Australia EQD 2023

August 31 2023

Sydney | Australia

You must register to secure a spot in the room. Registrations are subject to approval. Attendance is for sponsors and institutional investors only.

Featured speakers

Australia EQD is the leading institutional event in Oceania dedicated to all facets of innovation in portfolio construction and quantitative investing, incorporating volatility and derivatives trading, ESG, risk management and alternative assets, among other areas.

The 5th annual Australia EQD will bring together Australian and New Zealand superannuation funds and consultants with international investors and managers in person to share best practices, to learn of the latest investment techniques and how to monetize market opportunities across asset classes.

Keynote speaker

Redouane Elkamhi is a professor of finance at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His extensive background spans over two decades in providing strategic and investment advisory services to financial institutions and pension funds in Canada. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the chief investment officer and the total portfolio group at Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). Elkamhi’s expertise includes strategic and tactical asset allocation, total fund management, private asset classes, factor frameworks and investment risk management.

He has published extensively in top finance and economics journals, contributing to the understanding of financial markets with important implications for investment practice. Elkamhi has received various awards and fellowships, including the Shimomura Fellowship from the Development Bank of Japan, Excellence in Research awards from the University of Toronto and the University of Iowa, and Best Research Paper awards from leading organizations and journals such as ICPM, PCAM, AFFI, GARP, IFM2, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. In addition, he has been recognized for his teaching excellence, having received nine MBA teaching awards and supervising fifteen PhD students. Prior to his career in finance, Elkamhi worked as an electrical engineer and coached Olympiad in Mathematics.

Redouane Elkamhi

professor of finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Keynote speaker

Marco Salerno is principal, total portfolio, where he works on strategic asset allocation, asset-liability management, portfolio construction, and investment research and analytics with a focus on factors. He joined Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) in May 2021.

Prior to joining HOOPP, he earned his Ph.D in finance at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. His research interests are related to empirical and theoretical asset pricing with a focus for portfolio allocation. He wrote several studies on the topic of stable equities, portfolio tilting, factor investing, measuring economic policy uncertainty, portfolio construction theories, the relevance of financial covenants on contract design, and agency conflicts in investments.

Marco Salerno

principal, total portfolio, Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)