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Building and managing cloud applications is not easy. Delivering one with an amazing customer experience is even harder.
Join us for “The Performance Challenge: Providing an Amazing Customer Experience No Matter What” webinar where we will deep dive into the challenges customers face with providing a consistent experience no matter where customers are, providing real-time access to data and how DataStax Enterprise can help.
Opinions in the active-passive investment debate have drifted poles apart over recent years. We revisit this discussion by contrasting equity and bonds. We look at performance numbers and find that, unlike their stock counterparts, active bond mutual funds have largely outperformed their median passive peers over our sample period. We offer conjectures as to why bonds and stocks differ. Differences may be due to:
•The large proportion of noneconomic bond investors
•Benchmark rebalancing frequency and turnover
•Structural tilts in fixed income space
•The wide range of financial derivatives available to active bond managers
•Security-level credit research and new issue concessions
In short, informational efficiencies make beating equity markets difficult. But we believe that's not the case with fixed income, where noneconomic and passive investors pursue agendas that are not exclusively about total return
Put simply, bonds are different.
Join our live webcast for the quarterly update from Standard Life Wealth's investment experts on the markets and how our portfolios are performing. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webcast.
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Nehmen Sie teil, an unserer nächsen Web-Konferenz mit Gergerly Majoros, Member of the Investment Committee, der Ihnen unseren Investmentausblick und eine Zusammenfassung unserer aktuellen globalen Anlagestragie präsentieren wird. Sie können Ihre Fragen während der gesamten Konferenz eingeben, welche im Nachgang, nach der Präsentation geklärt werden.
If you’ve conducted discovery for litigation, investigations or audits, you know that “Murphy’s Law” dictates that a number of “pitfalls” and “potholes” could occur that can derail your project. These issues can add considerable cost to your discovery effort through unexpected rework and also cause you to miss important deadlines or even incur the wrath of a judge for not following accepted rules and principles for discovery. This webcast* will discuss some of the most common “pitfalls” and “potholes” that you can encounter during the discovery life cycle and how to address them to keep your discovery project on track.
+ Avoiding the Mistake in Assuming that Discovery Begins When the Case is Filed
+ How to Proactively Address Inadvertent Privilege Productions
+ Up Front Planning to Reduce Review Costs
+ How to Avoid Getting Stuck with a Bad Production from Opposing Counsel
+ Understanding Your Data to Drive Discovery Decisions
+ Minimizing Potential ESI Spoliation Opportunities
+ Ways to Avoid Potential Data Breaches
+ How to Avoid Processing Mistakes that Can Slow You Down
+ Common Searching Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
+ Techniques to Increase Review Efficiency and Effectiveness
+ Checklist of Items to Ensure a Smooth and Accurate Production
Doug Austin: Doug is the VP of Ops and Professional Services for CloudNine. At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients. Doug has over 25 years of experience providing 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.
The electric motors market is driven by an increase in the electrification of different applications across industries and the need to enhance energy efficiency of existing applications.
Demand for motors from heavy process industries is expected to stabilize in 2017 due to an increase in commodity prices. Food and beverage, water and wastewater, and discrete industries are expected to continue to strengthen in 2017. An increase in the electrification of automobiles (applications such as vehicle traction and other controls), growing adoption of higher-efficiency motors such as brushless DC motors, and Mega Trends such as innovating to zero and green energy are expected to influence customer preference in the electric motor market.
Equal weighting is one of the most intuitive and straight forward smart beta approaches, but not all equal weight indexes are built alike.
Join Rolf Agather, Managing Director of Research & Innovation, FTSE Russell; John Feyerer, Director of Equity ETF Product Strategy, PowerShares by Invesco and Todd Millay, Managing Director, Choate Investment Advisors for an interactive webinar for professional investors on 27 April, 12 noon-1pm (Eastern) where we will discuss:
•Equal weighting - stock, sector or country level?
•Benefits of low beta screening
•Live case study: How advisors are using equal-weight ETFs
•The buy-side experience: lessons from adopting equal weight ETFs
Please note this webinar is for financial professionals only.
Este webinar explica por qué Openbravo Commerce Cloud es una opción adecuada para minoristas que quieran aprovechar el rico conjunto de características de una solución totalmente gestionada en la nube, evitando así la inversión y otros gastos generales de TI asociados a implementaciones tradicionales on-premise, a la vez disfrutando de el mismo nivel de apoyo a operaciones de ventas ininterrumpidas en las tiendas y a la garantía de rendimiento que ofrecen estas soluciones tradicionales.
Please join Michael Schoenhaut, Portfolio Manager in the IM Solutions - Global Multi Asset Group (GMAG), for a review of the strategy, current positioning and the outlook.
The Global Income strategy aims to exploit income opportunities from across the full range of asset classes, across the capital structure and to provide global diversification in both developed and emerging markets. It pursues a flexible allocation strategy to access the most attractive risk adjusted yield and invests in a broad range of opportunities to ensure income is distributed efficiently to meet the needs of yield-orientated investors.
Don't miss this opportunity to put forward your questions.
Featured fund: JPMorgan Investment Funds – Global Income Fund
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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.
Join our upcoming webinar with Didier Saint-Georges, who will present our investment views and provide a summary of our current global investment strategy. You may post your questions throughout the conference, they will be addressed after the presentation.
Join Simon Doherty, head of Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service (MPS), for an overview of the key drivers of performance in Q1 2017, the changes recently implemented to our strategies and an update on our current positioning and asset allocation. The webinar will be hosted by our Head of Business Development, Scott Stevens, and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
With over 13 years of front-line experience dealing with advanced threat actors from around the globe, our Mandiant team know how the bad guys think and can help you win the battle against cyber attackers.
In this webinar, Stuart Davis and David Grout will cover:
- Best practices in regards to Security as a Service
- How organisations can move from an alert-led security to an intelligence-led security
- How FireEye can provide the adequate tools, processes and expertise required to build a next generation security program
Sector exposures are fundamental drivers of risk and return, with high dispersion between sector returns. The diversification demonstrated by MSCI World sectors is pervasive across regions; a remarkable feature, as it could have been significantly reduced by the large number of stock members in each sector.
Flows into sector ETFs have increased significantly over the last year, showing the ever-changing investor mindset as they move from traditional country allocation to factor, sector and regional plays. Healthcare and financials captured the lion’s share in 2016.
Deutsche Asset Management’s db X-trackers ETF platform offers a number of sector exposures across several different regions: global, European, EM and China.
Deutsche Asset Management’s passive business has recently published a paper on Sector Rotation. This webcast will be hosted by Pierre Debru. He is a Director within Deutsche Asset Management, developing Investment Strategies and Model Portfolios within Passive Asset Management. He has 12 years of experience in Quantitative Research, Fund Structuring and Portfolio Construction. Previously, Mr. Debru was structuring and managing Structured Funds on all asset classes (UCITS or otherwise) at Nomura Alternative Investment Management. Prior to moving to Nomura, Mr. Debru was a Quantitative Analyst within BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Lehman Brothers Asset Management and Aviva Investors.
Participez à notre prochaine conférence en ligne avec Didier Saint-Georges, qui présentera notre vision des marchés et fournira un résumé de notre stratégie d’investissement globale. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser vos questions tout au long de la conférence, elle seront traitées en fin de présentation.
This webinar will explain why Openbravo Commerce Cloud is the right choice for retailers who want to leverage the rich feature set of a fully-managed retail solution via the cloud, thus avoiding the investment and other IT overheads associated with traditional on-premise deployments, while enjoying the same level of support for uninterrupted sales operations in stores and guaranteed performance as in traditional solutions.
With monetary policy normalization in the US underway, managing duration exposure using short duration credit can help mitigate volatility in fixed income portfolios against a backdrop of rising rates.
Join portfolio manager Mary Bowers and product specialist Julian Moore as they explore the lesser known short duration segment within global high yield. Together, they will provide insight into:
-What exactly defines the global short duration high yield segment?
-How it can be particularly attractive in today’s markets
-Where we see the markets moving in the future
Where are opportunities for income in this new environment of economic growth, higher inflation and rising rates?
In this new webinar, learn to:
•Use fixed income solutions to potentially maximize yield in a changing interest rate environment
•Deploy cash to create more opportunity
•Use equity as an income source and apply equity factors that make a difference
James Syme, co-manager of the JOHCM Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Strategy, reviews the Strategy's performance over Q1 2017 and provides an update on the team's outlook for the asset class and current portfolio positioning.
With cross-border enforcement on the rise, companies must consider what information, if any, to provide to various regulators. But that’s only the start of the challenge. Having decided to provide information, companies must carefully consider how to protect their privileged and otherwise protected information, including information subject to data protection law.
This GIR Live webinar will break down these challenges as well as looking at various strategies that companies can take to protect that which is privileged or protected when interacting with regulators around the world.
In the GIR Live style, the webinar will aim to be highly conversational and will include time for a question and answer session with the presenters.
Issues to be addressed include:
•How to protect privilege and data privacy during an internal investigation in response to a regulator.
•How to interact with regulators while preserving privilege and data protection rules.
• How do legal privileges and data privacy protections vary between key jurisdictions?
•How does increasing cross-jurisdictional cooperation between regulators impact these considerations?
•What recent developments should practitioners should be aware of?
Samir Mehta, manager of the JOHCM Asia ex Japan Fund and Cho-Yu Kooi, manager of the JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small & Mid-Cap Fund discuss their investment philosophy and approach and gives their thoughts on the current outlook for the Asia region.
The characteristics of UK mid-caps are a key factor in their resilience. Their great diversity, overseas exposure and potential for merger-and-acquisition activity combine to offer investors great opportunity.
Please join Paul Spencer, manager of the Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund, for details of the structural growth opportunities he's been finding and why he continues to be nervous about UK consumer oriented businesses.
Join FTSE Russell and LGIM for a live discussion on combining sustainable investment preferences and risk premia in one index approach. FTSE Russell will detail how the FTSE All-World ex CW Climate Balanced Factor Index was created and discuss how variations in preferences and factor application can be applied to meet specific index objectives.LGIM will present on the practical characteristics of the Future World Fund; share their thoughts and insights on ESG investment, institutional client demand, and LGIM’s Climate Impact Pledge.
The discussion of data and identity rights is not a new one. However, with the upcoming GDPR in May 2018, the questions on the future of self-sovereignty are on the rise.
Blockchain technology has been predicted to become a major gamechanger to how we address security concerns with data protection and authentication. With banks and other financial institutions holding some very precious data, it has never been more apt than now, to discuss the challenges head-on.
Join this panel where experts will tackle:
-How is Blockchain securing the Internet?
-Biometrics vs password authentication
-Should users have full control of their identity?
-How can Blockchain help with KYC/AML challenges?
-The Impact of GDPR on the Financial Services community: How do banks and FinTech start-ups prepare?
According to Forrester Research, leaders in customer experience drive 5.1X revenue growth over laggards. And although 84% of companies aspire to be a leader in this space, only 1 in 5 successfully delivers good or great customer experience. Join us for our next webinar where Mike Gualtieri, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Rajay Rai, Head of Digital Engineering at Macquarie Bank will share how Customer Experience can drive business results such as faster revenue growth, longer customer retention, greater employee engagement and improved profit margins.
Amid a busy political agenda across Europe, high valuations and an historically-extended business cycle, we believe investors face an avalanche of information and noise but very little genuine advice on what is in their best interests.
On Monday 8th May, Salman Ahmed, Chief Investment Strategist, will host a webinar to discuss the implications of the final result of the French election and the wider geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape, focusing on European equities.
We believe there is real value on offer in Europe, but we also believe that deep uncertainty about the political environment and the global business cycle makes it sensible to invest, with high conviction, in the one thing that we think never really changes: what some call “quality”.
With the new European Payment Service Directive (PSD2) the most talked about topics are the new access to account (XS2A) options that Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) and Account Information Service Providers (AISPs) will get. But as the Directive not only aims to open the banking infrastructure to foster innovation but at the same time it also aims to increase security and reduce fraud.
To achieve this ambition new requirements for the use of Strong User Authentication (SCA) play a central role of the Directive. The Commission have given the European Banking Authority (EBA) the responsibility to develop Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for SCA. The process has involved discussion papers, 250+ comments from different parties and by the end of February, the "final draft" version of the SCA RTS was published.
The panel will make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms and discuss the requirements, the interpretations and the implications of SCA and the RTS.
*What is SCA?
*How can SCA be done?
*Who must do SCA?
*Who can do SCA?
*How will SCA impact transactions and commerce?
Modern fraud detection has significant engineering challenges. From managing the ingestion and scale, to the analysis of those patterns in real-time. We'll first take a look at how DataStax Enterprise Graph, powered by the industry’s best version of Apache Cassandra™, can meet those requirements to help you save the day.
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!
I live in the world of biometrics and when I tell people what I do, they generally come back with two different reactions:
1) That’s really cool and innovative, or
2) That’s really creepy...
In this webinar, I will address many of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding biometric technology. I will explain why this technology is so ground breaking and how when done properly it can make our world safer, more efficient and more user friendly.
Common Myths and Concerns We Will Address:
Does James Bond or Minority Report do a good job of portraying biometrics? Seems creepy...
Is using biometrics safe? -- Are you using my real fingerprint? How do you protect the user?
Do biometrics even work very well?
Is one biometric type “better” than others?
If I take on this new technology I’m afraid it will be outdated in 5 years, but I’m tied to it
The system of identity in use for over 40 years in the U.S. and much of the West evolved as a necessary adjunct to managing consumer credit. As with credit management, it is a risk-based system in which identity is inferred from the consistency of people's data.
Fintech – in general terms - is an enabler that is liberating speed, accuracy, and fidelity in many aspects of finance and payments and beyond. With it has come advances in biometric authentication that are successfully addressing account takeover and creating consumer identity, but are also driving a surge in synthetic identity as criminals seek to counter enroll directly in products, services, and access credentials.
Join Consultant and Risk Expert Richard Parry as he discusses:
- What synthetic identity is
- Why it is so insidious,
- Why it should be a priority for those seeking certainty and accuracy in fintech.
We cannot assume that an identity that passed a bank’s Know Your Customer (KYC) controls is accurate or real.
About Richard Parry:
Richard is a career risk manager whose work spanned the globe in service to Visa International, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase. Specifically, his corporate executive responsibilities were over-seeing fraud operations, fraud policy, customer authentication and identity management. Entrepreneurially, he co-founded Turnkey Risk Solutions, a Delaware-based risk management company that applied specialized analytical science to identify instances when synthetic identities perpetrated first-party fraud.
Currently, Richard’s Parry Advisory applies clear-thinking on identity, cyber and other risks. He works to enable clients to achieve desired outcomes through a structured methodology for discerning and factoring proofs over perception; knowledge-based decision-making instead of risk-based decision-making. Crucially, he eschews indignation for the thoughtful analysis of cause, effect, and remedy. Richard does not drink proverbial Kool-Aid.