Financial services is one of the most technically trained and talented professions in the world but still, very little support is given on how to run and manage a ‘best practice business’ and as such many professional advisers and planners continue to suffer from the same day-to-day challenges with debilitating effects:
•A severe lack of practice management guidelines, operational procedures and house style
•Under-resourced, inadequately skilled and poorly trained support staff
•Poor team/people management, leadership and development skills
•Inefficient workflow and task management methods and systems
•Ineffective time and diary management.
To help you eliminate or even better prevent these challenges happening in the first place, Michelle will share with you 2 of her 5 proven principles for perfection which will help you to:
1.Design and build a unique team which is plentifully resourced, highly trained and strategically developed
2.Create a Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) culture and benefit from your team’s hidden desire to increase their responsibilities through a concept called Receptive Delegation™
RecordedApr 30 201241 mins
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Much has been written about the power and scope of Smart Ledgers and Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDLs, aka blockchains). Amidst the rush to find new applications for this versatile, ‘trustless’ technology, people overlook the challenge of governing Smart Ledger networks. Governance provides the mechanisms required to balance accountability of the governing body and its duty of meeting the specific objectives of the organisation.
Effective governance of Smart Ledgers should answer four critical questions - How are rules created for the ledger and who oversees their application? What happens in the case of dispute? Who is allowed to change the software application and the data? How are security, risk and performance managed and reported?
One approach is to embed these questions in existing legal structures, another to try to remain outside, but a third is to explore the appropriate role of arbitration, mediation, and expert determination, as far as possible avoiding enmeshing novel identity, document, and agreement exchanges within traditional legal structures.
In this webinar, Professor Michael Mainelli will share research from the Mattereum initiative as well as Long Finance research sponsored by the Cardano Foundation. He will conclude that, while there is nothing new under the sun, Smart Ledgers may need to shift the balance of power from law, to code, to human wisdom.
David Siegel, Blockchain, decentralization and business agility expert
Still confused about this whole Blockchain thing? Interested in investing in digital currencies, but not sure where to start? Want to get a better idea of the threats and opportunities?
David Siegel is a Blockchain, decentralization and business agility expert who has been a high-level management & strategy consultant to companies like Sony, Hewlett Packard, Amazon, NASA, Intel, and many start-ups. David has been praised for being able to explain Blockchain in the most simple and interesting way.
What you will learn:
-What is Bitcoin?
-What is the blockchain?
-What is Ethereum? What is Ether?
-What is a distributed application?
-What is a smart contract?
-What is a triple ledger?
-What about identity and security?
-What business models are at risk?
-What are the opportunities?
-What should we do?
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.
Alex Kwiatkowski (Finastra), Peter Jackson (Southern Water), Jessica Holzbach (Penta)
In an increasingly digitalised world, the value of information grows ever higher. Winning organisations – whether in financial services or any other vertical sector – will be those who can harness the power of data analytics to develop microscopic levels of insight and foresight into customer behaviours and operational activities in order to make progressive improvements on a continuous basis. Product development informed by factual evidence rather than educated guesswork, or real-time risk management based on a hyper-accurate picture of exposures, bring significant internal and external benefits.
However, while banks want to get closer to their customers, is the feeling mutual? Data privacy is a very sensitive issue, and the perception of what constitutes intrusion will likely vary between individuals. Institutions, therefore, need to walk a fine line between what’s genuinely useful and what’s genuinely creepy.
During this webinar, a panel of respected subject matter experts will discuss and dissect the key issues related to the widespread use of data analytics in financial services, identifying the obstacles which need to be overcome and the enablers that will drive FS forward successfully.
Jonathan Williams (MK2 Consulting), Katryna Dow (Meeco), Colin Darby (Bovill), Bill Trueman (RiskSkill, AIRFA)
Financial Services companies rely on personal data for both their retail and business customers. Legislation and regulation, such as AMLD4, PSD2 and GDPR; both control and mandate its use.
How can FS companies manage and use the data effectively? Join this panel where we'll discuss the many new regulations coming up and what you should be doing as early as now to prepare your organisation and optimise your processes.
Salman Ahmed - Chief Investment Strategist - Lombard Odier
Emerging Market Debt: Strengthening fundamentals, an improved geopolitical outlook and attractive valuations
On 13 July 2017, join us to listen to Salman Ahmed’s insights on what makes emerging market debt attractive and why he favours local versus hard currencies. Salman will also explain why investors should rethink implementation when it comes to this asset class.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your questions answered in this live presentation.
James Mitchell, Senior Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments
As schemes de-risk and move away from equities we believe you should be considering Multi-Asset Credit. At our forthcoming webinar James Mitchell, Senior Portfolio Manager will discuss:
· Why credit risk should be a larger component of your overall risk budget
· How to bring a true multi-asset approach to credit
· How best to access this premia using best of breed managers
· What areas of the market offer best value
A smart portfolio can mean the difference between a comfortable life and a constant struggle. Most people make poor, emotionally based investment decisions with many biases. Even investing professionals who studied Modern Portfolio Theory did not help their clients in the Global Financial Crisis.
In fact, when I ask professional investment advisors if they would hire themselves if they had $100 million in the bank, they all say of course not. Most pundits, from celebrity investment gurus to leading academics, have simply been wrong about markets and their predictability.
We are entering a new era of machine trading, where the average person has no chance to systematically outperform the markets. Learn about post-modern portfolio theory with David Siegel and start building a smart portfolio today.
The sustained low interest rate environment has led to a search for dividend income stocks. Kevin Soyer, senior analyst at IHS Markit Dividend Forecasting, will highlight
- Yield opportunities across regions and countries around the world.
- Which countries and sectors are expected to deliver growth in the future?
- What are the key drivers for forecasting a dividend?
- How can investors get an exposure to dividends?
It is no fun being all things to all people and doing everything for everyone!
Too many businesses try and do so many things because they have always done them. An ingredient of a successful person is the ability to say no and move on from activities that add no real value to our business or hold you back from achieving your goals. But do you do this?
Following on from the webcast on ‘9 ways to be more successful in 2017 and beyond’, Panacea Adviser and John Joe McGinley from Glassagh Consulting highlight how you can pick the right battles in life and business and share some strategies to win them all.
Alex Foreman-Peck- KPMG; Faycal Bousfar - Oracle; Adam Scriven- KPMG, Rahul Banerji- Oracle
Learn how you can attain greater control, efficiency and insight from fee management in a heavily regulated environment by joining a webcast organized by KPMG and Oracle for fund management executives.
The webcast will address key challenges in the fee management lifecycle:
• Reducing processing inefficiency,
• Providing transparency to customers and regulators,
• Controlling revenue streams
• Producing meaningful MI to stakeholders.
David Siegel, Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur
David has been an angel investor for 20 years and has worked with Steve Jobs, Ed Catmul, and others in Silicon Valley. He played a significant role in the development of the Worldwide Web, has written five books, and coaches startups. Last year he was a candidate to be the next dean of Stanford business school. This year, he’s starting his 22nd company.
In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn what really causes startups to fail, why you shouldn't build an MVP, explore how you can use Kanban to improve team coordination, why understanding your market is more important than understanding your product, raising money from crazy investors, why you shouldn't go to business school, and building an agile culture. Here are some of his writings:
This webinar is for both early-stage investors and entrepreneurs at all levels.
10 years ago the UK market moved to Faster Payments - and the fraud landscape has never been the same since. What did we learn from UK Faster Payments? How did the industry adapt to the need to catch fraud in seconds rather than days? We'll discuss the cybercrime vs. defense lines dynamics, highlight the most current threats, and walk through important lessons learned.
Sun Tzu in the Art of war wisely said
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
Regardless of what we do or where we are in our life cycle. We need a plan.
Otherwise one day we will look up at the clock and wonder where our life has gone and sadly reflect on what might have been and utter those saddest of words, if only!
Panacea adviser and Glassagh Consulting in their next bright talk session will look at why every one of us needs a battle plan for life and business.
In this informative session we will look at:
•Why a plan can work for everyone
•Why going through life without a plan is a struggle that we can all avoid
•7 simple actions that can energize your life and career
Make sure you book your place on Monday the 24th of April at 1pm
And remember the words of Sun Tzu
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
Let us help you be a winner!
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!
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