Past, Present and Future in Investment Management (PDF 100 kb)
This conference took place on
Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August 2005
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay, Sydney
Tony Hall, Eckhard Platen, Ron Bird and Jack Gray
Quantitative Finance Research Centre
School of Finance and Economics
University of Technology, Sydney
Guest of Honour
Harry M. Markowitz, Nobel Laureate, San Diego, USA
The workshop provided a forum for the discussion of fundamental issues underpinning the theory and practice of present and future management of traditional funds, alternative assets and hedge funds with a special emphasis on developments that are likely to evolve over the next 20 years
Outline of the First Day
• The workshop was opened with a keynote address delivered by Harry M. Markowitz, describing the development of investment theory and practice up to the present point in time.
• This address was followed by a series of presentations by leading industry and academic specialists representing the providers, advisers, users and regulators within the investment services industry. Each speaker provided their own perspective on the major developments that they would like to see in the industry over the next 20 years. The presentations touched upon the full gamut of investment services encompassing asset allocation, the more traditional asset classes, hedge funds and the alternative investment classes of the present and the future.
• A panel session headed by Harry Markowitz provided a forum for industry experts to comment on the insights provided by the speakers and to participate in a general discussion stimulated by questions from the floor with the broad objective of providing all attendees with the opportunity to contribute to an understanding of what the industry could look like in the year 2025.
Outline of the Second Day
• The more general analysis of the first day was followed by a series of presentations that showcased the quantitative research undertaken by both industry professionals and academics on topics of particular relevance to the future of the fund management industry.
• These presentations were focused on new results and challenges concerning quantitative methods in the area of fund management, hedge funds and alternative investments.
• A panel session headed by Harry Markowitz also took place at the end of the second day and will provided the opportunity for an interactive discussion with the speakers about the findings of the previous two days.
For more details contact:
The Conference Administrator