The accounting and finance community on BrightTALK features presentations from leading accountants and finance professionals. The accounting community includes tax planning strategies, QuickBooks webinars and other accounting webinars, while the finance community features presentations on financial capital regulations and forensic data analytics. Join the conversation by attending live financial and accounting presentations and connecting with industry thought leaders.
This webinar will present and train agents on using CSG Actuarial's comprehensive suite of Medicare quoting and sales tools. Learn how to use CSG's Medicare tools on LeClair Group's Advisor Advantage site. With 10,000 people aging in every day, ensure you can quote MediGap, Advantage and Cost Plans.
This panel of speakers from both VC's and start-ups will discuss:
-How to understanding the unit economics of digital banking and why some VCs get things wrong
-Where the digital banking market is going
-Should legacy banks follow suit? Should they wait and see who will turn a profit/shut down?
-What are some of the mistakes that digital banks are making that makes VC's hesitant to invest?
Once a policy is written, how should you get employees engaged? GRC Pundit, Michael Rasmussen discusses best practices in policy awareness and communication. You’ll learn:
• The role of training and ramification
• The policy portal—building an interactive employee experience for policy management
• Getting employee questions answered
• Attestations, read and understood, certifications
• How technology enables employee engagement on policy
As a UK-based equity investment platform designed to make angel and venture capital-style investing more accessible, affordable, and transparent, VentureFounders co-founder James Codling knows a thing or two about what's up and coming in the industry and the challenges surrounding some current trends.
In this 15-minute interview, live from the Innovate Finance FinTech Growth Forum, James will go over:
-Why is now the moment to strike in RegTech for FinTech?
-The limitations of blockchain/smart contracts
-Why innovative financial services firms/insurance/marketplaces need more than just payments
Take this opportunity to join Bryn Jones, Rathbones Head of Fixed Income and Fund Manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund and Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund on Tuesday 19 September at 11am for our live webcast.
Bryn will provide a Fixed Income market update and discuss how recent events are influencing decision making for his investment strategies.
Put your questions to Bryn in advance or during the call using the 'questions' tab at the top of the video screen. A recording will be available 'on demand' after the call if you are unable to join us at 11am.
In this video, Sammy Suzuki, Stuart Rae and Kent Hargis, managers of the AB Emerging Markets Equity portfolio, explain why managing risk is the key to capturing return potential of emerging market stocks.
Join Nicholas Ware, Director of Strategic Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, in this webcast.
Nicholas will discuss how to:
•Understand the historical misforecasting of bond yields and the current backdrop for bond investing
•Identify appropriate strategies for income seeking clients
•Remaining disciplined in late cycle investing & how to recognise these signals
As business becomes more digital, companies are finding that managing risk is becoming more and more chaotic and expensive. Adding to the complication, technology is often not solely managed by the IT department. Marketing, sales operations, department operations, support, and more are increasingly taking control of their own IT. Ensuring teams enterprise-wide are using best practices for IT, adhering to frameworks and regulations, and complying with their contractual obligations has escalated into a difficult battle – one with potentially large consequences if waged poorly.
In this session you will learn:
• How companies are bringing order to the chaos of IT risk management using integrated risk management tools like Keylight
• Where your organization lives on an IT Risk maturity model
• Tactical steps to take to make your IT risk management processes more efficient and effective
• How your organization can manage and report IT risks to every role in the organization
There’s a new frontier in fraud detection. Join Julie Conroy, Aite Group, and Swastik Bihani, Simility, to learn how companies are using machine-learning models and behavioral analytics across a wide variety of structured and unstructured data to accurately detect fraud and suspicious activity.
You’ll see how you can easily clean, transform, enrich, and deep dive into all the related suspicious activity that makes a potential transaction suspect.
We’ll cover how these techniques yield insights from professionals in threat detection, fraud, security, and compliance use cases. Whether in a private cloud or on premise, you’ll see how your analytics stack can become clean, flexible, and accessible through an easy-to-use UI—no coding required.
Customer Experience and balancing fraud risk is a challenge for any organization – couple that with customer expectation of a perfectly seamless experience across every touch-point your customer uses and your organization is confronted with fraud prevention obstacles like you have never seen before.
Join Dena Hamilton – Director of Fraud & Security Solutions at NCR as she discusses what your fraud software needs to do and how your operations should change to prevent the fraudsters from infiltrating your organization.
Mark your calendar now and join us for this informative and interactive webinar on Thursday, September 14th @ 11:00 AM (US ET)
The market still faces its challenges but with Eurozone sentiment hitting pre-crisis highs and GDP growth continuing to exceed pre-forecasted trends, how are we using this environment to create opportunities in our income portfolios? Eugene Philalithis reflects on the performance of the funds and reveals how he is positioning the Fidelity Multi Asset Income range to take advantage of these improving economic indicators.
How easy is to keep track of multiple Enterprise Projects within your business? Do you find it easy to get the information you need out of SAP? Or do you frequently rely on data downloads and reformatting to make sense of the data, leading potentially to errors and out-of-date reports?
Join us next week for a webinar on how you can easily simplify your SAP Project Reporting with Real-Time Reporting in Excel.
What you’ll learn:
•Use your favourite tool, Excel, for reporting on Enterprise Projects
•Achieve 1 Single Version of the truth in Excel
•Easily build Excel templates that refresh with Real-Time data instantly
•Easily build and refresh Project Dashboards and summary reports
•Eliminate Spreadsheet Risk such as spreadsheet errors and version control issues
•Personalise report templates to Accommodate Different Stakeholders
•Report on Transactional Data, Master Data, and more in Excel
•Ability to Drill Down on transactional data, giving you true insights into the figures.
Excel4apps uses the SAP authorisation user-IDs and profiles, it’s deployed quickly and with little training needed. It allows businesses to easily keep their finger on the pulse of multiple projects by providing real-time data to all stakeholders when and how they need it.
Attend this webinar if you are a Financial Analyst or a Project Manager looking to simplify your project reporting…and your life too!
With little over 100 days until MiFID II comes into force, investment firms, trading houses, banks and other affected businesses are deep into the research phase of their projects.
Join our latest webinar for exclusive access to research carried out on behalf of TeleWare to understand how ready businesses really are. Where they see the key challenges and how best to overcome these barriers.
TeleWare research initiative carried out by Censuswide asked 100 compliance and IT managers about the record keeping aspects of their projects. In this webinar, we will explore the responses and cover ways in which firms can be addressing some of the common challenges.
We will be discussing:
* How ready do firms believe they are now and will be by 3rd January 2018
* What aspects of ‘record keeping, trade reconstruction and surveillance’ within MiFID II are causing most concern?
* What benefits will MiFID II bring to firms?
* The technology that is helping firms meet their new MiFID II regulatory requirements
Hosted by SoftwareONE with guest speakers from compliant recording and analytics specialists TeleWare, this will provide practical insight to help unlock the potential benefits that MiFID II can bring.
We will be discussing:
* What impact getting ready for MiFID II is having on businesses
* What technology is being employed to help with compliance
* How businesses are planning to create growth despite greater regulation
* Is everybody going to be ready in time and what happens if not?
The session will be hosted by:
Andy Dunbar from SoftwareONE
We will also be joined by Vicky Ryder from TeleWare
Join this session to understand how payments leaders are increasing transactions by improving customer experiences and enabling acceptance of more transactions with less risk. Learn about:
•Key trends in payments cybercrime
•Passive authentication for better experience and protection
•Simplified onboarding and compliance
•Dynamic decisioning with smart rules, behavioral analytics and machine learning
The growth in digital commerce is creating enormous opportunities for payment processors to drive revenue, yet has also precipitated a dramatic rise in fraud and new regulations. Success for payment processors hinges on growing legitimate merchants and efficient onboarding of new ones. Payment processors need to provide an integrated fraud management solution that improves the customer experience and increases transaction acceptance while reducing chargebacks and compliance violations.
Global shared intelligence provides insight on digital identities to distinguish between legitimate users and cybercriminals instantly—without adding user friction. Case management provides deep insights while machine learning and smart rules adapt protection to:
•Increase transaction acceptance with less risk
•Comply with changing regulatory requirements
•Simplify onboarding and underwriting of merchants
Register now to learn innovative approaches and how paysafecard has applies them to achieve record-breaking success.
Join Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute to explore the modern business challenges associated with delivering computing services in the new era of Cloud-driven IT. He will cover delivering these business services at the right cost, with a high level of efficiency and a keen eye on defending corporate sustainability. Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT assessment provides a management methodology that evaluates, scores, and benchmarks Leadership, IT Infrastructure, and the Data Center.
Find out how this approach ensures close scrutiny, and eliminating waste, from data center power and cooling systems; the asset management of compute, storage, network; and—weighed most heavily—the leadership (i.e., energy management plan, technology adoption plan, cloud strategy, KPIs). Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT customers realize dramatic long-term savings in operational expenditures, significant increased asset utilization as well as directly support a strategic corporate responsibility profile. The Efficient IT Assessment is based on multiple decades of research and protocol development and for our Efficient IT customers, have identified cost savings between 3x-200x the cost of the assessment.
The fixed income investor of the future will have to look beyond the conventional to uncover the yield they crave today.
Nick Gartside, CIO of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses where he’s currently finding opportunities in the asset class and why investors need to have the flexibility to invest across global fixed income markets to ensure they are maximising returns.
Semiannually, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) publishes its perspective on risk management in the financial services industry. This session will analyze the following key risk themes that the OCC’s National Risk Committee (NRC) has identified thus far in 2017:
In the webinar, we will share how these risks are being generally managed and compare that to how best-of-breed financial institutions are effectively and efficiently addressing these risks – often with great benefit to their institutions.
Additionally, we will address how increased risk and compliance demands, as well as heightened public attention, are, in general, increasing compliance costs and putting pressure on earnings. Attendees will learn how best-of-breed financial institutions are effectively battling that cost pressure, while gaining a competitive advantage over other institutions.
Join us for a discussion of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation and the new People’s Republic of China data privacy law and the potential impact on e-discovery in litigation. We'll also discuss how changing technologies in cloud computing might impact preservation and collection in e-discovery, including cross-border data sharing. Presenters include experienced attorneys from Dechert LLP based in the U.S., Asia and the E.U. The session will conclude with a Q&A.
Moderator: Jim Waldron – Director, EDRM
Timothy C. Blank – Partner, Boston
Hilary Bonaccorsi – Associate, Boston
Dr. Olaf Fasshauer – National Partner, Munich
Philip Kwok – Associate, Hong Kong
After a significant corporate crisis event, issuers are often forced to navigate concurrent matters in multiple jurisdictions. The matters at issue may involve internal investigations, SEC and DOJ investigations, exchange listing inquiries, private class actions and derivative actions. There are multiple constituents in each of these forums -- many of which have competing interests and agendas.
Decisions made in one forum can, and often do, have significant impact on the other. Having a thorough understanding of these competing interests and procedures is imperative in successfully coordinating navigating this complicated playing field.
Join an experienced panel of securities lawyers and forensic accountants who conduct investigations, interact with government regulatory entities, audit committees and independent auditors, and represent issuers in multiple jurisdictions, as they discuss the often overlooked implications of dealing with multiple investigations and actions.
Panel: Michele E. Rose and Robert P. Howard, Jr., of Murphy & McGonigle PC; and Jim Barratt and Amy Gonce of Ankura Consulting, LLC
Property is a valid diversifier, with income driving good long-term return prospects. Post the 2016 Brexit vote, investors have shunned the asset class. We believe this is due to poorly constructed products and lack of price transparency – the regulator appears to agree. There is a different way! Marcus Phayre-Mudge will explain how a blended approach can provide the answers to your property puzzle.
Banking is changing! The emergence of digital technologies and fintech are supporting changes in the way consumers use these products/services, particularly millennials.
These new style banking services are becoming much more than simply a way to look at one's bank account, or to pay. They are becoming truly financial cockpits and watchtowers that consumers can use for a wide range of usages whenever, wherever whether it is to manage better their finance, pay and order on mobile commerce, transfer money between them, etc.
We will discuss the way they are transforming personal finance, how consumers change their usage patterns, what are the impacts, how startups innovate, how incumbents and new players are interacting, where are the truly disruptive services, etc.
Is it too late for incumbent banks to try and still win at the Relationship game, wow the consumer with addictive experience and become beloved brands? If we believe only new players will be able to do the above and many banks will become pipes - do they have a back-up business plan in place for that alternative?
Attend this panel debate where the speakers will discuss all this and more:
- What will banking look like in a post-PSD2 Europe and once Open banking models start to emerge? When will that be?
- Is banking culture one of the inhibitors of change and what can we do to change that?
- Define what "Invisible Banking" means to you and the consumer
- What role will Platforms play in this new world over the next few years?
Active currency strategies can generate positive real returns that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes, yet they are underutilized and often misunderstood. Contrary to conventional wisdom, currencies exhibit strong fundamental value reversion—stronger, in fact, than equity or bond markets—but a fundamental valuation framework must be married with additional investment disciplines, such as game theory, to produce superior investment results. In this webcast, Thomas Clarke, a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies (DAS) team, will explain the fundamental drivers of exchange rates and discuss the macro-thematic and geopolitical forces influencing opportunities in currency markets today.
Join HSBC's Senior EMD Portfolio Manager, Vinayak Potti and EMD Trader, Scott Davis, as they discuss our approach to navigating the current Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) landscape. Amanda LaMarca, Senior EMD Product Specialist, will moderate the discussion.
We believe that EMD valuations have now outpaced an improvement in fundamentals, leading to reduced risk premiums. This has occurred as policy uncertainty in developed markets and political risks in EM have increased. In this environment, we think relative value trades will be a key driver in delivering alpha.
•Potential pick-up in US Treasury volatility and its impact on EMD spreads
•EMD premiums are not compensating for global political risks
•Relative value trades are key: opportunities and examples
Electronic signatures eliminate the need to print, fax, scan, and post paper documents, allowing you to transact business online quickly, easily and securely – anytime, anywhere, on any device – with trust and confidence.
Watch this webinar to see how DocuSign is changing the way business gets done by empowering more than 300,000 companies and more than 200 million users in 188 countries to send, sign and manage agreements and collect payment 100% digitally.
· Average customer savings per document of £29
· 85% of DocuSign documents are completed in 1 day; 64% 1 hour; 53% 15 minutes
· 300,000 new unique users join the DocuSign Global Trust Network every day
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink on the 20th September at 3:00pm UK time, 4:00pm CET, to discuss how enterprises are choosing and deploying digital transformation initiatives for business gain. This webinar will focus on the strategies and actions impacting the European market.
Organisations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.
Digital transformation can play out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink to learn how European enterprises are making assured first steps, and discover the following:
- Understand how companies with more progressive digital transformation strategies are prioritising their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies, and making service provider choices to accelerate results.
- Gain insights and recommendations from a major survey of the IT priorities of enterprises in Europe.
- Identify the key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitisation efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organisations.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes
As an IR professional, you spend your day preparing for investor calls, monitoring company mentions and responding to questions. If you’re not yet running competitive intelligence as part of your IR practice, you are likely missing valuable information on your industry that can greatly affect your company’s success.
In order to effectively manage these responsibilities and provide necessary information to the C-suite, IROs need to be the equivalent of a superhero.
Join us for a webinar to get key tips on how to easily stay on top of your competitive landscape and leverage innovative search technology to:
• Prepare for conference call questions
• Know what your peers are saying about you
• Conduct peer and industry analysis
• Research markets, products and competition
• Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
• Zach Rohtberg, VP of investor relations services, AlphaSense
• Kate Walsh, VP investor relations and tax, Enlink Midstream
In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to use technology to instantly find valuable insights and reduce your research and preparation time by hours – even days – so you can focus on showcasing the value your IR program adds to your organization.
Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.
Getting started on an IoT project? Are you going to build a business or a liability for yourself? Canonical commissioned a research of 361 IoT professionals to find out how their projects are progressing. The findings were compiled in a report titled Defining IoT Business Models, which explored the practices of organisations currently implementing IoT projects. You can read it for yourself at http://ubunt.eu/vkTPIW
In this webinar, Canonical's EVP of Devices & IoT and 451 Research's IoT Analyst will discuss our findings as well as the challenges and opportunities businesses will face with the internet of things!
Join our webinar to find out...
>How businesses can monetise the internet of things in the long term
>What skills they need and where to find them
>How to address fundamental security considerations.
As enterprises evolve their digital infrastructure, service providers need to piece together offerings that will differentiate themselves without breaking the bank. In this panel we will discuss how M&A can provide some missing pieces and what those pieces may be. Join our distinguished panel of finance experts as we discuss key questions such as: Who is likely to go shopping? What firms will be targets? Are networks and datacenters more or less sought after than services and software providers? How are assets being valued? What financing is available and on what terms? We will debate these and more as we explore trends impacting this dynamic sector.
Leadership Panel Session Featuring:
James Henry, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street
Andrew Bartrop, Global Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
China is expected to announce a new Standing Committee of the Politburo, or the core leadership of the government, at the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party to be held between 18 and 24 October. How will this significant political event impact the economic and investment outlook in China? How is China’s economic recovery today different from past cycles?
In this 30-minute webcast with Chi Lo (our Senior Economist on China), and Caroline Yu Maurer (our Head of Greater China Equities), we will discuss China’s outlook, including:
1.Will reform and deleveraging policies continue after China’s leadership reshuffle;
2.Why can’t Beijing move faster to cut the country’s debt?
3.How are China’s efforts to cut excess capacity progressing?
4.Where are we in terms of China’s property downturn?
5.Is China’s banking sector heading in the wrong direction?
6.Chinese A-shares in the MSCI: What’s the big deal?
7.What could be the domestic and external risks?
To outperform the market you need to do things differently to the market. Japan's smaller companies universe is prime territory for valuation driven stock pickers. There are plenty of unexpected opportunities if you are willing to avoid the herd, let cheap share prices lead you to ideas, diligently confirm that value exists and if necessary patiently wait for value to be realised.
Portfolio Manager, Max Godwin, will introduce Eastspring’s team based approach and describe how it captures the most mispriced opportunities. Max will focus on Eastspring’s investment edge which is informed by our valuation driven philosophy and exploits significant price opportunities that result from behavioural influences on the market. Max will also address the key reasons why Japan Smaller Companies is an attractive investment universe today.
•Japan is attractively valued compared to other major markets
•Japan's improving trend fundamentals are not yet priced by the market
•Japan Smaller Companies wide investment universe has ample mispriced and undiscovered opportunities to exploit
•Our differentiated approach focuses on what matters most - our discipline around price and valuation enables us to identify the best investment opportunities
•The team's long term strong performance track record is our proof statement