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  • What are the risks and opportunities for markets in 2019?
    What are the risks and opportunities for markets in 2019?
    Philip Lawlor - managing director, global markets research; Marlies van Boven - managing director, research & analytics Recorded: Dec 6 2018 45 mins
    An examination of global market drivers and factor dynamics

    FTSE Russell will be hosting a webinar to discuss some of the key issues confronting investors next year such as:

    •Where next for the economic ,earnings and valuation cycle and an assessment of the impact of tightening financial conditions.

    •The extent to which factor behaviour is influenced by different economic regimes.
  • Factor Allocation How can investors decide on the appropriate factor allocation?
    Factor Allocation How can investors decide on the appropriate factor allocation?
    Marlies van Boven, managing director research & analytics. Vera Cady, senior research analyst, FTSE Russell Recorded: Dec 4 2018 46 mins
    Factors and factor investing continues to be the most popular index-based method of improving portfolio risk adjusted returns.
    But how should clients assess the impact of single and multi-factors indexes on their portfolios? How are return-profiles impacted by factor inclusion and other common smart beta strategies? Should clients routinely consider their overall underlying factor allocation? And how should factor allocation be assessed?
    Join Marlies van Boven, managing director Research & Analytics and Vera Cady, senior research analyst, FTSE Russell as they demonstrate how the impact of factors can be assessed in real-time via Analytics Plus, FTSE Russell’s propitiatory smart beta and factor assessment tool.
  • Investor expectations and corporate climate disclosure in Asia
    Investor expectations and corporate climate disclosure in Asia
    AIGCC, FTSE Russell, EY, Cathay Financial Holdings Recorded: Dec 4 2018 62 mins
    The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and FTSE Russell are pleased to host a webinar to discuss the findings from the report ‘Building on the base: TCFD Disclosure in Asia’, the first comprehensive guide developed by investors to look at climate change reporting by publically listed companies in Asia against the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).

    AIGCC worked with EY and FTSE Russell to look at current levels of reporting by Asian companies in key industry sectors and across major markets in the region. It draws upon previously unpublished data analysis of corporate reporting on climate change and is the first report to benchmark performance against the TCFD for the region.

    This guide outlines the expectations that investors have of listed companies on their climate disclosure and is designed to provide a practical tool for investors as they work in partnership with their investee companies in Asia.

    Date: Tuesday 4th December
    Time: 3pm Taipei/HK/SG, 4pm Tokyo, 6pm Sydney, 7am London

    Speakers:
    Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Director, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
    Arisa Kishigami, Head of ESG Asia Pacific FTSE Russell
    Dr Graham Sinden, Director of Climate Change & Sustainability EY
    Sophia Cheng, CIO, Cathay Financial Holdings
  • Connecting Market Signals with Factors
    Connecting Market Signals with Factors
    Alec Young, FTSE Russell; Marlies Van Boven, FTSE Russell; Mo Haghbin, OppenheimerFunds Recorded: Nov 15 2018 55 mins
    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the USA and/or jurisdictions where OppenheimerFunds are approved for distribution. ***

    How have factor strategies responded to market signals?

    Join FTSE Russell and OppenheimerFunds for a discussion on how economic and market sentiment can be used with factors to create a passive strategy that works with the market cycle.

    This webinar will explore:
    - The current macroeconomic environment
    - Efficiently using factor strategies within the market cycle
    - Performance of market cycle based factor strategies using historical market events

    Speakers:
    - Alec Young, Managing Director of Global Markets Research, FTSE Russell
    - Marlies Van Boven, Managing Director of Research & Analytics, FTSE Russell
    - Mo Haghbin, Head of Product for Beta Solutions, OppenheimerFunds
  • The growing importance of ETFs for business markets (and academic research)
    The growing importance of ETFs for business markets (and academic research)
    Richard Radnay - Director, Information Services, XTF.com & Neel Gandhi - Product Manager, Mergent Inc. Recorded: Nov 7 2018 39 mins
    Learn about the importance of ETFs for business markets and academic research and how to access data and insights on this critical asset type.
  • Factor Indexes & Factor Exposure Matching: Like-For-Like Comparisons
    Factor Indexes & Factor Exposure Matching: Like-For-Like Comparisons
    Andy Dougan, Director, Research & Analytics Recorded: Oct 16 2018 1 min
    In this paper, we test the hypothesis that well-diversified portfolios with identical factor exposures should have similar performance characteristics, despite originating from potentially very different construction methodologies.
  • Listed & unlisted real estate in European institutional investor portfolios
    Listed & unlisted real estate in European institutional investor portfolios
    Catherine Yoshimoto, director product management, FTSE Russell and Ali Zaidi, Director Research & Indices, EPRA Recorded: Sep 5 2018 27 mins
    Real estate is the primary diversifier for traditional equity/fixed income blends in European institutional investor portfolios. But what are the average allocations and splits between listed and unlisted real estate?

    FTSE Russell has been selected by the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), as launch partner of their latest research report. Based on CEM Benchmarking’s database, the report provides unique insight into the historical record on real estate investment allocations, returns and risk for large European institutional investors.
  • Indexing Explained: The Impact of Rebalancing
    Indexing Explained: The Impact of Rebalancing
    Rolf Agather, Research & Innovation, FR; Michael Curtis, ETF Dev., DWS; Donald Theodate, Capital Markets Specialist, DWS Recorded: Aug 28 2018 46 mins
    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the US. ***

    How to efficiently capture and maintain exposure to factors is a common question heard by index providers and ETF issuers alike. Of equal importance is how the index methodology works to maintain exposure to chosen factors over time.

    Join Rolf Agather, Managing Director, Research and Innovation, FTSE Russell
    Michael Curtis, Product Development, DWS and
    Donald Theodate, Capital Markets Specialist, DWS for the latest quarterly update on:

    - Efficiently capturing multi-factor exposure
    - The changing factor exposures within indexes over time
    - The impact of latest rebalancing on embedded factor exposures
    - Top security and sector weight changes in FTSE Comprehensive Factor Indexes
  • Driving better standards in sustainable investment
    Driving better standards in sustainable investment
    David Harris, head of sustainable investment and Rolf Agather, managing director research and innovation Recorded: Jul 26 2018 10 mins
    What is STEP Change? A quick look at FTSE Russell’s approach to stewardship, improving disclosure and fostering transparency for the long-term benefit of the market and ultimately the societies we all operate within.
  • Busting the myths of the green economy transition
    Busting the myths of the green economy transition
    David Harris, head of sustainable business, LSEG & head of sustainable investment, FR, Lee Clements, research director, FR Recorded: Jul 18 2018 60 mins
    Until now the transition to a sustainable and green economy has been a loose concept rather than a defined, investable and industrial system that could help improve investment returns. This webinar will aim to explain, define and dispel such myths, and also highlight how benchmark stewardship can support your investment needs.

    During this webinar we will cover the following:
    • Six things you need to know about the green economy transition
    • An overview of the size, growth and exposure of the green economy
    • A review of the investment performance of green companies
    • Role of benchmarks in supporting investor stewardship

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