PROGRAM
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9.00am Conference Opening and Welcome
Greg Bright, Publisher, Investment & Technology
9.05am Introduction
Bryan Gray, Chairman, Australian Custodial Services Association (ACSA)
9.10am Plenary Session One: A New World of Regulation: What This Means
In financial services, the pendulum appears to have swung away from de-regulation towards more regulation. What does this mean for the banks and other financial institutions? Who will be the winners, who will be the losers?
Professor Ian Harper, Director, Access Economics
9.40am Plenary Session Two: Global Themes in Operational Efficiency
How has the GFC changed the fund operations and custody business? An overview of global themes and the prospects for increased operational efficiency in an environment of continued fee pressure and globalisation.
Chair:
Greg Bright
, Publisher, Investment & Technology
Panelists:
Andrew Bastow, Head of Securities Services, HSBC Bank Australia
Pierre Jond, Managing Director Australia & New Zealand, BNP Paribas Securities Services
10.10am Plenary Session Three: Super Fund Mergers – Where Are They?
In spite of many in the industry forecasting a raft of super fund mergers, the number of actual mergers has been small. What happened? Was the tax relief simply not enough? What are the barriers to consolidation in the sector, in contrast with drivers and expected benefits? How much scale do you really need and what are the alternatives to outright mergers?
Chair:
Leigh Watson, Executive General Manager, Asset Servicing, National Australia Bank
Panelists:
Graham Sammells, Chief Executive Officer, The IQ Business Group
Andrew Proebstl, Chief Executive Officer, legalsuper
Sheena Kay, Partner, Corporate Tax, KPMG
10.50am Morning Refreshments
Coffee cart sponsored by RBC Dexia Investor Services
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