November 15, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Deloitte Function Rooms, Level 9, Grosvenor Place 225 George St, Sydney

Investing in an age of superpower rivalries: asset allocation in volatile times

Seminar: Friday 15 November | Sydney


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Organised by Basis Point in association with Deloitte

Event Summary / 活动概况

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

So five investment eyes must be spectacular in an age of China-US tensions.

I am pleased to assemble a unique panel of five speakers to discuss investing in an age of:

  1. superpower rivalries and China’s rise
  2. zero/negative interest rates, record low bonds
  3. record debt and leverage by governments, corporations and individuals
  4. stock buy-backs with cheap money to boost the price (not necessarily value?) of listed stocks
  5. energy, water and food supply/price dislocations
  6. diminished trust in institutions and in the veracity of data
  7. tech driven disruption
  8. demographic impacts
  9. the rise of alternative investments
  10. the closing productivity gap between the developed and developing world, as 6.9 billion people (Africa, India, China, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America) want to consume more of the world’s resources currently controlled by 0.7 billion in the developed world
  11. paradoxically the widening gap within the developed world between rich and poor, left-wing and right-wing, and standards of governance, integrity and civility

Speakers are Mohamed Hage, Danny Bhandari, Benjamin Chong, Lincoln Smith, and myself.


  1. Mohamed is the head of research at CPG Advisory – an independent asset consultant with $10 billion under advice from institutional and wholesale investors
  2. Danny is the founder of A3D Capital, and is a co-founder of Tibra Capital, a derivatives trading and market-making firm.  He is in the AFR Young Rich List (2017 -$40m)
  3. Benjamin is the co-founder Right Click Capital, a VC fund with a focus on tech investments
  4. David Chin is the Managing Director of BasisPoint, and a ‘China Futurist’ eying opportunities and risks in the China-Australia corridor
  5. Lincoln Smith is a Partner at Albourne Partners, one of the world’s largest investment consultants with US$500 billion invested via their clients into alternative assets


Sydney | Friday 15 November 2019 | 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Deloitte Function Rooms
Level 9, Grosvenor Place
225 George St, Sydney


Earlybird: $90 + GST (click here to register)
Regular Pricing: $140 + GST

Agenda / 会议议程

10.00 – Registration and coffee

10.20 – Welcome Remarks – Spyros Kotsopoulos, Partner, Deloitte Private

10.22 – David Chin, Managing Director, BasisPoint:    A new investment universe in a super-powered world

10.35 – Mohamed Hage, Head of Research, CPG Advisory:   Asset allocation for sovereign wealth funds and family offices.  The rise of MENA money in the investment world

10.50 – Danny Bhandari, Founder, A3D Capital: Volatility and artificial intelligence – trading in liquid markets

11.05 – Benjamin Chong, Co-founder, Right Click Capital:  Nothing ventured nothing gained.  Venture capital in a fast changing world

11.20 – Lincoln Smith, Partner, Albourne Partners: Alternatives in the mainstream. Where the ‘apex’ family office, endownment and institional investors are heading?

11.35 – Panel discussion with the speakers.

12.05 – Closing Comments – Spyros Kotsopoulos, Partner, Deloitte Private

12.10 – Coffee

12.30 – Close

Speaker Biography

David Chin

David Chin

Managing Director, Basis Point

David Chin is a China Futurist and founded Basis Point 20 years ago to provide insights, connections, and investment platforms for the Aus-China & Aus-Asia institutional, wholesale and high-net-worth investment community. His has become a ‘thought-leader’ in the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) and Chinese investment flows into Australia.

As a second generation Australian with a Malaysian-Chinese heritage, he is keen to facilitate greater engagement between recent Chinese/Asian migrants and expats with the wider Australian community.
His career background is in derivatives, futures and hedge funds, consulting to government and semi-government institutions and exchanges globally and in the Asia-Pacific. He was previously Head of Marketing at Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), and is the author of Thy Fiefdom Comes, a fantasy/science fiction novel.

Benjamin Chong

Benjamin Chong

Co-founder, Right Click Capital

Benjamin Chong has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last twenty years. These include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online businesses, Jetabroad, one of Australia’s leading online travel companies, and Online Marketing Group.

Today he spends time as a partner at venture capital firm, Right Click Capital, where he invests in early stage technology businesses. Benjamin is director of the Founder Institute in Sydney, helping early stage founders build meaningful and during technology business through an education program.

Lincoln Smith

Lincoln Smith

Partner, Albourne Partners

Lincoln Smith is a Partner at Albourne having joined in 2007 and works as a Consultant at the firm. He helps clients construct customized hedge fund and private market portfolios that meet their Investment Guidelines and also works on the firm’s simulation and analytical tools. Mr. Smith’s clients spanned public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, and family offices. More recently his client focus has shifted from the US to Australasia.

Prior to Albourne, Mr. Smith started his career at a New Zealand fund manager.

Mr. Smith has a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from Otago University (NZ) and a Degree in Economics also from Otago University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Albourne Partners is a global investment consultancy with more than 270 institutional, family office and financial intermediary clients, who have invested more than US$500 billion into alternative assets including hedge funds, private equity, real assets, real estate, and dynamic beta.

Danny Bhandari

Danny Bhandari

Founder / Director at A3D Capital

Danny Bhandari Co-Founded and served as CEO of Tibra Capital, one of the world’s leading securities trading firms with expertise in arbitrage, relative value, quantitative strategies, event driven opportunities, risk management, modelling, pricing, execution and portfolio management.

Tibra Capital has generated close to $2billion in revenue since its inception in 2006 and more than $500m in Net Profits making it one of the most successful financial (and technology) companies ever created in Australia.

Since leaving day to day involvement in Tibra (he remains a shareholder via a family entity) he has been a prolific investor in, and advisor to, fintech, edtech and sportstech companies such as StockSpot, Global Study Partners, GameFace and Live Graphics Systems.

Danny is a director of various private and public entities including Venues NSW, which owns and operates a multi-billion dollar network of major stadium and venue assets including the Olympic Stadium and Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.

He was listed on the BRW (now AFR) Young Rich List for 10 years in succession.

His return to the markets with A3D Capital represents the first time this investment and trading skill set will be available to outside investors (Tibra Capital manages no client money at all). The development of a Machine Learning Framework will continue a track record of significant innovation in financial markets.

A3D Capital Private Portfolio Management is available to Wholesale and Sophisticated investors only and offers bespoke portfolio management with an equities focus.

Mohamed Hage

Head of Research, CPG Advisory

Mohamed is an internationally experienced senior executive with more than 15 years global experience across banking, asset management and investing.

He is a widely recognised thought leader providing insights and analysis across asset classes, regions, investment styles, policies and economies. He has been published on international investments and finance topics and spoken at many conferences, public institutions and other organisations including the APAC Investment Summit, Middle Eastern Investment Summit and the Alternative Investment Summit.

Mohamed is widely endorsed for his experience in the areas of investment, Islamic finance, portfolio construction and foreign direct investment.

CPG is a leading provider of independent investment consulting services to develop, implement and manage the investment portfolio/s of institutional and wholesale investors. The firm has approximately 60 clients across Australia, and has in excess of $10 billion in assets under advice.

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