Welcome to the US financial advisor community on BrightTALK. Join the community to learn alongside thousands of financial advisors and registered investment advisors. Access relevant and timely content on investment products and strategies, regulations and compliance and the market landscape. You can also find practice management insights on topics such as client acquisition and retention, life planning, marketing and social media best practices.
In this webinar Breana will give you insight into the challenges facing banks including;
* Changing consumer dynamics
* Complying to rapidly changing regulations and global impacts
* Remaining competitive with Fintech disruptions
* Challenges with legacy systems and bad data
The world is changing and whilst you're reading this; the speed of change is increasing even further. What this leads to no one knows - the future of financial services could be "anxious and challenging" or "brilliant and full of opportunities".
Will customer centricity still be the mindset? What about “AI-first”? Or will we jump into the next phase of life?
In this session, Vincent Fokke, CTO FS Benelux, Capgemini, will walk you through the future of banking touching on key themes including;
* AI First as starting point
* Branch “office" or not…
* PLC V4.0
Join this session and start tomorrow's conversation today.
This webinar will provide an analysis of what an Initial Coin Offering is useful for, who uses them, how to do your own, and how to get involved in others. It will provide an overview of how to tokenize an asset, why blockchain is used to do this, and how companies have done it so far.
Interest rates and credit spreads have increased this year, but we expect those trends to reverse over the next year. Additionally, we think concerns about accelerating inflation are overblown. Jim McDonald explains.
In this webinar, Ziad Abdelnour will speak about where he is seeing opportunity in the us. Investing ideas abound, but which are the most over-looked, which are caused by the geopolitical undercurrents of the day, and how can investors get involved? Topics will include infrastructure, oil, commodities, and real estate, and the macroeconomic and political indicators showing that these investments are poised for growth.
With a new FED increasing interest rates, geopolitics affecting US strength, how can investors think about the next 6 months with an eye to profits? This webinar will dive into how investors can view the US as an investment opportunity going into the last 6 months of 2018.
Cherry Reynard writes regularly for publications including the Telegraph, Investors Chronicle, Money Observer, Moneywise, Morningstar & www.iii.co.uk, Investment Week & Trustnet. Cherry is a winner of the AIC freelance journalist of the year award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) & winner of the IMA freelance journalist of the year award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016) & co-authored a book – Investing in Emerging Markets; the BRIC economies and beyond, which was published in 2010.
Leon Diamond is the founder & Chief Investment Officer of Mansard Capital. As CIO of Mansard Capital, Leon sits on the investment committee focusing on portfolio construction, risk management & trading strategies. Previously he was head of investments for AJ Bell Investments, responsible for long term asset allocation & implementation. Prior to AJ Bell he ran a macro fund being nominated for HFMWeek US Performance Awards “Best Performing Global Macro Fund” - Finalist November 2007 and Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards 2009 “Best Global Macro Hedge Fund” - Highly Commended May 2009. He received a Bachelor of Business in Finance from Queensland University of Technology & completed his post graduate studies through the Australian Securities Institute. He has been investing in global markets for the last 19 years.
Francesco Filia heads all portfolio management and research related activities at Fasanara. Prior to co-founding Fasanara, Francesco was MD & EMEA head of the principal investors group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a top producing investment practice comprised of 15 professionals. Francesco is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan & scholar of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
Section 1 – From QE to QT – now is the time for active management
Section 2 – a behavioural approach to generating alpha
Section 3 – Conclusion / Q&A
Nadia Grant joined the company in 2014 as a portfolio manager within the US Equities team and became Head of US Equities, EMEA in July 2017. She manages the Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of institutional portfolios. Nadia also contributes to the team’s macroeconomic and thematic research.
Prior to joining the company, she worked for 13 years at JP Morgan Asset Management. She worked as a portfolio manager in various teams, managing European, American and Global strategies.
Nadia has a Master’s degree from Reims Business School (Neoma) and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
In this webinar, hear about the current boom in Tech M&A spending and what it may mean for the rest of 2018. Spending on tech acquisitions in the first half of this year has surged -- 70% higher than the same period last year. Despite facing sharp competition from non-tech acquirers and private equity buyers, enterprise buyers are back in the game and on pace to do more tech deals this year than any year in history. On top of that, the other exit for startups is busy, too, with the pace of enterprise technology IPOs hitting a post-recession record.
Join Brenon Daly, who leads 451 Research’s M&A practice, and Scott Denne, a senior M&A analyst, for an update on the first half of 2018 and what we expect to shape dealflow for the rest of the year. They’ll highlight trends in deal activity with insight from 451 Research analysts as well as 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase, the industry’s only tech-focused M&A database, and:
•Take a look at trends in both M&A activity and valuations.
•Discuss implications for buyers, sellers and investors.
•Dissect this year’s IPO boom and forecast which startups might be looking to join the parade of new offerings.
Currency has been many things over the ages. First, it was barley, salt and cattle. It then became metal, mostly gold and silver. Representational currency came next, where pieces of paper represented holdings in gold or silver. Then fiat became the norm, where the currency's value was supported only by the government issuing it. Crypto-currencies have now entered the scene and are believed by many to be setting the stage for the next shift in currency. The question remains: What will it take to drive adoption and allow digital currencies to replace fiat as the major form of currency on the planet?
In this episode Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Asset Management, talks about how shareholder engagement with companies and their supply chains can produce good business results and positive environmental impacts.
How are the economics of financial advice changing? Tune in to hear InvestmentNews, BNY Mellon’s Pershing Advisor Solutions and Pathstone discuss how the independent model can influence the long-term value of an advisor’s business.
Ryan Ross speaks w/ Ripple's Marjan Delatinne about how they are employing blockchain technology, how banks are beginning to use blockchain, and the fact that the phenomenon is beyond hype. Topics also include how Ripple views blockchain as the 'internet of value', distinct from the 'internet of information', how to scale a technology, and how remittances create a test case for the way forward.
Ryan Ross speaks w/ Nuggets' Alastair Johnson about how they're employing blockchain to provide consumers w/ private for their personal information. Topics spoken about include how blockchain enables a more efficient user experience when updating payment tools, dynamic payment fraud prevention, the structure of their token economics, and where the industry will be in the next 5 years.
DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on its 2018 Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey Results on 28 June 2018 at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President and Head of EU Structured Finance Research, in London.
The discussion will focus on the results of DBRS’s annual survey of securitisation and covered bond market participants. Overall, the results demonstrate a positive environment for the market with the majority of participants expecting to increase their activity in the next 12 months. Gordon Kerr will explore this development further along with other insights from the survey.
Ryan Ross speaks w/ Northern Trust's Anthony Stevens about how they are thinking about Blockchain, including seeking the right use case before creating a product, how users experience blockchain, why a distributed ledger was the product that fit a need, and how banks are working with regulatory bodies to streamline the industry, and how regulations will shape the industry.
-Impact investing is hitting the mainstream - high level trends on impact investing (total aum, millennials, and wealth transfer over coming decades)
-2017 was a watershed year in the fast-growing impact market - what happened and why?
-Impact organisations can generate attractive returns for investors and retain their ethical mission, culture and structure - examples of different types of business structures and types of investment
Regulations are top of mind for many participants in the Crypto Funds space. This webinar will bring together leading experts in government, regulators, and Crypto Funds to discuss the state of the industry & the implications of impending regulations.
What is the goal of the Autonomous car industry, and what companies out there are focused on this goal? What jobs will be created, and which ones will need to adjust to this new job creation? What skills will be needed to fill these jobs?
For investors, what are the opportunities out there? Who are the players, what are there doing, and how can you get involved?
These questions and more will be answered in this webinar.
As technology has progressed, having the right systems & infrastructure has gone from an afterthought to a strategic advantage. Hiring right team has also become a critical skill, as a fast-paced marketplace requires lean and agile teams to work together seamlessly, and low retention can hinder business over the long run.
In this session, our panel of experts will discuss key operational and industry outlook themes in the Family Office space including;
* Optimising team structures, and succession
* Insourcing vs. Outsourcing
* Tech as a strategic advantage
* New Business Models
You’ll leave these webinars with direct knowledge of what your industry peers are doing to ensure success in their organizations from a hiring, tech, operation and process standpoint, and know how to make the first step towards integrating them into your business.