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    • Preparing Issuers for equity-based Crowdfunding Preparing Issuers for equity-based Crowdfunding Dara Albright; Liz Kulik; Mary Juetten; Ruth Hedges Recorded: Apr 25 2013 5:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • The “Preparing Issuers for equity-based Crowdfunding” webinar is ideal for any company seeking to raise capital via the imminent crowdfund exemption as well as any professional guiding new crowdfund issuers such as investment bankers, investor-relations professionals, brokers, emerging portals, CPAs and attorneys.

      Format will be as follows:
      •Introduction – Dara Albright, Founder of NowStreet (5 minutes)
      •Liz Kulik, CEO and co-founder of donation- and equity-based crowdfunding incubator ProHatch, will provide:
      o Key differences between equity and other forms of crowdfunding,
      oAn overview of the latest developments in equity crowdfunding,
      oTips for ways issuers can begin preparing for their crowdfunding campaigns,
      oConcrete steps to ensure issuers are ready to hit the ground running once equity crowdfunding goes live (15 min)
      •Mary Juetten, Founder of Traklight will discuss protecting the issuers IP when Crowdfunding (15 min)
      •Ruth Hedges, Founder of FundingRoadap will discuss becoming compliant for equity crowdfunding (15 min)
      •Q & A (10 min)

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    • Preparing for the Crowdfunding Revolution Preparing for the Crowdfunding Revolution Dara Albright; Richard J. Salute, CPA; Douglas S. Ellenoff; Ruth Hedges Recorded: Mar 27 2013 5:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • A wave of financial innovation and regulatory reform is revolutionizing Wall Street and popularizing new asset classes aimed at democratizing the flow of capital and giving smaller investors and businesses greater opportunities to prosper. As a result, the financial services industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is rapidly rendering traditional banking and brokerage revenue models obsolete, conventional capital raising strategies unfeasible and typical asset class returns negligible.

      NowStreet’s new webinar series, “Capitalizing on Financial Innovation” is designed to help broker-dealers, investment bankers, financial advisors, issuers and investors capitalize on this surge of industry disruption. Part I of this timely webinar series will focus on crowdfunding and is aimed at properly preparing investors, asset allocators and issuers for the forthcoming Crowdfunding Revolution. Webinar participants will be armed with the latest financial and legal knowledge from renowned crowdfund industry experts. They will also learn how to employ the social tools needed to succeed in this emerging industry.

      * Dara Albright, Founder, NowStreet

      * Richard J. Salute, CPA, Consultant with extensive expertise in capital markets and securities regulations
      * Douglas S. Ellenoff, Partner at Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole
      * Ruth Hedges, CEO of Funding Roadmap

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    • Existing and Proposed Legislation and Regulation of Hedge Funds Existing and Proposed Legislation and Regulation of Hedge Funds Ezra Zask, Affiliate, Analysis Group, Inc., Adjuct Professor in Finance Recorded: Jun 25 2009 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Despite common wisdom, hedge funds are currently regulated under various statutes and have been the subject of lawsuits for alleged failure to conform to these regulations. However, there is little doubt that a series of regulatory and legislative initiatives will result in further restrictions both in the U.S. and abroad. These initatives will deal with effect a broad range of issues including registration, transparancy, risk management, investor relations, derivatives, due diligence, and capital requirement.

      This presentation will cover existing regulations and legislation that influence hedge funds, as well as provide a review of the resulting litigation. We will also explore the likely future regulatory and legislative initiatives that will most likely change the manner in which hedge funds conduct business and the litigation issues that will dominate the industry in the future, with special emphasis on the likely changes in hedge fund regulation that will result from the Obama administration's financial reform initatives.

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    • Hedge Funds and Current Securities Litigation Hedge Funds and Current Securities Litigation Laura Stamm, Managing Principal; Gaurav Jetley, Vice President, Analysis Group Recorded: Jul 9 2009 2:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • This presentation, “Hedge Funds and Current Securities Litigation,” will focus on key issues and potential analyses in various types of litigation involving hedge funds. We will begin by providing an informational overview of hedge funds, including a review of defining features and challenges unique to these investment vehicles, as well as the different classifications of hedge funds. We will then provide a brief context on the dramatic growth in both the number of these funds and in their assets under management over the past decade. We will also discuss some of the trends affecting the evolution of the hedge funds industry and setting the stage for new potential developments in regulation, pricing, reporting, and management.
      We will then examine some of the major concerns that have arisen relative to hedge funds, such as their performance relative to other investments and to their fees, and to the difficulty of measuring performance over time, and will refer to several well-known studies on the controversial topic of “hedge fund alpha.” We will conclude this first part of the presentation by examining the current regulatory environment for hedge funds.

      Next, we will turn to issues in hedge fund litigation, beginning with a discussion of the complex relationships among key parties – the prime brokers, investors, auditors, and hedge funds, and we “follow the money” through a set of hypothetical trades. The rest of the presentation will take us through a detailed examination of specific kinds of hedge funds cases, including investor-focused litigation (Madoff-related matters), trading and market manipulation, including insider trading, late trading/market timing, conflict of interest cases, and cases involving prime brokers. For each of these examples, we will present potential analytical approaches to assessing issues related to liability and damages.

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    • Backup is for Recovery, Archiving is for Discovery: Legal and IT Backup is for Recovery, Archiving is for Discovery: Legal and IT David K. Isom, Judge Ronald J. Hedges, Sean Regan and Annie Goranson Recorded: Dec 10 2009 8:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • Presenters:
      David K. Isom, Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig
      Judge Ronald J. Hedges, Former US Magistrate Judge
      Annie Goranson: Discovery Counsel, Symantec
      Sean Regan, Product Marketing Manager, Symantec
      Join the world leader in backup and archiving along with distinguished legal experts to discuss the changing role of backup technology in the enterprise.

      * Are you having trouble navigating to the Safe Harbor?
      * How do you know when you are there?
      * Do your current policies prevent you from ever getting there?

      No amendment to the 2006 FRCP has generated as much discussion as Rule 37(e), the so called Safe Harbor. IT and legal organizations continue to struggle defining the role of backup while courts continue to debate whether the inaccessible argument stands. In these rough waters one of the most important things in-house counsel and IT can do is to work together to define and understand the new role of backup.

      Symantec welcomes IT and legal professionals to attend as our panel of experts discuss four key elements of backup and archiving:

      Backup is for Recovery, Archiving is for Discovery: Sean Regan will review how the legal process changed the way we use and view backup technology in the enterprise.

      Accessible or Inaccessible: Hear from Judge Ron Hedges about the current state of the accessibility argument and how courts evaluate a safe harbor claim.

      Backup and Archive Retention Policies: David Isom, the founder and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's national eDiscovery & eRetention Practice Group will review the Phillip Adams case and the role retention and information management policies play.

      Archiving and Backup: Annie Goranson, Symantec’s Discovery Attorney will discuss where corporate counsel needs to insert itself in the backup and archiving discussion.

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    • Demystifying Client Segregation Models in European OTC Derivatives Clearing Demystifying Client Segregation Models in European OTC Derivatives Clearing Brendan Maton Recorded: Jul 2 2013 1:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • In response to the growing focus and interest in client asset protection and segregation models from the buy side, CDSClear is pleased to host a webinar to walk you through the basics and origin of various segregation options.

      Key Topics:
      • EMIR update and European asset segregation regulatory framework
      • Risks client assets might face and the cost of protecting against them
      • CCP account structures and asset segregation models inside out: ISA, OSA, Full Physical Segregation
      • "Asset Tagging" benefits

      Useful For:
      • Decision makers, legal advisors, collateral managers and operations managers, in asset management, pension funds, hedge funds, and fund administrators
      • Impacted by EMIR OTC clearing mandate

      Presentation by:

      Charlie Longden
      CEO, CDSClear, LCH.Clearnet

      Malavika Solanki
      Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, CDSClear, LCH.Clearnet

      Tom Badman
      Head of Product Management, CDSClear, LCH.Clearnet

      Rory Cunningham
      Director, Public Affairs at LCH.Clearnet

      Interviewer: Brendan Maton

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    • BNP Paribas "Asian Growth Outlook – time to consider Asian markets" with Maybank BNP Paribas "Asian Growth Outlook – time to consider Asian markets" with Maybank Robin Yeoh (Regional Head of Equities), Kedar Wagle (Co-Head of equity, Alternative), Rachana Mehta (Head of Fixed Income) Recorded: Dec 10 2015 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    • Hear from Maybank, Malaysia's largest financial services provider, about the opportunities ahead in Asian markets.

      Maybank Asset Management has operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand focused on Asian and Islamic investment solutions to both the retail and institutional segments.

      Join our webinar on 10 December to hear from three of Maybank AM's top investment specialists on the current and future prospects for Asian macro outlook, Asian equities and dollar bonds.

      Robin Yeoh, Regional Head of Equities
      Robin has over 15 years of investment experience in Asian Equities and has had experience managing both traditional long only and alternative funds. Prior to Maybank, Robin was with Pengana Capital, the Hedge Fund arm of National Australia Bank where he was an Executive Director as well as co-manager at the award winning Pengana Asia Special Events hedge fund.

      Kedar Wagle, CFA , Co-Head Of Equity, Alternative
      Kedar is responsible for equity investments, as a co-portfolio manager of the Akshayam Asia Fund at Maybank Asset Management Singapore (MAMS). He has over 20 years of experience on buy-side investing across Asia, with a strong sector expertise in Telecom, Utilities, Financials, Property and Energy.

      Rachana Mehta, Head of Fixed Income
      Rachana is responsible for Fixed Income investments, with particular focus on BlueWaterz and alternative fixed income strategies, at Maybank Asset Management Singapore. She has over 20 years of experience managing Asian local currency government bonds, corporates and foreign exchange.

      The event will be hosted and moderated by Funds Europe's editor-in-chief Nick Fitzpatrick.

      This is a webinar suitable for investors interested in the developments of the South East Asian markets across sectors.

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    • Did the Central banks lose the war? Did the Central banks lose the war? Eric Vanraes, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at EI Sturdza Investment Funds Upcoming: Nov 10 2016 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    • 1. Why you should still stay invested in bonds

      Because bonds are a natural hedge of other asset classes such as equities but it means that you MUST favour high-quality bonds only, with good liquidity and without high correlation to equities in order to deliver positive performance when stock markets are in negative territory.

      2. What are the asset classes that should be favoured?

      In EUR, we favour APP (Asset Purchase Program) bonds (Govies + PSPP + CSPP), i.e. bonds bought by the ECB (EUR 80 billion/month) and in USD, we stay overweight long US Treasuries (both 30y nominal bonds and TIPS which are inflation-linked). In USD, we also favour high quality emerging bonds (but high quality only). We avoid any kind of bonds which eventually behave like equities in bear markets (high yield, deeply subordinated bank debt).

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