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FTSE Russell Senior Research Director, Tom Goodwin, PhD will provide a quick update on the Russell 2000 Index, exploring 2nd quarter 2017 data and trends. There will be time for Q&A following the update.
Steve Ellis takes stock of the EM Debt landscape. He reviews the contrasting forces at play and reveals how this is impacting positioning. Whilst local currency denominated debt looks attractive, Chinese credit tightening could have an impact on commodities and some countries’ currency strength.
Every year, we develop long-term forecasts for the global economy, monetary policy and capital markets. Jim McDonald explores three of the key themes to emerge this year and what they mean for investors.
What is the outlook for Asian markets as we head towards the end of 2017? Josh Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, will look at the stand-out opportunities for investors in the region, address the prospects of a renewed focus on value and cyclical stocks, and discuss the rationale behind current portfolio positioning.
Huw Davies, investment director, absolute return government bond team, looks at the value-destructive potential effects on government bonds of even small rises in interest rates, and considers alternative approaches to managing the risks.
Three years on from some of the most significant pension reforms in a generation, Anthony Gillham, co-head of multi-asset at Old Mutual Global Investors and Richard Romer-Lee of Square Mile Research discuss the key financial challenges retirees and their advisers face.
Ian Heslop, head of global equities and Justin Wells, investment director, global equities, explain the importance for global equity investors of avoiding becoming wedded to one particular investment style.
Mark Nash, head of global bonds at Old Mutual Global Investors, explains how he and his colleagues are preparing for a potential increase in market volatility as central bank policy shows signs of becoming more aggressive.
Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, reviews an enigmatic first six months of 2017, and looks ahead to the second half of the year, outlining why he believes some attractive pockets of value are ripe for exploration
As cloud continues to erase the network perimeter, it’s more important than ever to align IT infrastructure to track more closely to the businesses it serves.
As a result, gateway technology choices and investments need to fit the cloud model and fit in terms of security use case, value, and real-world business requirements.
Join Dan Cummins, analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Symantec, for an informative webinar on August 2 to hear a discussion of network security today.
- Discussion on the increased dependence on HTTP and HTTPS
- The limitations of Firewalls in the web and cloud world
The increasing critical need for web gateways, both on premise and in the cloud, for achieving:
- Access governance for users and devices
- Verifiable protection against advanced attack methods
- Agile risk management and measurable return on investment.
Important opportunities are at hand right now to integrate network and cloud-based approaches to achieve coordinated and robust anti-malware, privacy, policy and connectivity capabilities, while continuing on a path to flexible, software-defined infrastructure.
Shalin and Matt explain why being disciplined is key in the current market environment. Anomalous technical factors appear likely to stay, with the RL Corporate Bond Fund keen to take advantage of the current drive towards convenience driven credit investment. As global bond strategies become increasingly favoured, Shalin and Matt demonstrate how going global for the wrong reasons can be detrimental. Instead they demonstrate how a targeted investment in Euro or USD bonds can be used to enhance returns.
Improving economic indicators and easing political concerns have combined to boost sentiment towards European equities. Alberto Chiandetti reviews the current backdrop across the region and outlines the areas which he believes can continue to reward investors in the Fidelity European Opportunities Fund.
MiFID II represents a fundamental change for financial markets across a multitude of areas but what does this mean for your business and how might you be affected by the changes due to come into effect in January 2018? In a live webcast, Dan Hedley, Public Policy Director and Danny Wynn, Risk Programme Director at Fidelity International will explore the implications of the new regulations, explaining why we agree with the main principles and highlighting some concerns we believe have yet to be properly addressed.
After several years of relatively lacklustre returns, emerging market equities have outperformed developed markets each month so far in 2017. In a live and interactive webcast, Fidelity Emerging Markets Fund Manager Nick Price will reflect on this improving backdrop and reveal the stocks and sectors which he believes are best placed to continue to deliver attractive long-term returns for shareholders.
Presented by Matthias Meyer, Head of Investment Specialists Liquid Real Assets for Asia & Europe: Frankfurt
Matthias joined Deutsche Bank in 2005 and has been responsible for Deutsche Asset Management’s Liquid Real Assets client distribution in Asia & Europe since 2014 where he built the LRA business from scratch and was honored with the award: 40 under 40 - Rising Star of Institutional Asset Management – by Financial News.
Prior to his current role, Matthias worked in several sales & advisory roles within Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. In addition he was a board member of the Deutsche Bank Switzerland Pension Fund as well as head of the Investment Committee.
Matthias holds a Master's Degree ("Diplom-Betriebswirt") in Banking & Finance from University of Applied Sciences, Saarbruecken
ETF Securities will be hosting our Outlook 2017 - September Update webinar on the 12th September to help investors keep informed about the macroeconomic trends for 2017 and beyond.
Our key themes focus on whether markets are becoming complacent meaning we may be due for a correction as well as the risks that may emerge as central bank policy normalisation begins.
We will also be providing an update on the commodity investment outlook with a focus on precious metals and oil.
• Have markets become complacent and are we due for a correction;
• Central Bank Policy normalisation - what are the debt risks;
• Commodities update - metals vs mining and unconventional oil’s impact in energy markets.
Property is a valid diversifier, with income driving good long-term return prospects. Post the 2016 Brexit vote, investors have shunned the asset class. We believe this is due to poorly constructed products and lack of price transparency – the regulator appears to agree. There is a different way! Marcus Phayre-Mudge will explain how a blended approach can provide the answers to your property puzzle.
Active currency strategies can generate positive real returns that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes, yet they are underutilized and often misunderstood. Contrary to conventional wisdom, currencies exhibit strong fundamental value reversion—stronger, in fact, than equity or bond markets—but a fundamental valuation framework must be married with additional investment disciplines, such as game theory, to produce superior investment results. In this webcast, Thomas Clarke, a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies (DAS) team, will explain the fundamental drivers of exchange rates and discuss the macro-thematic and geopolitical forces influencing opportunities in currency markets today.
Banks, credit unions and insurance companies may have differing business models, but they all have a common goal: better conversion and retention rates.
Fortunately, better customer onboarding usually translates to better conversion and retention. For this reason, organizations continue to invest in digital technologies to streamline operations and eliminate time-consuming online interactions in areas such as new account opening, loan origination and policy applications.
Those first information-intensive interactions, of course, are the most critical: you usually only get once chance to win a new customer’s business. But winning is only part of the equation. What if you could win—and wow—customers from those first moments and keep them engaged throughout the onboarding process?
Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar, where industry experts will share six best practices to help your organization win and wow customers:
• Easy—Enable instant image and data capture via web and mobile technology
• Accurate—Extract data from pictures of physical documents without error-prone manual entry
• Automated—Invest in workflow tools to automate and track completion of process steps
• Visible—Empower staff and customers with process transparency and timely communication
• Consistent—Ensure data is complete and integrated across internal systems
• Efficient—Meet expectations for speed, while effectively managing regulatory risks
Speakers will include:
•Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
•Sarah Johnson, Industry Solutions Architect, Kofax
•Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report
Please join Johanna Kyrklund, Fund Manager, as she introduces the Schroder Multi-Asset Total Return Fund, which targets a long-term positive return with reduced volatility and limited drawdowns. The fund is managed by the Diversified Growth Team who has been successfully managing outcome-based portfolios for over 10 years.
The investment trust seeks to provide a high rate of total return through investment in equities and equity related securities of companies trading in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan). Schroders has managed the Company's assets since March 2013.
Please join King Fuei Lee, Fund Manager, as he provides an update on the trust and his market outlook for Asia.
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Local SEO is more important than ever, with Google increasingly favouring local search results and allocating a significant portion of the search engine results page to the local 3 pack (a Google Map entry featuring 3 local businesses).
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To really understand what is going on with follow vs. no follow links, we need to provide a bit of background about how most links work in the realm of SEO. When a site page gets an inbound link, which is a hyperlink pointing to that page, the page gets a small SEO boost. Think of a link as a point, and the more links you have, the more points.
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