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    • Using AI Cybersecurity in M&A Due Diligence
      Using AI Cybersecurity in M&A Due Diligence Nicole Eagan, CEO Recorded: Jun 29 2017 8:00 pm UTC 20 mins
    • Join special guest speaker, Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan, as she discusses the challenges of ensuring cyber hygiene during M&As, and how Darktrace’s self-learning technologies can help firms incorporate cyber risk into the due diligence process and ensure the health of their networks.

      Mergers and acquisitions present a unique cyber challenge: it has become critical for companies to add cyber assessment both to the pre-acquisition checklist and during the merging of the two companies’ networks. Today, companies are leveraging new breakthroughs in AI and machine learning to ensure the health of their networks before, during, and after the merger or acquisition.

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    • Seven Things Informed Lenders Should Know About Environmental Due Diligence
      Seven Things Informed Lenders Should Know About Environmental Due Diligence Grady L. Shields, Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP Recorded: Apr 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Whether you are new to the environmental due diligence field or a seasoned veteran, this webinar offers something for you. EDR Insight is honored to bring you the expertise of Grady Shields, an attorney with Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP. Shields brings over 30 years of experience practicing environmental law, assisting clients with environmental due diligence and transactions, and counseling lenders on environmental issues.

      At this webinar, Shields will share his insights on seven important issues impacting environmental due diligence in commercial real estate lending. This timely event will cover some of the latest environmental risks, like vapor migration, being pushed to the forefront, new emphasis on risk management tools like environmental insurance, the intense pressure on lenders by regulators and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to get some free advice from a trusted voice in environmental risk management.

      Who Should Attend:

      -Risk managers and loan officers at community banks
      -Risk managers at national banks, looking for a quick refresher and update
      -Environmental due diligence professionals serving lenders
      -Insurance professionals

      Expected Takeaways

      Those attending should come away with a better grasp of:
      -the need for pre-loan diligence, including diligence beyond the real property at issue
      -the use and appropriate terms of borrower environmental indemnification agreements
      -using both Pollution Legal Liability and Lender Environmental Liability coverage to limit lender risk
      -how to maximize value, while minimizing lender risk, in default situations
      -trends being driven by the regulators.

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    • Cyber Due Diligence: Pre-Transaction Assessment Can Uncover Costly Risks
      Cyber Due Diligence: Pre-Transaction Assessment Can Uncover Costly Risks Timothy P. Ryan, Kroll Recorded: Jan 21 2015 6:00 pm UTC 38 mins
    • How can you ensure that an investment target isn’t one keystroke away from a major cyber incident or data breach? How can you be sure that an attacker isn’t already lurking in their network? CYBER DUE DILIGENCE conducted prior to investment can identify actual or potential cyber security lapses, areas that may be at risk, quantify remediation costs and help restructure an investment should substandard cyber security systems data or latent breaches be discovered. Join us for this online event and hear Kroll’s Tim Ryan describe how Kroll cyber experts can help uncover the cyber vulnerabilities you may be buying unwittingly, know if you are buying a company with an undisclosed data breach, and reveal breach-breeding weaknesses in the target company’s culture.

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    • Getting Ready For 2013: Due Diligence
      Getting Ready For 2013: Due Diligence Derek Bradley, PanaceaIFA; Peter Welch, Touchstone; Emma Napier, Platforum Recorded: Nov 23 2012 1:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • Having run a snapshot poll on RDR readiness, only 21% of the 600 respondents are ready for RDR. Therefore, in order to help advisers plan for 2013, Panacea, Touchstone and Platforum will provide an overview on what needs to be considered.

      This will include:

      -Pointers for general readiness for RDR
      We have identified a number of areas that need to considered and could have been missed, other than competence.

      - Fee pricing Due Diligence by Touchstone
      The move from commission to adviser charging is a key pillar of RDR. Peter Welch will be looking at both the business and emotional factors at play as advisers transition to the new remuneration regime.

      - Platform Due diligence by Platforum
      The Platforum will provide advisers with helpful guidance, hints and tips to make sure picking platforms and the ongoing platform due diligence process is as painless as possible and one which the FSA would be happy with.

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    • Helping Risk Managers Communicate the Value of Environmental Due Diligence
      Helping Risk Managers Communicate the Value of Environmental Due Diligence Rick Ferguson, Brian Ginter & John Rybak Recorded: Mar 28 2012 6:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • Environmental risk managers at banks understand why due diligence is important to protect the bank from collateral devaluation and liability exposure, but how well do they communicate this value up the chain? Environmental due diligence is important, along with evaluating a borrower’s creditworthiness and getting an appraisal done, but only in the broader context of originating loans. The difficulty in bridging the gap between environmental risk managers and loan officers/senior management was identified as one of the key challenges faced by risk management professionals, particularly at community banks.

      This webinar will provide lenders with actionable intell to help them educate senior management and loan officers to foster a greater understanding across the bank of the importance in understanding environmental risk and the liability the bank can face if environmental due diligence is not properly addressed. Join us for this webinar as seasoned insiders selected from the ranks of a large bank, a regional bank and a community bank share their experiences in communicating the value of environmental due diligence internally at their institutions.


      -Rick Ferguson, P.G., Chief Environmental Compliance Officer, SVP, U.S. Bank
      -Brian Ginter, VP & CCIM, Appraisal/Environmental Group, Burke & Herbert Bank
      -John Rybak, SVP Environmental Risk Manager, BB&T

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    • Top 10 Trends in Commercial Lenders’ Environmental Due Diligence
      Top 10 Trends in Commercial Lenders’ Environmental Due Diligence Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight Recorded: Feb 22 2012 6:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • What's in store for lender due diligence this year? Join this EDR Insight webinar to learn about the top ten trends that will define the world of lender environmental due diligence this year. Topics will include: how lenders' risk aversion is changing in response to market conditions, geographic hot spots for commercial real estate investment, the implication of this year's wave of loan maturities for environmental risk management, the forecast for commercial real estate lending in 2012--and more.

      Environmental due diligence this year will take many shapes. Banks must meet intense regulator pressure to minimize their exposure to environmental risk in their commercial real estate lending operations. Asset dispositions by lenders to clear their balance sheets of distressed loans and properties are on the rise. And on top of that, a record-high wave of loan maturities is coming in 2012. Attendees will learn how banks today are responding to the need to manage environmental risk effectively, expectations for lending levels and asset dispositions as a massive transfer of commercial properties gets underway.

      EDR Insight's cutting-edge 60-minute presentation is designed to help you:
      -Understand the forces driving environmental due diligence
      -Whether your bank is lending in one of this year's hot spots for commercial real estate investment
      -The factors that affect banks' environmental risk tolerance
      -The types of properties banks are willing to underwrite in today's fragile market
      -The role of environmental due diligence in determining which loans get refinanced as this year's wave of maturities hits

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    • The TCE Revolution and Its Permanent Impact on Environmental Due Diligence
      The TCE Revolution and Its Permanent Impact on Environmental Due Diligence David Gillay, Barnes & Thornburg; Dr. Michael Dourson, Ph.D., Alliance for Risk Assessment Recorded: Jun 24 2015 6:00 pm UTC 77 mins
    • Following decades of studies, scrutiny and debate, the U.S. EPA updated its TCE’s toxicity profile in the IRIS database, dramatically lowering the toxicity value. For transactional due diligence, this more stringent limit has important implications, including markedly more extensive and expensive cleanup processes. Given the focus on vapor migration in the new ASTM Phase I ESA standard, environmental professionals need to be increasingly cautious when making REC determinations and recommendations to clients.

      Adding to the confusion is the significant variability in how regulators are using the updated TCE toxicity profile when making closure decisions at contaminated properties. For instance, U.S. EPA Regions 9, 10 and states like Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts (among others) have implemented profoundly different approaches to address TCE risk at contaminated sites. Thus, it is critical for environmental professionals to stay abreast of the how TCE guidance is being interpreted and applied across the country. In the latest development, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry is proposing a dramatic change to its TCE toxicity profile for the first time in 18 years. The comment period ended on March 16, 2015, and if the update is finalized in its current form, there will be more intense scrutiny on exposure risks which will further complicate transactional due diligence.

      This timely webinar will bring together an attorney and a national subject matter expert to address the various impacts of TCE’s toxicity update on transactional due diligence. This panel will help EPs answer the following questions:

      -Does TCE in groundwater constitute a VEC and/or a REC?
      -How should an EP manage variability in TCE standards in multi-state transactions?
      -How can an EP take steps to minimize exposure to potential liability?
      -How can an EP make sense of the science and available guidance?
      -How should an EP communicate potential risks associated with TCE to clients?

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