10.00am Keeping it simple with ETFs
Marc Jocum, Investments & Business Initiatives with ETF's
Investors sought out ETFs during the COVID-19 crash as they proved to be resilient and provide liquidity when investors needed it most. Despite the appeal of ETFs, unfortunately the financial industry and ETF ecosystem is filled with unnecessary complexity, and this can lead to suboptimal outcomes. This session will focus on the sophistication of simplicity, and how investors can adopt a straightforward approach to selecting the best ETFs and how to use them in portfolios to garner better results.
Marc is the Investment and Business Initiatives Manager at Stockspot, where he is responsible for investment strategy, portfolio analytics, ETF research and broader strategic growth initiatives. Prior to Stockspot, he worked for Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for ETF research across the Asia-pacific region as well as supporting asset allocation and model portfolio implementation. Marc has previously worked for AMP, working in the areas of investment research and platform development, as well as starting his career at KPMG. Marc holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance/Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and has completed his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1, and Diploma of Financial Planning
11.00am Economy 2021: Incoculating the Recovery
Ryan Felsman, Senior Economist, CommSec
Ryan's is responsible for the anaylsis of economic trends and developments in the Australian and global economy, as well as the likely impact on financial markets at CommSec. He writes regular commentaries and presents to clients and customers across the Commonwealth Bank Group. And he appears regularly on Channel 7’s Sunrise, Sky News, ausbiz TV, SBS World News and Triple M as part of his media commitments.
Ryan has been with the CBA Group for 10 years and has more than 20 years’ funds management experience, having previously worked as an Investment Manager, Global Resources and Senior Economist at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Ryan holds a Master of Commerce (Economics, Government & Business majors) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics major) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Members: Gold coin donation (to cover refreshments)
Non members: $15.00 per person
Non-members are welcome to attend their first meeting free as a guest of ASA
This group meets on the third Thursday of the month from January to December
Convenor: Michael O'Loughlin