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Our eight-part mini-webinar series aims to get you up to speed with the main articles of the GDPR with short, no nonsense and informative webinars. In this webinar we will discuss working with third-parties
In a rising rate environment, investors looking to diversify may want to look at emerging markets bonds. The emerging markets bonds market has evolved significantly over the past two decades, growing in both size and diversity.
Francis Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management and Philipp Schlegel, International Business Development at VanEck will dive into various approaches to investing in emerging markets bonds, including current opportunities in local currency sovereign bonds.
Las funcionalidades de Openbravo para una gestión avanzada de las operaciones de almacén han sido diseñadas para ayudar a los minoristas a administrar mejor sus almacenes. En esta demostración práctica, la segunda de nuestra serie de webinars sobre gestión de inventario y almacén, mostraremos algunas de las nuevas funciones de Openbravo para la gestión avanzada de almacenes que ayudan a los minoristas a optimizar el stock, el espacio y el personal en sus almacenes, incluyendo características como cross-docking, wave picking, inspecciones de calidad, prioridades dinámicas y secuencias de movimiento en el almacén.
Analytic Investors, one of the investment teams within Wells Fargo Asset Management, is a leading expert and pioneer in factor based investing and strategies designed to outperform the market with less downside risk. Our strategies are based on strong academic evidence and utilise time-tested quantitative techniques that combine responsive, disciplined individual security selection with unparalleled risk management.
Please join us as we explore two different techniques to reduce equity risk without sacrificing equity returns. Over the past eight years, strong equity returns and low fixed income yields have led investors to reevaluate their equity risk exposure and adjust asset allocations by incorporating strategies like low volatility equity and long/short equity. As a result, these kinds of factor-based investing strategies have become more mainstream and gained the respect of many institutional clients and consultants. We will explain the academic foundation to this style of investing and highlight how investors can utilise these strategies to reduce equity risk without sacrificing long term returns. We will also discuss scenarios in which these investment styles tend to win and lose, benchmarking issues, and common misconceptions.
With Money 20/20 coming up this month, we've pulled together Denmark's top FinTech influencers to analyse the current FinTech space, what to expect from this year's event and what the trending topics will be.
They will welcome your questions but will also tackle:
-Copenhagen FinTech -- past, present, future
The new regulatory vision and framework from the Danish FSA
-Why are hundreds of journalists looking to Money 20/20 Europe for the next big thing?
-Crystal ball gazing: what do we expect -- major announcements?
As the (re)insurance industry evolves to keep up with an ever changing world, innovation is becoming more relevant than ever. Cyber breach and crime is at an all-time high, the Internet of Things and the connected home are becoming commonplace, and we are on the cusp of seeing advancements like driverless cars come to fruition. In addition, soft market conditions, geopolitical uncertainty and the weakening of global powerhouses are multiplying the need to transform.
This Global Reinsurance webinar, held in association with Swiss Re, will urge listeners to implement knowledge and turn it into practice.
We’ll take a deeper dive into solutions to help the industry transform and grow – not just what works, but what has the most impact.
Leaders who put relationships and purpose before results, enable their people to perform better. Why? Because having a sense of purpose and belonging, and being respected, makes you feel worthy, changes your brain chemistry and that changes everything – from your perception of pain, your ability to handle difficult and challenging environments, and even your health and well-being. In a world where companies are competing to win customers, keep them loyal, build trust and perform well, soft skills have grown in importance and are now crucial to ensuring ethical behaviours, achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, and achieving demanding goals.
Understanding more about how our brains work will help leaders to be more inspiring. When people find a sense of purpose, and begin to dream and chase positive goals, the benefits are limitless. They change themselves, they better their families, they improve their communities, they help their organizations and companies to perform better, they help to create wealth and prosperity, and they contribute to society in a wide range of ways. Learn more about the essential soft skills that will make you a better leader / manager in this webinar by best selling author Kevin Murray.
What are the implications and outlook for markets in the second half of 2017?
It has been almost a year since the UK voted in a referendum to withdraw from the EU, and six months since President Trump took power in the US. Now, the UK General Election has resulted in a hung parliament. What will be the impact of all this uncertainty on our economy and the markets?
Join Rathbones Chief Investment Officer, Julian Chillingworth, and Asset Allocation Strategist Ed Smith. In the live call they will give an update on what the recent events mean for global markets, and where we go from here.
Take this opportunity to put your questions to Julian or Ed. A recording will be available 'on demand' after the call if you are unable to join us at 11:30am.
Effective inventory management begins with getting better visibility of what comes into your warehouse and what goes out. In this hands-on demonstration, the second in our series of webinars on inventory management, we will show some of the new Advanced Warehouse Operations features in Openbravo software that help retailers optimise stock, space and staff use in warehouses. The features include cross-docking, wave picking, cycle counts, quality inspection, dynamic priorities and travel sequences.
* An overview of developments in the Chinese economy and capital markets
* The RMB Investors Forum outlined — a unique perspective on international investors’ role in Chinese capital markets
* Attitudes to investing in China after a challenging year; what the survey shows
* The evolution of market access models: new channels and uptake
* The role of HKEX in opening market access and the ‘connect’ model
* Accessing mainland capital markets —equities, bonds, loans
Participation of international investors — current status, future trends
* What are the missing pieces —the role of regulation, what reforms are needed?
* Prospects for China —Moody’s rating downgrade, how big is the debt issue? Economic outlook, stock and bond market opportunities
By signing up to this webinar you agree to be contacted (by email) by the hosts Euromoney & Global Capital, as well as the sponsor Standard Chartered.
As modern finance professionals, we are facing the most challenging FinTech conditions for decades as we strive to be better business partners.
In this 30 minute webinar replay will explore the 2016 FSN "The Future of Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting"" global research findings, and reveal:
The critical challenges facing everyone from the CFO to FP&A managers across the globe.
A better understanding of the changing financial landscape around audit and compliance, cloud ERP and procurement.
Why we need to transition to a culture of continuous financial planning.
How the finance function can transform into a more strategic business partner.
Watch now and learn how you can lead your organization into the future.
You order an Uber through your phone. You get in, complete your ride, get out and say goodbye. You don't even take out a credit card or cash anymore but you know it's been paid for. So how does it work? Is it safe? And what's the future of our financial interactions?
Uber and many other Fintechs have taken the interaction out of transactions but it's often unclear how they actually work, and many of them still reply on a traditional bank. So we've sent Eric Hazard to discover the ins, outs and dirty secrets of your favorite taxi apps, food delivery hubs and fintechs!
The robotics and automation megatrend is largely still in its infancy and yet the investment case presents opportunity. The integration of more and more artificial intelligence (AI) could boost this even further. Simply put, technological advances and ever-smarter AI are fuelling autonomy and productivity to unprecedented levels.
• How is AI impacting robotics & automation, including key case studies? Wyatt Newman PHD, Professor in Robotics, Case Western Reserve University
• What does this mean for the robotics & automation investment case? Richard Lightbound, CEO, Robo Global Europe
• How to access this growing megatrend? Howie Li, CEO, Canvas, ETF Securities
Emerging market debt is an under-invested asset class offering higher yielding bonds compared to the bonds of developed markets with a similar credit rating. Join Luc D'hooge, Head of Emerging Markets Bonds, as he explains the advantages available to investors in the asset class:
•Why emerging market growth is outpacing developed markets?
•Where to find returns in the diverse emerging market bond universe?
•How relative-value trades can boost portfolio performance?
Join Ross Teverson, manager of the Jupiter Global Emerging Markets Fund as he provides his views on emerging markets, identifying compelling businesses with attractive valuations and looking for underappreciated change.
2018 will be a year of change in Financial Services with GDPR, Open Banking and PSD2 looking to shake up the world of banking and payments as we know it.
Attend this debate where we've pulled together a panel of experts who will talk real-world case studies and discuss everything you'll need to stay ahead and capitalise on opportunities brought about by these new regulations.
This session will be filmed at BrightTALK's "Banking on the Future" meet-up on June 20th and will be streamed live from the event.
Will we see less brick and mortars and more digital-first entities? What makes a good app-only bank? Who's doing it right? How are new challengers using AI, machine learning and data visualization to win and retain customers?
Join this session where we'll analyse the current landscape and bring out our crystal balls to see what's in store for the year ahead.
This session will be filmed at BrightTALK's "Banking on the Future" meet-up on June 20th and will be streamed live from the event.
To ensure the seamless digital experience clients expect, banks are employing innovative solutions to provide better customer experience and derive more insights from customer data. In parallel, digital transformation creates opportunities for cost reduction, particularly as compliance costs have put pressures on banks’ bottom lines.
Banks must radically reduce costs in order to invest in the technologies, business and operating models that can unlock the power of their data and create value for all stakeholders.
Join this webinar hosted by Innovate Finance and IBM to hear from a panel of experts on:
RegTech and Cognitive Technology: How can Banks adapt quickly & efficiently to changing regulations using cognitive technology that can learn & adapt to facilitate change.
Open Innovation and FinTech Certification – how can open sandboxes and industry-level assurance drive FinTech adoption
Head of Programmes
Chief architect, Industry Platform , IBM
Vice President , Global Banking and Financial Markets, IBM
Development Manager, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Qumram and Executive Board Member at the International RegTech Association
Applying ESG factors into a real estate strategy: the latest data and evidence on the financial case for doing so and the practical, pragmatic way to do it.
Investors increasingly appreciate the value of incorporating ESG criteria into their real estate exposure – both direct and indirect (via REITS) - but are uncertain of the full financial picture and potential environmental impact reduction now and over time.
They also worry that such strategies might be too costly or complex, but they needn't be: product development is moving forward rapidly.
Join real estate experts from Northern Trust, PGGM and GRESB to hear presentations and ask your questions on topics including:
•Which ESG factors impact returns for buildings, portfolios and real estate companies, and to what extent? The data points you need to be aware of.
•What ESG factors should then be blended into investment a real estate investment strategy: why and how?
•What is the availability of benchmarking tools on the financials and impact measurement for ESG risks and improvements?
•Engagement and ESG in property: what are the technical differences of investor activism in the property sector?
Roxana Isaiu, Director, ESG & Real Estate, GRESB
Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of ESG Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management
Christopher Botten, Programme Manager, Better Buildings Partnership
As ecommerce merchants scale their business to meet rising demand, the manner in which they manage fraud changes dramatically. Join Skye Spear as he walks through real-world examples of ecommerce pioneers who have grown rapidly while reducing fraud losses.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Skye Spear is the Vice President of Partnerships at Signifyd, the world's largest provider of Guaranteed Fraud Protection. Signifyd eliminates fraud losses with a 100% financial guarantee against fraud, allowing merchants to enter new markets and accept significantly more orders. Skye manages Signifyd's strategic relationships with partners and key ecommerce players. Prior to joining Signifyd, Skye held key positions at Silver Tail Systems and RSA Security.
Robin Dunmall, portfolio manager of the JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund Limited provides a bitesize update on the trust and its outlook for 2017. During the call Robin will discuss how the trust aims to deliver dividend income with the potential for long term capital growth from investing in a globally diversified portfolio of convertible securities.
This is the third in a series of three webcasts looking at Solvency II from the point of view of the insurance company CIO in which we address the investment management opportunities in real assets for insurance asset owners.
An expert panel debate with:
- Patrick Liedtke, Managing Director Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for EMEA, BlackRock
- Eugene Dimitriou, Head of Insurance Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments
- Ravi Rastogi, Insurance Investment Group Leader, Europe, Mercer
- Moderator: Martin Hurst, IPE
Join me and our guest, Calvin Lee, Operations Director at RISKID, for a lively discussion as we aim to dispel confusion surrounding many of the elements of the Operational Risk framework.
Operational risk is perhaps the most significant risk organizations face. Virtually every major loss that has taken place during the past 30 years, from Enron, Worldcom and Baring's Bank to the unauthorized trading incident at Société Générale and the subprime credit crisis, has been driven by operational failures.
Many financial institutions have spent millions of dollars trying to develop a robust framework for measuring and managing operational risk. Yet, in spite of this huge investment, for many firms developing a viable operational risk management (ORM) program remains an elusive goal.
This webinar is designed for both current students of the “Mastering Operational Risk” - http://www.globalriskacademy.com/p/orm online course and for other busy risk professionals who are interested in studying both theoretical and practical application of ORM but don’t have time to attend in-person classes.
The goal is three-fold:
1. Existing students will be able to understand more on how to work with the RISKID tool and get an opportunity to ask questions about the subject matter.
2. People who are planning to join the course will get some explanation in what is the course about, how the e-learning system works.
3. People who are just interested to know more about ORM
During the webinar we will cover:
1. 3 things most organizations are focusing on right now.
2. What are the major steps to take control of operational risks.
3. How to use Collaborative Risk Management tools to conduct your ORM operations and why traditional risk management practices involving risk registers and Excel are not effective anymore.
Emerging markets debt (EMD) has performed extremely well so far this year, and is showing historically low volatility.
Price stability coupled with improving fundamentals in some EM economies are attracting funds into EM and lifting valuations in the asset class. Are EM valuations compensating investors for the risks?
Please join HSBC portfolio managers, Nishant Upadhyay and Jaymeson Kumm, as they discuss opportunities and risks in the local and hard currency segments of the asset class. Brian Dunnett, Senior Product Specialist, will moderate the discussion.
•Where we see value in the asset class
•EMD and correlations to oil
•The case for selective exposure to high yield and frontier markets debt
Please join Pierre-Yves Bareau, the CIO for our Emerging Markets Debt Team within the International Fixed Income Group, for a discussion on our outlook for emerging markets debt as well as recent performance and positioning in Emerging Markets Strategic Bond Fund, where Pierre-Yves is the lead portfolio manager.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our Emerging Market Debt CIO and put forward your questions.
Featured Fund: JPMorgan Funds – Emerging Markets Strategic Bond Fund
Join Dun & Bradstreet for a webinar led by Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer of Forbes, to hear the results of our latest research on the state of enterprise analytics. We surveyed a cross-section of CEOs, CMOs, CPOs, CFOs and CAOs to understand the trends powering today’s insight-driven organizations.
Bruce will be discussing the findings to give you a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing companies across North America and UK.
Are you able to deliver a consistent messaging approach to your customers across both digital and physical channels?
NCR CxMarketing software enables banks to seamlessly create, manage, distribute and measure their marketing communication strategy across ATMs, mobiles, web, email, electronic receipts, SMS, digital signage and Kiosks.
•Are your ATMs part of your digital experience today?
•Are you looking for an opportunity to target customers of the competition in a relevant way?
•How important is overall user experience to your customer retention?
•Are you considering the following issues:
-Attract customers to adopt further channels
-Are customer contact details an issue for the bank?
-Retain customers through personalization and more joined up experiences?
What if you
-Were able to market directly to people who aren’t your customers?
-Had the ability to reuse marketing assets from digital channels at the ATM
-Could deliver a connected experience across channels
-Can build your databank of customers and key contact details
-Had seamless management of leads from one channel to another
What if you could deliver a more personalized and interactive service that has direct benefit to you and your customer?
The green bonds market has exploded in recent years from USD 20 billion in 2013 to more than 200 billion at the end of February this year - that’s 10 times growth in four years.*
Green Bonds are bonds used to fund projects which benefit the environment or climate such as clean energy projects or developing brownfield sites.
During this webcast our senior ESG analyst Felipe Gordillo will share his views on:
• How the massive growth, improved liquidity and transparency in the green bonds market is making it easier for large investors to participate.
• Why it’s still important to choose the correct issuers in this generally high quality market (around 80% are investment grade).
• How Green bonds have shown reliably good performance for investors.
• Our experience with investors in France (who have invested heavily in Green Bonds) and worldwide.
• And finally how ‘emerging’ green bonds could boost future returns.
Trevor Greetham provides an update on the positioning of the RL Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs), offering his outlook and an overview of how the Investment Clock model is influencing asset allocation.
Join Joanna McNeill, Governance & Stewardship Manager, and Sophie Rahm, Responsible Investment Analyst, for an overview of our global voting activity and key trends during the peak general meeting season.
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Register now for this series of webinars to help educate firms on the different aspects of MiFIR reporting before the January 2018 go-live.
London Stock Exchange Group and guest speakers will be providing clarity on how MiFIR will affect different industry segments across the most important parts of the regulation. Firms can turn MiFIR into an opportunity to improve their business, register to find out more.
All sessions will include a live Q&A with the speakers and a chance to get all your questions answered.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has far-reaching implications that extend far beyond the EU. Businesses that fail to meet the new mandates aimed at protecting personal data face can be fined up 4% of global revenues — a cost that makes this regulation impossible to ignore.
However, GDPR also creates a new opportunity for those that are prioritizing and embracing data privacy as a core element of their service delivery.
Watch the on-demand webinar now, where you will learn:
•How GDPR impacts information governance practices
•How firms can address EU citizen’s rights to access and rights to be forgotten
•How you can use GDPR to differentiate potential service providers
•Specific provisions of GDPR that impact information governance practices
Robert Cruz is Senior Director of Information Governance for Actiance. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction.
The first phase of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule (Fiduciary Rule) was implemented on June 9 2017. The Fiduciary Rule greatly expands the categories of persons who are deemed fiduciaries when dealing with retail retirement investors. Many investment professionals will now be deemed fiduciaries and need to comply with the new standards.
Join Morrison & Foerster and the ACA Compliance group for this timely webinar in conjunction with the International Financial Law Review.
Topics Will Include:
· An overview of the history of the DOL rule;
· The substance of the rule;
· The exemptions;
· Changes we’re already seeing in how broker dealers interact with clients and organize their offerings;
· What we can expect in terms of future challenges and changes to the rule;
· Legal liability and potential litigation.
Join this dynamic panel as we discuss findings from a recent Forbes survey of over 500 global financial services executives. We’ll address the areas of customer experience, regulatory compliance and overall data challenges faced by banks.
Topics will include:
•Extending a bridge from legacy technologies to modern FinTech systems.
•Building flexible, adaptable solutions that bring speed and accuracy to regulatory compliance.
•Leveraging “mandated” investments in compliance to create new business opportunities throughout your enterprise.
•Blending banks’ vast amounts of customer data with newer, unstructured data streams to completely redefine the customer experience.
•Implementing an overall platform approach to data management that eliminates silos, while protecting existing infrastructure investments.
•Understanding systems that enable you to build new repeatable architectures that scale.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A with our experienced panelists:
‒Nirvana Farhadi, Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk and Regulatory Compliance Affairs, Hitachi Data Systems
‒Daniel Knight, Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services, Americas, Hitachi Data Systems
‒Suranjan Som, Vice President, Financial Services, Hitachi Consulting
‒Moderator: Paul Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Americas, Hitachi Data Systems
Until recently, state of the art eDiscovery technology was only available to the largest law firms and corporations. Smaller firms and organizations were essentially priced out of the market and couldn’t afford the solutions that could be used by the “big boys” to manage their discovery workloads. Times have changed – thanks to cloud-based, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) automated solutions that have made full-featured eDiscovery solutions affordable for even small and solo firms. This webcast* will discuss how SaaS automation technology has revolutionized eDiscovery for solo and small firms today.
+ How Automation and the Cloud is Affecting All Industries, including eDiscovery
+ Drivers for the eDiscovery Automation Revolution
+ The Impact of Automation and the Cloud on the Lawyer Job Market
+ The Evolution of eDiscovery Technology
+ Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me EDna: Two Challenges, Seven Years Apart
+ Key Components of a SaaS eDiscovery Automation Solution
+ Cost Alternatives for SaaS eDiscovery Automation Solutions
+ Can Automation Really Disrupt the eDiscovery Industry?
Doug Austin: Doug is the VP of Operations and Professional Services for CloudNine. At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients. Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients.
Karen DeSouza: Karen is the Director of Review Services and a Professional Services Consultant for CloudNine. Karen is a licensed attorney in Texas and has over 15 years of legal experience. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies - American Jurisprudence.
Carlos Hardenberg, lead manager of the £2bn Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT), will provide an update on emerging markets and how the portfolio is positioned to take advantage of opportunities the team has identified.
Integration has always been a strong point of Openbravo software and we know it is a key requirement of our larger retail clients with complex IT environments, often based on legacy technologies. In this webinar we will explain how the modular architecture of Openbravo’s technology platform makes it easy to integrate with third-party IT systems, including Tier-1 corporate ERP systems. We will describe the model designed to support various ERP systems and integration scenarios and how it can help to significantly reduce the implementation time and ensure protection of existing ERP investments.
We believe 2017 will be the year where growth cycles reconnect and become more synchronized.
Almost halfway through the year, we have seen some surprises in global markets and economies. Political risk in Europe – what seemed to be the biggest threat to global growth – has largely been defanged. But political risk in the US and Latin America is gaining strength.
Join Markus Schomer, CFA, Chief Global Economist, as he explores the key drivers of his midyear economic outlook:
•The global growth triangle and how it’s driving a regime change in markets
•Developed versus emerging market implications
•What investors should expect