The weeks following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union have seen political upheaval, huge exchange rate movements, central banks signalling further loosening of monetary policy and an initial sell off for European equity markets followed by a normalisation of volatility. But where does that leave the future of European equities? Join Michael Browne, European Equity Long/Short portfolio manager at Martin Currie to find out his views on the future for Europe, protection of capital through the short term uncertainty and how he believes there are still ways for fundamental long/short stock pickers to capture company opportunities and generate returns for clients.
RecordedAug 10 201633 mins
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Cybersecurity is a booming sector with plenty of implications for the FinTech industry. This webinar will look at the latest trends and emerging synergies in an increasingly complicated digital landscape.
Markos Zachariadis, Steve Kirsch, Markku Mehtälä, Natasha Kyprianides, Vincent Jansen
Join this session where a panel of experts will discuss both practical and strategic solutions for challenges and opportunities brought about by PSD2.
Topics up for discussion include:
-What are the options for PSD2 compliance at a bank?
-What are the best ways to monetize your PSD2 API?
-Will banks all have different APIs?
-Which API should I support?
-What are the business models/strategies people can adopt as we move towards the open API economy?
-How to build an ecosystem that will add value to the organisation and to your customers and what are the things to consider? (degree of openness, platform curation, etc.)
-What will be the new rules of competition and competitive threats, and how banking and non-banking institutions can respond to the new developments.
Derek Bradley, Panacea Adviser & Edward Park, Brooks Macdonald
Panacea Adviser has teamed up with BrightTalk and Brooks Macdonald for a free webcast to support and educate Financial Advisers.
Date: 13th April 2017
This 45 minute webcast will cover:
- the recent market and economic environment
- potential issues of the current volatility in world markets
- opportunities that can exist as a result
It will then detail some of the vehicles that can be used to dampen the impact of volatile markets.
The webcast will be led by Edward Park. Edward is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and manages bespoke discretionary portfolios on behalf of a number of Brooks Macdonald clients. He also assists in the formulation of the Brooks Macdonald investment process as a member of both their Asset Allocation and Investment Committees.
This in-depth, thought provoking session will be of real value to you and your firm and not one to be missed!
Rory Mcpherson (Head of Investment Strategy, Psigma Investment Management)
Psigma’s Head of Investment Strategy Rory Mcpherson will be discussing the current market environment and considering what this means for economies and investors alike. In particular, he will address:
· The state of the global economy: what are the challenges and where are the opportunities
· What are policy makers doing / what are they likely to do
· How healthy is the investment opportunity set?
o What are valuations like?
o What are earnings like?
· How bullish / bearish are investors and is now the time to be buying?
· How do we at Psigma believe one should be positioned in this market
· To finish with closing comments and questions
Bryan Carter, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income
In this webcast summit we will cover why there is reason for optimism in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income (EMFI) asset class. We will share insights into:
- How attractive is EMFI under President Trump
- Compelling reasons to invest in this asset class and why now is a good time
David Siegel, Blockchain and Decentralization expert
What is this Blockchain thing? What can you do with it? Where do you go from here?
David Siegel, Blockchain and Decentralization expert, is a web pioneer, author, and serial entrepreneur. He is the world’s first web designer, started one of the world’s first web-design agencies, and sold it to KPMG.
Tune in to this session where David will answer all of your Blockchain-related questions from the most basic, to the more complex.
Jane Walshe (Enforcd), Malcolm Wright (Thomson Reuters), Mathias Wegmueller (Qumram)
2017 is shaping up to be the year in which RegTech catches up with FinTech and the sector is brimming with innovative ideas that can help regulated firms address regulatory requirements in an efficient and cost effective way.
But how good is this technology, really? Can everything that is promised be delivered? At it’s best, RegTech can help firms to price and quantify the risks around a firm having a poor culture, and technology can solve problems of capturing qualitative concepts, such as behaviour and culture, and embedding these in to a firm's operational/conduct risk model.
In this discussion, Jane Walshe of Enforcd is joined by other RegTech pioneers to discuss what RegTech can do, and also possible pitfalls to be avoided in its use.
Dr. Louise Beaumont (Open Bank and Publicis.Sapient), Nigel Verdon (Railsbank)
The phrase 'Open Bank’ means nothing to consumers - and probably never will
But the whole Open Bank endeavour will enable innovative new services, delivered by more competitive suppliers - meaning that consumers will be able to choose from products and services that are actually relevant to them and which work in today's (and tomorrow's) world
We'll discuss how to encourage consumers to explore and embrace the new Open Bank world
Success in life or business is about solving problems and sticking to a plan. Yes many of us have ideas for success but how many of us have fallen by the wayside as day to day events impact upon us and drive us off course.
This means that our ideas remain as dreams, when if documented and carried out they could drive us forward to success.
If you have an idea and see how it can be implemented you need to write it down in your plan and stay the course before someone else makes your idea their reality!
John Joe McGinley of Glassagh Consulting and Hannah Hutcheon of Panacea look at:
•How you can map out your ideas for the future
•Develop a plan of action that works
•Techniques to take your ideas out of your head and into your business.
This session is aimed at anyone with ideas that they have always wanted to implement, but who for whatever reason have left them as dreams. This session will also show you tools and techniques everyone can use to turn great ideas into reality.
Guste Sadaunykaite (TransferGo), Joe Goetz (Transpay), Philipp Buschmann (EuropeOne), Luka Ivicevic (Penta)
According to the latest research done by ‘Saxo Payments’ on cross border B2B payments landscape, almost 50 percent of businesses are dissatisfied with the rates associated with cross border payments, with 80 percent stating that they would consider changing supplier if it reduced costs.
But why the adaptation of alternative providers is so slow? What kind of other solutions SMEs really have? How this cross border payment friction can be removed?
Join us in the discussion on “Is the cost of cross border payments now a deciding factor for SMEs?” and learn what the industry experts and market players think about this issue.
David Parker (Polymath), Paul Thomalla (ACI), Adam Kissane (Deloitte), Liam Spence (Vocalink), Alix Murphy (WorldRemit)
Digital payments saw an increase in popularity last year and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. With more and more countries supporting the fight to go cashless, will 2017 truly be the year of digital payments?
Join this panel where industry experts will discuss:
· Digital Payments v the need of the consumer for instant gratification are they compatible.
· Consumers say they want to deal with banks for security v Fintech and understanding consumers what they want
· Data and the limitations of what goes down card scheme rails
· Closed loop digital payment solutions v new schemes v open loop who will win
· How long until the majority of consumers no longer feel the need to carry some cash, or is that an unrealistic expectation
· Will increasing regulation mean frictionless digital payments become a mirage
As adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the financial services industry moves ever closer, discussion is progressing to the next level of detail on questions of identity, governance and jurisdiction.
The majority view – shared by industry consortia and regulators - is that DLT networks in financial services will need to be private, permissioned environments in which all participants are fully identifiable, in contrast to the pseudonymous approach taken by Bitcoin.
This webinar will explore requirements for identity in the context of industry-strength DLT networks, and highlight key considerations for industry participants going forward.
Ina Yulo, John Erik Setsaas (Signicat), Jacob Boersma (Deloitte), Joseph Pindar (Gemalto), Kaspar Korjus (e-Residency)
Digital identity has been a popular blockchain use case because of all the obvious benefits the technology can provide. On the flip side, the emergence of the IoT and all the data that we now have available has opened up many doors for improving the way we are able to authenticate who people say they are, wherever, whenever.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-The difference between blockchain and shared ledgers and why this is important
-Is data from the IoT a benefit to digital identity, or does it propose an added challenge?
-How will blockchain technology help with authentication for e-commerce and foreign payments, especially for digital nomads?
-Who gets to manage your identity?
-Can blockchain help secure data collected from the IoT?
-What would be the impacts of a decentralised system to IoT and digital identity?
Niamh O'Connell (Deloitte), Peter Bidewell (Applied Blockchain), Anders Brownworth (Circle), Philipp Netzer (Lykke)
The payments industry has come under the microscope again as a means to apply blockchain technology. From tracking welfare payments by the government, to banks improving their payments products, to cross-border remittances becoming cheaper and easier, there is no stopping the impact the technology continues to have.
This panel will open up the debate and discuss the following and more:
-What is the effect of a distributed ledger solution on costly payment processing infrastructure?
-Can blockchain technology make payments more secure?
-Industry experts' experiences and applications
-Future opportunities and risks involved
Join an online community of financial advisers, featuring presentations from a wide variety of industry experts, the events are divided into four themes – Investment & Economics, Tax & Pensions, Better Business and Client Acquisition & Retention.
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