6th Fund Summit

Agenda - Tuesday October 29, 2019

RACV City Club, Melbourne

Lead Sponsor


BNP Paribas Securities Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, is a leading global custodian and securities services provider.


Backed by the strength of the BNP Paribas Group, we provide multi-asset post-trade and asset servicing solutions for buy and sell-side market participants, corporates and issuers.


With local expertise in 36 countries and a global reach covering 90+ markets, our network is one of the most extensive in the industry, enabling clients to maximise their investment opportunities worldwide.


FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 91,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France.


Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com. Learn more at www.factset.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.

Associate Sponsors


RIMES is a buy-side specialist that truly understands the data management challenges faced by its clients.  It serves over 300 investment managers, pension funds, hedge funds, wealth managers, private banks, custodian banks and insurance companies in 40 countries, including 60 of the 100 largest global asset managers and 8 of the 10 largest custodians by TAUM.

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State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $33.30 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.70 trillion* in assets under management as of March 31, 2018, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

*Assets under management include the assets (approximately $36 billion as of March 31, 2018), for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.


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Castle Hall is the investment industry's largest dedicated due diligence provider, now in our 12th year of operations.

Castle Hall works with more than 100 clients to conduct institutional quality due diligence across all asset classes.


Mackey Research Management software was conceived and developed by veterans of the hedge fund, enterprise software and cloud computing industries.   Our founders recognised that legacy research management software (RMS) lacked the usability and mobility required by the modern investment analyst, while the one-size-fits-all approach of consumer applications fell far short of the investment enterprises robust functionality and compliance requirements.

The Mackey Research Management System will change the way your investment research works for you, without changing the way you work. We will revolutionize your research, transaction and compliance operations without slowing you down.

Asset Owners, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Family Offices trust MackeyRMS in over 30 countries with $2 trillion in assets under management.

MackeyRMS recently established an office in Australia to service our customers in this region.  We are committed to expanding our presence in Australia working with the institutional buy-side community.

Our customers tell us that they need to use transformative digital strategies to remain relevant in today’s challenging financial landscape. Strategies that will allow them to improve operational control, reduce costs, build new revenue streams, mitigate risk and comply accurately with regulation.

To help you make the journey towards digital transformation, we provide a range of solutions for the transaction lifecycle. AI and Blockchain technologies are now embedded in all of our solutions which are also available in a variety of deployment models.

Digital transformation. Reaching the summit just got a little easier.


Supporting Association

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The Australian Custodial Services Association (ACSA) is the peak industry body representing members of Australia’s custodial and investment administration sector. Our mission is to promote efficiency and international best practice for members, our clients and the market.


ACSA works with peer associations, governments, regulators and other market participants on a pre-competitive basis to encourage standards, process consistency, market reform and operating efficiency. Established in 1994, ACSA members currently hold assets in excess of $3 trillion in custody and under administration for Australian institutions.

For further information on ACSA please go to www.acsa.com.au.

Media Partner

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IO&C is a privately owned media business which publishes Investor Strategy News, the leading weekly newsletter for the institutional investment market in Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Everything we do is aimed at providing the best possible analyses, news and views aimed at improving the strategies and operational efficiency of fiduciary investors, especially superannuation funds.

Apart from the strategies and processes being employed by super funds and other fiduciary investors, news coverage includes the activities, products and people in: fund managers; asset consultants; custodian banks; investment administrators; systems providers; and large financial advisory firms.


Contributions to Investor Strategy News are welcome.

IO&C also advises on reducing obstacles to cross-border investing in the Asia Pacific region by providing a voice for securities services firms and other market participants in their discussions with governments and regulators.

IO&C is owned by Binalong Advisory Services, which is in turn owned by its directors, Greg and Christine Bright.

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Tourmaline Partners is one of the world’s leading outsourced trading solutions firms, providing tailor-made services to hedge funds and asset managers of all sizes, pairing clients’ trading needs with our expertise.


Through continuous investment in technology and human capital, a singular focus on trading, and non-competitive relationships with 350+ global brokers, Tourmaline provides clients with access to unparalleled liquidity, market intelligence and customized workflows for defining, measuring and achieving best execution.


Tourmaline Partners, LLC is registered with the SEC and FINRA. Tourmaline Europe LLP is a wholly owned subsidiary authorized and regulated by the FCA.