Welcome to the US wealth managers community on BrightTALK. Join this community to hear industry experts share market, compliance, legal, tax and fund updates and analysis. You can also find helpful tips on financial planning, asset allocation, portfolio management and engaging and retaining high net-worth (HNW) clients.
Please join us for an informative webcast featuring Forward Director of Investments & Senior Market Strategist Nathan Rowader. Nathan will discuss the current state of the commodities market and his future outlook. He will also review the Forward Commodity Long/Short Strategy Fund’s Q1 performance.
We live in changing times and there is no lack of macro events for today’s markets to navigate. Join us for an informative discussion with Jim Welsh, Forward Portfolio Manager, as he assesses the macro market landscape and helps us better understand the forces that could drive market trends.
After a 30 year bull market for fixed income, 2014 could be a challenging year for investors. Many are predicting a rise in interest rates, setting up another difficult year for traditional long-only bond funds. Join us for a discussion covering:
• Using alternative fixed income strategies to benefit
• Exposing correlation risk across fixed income sectors
• Managing interest rate risk within your portfolio
• Diversifying fixed income exposure to reduce
Last week, emerging market equities actually outperformed their developed counterparts in a change to a familiar trend. What were the catalysts behind this change -- and is this the start of a sustainable uptrend?
Gold is shining again, oil is rising and agricultural prices are blooming. Chief Investment Officer, Bob Browne, asks "What's driving this, and how do investors reconcile higher commodity prices with economic growth and inflation data?"
Environmental issues such as energy security, water scarcity, climate change, and population growth are creating challenges and opportunities for business. As Governments, Companies, Investors and Consumers heighten their awareness of these issues, this visibility has created an opportunity for many companies to rise to the challenge and respond with suitable environmental solutions, which subsequently captures the growing interest of investors.
With sustainability high on everyone’s agenda, this FTSE Insight webinar is bringing to you the environmental market knowledge of Impax Asset Management’s CEO from the UK and FTSE’s ESG expert.
In this webinar, hear from environmental markets experts on:
• The development and trends of environmental markets
• The key drivers behind environmental markets e.g. regulatory change and technology
• The FTSE Environmental Markets Index family and performance of the index series in Asia-Pacific
• The popular misconceptions – there’s more to the sector than solar and wind
Join a team of Forward EM specialists for a webcast to learn more about:
•The appeal of family businesses and other dividend-payers
•Growth in infrastructure and a rising middle class
•Frontier markets, the next wave of global development
•Strategies for risk avoidance
As the opening up of the Chinese equities market continues, international market participants will need to consider the effects the re-classification of China’s market status and the inclusion of China A-shares will have on global benchmark indices.
In this webinar, hear from FTSE’s Research and Analytics team as they explain:
• The current opportunities available as a result of the opening up of the Chinese equities market
• How opportunities will change as restrictions on foreign access to mainland China are relaxed
• The impact that China’s changes could have on global benchmark indices, and why investors need to start paying attention
We live in changing times and there is no lack of macro events for today’s markets to navigate. Join us for an informative discussion with Jim Welsh, Forward portfolio manager, as he assesses the macro market landscape and helps us better understand the forces that could drive market trends.
Digital marketing within the financial services industry has its challenges with regulations, data security and technology adoption. How are financial services marketers effectively using technologies to help them achieve marketing goals? Join the former CMO of Zurich, Sitecore, BrightTALK and PureChannelApps as they discuss the technologies that are helping organizations engage customers and effectively convert them to sales.
The impact of technology in financial services
The emerging crucial marketing channels
The content distribution challenges and solutions
The integrated technology-marketing stack
Since the first dim sum bond was issued in 2007, the breadth of the offshore RMB bond market has continued to grow. In 2013, FTSE partnered with Bank of China (Hong Kong) to launch the FTSE-BOCHK Offshore RMB Bond Index Series as an industry standard series of benchmarks to support market participants in making their investment decisions in this unique asset class. As a part of ongoing efforts to provide insights to market participants, FTSE and Bank of China (Hong Kong) are proud to launch a new quarterly research update examining the performance of the market, trends in issuance, along with implications of currency and regulatory reform.
To mark the kick off of the FTSE Insight: Offshore RMB Bond Quarterly Research Report, we invite you to join experts from FTSE Research and Bank of China (Hong Kong) in a webinar to share the latest findings on:
• The outlook for RMB Internationalization
• Development and implications for the Offshore RMB Bond Market
• Performance analysis using the FTSE-BOCHK Offshore RMB Bond Index Series
With the threat of rising rates still looming, investors may want to consider shifting exposures away from bonds to other types of income-producing strategies, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Join Portfolio Managers Joel Beam and Ian Goltra for a webcast on the topics:
•Understanding interest rates: past and present
•Examining the relationship between rising rates and asset prices
•Discovering what differentiates REITs and bonds