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As sustainable investing moves into the mainstream of institutional investing many investors may be unsure why this once niche strand of portfolio construction has risen so rapidly in the rankings of investor consideration. Is it driven by values, global policy, or is it really about a pure investment rationale; enhancing returns and minimising risk? Or a mixture of all three?
Join Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions at FTSE Russell as he seeks to elaborate on some of the issues and drivers that have led to the increased popularity of sustainable investing; explaining why green taxonomies are important and how FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues data model can help asset owners identify the companies that are engaged in the global transition to a green economy.
Dan will go on to demonstrate how Green Revenues data is used within index construction and how asset owners have successfully used sustainability data and smart beta to build index solutions that eloquently combine risk premia with varying degrees of sustainable preference or parameters.
- Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions, FTSE Russell
- Brendan Maton, IPE
Watch the London Stock Exchange Group's film on Green Finance, in which experts from the field talk about the trends from 2017 and discuss the outlook for 2018.
Our film features Nikhil Rathi, CEO of LSE, Rhian-Mari Thomas, Green Banking Council, Barclays Bank, Elena Chimonides, Fixed Income Specialist, LSEG and Aled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investing, Europe at FTSE Russell, covering a range of areas including Green Bonds, Equities, ESG and sustainable investment.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright & First Trust Bring AlphaDEX® to European Advisors | .5 CPD Credit
The growth of technology & fee based advisory in the United States has been a powerful driver of the adoption of ETFs and the outsourcing of Model Portfolios by financial advisors and wealth managers.
MiFID II and the rise of robo advisors look set to reshape advisor business models and accelerate these same trends among investors in Europe.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright and First Trust have been at the forefront of this investing revolution in the United States, delivering quantitative asset allocation strategies and systematic smart beta ETFs to empower advisors to compete in this new world.
The combination of Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Model Portfolios and First Trust AlphaDEX® ETFs is a powerful solution now available to advisors in Europe to enable them to potentially thrive in the era of the robo advisors.
In this session participants will learn:
-How to implement a systematic approach to asset allocation utilising ETFs
-How to differentiate between smart beta exposures
-Nasdaq Dorsey Wright relative strength asset allocation methodology
-First Trust AlphaDEX® security selection strategy
"AlphaDEX®" is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P. First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
•Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist, First Trust Global Portfolios
•Cameron Lilja, Director of Research & Development, Nasdaq Global Information Services
•Jay Gragnani, Head of Research & Client Engagement, Nasdaq Dorsey Wright
It’s no longer business as usual in the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market. New buyers are displacing many of the long-time leaders, while other companies from far outside the tech industry are suddenly looking for ways to buy into new trends. To help you navigate this changing M&A landscape, join Brenon Daly, 451 Research’s Director of Financials, for a look ahead to activity in 2018. Drawing on data and insight from across 451 Research, our annual Tech M&A Outlook webinar will highlight specific trends in key enterprise IT markets – including information security, software, mobility and IoT -- that will shape dealflow and valuations in the coming year.
Many asset managers follow a high quality growth style, but what sets the Vontobel Quality Growth Boutique apart? We have spent decades building our team and distinct investment approach. Director of Research Igor Krutov discusses the philosophy and mechanics behind our process.
How to efficiently capture and maintain exposure to factors is a common question heard by index providers and ETF issuers alike. Of equal importance is how the index methodology works to maintain exposure to chosen factors over time.
Join Yvette Murphy, Senior Product Manager, FTSE Russell
Arne Noack, Director, ETF Development for the U.S. , Deutsche Asset Management and Luke Oliver, Managing Director, Head of U.S. ETF Capital Markets, Deutsche Asset Management for the latest quarterly 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 idea of "wherever, whenever" banking has forever changed how consumers expect to bank and borrow, and today's emerging technologies like conversational agents are only adding fuel to that fire.
As the ante continues to be raised by those inside and outside of the sector (read Amazon, Uber, and Apple just to name a few), financial institutions are working harder than ever to quickly deliver compelling, simplified, and differentiated digital experiences that translate into customer loyalty.
On this webinar, Jared Johnson sits down with Discover's Director of Digital Experiences, Steve Furman, to discuss:
- Why retail banks and lenders must re-imagine customer experiences across the entire customer journey
- The importance of introducing new digital products and services to stay competitive in today’s changing world
- How retail banks should look to tackle digital transformation from the inside-out
- And much more!
In 2018, will the U.S. market continue to power up on expanding margins? What would that mean for the rest of the world’s economies? Will it signal a shift among investors toward active strategies that are better able to invest down the market-cap scale? If so, then the new year may be one in which the style of portfolio flows into Asia's economies starts to change. It may also be that Asia is once again seen as a separate region from the emerging markets.
We invite you to join Matthews Asia’s Chief Investment Officer Robert Horrocks, PhD, in a discussion about the most likely global investment scenarios for 2018.