#1 Australian Housing Market Update – The Next Phase of the Cycle
Following the strongest rise in property values since the 1980’s, rising inflation and higher interest rate expectations mean the housing market is showing the first signs of heading into the downswing phase. Eliza Owen, Head of Residential Research, Australia, at CoreLogic provided an update on the Australian housing market and discussed the signs that show Australia’s housing market is slowing.
#2 Economic Update with Dr Sarah Hunter, Senior Economist & Partner, KPMG
While the impact of the pandemic on the economy is fading in most countries, other risks to the outlook have come to the fore. Inflationary pressures have spiked, and with commodity and manufacturing supplies disrupted by the war in Europe and lockdowns in China, the global economy is now facing a stagflationary environment. Closer to home, the new government must now tackle challenges around the climate transition, productivity growth, and budget sustainability.
#3 2022 Economic Wrap-up with Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG
Australia’s economy has grown strongly through 2022, despite the headwinds from high inflation, global geopolitical shocks and rising interest rates; the release of pent-up demand post-lockdown and strong employment growth have supported household spending, and a solid pipeline of construction work and rising capital expenditure by businesses have also added to demand. Going into 2023 growth momentum will inevitably slow, and this will be welcomed by the RBA as the Board continues to raise rates to tame inflation. The data still suggests that a soft landing is possible, and compared to other economies Australia remains better placed; GDP in the US has broadly stagnated this year, while Europe is still grappling with the fall out from the conflict in Ukraine.
#4 Women & Property: Addressing the gender gap in home ownership
Join FINSIA and CoreLogic as we discuss the 2022 Women and Property report research findings. Following on from last year’s inaugural report, we shine a light on the growing number of Australian women taking bricks and mortar into their own hands. Don’t miss this engaging conversation on the short- and long-term impacts of today’s gender wealth gap.
#5 The Danger(s) of Market Timing
It is tempting to try and ‘time the market’, buying and selling shares with a view to profiting from short-term (typically day-to-day) fluctuations. This talk with VIC Regional Council member Phillip Dolan SF FIN looked at the dangers inherent in such a strategy, given the underlying statistical distribution of daily stock returns, and the propensity for sudden increases in market volatility to persist over days, or weeks.
#6 Panel : Prescriptive VS Principles-Based Regulation
Tune in to have another look at FINSIA's thought-provoking discussion with a panel of industry leaders on prescriptive versus principles-based regulation. The online session featured former APRA Chair Dr John Laker, RACQ Bank CEO Michelle Winzer F FIN, and former Bendigo and Adelaide Bank MD Mike Hirst SF FIN, and was moderated by Piper Alderman partner Lis Boyce SF FIN.