2015 Finance Professionals seminars
11 November 2015
Contextualising Retirement Income Issues and Solutions
An event supported by Macquarie Applied
There has recently been an increasing amount of discussion on solutions for the retirement phase of the superannuation industry. Unfortunately, there also appears to be much confusion and misinformation.
Macquarie Applied Finance Centre supports Q Group Australia's initiative to reduce confusion and misinformation about solutions for the retirement phase.
26 October 2015
Current Issues in Treasury
Presented by the Association of Corporate
James will discuss some of the key issues facing treasurers today, their potential impact on the business, and the timescales involved. He'll provide a European perspective alongside consideration of the Australian market.
The world is developing faster than ever, so today’s business needs to be actively thinking about tomorrow’s strategy - historic experience is no longer a reliable basis to anticipate the future. Hear James address issues facing treasury and its ability to facilitate sound investments,
20 October 2015
How the CFO can use corporate finance skills to contribute to value creation
15 October 2015
14 September 2015
Elizabeth Sheedy Associate Professor, Program Director, Financial Risk Management Stream,
What we know about risk culture
The Risk Culture Project has developed the world’s first rigorously validated survey instrument for assessing the risk culture of large banks.
Now that the methodology has been rolled out to multiple large banks, what do we know about the nature of risk culture and how it varies? Come for an update on the first major empirical investigation of risk culture.
9 October 2015
6 August 2015
27 July 2015
Credit decisioning: the human factor
It’s now well established that humans frequently make cognitive errors in decision making. This session looks at what we can learn from psychology about making better credit decisions.
9 September 2015
17 August 2015
Optimising project design for value: better decisions for large capital expenditure projects
The value of resources projects is routinely overestimated and poorly understood when projects are sanctioned. Why is this the case?
There is a better way to consider value than the normal base case with a low and a high, to enable better decisions to be made when sanctioning resources projects.
A better approach combines tools and techniques from decision analysis, corporate finance and valuation, portfolio management, data analytics, and behavioural economics to provide tailored insights.
21 August 2015
28 July 2015
6 July 2015
Operational risk and eliciting expert opinion
Risk analysis is relatively easy to perform for high frequency events and in stable environments, such as assessing the potential for credit card fraud in the next month. But some risks are much harder to assess due to either lack of data or a changing business environment.
You'll hear how the research provides insights into how to use expert judgement to produce effective risk assessments.
30 July 2015
10 July 2015
Credit analysis: accounting vs. market or both
In recent years the controversy has raged about the best information upon which to base credit decisions. Is it best to use data from the markets (where available) or the accounts or both? New research provides useful guidance for institutional bankers.
14 May 2015
A vast literature exists to guide VaR modelling for short-term trading positions. But what about modelling strategies for longer-term exposures?
With a focus on practical guidance for simulating currency and commodity price exposures, this seminar is based on De Mello, Sheedy and Storck (2015) Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.
30 April 2015
Secured financing: an essential up-date on the Personal Property Securities Act
If you are a financier do you have enforceable security? If you are a borrower could you lose ownership of your property? Do you even know what the PPSA is?
This session looks at the first three years of the PPSA, its impact on secured financing, and how the Act is applying to transactions. Some of the Act's consequences include owners losing their property and some financiers losing their security.
The Act has revolutionised security law in Australia and is here to stay. With the final Review of the Act having just been released, and Review will be debated, those working in the area need to deal with the law on a daily basis.
11 March 2015
Professor Rudi Zagst
A Quantum of Solace – Mathematical lessons from turbulent times
Rudi will examine the burst of the dotcom bubble (2000) and the latest financial crisis (2007–2009) initiating frustrations among investors and quants.
You'll enjoy comprehensive discussion on how best to model financial markets, and in particular, how to forecast market downturns and other economic crises.
Rudi will look at possible answers to this question even if remaining unsolved for generations. He'll start with a weather forecast for the financial market, and continue via the pricing of CDOs under changing market conditions, progressing to a new index for measurement of illiquidity. Finally, Rudi
19 March 2015
19 February 2015
Instinct vs. Logic: Neuroscience and Finance Professionals - What, when and how
As professionals in finance and numbers-based sectors, we engage in logic, data, facts, research and analysis in almost all of our work.
Well-meaning colleagues, friends and family advise us not to be impulsive in our decision making, not to be led astray by emotions, to have self-control, and to use logic in our daily considerations.
What about when it comes to the big decisions in life and at work? Is it all logic? Or is another type of intelligence at play?
What is this "other" intelligence that we naturally engage in some decisions? How do we know when to use it? What is it, anyway? Do
27 March 2015
Can effective enterprise risk management impact credit ratings?
Examining the way in which the adequacy of enterprise risk management (ERM) can impact credit ratings in the insurance sector, Natasha will also discuss the regulatory drivers of ERM advancement and the consideration of regulatory frameworks within S&P’s industry and country risk assessments.
S&P's approach to detailed ERM, economic capital modelling assessments for insurers, and the advancement of ERM practices across the Asia-Pacific region, will be explored.
10 February 2015
Tips for Improving Valuations
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