Morningstar invites you to discuss counterparty risk in ETPs:
- What are the sources of counterparty risk in ETPs?
- How are investors being protected from this risk?
- How are they being compensated for assuming this risk?
- How is the industry addressing concerns over these risks?
- What more can be done to further illuminate and mitigate this risk?
As jurisdictions continue to move forward with strategies for resolving large banking organisations, recent turmoil in relation to European bank stocks has raised questions as to how markets will react to the initiatives and perceived differences between them. This webinar will take stock of comparative bank resolution regimes and the stated strategies of the resolution authorities under those regimes. We will also look at ‘pre-emptive’ measures such as structural changes and changes to the terms of bank instruments. From a market point of view, we will also discuss the effect that the above factors, the possibility of bail-in, and the need to raise TLAC/MREL/PLAC, will affect the market for bank capital and debt instruments as well as other banking transactions.
Oliver Ireland, Morrison & Foerster
Jeremy Jennings-Mares, Morrison & Foerster
Doncho Donchev, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Tom Young, IFLR
On Monday, 5 December, Euroclear Bank Settlement went live on the Taskize platform. Taskize is a new service that will help the financial services industry make work flow by enabling clients, colleagues and counterparties to address manual interventions efficiently, intelligently and securely.
In this 30-minute webinar, Luigi Bearzatto, Euroclear, joins Taskize Limited's John O'Hara and Philip Slavin to provide more detail on Taskize, its features, and the Euroclear-related offer that can be made available to you.
This session will address certain issues arising from Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the ongoing regulation of the derivatives markets in the U.S. and elsewhere. We will cover:
•the “common approach” of the US and the EU with respect to central counterparties;
•the prudential regulators’ and CFTC’s final margin rules for uncleared swaps;
•the CFTC, SEC and prudential regulator rules and guidance relating to the cross-border application of the requirements of Title VII of Dodd-Frank, including for margin.
•the challenges that lie ahead in relation to cross-border harmonisation.
A presentation of the '2015 Structured Product Annual Performance Review', compiled by StructuredProductReview.com and presented by Lowes Structured Investment Centre.
The Review represents the most comprehensive data and analysis of structured product performance ever undertaken in the UK, covering all IFA distributed products to have matured in 2015, broken down by product and payoff type. 5-year data will also be presented, for a long term perspective of the sector and product performance.
The Review provides factual data / empirical evidence for advisers and investors, that will be invaluable in assessing the efficacy and value of structured products and their performance ... and will highlight the exceptionally strong performance of the sector's products, across the piste, for all product types and risk/return categories, including Structured Deposits, Capital Protected and Capital-at-Risk Products.
An inaugural 'Spot the Stars' section will also be used to help demonstrate the diversity of providers, counterparties, product offerings and risk/return propositions offered by the sector.
BCBS 239 requires globally and domestically systemically important banks to aggregate, govern, and share timely, trusted, and accurate data to manage credit, operational, market, and liquidity risk above traditional business and geographic silos. Though the deadline past back in January 1, 2016, firms are still struggling with:
- Data integration and aggregation of data across legacy systems
- Managing data quality errors from upstream systems and mid-stream processes
- Identifying unique and related counterparties and legal entities for risk exposure analysis
- Gaining access to technical metadata to understand end to end data lineage for regulators
- Managing and publishing common business definitions of data used to manage risk
These are just a view of the 14 principles set forth in BCBS 239. Join Peter Ku, Head of Financial Services Industry Consulting to understand how Informatica's platform is used to address BCBS 239, CCAR, and more.
Pension funds may have been granted a temporary exemption from the central clearing aspects of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) - an exemption that is likely to be extended - however, there are significant implications they need to start thinking about now. Asset protection is a key concern in a centrally cleared environment with the industry exploring various segregation models to increase asset safety and reduce counterparty risk. Coupled with the growing concern for liquidity availability EMIR is proving to be more challenging than initially thought. Let us guide you through these issues to help ensure you’re prepared and have the optimal solutions in place.Read more >
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) have been investment strategy's hot ticket asset class for a while now, but could you be doing better with them? Join this webcast as we seek to maximize ETF opportunities, optimize trades, and explore the best possible price to gain potentially higher returns.
Attend now to learn best practices, common misconceptions and a guide to the dos and don'ts of "best execution"!
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An investment in FlexShares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Fund returns may not match the return of its respective Index. The Funds may invest in emerging and foreign markets, derivatives and concentrated sectors. In addition, the Funds may be subject to the following risks: asset class; small cap stock; value investing; non-diversification; fluctuation of yield; income; interest rate/maturity; currency; passive investment; inflation protected security; market; and manager risk. For a complete description of risks associated with each Fund please refer to the prospectus.
Innovation in fixed income investing - a new way to keep "score."Read more >
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With the recent Department of Labor regulations and moving into what some may term, the age of fiduciary application, we will explore why innovative product design in fixed income is crucial to building a successful advisory business. FlexShares Senior Investment Strategist, Mark Carlson, will also provide some insights into how to position TIPS into your future portfolio construction process.Read more >
Pending and proposed regulatory reforms are likely to significantly impact future developments within the securities finance industry. To better understand the changing environment and how you can best prepare, please join State Street on 8 May for an informative dialogue where we’ll answer questions such as:
• What are the relevant provisions for lending agents and borrower counterparties?
• How might regulatory reform change the industry landscape?
• What impact, if any, do these changes mean for asset owners and asset managers that wish to lend their securities in the future? What are the possible new opportunities and benefits to the lending industry?
• As new structures emerge, what should beneficial owners consider?
• Besides reducing market and systemic risk, what other gains are regulators expecting to achieve from new regulations?
Glenn Horner, CFA, FRM
Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs
State Street Securities Finance
Senior Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management, EMEA
State Street Securities Finance
Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Trading
State Street Securities Finance
Chief Executive Officer
International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
Vice President, Asset Owner Solutions, EMEA
State Street Global Services
European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) transaction reporting commences February 12th 2014 and requires transaction reporting for OTC derivatives as well as exchange traded futures and options. There is a risk that buy-side clients might not be aware that they could face trading restrictions for derivatives (both for exchange traded and OTC derivatives) if they do not have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) for their funds or organisations.
EMIR reporting requires firms to decide who will perform the reporting and which trade repository to use. What is not so well understood is that an LEI is also a requirement for reporting, and banks and brokers could require LEIs as a condition of trading. The LEIs can be sourced from Local Operating Units but most of these have been created recently and have limited capacity. Firms will need to act quickly to be sure of obtaining LEIs for their funds before the deadline.
Chris Johnson, Head of Product Management, Market Data Services at HSBC Securities Services, and Hany Choueiri, GBM Chief Data Officer (CDO) Europe & Head of Data Quality Services, will host a webinar to explain how funds and other Counterparties can obtain Legal Entity Identifiers for their funds or organisations in the limited time still available before February 12th 2014, and a brief update about the evolving Global LEI system.
FlexShares' flexible indexing is an actively designed, passively managed way to handle investments. www.flexshares.com
In this day and age of investing, nontraditional indexing may be favored by many invstors over other traditional indexing methods. One nontraditional indexing method is flexible indexing, which is best described as "actively designed" and "passively managed". Flexible indexing helps investors focus on real-world goals in their investments in capital appreciation, risk management, income generation, and liquidity.
If you want more information about flexible indexing and other investment strategies, contact FlexShares today. https://www.flexshares.com/contact-us
As ETFs have developed, they've become increasingly popular among investors. Learn more about their costs. www.flexshares.com
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) were introduced as short-term trading vehicles in the early 1990s. Over the years, investors began to see the value of ETFs, but the total costs associated with ETF ownership remains uncertain for many. The total cost is divided into three main groups: explicit costs, implicit costs, and opportunity costs. In this video, you'll learn more about each of them and how they influence the total cost.
For additional information about ETF costs and other types of investments, contact FlexShares today. https://www.flexshares.com/contact-us
A panel from the IFLR European Capital Markets Forum on April 9 at the Waldorf in London.
• Prime Collateralised Securities initiative - lessons from first issuances
• Opportunities to revive the CMBS market?
• Dodd-Frank and its impact on commodity pools
• Solvency II interpretation
• Increase in fixed rate deals and deals structured without need for swap counterparty
• Developments: covered bonds and project bonds
Jerry Marlatt, senior counsel, Morrison & Foerster (chair)
Brad Duncan, director and deputy general counsel, Citigroup
Steven Gandy, managing director and head of securitisation, Santander Global Banking & Markets
For more information and coverage of the event, please visit www.iflr.com/ecm2013
The Federal Reserve recently issued proposed rules under §§ 165 and 166 of the Dodd- Frank Act that would establish enhanced prudential standards for certain foreign banking organization’s branches in the United States. The proposed rules will likely require fundamental changes in the way that many foreign banks do business in the U.S., including new requirements that many foreign banks structure their U.S. operations through U.S. intermediate holding companies and meet enhanced capital and liquidity standards, detailed corporate governance, risk management mandates, and single counterparty credit limits.
Please join Alma Angotti, Jay Perlman, and Jim Vint of Navigant and Jeremy Newell of law firm WilmerHale as they address these issues and your questions in a free, one-hour webcast.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial market meltdown, authorities re-examined whether global trading of over-the-counter derivatives, now sized at $650 trillion, had contributed to volatility, excess leverage and systematic risk. As a result, lawmakers passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, in hopes of lowering the probability of problems in the future. A cornerstone of this Act is the central clearing and trade execution mandate. As this massive mandate is being implemented for the first time ever, countless companies and financial institutions are becoming acutely aware of the importance of the end-user exception to their hedging and risk management programs.
In this timely and informative webinar hosted by FTI Consulting, legal, compliance and risk management experts will provide critical information about (1) Overview of CFTC swaps end-user rule as part of Dodd-Frank implementation; (2) Costs of having to comply with new swaps clearing rules unless an exemption under CFTC Rule 39.6 is received; (3) Who qualifies for the CFTC Rule 39.6 end-user exemption; (4) How to meet tests that demonstrate that swaps are being used to mitigate commercial risk; (5) Role of the board and risk management committee in seeking an end-user exemption; (6) Prudent risk management “must haves” beyond full compliance with the end-user exemption rule; (7) What to expect when transacting with a financial entity counterparty; (8) Correcting swap end-user deficiencies; (9) What to expect from a regulatory audit; and (10) Best practices for end-users to prepare their annual information filing.
Who Should Attend:
•Chief Financial Officers and Treasurers
•Bank lenders •Investors in companies that hedge
•Internal and external auditors
On November 3, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules implementing what the Commission described as a “whistleblower program to reward individuals who provide the agency with high-quality tips that lead to successful enforcement actions. The rules reflect the Commission’s attempt to implement the new whistleblower laws set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act while accommodating a host of competing policy interests. Among the tricky issues facing the SEC are the conflicts between the economic interests of employees who possess information that might result in a successful enforcement action and the government’s interest in encouraging robust internal controls supported by employee reporting; and the inherent conflict between corporate interest in confidentiality, including confidentiality in business relationships, and the need to self report possible internal misconduct and the misconduct of commercial counterparties.
This webcast will examine the SEC’s proposed new whistleblower rules and their implications for internal controls and compliance programs, investigations, self-reporting incentives and employer/employee relations, including executive compensation and employee reporting responsibilities.
Please join Byron Egan and Jeffrey M. Sone, partners with the Jackson Walker L.L.P. law firm in Dallas, and Gary Kleinrichert of FTI Consulting in Chicago as they address these issues and your questions.
The iron ore derivative contract operates as an over-the-counter, cash-settled agreement designed to enable better price risk management for users and traders and eliminate counterparty risk, thus managing financial exposure. A practical guide for market participants.Read more >