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  • IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques IR Magazine and sponsored by Q4 Sep 20 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Investor targeting is one of the most crucial pillars of a strong IR program, and a comprehensive approach can boost your company’s liquidity, visibility and more. Indeed, more than a quarter (26 percent) of the nominees for the recent IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018 say that if they had more cash, they would spend it on investor targeting. Almost a third (32 percent) say this is where they would dedicate the extra resources if they had a larger team.

    In this webinar, a panel of experts from across the capital markets will look at how investor targeting techniques have evolved in recent years, and look at how they can:
    – Boost the accuracy and ROI of your targeting efforts
    – Fully understand the behavior of your investor base
    – Help to identify new investors or international pools of money
    – Enable your company to remain visible in a post-Mifid II world, or amid other changes to the sell side
    – Save you time through pipeline and workload management
    – Let you report more comprehensively to the board

    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.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy.
  • Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility
    Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility Chris Bowie, Partner and Portfolio manager at TwentyFour Asset Management Sep 25 2018 8:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Fixed income investors globally face a huge challenge defending returns against rising rates and resurgent volatility. Central banks are on the path to policy normalisation and in all likelihood the low yields of this cycle are now behind us, while bond market volatility has returned with a vengeance in 2018 as markets struggle to navigate an increasingly unpredictable geopolitical climate.

    In this webinar, TwentyFour Asset Management partner and portfolio manager Chris Bowie shows that even within the fixed rate investment grade bond market, there is a mix of assets that can offer protection against these challenging conditions without giving up the potential for absolute returns.
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age IR Magazine and sponsored by Bloomberg Sep 25 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will explore how it is vitally important to keep a consistent and unified narrative across and throughout the organization when a crisis hits on social media.

    Explore the examples of crisis situations:
    The recent abusive Elon Musk twitter postings and the Papa John’s racist storm:
    What went wrong for these to happen?
    How could these have been dealt with more effectively from an IRO perspective?
    Is there a limit to how the IRO can control the company narrative once these comments have been made?

    Team working and strategy:
    Why IROs should monitor social media posts about their companies.
    How can this be done effectively?
    How can the IRO put social media at the heart of the overall IRO strategy?

    A practical guide to different approaches to social media posting:
    The instant reply: ensuring a comment is addressed immediately, in real time.
    The promotion of the company via positive PR and good news
    The CEO commenting on the business: a good use of senior management being involved and visible
    The IRO addressing a specific audience: keeping on message and ensuring a select audience knows the established company message
    Explore in turn, the benefits of each approach

    The IRO dilemma: social media scope and limits
    What is suitable for the IRO to convey on social media? Even in a crisis.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy/.
  • A Stocktake on Emerging ESG Stewardship Themes: Spotlight on Climate Change
    A Stocktake on Emerging ESG Stewardship Themes: Spotlight on Climate Change Responsible Investor Oct 4 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A successful ESG stewardship strategy requires investors to proactively address ESG risks in their portfolios. Over the last three years, climate change has become a top ESG shareholder proposal issue. Many shareholder proponents encourage companies to align their reporting with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, set GHG emission reduction targets, conduct 2°C scenario analyses and disclose on climate impact. However, the percentage of companies providing such disclosures remains generally very low.

    This webinar gives an overview of emerging climate change topics from the 2018 proxy season and how investors can proactively identify climate-related risks and opportunities in their portfolios.

    - What are the takeaways from the 2018 proxy season and Climate Week NYC 2018?

    - Are we any closer to meaningful scenario analysis?

    - How is data developing to help investors capture physical climate risk?

    - Where are we at with TCFD reporting?

    - How important is collaboration on these issues, through things like ClimateAction100+?

    Moderator: Sophie Robinson-Tillett, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor

    Confirmed Speakers:
    Maximilian Horster, Managing Director, Head, ISS-Climate
    Anne Simpson, Investment Director of Sustainability, CalPERS and Chair ClimateAction 100+

    This webinar is produced by Responsible Investor, for dedicated news and events on ESG and sustainable finance check out our website at www.responsible-investor.com
  • Overpromised & Underdelivered: Common Misconceptions About AI for Banking
    Overpromised & Underdelivered: Common Misconceptions About AI for Banking Finn AI & FinTech Futures Oct 9 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Connecting with your customers using conversational AI can be a game-changer for your bank. Customer satisfaction scores will skyrocket, brand loyalty will increase, and people will take control of their money and empower themselves financially like never before.

    So where are all the success stories?

    You’d be surprised how often banks get it wrong. Not because of the technology, but because their expectations are unrealistic and often the reason they fail.

    Join Dan Latimore, Senior VP at Celent and Ben Terrill, VP of Customer Success at Finn AI, on Tuesday October 9th to learn the truth behind conversational AI for banking. These experts will examine the most common misconceptions that could tank your bot deployment. Avoid these pitfalls and write your own AI success story.

    • Slow and steady wins the race – why quick wins aren't long term successes
    • You can’t set it and forget it – understanding that AI isn't self-sufficient
    • Bots are NOT Conversational Assistants - knowing the difference can make all the difference
    • A good relationship needs to be cultivated – how to optimize customer adoption and interaction post- launch
    • Cross-bot integration is hard – when to consolidate multiple deployments
  • BMO Multi-Manager Review and Outlook
    BMO Multi-Manager Review and Outlook Paul Green and Scott Spencer Oct 11 2018 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join Paul Green and Scott Spencer on 11 October 2018 as they discuss their findings following research trips in both Japan and New York. In addition to the usual updates, the team will also reflect on the previous quarter and consider what might lie ahead for markets in the final three months of the year.
  • Investment Update: Quilter Cheviot Managed Portfolio Service Q3 2018 review
    Investment Update: Quilter Cheviot Managed Portfolio Service Q3 2018 review Simon Doherty and David Butler Oct 16 2018 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    AGENDA
    • Overview of the key drivers of strategy performance over the third quarter of 2018.

    • Summary of the new fund ideas incorporated into the strategies over the course of Q3, and the tactical changes made to the portfolios’ asset allocations.

    • An update on the strategies’ current positioning and Quilter Cheviot’s market outlook for the next quarter.