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  • US Equities: Heading towards recession?
    US Equities: Heading towards recession?
    Julian Cook Recorded: Feb 20 2019 4 mins
    Portfolio Specialist Julian Cook outlines why we are still constructive on the outlook for US Equities despite concerns over trade negotiations and growth deceleration. He also reveals how recent volatility has unearthed some excellent opportunities as companies with strong fundamentals and growth potential are now trading at low valuations.
  • Will 2019 be the turning point in markets?
    Will 2019 be the turning point in markets?
    Morgane Delledonne, ETF Investment Strategist Recorded: Feb 19 2019 33 mins
    Morgane discusses the macro and ETF trends emerging from 2018 and expected to roll into 2019, including emerging market fundamentals, risk on/off attitudes and how to de-risk portfolios while the US$’s appeal loses momentum.
  • Cloud Computing: The Next Step In Innovation
    Cloud Computing: The Next Step In Innovation
    Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist Recorded: Feb 19 2019 64 mins
    Forecast: Cloudy with a strong chance of innovation and growth

    The growth Cloud Computing has experienced in the last decade is showing no real signs of slowing down.

    In fact, at First Trust, we are confident the innovative technology has the potential to change the world across both business and social boundaries…while being the next big step in the history of computing.

    The market estimates are also positive, with the International Data Corporation estimating that the Cloud Computing market will achieve a compound five-year annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9% between 2016 and 2021.

    As part IV of First Trust’s “Power of Thematic Investing Series” this webinar will discuss:

    • What is Cloud Computing
    • Brief history of Computing
    • Previous Estimates on Cloud Computing Growth
    • Cloud Computing Actual Growth & Forecasts
    • Introduction to First Trust’s Unique Pure-Play Cloud Computing UCITS ETF (FSKY)
  • Conferenza sul web in italiano: 50 sfumature di nero
    Conferenza sul web in italiano: 50 sfumature di nero
    Sandra Crowl Recorded: Feb 19 2019 28 mins
    Partecipi al prossimo webinar con Sandra Crowl, che parlerà delle attuali strategie globali e di investimento di Carmignac per il 2019. LA CONFERENZA SARA’ IN ITALIANO.
  • WebConference: UBS Long Term Themes
    WebConference: UBS Long Term Themes
    UBS Asset Management Recorded: Feb 19 2019 39 mins
    L’espansione demografica, l’urbanizzazione e l’invecchiamento della popolazione rappresentano macro temi inarrestabili e costanti che avranno un enorme impatto su numerosi aspetti della nostra vita, con effetti duraturi sul mondo in cui viviamo. Il nostro obiettivo è individuare le società che beneficeranno di queste tendenze.
  • Factors in FX: A Positive Asset Class in 2018
    Factors in FX: A Positive Asset Class in 2018
    Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist & Anthony Beevers, Portfolio Manager Recorded: Feb 14 2019 27 mins
    Many investment professionals are aware of factors and their presence and effect on the equity markets. However, factors are not bound by asset class and some of the same factors that exist in equity markets are also present in other asset classes, such as the FX markets. 2018 was a year where almost every asset class had negative returns, however currencies chosen using certain factors actually produced positive returns.

    Portfolio Manager Anthony Beevers will provide a detailed Market review of how certain factors affected the FX markets in 2018, and how that translated into a positive total return.
  • Global Macro Portfolio Management team
    Global Macro Portfolio Management team
    Global Macro Portfolio Management team Recorded: Feb 14 2019 25 mins
    Please join the dedicated Global Macro Investment Team for an update on their macro views, positioning and recent performance.

    The Global Macro investment strategy seeks to capitalise on the major global themes driving asset class returns. High conviction macro views are reflected in a focused portfolio of long and short positions across equity, fixed income and currency, with the flexibility to adjust exposures in a risk-aware manner as the macro and markets evolve.

    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.
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  • Navigating the SFTR landscape
    Navigating the SFTR landscape
    Val Wotton, Pierre Khemdoudi, Iain Mackay, Ed Oliver and Elizabeth Pfeuti Recorded: Feb 13 2019 56 mins
    The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation is set to shake up how investors, large and small, trade. Increased transparency and reporting under the new rules aim to improve risk management across the post-trade landscape, but are all players aware of their new responsibilities?
    A panel of experts discuss the incoming regulation, what it means for the sector – and if everyone is prepared for its arrival.
    Panelists include:
    Val Wotton, Managing Director, Product Development & Strategy, Trade Reporting, Derivatives and Collateral Management, DTCC
    Pierre Khemdoudi, Managing Director – Securities Finance, Delta One and Dividend Forecasting, IHS Markit
    Iain Mackay,Global Post Trade Owner, Equilend
    Ed Oliver, Managing Director, Product Development, eSecLending
  • China Consumer eCommerce Opportunity: KWEB- KraneShares China Internet UCITS ETF
    China Consumer eCommerce Opportunity: KWEB- KraneShares China Internet UCITS ETF
    Brendan Ahern, Chief Investment Officer & Dr. Xiaolin Chen, Head of International Recorded: Feb 13 2019 53 mins
    Chinese retail web sales totaled US$1.14 trillion in 2017 (over twice as much as the United States), and online shopping accounted for 19.6% of all retail purchases. Despite the massive size of China’s online retail market, it still has room to grow, with an internet penetration rate of only 57.7% as opposed to 88.5% in the United States.

    KraneShares Chief Investment Officer, Brendan Ahern, provides an introduction to the growing China Internet sector and the KraneShares CSI China Internet UCITS ETF (ticker: KWEB), now available on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Perspectivas de inversión: 50 sombras de negro
    Perspectivas de inversión: 50 sombras de negro
    Didier Saint-Georges Recorded: Feb 13 2019 26 mins
    Únase a nuestra próxima presentación de Didier Saint-Georges, Managing Director y Miembro del Comité de Inversiones, en la cual presentará nuestra visión para 2019 así como un resumen de la actual estrategia global de inversión.
  • 2019 KKR Macroeconomic Outlook
    2019 KKR Macroeconomic Outlook
    Henry McVey, Eric Bundonis Recorded: Feb 12 2019 59 mins
    Join us for a live webcast of the 2019 Macroeconomic Outlook, where Henry and Eric will address topics we believe will be important in the incoming year, including:

    · US Federal Reserve’s current approach to raising rates and reducing liquidity
    · Impact of trade relations on economic growth
    · Outlook for equity markets
    · The future of corporate debt markets
    · Diversification opportunities and volatility risks
  • DBRS Webinar: Non-Performing Loans: Emergence of a New Asset Class
    DBRS Webinar: Non-Performing Loans: Emergence of a New Asset Class
    Gordon Kerr, Head of European Structured Finance Research Recorded: Feb 12 2019 40 mins
    DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar titled, “Non-Performing Loans - Emergence of a New Asset Class” on 12 February 2019 at 10 a.m. EST/3 p.m. GMT/4 p.m. CET.
    The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Head of European Structured Finance Research, in London. Gordon will be joined by Elisabeth Rudman, Managing Director, Head of European Financial Institutions Group; Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director, Head of European Structured Finance; and Alessio Pignataro, Senior Vice President, European ABS.
    Topics discussed will concentrate on DBRS’s Sovereign, Financial Institutions and Structured Finance teams’ evaluation of performance and outlook for the European non-performing loans (NPL) market in 2019 and beyond.
    Europe’s banks have made significant progress in reducing the large stock of NPLs accumulated since the financial crisis, but a number of countries whose banks have high levels of NPLs still have a long way to go. DBRS has assigned ratings to 20 European NPL securitisation transactions to date (14 in Italy, four in the Republic of Ireland and two in Portugal) and rated these transactions with its methodology focused on servicer or sponsor expectations of recoveries. With only just over two years since the first publicly rated Italian NPL securitisation transaction was issued, it is still too early to know how these deals are truly performing. However, the data that DBRS has analysed has provided some interesting insights.
    Please join our analysts to discuss these topics in brief on 12 February. The discussion will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
  • Melinda Mecca: Themes to Watch in 2019 (and Beyond)
    Melinda Mecca: Themes to Watch in 2019 (and Beyond)
    Melinda Mecca, Director of Investment Solutions Recorded: Feb 11 2019 2 mins
    The New Year is here, is your portfolio ready? Learn about the themes that may move markets and how they may drive returns.
  • Jim McDonald: A Post-Rally Checkup
    Jim McDonald: A Post-Rally Checkup
    Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Feb 11 2019 3 mins
    Stocks have rallied strongly in the New Year – is the rally justified and what is the outlook from here? Jim McDonald takes a closer look.
  • Michael Hunstad: You’re a Factor Investor. Here’s What That Means.
    Michael Hunstad: You’re a Factor Investor. Here’s What That Means.
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Feb 7 2019 2 mins
    You can’t avoid investing in factors. Here’s what they are and why they matter.
  • Dissecting Market Narrative - Miton Multi Asset Webinar
    Dissecting Market Narrative - Miton Multi Asset Webinar
    David Jane & Anthony Rayner Recorded: Feb 7 2019 42 mins
    As markets continue to grapple with the uncertainties of geopolitical events across the globe, Miton multi asset fund managers David Jane and Anthony Rayner will give their insights, thoughts and positioning in this webinar.
  • Insight's sovereign risk model: how sustainability impacts investment portfolios
    Insight's sovereign risk model: how sustainability impacts investment portfolios
    Joshua Kendall, Senior ESG Analyst Recorded: Feb 7 2019 28 mins
    Insight's Senior ESG Analyst, Joshua Kendall gives an in-depth analysis of our proprietary country sustainability model.
  • Podcast: A Sustainability Investing Conversation
    Podcast: A Sustainability Investing Conversation
    Daniel Wild Recorded: Feb 7 2019 17 mins
    In the first in a series of podcasts, Daniel Wild explains why embracing SI is “a good sort of selfish”, as it enables the investor to enjoy superior risk-adjusted returns while also helping the planet on a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the same time.
  • Managing currency risk: A half hedged approach to full international exposure
    Managing currency risk: A half hedged approach to full international exposure
    Yan Yan, FTSE Russell; Sal Bruno, IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company Recorded: Feb 5 2019 36 mins
    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the US. ***

    Join FTSE Russell and IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, for an overview on international equities and a discussion on managing currency volatility through passive currency hedging approaches.

    This webinar will explore:
    - Opportunities in the current international equity environment
    - Currency hedging methodology and implementation considerations
    - Managing currency volatility with passive strategies

    Speakers:
    - Yan Yan, PhD, Associate Director of Research & Analysis, FTSE Russell
    - Sal Bruno, Chief Investment Officer at IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company

    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the USA and/or jurisdictions where IndexIQ/New York Life Investments funds or products are approved for distribution. ***
  • Fixed Income Review and Outlook | January 2019
    Fixed Income Review and Outlook | January 2019
    Adam Whiteley, Portfolio Manager Recorded: Feb 5 2019 14 mins
    We invite you to join our Portfolio Manager, Adam Whiteley, as he reviews recent developments within fixed income and offers his outlook for the asset class.
  • U.S.-China trade war impact on agricultural commodities
    U.S.-China trade war impact on agricultural commodities
    Keith A. Balter, Director, Economic Research, Hancock Natural Resource Group Recorded: Feb 5 2019 7 mins
    Much has been written about how the U.S.-China trade war has hurt investor sentiment and the macroeconomic environment. But how has the dispute impacted farmland investors and how has it affected global agricultural trade flow? Keith A. Balter, Director, Economic Research, Hancock Natural Resource Group takes a closer look.
  • Credit cycle implications
    Credit cycle implications
    Daniel S. Janis III, Senior Portfolio Manager, Multi-Sector Fixed Income, Manulife Asset Management Recorded: Feb 5 2019 6 mins
    At this stage in the credit cycle, how should fixed-income investors approach the asset class and how will the strength of the U.S. dollar affect returns? Daniel S. Janis III, who leads our Multi-Sector Fixed Income team, shares his views. He also takes a closer look at emerging markets (EM) and explains why he believes select opportunities could be found within the EM universe.
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG) integration goals
    Environmental Social Governance (ESG) integration goals
    Emily Chew, Global Head of ESG Research and Integration, Manulife Asset Management Recorded: Feb 5 2019 7 mins
    Emily Chew, Global Head of ESG Research and Integration at Manulife Asset Management shares her views on how the role of ESG analysis has evolved and explains why active fund managers integrating ESG research into their investment process could gain an edge over the competition.
  • Global Economic Outlook 2019
    Global Economic Outlook 2019
    Megan Greene, Global Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management Recorded: Feb 5 2019 8 mins
    Will global growth fizzle out in 2019? Not quite. That’s the view of our Global Chief Economist Megan Greene, who expects global growth to slow in a synchronized manner in the year ahead. She also highlights what she sees as key risks in the year ahead and also shares her views on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate normalization plan could end up hurting economic growth.
  • Colin Robertson: A Monumental Fed Shift
    Colin Robertson: A Monumental Fed Shift
    Colin Robertson - Managing Director, Fixed Income Group Recorded: Feb 4 2019 3 mins
    The Federal Reserve meeting last week represented a monumental outlook shift compared to just six weeks ago. As we see it, the Fed’s next move could just as likely be a rate reduction. Colin Robertson explains.
  • Launch of natural capital risk tool and framework for financial institutions
    Launch of natural capital risk tool and framework for financial institutions
    Anders Nordheim Feb 21 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Human activities are accelerating environmental changes, notably in the form of climate change, pollution, and habitat loss. These environmental changes can lead to adverse consequences for businesses and for the financial institutions that provide services to them as the conditions for economic activities change. Financial institutions wishing to understand and assess their exposure to these risks need comprehensive and systematic information on how businesses depend on the environment and the consequences they face when that relationship is disrupted by environmental change.

    For this reason the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the MAVA Foundation, has come up with tools and insights to help practitioners identify material natural capital risks and opportunities within their portfolios and integrate these considerations into financial decision making. The webinar will provide an overview of the recently launched ENCORE tool (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure). It also marks the official online launch of the NCFA’s latest report produced by PwC, which applies the ENCORE tool to develop a natural capital assessment framework for enhanced portfolio risk management in banks.
  • Indexing Explained: The Impact of Rebalancing
    Indexing Explained: The Impact of Rebalancing
    Rolf Agather (FTSE Russell), Michael Curtis (DWS), Sam Wright (DWS) Feb 21 2019 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in the US. ***

    "How can I efficiently capture and maintain exposure to factors" is a common question heard by index providers and ETF issuers alike. Of equal importance, though, is how the index methodology works to maintain exposure to chosen factors over time.

    Join Rolf Agather, Managing Director, Research and Innovation, FTSE Russell
    Michael Curtis, Product Development, DWS and
    Sam Wright, Capital Markets, DWS for the latest semi-annual update on:

    - Efficiently capturing multi-factor exposure
    - The changing factor exposures within indexes over time
    - The impact of latest rebalancing on embedded factor exposures
    - Top security and sector weight changes in FTSE Comprehensive Factor Indexes
  • The Role of Investors in Promoting a Just Transition
    The Role of Investors in Promoting a Just Transition
    Climate Action | UNEPFI | Wim Van Hyfte, Global Head of Responsible Investments and Research, Candriam Feb 22 2019 4:00 pm UTC
    The Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2019 in partnership, with Headline Partner Candriam and Official Event Partner UNEP Finance Initiative are excited to invite you to our upcoming free webinar.

    The role of investors in promoting a Just Transition



    Are social aspects often forgotten in efforts to drive investments to shift to a sustainable economy?

    This webinar will focus on key topics such as:



    · The rationale for investors to consider social dimensions of the low-carbon transition

    · What can investors do to support a just transition?

    · Examples of investor engagement on social issues

    · What is nneded from regulators and policy makers to promote a just transition?

    · How well are social aspects integrated in sustainable finance initiatives such as the EU Sustainable Finance action plan?

    · Should the TCFD be extended to include the social dimension of climate change?





    With Expert Speaker:

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  • CROCI Outlook 2019
    CROCI Outlook 2019
    Francesco Curto, PhD, Head of CROCI; Colin McKenzie, Head of CROCI Intelligence Feb 25 2019 2:45 pm UTC 45 mins
    During the past decade, equity investors have benefitted from two principal trends: the inflation of asset prices via quantitative easing and strong earnings growth from the Technology sector. Both these trends are now showing signs of fatigue. In 2019, investors face a choice between Scylla and Charybdis.

    For investors, Charybdis is the central banks’ tightening programmes: excessive tightening risks creating a whirlpool which rapidly deflates asset prices. The alternative is Scylla: this would involve fewer rate hikes, a synchronised global economic slowdown and the hope that the journey does not veer off course. Odysseus chose Scylla—a rational choice that kept the ship safe in return for the sacrifice of a few sailors. Conservatism might dictate a similar choice to policymakers now.

    Our bottom-up analysis suggests that a slowdown is well underway, with capex falling and risk premia rising. Equity valuations may still be rich at the market level, but there are few alternatives available to investors and good pockets of value are starting to emerge for astute investors.
  • ClearlySo Angels: Interview with poker champions turned impact investors
    ClearlySo Angels: Interview with poker champions turned impact investors
    Arti Bareja, Head of Investor Relations at ClearlySo | Martin Jacobson, Impact Investor | Nicolas Cardyn, Impact Investor Feb 25 2019 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Impact investors come in all shapes and sizes, and from all backgrounds including the world of poker. In 2014, Martin Jacobson won the World Series of Poker, the $10,000,000 prize was the fifth largest single payout in the history of the tournament. Nicolas Cardyn is also a professional poker player, as well as an investor in startups and the stock market, with lifetime winnings now exceeding $1,000,000. Both are now members of the ClearlySo Angels - the UK's leading group of high-net-worth individuals and families focused on creating social and environmental impact alongside financial return.

    During this webinar, ClearlySo Head of Investor Relations Arti Bareja will interview Martin and Nicolas to discover what led them to impact investing, the types of impact they are most interested in, and discuss what angel investors should be looking out for when investing in early stage growth businesses.
  • China A Shares & Minimum Variance  - Managing Volatility via Optimization
    China A Shares & Minimum Variance - Managing Volatility via Optimization
    Join Alex Chen Associate Director, Yang Wang Director Research & Analytics FTSE Russell Feb 26 2019 9:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Increased market volatility is rarely a welcomed phenomenon; but how might investors approach a market characterised by it?
    Join Alex Chen Associate Director and Yang Wang Director Research & Analytics as they explore, with reference to their recently published paper, ‘Accessing the China A-Shares Market via Minimum-Variance Investing, in the Journal of Portfolio Management, how best to participate in the China A Shares market when looking to limit overall portfolio risk.
  • No Poverty: Metrics to Manage
    No Poverty: Metrics to Manage
    TBD Feb 26 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    No Poverty: Metrics to Manage
  • Ask the Experts – Challenges & Opportunities with Mobile Workforces & UC
    Ask the Experts – Challenges & Opportunities with Mobile Workforces & UC
    Mark Elwood - Marketing Director, TeleWare Feb 27 2019 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Mobile working is happening in increasing numbers of businesses. The prize is enormous for businesses who get mobile working right in terms of productivity improvements and happier employees. However recent research carried out on behalf of TeleWare highlight several challenges employers and employees face with increasingly mobile workforces.

    So, why aren’t more businesses and employees getting more benefits out of mobile working?

    Join our panel discussion to find out more about these insights and toget all your questions answered live on how to overcome these challenges.

    Topics we plan to cover:
    • The top 3 challenges employees face when working remotely
    • Is GDPR holding you back unnecessarily?
    • Which types of applications, unified communications and collaboration tools are making an impact
    • Why cloud communication technology is crucial to mobility, productivity and connectivity

    As well as sharing exclusive content, there will be opportunities to ask our expert panellists about any burning issues around mobile working beforehand or during the webinar. So, if there is anything you would like to cover, please get in touch.

    Marketing Director, Mark Elwood will host the session and he will be joined by experts:

    • Steve Haworth – TeleWare CEO
    • Nigel Simpson – Sales Manager
  • Efficient Investing | Smaller ETFs | New ETFs
    Efficient Investing | Smaller ETFs | New ETFs
    HANetf & RBC Capital Markets Feb 27 2019 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    When examining investment opportunities in new or smaller ETFs, investors can get a misleading picture of liquidity by focusing on the wrong metrics.

    In this myth busting webinar, HANetf and RBC Capital Markets will look at the different ways of assessing ETF liquidity and show how ETF liquidity can be found when it is not visible 'on screen'.
  • Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework (Morning Session)
    Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework (Morning Session)
    UNEP FI Feb 28 2019 1:30 am UTC 75 mins
    The webinar will introduce the newly launched Positive Impact investment framework for property owners and asset/investment managers. This is part of a suite of resources from UNEP FI to address the SDG financing gap and shift financing practices so that environmental, social and economic impacts are fully considered, intended and measured in investment activities.
  • 2019 Budget Review
    2019 Budget Review
    Izak Odendaal Feb 28 2019 6:30 am UTC 30 mins
    In this Webinar, Izak Odendaal Investment Strategist at Old Mutual Multi Managers, will reflect on the Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni on 20 February 2019. He will cover the key take outs/themes, what they mean for the investor and how you as the adviser can continue to support your customers to ensure they reach their lifestyle and financial goals.
  • The Year Ahead in Climate Risk: Views from Market Leaders
    The Year Ahead in Climate Risk: Views from Market Leaders
    James Cameron Feb 28 2019 1:15 pm UTC 45 mins
    Carbon Conversations with James Cameron: the first place for independent, in-depth, ideologically non-aligned news, views and opinions about sustainable finance and investing from a practitioner's perspective.

    For our first webinar of 2019, we are delighted to speak with Anna Hyrske, Head of Responsible Investment at Ilmarinen, and Carina Lundberg Markow, Head of Strategy, Asset Management and Sustainability at Folksam.

    This is an opportunity for businesses and firms worldwide to get an insight into their future challenges by learning from sustainable investing pioneers in the Nordic market.

    Participants will discuss the issues that are occupying their attention at the moment, as well as anticipating what the coming year may bring.

    A few key questions to be addressed:

    - What can the rest of Europe learn from the market-leading Nordics?
    - What is your outlook for the year ahead? Which are the areas you are focusing on?
    - How can industry leaders meet their commitments with better data and analytics?

    Please send us any questions you have in advance to info@etindex.com. We will also have a live Q&A at the end of the webinar.
  • Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework (Afternoon Session)
    Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework (Afternoon Session)
    UNEP FI Feb 28 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The webinar will introduce the newly launched Positive Impact investment framework for property owners and asset/investment managers. This is part of a suite of resources from UNEP FI to address the SDG financing gap and shift financing practices so that environmental, social and economic impacts are fully considered, intended and measured in investment activities.
  • A Focus on US-China - their relations and economies
    A Focus on US-China - their relations and economies
    Chi Lo and Steve Friedman Feb 28 2019 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The economic relationship between China and the US will be central to the global economy for years to come. So what do we expect to see?

    During this 45-minute webcast presentation our Senior Economists from both the US and China will discuss the current relationship, their economic outlooks for both countries, and the following topics:

    • The differences between China’s policy in this easing cycle from past cycles and assessment on the new policy’s effectiveness on upholding growth
    • When we should expect to see the impact of China’s easing measures on growth and the markets
    • An explanation on why China wants a trade deal and how the US feels about this
    • What a framework change would mean to the FOMC who continues to struggle to reach its inflation objective
    • The likely culprits and risks to a potential looming recession in the US
  • Global Equities: What’s Next for the Aging Bull?
    Global Equities: What’s Next for the Aging Bull?
    David Eiswert; Laurence Taylor Mar 5 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Crisis, slowdown, technical sell-off, buying opportunity? Recent months have reinforced the complexities that global equity investors are facing in this late stage of the cycle. Now in the 11th year of what has been an extraordinary bull market, what is the case for equities looking forward and how can investors position portfolios for a world being shaped by rapid secular change? In this webinar, Global Focused Growth Equity Portfolio Manager David Eiswert will discuss our perspectives on equities, including cyclical and secular change and highlight how his views are shaping our portfolio today.
  • How to Harness the Power of Financial Inclusion
    How to Harness the Power of Financial Inclusion
    Triodos Investment Management Mar 12 2019 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Finance enables people to secure fundamental needs such as housing, education, energy and healthcare. However, globally, 1.7 billion people are without access to basic financial services, and 65 million micro, small and medium-sized business in emerging economies have unmet financing needs.

    This webinar will address the following questions:
    - What is Financial Inclusion?
    - How does Financial Inclusion impact Emerging Markets?
    - How many people are reached?
    - What is Triodos IM's approach?
    - What are trends and developments in this dynamic sector?
  • Managing Volatility: Index approaches for a smoother ride
    Managing Volatility: Index approaches for a smoother ride
    Marlies van Boven, Managing Director, Research & Analytics, FTSE Russell; Brendan Maton, IPE Mar 12 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    When faced with market volatility, many institutional investors typically allocate a percentage of their portfolio to cash. Sitting, waiting, for the waters to calm before they dip their ‘investment toe’ back in.

    However, non-participation presents a timing risk and may mean ‘missing the boat’ when markets calm and climb.

    How can investors reduce overall portfolio risk while remaining invested? How can index-based investment approaches help investors meet their defensive objectives?

    In this webinar Marlies van Boven, PhD, Managing Director Research & Analytics, FTSE Russell examines what popular indexed-based strategies can do to help limit the impact of portfolio volatility and mitigate risk.

    • Volatility – what are the key drivers behind the current market volatility?
    • Common defensive Index based strategies. Philosophy, design and objectives
    • The Minimum Variance approach – Reducing overall portfolio volatility, while maintaining diversification
    • Assessing relative performance via Analytics + FTSE Russell’s Analytics tool
    • Q&A
  • Exposed to Nonsense? Spurious Factors in Popular Investment Tools
    Exposed to Nonsense? Spurious Factors in Popular Investment Tools
    Felix Goltz, Research Director, Scientific Beta, and Head of Applied Research at EDHEC-Risk Institute; Brendan Maton, IPE Mar 21 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Factor investing offers a big promise. By identifying the persistent drivers of long-term returns in their portfolios, investors can understand which risks they are exposed to, and make explicit choices about these exposures.

    When it comes to information about factors, providers offer analytic toolkits to identify the factor exposures of an investor's portfolio. However, these analytic tools do not employ academically grounded factors and their factor finding process maximises the risk of ending up with false factors. These non-standard factors also lead to mismeasurement of exposures and may capture exposure to redundant factors. In the end, analytic tools for investors do not deliver on the promise of factor investing and they also lack transparency.

    This webinar will contrast factor definitions used in analytic tools offered to investors and compare them with the standard academic factors. We will also outline why the methodologies used in popular tools pose a high risk of ending up with irrelevant factors.
  • World Water Day
    World Water Day
    TBD Mar 22 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    World Water Day
  • Gender Equality
    Gender Equality
    TBD Mar 26 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Gender Equality
  • Global Bonds: Meeting the Income Challenge
    Global Bonds: Meeting the Income Challenge
    Kenneth Orchard Mar 27 2019 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Kenneth Orchard’s Diversified Income Bond strategy seeks to provide attractive income by exploiting a diversified global opportunity set. Join him as he explores issues facing global investors, including the outlook for global growth (will the US “catch down”, or will the rest of the world catch up?), monetary policies, and volatility. He will also discuss where he sees risks and opportunities, and how to navigate uncertain markets in 2019.
  • Commercial Aviation – Implications of Widebody Lease Expirations and Development
    Commercial Aviation – Implications of Widebody Lease Expirations and Development
    Chris D'Onofrio Mar 27 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Key topics to be discussed include: aviation industry performance; scheduled lease expirations; valuation and volatility considerations; and developments in DBRS's aircraft and aviation related methodologies.

    Hosted by Chris D’Onofrio, Managing Director, U.S. ABS, the discussion will also feature commentary from David Laterza, Head of U.S. Non-Bank Financials and Mark Hirshorn, Senior Vice President, U.S. ABS.
  • DBRS Webinar on Marketplace Lending
    DBRS Webinar on Marketplace Lending
    Chris D'Onofrio Apr 3 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Key topics to be discussed include: the evolution of finance; FinTech's influence around the globe; growth hurdles; and securitization considerations.

    Hosted by Chris D’Onofrio, Managing Director, U.S. ABS, the discussion will also feature commentary from Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President, Head of European Research and Imran Ansari, Vice President, U.S. ABS.
  • Executive Incentives: A controversial area of corporate governance
    Executive Incentives: A controversial area of corporate governance
    Guido Giammattei, RBC, and Alex Edmans, London Business School Apr 4 2019 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Please join us for a webinar on 4th April where Guido Giammattei, Head of Research, RBC Emerging Markets Equity, and Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School, will discuss executive pay and incentives.
    Alex will present the findings from his paper The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Incentives which provides evidence of the negative impact of short-term CEO incentives on the long-term value of a company.
    Guido will discuss the chapter on management incentive schemes from the Emerging Market team’s 2018 ESG Report which questions whether or not the increase in incentive pay is correlated to shareholder returns over the longer term.
  • Climate Action: Ideas for Earth Day
    Climate Action: Ideas for Earth Day
    TBD Apr 18 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Climate Action