In this webinar Breana will give you insight into the challenges facing banks including;
* Changing consumer dynamics
* Complying to rapidly changing regulations and global impacts
* Remaining competitive with Fintech disruptions
* Challenges with legacy systems and bad data
The world is changing and whilst you're reading this; the speed of change is increasing even further. What this leads to no one knows - the future of financial services could be "anxious and challenging" or "brilliant and full of opportunities".
Will customer centricity still be the mindset? What about “AI-first”? Or will we jump into the next phase of life?
In this session, Vincent Fokke, CTO FS Benelux, Capgemini, will walk you through the future of banking touching on key themes including;
* AI First as starting point
* Branch “office" or not…
* PLC V4.0
Join this session and start tomorrow's conversation today.
Paul Ellis, Jeffrey Gitterman, Benjamin Yeoh, My-Linh Ngo
“Doing well by doing good” is catchy, but it was often seen as a nice to have rather than a requirement. Sustainable Investing was a popular thing to say your firm does, but it was often seen as a “side dish” to real investments. This perception is changing, yet there is still work to be done. The challenge remains: How can ESG & Sustainable Investing create profit?
This panel will features leading experts in ESG & Sustainable Investing that will explain why ESG & Sustainable Investing is profitable, share profitable strategies across asset classes, and explain how to implement at your organisation.
This session will provide you with an appreciation of the history of ESG & Sustainable Investing, understand the challenges inherent in investing, and ideas on how to create profitable investment strategies.
Benjamin Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBC
Jeffrey Gitterman, Co-Founding Partner, Gitterman Wealth Management
My-Linh Ngo, Head of ESG Investment Risk, BlueBay Asset Management
Paul Ellis, Sustainable Finance Consultant, Paul Ellis Consulting
Heinrich Hugenschmidt, Jordan Kimmel, Jon ‘JB’ Beckett, Marguerita Cheng
There is a buzz around responsible investing and, as the market enjoys a creative phase, there are still tough questions to be answered along the path to mass adoption across the ecosystem.
In this session, our panel of experts will share their take on the market outlook heading into the second quarter of 2018 with a focus on Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG), Socially responsible investing (SRI) and Impact Investing.
Key themes to be discussed include;
* Investor appetite vs market supply
* Unbundling of the responsible investments
* Manual approaches and hybrid innovations
* Regulatory environment and developments
Join this live Q&A panel session to engage with and hear from key industry experts with interesting and contrarian views on the market for responsible investments.
Heinrich Hugenschmidt, Advisor to Family Offices and Asset Managers
Jon ‘JB’ Beckett, Director and UK Representative, Association of Professional Fund Investors (APFI)
Marguerita Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ocean Global Wealth
Jordan Kimmel, Portfolio Manager, Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC
Richard Friesen is the creator and developer of the innovative and exclusive “Mind Muscles™” training process that turns the psychology of trading on its head. He works with financial professionals, independent traders, business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to expand their mental game to make more consistent profits. With in depth experience as a broker, floor trader, financial software developer and entrepreneur, he brings concrete real world experience to his clients.
“Conversations with Money” is a conversation between the character “Money” and Joe, a blog and article writer. During this conversation, the concept of money, the psychology of our relationship to money and our cultural beliefs about money are all reframed with a radical concept and from the point of view of Money itself.
David Parker (Polymath), Jonathan Wood (Vocalink), Miles Jack (TSYS), Suresh Vaghijani
· Pay by bank from Vocalink, Pingit from Barclays; Accenture has forecast a 30% drop in card volume based on open banking and PSD2, will these new solutions really eat into Debit and what is happening around regulation on them
· IoT payments are much hyped, can the schemes deliver on tokenization solutions for all devices or only with big brands
· Will we all be wearing our payments in five years, or just have it embedded in our finger
· Are we seeing the re-birth of the QR code with Tesco and the schemes in emerging markets or is it just a flash in the pan
· Can Fintechs really take advantage of the emerging payment trends or is it a market for the big boys only
· Clearbank the first new settlement bank in the UK, does this actually indicate a new trend of big banks being wholesalers and small Fintechs being retailers
Prof.John Domingue Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Since its inception the Open University has used the latest technology to bring Higher Education to everyone who wishes to study. During development its initial name was ‘the University of the Air’ due to the prevalence of radio at the time.
Following our innovation thread we have over the past year or so been conducting a number of experiments in deploying blockchains in OU courses.
In this talk I will cover how we have been using blockchains to manage micro-accreditation (including badging), ePortfolios and peer accreditation in a variety of settings. I will also outline our initiatives to setup national and international blockchain networks and how blockchains could herald the emergence of Uber-style universities.
Lee Bacon, Nigel Brooke (Clyde & Co), Kevin Hobbs (Etherparty), Jimmy Nguyen (nChain(
The title smart contracts is used to refer to a number of arrangements in which relationships are governed by a pre-determined digitalised arrangement, so that coded instructions execute on the occurrence of an event.
These often use Blockchain or distributed ledger technology to record and execute transactions. In their purest sense, the code – once agreed – becomes self-executing and self-governing and thus (it is argued) replaces the need for a wider contract or checks and balances.
Whilst their common name is arguably a misnomer (they are not necessarily contracts in the traditional legal sense), their implementation can enable transparency in supply chains and the reduction of frictional and intermediary costs.
This panel will examine how the concepts of smart contracts, utilising blockchain technology, can co-exist with existing legal concepts to include a review of:
· The distinction between traditional legal prose/code and programming code.
· Application of traditional principles (to include the three f-words: frustration, fraud and force majeure)
Regulation has been considered an obstacle when it comes to the adoption of blockchain technology. But many have taken on the challenge and have actively started to take blockchain and DLT as both a challenge and an opportunity.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-ICOs, Self regulation of ICO, status of tokens in an ICO
-How blockchain will affect existing market regulations
-Which new regulations can we expect to respond to the ecosystem that blockchain has created?
-How would the governance structure be determined?
-How can the obstacle of a cross-border environment be tackled?
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.
Bitcoin is all the rage right now. But many question the security behind this popular cryptocurrency.
Join this session where Anupam's agenda will include:
-Anonymity Vs. Pseudonymity
-Bitcoin working mechanics and cryptography involved
-Transaction conduct and types
-Wallets and types
Gavin Pacini, Oliver Naegele, Oleg Gutsol, Dr. Craig Wright, Ami Hofman
Listen to expert panellists discuss:
1. How did we get here? Security, authentication and digital identity of today.
2. What are some issues currently facing this industry?
3. How are blockchain solutions being applied?
4. What could the future of blockchain have in store?
Moderator: Gavin Pacini (Deloitte)
Panelists: Oliver Naegele (Blockchain Helix)
Oleg Gutsol (eResidency),
Dr. Craig Wright (nChain)
Ami Hofman (Dimension Data)
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?
Jennifer Riggins, Aleksi Grym (Bank of Finland), Arwen Smit (dovu), Peter Moricz (CoinFabric), Miguel Cuneta (SCI)
Are we going to see digital central bank currencies in the future? Who will be the next country to introduce its own digital currency?
All these and more will be tackled by our panel, so get your questions ready.
Agenda points will include:
-Is there going to be a Bitcoin crash?
-What are some of the adoption issues for digital currencies?
-The sustainability of blockchain and cryptocurrencies for making and processing payments
-Assessment of risks
-Introducing cryptocurrencies in the mobile world
JS Gourevitch, Alexa Fernandez (BBVA), Arthur Leung (Curve), Laurence Leyden (SAP), Edward George (Ecobank)
Digital transformation is increasingly becoming a major strategic issue for banks. They increasingly understand that digital is not just another distribution channel but a major change in their business models, functioning, cultures themselves with major impacts and demanding change programs across the whole business and value chains.
We will assess how these transformations are taking place, how do they impact the financial services sector, how the implementation of technologies such as blockchain are accelerating the transformation, where are the convergence and in particular how best startups and incumbents can work together.
Moderator: Jean-stephane Gourevitch
Alexa Fernandez, Head of FinTech Partnerships at BBVA
Christoffer Hernaes, Chief Digital Officer at Skandiabanken
Arthur Leung, Product Lead at Curve
Laurence Leyden, General Manager for Financial Services at SAP
Thought Leadership for Financial Advisors (TLFA) provides Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) and fee-only financial advisors with practice management insights. You can find industry luminaries presenting weekly webinars on topics such as social media, marketing, referrals, engaging the affluent, compliance, life planning, retirement planning, and succession planning.
You can attend the webinars at no cost and will be able to submit real-time questions to presenters during the live online events. If you are unable to attend a webinar live, you can also view it afterward on demand.