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There is a staggering $125 billion invested in over 270 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and nearly $60 billion in over 100 Listed Investment Companies (LICs) on the ASX. Are you missing out?

The Virtual Investment Forum brought together industry experts and investment gurus from across Australia to answer the key questions that will underpin the best investment decisions to grow your portfolio through LICs and ETFs.

  • With a large range of different investment approaches should these classes of investments be in your portfolio? 
  • And which approach should you as an investor choose?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of these two competing products? 

Virtual Investment Forum brings you two days of rich content, lively sessions, and significant insights. 

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced investor you will

  • Learn the basic features of ETFs and LICs
  • Understand the more complex issues like portfolio construction, investing in alternative strategy LICs
  • Hear about ethical and hybrid ETFs
  • Connect with other investors and join discussions on our virtual platform

The Forum helps you build your knowledge so that you can invest with confidence and build your wealth.

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Lelde Smits, ASA Director, will be the host on Day 1 – ETFs.

Lelde Smits is an experienced finance journalist, awarded entrepreneur and advisor to ASX listed companies with more than 10 years of experience as a communications and governance professional working to drive economic empowerment in our community. Following a successful career as a broadcast finance journalist in Australia, Lelde relocated to Wall Street to work as the New York foreign correspondent for Australian Financial Review's digital division and a markets reporter inside the New York Stock Exchange for an independent media company in New York.



Ian Irvine, CEO, Listed Investment Companies & Trusts Association (LICAT), will be the host on Day 2 – LICs.

Ian has over 40 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development and has worked in the financial services arena since 1986, including time at Westpac, AMP and 14 years at ASX to December 2017. His role at ASX included developing and delivering educational sessions for investors, self-managed super fund trustees and financial advisers. He is an expert when it comes to listed investment companies and he will make sure you get the best out of day one.


















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