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US Financial Advisors

  • EP 49: AllianzGI Combines Active Management and Shareholder Advocacy
    EP 49: AllianzGI Combines Active Management and Shareholder Advocacy
    Paul Ellis | Christian McCormick, CFA Director and Senior ESG Specialist with Allianz Global Investors Recorded: Jun 17 2019 28 mins
    McCormick shares his experience of shareholder advocacy--in 2018 the firm participated in 8,500 shareholder meetings. AllianzGI reported poor links between executive pay and company performance and voted against 74% of compensation proposals in the U.S.
  • Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 001: Climate Risk
    Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 001: Climate Risk
    Ryan Ross | Paul Ellis Recorded: Jun 12 2019 31 mins
    This fortnightly series speaks with voices from the investing world about important news from the last 2 weeks, and expectations for the next 2 weeks.

    Each episode will dive into a specific topic, focusing on questions such as:
    - why should this specific issue is important to investors?
    - what are the key points to consider when making decisions?
    - what resources should be consulted to find the key points?
  • Katie Nixon: Bond Markets Are Screaming
    Katie Nixon: Bond Markets Are Screaming
    Katie Nixon - Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management Recorded: Jun 10 2019 3 mins
    Global bond markets are screaming right now, driving interest rates down with the hopes of capturing the attention of central bankers. Katie Nixon explains.
  • Future-ready Infrastructure for IoT at the Edge
    Future-ready Infrastructure for IoT at the Edge
    Matt McPhail, Global Director of Systems Engineering, Scale Computing Recorded: Jun 6 2019 48 mins
    Scale Computing HC3 Edge virtualization infrastructure provides enterprise-class features to remote locations and boosts edge computing capabilities with disaster recovery. This allows you to run today’s legacy IT applications as well as quickly and easily implement transformative, mission-critical applications for IoT monitoring and devices as needed. In this webinar you’ll learn:

    • How computing at the edge is increasing because of IoT.
    • Why IoT devices located at the edge need local computing resources of with the reliability and availability of a full datacenter.
    • How you can decrease hardware investment needed to provide high availability for edge and IoT workloads.
    • How you can optimize individual locations for the required workloads.
    • How you can communicate and offload data to the cloud.
  • ESG Investing: Drivers of the Shift Towards Sustainable Financial Markets
    ESG Investing: Drivers of the Shift Towards Sustainable Financial Markets
    Franita Neuville, CFA, Investment & Advisory Market Development Manager, Refinitiv Recorded: Jun 6 2019 61 mins
    The investment research market has not changed much over the last 40 years but there is a notable shift underway. One of the factors which will be reshaping the investment research landscape over the next 5 to 10 years, is the increased adoption of the use of alternative data in the investment decision making process which is being enabled by the information explosion currently underway globally.

    Environmental, Social and Governance data is probably one of the best-known and widely-used alternative datasets globally and investors are integrating it into their investment decision making process so that they can become better investors to achieve stronger, long-term returns.

    Investors are using active ownership to persuade companies to clean-up their act. Globally we are seeing a shift to Responsible and Sustainable Investment (RI/SI) models and investors are focusing more on their stakeholder responsibility by being engaged owners, or even activist owners in some cases. Sustainable development goals are becoming an integrated part of asset managers’ and owners’ strategies and communications as they place more importance on their societal responsibility of investing responsibly and sustainably.

    In this presentation, we will be showing how drivers such as client demand, regulation, the transfer of wealth and climate change are driving the shift towards sustainable financial and economic markets. We will also look at how ESG investing is being incorporated by asset managers and owners, from using it as an input in the investment decision making process, to incorporating it as a key part of a company’s strategy.

    ESG is no longer just a conversational topic being driven by activist groups, it is now also seriously being incorporated by global money management firms and is set to become a key part of the global investment industry.
  • Perspectives on private equity: A panoramic view on the global opportunity set
    Perspectives on private equity: A panoramic view on the global opportunity set
    Schroder Adveq’s Lee Gardella, Steve Yang, and Ethan Vogelhut Recorded: Jun 5 2019 20 mins
    Please join us as we provide our views on where we are sourcing the best ideas in buyouts, venture capital, and more.   
     
    Hosted by Schroder Adveq’s Lee Gardella, and joined by Ethan Vogelhut, Head of Buyouts, Americas, and Steve Yang, Head of Global Venture, this webinar will focus on the features and benefits of several key areas within the current global private equity market.
  • Data-Driven Financial Services
    Data-Driven Financial Services
    Susanne Chishti, FINTECH Circle | Luca Romagnoli, Salesforce | Sune Gabelgård, Nets| Philip Pointner, Jumio| Paul Hamilton Recorded: Jun 5 2019 39 mins
    Data is the new oil. How can financial services organisations use data to revolutionise their offerings and provide a better customer experience?

    Join this panel to find out:

    - How can banks help customers put their data to good use? What have we learned from Open Banking and PSD2?
    - How can AI and predictive intelligence be used to avoid risks and provide a more seamless experience?
    - Challenges with data management and aggregation and how to solve them
    - How data analytics is impacting financial services

    Susanne Chishti, Founder of FINTECH Circle
    Luca Romagnoli, Director of Regulated Industries at Salesforce
    Sune Gabelgård, Head of Digital Fraud, Intelligence & Research, Nets
    Philip Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio
    Paul Hamilton, Innovation and FS Expert, PA Consulting
  • Digital Transformation: Trends in Banking and Payments
    Digital Transformation: Trends in Banking and Payments
    Gabrielle Inzirillo, Plug And Play Ventures | Jane Loginova, BPC | Megan Caywood, Barclays | Scott Johnson, Western Union Recorded: Jun 5 2019 35 mins
    What does the bank of the future look like? What are the opportunities and challenges that technology brings to the payments ecosystem?

    Join this panel where the speakers will discuss:

    -How can data make banking more effective for the modern-day consumer?
    -What are the latest trends in new payments platforms and models?
    -How are different industries like eCommerce, retail, and insurance affected?
    -What are the effects of GDPR and Open Banking?
    -What does connected financial services look like?
    -The security pitfalls that financial institutions need to look out for

    Gabrielle Inzirillo, Director, Fintech, Plug And Play Ventures
    Jane Loginova, Global Commercial Officer, BPC |
    Megan Caywood, MD, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
    Scott Johnson, Head of Product Innovation and Development, Western Union
  • Reimagining Financial Services: Getting Onboarding and Customer Experience Right
    Reimagining Financial Services: Getting Onboarding and Customer Experience Right
    Christoffer Hernæs, Sbanken | John Erik Setsaas, Signicat | Ali Babakhan, Rabobank Group Recorded: Jun 4 2019 26 mins
    Customer on boarding can be complicated, especially within regulated industries like financial services. How can banks and new challengers ensure that this is accomplished in the most seamless way?

    Join this panel to learn:

    - Achieving speed and scalability whilst staying compliant
    - Balancing security and risk with a good customer experience
    - Common on boarding mistakes that both banks and fin techs are making

    Moderated by:
    Christoffer Hernæs, Chief Digital Officer at Sbanken
    Panelists:
    John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity & Innovation, Signicat
    Ali Babakhan, Product Manager Rabo eBusiness at Rabobank Group
  • Cybersecurity and Fraud: Securing the Financial Sector
    Cybersecurity and Fraud: Securing the Financial Sector
    Joshua Bower-Saul | Andy Ramsden, G+D Mobile Security | Nicolas Mudadri, Stream Mind | Ruth Wandhöfer, Gauss Ventures Recorded: Jun 4 2019 40 mins
    The Financial Services industry has a big target on its back when it comes to attacks by cyber criminals. How can financial institutions keep precious customer data safe whilst utilising technology to equip themselves with the tools to prevent fraud and financial crime?

    Join this panel to hear:

    - Lessons learned from recent breaches and hacks
    - AI-powered strategies to protect your financial institution
    - The unique security challenges of incumbent organisations vs. FinTechs
    - Best practices to fight fraud and financial crime

    Joshua Bower-Saul, CEO, Cybertonica
    Andy Ramsden, Global Solution Sales Lead – Mobile Authentication, G+D Mobile Security GmbH
    Nicolas Muhadri, CEO, Stream Mind
    Ruth Wandhöfer, Partner, Gauss Ventures
  • Michael Hunstad: Don't Fear Volatility, Fear Negative Skew
    Michael Hunstad: Don't Fear Volatility, Fear Negative Skew
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Jun 3 2019 3 mins
    We are seeing a strong negative return skew for the first time since October 2018. Investors should come to expect the negative skew and prepare accordingly. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad explains
  • Identity Verification and Authentication: Balancing Compliance and Convenience
    Identity Verification and Authentication: Balancing Compliance and Convenience
    Allard Keuter, Dutch Payments Association | Husayn Kassai, Onfido | Phil Doyle, Clear Bank Recorded: Jun 3 2019 30 mins
    Organisations are often challenged with finding the right balance between innovating and staying secure. How are cutting-edge advancements revolutionising the way we look at identity and authentication?

    Join the panel to hear about:

    -Understanding the digital identity landscape
    -How to avoid drop-off during the verification process
    -How developments like biometrics, AI, blockchain can impact identity and data management
    -How to adapt and respond to new regulations like PSD2, Open Banking, and GDPR

    Panel moderated by: Allard Keuter, Dutch Payments Association
    Husayn Kassai, CEO & Founder, Onfido
    Phil Doyle, Head of Financial Crime, Clear Bank
  • Technology as a Gamechanger for eCommerce
    Technology as a Gamechanger for eCommerce
    Claudia Bate, FleishmanHillard Fishburn | Melinda Roylett, Square | Daniel Kornitzer, Paysafe | Dan Rawlings, Trustonic Recorded: Jun 3 2019 32 mins
    What does the future of connected commerce look like? The changing need of the customer has meant that the shopping experience is changing and merchants, retailers, and payments companies need to future-proof their offerings.

    Join this panel to discover:

    -Current landscape and trends in the commerce industry
    -How can AI revolutionise the customer experience and help organisations evolve?
    -From PoS to multi-channel platforms, how can you provide a frictionless customer experience?
    -What are the risk and compliance challenges that need to be at top-of-mind?
    -How can we proactively prevent fraud rather than react when the damage has been done?

    Moderated by:
    Claudia Bate, Head of Technology, Director and Partner, FleishmanHillard Fishburn
    Panelists include:
    Melinda Roylett, Head of Europe at Square
    Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer, Paysafe
    Dan Rawlings, Chief Commercial Officer, Trustonic
  • Ep 47: AB’s Municipal Impact Strategy Delivers Performance and Opportunity
    Ep 47: AB’s Municipal Impact Strategy Delivers Performance and Opportunity
    Paul Ellis | Eric Glass, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Impact Strategy at AllianceBernstein Recorded: Jun 2 2019 36 mins
    Listen to the story of how Glass created AllianceBernstein’s Municipal Impact Strategy to invest in underserved and low-socio-economic status communities. Glass explains how investing healthcare, education, mass transit, water/waste water and renewable energy infrastructure can generate a 4% tax-exempt yield on investment.
  • Ep. 48: How MPOWERD Is Becoming a Global Leader in Solar Powered LED Lighting
    Ep. 48: How MPOWERD Is Becoming a Global Leader in Solar Powered LED Lighting
    Paul Ellis | Seungah Jeong Recorded: May 31 2019 31 mins
    Since I interviewed Seungah Jeong a year ago, MPOWERD has increased the number of people whose lives benefit from Luci lights to 3 million from 2.3 million. In this interview she shares how they’ve become the leader in solar powered portable lighting, and as a centennial partner for Save the Children Foundation are distributing 10,000 Luci lights globally in 2019.
  • Natural Capital, Species Extinction & Sustainable Finance - The Impact of SDGs
    Natural Capital, Species Extinction & Sustainable Finance - The Impact of SDGs
    Martina Macpherson | Jill Atkins | Mark Gogh| Andrew Jones | Mardi McBrien | Gemma James | Paul DeOrnellas Recorded: May 30 2019 73 mins
    The world is currently experiencing a sixth period of mass extinction with extinction of flora and fauna being caused by a variety of factors arising from industrial activity and increasing human populations, including global warming, climate change, habitat loss, pollution and use of pesticides.

    Most extinctions are linked to industrial and business activity either directly or indirectly. From insects to mammals, trees to flowers, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate.

    The corporate world and society rely entirely on the healthy functioning of the ecosystem surrounding us. Each and every species has a unique place in our ecosystem and through the interconnectedness of all life on earth, every extinction diminishes and weakens these relationships.

    During this webinar on SDG 15 (Life on Land) we aim to:
    - find out more from leading academics and industry experts about the species extinction crisis
    - better understand risk management and accounting frameworks for natural capital preservation
    - identify suitable capital markets and investment products to address the issue.

    We now have a fantastic range of speakers:
    - Jill Atkins, Chair in Financial Management, University of Sheffield
    - Mark Gough, CEO, Natural Capital Coalition
    - Gemma James, Head of Environmental Issues, Principles for Responsible Investment
    - Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB
    - Andrew Jones, Senior Consultant, Corporate Reporting, Mazars, and Head of Investor Engagement, IIRC
    - Paul De Ornellas, Chief Adviser – Wildlife, WWF UK
  • DBRS Webinar: 2019 Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey Results
    DBRS Webinar: 2019 Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey Results
    Gordon Kerr, Head of European Structured Finance Research Recorded: May 30 2019 25 mins
    Two weeks ahead of the 23rd Annual Global ABS conference in Barcelona, DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on its 2019 Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey Results on 30 May 2019 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 European Structured Finance Research, in London.

    The discussion will focus on the results of DBRS’s annual survey of securitisation and covered bond market participants. Gordon will explore this development further along with other insights from the survey and provide a quick update on what we can expect from Global ABS 2019, the largest structured finance conference in Europe.

    The discussion will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes and will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
  • Ep 46: New Challenges, New Opportunities: The 2019 US SIF Conference
    Ep 46: New Challenges, New Opportunities: The 2019 US SIF Conference
    Paul Ellis | Lisa Woll, CEO, US SIF Recorded: May 29 2019 30 mins
    Woll discusses the hot topics on the agenda for this year’s conference, like potential changes in the Department of Labor guidelines for ESG investment strategies in ERISA-governed retirement plans and this year’s key advocacy initiatives being deployed by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.
  • The Critical Importance of Security and Compliance in the Digital Payments World
    The Critical Importance of Security and Compliance in the Digital Payments World
    Haris Sethi, Senior Systems Engineer, Utimaco Recorded: May 23 2019 45 mins
    In today’s world where cashless payments are surpassing cash transactions, organizations are under pressure to make payment and data security their number one priority. Sensitive transactional payment data is a hot commodity on the dark web and hackers are always on the lookout for vulnerabilities that serve as easy targets for cyber attacks. Compromised data means compromised trust, which is why data security is so critical to business success.

    Today, organizations are faced with the challenge of not just protecting customer data, but also adhering to strict data security regulations and compliance standards. Regulatory and standards bodies, along with governments are regularly publishing new requirements compelling organizations to step up their efforts in securing sensitive data. A recent example of this would be the new “key bundling” requirement released by the PCI Security Council requiring organizations to increase security for encrypted keys. Many organizations in the payments ecosystem understand that security and compliance should go hand in hand, but struggle to address both in an effective and cost-efficient way.

    Register for this Utimaco webinar to learn about:

    •The threats and challenges associated with payment data security
    •Legacy vs New Payment use cases and the associated security implications
    •Evolving payment data security regulations (laws) and standard – PCI DSS, PCI HSM, PCI Keyblocks, PSD2
    •How to be secure while meeting compliance

    Presenter Info:

    Haris Sethi, Utimaco
    Haris is a Senior Systems Engineer at Utimaco specializing in payment security, compliance and innovation. Working for Utimaco Information Security unit, Haris brings almost a decade of payment security related experience working for companies like MasterCard, Barclaycard, and Thales.
  • Fact(or) Fiction: The Truth About Factors
    Fact(or) Fiction: The Truth About Factors
    Abdur Nimeri, Ph.D., Head of Institutional Multi-Asset Programs Recorded: May 21 2019 2 mins
    The historical outperformance of select factors has piqued the interest of advisors. But as with anything new, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We set the record straight, in 60 seconds.
  • When Factors Underperform (& What to Do)
    When Factors Underperform (& What to Do)
    Melinda Mecca, Director of Investment Solutions Recorded: May 21 2019 2 mins
    Over the long-term, select factors have demonstrated outperformance versus the broad equity market. But, as with any investing, factors go through cycles. Based on our research, we quantify the cycles and offer tips on dealing with them, in 60 seconds.
  • Factor Investing: How The Largest Asset Owners Design Their Portfolio
    Factor Investing: How The Largest Asset Owners Design Their Portfolio
    Mike Hunstad, Head of Quantitative Strategies; Jordan Dekhayser, Senior Equity Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management Recorded: May 21 2019 48 mins
    This time we will be examining in-detail how the world’s largest asset owners are using multi-factor portfolio construction to overcome the twin challenges of slow economic growth and market volatility.



    Some key points we will address during the webcast:



    - Identifying key portfolio risks: sector concentrations, interest rate sensitivity and hidden risks you may not be aware of

    
- Examining real world portfolios: completion strategies and multi-factor construction techniques
- Positioning your portfolio for success: factor performance across various market environments



    Note: By registering for this webcast, you agree to have your contact information shared with Northern Trust Asset Management.
  • Bob Browne: Resilience Against the Trade Winds
    Bob Browne: Resilience Against the Trade Winds
    Bob Browne, CFA - Chief Investment Officer Recorded: May 20 2019 3 mins
    Despite concerns about U.S.-China trade frictions and mixed economic data, global growth resilience continues to drive U.S. high-yield bonds, U.S. equities and global REITs forward.
  • Ep. 45: Generating Alpha Through Active Portfolio Management at Brown Advisory
    Ep. 45: Generating Alpha Through Active Portfolio Management at Brown Advisory
    Paul Ellis | Karina Funk, Brown Advisory Recorded: May 20 2019 30 mins
    Funk shares her three criteria for choosing companies with sustainable business advantages (SBAs) for the Brown Advisory Large Cap Sustainable Growth Portfolio, which invests in companies that will thrive in a resource-constrained world.
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  • Alternative Asset Classes:  The Professional Art Advisory
    Alternative Asset Classes: The Professional Art Advisory
    Antonio Curia | Alain Mestat | Giovanni Gasparini | Eric Syz Jun 18 2019 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Investors seeking alternative investments are exposed to more risk than regular investments. Especially in the high-touch art world, having a professional advise on the intricacies of the industry is critical to investing.

    This webinar will discuss:
    - Art Investment as Asset Class;
    - Philanthropy and Portfolio construction;
    - The professional keys to finding out piece is worth/Long term strategy;
    - Identifying reputable and valuable assets for portfolio construction;
    - Forecasting what artists will produce long-term value;& more

    Participants include:

    - Antonio Curia, Executive Director Wimmer Family Office LLP (UK) [Moderator]
    - Giovanni Gasparini, Director Christie's Education (London)
    - Alain Mestat, Founder PassionProtect® (Luxembourg)
    - Eric Syz, Founder Syz Group (Switzerland)
  • Portfolio Manager Outlook: Matthews Pacific Tiger and Asia Dividend Funds
    Portfolio Manager Outlook: Matthews Pacific Tiger and Asia Dividend Funds
    David Dali, Portfolio Strategist, Sharat Shroff, CFA, Portfolio Manager, and Yu Zhang, CFA, Portfolio Manager Jun 18 2019 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The first half of 2019 for Asia's equity markets has been a roller coaster ride, rebounding strongly in the first quarter while turning more volatile in recent months due to ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions. While the trade outcome remains uncertain, we expect Asia's growth prospects to be buoyed by rising incomes across the region, political stability and growing consumption, and we remain optimistic in our outlook for Asian equities over a full market cycle.

    Please join Matthews Asia Portfolio Strategist David Dali along with Sharat Shroff, CFA, Lead Manager of the Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund, and Yu Zhang, CFA, Lead Manager of the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund, for an interactive discussion on:

    •How the Pacific Tiger and Asia Dividend Funds have weathered market volatility

    •Insights on current portfolio composition and how they are positioned for sustainable growth

    •How a dividend strategy can provide exposure to China's growth markets

    •Why an active approach is essential in having Asia represent a core part of a portfolio
  • DBRS Webinar: Global ABS 2019 Recap
    DBRS Webinar: Global ABS 2019 Recap
    Gordon Kerr, Head of European Structured Finance Research Jun 19 2019 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on its Global ABS 2019 Recap on 19 June 2019 at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr,
    Senior Vice President and Head of European Structured Finance Research, in London.
    For those who were unable to attend the prime securitisation industry event of the year, or perhaps spent the majority of it in meetings, DBRS offers the opportunity for its analysts to provide their key takeaways from the event.
    On the call, Gordon will be joined by Christian Aufsatz, Head of European Structured Finance; Paolo Conti, Head of European ABS; Carlos Silva, Head of European Structured Credit; Alfonso Candelas, Head of European Structured Finance Surveillance; Kali Sirugudi, European RMBS; and Mudasar Chaudhry,
    European Structured Credit. The discussion will cover all sectors and provide DBRS’s perspective on important highlights.
    The discussion will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes and will be followed by an interactive questionand-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
  • Behavioral Economics & the SDGs
    Behavioral Economics & the SDGs
    Nathan Maddix, CEO, Beglobal Insights | Patrick Lown, PhD, Head of Research Beglobal Jun 19 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar series, we will discuss how behavioral economics mindsets apply to the goals and initiatives of leading organizations, including international orgs (UN, SDGs) and corporates (ESG).
  • Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 002
    Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 002
    Ryan Ross, Various Guests Jun 26 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This fortnightly series speaks with voices from the investing world about important news from the last 2 weeks, and expectations for the next 2 weeks.

    Each episode will dive into a specific topic, focusing on questions such as:
    - why should this specific issue is important to investors?
    - what are the key points to consider when making decisions?
    - what resources should be consulted to find the key points?
  • ESG meets alternatives - financing and building sustainable and renewable cities
    ESG meets alternatives - financing and building sustainable and renewable cities
    Raffaele della Croce| Callum Macpherson | Paolo Taticchi| Paul Clements-Hunt | Oshani Perera Jun 27 2019 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Sustainable and communities have become a key component of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 (SDG Goal 11).

    This development comes with no surprise - the UN estimates that by 2050, c.70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This means new opportunities for governments, communities and businesses alike, especially when it comes to smart technologies. However, at the same time, we are facing enormous infrastructure challenges.

    The OECD and World Bank estimate that USD 6.9 trillion investment a year is required up to 2030 to meet climate and development objectives but current spending on infrastructure is only around USD 3.4-4.4 trillion. Governments have a large role to play in filling this gap, but they are often fiscally constrained and overwhelmed by societal challenges such as ageing populations, health and education.

    Institutional investors already invest in infrastructure projects, with USD 2.5 trillion currently privately invested. However, investment canals, private-public partnerships and investments at scale and alignment with the SDGs to meet longevity and sustainability needs, especially from sustainable and smart cities projects, remain a key challenge.

    We are bringing experts together across markets, segments and asset classes:

    · to discuss the challenges and opportunities linked to sustainable and smart city projects

    · to evaluate how building and financing sustainable and smart cities requires stakeholder engagement and new partnerships between governments, communities, businesses, investors, capital markets and society at large

    · to promote a vision for “Universal Infrastructure Coverage” and SDG alignment*


    Speakers:
    Martina Macpherson, NSFMNexgen
    Raffaele della Croce, OECD
    Callum Macpherson, Investec
    Paolo Taticchi, Imperial
    Paul Clements-Hunt, FinElpi Partners
    Oshani Perera, IISD


    *Source: FenElpi Partners, Infrastructure Investment Frontiers (IIF), Whitepaper, 2019
  • Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 003
    Investors Fortnightly Digest: Ep 003
    Ryan Ross, Various Guests Jul 10 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This fortnightly series speaks with voices from the investing world about important news from the last 2 weeks, and expectations for the next 2 weeks.

    Each episode will dive into a specific topic, focusing on questions such as:
    - why should this specific issue is important to investors?
    - what are the key points to consider when making decisions?
    - what resources should be consulted to find the key points?
  • Foundations for the Future: Outlook for Infrastructure
    Foundations for the Future: Outlook for Infrastructure
    tbc Jul 16 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Infrastructure drives productivity growth, and is, therefore, a critical element of a functioning economy. With the need for infrastructure running into the trillions over the next two decades - what projects should those funds be targeted to generate the best outcome? What what does that outcome look like?

    This webinar brings together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss:
    The Infrastructure Gap - what it looks like and how to close it.
    Implications of new renewable energy advancements and 5G, and robotics
    China 2025 and the Belt & Road Initiative.
  • The Role of AI in Identifying Emerging Risks in Financial Services
    The Role of AI in Identifying Emerging Risks in Financial Services
    Maeva Charles, Director of Customer Success, Datamaran Jul 17 2019 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The session will explore the role of AI and big data in improving risk management and building business resilience in Financial Services.

    In this webinar, you will get a broader perspective into emerging (also referred as non-financial or Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)) risks in Financial Services. Finally you will be walked through a case study with a leading bank on their use of AI to future-proof their organization.
  • Real Exposure to APAC: investing in Impact and Real Assets
    Real Exposure to APAC: investing in Impact and Real Assets
    tbc Jul 17 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    As markets mature, information asymmetries become harder to find and higher returns become increasingly elusive. Where is a good place for investors to focus and gain exposure to APAC at attractive prices and rates? The Venture Capital and Private Equity may be the place to find answers, though China A-Shares may also hold the keys to success. Indeed, Impact Investing is another alternative, which is burgeoning in the region.

    To understand how to find returns and alpha, this webinar will discuss:
    how investors from across the globe can access APAC
    Which sectors there is growing activity in, and why
    Which markets are worth a look, and what regulations in these markets.
  • China Rising: From Smokestack to Labtech
    China Rising: From Smokestack to Labtech
    Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA, Partner, Portfolio Manager Jul 17 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    China offers a number of favorable market characteristics for global investors. Opportunities abound in China’s “new economy,” and the China has one of the largest, most liquid, and fastest-growing equity markets in the world. The China A-Share market has historically been uncorrelated, under-researched, and inefficient, and China A-Shares are under-represented in global equity indices, providing potential investment opportunities for quality growth investors.

    In this webcast, Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA, partner and portfolio manager at William Blair Investment Management, discusses this backdrop. She also highlights several investible themes in China, including growing domestic consumption and the secular growth of healthcare spending.
  • DBRS Webinar: Structured Finance H1 2019 Update
    DBRS Webinar: Structured Finance H1 2019 Update
    Gordon Kerr, Head of European Structured Finance Research Jul 18 2019 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on the progress and
    performance of the European structured finance markets in the first half of 2019 on 18 July 2019 at 3
    p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President
    and Head of European Structured Finance Research, in London.
    The discussion will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes and will be followed by an interactive questionand-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
  • Investing in SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production
    Investing in SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production
    TBD Jul 24 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Investing in SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production
  • Investing in SDG #7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    Investing in SDG #7: Affordable and Clean Energy
    TBD Aug 28 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Investing in SDG #7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Panel Discussion - Strategies of Income Funds
    Panel Discussion - Strategies of Income Funds
    tbc Sep 10 2019 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Managers of income funds know there are multiple ways to deliver the product - which can cause decision paralysis. But if you have a strong strategy and vision, the pathway to decisions are simplified. Multi-Asset Strategies abound for to deliver income, including a long-short approach, natural income, or capital and growth.

    This webinar will discuss:
    - Strategies the best investment firms are using to delivering income
    - Asset allocation theories that can work in any environment
    - The benefits and drawbacks to all approaches
  • Panel Discussion: Future of Income Funds
    Panel Discussion: Future of Income Funds
    tbc Sep 11 2019 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Over the next 30 years, the demographic makeup of societies will change tremendously. What effect will this have on income investment funds? Will people retire later, thus driving up the demand for Income Funds? What effect will interest rates and other factors have on people's desire to choose an income fund vs. a fund that reinvests its assets? Further, as investment preferences change, how will funds adapt to these preferences and drive market share?

    This webinar panel will dive into:
    - how will demographic changes drive demand for Income Funds around the world?
    - How will fund companies need to adapt in order to anticipate these change?
    - What investment parameters will need to be met to attract discerning investors with specific tastes.
  • HOLD for theingeniousgroup
    HOLD for theingeniousgroup
    theingeniousgroup Sep 24 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    theingeniousgroup Hold
  • Quality Education / Reduced Inequalities
    Quality Education / Reduced Inequalities
    TBD Sep 25 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Quality Education / Reduced Inequalities
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
    Affordable and Clean Energy
    TBD Oct 30 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Responsible Consumption & Production
    Responsible Consumption & Production
    TBD Nov 19 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Responsible Consumption & Production
  • No Hunger
    No Hunger
    TBD Nov 27 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins