Digital can be transformative and drive heightened efficiencies for the finance function if leaders facilitate the process and allocate resources to it, Morten Mosegaard Christensen, executive vice president, head of group finance, Danske Bank told Genpact in a video interview.Read more >
DBRS Hosts Webinar on Structured Finance 2018 1H UpdateRead more >
DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on its 2018 Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey Results on 28 June 2018 at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President and Head of EU Structured Finance Research, in London.
The discussion will focus on the results of DBRS’s annual survey of securitisation and covered bond market participants. Overall, the results demonstrate a positive environment for the market with the majority of participants expecting to increase their activity in the next 12 months. Gordon Kerr will explore this development further along with other insights from the survey.
Higher Education Industry Spotlight: Join this panel discussion with Elizabeth Dionne, Director of Finance at College of the Holy Cross, and John McGrath, Budgeting Manager at Babson College, as they discuss how finance can help better address emerging challenges for educational institutions.Read more >
Experis Finance is pleased to announce the first of our Hot Topics Series for Chief Audit Executives and their teams. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit professionals. Our first session will cover Agility and preparing for Robotic Process Automation.
The webinar will provide participants with the following learning objectives:
•Define Agility in the context of Internal Audit
•Share pragmatic insights in how to define and execute an Agile transformation
•Discuss RPA and in practical terms as companies begin to assess, plan and implement
•Highlight the role of audit in assessing the overall RPA plan
•Link the opportunities of RPA to the concepts of Agile Auditing
Tim Lietz – CIA, CRMA, MBA
Regional Director, Risk Advisory Services
Ed Williams CIA, CRMA
Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services
An introduction to secured finance by Shaheer Guirguis, Head of Secured Finance at Insight Investment.Read more >
Managing operational resilience in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the continued growth of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber resiliency. This approach to proactively dealing with the potential outcome of cyber-attacks increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk to the organization, minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, and more predictably ensure the continuity of essential services.
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of cyber resiliency and explore the following aspects of cyber resiliency:
• Where cyber resiliency differs from traditional business continuity management
• How to determine your organization's need for cyber resiliency
• Practical ways to assess your current and future organizational exposure
• Who should be involved in cyber resiliency
• What are some practice steps to begin implementing a cyber resiliency program
Whether or not you have embraced a formal cyber resiliency program, this session will provide some practical advice on what cyber resiliency is, how to incorporate it in your organization’s overall business continuity management efforts, and what cyber resiliency can mean to improving your organization’s ability to withstand a cyber attack.
Stephen Head, CPA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP
Sr. Manager - Risk Advisory Services
Director, Information Security Center of Expertise
Experis US, Inc.
Director, Risk Advisory Services
During this session, we will discuss how identifying risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process can result in reduced costs, recovered savings and corporate governance. You will learn how to identify differences between the contracted commercial teams and what is actually invoiced by vendors using a proven four-phased approach, data mining and other techniques to accentuate manual efforts. You also will discover how to embed controls and recover real dollars through an in-depth review of your procurement process and contracts.
This webinar features George Albarelli, Director of Risk Advisory Services, and Bill Consolie, Global Practice Leader of Construction Services. They will:
•Provide background and perspective on procurement contract compliance efforts
•Demonstrate how to identify contract risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process
•Introduce processes that could reduce overpayments
•Share how to imbed controls and recover real dollars
In addition to the above, the presenters will highlight specific aspects of contract compliance as it relates to construction. Specifically, they will emphasize:
•Cash management / cash flow
Presented by George Albarelli, RAS Director, and Bill Consolie, Practice Leader-Construction Services, both of Experis Finance.
Assessment and implementation of the new revenue recognition standard is in full force and moving beyond the assessment phase for many companies. This webinar will provide a high-level summary of the new revenue recognition standard focusing on implementation considerations including tax and internal control documentation and procedures, as well as disclosure requirements and examples of the new significant footnote disclosures. This webinar will go beyond the debits and credits and into specific areas that companies should focus on as they move toward the adoption date. The presenters will share their perspectives gained and other issues noted when advising clients on their assessment and implementations as well as noted within industry guidance.
Pam Henry, CPA, CGMA; Director - Finance and Accounting
Ladonna Johnson, CPA; Engagement Manager – Technical Accounting
DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on the Global ABS 2018 Recap on 14 June April 2018 at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President and Head of EU Structured Finance Research, in London.
For those that were unable to attend the prime securitisation industry event of the year, or perhaps spent the majority of it in meetings, DBRS offers the opportunity for our analysts to provide their key takeaways from the event.
On the call, Mr. Kerr will be joined by Christian Aufsatz, Head of European Structured Finance; Paolo Conti, Head of European ABS; Carlos Silva, Head of Structured Credit; Alfonso Candelas, European Structured Finance Surveillance; Kali Sirugudi, European RMBS; and Mudasar Chaudhry, European Structured Credit. The discussion will cover all sectors and provide DBRS’s perspective on important highlights.
The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
Are there parallels between financial crises today and those 800 years ago? Ever since the financial crisis of 2007-8, finance has never been far from the front pages, but this is not new - we can find a credit crunch, sovereign default and rate rigging in medieval Europe. Just like current investment bankers, medieval merchants were engaged in financial engineering, risky lending to governments and manipulation of exchange
rates. This presentation will explore how medieval financial innovations have many parallels with recent events.
Adrian is interested in the history of finance and is working on a major project funded by the Leverhulme Trust with Professor Chris Brooks and Dr Tony Moore. This three year project began in January 2012, and focuses on medieval foreign exchange. This project builds upon a previous major project for the ESRC which investigated the early and innovative use of credit finance by a succession of English medieval monarchs and the earlier ESRC project entitled “Modern Finance in the
DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) invites you to attend a webinar updating you on the first quarter for European structured finance and covered bonds on 19 April 2018 at 3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST/10 a.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Kerr, Senior Vice President and Head of EU Structured Finance Research, in London.
The discussion will focus on activity and performance of the European markets for securitisation and covered bonds. After a strong 2017 and the prospects of an easing of central bank funding looming, how have the European securitisation and covered bond markets reacted to 2018, and what are the prospects for the rest of H1 2018?
The discussion will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. DBRS welcomes all who wish to participate.
“Change or Die”. The title of Alan Deutschman’s book says it all. While mandates for organizational change may not always be quite so severe, the fact of the matter is that any organization that isn’t undergoing change, or at a minimum contemplating a change, may reach a point of diminishing value. Nowhere is this axiom more applicable than in the finance function.
The dynamic nature of finance demands constant attention to improvement opportunities, some of which may be dramatic (e.g., out-sourcing or reorganization) and some of which may be less so (process redesign). Regardless of the scope of change, the results are likely to be significant to the organization.
• Determine your finance department’s need, aptitude and capacity for change
• Identify options that would make sense to your organization
• Develop a framework within which transformational activities can be pursued
The Millennial Generation is one of the five generations in today's workforce and now, also the largest! Learn what motivates this powerful generation as they move into leadership roles and mold the future direction of organizations they work within.
This informative webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Millennial workforce and cover the following aspects of this new generation:
•A look at the five generations interacting in today's workforce
•An overview of Millennial Generation characteristics
•Management tips for all generations to consider
•Current examples of leading and mentoring Millennials
Whether you lead Millennials today, have them as teammates or colleagues, or you report to one, this session provides insight into what motivates this powerful generation and the ways they will change our workforce over the coming years.
Closing the FinTech gender gap remains a priority for Innovate Finance. We want to ensure female leaders play a vital role in creating better financial services for our communities. Although we have a lot of work to do to support more female FinTech founders and CEOs we should not overlook the contributions that women already play in our ecosystem. Many institutions that support FinTech companies – including regulators, professional services groups, government organisations and marketing specialists– are headed up by women. Together they are driving FinTech forward and helping to create one of world’s most successful business sectors.
Join us as we speak to some of these women on International Women's Day 2018.
Nobody likes to talk about it. It makes people feel…uncomfortable. I’m talking about the human side of risk.
The way we think, act on and communicate about risk, plays a major part on how we would manage a cyber breach for instance. Consider Facebook, Equifax, Target, Uber and so on. And no one is better positioned to influence the outcomes on security and risk management than you.
We’re not talking about making a sweeping cultural change enterprise-wide. You can make a slight change in your thinking about risk that just might help you avoid your next data breach or better communicate a phishing scam.
Our first in a webinar series tackles the mindset that all of us inherently possess around risk and its impact on information security issues. The workshop kicks off on June 25 at 2pm EDT featuring Hersh Shefrin, one of the pioneers of behavioral finance. Shefrin holds the Mario L. Belotti Chair in the Department of Finance at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies.
Don’t worry…you don’t have to slip into your Birkenstock’s for this. Just sign up and listen.
Roger Vincent, Head of Innovation with Equifax will share his insights on making the most of Open Banking and his lessons learned along the way.
In this webinar Roger will talk about:
* How increased use of open APIs is likely to shape the financial services market, why challenger banks are making headway, the big banks are building partnerships and the impact of APIs among payment service providers.
* Activities banks need prioritise in the wake of Open Banking; starting with compliance & legal issue and why they need to assess time/resources carefully before trying to deploy solutions.
* Which strategies are likely to thrive in the new environment and how regulatory compliance can quickly be turned into competitive advantage to commercialise Open Banking.
* Overcoming security and privacy concerns associated with data sharing and the implementation of GDPR.
* Strategies to encourage customer engagement by using Open Banking applications to enrich user experience to create long term value over short term revenue.
Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
•Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
•Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) is here to stay. So, too, is the expanding landscape of anti-corruption regulations, enforcement and media scrutiny around the world. Today, more than ever, companies operating domestically and internationally should understand their corruption risks and have effective programs in place to mitigate those risks. This webinar goes beyond an overview of the FCPA to a practice discussion of what your organization can do to help provide senior leadership, the Board, investors, customers and other stakeholders assurance your company is operating ethically and corruption-free across the globe.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Describe the ever changing landscape of anti-corruption legislation and enforcement around the globe
•Help your organization assess the design and effectiveness of your existing FCPA and global anti-corruption programs against regulatory requirements and leading compliance practices
•Develop a comprehensive global anti-corruption risk assessment model tailored and scaled to fit your organization
•Learn of various tools and resources available to assist in your global anti-corruption compliance efforts
•Understand the specific and unique risk landscape of doing business in China
What does the future of Personal Finance look like, who are the players, what are the opportunities, and how can you get involved? Watch this webinar and find out?Read more >
Artificial Intelligence has a huge role to play in banking, no more so than in sustainable finance. However, data is very patchy and much source data is not available to inform Sustainable Finance. The challenge as we set off on this new journey is to make sure that the data and algorithms used are transparent and unbiased.
In this session, Richard Peers, Director of Financial Services industry at Microsoft will share how disruption and new entrants are bringing new business models and technology to play in banking as in other industries like the Auto Industry
One new area is sustainable Finance, a voluntary initiative as part of the COP agreement on climate change but the data to inform the markets is a challenge. Big Data, Machine Learning and AI can help resolve this.
But with such important issues at stake, this session will outline how AI much be designed to ethical principles
Tune in to this session for a high-level view of some key trends and technologies in banking. Get insight into sustainable finance; why AI can help and why Ethical AI is important; and the Microsoft principles for Ethical AI.
Are you Risk Tolerance Ready?
Finworx360 is a segmentation tool that gives financial advisors a deeper understanding of their clients' risk tolerance through behavioral biases and unique investor personas.
In this webinar we will:
- Introduce Finworx360 & Our Behavioral Risk Survey
- Divulge Field-Tested Best Practices
- Deep Dive Into the Reporting Tools
- Discover the Four Individual Personas
Globalization, sovereign debt, political and social risk, health care reform, Dodd-Frank, cloud computing, social networking, Web 2.0, XBRL, big data … .These are among the many forces that will impact the finance function over the next several years. These forces can create chaos -- or provide visionary leaders with a once-in-a-life time opportunity to re-charge the industry.reate their finance function.
This session will provide a vision and practical approach to harness these forces , in practical ways, to streamline the production of accounting data, manage risk and drive enterprise value creation.
After participating in this webinar, you'll be able to:
•Define the most impactful trends affecting the finance function over the next 8 – 10 years
•Identify the critical initiatives enabling the finance function to capitalize on these developments
•Describe the key components of an analytic ecosystem that enables partnership between finance and business stakeholders and delivers high-value insight
Join Jeff Epstein, the former CFO of Oracle, as he discusses practical ways in which artificial intelligence can help your business today.Read more >