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Find out how the FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index suite of funds are engineered to provide deep exposure to the broad US equity market, while seeking to take advantage of the longer-term small cap and value performance advantage.
· Pay by bank from Vocalink, Pingit from Barclays; Accenture has forecast a 30% drop in card volume based on open banking and PSD2, will these new solutions really eat into Debit and what is happening around regulation on them
· IoT payments are much hyped, can the schemes deliver on tokenization solutions for all devices or only with big brands
· Will we all be wearing our payments in five years, or just have it embedded in our finger
· Are we seeing the re-birth of the QR code with Tesco and the schemes in emerging markets or is it just a flash in the pan
· Can Fintechs really take advantage of the emerging payment trends or is it a market for the big boys only
· Clearbank the first new settlement bank in the UK, does this actually indicate a new trend of big banks being wholesalers and small Fintechs being retailers
SKOR and LKOR ETFs use nontraditional indices based on US corporate bond credit scores, which we believe offer a leading indicator of rating changes. To support liquidity, the indices are limited to only the most liquid issues. To identify quality, the indices focus on the metrics we believe matter most in fixed income: management efficiency, profitability and solvency.
Replay eligible for one CFP Board® and IMCA® CE credit.
Nearly 10 years after its unprecedented response to the 2008 crisis, the Fed is finally making plans to unwind $4 trillion of fixed income investments. Other global central banks are not far behind. From interest rates to credit spreads and defaults, the impact of these actions will reach all corners of the fixed income market. Matt Toms Fixed Income CIO for Voya Investment Management will discuss:
• Pitfalls and risks in the current fixed income market;
• Overlooked opportunities; and
• What investors should consider when building fixed income portfolios to navigate this uncharted environment.
Matt will answer attendees’ questions during the session and will be available to continue the discussion on APViewpoint.
The CFP Board® has accepted this program for one hour of CE credit towards the CFP® certification. In addition, IMCA® has accepted this program for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire session we can report your attendance to these organizations.
It’s earnings season. Do you know if the officers and analysts are bearish or bullish? And how does that compare to past calls?
A complimentary webinar on how you can use Corporate Earnings analysis and forecasting to find signal and reduce noise—through the Nasdaq Analytics Hub. Natural language processing. Machine learning. One access point covering 3,000 publicly traded companies—now and over time.
The fastest growing advisory firms have figured out a formula for transformational growth. How are the leaders of those firms growing 31% faster than every other advisory firm? Through 16 years of experience, research and consulting to over 600 advisory firms of all sizes, Angie Herbers shares this simple, fundamental method to transformation growth.
In this webinar, you will learn:
•how to break through the barriers of growing an advisory firm
•the fundamental business management areas that make running and building an advisory firm unique
•why traditional business management does not apply to building an advisory firm
•how to create a system to effortlessly grow the size of any advisory
Angie will answer attendees’ questions during the session and will be available to continue the discussion on APViewpoint.
Exponential technologies are changing virtually every aspect of life — and the field of personal finance is not immune. In this presentation, Ric will explain why innovation will require you to change the advice you give your clients, upgrade your service model, and transform the way you deliver advice and services to survive and thrive. You will learn:
•How your role as a financial advisor will change — much sooner than you think.
•Which game-changing innovations will require you to rethink your business.
•How the blockchain will transform the way you manage client transactions.
•Why career counseling, career planning and lifelong learning will be key services you’ll need to provide to your clients.
•How the cyclical lifeline is replacing a linear lifeline.
Ric will answer attendees’ questions during the session and will be available to continue the discussion on APViewpoint.
The IMCA® has accepted this program for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire session please email us at email@example.com for the IMCA ® webinar ID to self-report your attendance.
For investors taking an index approach to ESG, using Best-In-Class ESG offers an opportunity to take their commitment to sustainable investing a step further.
In our thirty minute webinar you will hear from one of our ESG experts on:
• What Best-In-Class ESG is
• Why Best-In-Class ESG is darker green than screening or norms based ESG
• How you can invest in Best-In-Class
With over 25 years of responsible investing experience and $60 billion managed to sustainable strategies, Northern Trust Asset Management is helping investors around the world integrate their values with their investment goals.
*Best-in-class ESG is industry terminology referring to an investment approach that overweights companies that are leaders in implementing ESG.
Since its inception the Open University has used the latest technology to bring Higher Education to everyone who wishes to study. During development its initial name was ‘the University of the Air’ due to the prevalence of radio at the time.
Following our innovation thread we have over the past year or so been conducting a number of experiments in deploying blockchains in OU courses.
In this talk I will cover how we have been using blockchains to manage micro-accreditation (including badging), ePortfolios and peer accreditation in a variety of settings. I will also outline our initiatives to setup national and international blockchain networks and how blockchains could herald the emergence of Uber-style universities.
The title smart contracts is used to refer to a number of arrangements in which relationships are governed by a pre-determined digitalised arrangement, so that coded instructions execute on the occurrence of an event.
These often use Blockchain or distributed ledger technology to record and execute transactions. In their purest sense, the code – once agreed – becomes self-executing and self-governing and thus (it is argued) replaces the need for a wider contract or checks and balances.
Whilst their common name is arguably a misnomer (they are not necessarily contracts in the traditional legal sense), their implementation can enable transparency in supply chains and the reduction of frictional and intermediary costs.
This panel will examine how the concepts of smart contracts, utilising blockchain technology, can co-exist with existing legal concepts to include a review of:
· The distinction between traditional legal prose/code and programming code.
· Application of traditional principles (to include the three f-words: frustration, fraud and force majeure)
Could now be the time to add or increase allocations to international stocks? Consider the following: Historical performance over the past nearly five decades shows that domestic and international stocks have moved in a cycle of alternating outperformance. While past performance is no guarantee of future performance, this suggests that the cycle of domestic stock outperformance may be trending downward. While international stocks beat U.S. stocks by a wide margin for most of the 2003-2007 period, U.S. stocks have generally outperformed international stocks since then, in one of the longest winning streaks for U.S. stocks since 1970. We'll provide an overview of our view of asset allocation using a technical lens. Join us to see how using momentum-based strategies might be a fit for your clients' goals.
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program,
Kevin D. Mahn is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Hennion & Walsh Asset Management. Mr. Mahn is responsible for all of the Wealth and Asset Management products and services offered at the Firm including the SmartTrust® series of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs).
John Lewis, CMT, is a Senior Portfolio manager with Nasdaq Dorsey Wright. In this role, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the investment strategies used in various different indices and models.Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Lewis has developed strategies for the firm’s Systematic Relative Strength series of separate accounts, the Technical Leaders Index methodology, global asset allocation strategies, and multiple series of UITs. His work is technically driven and focuses on relative strength and momentum as the main factors in the investment process.
Undeterred by the recent slowdown in M&A activity in 2017, tech acquirers have largely left their bullish forecast for dealmaking unchanged. For the third consecutive time, essentially half of the respondents to the semi-annual M&A Leaders' Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster indicated that they expected an acceleration in acquisition activity in the coming half-year. Join us for a lively discussion on where acquirers are looking to buy and what they expect to pay in those deals.