Australia EQD Coming To Melbourne

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The second annual Australia EQD will be held at the Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne over March 19 and 20 2019, featuring an array of Australian superannuation funds, overseas investors, asset managers and sellside counterparties coming together to share the latest thinking in alternative risk premia, volatility investing and to connect with their peers.

Thank you to all our speakers and sponsors who made the event such a great success in 2018.

We'll be revealing further details on Australia EQD 2019 soon, including a draft agenda and speaker roster.

2018 Speakers:

Asset Owners

  • Henry Zhang, senior investment analyst, First State Super Investment
  • Max Townshend, investment director, Local Pensions Partnership
  • David Iverson, head of asset allocation, NZ Super Fund
  • Joseph Cole, senior portfolio manager, QSuper
  • Andrew Fisher, portfolio manager, Sunsuper
  • Kari ‎Vatanen, head of cross assets and allocation, Varma
  • Chris Drew, investment manager, Australian Catholic Superannuation
  • Kevin Wong, investment manager, Sunsuper
  • Kent Sutherland, head of equities, VFMC

Asset Managers

  • Gus Dhothar, head of portfolio management, AHA Capital Management
  • Alexis Maubourguet, senior portfolio manager, Argentière Capital
  • Christopher Cole, founder & cio, Artemis Capital Management
  • Josh Heller, co-head, Challenger Investment Solutions
  • Pav Sethi, founder & cio, Gladius Capital Management
  • John Fujiwara, portfolio manager, liquid alternatives, Janus Henderson Investors
  • Andrew Kaleel, co-head of global commodities and managed futures, Janus Henderson Investors
  • Tanuj Dutt, Nikko Asset Management
  • Will Bartlett, managing member, Parallax Volatility Advisers
  • Mike Pollard, portfolio manager, Perennial Value Management


  • Sam Watkins, Goldman Sachs
  • Arnaud Jobert, J.P.Morgan
  • Paul Winter, UBS
  • Luke Galloway, Deutsche Bank

With Global EQD (, Europe EQD ( and Asia EQD (, EQDerivatives is the leading platform provider of views and strategies from the leading thinkers in ARP and volatility strategies.

Dates & Times

Day 1 - March 19, 2019

1pm - 5.30pm Main Sessions on Volatility

5.30pm - 7.30pm - Networking Cocktails

Day 2 - March 20, 2019

7.45-9.00am Breakfast for all conference attendees

9.00am-5.30pm Main Sessions on Alternative Risk Premia


Contact EQDerivatives President Peter Thompson at or Head of APAC Daniel O'Leary at for Australia EQD 2019 sponsorship opportunities.


Platinum Sponsors


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Gold Sponsors