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  • Why invest in Europe?
    Why invest in Europe?
    Phil Webster, Portfolio Manager, European Equities Recorded: Sep 13 2019 27 mins
    Phil Webster discusses why taking a step back from the macroeconomic malaise of Europe is beneficial to investors, resulting in them being able to seek out a fund positioned to take advantage of structural rather than cyclical growth.
  • SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 12 2019 56 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us in this webinar, where we arm ourselves with knowledge that can help our organization deter and detect organizational fraud. Learn the most common fraud practices, the best fraud detection and prevention activities, as well as recent SEC fraud cases.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • Ep 21: Ethical Markets Media and the UN SDGs
    Ep 21: Ethical Markets Media and the UN SDGs
    Paul Ellis | Hazel Henderson, Founder, Ethical Markets Media Recorded: Sep 12 2019 30 mins
    Founder Hazel Henderson discusses the value of global frameworks like the UN SDGs to sustainable business growth.
  • Simplicity in the field
    Simplicity in the field
    Marc Pinto Recorded: Sep 12 2019 48 mins
    Today’s market uncertainty demands a different game plan, but this does not mean it needs to be complicated. In this webcast, portfolio manager Marc Pinto will outline the clear, flexible ‘equity and bond’ strategy of the Janus Henderson Balanced Fund, covering (among other points):

    •The value of integrated in-house equity and fixed income capabilities
    •The benefits of a ‘through the cycle’ strategy anchored on fundamental research
    •Is it possible to generate competitive returns while limiting downside risk?
  • The importance of accessibility in the digital age
    The importance of accessibility in the digital age
    See Wah Cheng (Senior Product Manager), Charlotte Sferruzza (Product Design Lead) and Sergio Moura (Senior Software Engineer) Recorded: Sep 12 2019 28 mins
    Accessibility is often the last thing to be considered in the digital development process. In the physical world, accessibility is entrenched into planning, development and execution - so why isn’t it in the digital world?

    In this webinar See Wah Cheng (Senior Product Manager), Charlotte Sferruzza (Product Design Lead) and Sergio Moura (Senior Software Engineer) talk through their experiences in integrating accessibility at the heart of our product development process.

    Register now to learn:

    - What is accessibility, and how does it impact us all
    - The business impact of ignoring it
    - Why accessibility is more important than ever in a maturing digital world
    - How we’ve assessed our own product and workflow to embed accessibility at their heart - and what you can learn from our experience
  • The California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparing for the CCPA
    The California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparing for the CCPA
    Eric Goldman, Emily Yu, Christian Auty, and Casey Sullivan Recorded: Sep 11 2019 70 mins
    Some of the greatest discovery challenges today aren’t arising from litigation, but from a new regime of privacy laws. The latest—and in some ways most challenging—of those laws is the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA.

    For organizations with even slight connections to California, and for those law firms advising them, the CCPA can create pressing new obstacles for compliance and data access.

    Join Logikcull and an expert-packed panel for an upcoming webinar on the CCPA, the responsibilities it creates, and strategies to reduce the burden of compliance.

    Featuring:
    Eric Goldman, Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
    Emily Yu, Privacy, Policy and Compliance Director, Roblox
    Christian Auty, Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Panel Discussion: Future of Income Funds
    Panel Discussion: Future of Income Funds
    Alan Blythe, Blythe Financial | Bonnie Lyn de Bartok, The S Factor | Adrian Lowcock, Willis Owen | Shelly Antoniewicz, ICI Recorded: Sep 11 2019 51 mins
    Over the next 30 years, the demographic makeup of societies will change tremendously. What effect will this have on income investment funds? Will people retire later, thus driving up the demand for Income Funds? What effect will interest rates and other factors have on people's desire to choose an income fund vs. a fund that reinvests its assets? Further, as investment preferences change, how will funds adapt to these preferences and drive market share?

    This webinar panel will dive into:
    - how will demographic changes drive demand for Income Funds around the world?
    - How will fund companies need to adapt in order to anticipate these change?
    - What investment parameters will need to be met to attract discerning investors with specific tastes.


    Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investing, Willis Owen
    Bonnie Lyn de Bartok, Founder & CEO, The S Factor Co (a MacCormick Inc. company)
    Alan Blythe, Chartered Financial Planner & Managing Director, Blythe Financial.
    Shelly Antoniewicz, Senior Director, Industry and Financial Analysis, Investment Company Institute (ICI)
  • SFTR Webinar Series - 5 things you should know about your clients
    SFTR Webinar Series - 5 things you should know about your clients
    UnaVista | LSEG, Message Automation | Broadridge Financial Solutions Recorded: Sep 11 2019 47 mins
    As part of their SFTR preparation process, many firms in the industry will need to know more about their clients in order to prepare adequate plans in place ahead of the deadline in advance of this important regulation.

    Having a structured approach can, no doubt, help financial institutions to achieve an effective client outreach process necessitated by new regulatory compliance obligations, such as, in this case, SFTR, ensuring a fully tracked, efficient and client-centric approach to collecting data and documentation.

    In this webinar, UnaVista and Broadridge come together to discuss 5 key components of that outreach that are critical but can sometimes get overlooked, including:

    • How to get the required reference data (LEI, ISINs)?
    • Who will generate UTI?
    • Are they small non-financial counterparties (NFC-)?
    • Do they have a non-EEA reporting obligation?
    • Agreeing on the workflow

    Our panel of experts will also discuss quick polls and answer any audience questions during the live webinar and real-time Q&A session.

    11 September 2019 at 3.00pm London | 4.00pm Paris | 10.00am New York

    Even if you cannot attend on the date, we encourage you to register anyway. The webinar will be recorded and we’ll make the link available to all registrants who are unable to join us live.

    Expert Panel:
    • Catherine Talks, Product Manager, UnaVista | London Stock Exchange Group; and
    • Dean Bruyns, Senior Product Manager, Message Automation | Broadridge Financial Solutions.

    Hosted by: UnaVista | London Stock Exchange Group
  • An Inside Look: 5 Actionable Ideas to Create Income in Retirement
    An Inside Look: 5 Actionable Ideas to Create Income in Retirement
    Lorraine Ell, CEO & Senior Financial Advisor, Better Money Decisions Recorded: Sep 11 2019 44 mins
    Despite the rise in interest rates of late, creating income from an investment portfolio to fund retirement is still challenging for most. The oft quoted standard of a 4% withdrawal rate has proven to be untenable, as well as not necessarily appropriate in every investor’s situation.

    So how can investors develop a workable retirement income scenario? Lorraine Ell, CEO of Better Money Decisions has helped clients create retirement income for decades. Learn from an expert how to:

    - Identify your needs and wants
    - Find the right level of risk
    - Manage cash flow in up and down markets
    - Boost yield with high income producing instruments
    - Position assets to maximize returns
  • What’s in a weighting scheme?
    What’s in a weighting scheme?
    Lingjuan Ma, senior analyst, FTSE Russell , Jake Bambridge head of product marketing, Smart Beta & Factors Recorded: Sep 11 2019 55 mins
    Examining the fundamental relationship of weighing schemes and factor exposure.
    Join Lingjuan Ma senior analyst at FTSE Russell, for an exploratory webinar where she will address the link between Size exposure, investment capacity and levels of diversification of seemingly distinct portfolio weighting schemes of equal weighting, market capitalization and inverse market capitalization.The webinar will go on to examine the investment implications of size exposure across the size spectrum.
  • Finding Your Voice - The Secrets of Women Leaders
    Finding Your Voice - The Secrets of Women Leaders
    Camila Reed, Managing Director & co-Founder Global Voice UK Recorded: Sep 11 2019 60 mins
    Women are shaping the FinTech ecosystem for the better. However, many still struggle with 'impostor syndrome' and are unsure about their career progression. How can they become leaders of tomorrow? What can they learn from peers within the ecosystem?

    Join Innovate Finance and a host of special guests as they share insights on their career journeys and paths to success.

    Panelists:

    Anna Frankowska, Head of Growth and Business Development at Pigzbe
    Bryony Widdup, Partner at DLA Piper
    Tikhoze Banda, Head of UK Region at MangoPay
    Kate Bohn, Incubator and Accelerator Lead, Innovation & Strategy at Lloyds Banking Group
    Tribeni Chougule, Head Of Change Management-Europe Finance at Visa
  • Balancing Yield Enhancement & Risk Mitigation
    Balancing Yield Enhancement & Risk Mitigation
    Pilar Gomez-Bravo, Director of Fixed Income – Europe & Owen Murfin, Institutional Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Recorded: Sep 11 2019 20 mins
    The search for yield while also managing potential drawdown risk is increasingly challenging investors in a world of burgeoning negative-yielding debt – now almost 30% of the global bond market – and declining interest rates. Join Pilar Gomez-Bravo and Owen Murfin in a webcast to hear their views on how to invest in fixed income portfolios in this context – and the broader implications for mandates and asset owners.
  • RLAM & Defaqto multi asset series - webinar 3
    RLAM & Defaqto multi asset series - webinar 3
    Paul Tinkler of Defaqto, Paola Binns, Senior Fund Manager and Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager Sep 19 2019 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    To complete the series, Paola Binns, Senior Portfolio Manager within our credit fixed income team, will be joining Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager and Defaqto’s Paul Tinkler. Paola will share with listeners her insights into multi asset investment from a fixed income perspective, considering how fixed income markets have developed over time, how economic cycles affect fixed income asset classes and what fixed income strategies investors could consider as part of a multi asset proposition.
  • Where now for UK property?
    Where now for UK property?
    Richard Kirby and Peter Lowe, Fund Managers Recorded: Sep 11 2019 38 mins
    Join Richard Kirby and Peter Lowe as they discuss:
    - the outlook for UK property
    - the potential of the asset class as a source of sustainable income for client portfolios
    - the current positioning of the BMO Commercial Property Trust and BMO UK Real Estate Investments.
  • Defaqto Fund Reviews – beyond the quantitative data
    Defaqto Fund Reviews – beyond the quantitative data
    Paul Tinkler, Insight Development Manager Recorded: Sep 11 2019 27 mins
    Join us to learn more about the latest Defaqto Engage feature in the fund research arena – Fund Reviews – and how they can help you to provide suitable advice and achieve better client outcomes.
  • The ROI of Implementing DocuSign: Featuring Findings from the Forrester TEI Stud
    The ROI of Implementing DocuSign: Featuring Findings from the Forrester TEI Stud
    Reggie Lau, Forrester Principal TEI Consultant Recorded: Sep 11 2019 37 mins
    E-signature can accelerate and simplify the way you do business, but how can organisations quantify these benefits in monetary terms?

    This question is answered in the commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study. Conducted by Forrester Consulting, the study determines the potential ROI enterprises may realise with DocuSign, from increased staff productivity to cost avoidance.

    Join guest speaker Reggie Lau, Forrester Principal TEI Consultant, as we provide you with a framework to evaluate the financial impact of DocuSign covering benefits, costs, risk, and flexibility.

    Camelot’s CRM Functional Consultant Leigh Soper will also join us, providing customer insights into the economic impact the UK National Lottery operators have experienced since deploying DocuSign in 2013.

    This webinar is an abridged version of the Forrester TEI of DocuSign study, The Total Economic Impact™ Of DocuSign UK.

    With DocuSign, companies can experience benefits such as:

    • 3-year return of £174,355 from improved internal processes
    • NIGO rates falling from 30 percent to 5 percent
    • Savings of £6.62 per agreement in operational costs

    Join our live webinar and discover the type of ROI your organisation can achieve with DocuSign.
  • Digital assets – an opportunity or risk for securities services?
    Digital assets – an opportunity or risk for securities services?
    Morgan Davis, Reporter, GlobalCapital Recorded: Sep 11 2019 48 mins
    Discussion around digital assets is taking the industry by storm and growing at an unprecedented pace. But as the world embraces the next iterations of technology in banking and capital markets, questions arise. Do we have clear definitions and understandings of these digital assets? How do differing definitions by regulators lead to challenges and conflicts? Have we accounted for the different risks that this technology brings about? Our webinar will find out.

    This discussion will cover the following topics:

    Understanding digital assets
    - The world of digital assets lacks clear definition, and too often people’s minds jump to Bitcoin or the like. So what are we talking about when we say “digital assets”?
    - What are asset backed tokens and how can we use them? How should we understand the benefits of tokenization?
    - How does differing risk appetite globally change the understanding of and demand for digital assets?

    Tackling regulations
    - Regulators are often stymied by new products that don’t fit nicely into traditional buckets. How are regulators looking at digital assets? How does this differ by country?
    - How does the regulators’ understanding of digital assets challenge new participants?
    - Where are the gaps in regulations?

    Challenges and looking forward
    - There are still limitations in the underlying technology that supports digital assets that pose challenges. How do we remedy this?
    - Looking at the example of distributed ledger technology, how do we understand the potential while balancing the flaws and challenges of the technology?
    - What risks do digital assets pose? How do the risks balance with the benefits of digitalization?
    - What potentials of the use of digital assets are not yet being realized?

    Euromoney moderator:
    Morgan Davis, Reporter, GlobalCapital

    Speakers:
    Ryan Cuthbertson, Head, Product Management, Securities Services, Standard Chartered
    Glen Fernandes, Group Strategy, Euroclear
    Sean Sarginson, Global Head of Innovation, SWIFT
  • [APAC] Why You Should Have Zero Trust in the Web
    [APAC] Why You Should Have Zero Trust in the Web
    Menlo Security Recorded: Sep 11 2019 38 mins
    "Trusted” Websites Are Not as Safe as First Thought!

    Today, attackers leverage the web’s ubiquity and users’ trust to infect devices and propagate malware. Website categorization has been compromised. Phishing and spear-phishing attacks drive today’s most significant data breaches, and clicking on apparently legitimate links within phishing emails exposes users to credential theft or malware infections, and possibly ransomware. “Trusted” websites are not as safe as first thought, and the list goes on.

    Whether users are accessing it for business or pleasure, the Internet today is no longer a place that can be trusted.

    Watch this webinar to learn how you can protect your users and lower your odds of a web-borne, companywide cyberattack.

    Discover:

    - Why the internet remains a dangerous place
    - Best practices for lowering the odds of a cyberattack
    - Newer technologies that are solving this problem
  • SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 10 2019 55 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to spruce up the close checklist! Join us in this webinar where we will revisit best practices as well as practical tips to help improve the financial close process. Whether you have a close checklist, a close calendar, or even if you are still forming a close process, these practices will surely help your period-end close.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • GDPR Comes to America (CCPA) — Be Prepared
    GDPR Comes to America (CCPA) — Be Prepared
    Kevin Moos, President of Primitive Logic; Ian Rowlands, Director of Product Marketing, ASG Recorded: Sep 10 2019 51 mins
    Join Kevin Moos, President of Primitive Logic and Ian Rowlands, Director of Product Marketing, ASG, to learn
    • How this regulation affects your company, regardless of where you’re located
    • What you need to do now to get ready for CCPA’s deadline of January 2020
    • If you’re ready for GDPR, do you have to do anything more for CCPA?
    • Useful tools and technologies to help you meet the new law’s requirements
    • How you can turn CCPA readiness into a benefit (not just a cost)
  • Banking on ESG: How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatility
    Banking on ESG: How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatility
    Responsible Investor & MSCI Sep 16 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Sustainable finance and ESG integration are fast becoming a global preoccupation for the banking sector. As ESG reporting shifts from niche to mainstream and begins to have balance sheet implications, investors are raising challenging questions on how ESG performance is assessed, managed, and reported on across core banking business units. From corporate governance and board composition to loan portfolio credit quality, new data is driving a shift in approach to ESG integration and reporting across jurisdictions.

    This unique webinar will dig into the details of how ESG risks and opportunities can have material impacts on bank balance sheets, investor returns and the long-term financial health of the global economy. The discussion will consider key ESG trends in the banking sector from the perspective of reporting banks, investors, and one of the world’s largest investment data analysts. Join us to learn how responsible investment and corporate governance policies are helping to raise professional and ethical banking standards, and how action on ESG themes is evolving in a time of market turbulence.


    Speakers:

    Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC
    Marisa Buchanan, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase
    Simone Dettling, Banking Team Lead, UN Environment Finance Initiative
    Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance
    Panos Seretis, ESG Research, Executive Director, MSCI

    Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
  • Part 2 SQL End of Support Readiness: Migration Options and Cloud Migration
    Part 2 SQL End of Support Readiness: Migration Options and Cloud Migration
    David Bloxham - SoftwareONE; Kaz Traverso - SoftwareONE; Paul Manaton - RiverMeadow Sep 17 2019 8:00 am UTC 26 mins
    With support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ending on 9th July, 2019 what are your upgrade options?

    End of support means the end of security updates, which can cause security and compliance issues and put applications and business at risk so it’s important to create an upgrade transition plan.

    SoftwareONE and migration acceleration specialists, RiverMeadow, will discuss the key considerations to ensure a successful transition including:

    •What are the available options: on-premise upgrades, migrate to cloud or do nothing?
    •Best practice methodologies
    •Cloud tooling options for migration acceleration
    •Cloud migration framework for success

    Organisations have options. Each is worth exploring and you may use multiple options to move workloads from SQL Server, depending on the workload.

    This webinar will primarily focus on cloud migration.
  • What if Blockchain Based Private Digital Money becomes part of global supply?
    What if Blockchain Based Private Digital Money becomes part of global supply?
    Lasse Meholm, CEO, Finansit Sep 17 2019 8:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Central banks work on CBDC (Central bank Digital Currencies), Commercial banks like JP Morgan work on commercial digital currencies and tech companies like Facebook have projects like Libra. What might happen next few years?

    Join this webinar to learn what might happen if these new money becomes a significant part of global money supply.

    Join BrightTALK's FinTech Insights group on LinkedIn!
    - http://bit.ly/2PLQXG3
  • Comment choisir votre prochain POS pour une stratégie omnicanale réussie ?
    Comment choisir votre prochain POS pour une stratégie omnicanale réussie ?
    Anne Bardon, Openbravo Sep 17 2019 9:30 am UTC 27 mins
    Votre système de point de vente fait il sa part du travail? Avec des attentes omnicanales plus élevées que jamais, votre système de point de vente doit travailler beaucoup plus dur pour garantir que vos clients continuent de revenir dans vos magasins.

    Ce webinaire présentera certaines des fonctionnalités clés qu'un point de vente moderne devrait avoir pour permettre aux retailers d'augmenter leurs ventes et ainsi améliorer les performances de leurs magasins.
  • DFM due diligence workshop
    DFM due diligence workshop
    Andrew Denham-Davis, Defaqto, ARC, threesixty and AKG Sep 17 2019 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Featuring guest speakers from Defaqto, Asset Risk Consultants, threesixty and AKG Financial Analytics, the webinar will assist professional advisers and paraplanners with the seven step approach to DFM due diligence.
  • Why Smart Cities Must Embrace Decentralization: The Case for Blockchain Cities
    Why Smart Cities Must Embrace Decentralization: The Case for Blockchain Cities
    David Lee Kuo Chuen, Co-Founder, BlockAsset Ventures & LeftCoast ** Boyd Cohen, Co-Founder, IoMob Tech Sep 17 2019 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    The concept of smart cities has evolved greatly in the past decade. One common trend we have noticed is the growing appreciate for active citizen engagement and contribution towards smarter, more efficient and happier cities.

    At the same time there are competing models for the role of technology in society: proprietary, venture capital-backed and frequently extractive (Web 2.0) versus open, co-creative and decentralized (Web 3.0).

    In this webinar, blockchain professors and entrepreneurs, David Lee and Boyd Cohen will explore the myriad of reasons why a blockchain approach to the evolution of cities is the superior choice for improving quality of life, ensuring resilience and for enabling urban innovation.

    Speakers:
    David LEE Kuo Chuen: BlockAsset Ventures and LeftCoast co-founder
    Boyd Cohen: Dean of Research at EADA Business School and CEO, Co-founder of IoMob

    Join BrightTALK's FinTech Insights group on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2PLQXG3
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  • Major Australian Financial Institution Transforms its ECM Landscape
    Major Australian Financial Institution Transforms its ECM Landscape
    Tapas Nayak, ECM Architect on Cloud, Enterprise Applications, TCS Sep 17 2019 10:00 am UTC 29 mins
    Leveraging cloud- based document management for better performance and enterprise agility.

    Discover how a major Australian financial institution partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to design and implement a customized and robust cloud-based document management system with Documentum and Info Archive through a pay-as-you go service offering model, resulting in major cost savings for the organization with improved performance and agility.
  • Conversational Banking with AI: Pivoting Digital Transformation
    Conversational Banking with AI: Pivoting Digital Transformation
    Anantha Sekar, Global Head, Conversational Experiences, TCS|R Sasirekha, Head - Technology Leadership Guild, TCS Sep 17 2019 10:30 am UTC 29 mins
    Blurring man-machine interaction boundaries with with truly personalised conversations.

    Digital adoption in banking is driving consumer demand for human-like conversations around services, information and consulting. Join this webinar session, to gain insights into real-life scenarios that highlight how conversational AI can enable contextual engagement, quicker resolution, better conversion of lead, simplify complex processes and improve customer experience.
  • Reimagine Banking Due Diligence with Intelligent Process Automation
    Reimagine Banking Due Diligence with Intelligent Process Automation
    Santha Subramoni, Head for Intelligent Process Automation, Automation & AI, TCS Sep 17 2019 11:00 am UTC 29 mins
    From regulatory compliance to risk mitigation, due diligence processes in today's financial institutions are a critical element of client on-boarding.

    A multinational investment bank and financial services company automated their manual process for scanning, classifying and reporting on news articles related to their clients (client hits) with an intelligent recommendation engine—reducing the processing time from 1 day to 2 hours, increasing accuracy of information classification and delivering more relevant content to the business teams. Discover their journey to intelligent customer data management.
  • What's Your Reality? AR, VR & Bringing Personal Interactions to Digital Banking
    What's Your Reality? AR, VR & Bringing Personal Interactions to Digital Banking
    Nisha Yohannan, Head of US Business, TCS Interactive | Howard Schargel Executive Creative Director, TCS Interactive Sep 17 2019 11:30 am UTC 29 mins
    How are VR and AR improving customer experience, and finally closing the gap between face-to-face advantages of in-branch banking and digital banking?

    With voice banking already being applied in business use cases, what is the future for this technology, and how do we overcome customer concerns that hinder adoption?

    Discover the answers through this session.
  • Myths , Facts and Challenges Facing Blockchain
    Myths , Facts and Challenges Facing Blockchain
    Ahmed Banafa, IoT-Blockchain-AI Expert & Professor, San Jose State University Sep 17 2019 12:00 pm UTC 53 mins
    In this webinar Prof. Banafa will discuss Myths, Facts and Challenges facing Blockchain Technology, he will explain Libra the new cryptocurrency of Facebook , list the 7 mistakes to avoid in Blockchain projects , he will explore the job market for blockchain technology , the webinar will cover applications of blockchain technology too.

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  • Sustainable Synergy Savings on Mergers & Acquisitions
    Sustainable Synergy Savings on Mergers & Acquisitions
    Blake Hansen, Partner, Consulting, TCS Sep 17 2019 12:00 pm UTC 29 mins
    Gaining cost synergies is a business imperative for all Merger & Acquisition deals.

    Investors and shareholders expect M&A deals to create increased financial value which come either from increased revenue or through improved cost basis operating model. While revenue and growth synergies are often only realized once integration is completed, cost synergies can be realized immediately after the deal closure. TCS will explore examples on how some of the world's largest enterprises have realized big and small savings opportunities and how to move from opportunity to the balance sheet.
  • API Marketplace Platform to Drive Innovation and Digital Ecosystems
    API Marketplace Platform to Drive Innovation and Digital Ecosystems
    Kiran Deshpande, Global Head, Presales, Cloud Apps, TCS | Bhavin Khambhadia, Head API Consulting & Solutions, Cloud Apps, TCS Sep 17 2019 12:30 pm UTC 29 mins
    In today's hyper-competitive always connected world, banks have to continuously keep on re-defining their business models to sail the waves of digital disruption.

    APIs play an important role not only in inter-connecting internal and external systems but to create a Marketplace-based Ecosystem with partners and fin-techs by securely unbundling and monetizing core data assets and building a platform for Bank-as-a-Service (BaaS).
  • Masterchef @ Agile
    Masterchef @ Agile
    Nidhi Srivastava Global Head - Enterprise Agility, Consulting, TCS | Bob Mahler, Partner, Consulting, TCS Sep 17 2019 1:00 pm UTC 29 mins
    The path to successful enterprise agility is not ‘one size fits all’.

    TCS' study, Winning Business in a 4.0 World, demonstrates that Agile adoption is on the rise across banking firms. A large number of organizations are adopting Agile to juggle business priorities around accelerated software delivery, improved productivity and changing business priorities. The study also reveals that these banking and insurance firms are also investing heavily in the latest technologies around Cloud, Blockchain, AI, and IoT. To leverage the several approaches and many different entry points calls for a Masterchef @ Agile recipe for a successful Agile Transformation - involving the right combination of 'Five Dimensions' - Operating Model, Ways of Working, Architecture, Culture and Governance.
  • Janus Henderson European Equities update
    Janus Henderson European Equities update
    John Bennett Sep 17 2019 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is it the time for true active to come to the fore in Europe? John Bennett, Head of Pan European Equities gives his insight into the disruptive trends affecting European markets, in this latest update on the Janus Henderson Continental European Fund and the Janus Henderson Pan European Fund. His views will cover:

    •The role of ‘true’ active management to help identify Europe’s future winners
    •Structural winners and idiosyncratic value
    •The impact of technology across industries.
  • The WealthTech Talks: The modern portfolio management system for wealth managers
    The WealthTech Talks: The modern portfolio management system for wealth managers
    Stephen Wall, Co-Founder, Head of Marketplace & Content, The Wealth Mosaic Sep 17 2019 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The portfolio management system (PMS) is core to the technology infrastructure of many wealth management organisations. However, the needs and possibilities around this piece of kit are changing and, indeed, must change to support both the evolving challenges and needs of wealth managers as well as bringing the new capabilities and developments that technology can offer to the market.

    Looking back, the PMS tended to be quite homogeneous, a standalone system, often separate from other systems. It was an investor accounting toolkit, functioning as a book of records for investors and, due to the high cost of financial services technology, often limited to being deployed within larger organisations.

    Today, however, the PMS has become more specialist, perhaps with a focus on institutional money managers, hedge funds or family offices. The buyer market has been able to access a wider variety of tools. As part of that evolution, the market also saw the PMS incorporate a broader set of functions beyond its accounting core, including elements such as investment decision support and analytics, business intelligence, client relationship management, compliance and more.

    The PMS has become a broader, more sophisticated and skilful wealth management platform and its capabilities and toolset continues to evolve.

    In this webinar, you will hear from expert PMS vendors in the wealth management space who will provide their view on:

    •The main trends in the development and capabilities of the modern PMS and how these are impacting the wealth management buyer and user
    •The main development areas where wealth managers can benefit from the modern PMS now and in which areas further developments of the modern PMS are or will take place to further benefit wealth managers
    •What wealth managers are telling these vendors about their needs and expectations from the modern PMS
    •Where the PMS sits in the technology infrastructure of the modern wealth manager
  • Assessment of Value Webinar
    Assessment of Value Webinar
    Devin McCune, Vice President Regulatory and Compliance, Broadridge Financial Solutions: Nick Fitzpatrick, Funds Europe Sep 17 2019 1:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    In our latest webinar, we are focusing on the Assessment of Value ruling. We will be covering a variety of very important questions, which at times could bring ambiguity into the implementation process:

    -What is value, how does a firm define it, and how is it measured?
    -What challenges will a fund company face when trying to devise metrics to measure value, including on-boarding new INEDs, evaluation of funds versus peers/benchmarks?
    -What actions can and should be taken if a fund’s value is called into question? (what if a fund isn’t providing value)
    -What is the outcome of the value review for the INEDs, management, and the end investor?

    We welcome your questions, comments and feedback following the conclusion of this webinar. Our goal is to help inform you as you move forward with implementing your company’s Assessment of Value process.
  • Transforming Capital Markets with the Power of Salesforce
    Transforming Capital Markets with the Power of Salesforce
    Mark Nuckols, Strategy & Blueprint Lead - COE and Pritam Pewekar Senior Solution Architect, Salesforce practice, TCS Sep 17 2019 1:30 pm UTC 29 mins
    Banks today recognize widespread disruption and are making strategic technology investments to stay competitive in the market.

    A leading US bank leveraged Salesforce to strengthen relationship with corporate clients and investors though a cloud-based, fully customizable CRM system that gained visibility and predictability into their business and revenue.
  • Operational and Cyber Resilience Part 1
    Operational and Cyber Resilience Part 1
    Stefan Sulistyo Sep 17 2019 2:30 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join the first of Alyne's two-part webinar series, which delves into the components that make up successful Operational and Cyber Resilience. Stefan Sulistyo, Alyne Co-Founder and CCO will be discussing the best practices for effective Business Continuity Management, Vendor Governance and Enterprise Risk Management.
  • The Strategic Impact of Blockchain on the BFSI Industry
    The Strategic Impact of Blockchain on the BFSI Industry
    Lakshminarasimhan (Lakshmi) Srinivasan, Global Head and Melanie Alvarez, Head Advisory & Consulting, Blockchain Services, TCS Sep 17 2019 2:30 pm UTC 29 mins
    Blockchain technology is gaining rapid adoption across industries. While traditionally, the technology saw a lot of adoption in the banking and finance sector, it’s relevance has now cut across all industries. In this session, we discuss:
    • The strategic impact of blockchain innovations on organizations
    • Explain how blockchain can enable not only cost-efficiency but also having positive impacts on key metrics by
    creating additional revenue generating opportunities for your organization
    • Examples of various innovation impacts on key banking industry use cases with Blockchain implications
    • Depict various business models that can be adopted via blockchain and its road-map to success
    • Showcase the new ecosystem of tomorrow and its implications to the financial functions across all industries
  • Investor's Digest: The State of ETFs
    Investor's Digest: The State of ETFs
    Ryan Ross | Allan Lane, Algo-Chain Sep 17 2019 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Bi-weekly webcam discussions on markets, funds, finance and economics. Each episode provides an overview on one ecosystem within investment management.
  • What is tokenization in Blockchain
    What is tokenization in Blockchain
    Ulf Mattsson, Head of Innovation, TokenEx Sep 17 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Tokenization on Blockchain is a steady trend of 2018. It seems that everything is being tokenized on Blockchain from paintings, diamonds and company stocks to real estate. Thus, we took an asset, tokenized it and created its digital representation that lives on Blockchain. Blockchain guarantees that the ownership information is immutable.

    Unfortunately, some problems need to be solved before we can successfully tokenize real-world assets on Blockchain. Main problem stems from the fact that so far, no country has a solid regulation for cryptocurrency. For example, what happens if a company that handles tokenization sells the property? They have no legal rights on the property and thus are not protected by the law. Another problem is that this system brings us back some sort of centralization. The whole idea of Blockchain and especially smart contracts is to create a distrustful environment.

    Tokenization is a method that converts a digital value into a digital token. Tokenization can be used as a method that converts rights to an asset into a digital token. The tokenization system can be implemented local to the data that is tokenized or offloaded to cloud. Tokenization in cloud can provide a lower total cost of ownership by sharing resources implementation and administration. A high level of security can be achieved by separating the tokenization system into a container that can be run on-prem or isolated in a remote private cloud.

    This session will discuss tokenization, blockchain and tokenization in blockchain. In this session I will describe what it means to tokenize an asset on Blockchain and how it applies to physical assets.

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  • Financial benchmark regulation in the EU
    Financial benchmark regulation in the EU
    Peter Green and Jeremy Jennings Mares, Morrison & Foerster; Shabana Qaiser, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Sep 17 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    This webinar will focus on the current and future state of regulation of financial benchmarks used in the EU, both EU and non-EU benchmarks. The EU’s Benchmarks Regulation imposes a range of stringent requirements aimed at ensuring the integrity and reliability of benchmarks used in a vast number of financial transactions. Although the provisions of the Regulation are already in force, transitional provisions mean that many index providers will only be required to comply with the Regulation from 1 January 2020 or, in the case of critical benchmarks and non-EU benchmarks, 1 January 2022. After these dates, EU banks, fund managers and other financial institutions will be unable to use financial benchmarks in a huge range of funds, securities, derivatives and other financial instruments, unless they comply with the provisions of the Regulation. In particular, this webinar will discuss what financial markets participants need to know about:

    •Which persons/entities are affected by the Regulation
    •When an index or benchmark will fall within the scope of the Regulation, in particular its restrictions on benchmark use for certain transactions
    •Specific rules that affect certain benchmarks, such as critical benchmarks and commodity benchmarks
    •The timing for compliance with the Regulation
    •The specific provisions concerning the use of benchmarks from non-EU providers
  • American Multinational Investment Bank drives Value from Procurement
    American Multinational Investment Bank drives Value from Procurement
    Vinay Achar, Business Relationship Manager, TCS | Pranay Nayyar, SAP Ariba Global Practice Head, TCS Sep 17 2019 4:00 pm UTC 29 mins
    How can a centralized sourcing process deliver savings and efficiencies for a banking organisation?

    A leading American multinational investment bank embarked on a procurement transformation journey with SAP Ariba, that improved collaboration and provided 360-degree visibility into their spending and suppliers.