Financial Regulation

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Effective financial management strategies can help organizations meet their business objectives. The financial management community on BrightTALK is made up of engaged finance and accounting professionals. Find relevant webinars and roundtable discussions featuring financial planning advice from industry thought leaders and insights into optimizing financial reporting, accounting, risk management and value measurement.
  • During this webinar, Xavier Places, Product Marketing Director at Openbravo, will make a review of the main trends POS solutions are showing to effectively respond to the new omnichannel imperative and help stores succeed on achieving the required operational excellence.

    What Will You Learn?
    - Trends POS solutions are showing to succeed in today's omnichannel reality.

    Who Should Attend?
    - Business Areas Directors
    - CIOs
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants
  • Desktop computers have been in existence for over 30 years, but the innovation in the last 10 years has fundamentally transformed the way we use them. The desktop is now increasingly found in the cloud, thanks to the technological advancements leading to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been in existence for the past 8 years or so, it has become more relevant in the banking and insurance industries in recent years. Insurance agents and Wealth Managers work in a heavily regulated industry. While adhering to heavy regulations, the Insurance Agents and Wealth Managers have a critical need to access important information in real time to better serve their clients.

    Now with VDI they’re able to break free from the limitations of the traditional infrastructure, being able to access real time information any time anywhere, enabling them to focus on their clients’ needs. Join us in this session to learn from Craig Beattie from Celent and Muthu Somasundaram from VMware, how VDI has helped accelerate the pace of innovation in the Insurance and Wealth management industry, while maintaining compliance with all regulations.
  • Alternative payment options, including mobile payments and virtual currencies, are gaining traction among consumers. Smartphones and other mobile devices are increasingly used to make payments to businesses and other consumers. Banks and non-bank providers of payment services that seek to innovate in the mobile space are well served by considering the vast regulatory regime that applies to consumer payments.

    Virtual currencies also introduce legal considerations for banks and other entities active in the space. For example, anonymity – viewed as central by some to virtual currency transactions – creates particular challenges, such as the risk of money laundering, for banks and other regulated entities (eg non-bank money transmitters).

    This webinar will provide an overview of the legal issues related to mobile payments and virtual currencies, highlighting trends in the market and related regulatory developments.

    - Obrea Poindexter, Morrison & Foerster
    - Jeremy Mandell, Morrison & Foerster
    - Danielle Myles, IFLR (moderator)
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  • During this webinar, Xavier Places, Product Marketing Director at Openbravo, and John Fandl, Director of Development and Technology at AgilityERP (Gold Certified Partner Openbravo), will elaborate on the benefits of the flexibility concept behind the Openbravo ERP Platform.

    What Will You Learn?
    - How the flexibility concept can help your company through real examples like SAIC, Johnson Controls, or Grupo Eulen.

    Who Should Attend?
    - Business Areas Directors
    - CIOs
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants
  • During this webinar, Xavier Places, Product Marketing Director of Openbravo, will show how the Openbravo Commerce Platform helps retailers to progress in their omni-channel implementation. Being customer-centric, having product and pricing consistency as well as unified commerce and organizational alignment are critical capabilities for omni-channel.

    What will you learn?
    - Specific critical capabilities that have been identified as driving successful omni-channel retailing.
    - Openbravo Commerce Platform features that support omni-channel progress.

    Who should attend?
    - Business areas Directors
    - CIOs
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants
  • This holiday season is bringing an onslaught of fraud and cybercrime attacks to financial institutions, payment processors and online merchants alike. Sophisticated cybercriminal groups exploit increased traffic and transaction volume to launch new attack methodologies.

    Fraud prevention and security professionals can stay ahead by knowing the latest attack trends. Attend this webinar for an analysis of findings from the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report. This front-line view of the global war against cybercrime is based on actual cybercrime attacks detected by the ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network during real-time analysis and interdiction of attacks. This session will review data gathered from over 850 million monthly transactions, including findings from the recent Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend.

    Attend our complimentary webinar, “Leveraging Cybercrime Intelligence Data to Stop Fraud”, to learn the latest methods being used by fraudsters and how you can stop attacks in real time – without impacting trusted customers.

    Topics to be covered include:

    * Attack trends by transaction type and industry
    * Analysis on mobile vs. desktop attacks
    * Detection and prevention of attacks without adding friction
    * Why global shared intelligence is essential
  • Year-end tax activities can be overwhelming and put extra stress on you and your tax team. Corporations are often challenged to clarify what their priorities need to be when planning for year-end tax activities. As 2014 comes to a close, there are a number of important items that should be taken into consideration as part of your planning efforts. This 60-minute webinar will update participants on the latest federal, state and international tax developments.

    By attending this session, participants will:

    - Learn about international tax updates including corporate inversions legislation, transfer pricing, and income tax accounting issues and the potential impact on your organization.
    - Understand the latest developments in federal tax requirements including uncertain tax benefits, recent FASB tax accounting agenda and tax accounting considerations for the new revenue recognition rules.
    - Be aware of critical state income tax legislative modifications and plan how to address these changes.
  • A free to view live debate on 11th December 2015, 12pm GMT

    With the massive take up of cryptocurrencies around the world, we present a live discussion and debate on the current state of the nation for cryptocurrencies around the world.

    An update from our previous webinar earlier this year, the live debate will take place between three of the most respected and engaging experts in cryptocurrencies:

    Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Lock Lord

    Ben Regnard-Weinrabe, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

    Ashley Winton, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

    Join the debate! We encourage you to field your own questions to the presenters during the webinar and challenge them on their assumptions!

    Remember here you can ask those questions you were afraid to ask!
  • During this webinar, Xavier Places, Product Marketing Director of Openbravo, and Stephane Monsallier, CEO of System in Motion (Openbravo Master Distributor in China), will present the best practice that will help you to better define your Omni-Channel Roadmap and Execution Plan from a very practical perspective and find out how IT can help retailers to achieve these goals. At the end of the presentation you will know about some customers that have progressed in their Omni-Channel strategies, like the case of Home’s Up from Groupe Adeo and their implementation of a complete Retail Order Management System to integrate all of its on-line and off-line channels.

    What will you learn?
    - Best practice to define your Omni-Channel Roadmap.
    - Practical cases of integration of online and offline channels.

    Who should attend?
    - IT Administrators
    - CIOs
    - Business areas Directors
    - Consultants
  • Join this short 20 minute webinar to learn about some of the incredible benefits you can gain by implementing a Corporate Card Program in your business.

    These include how you can:
    • Help positively impact your bottom line
    • Streamline expense payment and offer benefit to your travelers
    • Help simplify and improve your expense reporting process

    Who should attend: Finance leaders (best suited to companies with annual revenue >$4 million)
  • Many investors are increasingly seeking to align their financial goals with their social objectives. Various legal entity structures have evolved, such as benefit corporations.

    Similarly, certain financial instruments have developed that may be structured in order to align financial and social goals. An example of these trends can be seen in the development of the market for green bonds, which has grown as issuers of debt securities reach a broader investor audience that seeks to promote sustainability and related initiatives.

    The session will provide an overview of the green bond market, the considerations in structuring and offering green bonds, and the disclosure and reporting requirements. In addition, the speakers will provide an overview of the Green Bond Principles.

    The Green Bond Principles are best practices for issuances and outline an approach for designating, disclosing, managing, and reporting on the proceeds of a Green bond.


    Anna Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster
    Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster
    Lindsay Beck, NPX
    Danielle Myles, IFLR
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  • Behind a company like Openbravo there is a great business opportunity. Our products meet critical customers’ demands and our partner business model based on an ongoing service from all sides, ensures a sustainable, profitable and growing business. This is something already enjoyed by more than 150 partners worldwide. During 45 minutes, Xavi Places, Product Marketing Director and Pablo Rueda, Channel Marketing Manager, will talk about this topic.

    Who is this webinar for?
    - Companies: Resellers, Partners, IT companies, IT consultancies and system integrators.
    - Profiles: General Manager, Consulting, IT Systems and Business Development.

    What will you learn?
    - Trends and needs of customers in the ERP environment: why our products meet the demands of today.
    - The importance of services: how the vendor can help ensure project success.
    - Service partners: the importance of an organization 100% focused on their partners.
  • Financial institutions face regulatory change and pressure from many directions. Managing in the environment requires more than a nimbleness to respond. Organizations need to meet current requirements while simultaneously building efficient compliance structures that can be sustained over time.

    Join us as we provide real-world examples of how to address these challenges in Audit, AML/BSA operations and financial reporting. After participating in this 60-minute session, you'll be able to:

    • Apply real-world lessons for meeting current and rapidly changing requirements from a General Auditor who has met these challenges
    • Describe how to deploy AML risk assessments, program governance and systems validations to strengthen required programs, and
    • Identify the impact of the new revenue recognition accounting standard and other recent changes to GAAP and leverage a simple, practical approach to implementing the new financial reporting requirements.

    Our Presenters:

    1. Janine Pappas, General Auditor, EverBank
    2. Robert Colatarci, Engagement Manager, AML/BSA Team Leader
    3. Michelle Search, National Director, Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting, Experis
  • Across the UK & Europe, Card Not Present (CNP) transactions are experiencing record high levels of fraud. In a recent study by TechValidate, 58% of companies that had deployed a Frictionless Authentication solution saw a 5-25% increase in business; with the cost of managing fraud and chargebacks had been reduced by up to 80%. Marc Lee will host a discussion around how frictionless authentication solutions can enable you to do more business online whilst cutting fraud and fraud management costs.
  • Traditionally, most public companies in the US were organised as C-corporations. However, tax developments in recent years have given corporate planners a wide range of new tools to structure a public company. For example, tax pass-through MLP and REIT structures are spreading into new asset classes. Also, traditional double taxed ‘C’ corporations are using tax pass-through entities, including REITs and partnerships, to reduce or eliminate entity-level taxes as well as optimise their internal structures with tax ‘disregarded entities’. These new tools lead to a variety of tax choices in deciding how to structure a public company.

    During this briefing, which is intended for a general audience, the speakers will explain the structures, restrictions and pitfalls in this evolving hybrid world of C-corporations mixed with tax pass-throughs. Specifically, they will discuss:

    - master limited partnerships
    - REITs and alternative assets that may qualify as ‘real estate’
    - using REITs to unlock real estate currently held in corporate form
    - Business development companies
    - Consolidated groups of corporations and disregarded entities
    - Up-C structures

    - Remmelt Reigersman, Morrison & Foerster
    - Tom Humphreys, Morrison & Foerster
    - Tom Young, IFLR (moderator)
  • Hear from Dennis Vogt, EMEA Evangelist and industry expert as he talks through insights from ThreatMetrix' Global Trust Intelligence Network and how they demonstrate that Mobile is increasingly becoming a new home for fraudsters especially related to New Account Creation and Payments.
  • Traditional Password authentication has been compromised.

    Account Takeover is today the biggest issue facing Financial Services, eCommerce and Media companies.

    How can you tell when an Account has been compromised? In this 45 minute session Carmen Honacker will provide insights, strategies to help you get ahead of the fraudsters.
  • How safe is your organization? With many recent, highly-publicized security breaches, it’s clear that we’re all at risk. Join Experis for a complimentary webinar designed to provide insights into some key underlying causes that link recent breaches. Plus, learn what strategies your organization can adopt to successfully manage information risks in this era of increasing breaches.

    Hacking has literally become a global business, with personal data at the top of the list of commodities being put up for sale. With all the breaches in the news, many media outlets have focused on the susceptibility of companies to malware, while ignoring other critical flaws that likely contributed to the success of these breaches. Among these are failures in common IT processes such as change management, software release control, and access control to production environments. A common thread in these flaws is most often the lack of effective governance and oversight of the information risks inherent in these processes. Recognizing how they impact your organization, and taking appropriate actions, are critical steps in reducing your vulnerability to security breaches.

    By participating in this webinar you will:
    • Learn about some common flaws in security and IT practices that connect recent security breaches.
    • Understand the critical role a partnership between Security and Internal Audit has in breach prevention.
    • Recognize the evolving role of security governance and internal audit’s role.
    • Identify some practical steps your information security and audit teams can take to reduce risk.
    • Gain insights and recommendations to integrate proven security strategies in your organization.

    Your experts for this informative webinar are Mike Gerdes, Director, Information Security Center of Expertise, Experis, and Molly Talafuse, Manager, IT Risk Advisory Practice, Experis.
  • The cross-border private placement market continues to grow, providing non-US issuers with an opportunity to raise capital from US insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional investors, as well as European institutions. The robust market, which is nearing $50 billion in the US alone, has attracted issuers across industries and jurisdictions that seek to diversify their funding or supplement their bank lending and raise longer-term debt. In this webinar, speakers will discuss:

    - the global private placement market and recent trends
    - the market participants
    - documentation requirements
    - traditional covenants and model forms
    - marketing process
    - ratings and the NAIC
    - secondary transfers

    - Scott Ashton, Morrison & Foerster
    - Brian Bates, Morrison & Foerster
    - Danielle Myles, IFLR (moderator)
  • U.S companies expanding abroad face a number of international tax planning and compliance reporting challenges. Many businesses that do expand into foreign markets may not be aware of what issues need to be addressed either before or after expansion. Combined with the fact that all taxing jurisdictions, including the IRS, are focusing on international transactions and aggressively prosecuting offshore tax evasion, it can be a difficult and costly task for any organization to expand into a foreign market without careful tax planning and consideration of U.S. tax rules. While the international tax and reporting regulations imposed on U.S. entities can be daunting, they can also be managed if careful planning consideration is undertaken.

    Join our panel of global tax experts for a 60-minute webinar to learn what international tax issues and opportunities could arise and what you need to do.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:
    • Understand what challenges companies face and identify the potential tax impact of expanding into a foreign market including U.S. and foreign compliance requirements.
    • Learn key U.S. international tax concepts including; permanent establishment rules, foreign tax credits, export incentives, outbound transaction planning and entity structure analysis.
    • Describe additional new taxes to consider for global operations — value-added taxes, withholding taxes and other treaty concepts under the U.S rules and OECD standards.
    • Identify international tax traps to avoid or minimize in terms of a company’s worldwide tax costs and effective tax rate.
  • Like most professional services organizations today, your workforce burns through too much time and effort trying to accurately track and manage their project time, travel, and expenses. Consultants get distracted from their core mission of delivering client excellence. Your admin group incurs high overhead costs and produces more billing errors than you’d like.

    It’s time to put an end to the heartache. Join this webinar to learn the 7 best practices to simplify and streamline your travel, time, and expense tracking for smoother operations and higher margins. You’ll learn:

    •How to ensure consultants enter billable time accurately and on time
    •Important tips for optimizing your time and expense tracking processes
    •Why a unified time and expense management system can make all the difference
  • The Pareto Principle stats that only 20% of what you do drives 80% of your outcomes. Just think of the revenue-generating possibilities if you knew how to really do more with less — turning that 20% up a notch.

    Please join Concur and small business advocate, Rieva Lesonsky, for a short 30 minute webinar to discuss top productivity tips to help you learn how to eliminate tasks from your to-do list to focus on that magical 20%.

    Date: September 16, 2014
    Time: 11:00AM PT
    Duration: 30 minutes

    During our webinar, Productivity Tips: Get Back to What Really Matters, you will learn how to:

    •Do more with less
    •Eliminate tasks to focus on those that matter
    •Use creative procrastination
    •Effectively use unscheduled time
  • A number of regulatory developments continue to affect, and bring about significant change in, the US mortgage market. During this webinar, the panellists will provide their perspective on developments affecting the housing finance and mortgage market, including:

    - new final Regulation AB II
    - US housing finance legislation
    - the status of Dodd-Frank securitisation reforms
    - Volcker Rule issues
    - risk retention rules
    - consumer and mortgage lending reforms, and the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    - the role of non-banks in the mortgage market
    - regulatory and enforcement matters relating to mortgage market participants.

    - Ken Kohler, Morrison & Foerster
    - Don Lampe, Morrison & Foerster
    - Jerry Marlatt, Morrison & Foerster
    - Larry Rubenstein, Wells Fargo
    - Tom Young, IFLR (moderator)