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  • Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility
    Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility Chris Bowie, Partner and Portfolio manager at TwentyFour Asset Management Sep 25 2018 8:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Fixed income investors globally face a huge challenge defending returns against rising rates and resurgent volatility. Central banks are on the path to policy normalisation and in all likelihood the low yields of this cycle are now behind us, while bond market volatility has returned with a vengeance in 2018 as markets struggle to navigate an increasingly unpredictable geopolitical climate.

    In this webinar, TwentyFour Asset Management partner and portfolio manager Chris Bowie shows that even within the fixed rate investment grade bond market, there is a mix of assets that can offer protection against these challenging conditions without giving up the potential for absolute returns.
  • Investing in disruption
    Investing in disruption Richard Clode Sep 25 2018 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The world around us is being reshaped by technology as innovative companies disrupt traditional business models and transform the way that individuals lead their lives. In this webcast, Richard Clode, portfolio manager in the Janus Henderson Global Technology Team, will cover:

    • The acceleration and growing breadth of technology disruption
    • Navigating the hype cycle to reduce volatility in technology investing
    • The importance of valuation discipline
    • Performance update and outlook
  • Asian Bonds – Daring to be different
    Asian Bonds – Daring to be different Torsten Harig, Senior Investment Specialist Fixed Income at DWS Sep 26 2018 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Asians are buying Asia Bonds – so should we?

    In fact, the Asian Bond market is one of the fastest growing asset classes. Average yields are elevated across various ratings, offering new sources for income.

    Join us to rethink Asia and to identify ways to make a difference.

    Speaker
    Torsten Harig is Senior Investment Specialist Fixed Income at DWS: Torsten joined DWS in 2005 and covers Emerging Markets Fixed Income strategies since 2011 as lead specialist across Europe.
  • Assessing the concentration risks in the Emerging Markets
    Assessing the concentration risks in the Emerging Markets Michael O'Brien, Ph.D, and Derek Power, CFA, Schroders QEP team Sep 26 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Emerging market equities remain an attractive area to find growth. While liquidity and FX remain powerful drivers of EM asset prices, for those with a longer-term view, we think the fundamentals are strong and there remains compelling alpha to be had across region, sector, and market cap. So where are we seeing value?

    Join Dr Michael O’Brien and Derek Power from Schroders QEP team as they look at the secular changes that are transforming this dynamic and diverse asset class -- and where they see opportunities.
  • RBC Global Equity ESG: Engagement & sustainability
    RBC Global Equity ESG: Engagement & sustainability Marcus Lun, RBC Global Asset Management and Chris Sayner, CRODA Sep 27 2018 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Please join Marcus Lun, Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Equity, in conversation with Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability at CRODA. Chris is also a member of the RSPO Communication & Claims Standing Committee, board member of the Personal Care Products Council, and writer on Ingredient Integrity™. Together they will discuss sustainability and engagement.
  • Global Outlook Quarter 3 Update
    Global Outlook Quarter 3 Update Andrew Milligan Oct 1 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We are delighted to invite you to join our forthcoming webcast at which our Head of Global Strategy, Andrew Milligan, will discuss our latest macro-economic and market views whilst considering the Outlook for the next quarter. There will be an opportunity to pose your questions directly to Andrew at the end of his presentation.

    Audience dial in numbers:

    +44 (0) 20 3059 2627 - Standard International Access
    0800 368 0707 - UK Toll Free
    1 877 406 7969 - USA Toll Free
    Access PIN: 9975890#
  • Health Care: early stages of a multi-year growth cycle
    Health Care: early stages of a multi-year growth cycle Ethan Lovell Oct 2 2018 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Ethan Lovell, co-manager of the Janus Henderson Global Life Sciences Fund, believes expert insight is required when investing in health care – a highly complex, dynamic growth sector. In this webcast, Ethan will discuss:

    •The case for long-term investment in the health care sector
    •Why an active approach is crucial
    •The key strengths of the Global Life Sciences Team
    •The investment process, fund performance and current fund positioning
  • UNDP: The organisation behind the SDGs in conversation with Responsible Investor
    UNDP: The organisation behind the SDGs in conversation with Responsible Investor Responsible Investor Oct 2 2018 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Hear from the UN body that is evolving the SDGs 3 years on, on the Ethical Finance 2018 conference pre-event webinar.

    Ahead of the Ethical Finance 2018 conference on October 22/23 in Edinburgh, meet the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the lead UN development agency for implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with governments.

    The UNDP is a supporting partner for the Ethical Finance 2018 Conference, along with the UK and Scottish governments.

    On this webinar, Responsible Investor's Managing Editor will talk to Gail Hurley, UNDP Policy Specialist for Development Finance, about the work the UNDP is doing on driving the SDGs with policy makers, and about how they see the role of investors within that.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to put your questions to UNDP about the evolution of the world’s biggest sustainability initiative!

    Speakers:
    Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist Development Finance, UNDP
    Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Credit Insights with David Knutson
    Credit Insights with David Knutson David Knutson, CFA, Head of Credit, Americas, Schroders Oct 2 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With Schroders' upcoming Quarterly Fixed Income Investment Forum coming up in a few weeks, David will use this webinar as a forum to discuss several ongoing investor debates, including the state of the USD, and Inflation. He will also offer a research analyst's perspective on another current debate sparked by recent tweets - quarterly reporting.
  • China equities: looking beyond US-China trade tensions
    China equities: looking beyond US-China trade tensions Jessica TEA, Investment Specialist (Greater China Equities) Oct 4 2018 8:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Chinese equity markets have been under pressure since the start of the year, as the trade tensions with the U.S. intensified.
    How does the implementation of import tariffs on Chinese goods and services impact the Chinese economy? How is China responding to mitigate potential implications on growth? And are trade tensions the only reason behind the market correction?
  • Emerging market volatility, systemic or not?
    Emerging market volatility, systemic or not? Steve Drew Oct 4 2018 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Does the sell-off in Turkey and Argentina represent a buying opportunity or is it a warning signal of deeper malaise? In this webcast, Steve Drew, manager of the Janus Henderson Horizon Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund, discusses:

    •The factors that have been driving emerging market volatility and what might lead to a recovery
    •Why a blanket assessment of emerging market bonds fails to recognise the differences and opportunities within the asset class
    •Current portfolio positioning and performance
  • Heptagon European Focus Equity Fund Q3 2018 Webcast
    Heptagon European Focus Equity Fund Q3 2018 Webcast Christian Diebitsch Oct 4 2018 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for our quarter-end strategy update webcast. Engage with portfolio manager, Christian Diebitsch, to learn about what drove third-quarter performance, the portfolio manager's outlook, and current portfolio positioning.
  • A Stocktake on Emerging ESG Stewardship Themes: Spotlight on Climate Change
    A Stocktake on Emerging ESG Stewardship Themes: Spotlight on Climate Change Responsible Investor and ISS Oct 4 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A successful ESG stewardship strategy requires investors to proactively address ESG risks in their portfolios. Over the last three years, climate change has become a top ESG shareholder proposal issue. Many shareholder proponents encourage companies to align their reporting with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, set GHG emission reduction targets, conduct 2°C scenario analyses and disclose on climate impact. However, the percentage of companies providing such disclosures remains generally very low.

    This webinar gives an overview of emerging climate change topics from the 2018 proxy season and how investors can proactively identify climate-related risks and opportunities in their portfolios.

    - What are the takeaways from the 2018 proxy season and Climate Week NYC 2018?

    - Are we any closer to meaningful scenario analysis?

    - How is data developing to help investors capture physical climate risk?

    - Where are we at with TCFD reporting?

    - How important is collaboration on these issues, through things like ClimateAction100+?

    Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor

    Confirmed Speakers:
    Maximilian Horster, Managing Director, Head, ISS-Climate
    Anne Simpson, Director, Board Governance and Strategy, reporting to the CEO, CalPERS and Chair ClimateAction 100+

    This webinar is produced by Responsible Investor, for dedicated news and events on ESG and sustainable finance check out our website at www.responsible-investor.com
  • Global Equities update with Dr. Ian Heslop - Q3 2018 AM
    Global Equities update with Dr. Ian Heslop - Q3 2018 AM Dr. Ian Heslop and Justin Wells Oct 8 2018 7:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Dear Investor,

    Please join us on Monday 8 October for our quarterly review call to discuss the performance of the Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (GEAR) and long only funds managed by the global equities team.

    Dr Ian Heslop, head of global equities, and Justin Wells, strategist, global equities, will update you on their analysis of the market environment, and changes in investor sentiment and appetite for risk.

    They will detail how the strategies have adapted to recent short-term market rotations in style and sectors, and as always will be happy to take your questions.

    Participant Dial In Number(s):
    +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 - Standard International Access
    0808 109 0700 - UK Toll Free
    1 866 966 5335 - USA Toll Free

    Password: 61541
  • Heptagon Listed Private Assets Fund Q3 2018 Webcast
    Heptagon Listed Private Assets Fund Q3 2018 Webcast Arnaud Gandon Oct 8 2018 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for our quarter-end strategy update webcast. Engage with portfolio manager, Arnaud Gandon, to learn about what drove third-quarter performance, the portfolio manager's outlook, and current portfolio positioning.
  • Global Equities update with Dr. Ian Heslop - Q3 2018 PM
    Global Equities update with Dr. Ian Heslop - Q3 2018 PM Dr. Ian Heslop and Justin Wells Oct 8 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Dear Investor,

    Please join us on Monday 8 October for our quarterly review call to discuss the performance of the Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (GEAR) and long only funds managed by the global equities team.

    Dr Ian Heslop, head of global equities, and Justin Wells, strategist, global equities, will update you on their analysis of the market environment, and changes in investor sentiment and appetite for risk.

    They will detail how the strategies have adapted to recent short-term market rotations in style and sectors, and as always will be happy to take your questions.

    Participant Dial In Number(s):
    +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 - Standard International Access
    0808 109 0700 - UK Toll Free
    1 866 966 5335 - USA Toll Free

    Password: 61541
  • Preparing for the end of the bull run
    Preparing for the end of the bull run Aanand Venkatramanan, ETF Systematic Strategies, Justin Onuekwusi, Fund Manager, Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds Oct 9 2018 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Overview and agenda

    The current equities bull market is now the longest on record according to S&P Dow Jones indices data. While there is some debate about when it started, there is broad agreement we are likely now in its late stages. L&G ETF, to help investors start preparing for its potential ending, is presenting a live and interactive webinar covering these key topics:

    •Where are we potentially in the cycle?
    •What is portfolio construction and preparing for a possible bear market?
    •Importance of diversification in a typical investment portfolio
    •What are safe haven assets and how can they be added to a typical portfolio?
  • Comprehend, Comply, Compete
    Comprehend, Comply, Compete Gerard Walsh, Head of Business Development, Institutional Brokerage, Northern Trust Capital Markets Oct 9 2018 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    The implementation of MiFID II at the beginning of this year brought dramatic changes to the way financial market participants work together. The unbundling of investment research fees from trade execution costs was cited as a strategic priority.
    Ten months on, are the European regulators achieving what they set out to do – transparency for end clients? Was the downside overstated in the run up to MiFID II? What opportunities has the regulation brought to sell-side and buy-side firms? How will all this play out?
    Join our webinar on October 9 with Gerard Walsh, Head of Business Development, Institutional Brokerage, Northern Trust Capital Markets to hear about the story so far and what lies ahead for firms in their Comprehend, Comply and Compete journey.
    The event will be hosted and moderated by Funds Europe’s editor-in-chief Nick Fitzpatrick.
  • Navigating a challenging year for fixed income with a flexible approach
    Navigating a challenging year for fixed income with a flexible approach Andrew Mulliner & Ryan Myerberg Oct 9 2018 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    2018, so far, has been a fairly turbulent environment for fixed income markets, marked by sporadic shocks, which investors have largely treated as being driven by one off or transitory events. However, the list of such transitory episodes continues to grow and the cumulative impact on the fixed income universe poses significant challenges to investors. Thus, the flexibility to seek out the best opportunities and protect against the worst case scenarios without any constraints has never been more important, given the continued presence of historically low yields in the developed world at a time of declining global liquidity.

    In this webcast, Andrew Mulliner and Ryan Myerberg, Portfolio Managers of the Janus Henderson Horizon Total Return Bond Fund share their thoughts on the markets and the prospects for bond investors in the near future. The webcast session will also include a review of the performance of the fund and summary of current positioning.

    Key points:
    • Macro themes likely to shape the rest of 2018
    • Current strategies in the fund
    • Performance and portfolio update
    • Outlook and Q&A
  • FP Argonaut Absolute Return Fund Q3 2018 Update
    FP Argonaut Absolute Return Fund Q3 2018 Update Barry Norris Oct 10 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    During the webcast, Barry will talk about activity during the quarter, as well as discussing current fund positioning and the outlook for markets.
  • DFTP and Hong Kong – Identify an efficient jurisdiction for aircraft leasing
    DFTP and Hong Kong – Identify an efficient jurisdiction for aircraft leasing Dewey Yee, Aergo Capital | Tejaswi Nimmagadda, King & Wood Mallesons | John Timpany, KPMG | Kevin Butler, TMF Group Oct 11 2018 8:30 am UTC 75 mins
    The past decade has been a golden age for China’s aircraft leasing industry. FlightGlobal research shows that today Chinese capital accounts for over 28% of the total capital deployed by aircraft lessors. Eight China-based leasing companies are listed on the Airfinance Journal Leasing Top 50, which ranks lessors by fleet value.

    Choosing the right geographical location for aircraft leasing structures plays an essential in lessors’ strategic planning. While Ireland remains the number one jurisdiction for structuring aircraft transactions, other jurisdictions have been introducing new regimes to attract aircraft leasing business. Examples in Greater China include the Dongjiang Free Trade Port (DFTP) and the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    Founded in 2009, the DFTP has adopted preferential policies to allow DFTP-based lessors to enjoy tax rebates, lease payments in foreign currency and more efficient cross-border operations. As of June 2018, the DFTP has completed the delivery of 1,200 aircraft worth over RMB 450 billion, according to DFTP data. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is quickly catching up.

    In June 2017, Hong Kong’s legislature passed a tax reform bill lowering the effective tax rate for aircraft lessors to 1.65%. Within six month of the reform, ICBC Financial Leasing had launched its Hong Kong leasing platform and successfully closed a transaction under the new tax regime.

    This one-hour webinar will bring together industry experts to examine how lessors can take advantage of the benefits of the DFTP and Hong Kong.

    Key discussion points include:
    - How important is tax in choosing a location for an aircraft leasing platform?
    - What differentiates the DFTP model from other FTZs in China?
    - How the aircraft leasing industry went about the Hong Kong tax regime and what lies ahead?
    - How can DFTP and Hong Kong complement to create greater value to the industry?
  • Downside Protection in Emerging Markets Equities
    Downside Protection in Emerging Markets Equities Jin Zhang, Portfolio Manager in our Quality Growth Boutique Oct 11 2018 8:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Downside protection is particularly relevant today as volatility is expected to increase in emerging markets. Whether it’s the impact of rising rates in the U.S., escalating U.S.-China trade tensions or political turmoil in Turkey or Brazil, a quality growth approach can help navigate uncertainty and uncover the return potential held within the planet’s most dynamic economic area.

    With decades of experience investing in emerging markets equities, our team seeks to invest in quality growth companies that can consistently and predictably grow earnings year in and year out. By delivering in both good and difficult environments, we seek to outperform the market with less risk over time.
  • FP Argonaut European Alpha and Argonaut Pan European Alpha Fund Q3 2018 Update
    FP Argonaut European Alpha and Argonaut Pan European Alpha Fund Q3 2018 Update Barry Norris Oct 11 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    During the webcast, Barry will talk about activity during the quarter, as well as discussing current fund positioning and the outlook for markets.
  • Key Considerations in Rating C-PACE ABS
    Key Considerations in Rating C-PACE ABS Chris D'Onofrio Oct 11 2018 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Hosted by Chris D’Onofrio, Managing Director, U.S. ABS, the discussion will also feature commentary from Lain Gutierrez, Senior Vice President, U.S. ABS. The discussion will cover evaluating underwriting guidelines across various PACE programs, understanding differing state approaches to program validation, assessing legal requirements at the assessment level (i.e. local opinions), and determining the impact of pool concentrations.