Lunch Invitation: Challenging complacency – redesigning defensive equities for 2020 and beyond


Lazard Asset Management in association with Lonsec Consulting would like to invite you to attend a round table discussion that will offer some practical solutions for retirees trying to balance their need for investment returns with their need to manage capital drawdowns.

As one of Australia’s largest investment consulting teams, Lonsec will leverage the breadth and depth of their investment research and portfolio construction expertise to provide insights around how they configure portfolios with a defensive downside protection equity allocation in a market where risks are elevated.

The session will also involve a “deep dive” into the Lazard Defensive Australian Equity Fund, a strategy designed to help retiree clients adapt their equities exposure to better manage the challenges today’s market represents.

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  Philipp Hofflin   Philipp Hofflin
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co
  Philipp Hofflin is a portfolio manager/analyst in the Australian Equity Team with Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co. He began working in the investment field in 1995. Prior to joining Lazard in 1999, Philipp was the Head of Financial Markets Research with Royal & Sun Alliance in Australia, (previously Tyndall Investment Management) and a tutor/lecturer for the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. Philipp has a BSc (Hons) from The University of Melbourne, a Grad Dip in Economics from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of Sydney.   
  Aaron Binsted   Aaron Binsted
Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co
  Aaron Binsted is a portfolio manager/analyst on the Australian Equity Team with Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co. Aaron commenced working with Lazard as an analyst in December 2002 and became a portfolio manager for the Australian Equity strategies in 2012. Aaron holds a BCom from the University of New South Wales.  
  Michael Elsworth   Michael Elsworth
Executive Manager, Investment Consulting
Lonsec Consulting
  Michael joined Lonsec in 2006 as part of the research team and at various times had overall responsibility for sectors including structured and exchange traded products, fixed income and alternatives. He has since moved to the Investment Consulting team as Executive Manager and provides advice and input into model portfolio construction and asset allocation decisions.