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Anand Subramaniam, Principal Architect AI & ML Practice, Aspire Systems & Anusha Natrajan, Research Analyst, Aspire SystemsRecorded: Jul 10 201944 mins
You’ve probably heard around that data strategy is the heart of any AI application inside a bank. The more data you have about your customers – the better your banking services can get. The math tells us that it’s cheaper for banks to cross sell and up sell services to existing customers. For banks to upscale their services they will have to better product recommendations. You will have to invest heavily on AI not knowing whether it can have a positive impact on ROI. How can you use analytics dipped with AI/ML to provide 99% accurate recommendation to customers?
It’s definitely not complicated. Luckily, we are here to solve this mystery for you. In this webinar, you can grab the following insights from our AI/ML expert
1.The science of data and machine learning models for accurate predictions
2.How you can get a single view of a customer
3.Picking critical data points to stitch possible recommendations together
4.Powering a know-it-all AI/ML framework inside your organization
During the webinar our expert will aim to solve most of your AI/ML doubts– feel free to throw in a few questions during our live Q&A session.
David Jane & Anthony RaynerRecorded: Jul 9 201939 mins
In this webinar, Miton multi asset fund managers David Jane and Anthony Rayner will discuss their outlook and thoughts on the macroeconomic environment and current fund positioning, as well as themes such as technological and demographic change.
Turning the risk of system collapse into an investable opportunity
Join us on this webinar to find out how investors are assessing ocean risks like acidification, biodiversity loss, and plastics pollution, and how leaders plan to align their portfolios with principles for a sustainable blue economy. Ahead of G20 and G7 meetings this summer, it is an important time for investors to discuss tools for mobilising private capital to support a sustainable, climate-secure Blue Economy. Speakers will also consider approaches to modelling the investment implications of the phase-out of fossil fuel-based plastics and other unsustainable activities.
The transition from a conventional, extraction-focused ocean economy to a sustainable, climate-secure Blue Economy is a tremendous economic and investment opportunity for all investors. This unique webinar will bring together leading investors to debate the risks and opportunities for profiting from ocean resources in a sustainable manner while unlocking long-term value into the future.
Charlotte Kaiser, Acting Managing Director, NatureVest
Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Leader, WWF
Rolando Morillo, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Capital Management
Anders Nordheim, Lead, Ecosystems and Sustainable Land Use, UN Environment Finance Initiative
Christof Rühl, Advisory Board, Crystol Energy
Moderator: Dennis Fritsch, Researcher, Responsible Investor
Abdullah Al Busairi, KMEFIC, Gary Rynhoud, FTSE RussellRecorded: Jul 4 201934 mins
Following MSCI's decision to upgrade Kuwait to Emerging Market status, and estimated $2.8 Billion of passive flows will be directed to the Gulf state. In this webinar, Kuwait & Middle Eastern Financial Investment Company joins HANetf to give a local perspective on this important development and index provider, FTSE Russell explain their methodology and approach.
How will investors respond to green fiscal policy and a new wave of central bank action on climate targets? Join us to find out.
Following the G20 Osaka Summit, RI is bringing together global central banking leaders to consider how ESG and climate risk integration into central banking and monetary policy across G20 member states could influence the investment decision-making of global investors.
As fiscal policy makers and macroprudential regulators within the Network for Greening the Financial System get down to business, investors are waking up to the potential for climate-aligned monetary policy that could nudge economies towards alignment with the 2 degree targets committed to in the Paris Agreement.
From the integration of climate risk management into the work of supervisory authorities to the incorporation of sustainability criteria into central banks’ portfolio management functions for the world’s largest treasuries, many G20 central banks are moving faster than the investment community. This webinar is a chance for the global investment community to better understand what’s in store and to discuss investor responses to the greening of central bank balance sheets.
Henner Asche, Deputy Director General Markets, Deutsche Bundesbank
Richard Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
Sini Matikainen, Senior Analyst, Bank of England
Moderator: Dr. Paola D’Orazio, Chair of Macroeconomics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
HANetf, Jay Pelosky, CIO, TPW Investment Management, Kyle Parker, Director of Research, EMQQRecorded: Jun 27 201959 mins
The upcoming G20 Osaka meeting on June 28-29 will see Presidents Trump and Xi attempt to resolve the ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
We look at the interplay between tariff costs and stimulus benefits in regards to China’s growth profile, identify which sectors are most at risk from a prolonged trade dispute, examine the implications for the ROW and assess the cross asset impact on global portfolios.
FinTech Futures and OneSpanRecorded: Jun 27 201960 mins
Join this Fintech Futures webinar in association with OneSpan on 27 June 2019 at 2PM UK time and hear expert speakers discuss how the emergence of secure digital identity solution is irrevocably linked to successful customer engagement strategies and the transformation of financial institutions.
Customer identity verification during the account opening process is one of the fastest growing business requirements for financial institutions. Whether to satisfy Know Your Customer and prevent fraud in an account opening process or as evidence for electronic signature.
In an interconnected world, consumers expect to manager their financial affairs digitally, seamlessly, in real-time through their channel of choice. This requires banks to embrace different strategies for each, especially where the applicant is not face-to-face.
Jim Wright, manager of the LF Miton Global Infrastructure Income FundRecorded: Jun 26 201945 mins
In this webinar, Jim Wright, manager of the LF Miton Global Infrastructure Income Fund, will discuss the effect of the changing political landscape on infrastructure assets as well as outline his current positioning and outlook for the fund.
Althaf Ali, DevOps Solution ArchitectRecorded: Jun 25 201955 mins
Aspire is conducting this webinar on the topic “Securing and Monitoring Microservices Application in Kubernetes - Do’s and Don’ts”. This webinar is aimed at helping organizations understand the best practices for End to End Kubernetes implementation for increased scalability and modularity. This session will provide insights into how Security and Monitoring can be done from a CI/CD perspective.
· Key elements of Security in Kubernetes CI and CD
· Factors to be considered for ensuring Security for an End to End Kubernetes Implementation
· Ways to Monitor Kubernetes Infrastructure and Applications
· Demo of Kubernetes monitoring using ELK
One of the UK’s largest and oldest high street banks is investing over £3 billion to deploy new technology that will make banking simpler and easier for customers and drive operational efficiencies. Improving digital services and creating a digital workplace are central to this transformation.
Research by networking specialists, Aruba, finds there are clear benefits to being a ‘digital revolutionary’ – an employee who works in a fully-enabled digital workplace – versus a ‘digital laggard’ - those that have less access to workplace technology. These include increased productivity, collaboration and job satisfaction.
The bank wanted to introduce an alternative to the existing mobile phone offering for better colleague choice, to improve collaboration and increase productivity. They came to TeleWare based on our expertise in mobile communications to specifically help them to:
•Move from wired to wireless communications technology
•Support them in adopting modern working practices
•To provide an alternative to the existing mobile phone offering
•To provide greater colleague choice
In this exclusive interview with pivotal TeleWare stakeholders on this project, find out how TeleWare are helping this major bank transform its mobile communications offering for colleagues.
Financial Services professionals
HR professionals interested in employee engagement
What you’ll take away:
Unique insight into how a tier 1 bank is using Re:Call to improve employee engagement and mobility can have positive impacts on your bottom line.
Hosted by Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWare
Nick Reaks, Sales and Customer Director, TeleWare
Alan Clarke, Technical Project Lead, TeleWare
Anand Subramaniam, Principal Architect AI & ML Practice, Aspire Systems & Anusha Natrajan, Research Analyst, Aspire SystemsRecorded: Jun 18 201929 mins
Aspire Systems Original Series - Banking in the Age of Siri
Episode 1 – Bank and Chill – Redefine Customer Segmentation with AI
Let’s just call it as it is! Netflix has a high-powered, customer centric AI model. The way Netflix uses Artificial Intelligence to give their customers accurate recommendations is nothing short of mind-blowing.
Now, what if we told you that banks can be the Netflix of the Finance Industry by just adopting an advanced AI system? It’s true; banks can do so much more for their customers, with such little effort as long as Artificial Intelligence has your back!
Join us to discover the endless possibilities AI has to offer, and why it is important to take action now. In this webinar learn how to:
1.Identify and predict current and future customer segments
2.Construct collaborative models for insightful AI processes
3.Identify different customer touchpoints and pain points across various platforms for effective customer segmentation
Tune in on June 18th, 2019 at 01:00 pm ACT to uncover all the tricks of the trade! Register Now!
Low-carbon and multifactor investing have registered rapid growth in recent years but their combination in a single strategy represents a challenge as popular factors tilt portfolios towards carbon-related assets and carbon-intensive activities.
In this webinar, Responsible Investor will hear from Frédéric Ducoulombier, ESG Director of Scientific Beta about a portfolio construction that is consistent with the support of the transition to a low carbon economy, materially reduces exposure to transition risks and protects scientifically validated sources of financial performance:
- ESG incorporation philosophy protecting against greenwashing and datamining.
- Decarbonisation approaches incentivising the transition and reducing asset stranding and carbon intensity risks.
- Construction steps delivering Low Carbon multi-smart factor indices with high resilience to transition risks and outperformance relative to market indices.
Join the webinar and put your questions to the smart beta investment specialist.
Jason Griffin, Director of Business Development & Capital MarketsRecorded: Jun 12 201938 mins
The white-label ETF revolution has come to Europe, opening the door for new asset managers and new ideas. In this webinar, we look at the unique ETF strategies that have been brought to market through the HANetf platform.
Carlos Moreno and Thomas BrownRecorded: Jun 12 201940 mins
In this webinar, Carlos Moreno and Thomas Brown, fund managers of the LF Miton European Opportunities Fund, will explore how they find opportunities across the market cap spectrum, despite concerns over factors such as Italian debt, and a gloomy view regarding the immediate future of the German economy.
Matt McPhail, Global Director of Systems Engineering, Scale ComputingRecorded: Jun 6 201948 mins
Scale Computing HC3 Edge virtualization infrastructure provides enterprise-class features to remote locations and boosts edge computing capabilities with disaster recovery. This allows you to run today’s legacy IT applications as well as quickly and easily implement transformative, mission-critical applications for IoT monitoring and devices as needed. In this webinar you’ll learn:
• How computing at the edge is increasing because of IoT.
• Why IoT devices located at the edge need local computing resources of with the reliability and availability of a full datacenter.
• How you can decrease hardware investment needed to provide high availability for edge and IoT workloads.
• How you can optimize individual locations for the required workloads.
• How you can communicate and offload data to the cloud.
Schroder Adveq’s Lee Gardella, Steve Yang, and Ethan VogelhutRecorded: Jun 5 201920 mins
Please join us as we provide our views on where we are sourcing the best ideas in buyouts, venture capital, and more.
Hosted by Schroder Adveq’s Lee Gardella, and joined by Ethan Vogelhut, Head of Buyouts, Americas, and Steve Yang, Head of Global Venture, this webinar will focus on the features and benefits of several key areas within the current global private equity market.
Watch our video on how to save your 40% of EMV test cases cost and to increase your 90% of automation coverage. The Robotic arm is capable of swiping, inserting, and scanning bar codes and many more. This makes it the best choice for organizations that find it difficult to test their POS systems.
Jothi Rengarajan – Principal Architect, Chandramouli Parasuraman – Technical ArchitectRecorded: Jun 4 201953 mins
This webinar helps decision makers and influencers to objectively assess if their organization should move to Microservices or not. It throws light on various obvious and less explored hidden business aspects that need to be factored in to decide if Microservices is the ‘make or break’ factor for your business. The webinar also helps in calculating the long term ROI of a Microservices transition.
• Decision Framework for Microservices Migration
• Long term ROI of Microservices
• Examples - Experiences and Expressions
Corporate Secretary and NasdaqRecorded: May 30 201941 mins
One of a board’s key responsibilities is communicating to management and the company as a whole about strategy and where the organization is headed. It is also essential that members of the board – CEO, chair, committee heads and other directors – learn to communicate between themselves effectively.
Governance teams spend a lot of time and effort helping deliver information to boards and keeping directors up to date on emerging risks, compliance requirements and other developments affecting the company. They also need to help ensure communications from and within the board are tailored properly and are delivered to the right people at the right time and in the right way.
Our panel of experts will discuss issues including:
•In what areas should the board focus its communications to management?
•How can the board best frame and deliver its messages on strategy and other topics?
•How can governance teams best manage and guide board communications?
•What are best practices for communications within the board?
•What mistakes should boards avoid making in delivering information to employees?
From pioneering Clean Energy Bond programs to flexing their stewardship muscle on key social issues during the proxy season, public sector pensions are waking up to their influence in the capital markets. This unique webinar will explore the market power of public sector pension funds in accelerating the energy transition, enhancing corporate governance standards at the world’s largest corporations, and in addressing key social issues holding back economic growth - inequality and systematic under-investment in human capital development, clean energy and transport infrastructure.
Join us to learn how state and municipal treasurers are responding to key ESG themes, and how public pension funds are assessing the reality of sustainable investing. Find out who is leading the way, and what lessons have been learned en route to more robust ESG integration and long-term value creation.
● Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
● Randy Rice, General Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island
● Millicent Budhai, Director of Corporate Governance, NYC Comptroller's Office
Moderator: Paul Verney, Journalist, Responsible Investor
For decades the UK Equity Income sector has been the foundation of many UK investor portfolios and has hosted a number of our most celebrated fund managers.
However, the traditional approach to generating income from a UK equity portfolio has increasingly come under threat with a number of the large income-generating sectors becoming ex-growth.
Too often UK income investors find themselves reliant on a small number of high yielding businesses whose best days are behind them and where dividend payments look fragile.
All of this has come at a time when investors have prized growth over value and are shunning UK equities in the light of the chaos that is Brexit.
When we launched the TB Saracen UK Income fund in April 2015 we were determined to take a different approach in the light of such challenges.
We believe that valuation still matters and that equity income funds should provide investors with a high and growing income.
In this webcast we shall introduce the TB Saracen UK Income fund to a wider audience and outline why we feel the Fund is well positioned to meet the needs of income investors.
Some of the key themes we will address include:
- The outlook for UK dividend growth
- Why value strategies are still relevant in a changing world
- The importance of a focussed, ‘multicap’ approach
Presented by :
Scott McKenzie, Fund Manager , TB Saracen UK Income Fund
Ellie Sluys , Communications Manager, Saracen Fund Managers
Jonathan Watts-Lay, WEALTH at work, Michael Clark, CBC Pension Services, David Davison, Spence & Partners, Tim Middleton, PMIJul 17 20199:00 amUTC45 mins
The webinar will consider how employers and Trustees can help employees and pension scheme members overcome the risks they face at-retirement such as falling for a scam, buying inappropriate retirement products, paying more tax than necessary or ultimately running out of money.
Paul Holland, Chief Operating Officer at FLEETCOR & Toby Poston, BVRLA Director of Communications and External RelationsJul 17 20191:00 pmUTC45 mins
This is the third of our series of webinars on issues facing fleet managers and the fuel sector in the UK. During this session, we will provide an update on current UK fuel prices and possible future cost and usage trends.
These regular webinars are becoming an established and popular online event in the fleet industry, because Allstar Business Solutions has insight that few other fleet businesses can match.
Fuel cost control and management is a vital element of running a fleet, and our fuel cards enable more than 50,000 UK businesses to keep 1.5 million drivers on the road, giving us granular-level data about vehicles, drivers, prices and other influencing factors. This information provides us with unparalleled knowledge about fleet management, which you could then be using in your own business.
The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) will also be joining us to talk about the wider industry issues they are involved with, both on the ground and in the corridors of power: fuel policies and duty, the future of BIK taxation, the effects of Ultra Low Emission Zones on businesses and the transition to electric and mobility solutions.
Joining our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Holland, for this thought-provoking, informative webinar will be ex-Fleet News and Fleet World journalist Steve Moody, and Toby Poston, BVRLA Director of Communications and External Relations.
Simon Doherty and David ButlerJul 17 20191:00 pmUTC60 mins
Join Simon Doherty, Lead Portfolio Manager of the MPS strategies, and David Butler, Strategic Accounts Director on 17th July at 14:00 BST as we discuss performance for the MPS models over the third quarter and what we can expect at a critical juncture for markets.
According to Gartner, 34% Product Marketers at Technology & Service Providers select retaining clients as one of their most important challenge. Growth continues to be a strategic business priority for CEOs. This webcast presents 4 strategies companies can adopt to improve customer retention & grow the business
David Vickers, Senior Portfolio Manager at Russell Investments, discusses how the team are positioning the portfolios against the backdrop of global market uncertainty.
• U.S. recession risks: What are the signs indicating this is on the horizon?
• Trade wars: Is the current situation the same/better/worse than foreseen earlier this year?
• Portfolios: A brief update on current positioning and outlook
Clara Abraham, GRC Consultant; Swetha Shankar, ServiceNow Specialist; Kaviarasan S, ServiceNow Evangelist.Jul 18 20195:00 pmUTC60 mins
ServiceNow has released its GRC product to help businesses respond to threats and risks in real time, and transform their inefficient processes to improve the overall security. In this webinar series, we are aiming to help businesses understand the importance of GRC and how to take baby steps in implementing GRC and achieve maturity. Here are the desired profiles who would benefit from this webinar series: Audit Committee, Compliance officers, Risk officers, IT Steering Committee, Directors of IT and ITSM, ServiceNow Owners and GRC consultants.
Key takeaways from this session include:
· Demystifying GRC complexities - Automation and Simplification
· Building blocks of GRC in ServiceNow
· Stages of GRC maturity
· Semi-automated GRC/IRM processes using ServiceNow
Financial service companies will need to lead the charge in flexible and remote working if they are to attract the best possible talent. Something that has never been more important against a backdrop of Brexit and a growing millennial and Gen Z workforce.
Today, only one in six (15%) employees work in businesses that don’t offer flexible working. What used to be a perk is now a mandatory offering.
Alongside the importance of employee satisfaction, the UK is also facing a productivity challenge, on average the UK is 31% less productive than France.
Join Mark Elwood, Director at TeleWare and Dr Lucy Green, CEO & Business Development Expert at Larato, as they discuss:
•The flexible working challenges financial services companies face – including security and data protection
•Can financial services companies safely implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy?
•How to use tech to increase productivity
•Scalable IT solutions for growing companies
Jothi Rengarajan – Principal Architect, Chandramouli Parasuraman – Technical ArchitectJul 24 20195:00 pmUTC60 mins
Organizations are confused on the focus, competence and necessary steps involved in achieving their goal of a Microservices Migration. Some mistake this to be only architecture change which may lead to multiple issues. In this webinar, we will discuss various aspects that needs to be aligned from an organizational perspective to reap the benefits of Microservices.
• Organizational changes required for a Microservices adoption
• Mandatory Process Changes for embracing a Microservices Architecture
• Continuous optimization of the Microservices process
Kevin Carter Founder & Chief Investment Officer, EMQQJul 25 20193:00 pmUTC45 mins
Internet connectivity is transforming the experience for the African consumer, creating new opportunities for both local entrepreneurs and international investors. This webinar looks at:
- The new African consumer
- The African broadband revolution
- The African companies poised to benefit
- Amazon isn't in Africa - we look at who is leading local ecommerce growth
Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine & NasdaqJul 30 20193:00 pmUTC60 mins
Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq recently partnered to publish research that focuses on how corporate governance and investor relations professionals not only engage and report on ESG issues, but also how they interact with the investor community on those matters.
Join us as our panel of experts from Nasdaq and Hewlett Packard Enterprise discuss key findings from the report and the impact on governance teams in the future. We’ll discuss:
•Why ESG-related engagement by governance professionals is expanding at larger companies
•How governance teams should approach interaction with investors
•How corporate governance and investor relations teams can work collaboratively on ESG matters
•How companies should approach responses on information requests/questionnaires from ESG rating agencies and index providers
•The pros and cons of disclosing ESG-related information and how to maximize the benefits while minimizing the drawbacks
Anand Subramaniam, Principal Architect AI & ML Practice, Aspire SystemsAug 20 20191:30 pmUTC60 mins
Figuring out how dirty data can be converted into useful insights can be a pain. Information about your customers can be easily retrieved if you have correct and actionable data that can be worked on. AI can only do wonders if this is the case. Banks that segment their customers’ data using AI have increased their revenue up to 30%. But let’s take a step back and think – when was the last time you checked for data accuracy. Or how sure are you that the data you’ve entered into your AI algorithm is correct? To predict what your banking customers are looking for, you need to have the data cleaned and all set for AI initiatives to succeed.
In this webinar, you will learn
• How to get the data cleaned up?
• How to use them to get better insights?
• How to use insights to improve your ROI?
Speaker - Anand Subramaniam, the Head of AI Practice at Aspire Systems
Join us on a Tuesday morning, for an hour, discussing vital topics that can place you ahead in your data transformation journey.
As AI becomes all-pervasive, more and more companies need to start thinking about how AI can help in their business transformation and optimization journey. According to a Gartner survey, 54% respondents plan to start deployment within the next few years. However, their are multiple barriers, including finding a starting point and fear of the unknown.
This webinar breaks down AI for the business & IT - what use cases should CIOs and business organizations focus on and how do we get started? What are the possible use cases? How do we even go about thinking about AI in our organization in a structured way?
Responsible Investor is proud to present a new edition in our sustainable finance webinar series focused on the global implications of the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan, with updates on developments in Asia and North America. Coming after the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France at the end of August, this webinar will unpack the implications of the sustainable finance regulatory agenda for global investors.
As the world grapples with populist politics, worsening economic inequality, and the prospect of climate breakdown, this is a crucial time for sustainable finance policy to reorient global capital markets. Against a backdrop of macroeconomic risks, this unique webinar will consider how sustainable finance policy on three continents could impact the banking and asset management industries.
With the European Commission leading action on new rules covering investment mandates, sustainability definitions and green finance fiscal policy tools, this webinar will reflect on ‘the HLEG-effect’. Speakers will consider how sustainable finance regulation coming out of Brussels and Beijing could impact investors in North America and other parts of the world.
Sophie Robinson-Tillet, Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor
Sustainable finance and ESG integration are fast becoming a global preoccupation for the banking sector. As ESG reporting shifts from niche to mainstream and begins to have balance sheet implications, investors are raising challenging questions on how ESG performance is assessed, managed, and reported on across core banking business units. From corporate governance and board composition to loan portfolio credit quality, new data is driving a shift in approach to ESG integration and reporting across jurisdictions.
This unique webinar will dig into the details of how ESG risks and opportunities can have material impacts on bank balance sheets, investor returns and the long-term financial health of the global economy. The discussion will consider key ESG trends in the banking sector from the perspective of reporting banks, investors, and one of the world’s largest investment data analysts. Join us to learn how responsible investment and corporate governance policies are helping to raise professional and ethical banking standards, and how action on ESG themes is evolving in a time of market turbulence.
Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC
Marisa Buchanan, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance
Panos Seretis, Head of ESG Research, EMEA, MSCI