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Driving Impact Investing Forward in 2020

In impact investing, profitability and purpose are both achievable when asset managers, asset owners, and service providers work together. Identifying the issues is done better by research companies that are tapped into the data. Strategizing the best ways and means to solve those problems can be done by asset managers. Deploying capital in specific ways is the focus of asset owners. These players come together to monitor progress. In tough times, this collaboration and resourcefulness is critical in impact investing.

Join this panel to hear about:
- Why collaboration is critical in impact investing
- Innovative ways companies across the impact investing spectrum are collaborating
- Interesting strategies for investing across asset classes
- Creative ways to find and build partnerships
- Go-to-market methods that keep regulations & compliance in mind
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  • ESG Investing: A luxury in turbulent markets or a decade-long necessity? Aug 21 2020 3:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    ESG ETFs performed strongly during the coronavirus turbulence with some industry commentators claiming this shows how incorporating environmental, social and governance factors can improve the risk-return profile of portfolios.

    Although this is growing, and at a rapid pace, the way investors incorporate sustainable products into portfolios remains a big question.

    This live discussion will explore the key developments taking place in the space while looking at the different ways investors can use ESG ETFs in their portfolios.

    ESG Investing: A luxury in turbulent markets or a decade-long necessity? is sponsored by Amundi Asset Management.
  • Outook for Distressed Debt: The 30,000 Foot View Aug 20 2020 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    TJ Osterman - Managing Partner/Founder, Paperstac
    Distress creates market opportunities - especially in real estate. When the real estate bubble burst in 2008, fund managers raised $44.7B. In the first half of 2020 alone, Anticipating post-COVID opportunities, firms are seeking more than $67B across 59 funds, according to data provider Preqin Ltd.

    Investing in promissory notes is one way that fund managers are finding opportunties.

    How does note investing work and how can professionals and retail investors alike profit?

    Join this webinar to learn about:
    - The size of the note market
    - Why opportunities will be created in a post-COVID-19 world
    - Why distressed debt could be good for a portfolio"
  • Fixed income ETF innovation: New developments in a growing market Aug 14 2020 3:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    The fixed income ETF market is still in its early stages of both growth and innovation. ETFs account for less than 1% of the entire fixed income market highlighting the huge growth potential there is.

    As investors become more comfortable with the ETF wrapper in the bond space, ETF issuers are starting to move away from the traditionally passive space.

    Smart beta, credit default swaps and fallen angel ETFs are just a few examples of innovation taking place in the fixed income ETF market. This live discussion will study the different options available to investors and highlight the areas of the market where further innovation is required to meet demand.

    MJ Lytle, CEO of Tabula Investment Management
    Jordan Sriharan, head of MPS and passive at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
    Henry Cobbe, head of Copia Capital Management
  • Thematic Investing: Shifting geopolitics and power Aug 11 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Justin Simler, Tatton IM | Melissa Davies, Chalk Macro | Axel Christensen, Blackrock | Rob Drijkoningen, Neuberger Berman
    This discussion will examine whether the trend to globalization is now reversing and what this means for geopolitics, asset returns, and investment portfolios. Increasing globalization, enabled by technological advances, has led to a hyperconnected and urbanized world. This in turn has led to systemic challenges such as sustainability, social inequality, pandemics, cybersecurity, and mass migration.

    Join this webinar to hear the panelists discuss topics that include:

    · Divided nations and market-based solutions
    · The rise of nationalism: the future of global governance and trade alliances
    · The impact of a new cold war
    · The changing opportunity in emerging markets
    · The erosion of trust and de-dollarization
    · The global savings challenge
    · The decline of super-cities
  • Capital markets: Making the ecosystem tick Aug 7 2020 3:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    The ETF wrapper passed another stress test during the coronavirus turmoil with capital markets teams playing a crucial role in keeping ETF spreads narrow and ensuring authorised participants continued to make markets.

    Structural issues in the secondary market remain however. Fragmentation problems in Europe continue to be a headache for the ecosystem while investors are crying out for a consolidated tape to be brought to market.

    This live discussion will take a closer look at the steps being taken to improve market structure and ensure ETFs trade as efficiently as possible.
  • Policy and regulation: Key developments in the European ETF industry Recorded: Jul 31 2020 55 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    Trying to keep pace with one of the fastest growing industries in finance is no easy task however this is the challenge regulators face.

    Wide-sweeping directives such as MiFID II and CSDR have looked to improve the whole European ecosystem however how successful have they been?

    This live discussion will explore the areas European regulators are currently monitoring while looking at how they are responding to the growth of ETFs.
  • AI in Finance, Present and Future Recorded: Jul 30 2020 46 mins
    Innovate Finance
    Artificial Intelligence has already had a significant impact on many parts of finance, and not surprisingly plays a big role in Fintech. Professor Nir Vulkan will review existing applications and new emerging trends. In particular he will show how new sources of data, and new methods of analysis are likely to impact aspects of banking and finance.

    Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School, is a long term member of the Oxford Man Institute for Quantitative Finance, where leading researchers from AI are developing models for trading in particular. He is Director of the Oxford Programmes on Fintech; Blockchain Strategy; and Algorithmic Trading and Chair of the Committee set up to advise the European Commission on AI in Banking and Finance.

    This webinar will cover:

    Review of AI applications in Finance
    Alternative financial data
    Review of AI methods used in finance
    Wealth management and Robo advisors
    Latest in Algorithmic trading


    Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School
  • Index rebalance delays: What this means for the market Recorded: Jul 24 2020 55 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    The role of the index provider was thrown into the spotlight after a number of major players announced delays to their regular index rebalances.

    The moves highlighted the important role index providers play in maintaining a strong ETF ecosystem especially during volatile periods in the market.

    This live discussion will explore the key issues index providers currently face while exploring the innovation currently taking place in the space.
  • The Webinar & Podcast Boom: Engaging Financial Services Audiences In 2020 Recorded: Jul 24 2020 43 mins
    Katie Spreadbury | Sean Kearns | Phil Caplin | Keesa Schreane | Ryan Ross
    Podcasts and webinars have boomed in popularity during lockdown - but what happens next?

    This webinar discussion will focus on what brands need to do, in order to capitalise on their captive audio audiences. How to respond to what these audiences need as lockdown eases, how to keep new audiences long term and the new formats they’ll enjoy in the future.
  • COVID-19 Impact On FinTech: What Does the Future Hold? Recorded: Jul 23 2020 61 mins
    Innovate Finance
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption to the world economy, including the financial markets, and how we go about our daily lives, with the possibility of a new normal. While it remains unclear what the future holds, it is clear that the FinTech industry has been impacted, positively and negatively, to a varying degree depending upon where in the company lifecycle and the nature of the product.


    Janine Hirt, COO & Board Member, Innovate Finance


    Simon Dodds, Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling
    Pawel Szaja, Capital Markets Partner, Shearman & Sterling
    Magdalena Krön, Global Rise Platform Director, Barclays
    Matthew Jones, Principal, Anthemis
  • Exploring Investment Opportunities in UK SME/Micro Businesses During Covid-19 Recorded: Jul 22 2020 30 mins
    Judith Mackenzie, Partner and Head of Public Equity | Nick Hawthorne, Fund Manager | Kevin Addison, Head of Sales
    Join Downing as they explore the exciting investment opportunities that have emerged during COVOD-19. This webinar will:
    1) Find hidden gems amongst this Covid environment ....

    2) Understandt the significant opportunities afforded to purchase quality companies at lower prices within this current climate

    3) Share why smaller/micro caps are under researched, overlooked by many & yet offering long term opportunity for investors
  • Bond ETF discounts: Cause for concern? Recorded: Jul 17 2020 60 mins
    Tom Eckett, Deputy Editor, ETF Stream
    Over past few weeks, fixed income ETFs have widened on all-time high discounts amid the turbulence witnessed across global markets.

    Critics argue their concerns ETFs provide an “illusion of liquidity” offering easy access to extremely illiquid parts of the market, meanwhile, some investors will be disappointed the ETFs they invested in have failed to track their indices accurately.

    This webinar will explore whether these concerns are justified and if the recent structural issues highlighted will change the way bond ETFs are viewed by the market.
  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and Action Plan(s) for SMEs Recorded: Jul 16 2020 62 mins
    Jahir Miah MloD | Professor Moorad Chaudhry | Andrew Stotz, Phd, CFA | Nurul Hai
    Once the Coronavirus pandemic slows down, it’s highly important for SMEs around the World to categorise priorities of action items and implement a number of immediate survival, recovery and super-growth strategies. Disruption in the supply chain and a sharp decline in demand were some of the major affected areas. Even if the Coronavirus Pandemic slows down in the near term, continued reduced demand would affect the businesses of SMEs to a large extent.

    Some of the key discussion areas:

    - Managing cash-flow crisis.
    - Deep analysis of supply and demand sides.
    - Business re-thinking and re-engineering.
    - Survival and super-growth strategies.
    - Short, mid and long-term continuity plans.
  • Looking beyond GDP for deep-value opportunities in Latin America Recorded: Jul 9 2020 58 mins
    Alfredo Vargas, Managing Partner and Francesca Whalen, Managing Partner | Integra Groupe
    Still deep-value and resilient we look at private investment opportunities throughout Latin America capable of providing higher risk-adjusted returns and diversification in investment portfolios. Whilst providing a quarterly update on the COVID and post COVID ecosystem Integra Groupe Partners will explore real assets, middle-market and uncorrelated strategies.
  • Panel: Q3 Outlook for Emerging Markets Recorded: Jul 9 2020 63 mins
    Antonio Curia, Wimmer Family Office | Rob Brewis, Aubrey Capital | Altaf Kassam, SSGA | Alfred Bryant, River and Mercantile
    COVID-19 has changed the investment world and disrupted markets, and Emerging Markets have not been spared. Governments and companies instituted policies requiring half the world's population to stay at home, business and markets have been affected in ways that are seen but yet to be felt fully. As the market prices change with such diverse investments as commodities and travel, how will the providers of these products & services fare? With digital services being widely consumed, will this be a boon for emerging markets to make up any deficit their exports may have caused?

    Join this Panel to hear:
    - An economic update on Emerging Markets;
    - How Emerging Markets are facing the “Covid19 Crises” and what are the main challenges of the Asset Class;
    - Risk and Opportunities

    Antonio Curia, Head of Economic Research Unit, Wimmer Financial LLP (Moderator)
    Rob Brewis, Fund Manager, Aubrey Capital
    Altaf Kassam, EMEA Head of Investment Strategy & Research, SSGA
    Alfred Bryant, Portfolio Manager, River and Mercantile Group
  • ETF resilience through recent market volatility Recorded: Jul 9 2020 27 mins
    Ivan Gilmore, London Stock Exchange and Jason Warr, BlackRock
    Financial markets had to navigate a huge market shock in Q1 this year, where some equity indices fell 30% in a little over 20 trading days. During this time of unprecedented volatility, London Stock Exchange and other European exchanges witnessed new records for ETF trading. Join this talk with Ivan Gilmore from London Stock Exchange and Jason Warr from BlackRock on ETF resilience throughout this turbulent period.

    They will discuss the impact on primary and secondary market trading and how they expect the ETF ecosystem to evolve with new innovative products, new functionalities such as RFQ 2.0 with order book sweep, as well as post trade enhancements.

    - Ivan Gilmore, Head of Exchange Traded Products & Global Product Development, London Stock Exchange
    - Jason Warr, Managing Director, EMEA Head of EII Markets, BlackRock
  • What ETFs are telling us about market trends and where we may be going Recorded: Jul 9 2020 44 mins
    Amanda Rebello, Head of Passive Sales, UK, Ireland & Channel Islands, DWS
    In this webinar, Xtrackers will:

    - Give an overview of recent market flows,

    - Dive deeper into the incorporation of sectors, factors and ESG in portfolios during the COVID-19 global crisis,

    - Touch on valuations and momentum, and

    - Conclude on where product development is heading.
  • Investment Strategies to Capture China’s Growing Importance In Global Portfolios Recorded: Jul 8 2020 46 mins
    Sjef Pieters, Head of European Sales, KraneShares
    The size, increased international access, and differentiated performance characteristics of China's equity and fixed-income markets make having a sound investment strategy around China more critical than ever before.

    KraneShares offers core and thematic strategies for our clients to gain strategic access to China's markets.​

    Our core equity strategies include access to China A-shares and ESG opportunities. Our thematic strategy offers exposure to China's booming domestic consumption trend, which is increasingly taking place online. Our most recent fund provides exposure to China's bond market, which may provide a meaningful, uncorrelated source of yield for fixed income investors.

    Our strategies are formed based on our in-depth knowledge of investing and are differentiated through strong partnerships within China and around the world. We help investors stay up to date on global market trends and aim to provide meaningful diversification.

    About the speaker:

    Sjef Pieters joined KraneShares as the Head of European Sales in 2018 to build and expand the firm’s business and client base in Europe. He is responsible for managing relationships with a broad range of investor types including pension funds, (private) banks, wealth and asset managers and family offices.

    Prior to KraneShares, Sjef held a number of different business development and sales roles at different asset managers representing a range of investment solutions and strategies range such as ETFs, managed accounts, mutual funds and hedge funds.

    Sjef is excited to bring KraneShares’ insights in investing in China and other markets to investors in Europe.

    For clients interested in UCITS please contact Sjef Pieters directly: Phone: +31 (6) 492 496 89 Email: sjef.pieters@kraneshares.com
  • What does the future of Exchange Traded Funds Hold? Recorded: Jul 8 2020 31 mins
    Scott Bewley, Managing Director, Enterprisesaas.co
    When it comes to investing in ETFs, there is a balance between investing in a Fund that offers the
    greatest return at the lowest cost, without additional risk.

    So, what does the future hold post Covid19 pandemic?

    Join this webinar with Scott Bewley, Founder at Enterprisesaas.co to learn:
    - How to define value today
    - How to measure value
    - How to ensure enduring value in the future
  • Funds to Watch: Investing EM Ecommerce, Cloud Computing, Gold and Bitcoin Using Recorded: Jul 8 2020 48 mins
    Hector McNeil, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, HANetf
    We will cover HANetf’s unique product range, discussing how our thematic emerging markets ecommerce and cloud technology ETFs provide investors exposure to global megatrends. Hector will also talk about The Royal Mint’s first financially listed product, as well as the recently launched Bitcoin ETP.

    - Introduction to HANetf

    - Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ): thematic exposure aligned with long-term global demographic and technological changes that expanding internet accesses and increasing affluence and consumerism in the developing world.

    - HAN-GINS Cloud Technology UCITS ETF (SKYY): a thematic ETF providing exposure to companies active in the field of cloud computing, such as service providers or producers of equipment or software focused on cloud computing.

    - The Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC (RMAU): introducing the first financial product to be sponsored by The Royal Mint and the first gold ETC custodied with a European Sovereign mint. Investing in responsibly sourced gold bars through an ETC with reduced systemic risk.

    - BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE): Physical bitcoin exposure, exchange traded, and the first crypto ETP to be centrally counterparty cleared globally. Own and trade bitcoin through a regulated exchange. Bitcoin as an asset class.

    - Q&A
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