Alpha, Inflation and Passive Investing in a New World

Webinar & Q&A

Hosted by Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Mark Arnold,
and Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Jason Orthman


Long-term alpha track records are valuable and meaningful, although the proportion of participants achieving net alpha has declined over time as many active fund managers fail to outperform the relevant benchmark over the long term, particularly after fees.

Achieving alpha has become difficult, but there are some reasons to be optimistic as to why accruing alpha could become easier over time.

Hyperion has produced net alpha since inception across its three key products, which is rare and valuable. We dive more into this in a recent whitepaper, “The difficult quest for long-term alpha after fees revisited”, which you can read here.

In this on-demand webinar titled “Alpha, Inflation and Passive Investing in a New World”, Hyperion Asset Management’s Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Mark Arnold and Deputy Chief Investment Officer Jason Orthman look at:

  • The importance of long-term Alpha after fees;
  • How rare outperformance is, Domestically and Globally;
  • Why most Active Managers fail;
  • Has Passive investment changed the way we invest;
  • The importance of stock selection, portfolio management and portfolio turnover;
  • Is Inflation still transitory;
  • What factors, as an active manager, does Hyperion exploit to generate Alpha;
  • Global Reporting season update;
  • Revisiting why Tesla is not a meme or concept stock.

This webinar is your opportunity to hear from some of the most highly respected investment experts in Australia, who have performed through both rising and falling inflation environments and are well-positioned to continue to deliver outperformance over the long term for investors.

If you have a family member or friend who you think would also be interested, please forward this registration link to them.

This webinar is aimed at sophisticated investors looking to learn directly from Hyperion Asset Management’s investment specialists.  It is educational only.

Industry recognised performance

2021 Awards

Our greatest motivation comes from delivering out-performance to our clients but in the pursuit of that we are honoured to be acknowledged with a handful of industry awards. To see all of Hyperion Asset Management’s awards and rating, click here.

About Hyperion Asset Management

Hyperion Asset Management has a 25 year track record of delivering long-term outperformance to clients through investing in high quality equities. We currently manage more than $10 billion for institutional and high net worth clients.

Our primary objective is to protect and grow your capital investment over the long-term through our philosophy of investing in the highest quality structural growth businesses. Our portfolios tend to perform best in low growth and/or decelerating economic environments. We expect our portfolios to produce double digit organic sales and EPS growth over the next ten years compared with the key stock markets that are dominated by old world businesses that will likely be stuck in a very low single digit growth range.


This communication is prepared by Hyperion Asset Management Limited (ABN 80 080 135 897 AFSL 238380) (Hyperion) as investment manager of Hyperion Australian Growth Companies Fund (ARSN 089548443), Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund (Managed Fund) (ARSN 611084229) and Hyperion Small Growth Companies fund (ARSN 089548943) (‘Funds’). The Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund – Class B changed its name to Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund (Managed Fund) on 5 February 2021 in order to facilitate quotation of the fund on the ASX.

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