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Clark Bradley, Solutions Engineer at ZaloniRecorded: Jan 16 201950 mins
How does your organization collaborate with data? Aligning data management tasks across any size organization can be a challenge. This can be attributed to a lack of transparent data access, lack of big data skills, or antiquated toolsets that do not enable shared metadata for clear lineage of the data. Regardless of the reason, the results are slow, rigid decision-making processes.
While modernizing your data architecture for more agility can seem overwhelming, with an integrated platform that enhances collaboration, organizations can reap the benefits of quality data that is well understood. The data platform should provide users with the ability to fully understand all aspects of the data with a simple, unified user interface where the business and IT can define, transform and provision the data. All while providing right-sized governance for access, security and auditability.
Join Clark Bradley, Solutions Engineer with Zaloni, as he tackles modernizing your data platform and explains how your organization can expand collaborative practices with the Zaloni Data Platform.
By the end of the presentation, you’ll be able to answer these questions:
- Why is a data catalog important?
- What do I need to know about data quality?
- How does self-service play a role in the data strategy?
F. Joseph Warin, John W.F. Chesley, Sean X. McKessy, Jim BarrattRecorded: Jan 16 201997 mins
2018 was a record-breaking year for the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. The Office announced the largest whistleblower award, received the highest number of whistleblower tips, and awarded more dollars in 2018 than in all prior years combined.
Meanwhile, in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the Supreme Court limited the definition of “whistleblower” under Dodd-Frank to a person who has reported a suspected securities violation to the SEC. In response, the SEC has proposed amendments to Rule 21F-2, along with other proposed changes to the claim review process and the award determination process. These trends and changes provide the perfect storm for keeping in-house counsel and compliance professionals up at night.
Securities Docket is pleased to present its seventh annual webcast on Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions. This year’s panelists once again include leading practitioners in all aspects of Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation and investigations, including F. Joseph Warin and John W.F. Chesley of Gibson Dunn, former SEC Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean X. McKessy of Phillips & Cohen, and Jim Barratt of Ankura Consulting. This free 90-minute webcast will include a dynamic and participatory discussion on the statutory and regulatory framework of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, their interpretation by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and federal courts, and provide participants with practical tips for navigating the minefield of whistleblower complaints.
Jeremy Jennings-Mares, partner; Peter Green, senior of counsel and; Yiulia Makarova, of counsel - Morrison & FoersterRecorded: Jan 16 201964 mins
In the wake of the global financial crisis, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), with the support of the G20 nations, launched its Shadow Banking initiative, to monitor non-banks that perform bank-like activities. This was in response to findings that certain non-banks exacerbated the build-up of excessive leverage and effected substantial maturity transformation, leading to financial stability concerns.
One of the key recommendations emerging from the FSB initiative was the collation and monitoring by financial stability authorities of data on securities financing transactions. Following the FSB initiative, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) was introduced in the EU in 2016, but is not yet fully operational.
This presentation will cover:
•the scope of the SFTR (which entities and which types of transactions are included);
•disclosure of SFTs;
•transparency of SFTs to fund investors;
•restrictions on reuse of collateral;
•third country issues; and
•effects of Brexit.
Tom Patterson, Chief Trust Officer, UnisysRecorded: Jan 16 201944 mins
Despite spending billions of dollars every year on security, companies and governments – as well as the products and services they use – often lose sight of their ultimate goal: protecting the user. Please join this webinar to hear Tom Patterson, the Chief Trust Officer for Unisys, share results and realities from the only recurring snapshot of consumer security concerns conducted globally. This year’s global Unisys Security Index survey brings to light key areas of consumer concern that are vital to understand, if society and the security sector are to be successful in achieving their goals.
Major findings affecting government services, entire business sectors and fast evolving technologies are all illuminated through the lens of the user, as opposed to the more typical providers. Learn what’s most important to the consumer in each region of the world, and across key demographic categories. This clarity of vision, brought by thousands of statistically significant consumers from around the world, is a voice that needs to be heard.
Tom will use this year’s results, juxtaposed with over a decade of survey history and informed by global events and leaders from both government and industry, to provide a cogent report on the state of global security from the perspective that matters most—the user.
UK Parliament is scheduled to vote on the proposed Brexit deal on Tuesday 15 January. In the wake of the vote, join Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist for EMEA, as she assesses the outcome, impact on markets and potential next steps.
Mohit Rajput and Lalit SharmaRecorded: Jan 16 201936 mins
Interested to learn Android SDK development? Get ready to join us for yet another insightful webinar where our pro team will discuss-
Development of SDK in Android- Details of how to develop an Android library project.
Obfuscation of SDK project- Library specific proguard rules.
Publishing SDK to JCenter- Publish Android library to JCenter to create gradle dependency.
The webinar will cover several important tips and tricks to make SDK development a cakewalk for newbie programmers.
You can refer to this blog for more details: https://www.systango.com/blog/android-libraries-for-developers/
Lee Matthews, Director of UK Sales - AllianceBernsteinRecorded: Jan 16 201943 mins
Europe’s investing landscape is complicated, but there are compelling reasons to reassess regional markets today. In this live interview, Andrew Birse, fund manager of AB's European equity portfolio, explains how his team bring a private equity-like approach to public markets, directly engage with short sellers for a broader perspective of risk and why bringing a global perspective to European stocks leads to overlooked investment opportunities.
Also in this interview:
• Europe’s current investment environment
• AB’s heritage as value investors, and why we believe clients demand
return irrespective of style or factor exposures
• AB’s differentiated investment approach
• A disciplined portfolio construction technique through cluster and correlation analysis
• Live audience Q&A
Paul Holland, Chief Operating Officer at AllstarRecorded: Jan 16 201942 mins
The 1st in our series of webinars on issues facing fleet management and the fuels market in the UK today.
Allstar has worked with many thousands of customers -and suppliers- over the past 30 years, developing our products to provide innovative payment solutions for fuel. This focus has given us an unparalleled knowledge of the fuel landscape: knowledge you could be using in your own business.
Join our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Holland, for the first in our series of webinars, as he shares the insight gained from working with businesses such as yours. Over the past 25 years, Paul has seen how both fleet management and fuel pricing has changed through many periods of uncertainty and will be sharing his knowledge with you during this webinar.
Join him to find out his thoughts about the year ahead, including:
1. The facts on oil-pricing, external influencing factors and future price predictions.
2. How changing landscapes, such as Brexit, could impact fuel, whether in terms of supply or cost especially with exchange rates uncertainty.
3. The potential future challenges facing fleet and fuel that we’ve identified – and the solutions.
Brendan Peterson, Sr. Technical EvangelistRecorded: Jan 16 201913 mins
Learn how TIBCO Cloud™ Integration with Scribe and other TIBCO products are better together than standalone. We'll show you how to aggregate data and manage changes to make data import in TIBCO Spotfire® more efficient. See how TIBCO Mashery® can manage access to the TIBCO Cloud Integration API (which also helps your customers and partners manage their integrations), control versions of individual API endpoints, and more.
Host: Eric Kavanagh CEO The Bloor Group Analyst: Wayne Eckerson Principal Consultant, Eckerson Group Guest: Gene ArnoRecorded: Jan 15 201960 mins
We know that the evaluation process for choosing the right embedded BI product for your use case can be overwhelming. So here’s an easy webinar from a 3rd party that discusses:
-Benefits and challenges of adopting embedded BI
-Key issues with evaluating vendors
-Top 12 evaluation criteria you need to consider
-Live demo of one embedded BI product against the evaluation criteria
You’ll get to hear from business intelligence expert Wayne Eckerson from the Eckerson Group. Wayne will discuss key insights from his popular report, “Ultimate Guide to Embedded Analytics.” He’ll cover criteria such as embedding, customization, extensibility, multi-tenancy, and vendors.
Ron Dimon, Managing Director- Deloitte Consulting, Omar Aguilar, Principal- Deloitte Consulting, Danielle Dahlstrom, AnaplanRecorded: Jan 15 201963 mins
Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is an approach to achieving sustainable cost management by developing a bottom-up budget directly aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives. In theory, this forces decision makers to continuously look at the organization’s resource allocations with fresh eyes, free from the limitations of past assumptions.
How well does this theory translate into practice? In this webcast, we’ll discuss:
-How to determine if your organization is a good candidate for ZBB, where to start, and how to promote organizational acceptance and avoid technology challenges
-Why a digital approach to ZBB can make the process faster, easier, and more effective
-How Deloitte’s Anaplan-based “ZBB-in-a-box” solution can be deployed to quickly identify, deliver, and sustain cost savings
Natasha Landell-Mills, Subitha Subramaniam and Josh Sambrook-SmithRecorded: Jan 15 20197 mins
Sarasin & Partners manages clients’ assets with one singular focus: to deliver long-term returns. This means engaging with the world in responsible ways – ways that support sustainable and inclusive economic progress, as well as protecting the interests of future generations.
Combining a thematic investment approach with embedded stewardship, we seek to allocate capital to companies that are aligned with society. A key focus for us is climate change, which we consider the defining challenge of our time…
John Withers, Product Manager Jimil Patel, Product Marketing Manager, and Manan Sangvi, Solution ConsultantRecorded: Jan 15 201950 mins
Well-designed APIs, created along with a holistic integration strategy with Anypoint Platform, create a seamless omnichannel experience that customers want and businesses need. To deliver a reliable and unified experience more quickly, companies must adopt a new approach that involves an omnichannel architecture.
Across industries from healthcare to banking to retail, MuleSoft is powering omnichannel strategies that result in faster time to market, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.
Watch this webinar, including a demo, to learn how to:
- Take an API-led approach to omnichannel that enables companies to deliver a unified experience 5x faster
- Leverage Anypoint Exchange to enable consistency by design through the reuse of integration assets across channels, translating to a consistent experience for your customers
- Prepare for the future (and future channels) with support for different deployment models with a single, unified platform
Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIMRecorded: Jan 15 201960 mins
Supply chains are becoming ever more complex, particularly with the increase in outsourcing and the advancement of multi-tiered global supply networks. More and more organisations are now faced with direct and continuously evolving operational and legislative risks as a result of global market disruption or malpractice in their supply chains.
“Supply chain risk management is the implementation of strategies to manage every day and exceptional risks along the supply chain, underpinned by continuous risk assessment with the objective of reducing vulnerability and ensuring continuity.” (Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline”)
This Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar provides participants with a glimpse of the global supply chain risk landscape. Definitions of risk management and new techniques and tactics to mitigate risk will be discussed, along with profiles of early adopters of Supply Chain Risk Management.
Attend this Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar and get a brief introduction on how to:
Identify global supply chain risks
Assess risks within your supply chain
Mitigate risks throughout your enterprise with new tools and tactics
Manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and risk
Create a resilient supply chain
Ben Conway and Daniel Lockyer with David ChapmanRecorded: Jan 15 201922 mins
Join our webinar for the opportunity to discuss the Hawksmoor Vanbrugh, Distribution and Global Opportunities Funds with the Fund Managers.
If you are unavailable to listen live, you can also register to access the recording.
In this webinar, our Fund Managers will:
▪discuss the recent volatility in markets
▪review how this has impacted the performance of the Funds
▪highlight the major activity within the portfolios
* provide an update on the Hawksmoor Fund Management team
The webinar will run for approximately 20 minutes with another 10 minutes allocated for Q&A. This webinar qualifies for 30 minutes CPD.
To submit a question ahead of the webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, questions can be submitted live to the Fund Managers on the day.
Praveksha Maharaj, Product Manager Channels and Maxim Kuzin, Product Manager FraudRecorded: Jan 15 201930 mins
Mobile payment and banking solutions exist in many shapes and sizes and the minimum requirements for these types of solutions are equally diverse.
Join this webinar where we explore a variety of use cases and trends in the mobile payments space and discuss how innovation doesn't necessarily mean using the latest hyped technology - it all comes down to finding the right solution for a given context. BPC's team will also share their insights into the associated risks and how to mitigate those risks without hampering the user experience.
Experian, CapGemini, Equiniti, Bravura SolutionsRecorded: Jan 15 201942 mins
With the feasibility study published (Dec), 2019 finally sees the pensions dashboard move from theory to build and implementation. Join us for this expert webinar panel when we talk about the outcome of the feasibility study, what we should see in 2019 and what you need to plan for.
Richard Howells, Director of Insurance, Wealth, Life and Pensions, Experian
Rod Bryson, Director of Long term Savings & Insurance, CapGemini
Michael Lightfoot, Director, Equiniti
Peter Mann, Chairman, Bravura Solutions
As another year begins, there are risks to the global economy around every turn. The on-off trade war between the US and China is weakening sentiment, protracted Brexit negotiations are fuelling uncertainty, and rising rates in the US are sending emerging market currencies spiralling.
Are we on the cusp of a major slowdown in global growth, or on the brink of positive disruption? David Mann, Standard Chartered’s global chief economist, tells Euromoney he is optimistic.
•How long will the easing of trade tensions between the US and China last? Will the trade war start again soon?
•Are trade tensions damaging global growth?
•How much is Brexit impacting confidence in the UK and eurozone economies?
•Are changing demographics the biggest long-term threat for developed economies?
•Which economies will out-perform in 2019?
Register now to join David Mann in conversation with Matthew Thomas and hear some answers that may surprise you.
FinTech Futures and KAE, a strategic marketing consultancy firm, have teamed up to bring you short and sweet round-ups of the week’s selected news stories – in a video format.
The latest weekly video covers:
- Google gets payments licence in Ireland
- RBS secures 25% stake in digital current account Loot
- N26 plots delayed US launch with $300m funding
- Alipay powers Pakistan’s “first” blockchain-based cross-border remittance service
Join us for our quarter-end strategy update webcast. Engage with portfolio manager, Christian Diebitsch, to learn about what drove fourth-quarter performance, the portfolio manager's outlook, and current portfolio positioning.
In 2019, the key question is how tightening financial conditions will affect heavily indebted borrowers – and whether this raises the risk of recession. In his annual outlook, Chief Investment Officer Anton Eser discusses where the next vulnerabilities might emerge, what monetary and fiscal policy support might look like, and what all this means for investors.
Human activities are accelerating environmental changes, notably in the form of climate change, pollution, and habitat loss. These environmental changes can lead to adverse consequences for businesses and for the financial institutions that provide services to them as the conditions for economic activities change. Financial institutions wishing to understand and assess their exposure to these risks need comprehensive and systematic information on how businesses depend on the environment and the consequences they face when that relationship is disrupted by environmental change.
For this reason the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the MAVA Foundation, has come up with tools and insights to help practitioners identify material natural capital risks and opportunities within their portfolios and integrate these considerations into financial decision making. The webinar will provide an overview of the recently launched ENCORE tool (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure). It also marks the official online launch of the NCFA’s latest report produced by PwC, which applies the ENCORE tool to develop a natural capital assessment framework for enhanced portfolio risk management in banks.
Fund Manager Luke Newman will host a Q&A webcast for the Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return strategy. The ‘Question Time’ format allows investors to raise topics in advance of the call. It will also be possible to submit questions during the webcast.
Simon Doherty and David ButlerJan 17 20192:00 pmUTC60 mins
Join Simon Doherty, Lead Portfolio Manager of the MPS strategies, and David Butler, Strategic Accounts Director on 17th January 2019 at 14:00 BST as we discuss performance for the MPS models over the fourth quarter and what we can expect at a critical juncture for markets.
Schroders' Sustainable Investment teamJan 17 20193:00 pmUTC60 mins
Sarah Bratton hosts the Sustainable Investment team as they kick off the New Year with several timely topics including the relevance of ESG factors in managing both trade wars risk and the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the global economy. They will also touch on divestment practices and trends among several ‘sin sectors’.
James Syme, Paul WimborneJan 17 20193:00 pmUTC45 mins
James Syme co-manager of the JOHCM Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Strategy, reviews the Strategy's performance over Q4 2018 and provides an update on the team's outlook for the asset class and current portfolio positioning.
Portfolio Managers Jonathan Waghorn and Will Riley of Guinness Atkinson Asset ManagementJan 17 20194:00 pmUTC45 mins
The energy sector has historically been a hot topic, with the second half of 2018 seeing the following: oil inventories continuing to tighten, positive revisions for global oil demand growth, growth in US shale supply as expected, OPEC raising its production, and free cashflow generation improving energy equities.
Join portfolio managers Jonathan Waghorn and Will Riley of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management in an exciting quarterly webinar on January 17th, 2019 at 11am ET to explore their outlook of the energy sector for the year ahead.
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Wayne Murphy, Sec-1 Ltd.; Ben Rafferty, SemafoneJan 17 20194:00 pmUTC60 mins
Over the last seven years, the technologies used by call and contact centers to communicate with customers and complete card transactions have changed drastically. Networking methodologies like VoIP have since become widely adopted, while the number of applications organizations employ to process customer information has risen dramatically. For this reason, the PCI SSC recently released their highly anticipated updated “Guidance for Protecting Telephone-Based Card Payments” for the first time since 2011, offering several much-needed clarifications for organizations looking to achieve PCI DSS compliance inside their contact centers.
Join Semafone and Sec-1 Ltd. for this insightful webinar into the most pertinent changes, featuring two of the members of the PCI SSC’s Special Interest Group – Ben Rafferty, Chief Innovation Officer at Semafone, and Wayne Murphy, Senior Security Consultant at Sec-1 Ltd. We’ll cover the following:
• How to avoid scope-creep inside the contact center during PCI DSS compliance
• How Pause and Resume call recording solutions create more problems than they solve
• How most 3rd party services are now in scope for PCI DSS compliance
• How devices that control SIP Redirection are now also in scope
Join us for our quarter-end strategy update webcast. Engage with portfolio managers to learn about what drove fourth-quarter performance, the portfolio manager's outlook, and current portfolio positioning.
Join us for our quarter-end strategy update webcast. Engage with portfolio manager Andrew Kurita to learn about what drove fourth-quarter performance, the portfolio manager's outlook, and current portfolio positioning.
BPI Alternative is a long short equity fund investing in listed Portuguese and Spanish equities, or equity related assets.
The main goals are to keep volatility low, a reduced drawdown and low correlations with the markets
Equity and credit markets exacted their pound of flesh from investors in the last quarter of 2018, as concerns over global growth mounted in the face of tariff wars and rising interest rates. Assistant fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte discusses the outlook for 2019 and the risks that sterling might pose for investors as Brexit unfolds.
2018 has been a tough year for most asset classes as a broad range of concerns have surfaced to weigh on investor sentiment. Investors hate uncertainty and there has been plenty of that for them to digest.
Are all these concerns justified or has there been a divergence between perception and reality? We will look at a number of the more important concerns that are likely to shape the outlook for financial markets in 2019 to see whether that is the case or not:
• Economic growth and inflation outlook
• Monetary policy outlook
• Market valuations
Aaron Cockerill, Chief Strategy OfficerJan 22 201911:00 amUTC29 mins
What is currently happening the world of security?
Gartner predicts that 80% of worker tasks will take place on a mobile device by 2020.*
The perimeter has disappeared. Employees work from anywhere in the world and their devices access corporate data from cloud services outside of traditional security perimeters. Securing data in the post-perimeter world requires organisations enforce their endpoints and establish continuous conditional access to data based on risk.
During this webinar Aaron Cockrill, CSO at Lookout will talk about:
- What does a post-perimeter world mean to enterprise security?
- Why mobility changes the enterprise security paradigm?
- How to protect data when accessed from outside the corporate perimeter?
- What are the current and emerging threats?
* Source Gartner, "Prepare for Unified Endpoint Management to Displace MDM and CMT" June 2018