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August 14, 2017 - August 16, 2017 Bayview Eden Melbourne, Australia

Best Practices to Achieve Unit Pricing Operational Process Optimistation, Improving Efficiency & Reducing Risks.

16th August 2017 - Day3: POST - CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

UNIT PRICING RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK

This workshop would be beneficial for training and development of all unit pricing staff. In addition it will promote awareness of the risks and potential complexities of unit pricing for staff at all levels in other areas of the organisation, particularly for staff within Risk and Compliance functions.

  • The evolution of unit pricing governance
  • The Guide to Good Practice when to comply and when to challenge
  • Key risks including arbitrage and tax provisioning
  • Building a good practice unit pricing governance framework including principles, policies, controls, monitoring and reporting
  • Impact of recent and potential future legislative changes and industry innovations

WORKSHOP LEADER:

KYLE RINGROSE, Principal Athena IOC Pty Ltd

kyle-photo_400After 50 years in Financial Services Kyle has recently retired from the role of Head of Investment Operations at QSuper. Kyle joined QSuper in 2010 to form the inaugural Investment Operations team to support the insourcing of the investment management function. In addition to authoring QSuper’s Unit Pricing policies and implementing their unit pricing control framework he has introduced Qsuper’s securities lending program and has been instrumental in the development of a number of industry leading strategies including Lifetime Accumulation, tax segregation of assets and development of fund wide post-tax performance measurement methodologies. Kyle has previously provided consulting services to a number of major industry players and continues to do so during retirement. He has authored numerous articles in industry publications and continues to present frequently on a range of topics at conferences both in Australia and overseas.

Who Should Attend?

  • Unit Pricing Manager
  • Fund Accounting Manager
  • Trust Accounting Manager
  • Unit Pricing Analyst
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Actuary
  • General Manager Fund Operations & Risk
  • Investment Risk Managers
  • Head of Investment Management
  • Head of Fund Administration
  • General Manager Legal & Compliance
  • Investment Services Manager
  • Manager Investment Operations
  • Unit Pricing & Performance Manager
  • Unit Trust Supervisor….& also who work with unit pricing in all capacities should attend this event

AGENDA :

  • Moving from monthly to daily pricing
  • Historical risks and errors – a selection of classic examples and how to avoid repeating
  • The introduction of the Guide to Good Practice

Its role in risk management, how good a benchmark is it, some strengths and weaknesses

  • Summary
  • Benchmark for auditors and regulators
  • Divergence from the Guide to Good Practice

Arbitrage risks to be aware of, including real life examples

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Why it’s so difficult to provision with accuracy
  • Actions that can can be taken to mitigate the risk of inaccurate tax provisions
  • The dreaded “true up” of tax provisions and how to mitigate the risk of significant price movements
  • Equity between members
  • Consistency of policy design and implementation
  • Simplicity rather than complexity
  • Practicality of policy implementation
  • Affordability
  • Transparency of policies
  • Accountability for approving policies
  • Accountability for implementing policies

Insights into the development of the second building block for unit pricing risk governance, including

  • Significant Cash flows
  • Backdating
  • Significant market movement
  • Performance fee accruals
  • Managing unit pricing errors

Lunch and Networking opportunity for participants.

  • Units on issue
  • Tax provisions and reconciliations
  • Arbitrage monitoring
  • Custodian versus fund controls
  • Due diligence checklists
  • Risk registers

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

The risks and complexities facing superannuation funds if obliged to comply and the impact of proposals for transition to retirement pensions.

  • How they occur
  • Potential simple and complex solutions to enable implementation
  • The potential impact on unit pricing

Attendee Information

 

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