the miners and airlines – looks increasingly imperilled. Meanwhile, global technology giants grow stronger by the day. What’s an investor to do?
At this years’ ETFs Down Under we take a look at what options investors might have in today’s unique setting. We look at what opportunities – as well as risks – lie in the coronavirus. What investors might do as interest rates go to zero. And what use ETFs may provide in achieving investors’ goals.
*** The event time is GMT+10 ***
09:30 - 09:40am Opening Remarks ETF Stream
09:40 - 10:10am Are ETFs taking over the world?
Andrew Campion, General Manager & Investment Products, ASX
Vihari Ross, Head of Research and Portofolio Manager, Magellan Financial Group
10:15 - 10:40am With Coronavirus is technology the only trade in town?
10:40 - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00 - 11:25am Gold – who else can discipline Governments’ printing money?
Graham Tuckwell, Chairman, ETF Securities Australia
Bill Evans, Economist, Westpac
11:30 - 11:55am Dividends – what happened?
Peter Green, Head of Listed Products, Lonsec Research
11:55am - 12:15pm Networking Break
12:15 - 12:45pm ESG – virtue signaling or paradigm shift
Dugald Higgins, Head of Real Assets & Listed Strategies, Zenith Investment Partners
Nathan Lim, Head of Wealth Management Research, Morgan Stanley
Sunita Subramoniam, APAC Head of ETF and Index Investments Sustainable, Blackrock
12:45 - 1:00pm Closing Remarks ETF Stream