Recent Q Group Events

Q Group Melbourne Christmas Lunch

Date: 
07 Dec 2018
Speaker: 

N/A

Location: 

Portello Rosso, 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 (entrance from Little Bourke Street, close to Bourke Street Mall)

https://portellorosso.com.au/menu/

Hi All,

It's time for us to get together and celebrate in Melbourne and have our most unlikely predictions for next year. This year we will have our Christmas lunch at Portello Rosso at 12.15pm-2.30pm, Friday 7 December 2018.

The event is complimentary for all 2018 financial members. If you are a lapsed member and would like to re-activate your membership, please contact Colin (colintbowers@gmail.com) for a further discussion.

AGM & Sydney Christmas Dinner

Date: 
05 Dec 2018
Speaker: 

TBA

Location: 

Prime Steak Restaurant
Lower Ground Floor
Sydney GPO Building
No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney

Dear Q Group member,

It is the committee's pleasure to invite you to our annual Sydney Christmas dinner and AGM.

All financial members are welcome.

Time:
6.00pm for drinks
6:15pm for AGM
Dinner to follow AGM

A three course dinner with drinks is included, free for financial members. The guest speaker for the event is still to be announced.

PLEASE NOTE - For booking purposes, to be guaranteed a spot at the dinner, you must RSVP by Friday 23rd November.

AGM
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We also call for nominations for the Q Group Committee positions:

President
Vice-president

Melbourne Q-Group RiskLab/Data 61 event - Factor Investing in Fixed Income and Dynamic Stress Testing for Portfolio Insight

Date: 
29 Nov 2018
Speaker: 

Ian Lumb (Global Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Axioma)

Location: 

Data61 Demonstration Lab
710 Collins Street
Docklands Melbourne

Dear Q Group members,

You are invited to attend a seminar “Factor Investing in Fixed Income and Dynamic Stress Testing for Portfolio Insight” given by Ian Lumb (Global Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Axioma), at 5pm Thursday 29 November 2018, at Data61 Demonstration Lab (710 Collins Street, Docklands) in Melbourne.

Q-Group Late Afternoon Event - Lucky Factors

Date: 
14 Nov 2018
Speaker: 

Professor Campbell R. Harvey

Location: 

Level 32
200 George st
Sydney

Q-Group Late Afternoon Event

Wednesday 14th November 16:15 - 17:30

Bio: Cam Harvey is Professor of Finance at Duke University. Cam is ranked 7 worldwide in SSRN citations, and is globally one of the most influential researchers in the field of asset allocation, with numerous books and publications in top journals to his name. Cam is also a partner/senior adviser to Research Affiliates (https://www.researchaffiliates.com/en_us/about-us/our-team/cam-harvey.html)

Topic: Lucky Factors

Seminar - Lucky Factors

Date: 
12 Nov 2018
Speaker: 

Professor Campbell R. Harvey

Location: 

Level 14
333 Collins Street
Melbourne

Hi all,

Apologies for a short notice.

The Canadian economist and Professor of Finance at Duke University, Cam Harvey will be visiting Melbourne on Monday 12th November and we have secured an hour for a seminar.

Cam is also a Partner/Senior Adviser to Research Affiliates.

(bio: https://www.researchaffiliates.com/en_us/about-us/our-team/cam-harvey.html )

Cam is ranked 7 worldwide in SSRN citations. Please feel free to read amongst his wider authorship (than just lucky factors) for question/discussion time. (He has a good list on Google Scholar.)

Q-Group Sydney Monthly Lunch Series - Why Active Managers Should Not Try to Maximize IR

Date: 
01 Nov 2018
Speaker: 

Discussion leader: Dan Dibartolomeo (Northfield)

Location: 

Metropolitan Hotel
1 Bridge St, Sydney
Level 2 room

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME! WE WILL ATTEMPT TO START AT MIDDAY, WITH MEALS ARRIVING AT 12:30.

Additional notes: Dan will begin by discussing why conventional modelling techniques of active risk are not sensible. He will then present a new modelling method from Northfield that has the interesting side effect that maximizing the information ratio is a flawed objective for active managers.

The first half of this event is likely to be more "presentation" than "discussion", but those of you who know Dan know the quality of his material, as well as his appetite for robust discussion.

Melbourne Q-Group RiskLab/Data 61 event - Why Active Managers Should Not Try to Maximize Information Ratio

Date: 
29 Oct 2018
Speaker: 

Dan Dibartolomeo (President of Northfield Information Services)

Location: 

RiskLab/Data61 Demonstration Lab, 710 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne (a short walk from Southern Cross station)

Agenda:

5.00-5.30pm pre-drinks

5.30-6.30pm seminar and discussion

6.30-7.00pm networking

Discussion leader: Dan Dibartolomeo (President of Northfield Information Services)

Discussion topic: Why Active Managers Should Not Try to Maximize Information Ratio

Q Group – Actuaries Institute joint seminar “Achieving Optimal Decisions in Dynamic Portfolio and Lifecycle Products"

Date: 
20 Sep 2018
Speaker: 

Dr. Zili Zhu

Location: 

KPMG Melbourne office
Tower Two, 727 Collins Street,
Docklands

Dear Q Group members,

You are invited to attend a Q Group – Actuaries Institute joint seminar “Achieving Optimal Decisions in Dynamic Portfolio and Lifecycle Products” given by Dr. Zili Zhu, at 12pm Thursday 20 September 2018, at KPMG Melbourne office (Tower Two, 727 Collins Street, Docklands).

Registration:

Please register via Actuaries Institute website (https://www.actuaries.asn.au/events/calendar?id=2066) and also send an email to qrsvp@qgroup.org.au

mailto:qrsvp@qgroup.org.au?subject=[Melbourne]_I_would_like_to_attend_seminar_20_September_2018

Agenda:

Sydney Monthly Lunch Series - What Matters in the Long Term?

Date: 
19 Sep 2018
Speaker: 

Discussion leaders: Michael Kollo and Nick Wade

Location: 

Metropolitan Hotel
1 Bridge St, Sydney
Level 2 room

Q-Group Monthly Lunch Series

Wednesday 19th September 12:30 - 13:30 (with option to continue to 14:00)

Discussion leaders: Michael Kollo (HESTA) and Nick Wade (Northfield)

Discussion Topic: What Matters in the Long Term?

Additional notes: Following on from Geoff's discussion last month of Utility-based maximization for long term asset allocation, Nick and Michael will jointly lead a more general discussion on the features of asset returns at long horizons. Potential questions for discussion include:

*Are concepts like volatility and drawdown useful in ‘the long term’?

RiskLab - Q Group Melbourne Seminar - The social science of superannuation: understanding messy human problems

Date: 
22 Aug 2018
Speaker: 

Dr. Erin B. Taylor

Location: 

Data61 Demonstration Lab
710 Collins Street
Docklands, Melbourne

Dear Q Group members,

You are invited to attend a seminar “The social science of superannuation: understanding messy human problems” given by Dr. Erin B. Taylor of Indiana University, at 5pm Wednesday 22 August 2018, at Data61 Demonstration Lab (710 Collins Street, Docklands) in Melbourne.

Erin will present several case studies on online pension provider, robo-advice, online pensions village, personalised videos from Australia and overseas.

Abstract