Jean White, John Southgate & Jud Baker of Northern Trust and Michael Beaton of DRS and John Boyle of EY
Listen to Northern Trust and external experts as they make sense of the implications of posting initial margin on derivatives transactions, outline steps to take to meet compliance, explain how to ensure legal documentation is fit for purpose and address the key operational issues. The focus will be on those buy-side firms impacted in Phase 5, on 1 September 2020.
Jean White, Senior Consultant Regulatory Solutions, Northern Trust
John Southgate, Head of Derivatives and Collateral Product, EMEA, Northern Trust
Jud Baker, Head of Derivatives and Collateral Product, Northern Trust.
Michael Beaton, Director DRS
John Boyle, Senior Manager, Financial Services Advisory, EY
Gary Paulin, Northern Trust Capital Markets, Nick Fitzpatrick, Funds Europe
2019 has continued with the funds industry facing unprecedented pressures – with economic, commercial and regulatory factors calling into question some existing operating models. Whilst these stresses present a challenge – when it comes to the trading desk, outsourcing is beginning to be seen as an increasingly compelling opportunity. Is it time for asset managers to re-evaluate outsourced trading solutions?
Join expert Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, as she leads a discussion around progressing talent recruitment, retention and managing to improve diversity and inclusion in the financial industry. Rethink industry hiring practices and explore how diversifying the workplace reshapes opportunity. Listen to panelist Dan Houlihan, Head of Asset Servicing for North America, and Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA, as they share more information about The Diversity Project North America, an organization dedicated to a more inclusive workforce culture.
Mark Austin and Stuart Lawson, Northern Trust; James Alexander, Accenture; Brendan Maton, IPE
As institutional investors /pension schemes boost their exposure to alternative assets at transformational levels, they are exploring a variety of ways to access the investments. An evolving approach is to venture beyond the investor role by entering the realm of the asset manager and establishing their own investment vehicles.
This can offer advantages such as full alignment to their requirements and greater control. Yet it also requires a high level of in-house expertise and operational considerations.
The webcast will:
• Examine the drivers and challenges for investment in alternative assets
• Explore the changing relationship between ‘LPs’ and ‘GPs’
• Outline key considerations for direct investment
- Mark Austin, Head of UK Institutional Investor Group, Northern Trust
- Stuart Lawson, Senior Product Manager, Alternatives, Northern Trust
- James Alexander, UK Wealth and Asset Management at Accenture
Kate Baucherel (Sphere Network), Anthony Stevens (Northern Trust), Vlad Dramaliev (æternity), Kapil Dhar (LBG)
Enterprise blockchain has been touted as the "next big thing" for blockchain. However, implementing a new and often complex technology into a larger organisation has a number of obstacles that stand in the way of successful adoption and implementation.
Join this session where a panel of experts will discuss:
-The main challenges with implementation and how to overcome them
-Moving from POC to pilot
-Tackling security concerns
-Private, public, and hybrid blockchains
Mike Srdanovic, Innovation & Emerging Technology Thought Leader, and Senior Vice President at Northern Trust
AI has the power to focus the volume of data in financial services. AI and machine learning tools can provide automated insights and analytics, giving asset owners and asset managers the ability to increase operational productivity, improve cybersecurity, and manage risk, among other benefits.
Watch our latest AI webinar to learn about the current AI landscape, how AI in used in financial services, and the future state and what is to come with AI.
Experts from the Technical Accounting Consulting team at Northern Trust discuss recent pronouncements (GASB 89, 88, 87), implementation guidance (Guides No. 2018-1 and 2017-3) and current GASB projects.
Anthony Stevens, Global Head of Product Innovation, Northern Trust; Ryan Ross, Community Manager, BrightTALK
Ryan Ross speaks w/ Northern Trust's Anthony Stevens about how they are thinking about Blockchain, including seeking the right use case before creating a product, how users experience blockchain, why a distributed ledger was the product that fit a need, and how banks are working with regulatory bodies to streamline the industry, and how regulations will shape the industry.
Mark Austin, Northern Trust; Aaron Overy, Northern Trust Asset Management; Sonia Gogna, Aon
Pension investment costs and charges: Towards greater transparency
Trustees and pension fund executives increasingly need to understand the full cost of managing their investments to enable them to determine if they are receiving value for money. Yet many find it difficult to obtain the information required to complete this analysis. As pension investment costs and charges come increasingly to the fore of industry debate, this webcast will provide ideas for those seeking to gain deeper insight into schemes’ investment costs and charges.
The webcast will:
• Discuss recent industry developments and initiatives aimed at encouraging greater transparency over investment costs
• Outline key areas that trustees can assess when hiring or changing their investment managers
• Highlight the costs associated with certain types of transactions and less commonly known investment-related activity
• Mark Austin, Head of UK Institutional Investor Group, Northern Trust
• Aaron Overy, Director of Business Development, Northern Trust Asset Management
• Sonia Gogna, Head of Large Client Solutions, Aon
Join Northern Trust’s Dan Houlihan, Head of Global Fund Services, North America, and Peter Sanchez, CEO of Global Hedge Fund Services, and learn how we are strategizing about technology decisions to optimize innovation.
Mark Austin and Stuart Lawson, Northern Trust; Hamish Mair, BMO Global Asset Management
Practical Insights on the Rise of Transparency Considerations in Asset Allocation
Investor priorities have shifted since the 2008 financial crisis, but one trend is clear: transparency has become paramount.
As investor appetite for non-correlated assets grows apace, the volume and complexity of alternatives in their portfolios is burgeoning. In order to obtain a level of transparency similar to that available for their traditional long-only investments, they need to overcome the challenges of monitoring, valuing and reporting on this comparatively opaque and illiquid asset class.
The webcast will:
• Review the key findings from Northern Trust/Economist Intelligence Unit’s recent survey of 200 asset managers and institutional investors on the rise of transparency considerations in asset allocation
• Share examples of how investors and managers are managing these considerations
• Explore the role of data in the management process and discuss who ultimately takes responsibility for transparency
• Mark Austin, Head of UK Institutional Investor Group at Northern Trust
• Stuart Lawson, Alternatives Global Product Manager at Northern Trust
• Hamish Mair BSc, MBA, ASIP, Director and Head of Private Equity, BMO Global Asset Management
Steve Locke, Director of Security Technology at Northern Trust
Steve Locke, Director of Security Technology at Northern Trust, shares insights on today’s cyber security landscape. In this session, he discusses trends in the cyber landscape, cyber attacks of 2017 and strategies for demystifying cyber threats.
Barbara Nelligan, Head of Product Management – Global Fund Services North America and David Whitaker, President, Foreside
Understanding U.S. Funds and Navigating Distribution Channels
The U.S. market is large and can be very complex. Join our experts Barbara Nelligan, Head of Product Management – Global Fund Services North America and David Whitaker, President, Foreside as they provide a concise overview of the U.S. market.
They look to help you gain perspective on market size, trends and other consideration including:
•Fund vehicle options
•Pros and cons of various U.S. distribution channels
•Selling through intermediaries and consultants relations
Gerry Cleary, Business Unit Risk Specialist, Northern Trust
The final Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule was released in April 2016, with an applicability date of April 10, 2017. The Rule redefines when a person becomes a fiduciary by providing investment advice related to retirement assets, including advice to ERISA plan fiduciaries, plan participants and IRA owners.
In February, President Trump directed the DOL to re-examine the Rule. As a result, the DOL delayed the rule’s applicability date to June 9, 2017. Uncertainty remains about whether the Rule will be further delayed, modified or possibly even rescinded.
Join us as we discuss the consequences and recent developments surrounding this Rule.
There has been a great deal of interest in the financial services industry regarding Blockchain technology. Northern Trust sees the evolution of Blockchain as a potential opportunity to better serve clients through the faster settlement of certain transactions, an increased operational efficiency, increased efficiency through reduced capital and liquidity requirements, and greater transparency and security. Please join us for a discussion on Blockchain and its benefits.
Join Northern Trust’s Don Rieck and Mercer’s Greg Korte for a knowledge share, as they discuss their experiences helping clients tackle these challenges. In particular, they’ll recommend how you can leverage other relationships to ease burdens and refocus efforts on core priorities.
To learn more, please contact your Northern Trust representative, Tom O'Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-444-5677 or Matt Gray at email@example.com, 312-557-1968
Join Northern Trust experts Kevin R. Blair and Domenic Sgambelluri as they discuss the background of T+2 Settlement, impacts, benefits, key considerations, fund-settlement cycle changes and Northern Trust’s response to this regulation.
Northern Trust is a leading global provider of asset servicing and related services. We have experience helping some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations handle their asset servicing needs, offering guidance and insight with personalized service.