At a time when everyone is being asked to do more (increase revenue, manage more people, handle more work/clients, take on additional responsibilities, pass more exams) it seems that working longer is the only way to keep your head above water. In fact something of a macho culture has developed arou
At a time when everyone is being asked to do more (increase revenue, manage more people, handle more work/clients, take on additional responsibilities, pass more exams) it seems that working longer is the only way to keep your head above water. In fact something of a macho culture has developed around long working hours over the last few years, a culture which is unnecessary, unreasonable and unhealthy.
In this session, Steve Billingham will share his top ten tips for getting more done and still maintaining a healthy work life balance. "I recently started to apply many of these habits to my own life, both work and personal, and they really do work. I'm more effective, more productive and far more relaxed than I've ever been."
RecordedJul 27 2010
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Jay van Zyl (Innosect), Pedro Bizarro (Feedzai), Natalino Busa (Teradata), Matt Mills (Featurespace)
One of the main benefits of Machine Learning is being able to analyse a large amount of data at the speed and efficiency that would require a huge team of humans. This is something that has proven to be very necessary in the Financial Services industry, where insurance companies, banks, and lenders need actionable insights quickly.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-Why is Machine Learning such a hot topic? What are the benefits/challenges?
-What is needed to do Machine Learning right?
-Case studies of how Machine Learning is helping financial institutions — better customer experience, faster actionable insights
-How ML is able to spot trends and patterns to mitigate risk
Daniel Döderlein (Auka), David Brear (ElevenFS), Brett King (Moven)
At the end of January 2018, European banks must make customer and bank account information available to third parties via APIs.
Join this panel where we'll tackle the following:
-Brief overview of PSD2 and what it means for incumbents and new Fintech start-ups
-Is this an opportunity or a challenge?
-How will banking look like post-PSD2?
-How can banks embrace the new changes and how can they prepare?
Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Vamsi Chemitiganti (Hortonworks), Bob Savino (Moven), Jamie Donald (Moneyhub), Pedro Arellano (Birst)
Businesses around the world have recognised “data management and analytics” as one of the key areas where they are investing time and money. The demand for this push is largely due to new regulations as well as pressure from customers and investors.
From digital banks which visualise your spending habits, to predictive analytics helping understand consumers’ financial habits, and even to how Big Data can be used to fight fraud and reduce risk, join this panel where industry luminaries will tackle the different opportunities that analytics can unlock.
Sandra Freeman (Accuity), Lory Kehoe (Deloitte), Donald Gillies (PassFort)
Is Regtech the new Fintech? The definition of Regtech differs depending on who you speak with. New fintech companies are now finding themselves having to comply with regulations for the first time. How will these affect them and how does this differ from incumbent organisations?
In this panel session, we will discuss:
-what are the existing regulated entities?
-how do new regulations affect banks vs. fintech start-ups
-how should fintech start-ups prepare for these regulations?
-the difference between new regtech companies and existing tech companies providing regulation services
-do regulators have the scope to accommodate Fintech companies?
Andra Sonea (Lloyds Banking Group), Shaun Ledgerwood (niu solutions), Spiros Margaris (Margaris Advisory), Philip Rakhou
The “regulatory sandbox” announced by the FCA has caused a lot of tongue wagging. Created with the desire to encourage innovative developments, it has also been critiqued for the potential risks involved as well.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-What are the implications of the sandbox to Fintech companies and incumbent players?
-What needs to be improved
-The role of the regulator
-Governing, developing and maintaining the sandbox
-How new regulations can help challenger banks
When it comes to the Fintech revolution in Africa, we have to look at start-ups that are existing out of the continent but are making waves in how the African financial environment is evolving.
Join this panel to find out why African Fintech is more than just payments. Points to be discussed:
-Its about scoring, alternative methods of financing, setting investor expectations, building repeat business and mitigating risk.
-How do you ascribe meaning to results in order to create the ecosystem for African SME funding within a FinTech construct
-New ways to conduct credit risk assessment across all financial products (Key to unlock greater uptake of mortgages, loans, insurance etc)
-New financial products that meet the needs of various segments of African society (Microinsurance, govt welfare payments etc)
-Build upon the mobile revolution to provide products and services cheaply and virtual (Cost effective distribution and monitoring)
-Leverage mobile based fin-tech for quicker and more efficient disaster and health response (e.g. Ebola)
-Increase the flow of money across borders by drastically reducing the costs of remittances
JP Vergne (Ivey Business School), Johann Gevers (Monetas), Annine Nordestgaard Bentzen (Hufsy), Adi Ben-Ari (Tallysticks)
Blockchain technology is a very hyped, much talked about concept. Our panel wants to take another approach and ask "is there life after Blockchain?"
Join this discussion where the following points will be tackled:
-What is blockchain well suited for, and what is it not a great fit for?
-With regards to the entire Fintech ecosystem, where does blockchain lie?
-As a regular business user, is it something that you can use in your professional life? What do you need to know about it?
-How to apply a design thinking approach to understanding the blockchain
Judah Levine (Mondato), Nagarajan Rao (Transpay), Tom Meredith (P2P Cash), Sheila James (Align Commerce)
The volume of cross-border payments continues to grow - representing approximately 8% of the world’s total payments.
Yet with such growth, it seems that the majority of systems used to make those payments are still inefficient, slow and costly for banks, businesses and individuals alike.
Join this session where our panel will answer:
-What are the emerging technologies in the cross-border payments space that offer a viable alternative to the current system?
-Will a common global standard emerge to allow seamless transactions between banks and across borders?
-How are industry stakeholders investing and innovating in alternative systems to solve these inefficiencies?
-And finally, what are the regulatory considerations and barriers involved when innovating these systems?
Bruce Parker (ModoPayments), Koen Köppen (Klarna), Scott Sandlin (formerly Walmart and Mozido)
Payments used to just be about moving money from Point A to Point B. Now, with new checkouts, marketplaces, and other interesting digital experiences, money moves differently, and there are a whole host of new participants.
We'll discuss the new patterns in payments that are required to power the next generation of digital commerce experiences.
Felix Lam, Portfolio Manager, Asia Pacific Equities
Picking the ‘Winners’
through our Structural Market Development research
The performance gap of ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’ in the Asia region has in recent years widened and we believe this trend will continue in the years ahead. Globalisation forces, technological advancements, and domestic factors are all contributing to an accelerated pace of structural shifts in world economies, including those in Asia. For nearly a decade, our Asian Equities Investment team has been analyzing these “Structural Market Development’ trends, focusing on demand and supply factors which they believe will largely influence the future growth prospects of industries and companies in the region. This unique research framework provides strong empirical data to support the team’s strong-conviction stock ideas, with a portfolio consisting of Asia’s Top 50 future ‘Winners’.
Anik Sen, Managing Director; Elizabeth Soon, Managing Director; Cynthia Chen, VP, Investment Analyst, PineBridge Investments
Ongoing volatility continues to reveal compelling investment opportunities in Asian equities, as valuations look more attractive, China’s growth rate stabilises and domestic consumption soars.
The PineBridge Asia Equity team follow a pure bottom-up approach that seeks under-valued, globally competitive companies with significant growth potential. This time-tested approach has stood the 18-strong investment team in good stead during times of volatility.
Please join our team to hear their thoughts on the current outlook, potential bumps in the road and where they are finding growth opportunities for the rest of 2016 and beyond.
Derek Bradley, Panacea Adviser & John Joe McGinley, Glassagh Consulting
Panacea Adviser is delighted to have once again teamed up with Glassagh Consulting for the latest in our series of free ‘Better Business’ webcasts to support and educate advisers.
If you have clients who use your business on a regular basis find out how retainers can establish real and lasting value for your business and create customer loyalty.
Whilst retainers are commonplace in many service professions their adoption has been slow in financial services.
Panacea and Glassagh Consulting will explore with you:
- What a retainer programme could look like for your business
- The power of retainers in establishing long term client loyalty
- Why retainers makes you attractive as a strategic alliance for other professionals
- Why retainers can be your Trail of the future
A powerful tool to help you establish your retainer model now
Louise Beaumont, Matthew Hinkley (AltFi Advisory), Paul Sullivan (Modedaweb), Charlotte Petris (Timelio),Tania Ziegler (CCAF)
Whilst it is no longer a new idea, P2P lending still has a lot of hype around it and the opportunities within it for the future. Investment in this sector is increasing and SMEs are benefiting greatly from it.
In this panel session we will discuss:
-the alternative lending sector and how it can help SMEs obtain the capital they need for growth
-benefits for SMEs to sustain a healthy cashflow
-what role do government agencies play in AltFin?
-recent developments when it comes to AltFi in the real estate market
Johanna Pugh (Misys), Taylor Gerring (Ethereum), Hugh Halford-Thompson (Blockchain Tech Ltd), Kush Patel (Tallysticks)
Whilst many are familiar with blockchain technology, it has not made as big of a splash in the lending industry yet. Blockchain’s part in lending is not limited to securing a bitcoin loan. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the following:
-how blockchain can help small businesses and organisations in emerging markets
-can lending really be 100% transparent when on the blockchain?
-what are some of the reasons why businesses are still hesitant to lend and borrow on the blockchain?
-what are the regulations and compliance restrictions with this technology?
-who are some of the start-ups that are using this technology successfully?
Watch Part 1 of Blockchain: The Last Chance for Banks to Reinvent Themselves - http://bit.ly/24QmXXK
Watch Part 2 of Blockchain: A reality check: blockchain in financial services - http://bit.ly/1R6gCx9
Charles Zerah, Fund Manager and Keith Ney, Fund Manager, Carmignac
Carmignac Bond Fund managers Charles Zerah and Keith Ney will present their views on fixed income markets in terms of risks and opportunities. In the context of the challenges faced by the asset class, namely higher volatility and lower liquidity, they will provide a glimpse into their unique investment philosophy, that includes an extremely flexible and non-benchmarked, conviction driven approach as well as its application in their Funds.
In this webinar, we will answer some of the big questions ahead for bond investors. These include:
1. As central banks around the world try out negative interest rates, how effective will the experiment be?
2. How will the new policy package from the European Central Bank (ECB) impact on European and also global bond markets?
3. What safe haven options are left when so many high-quality government bonds offer ultra-low or negative yields?
4. How about opportunities in corporate debt?
5. In particular, is it time to reconsider battered energy and commodity bonds?
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