Join this highly engaged community of UK financial advisers as they share peer-to-peer best practice advice. Find content related to investment and economics, better business practices, client acquisition and client referrals for financial advisors, as well as tax and pension advice. Further the engagement by presenting and participating in live interactive webinars and videos.
Thanks to supportive macro and political conditions and the spate of reforms introduced in recent years, the Indian economy has been gathering momentum and is set to reach its medium to long term growth potential. Join Gordon Rodrigues and Geoff Lunt to understand what the latest developments, including the repo rate cut earlier in August, mean for the Indian Fixed Income asset class and our strategy.
We are also marking the fifth anniversary of HGIF Indian Fixed Income, which has seen its AUM swell to ~ $600 million earlier this year. Gordon and Geoff will explain why the asset class continues to look appealing when compared with most of its EM and DM peers, and why we consider it a strategic rather than thematic allocation in a global portfolio.
On August 1, news of a bitcoin "hard fork" broke the cryptocurrency world. Traders were flung into uncertainty and many started wondering about the new Bitcoin Cash and what it means for the market.
Should you invest in Bitcoin Cash? Why fork Bitcoin rather than just using a pre-existing cryptocurrency? Will there be more drastic price changes in the different cryptocurrencies? Will the value of bitcoin be diluted? What comes next?
Join this session where an expert panel of bitcoin investors, engineers and entrepreneurs will discuss what you need to know about the bitcoin fork, the current situation of the market, the impacts of the hard fork, and their predictions for the future.
They will also take audience questions live so make sure to tune in and have your questions ready.
Moderator: Ina Yulo, Senior Content Strategy Manager at BrightTALK
David Siegel, Blockchain and decentralization expert at 20|30
Jameson Lopp, software engineer at BitGo and creator of Statoshi fork of Bitcoin Core
Dr. Craig Wright, Chief Scientist at nChain
Steve Ellis takes stock of the EM Debt landscape. He reviews the contrasting forces at play and reveals how this is impacting positioning. Whilst local currency denominated debt looks attractive, Chinese credit tightening could have an impact on commodities and some countries’ currency strength.
Every year, we develop long-term forecasts for the global economy, monetary policy and capital markets. Jim McDonald explores three of the key themes to emerge this year and what they mean for investors.
Please join the Global Macro Portfolio Management team for an update on the macro environment, our positioning and performance.
The Global Macro Opportunities Fund aims to capitalise on global macroeconomic trends to drive returns using a dynamic, multi-asset approach that aims to deliver positive returns in different market environments. The fund capitalises on the expertise of an experienced team of investors, who reflect their macro views by investing flexibly across asset classes using a selection of traditional and sophisticated investment strategies.
Don’t miss this opportunity to put forward your questions, and discover how we distil our view of the world into macro themes that provide a robust framework for investing.
Focus fund: JPMorgan Investment Funds - Global Macro Opportunities Fund
What is the outlook for Asian markets as we head towards the end of 2017? Josh Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, will look at the stand-out opportunities for investors in the region, address the prospects of a renewed focus on value and cyclical stocks, and discuss the rationale behind current portfolio positioning.
James Syme, co-manager of the JOHCM Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Strategy, reviews the Strategy's performance over Q2 2017 and provides an update on the team's outlook for the asset class and current portfolio positioning
Huw Davies, investment director, absolute return government bond team, looks at the value-destructive potential effects on government bonds of even small rises in interest rates, and considers alternative approaches to managing the risks.
Three years on from some of the most significant pension reforms in a generation, Anthony Gillham, co-head of multi-asset at Old Mutual Global Investors and Richard Romer-Lee of Square Mile Research discuss the key financial challenges retirees and their advisers face.
Ian Heslop, head of global equities and Justin Wells, investment director, global equities, explain the importance for global equity investors of avoiding becoming wedded to one particular investment style.
Mark Nash, head of global bonds at Old Mutual Global Investors, explains how he and his colleagues are preparing for a potential increase in market volatility as central bank policy shows signs of becoming more aggressive.
Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, reviews an enigmatic first six months of 2017, and looks ahead to the second half of the year, outlining why he believes some attractive pockets of value are ripe for exploration
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 HSBC GIF Asia ex Japan Equity Smaller Companies fund continued its strong run as it delivered a total return of 23% for the first six months of the year, and remained in the first quartile among its competitors for 3-month, 6-month, 1-year and 3-year periods.
In her second quarterly update webcast, Elina Fung, lead manager of the fund, will share the latest strategy and positioning of the fund. On this call, Elina will also answer questions from clients, so please free to email your queries to your local sales representative or you can also ask the questions live during the webcast.
As cloud continues to erase the network perimeter, it’s more important than ever to align IT infrastructure to track more closely to the businesses it serves.
As a result, gateway technology choices and investments need to fit the cloud model and fit in terms of security use case, value, and real-world business requirements.
Join Dan Cummins, analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Symantec, for an informative webinar on August 2 to hear a discussion of network security today.
- Discussion on the increased dependence on HTTP and HTTPS
- The limitations of Firewalls in the web and cloud world
The increasing critical need for web gateways, both on premise and in the cloud, for achieving:
- Access governance for users and devices
- Verifiable protection against advanced attack methods
- Agile risk management and measurable return on investment.
Important opportunities are at hand right now to integrate network and cloud-based approaches to achieve coordinated and robust anti-malware, privacy, policy and connectivity capabilities, while continuing on a path to flexible, software-defined infrastructure.
A look at Schroders Sustainability team's latest quarterly research insights. This quarter, they discuss corporate controversies and why ESG integration is just as important in identifying future growth as it is for managing downside controversy risk. The fact and fiction about Founder-Owner led companies, and insights on their regular engagement efforts.
MiFID II represents a fundamental change for financial markets across a multitude of areas but what does this mean for your business and how might you be affected by the changes due to come into effect in January 2018? In a live webcast, Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director and Danny Wynn, Risk Programme Director at Fidelity International will explore the implications of the new regulations, explaining why we agree with the main principles and highlighting some concerns we believe have yet to be properly addressed.
Emerging market corporate bonds are thriving, offering considerable pick up compared to emerging sovereigns and developed market equivalents… but with considerably less leverage and lower duration. Certain segments of the market can also be highly decorrelated from the broader markets because price action tends to be corporate specific.
Join us for an interactive webinar where Wouter Van Overfelt and Sergey Goncharov will reveal how our signature value strategies, combined with our contrarian approach to special situations (which other managers often avoid) can help you extract alpha from emerging market corporate bonds.
FinTech is one of the biggest buzzwords these days, and unfortunately this means the market can get quite saturated with content.
How can you grow, nurture and continue to engage a community of professionals who are keen to learn, educate themselves, and stay updated on the latest trends and topics in FinTech and Financial Services?
David and Ina are Senior Content Strategy Managers for BrightTALK's FinTech and Financial Services communities which have over 400,000 members globally. Together, they organise online and offline events where leading experts debate and discuss topics ranging from innovation in payments, blockchain, mobile banking, and more.
Join this session where you will learn:
-What makes good FinTech content?
-How to keep your followers or subscribers engaged and coming back for more
-How to manage conversations where speakers might have opposing views
-How can incumbents create compelling content that helps them better compete with "cooler" challengers?
-How can speakers best position themselves to become credible thought leaders?
-What are the top trending keywords in FinTech that will help your marketing campaigns?
-How can you make the most out of a speaking opportunity?
After several years of relatively lacklustre returns, emerging market equities have outperformed developed markets each month so far in 2017. In a live and interactive webcast, Fidelity Emerging Markets Fund Manager Nick Price will reflect on this improving backdrop and reveal the stocks and sectors which he believes are best placed to continue to deliver attractive long-term returns for shareholders.
Presented by Matthias Meyer, Head of Investment Specialists Liquid Real Assets for Asia & Europe: Frankfurt
Matthias joined Deutsche Bank in 2005 and has been responsible for Deutsche Asset Management’s Liquid Real Assets client distribution in Asia & Europe since 2014 where he built the LRA business from scratch and was honored with the award: 40 under 40 - Rising Star of Institutional Asset Management – by Financial News.
Prior to his current role, Matthias worked in several sales & advisory roles within Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. In addition he was a board member of the Deutsche Bank Switzerland Pension Fund as well as head of the Investment Committee.
Matthias holds a Master's Degree ("Diplom-Betriebswirt") in Banking & Finance from University of Applied Sciences, Saarbruecken
ETF Securities will be hosting our Outlook 2017 - September Update webinar on the 12th September to help investors keep informed about the macroeconomic trends for 2017 and beyond.
Our key themes focus on whether markets are becoming complacent meaning we may be due for a correction as well as the risks that may emerge as central bank policy normalisation begins.
We will also be providing an update on the commodity investment outlook with a focus on precious metals and oil.
• Have markets become complacent and are we due for a correction;
• Central Bank Policy normalisation - what are the debt risks;
• Commodities update - metals vs mining and unconventional oil’s impact in energy markets.
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 his outlook for the asset class and why investors need to have the flexibility to invest across global fixed income markets to ensure they are maximising returns.
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?
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?
Digital transformation is increasingly becoming a major strategic issue for banks. They increasingly understand that digital is not just another distribution channel but a major change in their business models, functioning, cultures themselves with major impacts and demanding change programs across the whole business and value chains.
We will assess how these transformations are taking place, how do they impact the financial services sector, how the implementation of technologies such as blockchain are accelerating the transformation, where are the convergence and in particular how best startups and incumbents can work together.
Moderator: Jean-stephane Gourevitch
Alexa Fernandez, Head of FinTech Partnerships at BBVA
Christoffer Hernaes, Chief Digital Officer at Skandiabanken
Arthur Leung, Product Lead at Curve
Laurence Leyden, General Manager for Financial Services at SAP