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.
Tech Companies and Start-ups that aim to solve problems in the financial industry have a much harder time than those, that work on simple consumer products. That’s because the financial market is riddled with inefficiencies, which arise because of a number of separate, but equally important issues.
We'll discuss some of these issues in this webinar, such as:
-Regulations are being updated too slowly / Regulations are too complex / Complex Legislation
-Banks are still the most important power in the financial markets / Hegemony of banks in the industry / The everlasting strength of traditional banks
-Fintech products have weak popularity compared to other consumer products / Negative associations related to the whole Financial sector / Lack of consumer trust for financial products
-Hard to reach software developers with experience / Software Developers can’t be found / It’s hard to hire the right people for the job
-Data safety / User privacy / Safety of exchanging financial information
Partecipi al prossimo webinar con Sandra Crowl che parlerà delle attuali strategie globali e di investimento di Carmignac. Potrà inviare delle domande durante la conferenza, verranno prese in considerazione al temine della sessione.
LA CONFERENZA SARA’ IN ITALIANO.
Panacea Adviser has teamed up with BrightTalk and Rayner Spencer Mills Research for a free webcast to support and educate Financial Advisers.
There are numerous benefits of building a structured investment process, including:
•More time spent with clients
•A consistent and repeatable approach
•Reduced regulatory risk
•A more successful business
The ‘How to build an investment process’ webcast will provide you with some ideas on how to add some rigor to your Centralised Investment Process in order to get the most out of your business. We will clarify some of the FCA guidance within this area and demonstrate real, practical solutions to deal with it.
The webcast will run through the research and due diligence that is expected of you and provide examples of how to do it, so you are well prepared and resourced to do a good job. It will also cover off an investment matrix and investment committee oversight.
This thorough, best-practice session will be of real value to you and your firm and not one to be missed!
If passporting rights are lost to UK payments companies, then where should these companies move to become regulated so they can continue to access the EEA?
To answer this question the EPA has published a report comparing the most viable options for companies seeking to become authorised in the EEA. Having reviewed 15 countries, the report undertakes a ‘deep dive’ analysis of the six best countries to be considered.
Launched on 9 December 2015, the Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust targets growth regions in Continental Europe and aims to provide a regular and attractive level of income together with the potential for long-term income and capital growth.
Please join Tony Smedley, Head of Continental European Real Estate Investment, and Andrew MacDonald, Head of Real Estate Finance, as they provide an update on the trust.
Please join Shrenick Shah, Portfolio Manager for the Global Macro strategy; Nicola Rawlinson, Client Portfolio Manager in Multi-Asset Solutions; and Mark Richards, Global Strategist in the Global Multi-Asset Strategy Team, for an update on the macro environment and the positioning and performance of the strategy’s flagship fund, Global Macro Opportunities Fund.
By using a fundamental, flexible approach, the fund aims to capitalise on macroeconomic trends to drive positive returns over the medium term and through different market environments. The fund leverages 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.
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.
Join us to learn about how companies can provide effective ESG reporting and investors can use this information for investment decisions. Hear from organisations including the UN PRI, Aviva, Unilever and CCLA Investment Management.
09:00 Welcome & role of LSEG in enabling issuer-investor communication
09:15 Sustainable Stock Exchanges: Market need for ESG Guidance
09:35 Launch of LSEG Guidance
09:55 Investor panel: Challenges, Expectations and Approaches
10:40 Issuer panel: Challenges, Perspectives and Opportunities
11:25 Closing remarks
View the full agenda and speaker information: http://www.lseg.com/events/guidance-esg-reporting-investors
Please join us for our quarterly retirement webinar where we will focus this quarters topic around taking a look at the post-election landscape, and what that means for pension plans, and how you can use diversification creatively to meet varying objectives.
Our webcast will focus on three key areas:
1.Market Update – post election outlook for pensions
2.Portfolio Strategy – leveraging diversification in a return-seeking and liability hedging construct
3.Case Study – constructing a risk-managed growth portfolio to meet plan objectives
Erik Rubingh, manager of the Global Equity Market Neutral Strategy, will explain the impact of the unique ‘True Styles’ methodology on raw equity factor performance. Chris Childs, Director in the Multi Strategy Investments team, will then highlight the appeal of the strategy from the perspective of building a multi-asset portfolio.
On 8th February at 15:00 CET, Fund Manager Luke Newman will host a Q&A webcast for the Henderson UK Absolute Return strategy. The ‘Question Time’ format allows investors to raise topics in advance of the call. It will also be possible to submit questions during the webcast.
During the session Luke will address investor questions as well as summarising:
•Activity within both the Core and Tactical books
•Why political and economic uncertainty warrants a ‘barbell’ strategy
•Outlook for 2017 – potential winners & losers
If you have a specific question you would like answered during the webcast, please email your sales representative. Luke will endeavour to answer this during the session.
Never has there been a more exciting time to work in banking and financial services. Whether it’s rising consumer expectations, the possibilities of new technologies and ways of working, changes in regulation or the new challenges from the thriving UK FinTech sector, it’s clear now is the time for the established businesses in this space to act.
Now is the time to move beyond the ‘innovation theatre’ - typified by the siloed or hidden-away labs, skunkworks, hackathons and accelerators. Now is the time for a new approach to innovation, geared towards getting new products and services to market, into consumers hands, and iterating based on real-world experience and feedback. That’s real innovation.
This webinar contains a small selection of bright ideas we believe can solve genuine customer problems. They range from the pragmatic starting points, fixing some of the fundamental challenges banks face, through to the more inspired and leading edge concepts. What they all have in common is that they are innovations that can be executed on today, this is not sci-fi, this is not ‘innovation theatre’ this is about how to #ExecuteOnInnovation
As he celebrates 5 years at the helm of the Fidelity Global Dividend Fund at the end of January, portfolio manager Dan Roberts reflects on the key themes and positions that have enabled the fund to deliver a top decile performance since launch. In this live and interactive webcast, he will also outline the sectors where he expects to find the best dividend growth opportunities over the next year. Listening to this webcast qualifies for 45 minutes of CPD endorsement.
Yossi Hasson, MD of the Barclays Techstars Accelerator, a successful entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor is about to embark on running the second Barclays Techstars accelerator in Cape Town.
Working with Barclays they will look to bring in the best fintech startups from around the globe to disrupt the financial industry. With his finger firmly on the pulse, Yossi has compiled his predictions for fintech for Africa in 2017.
So why should fintech startups be intersted in joining the Barclays Techstars accelerator? Yossi will take you through the benefits of the programme, how you can make 1 years worth of progress in 3 months and how to deliver a kick ass application to join Techstars.
Investors are increasingly looking to Asia for dividends. Fidelity Asian Dividend Fund manager Jochen Breuer believes the key to generating consistent returns lies in companies with sustainable business moats that can generate stable returns over time. From a universe of thousands, which stocks best embody this potential?
Join Schroder's ESG Team for this new webinar series aimed at bringing you the Team's latest research highlights. This session, we will present the findings from our Global Investor Study related to ESG, including which counties and demographics are most engaged, and what challenges does this create for investors. Next, we will turn to our recent Global ESG engagement activity and run through our recent research on US Corporate Governance trends, with insights into our pre 2017 AGM season engagement topics. Finally, we will discuss our cutting-edge research on the Emerging Markets where we have been doing some focused work engaging on bribery and corruption.
Join Simon Doherty, head of Quilter Cheviot’s Managed Portfolio Service (MPS), for an overview of the key drivers of performance in Q4 2016, 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.
The seismic effects of PSD2 will hit banking hard in the next 18 months. And as the regulation lays the foundations for a new era of openness in financial services it is already disturbing the comfortable status quo. Banks will need to manage this revolutionary change and as the clock is ticking ever-louder towards the January 2018 deadline, we must look at what PSD2 involves, why it matters and identify threats and opportunities.
We'll explore how banks can transform and importantly, what happens if they don't. Now is the time - sink or swim, win or lose?
Two fund managers from RLAM's award-winning Fixed Income Team, Richard Nelson and Paola Binns review bond markets and consider the case for short duration funds, looking across the fixed income spectrum.
The terms neo bank, challenger bank, and digital bank have been thrown around a lot in the FinTech space. Attend this panel session to get the full low down on what exactly these are, what differentiates them, and what impact they will have on the banking space.
The panelists will discuss:
-The key differences with neo, challenger, and digital banks
-Where are we in the innovation lifecycle?
-What are some of the challenges (business model, customers expecting free services), etc?
-What should incumbents be doing to keep their customers happy with all the new competition?
-Where digital banking is moving from digital banks vs digitized legacy banks
-Impact of 3rd party APIs on banking
During this webinar we will look at how Aggregate Industries and the ICI Pension Fund have used phased de-risking to take down their pension risk over time. We will discuss how Aggregate Industries implemented their £135m follow-on buy-in in 2016 and how the trustee of ICI used innovative umbrella contracts to move quickly, securing £2.7bn across five buy-ins in six months over 2016.
The Factor Research Quarterly webinar series is designed to share our most recent insights into the state of equity factors around current market events and trends. This webinar will help you think strategically about your portfolio's factor exposure and will cover:
• A 2017 outlook through a factor lens
• Uncovering the link between monetary policy and factor returns
• Current factor valuations and forecasts
Register now to get an inside look at how our top factor experts are viewing the key issues in the global market.
• Michael Hunstad, Ph.D.,Director of Quantitative Research
• Matt Peron, Head of Global Equity
Political turbulences – it’s enough to mention US election and Brexit referendum – only added to the list of factors significantly affecting global asset allocation strategies in 2016, particularly in Europe and North America. Looking forward, how can wealth managers adjust their HNW clients’ portfolios in 2017 to make sure that they are not encouraged to try alternative investment managers?
This webinar sheds light into what is and will be driving investment choices in the European and American HNW space now and in 2017.
Join Fiona Harris, client portfolio manager for the JPM US Equity Income Fund, as she discusses the outlook for 2017, the US elections result and what this means for the fund's focus on high quality companies with sustainable dividend yields.
The webconference will run for 30 minutes with Q&A starting at 9.30am.
In the fragmented world of digital payments, some merchants have shown that they are not willing to abdicate control of their valuable customer relationships to third party open mobile payment systems. Companies like Walmart, Target and CVS have announced their own in-app payment solutions to take control of the entire customer lifecycle from enrollment to checkout, even while continuing to support broader mobile payment initiatives sponsored by platform/OS companies.
This talk will discuss both sides of this rapidly-evolving phenomenon, and will help you decide if you need "your own damn Pay".
Mutual distributed ledger (MDL) identity schemes could empower people with personal data storage and management, permission frameworks for access by third parties such as banks insurers or governments, and even distributed reputation ratings.
Such applications could reduce financial fraud, costs, and crime, and increase returns, confidence, and security. MDLs are uniquely supportive of controlled distribution and sharing of digitally-signed documentation and could form the backbone to identity and authentication systems worldwide. In fact, some claim that identity authentication infrastructure is the ‘killer app’ for MDLs rather than payments.
While anti-money-laundering/know-your-customer/ultimate-beneficial-ownership processes are arduous for high-net-worth individuals, about 2.4 billion poor people worldwide lack official identification, about 1.5 billion over the age of 14.
This webinar will examine how MDLs might aid both rich and poor.
The payments industry has come under the microscope again as a means to apply blockchain technology. From tracking welfare payments by the government, to banks improving their payments products, to cross-border remittances becoming cheaper and easier, there is no stopping the impact the technology continues to have.
This panel will open up the debate and discuss the following and more:
-What is the effect of a distributed ledger solution on costly payment processing infrastructure?
-Can blockchain technology make payments more secure?
-Industry experts' experiences and applications
-Future opportunities and risks involved
Digital identity has been a popular blockchain use case because of all the obvious benefits the technology can provide. On the flip side, the emergence of the IoT and all the data that we now have available has opened up many doors for improving the way we are able to authenticate who people say they are, wherever, whenever.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-The difference between blockchain and shared ledgers and why this is important
-Is data from the IoT a benefit to digital identity, or does it propose an added challenge?
-How will blockchain technology help with authentication for e-commerce and foreign payments, especially for digital nomads?
-Who gets to manage your identity?
-Can blockchain help secure data collected from the IoT?
-What would be the impacts of a decentralised system to IoT and digital identity?
As adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the financial services industry moves ever closer, discussion is progressing to the next level of detail on questions of identity, governance and jurisdiction.
The majority view – shared by industry consortia and regulators - is that DLT networks in financial services will need to be private, permissioned environments in which all participants are fully identifiable, in contrast to the pseudonymous approach taken by Bitcoin.
This webinar will explore requirements for identity in the context of industry-strength DLT networks, and highlight key considerations for industry participants going forward.
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!
Digital payments saw an increase in popularity last year and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. With more and more countries supporting the fight to go cashless, will 2017 truly be the year of digital payments?
Join this panel where industry experts will discuss:
· Digital Payments v the need of the consumer for instant gratification are they compatible.
· Consumers say they want to deal with banks for security v Fintech and understanding consumers what they want
· Data and the limitations of what goes down card scheme rails
· Closed loop digital payment solutions v new schemes v open loop who will win
· How long until the majority of consumers no longer feel the need to carry some cash, or is that an unrealistic expectation
· Will increasing regulation mean frictionless digital payments become a mirage
We are delighted to invite you to join our forthcoming webcast at which our Head of Global Strategy, Andrew Milligan, will discuss our latest macro-economic and market views whilst considering the Outlook for the next quarter. There will be an opportunity to pose your questions directly to Andrew.
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