10 May, 2017
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In this webcast, BlackRock examines the bond market’s evolution through three interconnected lenses: emerging technologies, the evolving liquidity environment, and new portfolio construction trends. All three are changing in the post-crisis era with implications for the shape of the future bond market and investors. This evolution is likely to be faster and more disruptive than many market participants currently expect.
WBR Insights & SimCorp recently surveyed 100 North American Heads of Investment Operations from buy-side asset management firms, hedge funds, and institutional investors on their strategic priorities, challenges and key initiatives for 2018. The survey results reveal an emerging theme where operations are becoming recognized as providing a competitive advantage to the buy side.
Watch this webinar to hear professionals from Aegon USA and SimCorp discuss the key findings and to hear more about what your peers are experiencing today and focusing on for the future.
[Webinar] - From Unknown Source to Market Moving Headline: How to gain an information advantage from Twitter
Market-moving news can break anywhere, at any time. From natural disasters to refinery explosions, keynotes at conferences or even local events, almost anything can have an effect on financial markets. Who are the first sources to know? Often times, they are the people on the ground closest to an event who Tweet about what they see or hear. Getting access to this information early can be the difference maker in your trading and investment decisions. And with 500M Tweets per day on Twitter, how can you possibly pinpoint breaking news from sources you’re not even following? Watch our next webinar in the ‘Alternative Data in Finance’ series where our Dataminr experts will discuss how to stay one step ahead of headlines when events break that may impact your portfolio!
[Webinar] - Mastering Customer Delivery: How to provide a seamless experience in a disruptive e-commerce environment
In the lead up to the Fixed Income Leaders Summit conference, WBR Insights & SimCorp interviewed 100 Heads of Fixed Income from buy-side firms in North America on their strategic priorities, challenges and key initiatives for 2018.
Watch this webinar to hear professionals from T. Rowe Price and SimCorp discuss the key findings and to hear more about what your peers are experiencing today and focusing on for the future.
When talking about indexing, most investors are inherently familiar with index investing in the equity markets, but how many are still in the dark about indexing within fixed income? A combination of heightened fee awareness, greater regulatory push for transparency, and changes in market structure/liquidity are encouraging certain investors to start to consider using more indexing methods in fixed income. Watch this webinar where our Blackrock expert will provide some thought-provoking insights into the merits of Indexing within the fixed income market.
Technology as a Differentiator for Active Managers: Practical tips to support challenges in the face of eroding margins
In October 2017, SimCorp partnered with WBR Insights in producing a fiance back-office focused webinar.
This webinar provided practical advice on how to:
- Roll out new mandates; Improve investment decision support
- Improve profitability through platform consolidation
- Increase automation
- Comply with regulations like MiFID II
- Meet increased demands for investor transparency.
This event was open to investment management firms, consulting partners, industry analysts and research organizations.
Leveraging Social Media Signals: How traditional financial sources are lagging behind with the rise of alternative data
In November 2017, Dataminr partnered with WBR Insight for a cross-asset finance webinar that targeted both buy-side and sell-side traders in providing practical insight on how to leverage social media signals before they become news.
In this webinar gave practical advice on how to:
- Gain insight into the growing world of alternative data
- Utilize social media as your go-to source for real-time breaking news
- Separate the signals from the noise on social media
- Understand how news breaks in today’s 24/7 cycle and how to keep your edge
Determining the optimal stock levels for MRO spares should be a science, not an art. But for more organizations, it represents an impossible numbers game. Organisations without optimized inventory run the risk of overpaying and underperforming.
By leveraging technology tools, automated processes and inventory management best practices to optimize MRO spares and consumables, asset-intensive organizations can consistently produce results like these:
- 15-25% reduction in funds invested in safety stock
- 5-20% decrease in write-offs of surplus and obsolete stock
- 10-25% fewer stock-outs, for improved availability and productivity
- 10-25% drop in administrative costs for replenishing inventory
- 33-66% less resource time spent managing inventory