UK commercial property has been in the headlines, its reputation dented by the problems on the high street. However, this belies the underlying strength in many parts of the UK commercial property sector, and its importance as a source of income for investors.
In this seminar, we aim to uncover the true picture in the asset class: the current situation for London and on the country’s High Streets. We look at how structural trends are influencing the sector, such as the drive to online shopping, the evolution of the industrial sector.
Our panellists also discuss the important role for property in a wider portfolio, its role as a diversifying source of income and its capital growth prospects for the year ahead. We look at what makes a good property portfolio and how advisers can select the right option for their clients.
Join the discussion with Gerry Frewin, Fund Manager at Columbia Threadneedle, Stewart Smith, Investment Research Manager at RMSR and Cherry Reynard, Investment Journlist
Join this panel debate where the speakers will cover:
-Evolution of asset allocation
-Risk-taking strategies for the current environment
-Challenges and opportunities
Columbia had a variety of tough business problems to solve including finding a way for its sales representatives and employees to easily change their passwords on and off network, as well as reducing the number of application passwords for users to remember. The success wasn’t just about the mechanics of using Okta, but about how Columbia’s Global Information Services Operations team partnered with Engineering, brand business representatives and regional teams in Canada, Europe and Asia to successfully integrate applications and implement self-service Password Reset.Read more >
This is the third in a series of three webcasts looking at Solvency II from the point of view of the insurance company CIO in which we address the investment management opportunities in real assets for insurance asset owners.
An expert panel debate with:
- Patrick Liedtke, Managing Director Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for EMEA, BlackRock
- Eugene Dimitriou, Head of Insurance Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments
- Ravi Rastogi, Insurance Investment Group Leader, Europe, Mercer
- Moderator: Martin Hurst, IPE
Eugene Dimitriou is Head of Insurance Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He has responsibility for structuring investment solutions for insurance clients, which range from improved strategic asset allocation to capital optimization of their balance sheet under Solvency II, as well as risk mitigation strategies.
Prior to joining the company, Eugene worked at PIMCO, where he was a Senior Vice President for insurance clients in Europe, leading the Solvency II implementation across the business.
Patrick Liedtke, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is a member of the global FIG Executive Committee and the global Institutional Client Business Leadership Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Patrick was the Secretary General and Managing Director of The Geneva Association, a position he held starting in January 2001.
Ravi joined Mercer from Towers Watson, where he was the EMEA leader of the Insurance Investment Advisory Group. Prior to that, he held senior pensions and insurance advisory positions for a number of leading firms. He has over 25 years of financial industry experience and is a qualified actuary
SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and identify emerging areas of research.
Join us on November 29th for a live demonstration of SciVal featuring guest speaker Dmitriy Ryabika, Research Analyst, University of British Columbia.
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.
Kevin Lindstrom, Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian at the University of British Columbia, will highlight the in-depth engineering environmental research on receding glaciers and rising sea levels. Learn how researchers can use GEOBASE & GeoRef to gain the insights necessary for predicting the drastic climate challenges that are impacting the earth’s sustainability.Read more >
OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s platform-as-a-service enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a fully encrypted SD-WAN optimized for speed and performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single interface. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.comRead more >
Following the financial crisis, financial regulators have become increasingly focused on how compensation plans can or should be structured in order to better align the interests of executives with those of shareholders.
Our panel will discuss the regulatory guidelines and best practices that have developed, as well as alternatives for public companies, including financial institutions, to consider:
- What we learned from the TARP;
- The inter-agency statement on sound compensation policies for financial institutions;
- Basel III and compensation matters;
- Implementation of the Dodd-Frank provisions regarding incentive compensation;
- Bonus taxes and other regulatory measures;
- Innovative compensation structures;
- Conducting a pay risk assessment;
- Disclosure related issues; and
- Say-on-pay and other governance matters.
Tom Young, Managing editor, IFLR
Charles M Horn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Jeremy C Jennings-Mares, Partner, Morrison & Foerster (UK)
David M Lynn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Robert J Jackson, Jr., Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
This Webinar will bring experts together to discuss income at retirement investment strategies.
We should hear about the challenges to generate income in a consistent and substantial manner in all asset classes, Fixed Income, Equity Income products as well as multi asset income products, which are becoming increasingly popular with savers and investors.
We will also discuss solutions driven products that are being offered to savers and investors at retirement age, including draw down solutions to complement retirement income.
Finally, we will address how distributors and advisors are helping their clients before retirement and once they are retired in meeting their financial needs.
George Lagarias, Senior Economist, Mazars
Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investing, Willis Owen
Toby Nangle, Global Co-Head of Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle
Jean-Francois Hautemulle, Principal, Terres Neuves Consulting Limited
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Founders Spotlight series. In the eighth episode of this series, Harriet Jamieson interviews Dr. Mik Kersten, founder and CEO of Tasktop.
Mik, who has been voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker twice and is creator and leader of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project, will share how he founded Tasktop. Holding a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture and Planning councils.
Mik will share his expertise and take live audience questions on software development tools, productivity tools, application lifecycle management, Agile, Eclipse, Mylyn and Java.
“Multi-asset” and “Solutions” have been some of the industry’s biggest buzzwords over the last few years, and for good reason: multi-asset vehicles have generated record sales and clients around the world continue to challenge their providers - both asset and wealth managers - to offer solutions to their problems rather than simply push products.
In this panel discussion, we will dissect what’s driving the recent growth in multi-asset products and what the future holds given the many challenges facing the industry
This webinar will cover topics such as:
* What are the key innovations in the multi-asset arena currently and in the future?
* How can asset and wealth managers partner to ensure clients are receiving the best possible outcomes?
* What role does passive play in the multi-asset arena? Alternatives?
* How do wealth managers evaluate asset managers’ multi-asset products, and what are their unmet needs?
After this webinar, listeners will leave with solid ideas, tactics, and a vision on how to optimize their multi-asset strategy to meet client needs, be on the cutting edge of innovation, and protect and grow their assets and overall business.
Florian Schneider, CFA, Head of Product Research & Development at Amundi
Scott Brady, Head of Product Development and Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle
Peter Greenberger, CFA, CFP, Director of Mutual Fund and 529 Plan Product Management at Raymond James
Oscar D. Pulido, CFA, MD & Global Head of Product Strategy for the Multi-Asset Strategies, Blackrock
Gabriel Altbach, Founding Principal, Asset Management Insights and Senior Consultant, MackayWilliams
Employee Engagement Pulse Surveys are critical to every employee engagement strategy. During this webinar, DecisionWise's President, Greg Zippi, along with David L. Mason, Director of I/O Psychology explore the benefits of using frequent pulse surveys as part of your employee listening strategy.
Topics for discussion
1. Defining the different types of employee surveys
2. Proper use of pulse surveys
3. How to avoid survey fatigue
4. How technology improvements allow you to have a pulse on your overall employee engagement
5. How scientific questions with a statistical process can increase clarity around pulse survey response
6. A short demonstration of the DecisionWise pulse survey tools
As President of DecisionWise, Greg Zippi is responsible for all client-facing aspects of the business including product development, marketing, sales and delivery. In addition, he oversees all strategic business development initiatives.
Dr. David Mason
David is an experienced Consultant and leads the I/O Psychology and Data Science learning and curriculum efforts at DecisionWise, and is responsible for the design of our training, facilitation, and workshops. He leads sessions throughout the world on employee engagement and workplace learning. Having completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology at Brigham Young University, Dr. Mason turns his understanding of adult learning and psychology into business concepts, working with numerous businesses and academic institutions. Prior to joining DecisionWise, David taught in the Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences at University College London. In addition to Dr. Mason’s strong presentation and facilitation skills, DecisionWise often taps into his extensive knowledge of statistics and research in developing and evaluating assessments.
The US remains the engine of global economic growth and home to some of the world’s most innovative and dynamic companies. The strength of the US economy has meant that the US Federal Reserve is likely to be the first of the major developed world central banks to start normalising policy; by contrast, Europe and Japan are implementing QE to support growth. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the US dollar has performed very well in this environment.
Join Diane Sobin, Head of US Equities, EMEA at Columbia Threadneedle Investments as she discusses topics including:
- Effects we may see from an increase in interest rates
- Prospects for corporate earnings over 2015 and into 2016
- Updates on key strategies and current portfolio positioning
Participant Dial In Number(s)
+44 (0) 20 3003 2666 - Standard International Access
0808 109 0700 - UK Toll Free
1 866 966 5335 - USA Toll Free
Online participants will be able to submit questions to the fund management team during the call.