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  • Applying ESG factors into a real estate
    Applying ESG factors into a real estate Hugh Wheelan Jun 26 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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?

    Speakers:
    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

    Moderator:
    Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor

    Sponsored by: Northern Trust Asset Management
  • Scaling Fraud Management Like The World's Best Ecommerce Companies
    Scaling Fraud Management Like The World's Best Ecommerce Companies Skye Spear, VP of Partnerships at Signifyd Jun 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    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.
  • Bitesize 30-minute update: JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund Limited
    Bitesize 30-minute update: JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund Limited Robin Dunmall Jun 27 2017 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    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.
  • Real Assets: Investment Strategies for Insurance Asset Owners
    Real Assets: Investment Strategies for Insurance Asset Owners Patrick Liedtke, BlackRock; Eugene Dimitriou, Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Ravi Rastogi, Mercer; Martin Hurst, IPE Jun 27 2017 1:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    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
  • Mastering Operational Risk. Theory and Practice in a single package.
    Mastering Operational Risk. Theory and Practice in a single package. Boris Agranovich, Calvin Lee Jun 27 2017 2:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    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.
  • Is it too late to catch the EMD train?
    Is it too late to catch the EMD train? Nishant Upadhyay, Jaymeson Kumm, Brian Dunnett Jun 27 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.

    Topics Include:
    •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
  • JPMorgan Funds – Emerging Markets Strategic Bond Fund
    JPMorgan Funds – Emerging Markets Strategic Bond Fund Pierre-Yves Bareau Jun 27 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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

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  • The 2017 State of Enterprise Analytics – from Insight to Foresight
    The 2017 State of Enterprise Analytics – from Insight to Foresight Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer of Forbes Jun 27 2017 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    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.
  • The Key to Unlocking Returns in Emerging Markets
    The Key to Unlocking Returns in Emerging Markets Warren Hyland Jun 27 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Warren Hyland, Portfolio Manager of the Muzinich Emerging Markets strategies will provide an update on the Emerging Market landscape and where he sees the current opportunities.
  • Omni-channel consumer experiences, connecting physical and digital channels.
    Omni-channel consumer experiences, connecting physical and digital channels. Alex Borthwick Jun 27 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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 Revolution
    The Green Bonds Revolution Felipe Gordillo Jun 28 2017 8:00 am UTC 60 mins
    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.
  • Quarterly multi asset update
    Quarterly multi asset update Trevor Greetham Jun 28 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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.
  • ESG Investment: Voting season
    ESG Investment: Voting season Joanna McNeill and Sophie Rahm Jun 28 2017 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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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  • MiFIR Webinar Series - the right systems and controls
    MiFIR Webinar Series - the right systems and controls LSEG and Kaizen Reporting Jun 28 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.
  • GDPR and Privacy by Design: The New Competitive Advantage
    GDPR and Privacy by Design: The New Competitive Advantage Robert Cruz, Senior Director of Information Governance, Actiance Jun 28 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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

    Speaker:

    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.
  • Living with the DOL Fiduciary Rule
    Living with the DOL Fiduciary Rule Paul Borden, Hillel Cohn; Morrison & Foerster; Thomas Grygiel, ACA Compliance Group Jun 28 2017 4:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    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.
  • Panel Session: Bridge the Gap From Legacy Technologies to Modern FinTech Systems
    Panel Session: Bridge the Gap From Legacy Technologies to Modern FinTech Systems Nirvana Farhadi, Daniel Knight, Suranjan Som and Moderator: Paul Lewis Jun 28 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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
  • How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms
    How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms Doug Austin and Karen DeSouza, Esq. Jun 28 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    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.

    Webcast Highlights:

    + 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?

    Presenters Include:

    
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.

    * Submitted for MCLE in Selected States
  • Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust – Update
    Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust – Update Carlos Hardenberg, lead manager, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust Jun 29 2017 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    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.
  • Innovate and Protect Existing ERP Investments with Openbravo
    Innovate and Protect Existing ERP Investments with Openbravo Ismael Ciordia, CTO, Openbravo Jun 29 2017 9:30 am UTC 60 mins
    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.
  • The 2017 Smart Beta Survey - Live Studio Panel
    The 2017 Smart Beta Survey - Live Studio Panel Rolf Agather, managing director of research,North America, FTSE Russell Jun 29 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join Rolf Agather and a selection of special guests as they debate the findings from the 2017 Smart beta survey from the studios of the London Stock Exchange
  • 2017 Midyear Outlook: Great Expectations for Global Growth
    2017 Midyear Outlook: Great Expectations for Global Growth Markus Schomer Jun 29 2017 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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