Northern Trust experts discuss the outcome of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) vote on a Final Rule for reform of 2a-7 Funds in the SEC’s July 23, 2014 meeting. The presenters provide an overview of the Final Rule and discuss potential implications for the markets once the Final Rule is implemented.Read more >
Effectively managing cash can be challenging, even more so in light of the impending regulatory reform in the money market fund landscape.
To help you navigate the evolving situation, join Northern Trust investment experts as they discuss:
•Key highlights of the money market reform
•How the changes will impact advisors
At Northern Trust, we remain committed to thoughtful cash management – it is, and always has been, a key area of focus.
Are you up to speed with the reform changes? Want to know more about how the changes affect you? Judith Rowland-Jones, Head of Languages, will talk you through the new GCSE, AS-level and A-level requirements from Ofqual.Read more >
Enhanced money market fund regulation, in the form of an amendment to Rule 2a-7of the Investment Company Act of 1940, is due to come into effect in 2016. With less than a year to go until the more structural changes are implemented, it is time to consider the details of how these changes will impact institutional investors in prime money market funds.
We believe that money market fund investors should use the remaining time to understand the changes and how they will impact their cash investment strategies from October 2016 onwards
Workplace Application: Minimize risk as health care legislation fluctuates by understanding key compliance areas and monitoring health care reform.
Knowledge of health care reform is essential for businesses to plan ahead and evaluate benefits strategies now and in the future.
HR professionals must understand and address the complex business risks associated with health care legislation compliance. Evaluate your organization’s risk tolerance with respect to preparing for benefits legislation as it continues to fluctuate and evolve.
Learn three key areas employers need to focus on to avoid litigation risk and government penalties associated with benefit plans. Leverage health care reform fluctuations as a powerful tool in employee communications.
Health Care Reform continues to be an important topic with far reaching implications. The impact on employers and individuals, as well as the insurance and health care industries, are top of mind for every employer.
The many facets of the Affordable Care Act, impending regulations and sometimes contradictory information in the media, only add to the confusion surrounding how to best craft a business strategy in response to the law. In this fourth webinar of our Health Care Reform series, we will cover the following:
• An update on where the law stands today
• Misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act
• Business challenges created by the Affordable Care Act
• Considerations for managing your contingent labor pool
• A 2014 checklist
14.20 Keynote address: Bob Stoll, former commissioner, USPTO
14.40 In focus: Post Grant Review and litigation strategies under AIA
• Scrutinising the requirements of the new PGR system
• Which patents are vulnerable to a PGR and how are such vulnerabilities defended?
• How to utilise the new prior-use defence
• Elimination of the best mode defence
• Patent portfolio management: Budgeting for increased fees
As organizations prepare to implement many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, they are also faced with having to manage continually changing facets of the legislation. In the third installment of our Health Care Reform webinar series, we will examine the changes and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since the 2012 election and its continued impact on workforce strategy and talent supply.
Designed to help you better understand the implications and changes of Health Care Reform in 2013, as well as the opportunity to manage both financial and nonfinancial impacts, this webinar will cover:
• A legal update including:
- Clarifications on the one-year delay for employer reporting and pay-or-play penalties
- Updates on the Marketplaces (Exchanges)
- Where you should be in your implementation efforts
- What you should accomplish over the next four months
• ManpowerGroup’s approach to defining a Health Care Reform strategy
• Top misconceptions about Health Care Reform
Eligible for 1 HRCI
With the key implementation dates of the Health Care Reform law fast approaching for employers, organizations are trying to quickly understand the impacts and develop plans to comply, as well as address key concerns. As companies evaluate the effect on their workforce strategies, an understanding of how the contingent marketplace may change will be essential. In this webinar, we will cover several key topics that will help companies understand the impacts of Health Care Reform and how that may affect their supplier dynamics.
Specifically the webinar will address:
•Defining the “Full Time” Employee
•New Premium Pressures
•New Fees and Taxes
•New Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
After listening to this webinar, you can expect to walk away with three key understandings:
•Impacts on Employers
•How Health Care Reform may impact your relationship with your Suppliers
•How TAPFIN will support the optimization of your supplier and contingent resource strategies in this new environment
Please join us for a look at how the 2012 presidential election will affect health care reform. We will take a look at the implications of how the election may affect provisions of the bill and how those may translate into changes for your workforce strategies.Read more >
With the full implementation of the large employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) only a few months away, Benefit Managers all over California are scrambling to ensure they have the appropriate policies and procedures in place. And many will need to make significant decisions by July of this year to ensure they are set for success next January.Read more >
During this small business expert webinar, guest experts tips Jeffrey Ingalls, author and president of the Stratford Financial Group and Stratford Employer Services, and Independent Insurance Broker Laura Roane, teach all of this and more:
*Why health insurance literacy matters, even when you don't have employees to cover.
*The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is a law in transition; changes can affect your business.
*Health care reform is changing more than insurance—it's changing the way health care does business. Learn about long-term potential effects for your small business.
For many companies, the workforce strategy and mix deliberately includes full-time, part-time and outsourced labor. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known simply as Health Care Reform, affects this strategy and the entire continuum of talent supply. With the Supreme Court now having clarified the status of Health Care Reform it is critical to explore opportunities to maximize workforce strategies to manage the overall impact.
Key areas of immediate consideration for employers include:
•I keep hearing about “pay or play”. What does that mean to me?
•Should I change my mix of full time, part time, and outsourced staff given Health Care Reform?
•In particular, are there opportunities to use additional outsourced or contingent staff to minimize the impact of Reform on my business?
•Do I need to change the design of my benefit plans? Should I change who is eligible?
•What additional reporting do I need to do? Are there other new regulations I need to worry about?
To understand more about the implications of Health Care Reform and the opportunity to manage and/or offset the financial impact, ManpowerGroup invites you to participate in a one-hour webinar where you will learn:
•Significant Areas of Impact and Key Features of the Health Care Reform Law
•How Workforce Strategies May Shift in Light of Health Care Reform
•Strategic Options to Consider -- Specific to Contingent Labor
9.00am Opening Remarks- James Nurton, Managing Editor, MIP UK
9.10am Key Note Address-Robert Armitage, Senior VP and General Counsel, Eli Lilly
9.30am Roundtable: AIA rulemaking overview
• Where are we now? Update on the rulemaking progress
• Demystifying the latest developments and their implications for patent owners
• Anticipating the introduction of Supplemental Examination
• A guide to the USPTO practice reforms and the effects on US companies
The Conundrum with Healthcare Reform: Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot, Challenges and OpportunitiesRead more >
As attention in the US has turned to job creation, greater focus has been placed on the need to promote capital formation.
This IFLR webcast, in association with Morrison & Foerster will provide an overview of the regulatory burdens that impact capital raising in the country.
We will also discuss the proposed reforms to the IPO process and to the private offering process and how these may help US and foreign companies to access the capital markets more easily. Specifically, we will address the following:
•Changes in the IPO market;
•Proposed reforms to promote IPOs;
•Proposed changes related to the prohibition against general solicitation in connection with private placements;
•Other possible changes related to offering communications;
•Regulation A basics and proposed amendments to Regulation A;
•Staying private and the Section 12(g) threshold.
Mansfield Mok will be discussing his views on China's state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform, and how to capitalize on this major theme.
*Which sectors will benefit from this reform?
*What are the characteristics of winning SOE companies?
*Who is going to benefit more? A-shares versus H-shares.
With a House of Representatives vote on patent reform looming, patent owners and practitioners must consider what legislative changes such as a first-to-file system, new post-grant review procedures and an end to fee diversion will mean for them in practice.
In this live interview, Eileen McDermott will pose your questions about patent reform to USPTO director David Kappos. Submit your questions for Kappos anonymously when you register for this free webinar, which is the first in a series of webcasts examining impending changes to the US patent system.
Head of Defined Contribution, Stephen Bowles, discusses opportunities and challenges facing investors following the DC reformsRead more >