The Paul Woolley Centre for Capital Market Dysfunctionality will be holding a workshop at University of Technology Sydney next month presenting some new investment research.

The workshop will to coincide with the next visit by the centre’s founder, Dr Paul Woolley, who will present a paper which has been the subject of much discussion overseas: “A Manifesto for Giant Funds”.

Woolley’s work has centred on looking at whether the interaction of funds managers and their clients is the best way to manage pension fund assets, given agency and other issues. This paper looks at the contribution super funds can make to improve the functionality of capital markets.
The workshop will be held in the afternoon of April 15 at the School of Finance at UTS.

Other papers to be presented include:

. Jordon Lourviere reporting on the initial work done by a team of UTS researchers who received a large government grant to investigate consumer choice within superannuation.
. Massimo Scotti reporting on the findings of questionnaires conducted with Ron Bird and Jack Gray (both of the Paul Woolley Centre) to investigate the views of both institutional and retail investors and their consultants to active and passive investment.
Numbers to 12 academics and 12 practitioners on a first come/first served basis.

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