Combining strategies to diversify your portfolio

There are many different share market investment strategies, but ultimately they all aim to build wealth through capital growth or the generation of cash income. Whilst retired investors might rely on investment income, younger investors might prefer to build their capital. Most investors would aim to employ a number of strategies to help ensure their investment portfolio is diversified and delivers in the long-term.
This seminar aims to outline the different investing strategies and how you might combine them to diversify your portfolio and, more importantly, when you might need to change your strategy to ensure you have the income you need. 


Agenda | Speakers | Further details



Portfolio planning

We all know the Warren Buffett quote ‘Do not put all eggs in one basket’. However, a well-balanced portfolio not only spreads the eggs it is also structured to meet both income and growth needs. You will be shown how to combine a range of investment products and styles to best serve your goals. 


ETFs to suit your portfolio

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can be an effective way to gain exposure to a broad range of assets including international shares, fixed income products, foreign currencies, commodities etc. You will be shown how to select ETFs for income or growth and the role they can play in a diversified portfolio. 


Morning tea


Listed investment companies to suit your portfolio

LICs can provide exposure to domestic, international and alternative assets. Learn what to look for when buying LICs, understand why LICs trade at discounts and premiums and how to assess when is a good time to buy and sell a LIC.


AREITS to suit your portfolio

Few Australians are able to gain direct exposure to commercial property. Although AREITs (Australian real estate investment trusts) can help you diversify your property portfolio how do you compare one AREIT from another? Is past performance an indication of future performance? Do they provide cashflow?




Early stage investments - a new investment class

Legislation introduced in 2016 provides investors significant tax savings when investing in early stage investment companies. By understanding the features and how to access these investments investors might like to consider investing up to 5% of their portfolio in this alternative asset class.


Bonds and hybrids to suit your portfolio

Understand the features, risks and rewards of government bonds, corporate bonds and hybrids and the role this asset class can play within your investment portfolio. Balanced correctly this asset class can help maximise your income and protect your portfolio from market volatility. 

2.45pm Afternoon tea

Buy, sell or hold

Two renowned stock pickers will outline stocks they would select to buy, to sell or to hold. One will focus on stocks for income and one will focus on stocks for growth. Following explanation of their rationale you will then have the opportunity to ask questions on specific stocks to help determine whether the stock is for your portfolio. Moderator Ian Irvine will not only seek the views of the stock pickers but your views also. This will be an interactive, not to be missed, final session.





Doug Turek, Managing Director, Professional Wealth

Doug is the founder and Managing Director of Professional Wealth Pty Ltd. As Principal Adviser, his role is to provide personal advice on wealth building and retirement strategies and work closely with the firm's other professional staff.

Doug holds a PhD in engineering and a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a keen golfer. He is Australian born and has lived and worked in Canada, the United States and throughout Asia. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Ted Richards, Director of Business Development, Six Park Asset Management

Ted is a former AFL premiership player with the Sydney Swans, where he earned accolades not only for his football skill but his leadership, toughness and sportsmanship. Ted has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Applied Finance and has previously worked for Citigroup and Airlie Funds Management. Ted is now Six Park's Director of Business Development, a leading Australian robo-advisor based in Melbourne. 

Peter Rae, Supervisory Analyst, LIC Research, Independent Investment Research

Peter Rae has 36 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry, including 17 years as an equities analyst. He is currently a supervisory analyst at Independent Investment Research covering listed managed investments. Peter was previously a sector head in the equities research team at Morningstar with a focus on consumer and industrial companies. Peter joined Aegis Equities Research, subsequently acquired by Morningstar, in 1999. Peter had an extensive career in the banking industry working in various senior treasury and financial management roles. Peter has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and is a Fellow of FINSIA.

Jonathan Kriska, REIT Analyst, Petra Capital

Jonathan has Bachelor of Business, Master of Applied Finance, Certificate in Financial Markets. He has over eleven years stockbroking experience as a Listed Property Trust Analyst and over seven years’ experience in property funds management.

Stephen Crowe, Founder, ESIC Hub

Stephen is passionate about innovation and investment. He has spent the last 20 years focused on it in a broad range of senior tax and R&D roles including at Macquarie Bank, Citigroup and in his own boutique consultancy since 2000. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and registered with the Tax Practitioners Board of Australia.

John Likos, Director of Equity & Credit Research, Morningstar

John joined Morningstar in 2014 and is currently a Director of Equity & Credit Research. He has more than 15 years of credit experience in Australia and Europe, across a wide range of products including institutional debt, credit derivatives and listed debt and hybrid products. John holds a Bachelor of Economics from Flinders University, a Bachelor of Laws from Adelaide University, a post graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA, and is a CFA charterholder.

Moderated by Ian Irvine, Head of Customer & Business Development, ASX

Ian Irvine has experience in sales, marketing and business development in a career spanning over 40 years and has been working in financial services since 1986. Joining ASX in 2003, Ian is Head of Customer & Business Development. One of his key responsibilities is educating investors and advisers on a range of ASX products, including mFund. Before joining ASX, Ian worked in retail banking at Westpac for 10 years followed by seven years at AMP. Ian has been a trustee of a self-managed super fund since 1996.

George Boubouras, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Contango Asset Management

George has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and has held senior leadership positions, including chief investment officer at various global and domestic firms. George has experience managing investments across various asset classes and investment teams, and has worked at various firms including Equity Trustees Ltd as Chief Investment Officer, UBS Wealth Management as Chief Investment Officer, Macquarie Group as an Investment Strategist, HSBC Asset Management as Head of Asset Allocation, Fixed Income and Equity Research, and SBC as an economist.

Tony Farnham, Economic Strategist/Analyst, Patersons Securities

Tony Farnham has worked in Australia’s financial markets for over 35 years. For over ten years, he has been an Economic Strategist/Analyst at Patersons Securities (inclusive of a near two-year stint with Tolhurst Noall prior to the latter group’s merger with Patersons).

Tony appears regularly on business-focused television channels Sky Business and ABC Channel 24. He also gets coverage in other media outlets, including the Fairfax Press, News Ltd Press, AAP, Reuters and Bloomberg News.


Further details


Lunch, along with morning and afternoon teas are included.

Speaker presentations

The speaker presentations will be loaded to this webpage for you to download 3 days prior to the event. No printed handouts will be available on the day.

Getting there

Batman's Hill on Collins is located on the corner of Spencer and Collins St, right opposite Southern Cross station.


There is a Secure Parking lot close by at 522 Flinders Lane. Enter between 7am and 10am and pay a flat rate of just $16. Prices subject to change. Further details here.

Refunds and cancellations

A full refund will be provided for all cancellations one week prior to the seminar. No refunds will be made within one week of the seminar. We are happy to accept a substiution within one day of the seminar.

Program amendments

Whilst every effort will be made to keep presentations as outlined, the Australian Shareholders' Association and the presenters, reserve the right to make any necessary amendments to the program.


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