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United Kingdom: Three Reasons to Be Bearish
 
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Christian Kern, who leads the J.P. Morgan team that outpaces all others when it comes to coverage of the euro zone's second-largest economy, explains why investors should underweight U.K. equities. Director/Editor: Diana Panfil Watch Institutional Investor's latest videos at http://iim.ag/videos Get more from Institutional Investor at http://iim.ag
Smartkarma launch United Kingdom office
 
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Smartkarma, Asia's largest provider of independent investment research, has officially moved to Europe! Smartkarma's new London headquarters coincides with major banking legislation, MiFID II, which takes effect in January 2018 and is forcing transparency around the supply and payment of research. The goal for European regulators is the ‘unbundling’ of research; rather than assets managers receiving research ‘free’ from banks alongside trading revenues, it must now be transparently and fairly priced and paid for. As institutional investors seek to comply with the new regulations and find ways to improve their strategies, Smartkarma is presenting a new innovative solution in how asset managers search, access and filter for independent research. FULL EVENT REPORT HERE: https://info.smartkarma.com/united-kingdom-office-launch-event
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Institutional Investors: Focusing on Long-Term Value in a Short-Term World
 
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Today's high multiples, low spreads, and increased volatility have investors focused on returns in the short and medium term. But pension funds and endowments are inherently focused on the long term. In this environment, how can these sources of patient capital stay patient? What governance structures best promote long-range investing? Does the developing or developed world have more of these opportunities, and how can investors successfully integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into portfolio decisions? What role should alternatives play, given that the yield curve is now pointing to riskier assets? Has the recent run-up in U.S. interest rates prompted changes to investments or outlooks? How do long-term investors think about volatility? Moderator Joseph L. Hooley Chairman and CEO, State Street Corp. Speakers Christopher Ailman Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute David Atkin CEO, Cbus Vicki Fuller Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund Nick Moakes Chief Investment Officer, Wellcome Trust Juan Manuel Valle Pereña CEO, Afore XXI Banorte #MIGlobal http://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/conferences/global-conference/2018/
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portfolio institutional awards 2013 - Royal Exchange - London
 
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The portfolio institutional awards 2013 recognised excellence in institutional investors in ten different categories. The awards honour investors who are exemplary and forward thinking in how they manage their investments or a particular investment type or area. Each award category is judged by specially selected category juries, supervised by an academic panel. A two stage selection process leads to a winner in each category. Winners of the portfolio institutional awards 2013 Pensions lawyer Robin Ellison was presented the industry achievement award at the second annual portfolio institutional awards last night. He scooped the accolade -- voted for by members of the 40-strong awards judging panel --at a glittering gala dinner at the Royal Exchange, which also saw the £6bn Marks & Spencer UK Pension Scheme take home three awards for the best pension scheme II (over £1bn), best risk management and best portfolio structure categories. Ellison is head of strategic development for pensions at law firm Pinsent Masons, acts as a trustee for several pension funds and is a visiting professor in pensions law at Cass Business School at City University and visiting senior lecturer at King's College, London. He is a founder of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, being awarded its Wallace Prize in 1995, and is a past chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds. He was the first solicitor to be elected honorary fellow of the Pensions Management Institute in 1997. On accepting the award from Barnett Waddingham partner Malcolm McLean, Ellison said he was "very touched" to be recognised by his industry peers. The evening also ended in success for the £5.2bn Church Commissioners for England endowment fund, which picked up two awards in the best charity/endowment/foundation and the best investor in property categories. The award for best pension scheme I (under £1bn) was handed to the Volkswagen Group Pension Scheme, while Rentokil Initial was victorious in the best corporate treasury category. Elsewhere, the £12bn Pension Protection Fund scooped the award for best use of responsible investment and The Pensions Trust, which manages about £5bn in assets, took home best investor in alternative asset classes. Guests including pension fund investors, insurers, investment consultants, academics and economists were also treated to a pre-dinner keynote speech from the 'father of fiduciary management' Anton van Nunen, who spoke on the subject of financial repression. Full list of winners Industry achievement -- Robin Ellison Best pension scheme I (under £1bn) -- Volkswagen Group Pension Scheme Highly commended -- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Best pension scheme II (over £1bn) -- Marks & Spencer UK Pension Scheme Highly commended -- RBS Group Pension Fund and Trafalgar House Pension Trust Best corporate treasury -- Rentokil Initial Best implementation of responsible investment -- Pension Protection Fund Highly commended -- Environment Agency Best risk management -- Marks & Spencer UK Pension Scheme Highly commended -- Trafalgar House Pension Trust Best investor in alternative asset classes -- The Pensions Trust Best portfolio structure -- Marks & Spencer UK Pension Scheme Highly commended -- Pension Protection Fund Best charity/endowment/foundation -- Church Commissioners for England Best investor in property -- Church Commissioners for England
Views: 799 Armin Forstner
Passive Investing - The Evidence, Part 7: The Tide Is Turning
 
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http://sensibleinvesting.tv -- the independent voice of passive investing Passive Investing is becoming more popular in the US and the evidence is that it's beginning to take off in the UK. With investment costs higher here than almost anywhere else in the world, the potential for growth is huge, and the trend towards passive is gathering momentum. Featuring Vanguard's Bill McNabb and Gus Sauter, Ken French, William Bernstein and Jasmine Birtles along with Richard Wood and Igors Alferovs from UK wealth management firm BRWM. Last time we learned how the largely self-regulated fund management industry has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, with active investing holding sway over passive. Human beings have a tendency towards over-confidence - and that's reflected in the way we invest. And, while ctive funds are widely advertised, assive funds aren't. Nor do they command much media attention. So what does the future hold for the passive approach when fund management companies are spending vast amounts of OUR money trying to convince us that active is best? Can it ever seriously challenge the instinctive belief that people have that, if only they can find the right manager, they will beat the market? Well, actually, passive investing has been gaining in popularity in the United States for many years. And all the signs are that it's just starting to take off here in Britain as well. When a company called Vanguard introduced the first index fund for individual investors in 1976, critics said it wouldn't catch on. It's now one of America's largest investment companies with more than one one-and-a-half trillion dollars of assets under management, and it's expanding worldwide. In fact Vanguard believes that passive investing has far greater potential in the UK because the cost of active fund management is higher over here than it is in the US. Although passive investment still accounts for a very small share of the retail investment market - in other words, the market for individual investors - institutional investors already have more than thirty per cent of their portfiolios invested in passive funds. One of the companies helping individual investors to take advantage of the lower costs and higher than average returns offered by passive investing is Barnett Ravenscroft Wealth Management. There are also signs that the media's becoming more receptive to the arguments for passive investing. Several independent internet sites which, unlike the financial press, don't rely on fund management companies for advertising revenue, and can therefore say what they really think about active funds, are also starting to recommend passive. So, to summarise... Passive investing has grown steadily in popularity in the United States since the 1970s and continues to do so. Passive already accounts for more than 30% of the institutional investment market in the UK. And, increasingly, both financial advisers and indepedent experts, are starting to recommend passive to individual investors. For more videos like this one, visit http://sensibleinvesting.tv
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The Battle Between Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity on Wall Street (2009)
 
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The investment banking industry has come under criticism for a variety of reasons, including perceived conflicts of interest, overly large pay packages, cartel-like or oligopolic behavior, taking both sides in transactions, and more. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470222794/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470222794&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=122da9b4ed66d7e4eb80287e1bee5b2a Investment banking has also been criticized for its opacity. Conflicts of interest may arise between different parts of a bank, creating the potential for market manipulation, according to critics. Authorities that regulate investment banking (the FSA in the United Kingdom and the SEC in the United States) require that banks impose a "Chinese wall" to prevent communication between investment banking on one side and equity research and trading on the other. Critics say such a barrier does not always exist in practice, however. Conflicts of interest often arise in relation to investment banks' equity research units, which have long been part of the industry. A common practice is for equity analysts to initiate coverage of a company in order to develop relationships that lead to highly profitable investment banking business. In the 1990s, many equity researchers allegedly traded positive stock ratings for investment banking business. Alternatively, companies may threaten to divert investment banking business to competitors unless their stock was rated favorably. Laws were passed to criminalize such acts, and increased pressure from regulators and a series of lawsuits, settlements, and prosecutions curbed this business to a large extent following the 2001 stock market tumble after the dot-com bubble. Philip Augar, author of The Greed Merchants, said in an interview that, "You cannot simultaneously serve the interest of issuer clients and investing clients. And it's not just underwriting and sales; investment banks run proprietary trading operations that are also making a profit out of these securities."[30] Many investment banks also own retail brokerages. During the 1990s, some retail brokerages sold consumers securities which did not meet their stated risk profile. This behavior may have led to investment banking business or even sales of surplus shares during a public offering to keep public perception of the stock favorable. Since investment banks engage heavily in trading for their own account, there is always the temptation for them to engage in some form of front running -- the illegal practice whereby a broker executes orders for their own account before filling orders previously submitted by their customers, there benefiting from any changes in prices induced by those orders. Documents under seal in a decade-long lawsuit concerning eToys.com's IPO but obtained by New York Times' Wall Street Business columnist Joe Nocera alleged that IPOs managed by Goldman Sachs and other investment bankers involved asking for kickbacks from their institutional clients who made large profits flipping IPOs which Goldman had intentionally undervalued. Depositions in the lawsuit alleged that clients willingly complied with these demands because they understood it was necessary in order to participate in future hot issues.[32] Reuters Wall Street correspondent Felix Salmon retracted his earlier, more conciliatory, statements on the subject and said he believed that the depositions show that companies going public and their initial consumer stockholders are both defrauded by this practice, which may be widespread throughout the IPO finance industry.[33] The case is ongoing, and the allegations remain unproven. Investment banking is often criticized for the enormous pay packages awarded to those who work in the industry. According to Bloomberg Wall Street's five biggest firms paid over $3 billion to their executives from 2003 to 2008, "while they presided over the packaging and sale of loans that helped bring down the investment-banking system." [34] The highly generous pay packages include $172 million for Merrill Lynch & Co. CEO Stanley O'Neal from 2003 to 2007, before it was bought by Bank of America in 2008, and $161 million for Bear Stearns Co.'s James Cayne before the bank collapsed and was sold to JPMorgan Chase & Co. in June 2008.[34] Such pay arrangements have attracted the ire of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who demanded limits on executive pay in 2008 when the U.S. government was bailing out the industry with a $700 billion financial rescue package.[34] Writing in the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Aaron Brown, a vice president at Morgan Stanley, says "By any standard of human fairness, of course, investment bankers make obscene amounts of money." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investment_bank
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China and UK to jointly launch US$1 bln investment fund to support projects
 
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China and the UK have agreed to set up a bilateral investment fund, with an initial round of one billion US dollars, to support projects under the Belt and Road Initiative. According to a statement released after the 9th China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue, the fund will be led by institutional investors from the two nations. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will also be involved. The fund will "invest in innovative, sustainable, and consumption-driven growth opportunities in the two countries, as well as in third markets, to create employment and boost trade links". The fund is one of the 72 results achieved at the annual dialogue. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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The UK at Milan Expo 2015: UK Pavilion opening and Food & Drink GREAT Week
 
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The UK’s participation theme for Milan Expo 2015 is Grown in Britain & Northern Ireland, led by UKTI with support from seven HM Government Departments. The Grown in Britain & Northern Ireland global campaign will promote UK capabilities in areas such as creative industries, food and drink, international development, life sciences, technology, agricultural technology and healthcare. See this video for highlights on why the UK is a hive of innovation and creativity. Find out more here: Official UK Pavilion Website: http://ow.ly/MdDaK More about UK Participation at Milan Expo 2015: http://ow.ly/IRYr6 Sign up to the Grown in Britain Global Business Programme: http://ow.ly/HGzJs Sign up to the UK Business Club: http://ow.ly/N852B Follow us on Twitter: http://ow.ly/MdzPc Follow us on Instagram: http://ow.ly/MBsy2 View the UK at Milan Expo YouTube Playlist: http://ow.ly/IRYfg See our Flickr Gallery: http://ow.ly/MdzI4 Visit the UK Expo.org Page: http://ow.ly/MdzTR Want to join the Grown in Britain Global Business Programme? Sign up to one of our sector-themed GREAT Weeks: GREAT Week Sustainability: http://ow.ly/M4njO GREAT Week Agri-tech: http://ow.ly/M4nyy GREAT Week Creative industries: http://ow.ly/M4nKZ GREAT Week Healthcare: http://ow.ly/M4nYO #GrowninBritain
MetLife Investment Management Adds to Institutional Client Group in Europe
 
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MetLife Investment Management Adds to Institutional Client Group in Europe MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the institutional asset management platform for MetLife, Inc. MET, -0.24% announced today the appointment of Esther Rulli as Institutional Sales Director for the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Southern Europe. She will be based in London. Rulli will be responsible for accelerating MIM’s third party asset management business in those markets, with a focus on public and corporate pension fund and insurance company clients, among others. She will report to J... ------------------------- Don't Forget Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJyIqNylZ1Nxpvu5frxQh5g?sub_confirmation=1
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Institutional Investors and The Rise of Common Ownership
 
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Since the financial crisis in 2008, the prevences of investors radically changed. Lots of investors moved from riskier actively managed funds (aimed at outperforming the market) to passively managed funds (which follow the market). This financial change has expanded the assets under management of already big institutional assets managers, turning them into giants! Recent studies have shown that these managers are the largest shareholders of 88% of the S&P500 firms. The three biggest investment funds, BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, have assests under management similar to the GDP of the entire United States! These institutional managers, the evidence shows us, would benefit from overall industry wide success and not individual firm success. Therefore, the question is raised: are passive investors exerting influence on firms they own to compete less? If this is true, what will be the responses of the government? How would breaking up the big three be? And what is the impact of these enormous influencial firms on consumer welfare? Has financial theory forgotten about consumers? We are joined by José Azar and Anna Tzanaki at Room for Discussion to discuss these and many other topics with! José Azar received his Ph.D. and master's degree in Economics from Princeton University, and now is Assistant Professor of economics at the IESE Business School. Anna holds a Ph.D. from the University College London (UCL) Faculty of Laws, and now is a Senior Lecturer at Lund University Faculty of Law, publishing about Antitrust/Competition Law and Corporate Governance. Interviewer: Reinier de Bruin --------------------------------------------------------------- Do you want to see more interviews and be the first to hear about upcoming guests? Follow us here: * Website: http://roomfordiscussion.com * Facebook: http://facebook.com/RoomforDiscussion * Twitter: http://twitter.com/Room4Discussion
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Highlights of the customer site visit to SAICA's mill in Partington, Manchester
 
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On June 14, 2016 Valmet arranged a customer site visit to Saica’s mill in Partington, near Manchester in the United Kingdom. The visit was aimed at Valmet’s institutional investors and analysts, and the purpose of the visit was to get to know Valmet's on-site services operations and hear more about Valmet's mill maintenance outsourcing and key account management. In Partington, Saica has a Valmet-delivered state-of-the-art paper machine, which started up in 2012. Thanks to the advanced design of the machine, the consumption of water and electricity per ton of paper produced is amongst the lowest in the world.
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What are the different types of Institutions in UK?
 
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United Kingdom boast a variety of educational institutions, like the ancient universities of which Oxford & Cambridge are a part of Redbrick Universities which include University of Bristol, University of Birmigham. Then you have a plain glass university which refers to campuses between 1963-1992 which is also known as 1960s University. University of Sussex, Aston University are example and part of this bunch. New universities are coed group, primarily part of Polytechnics, Teacher training institutions university colleges which are granted full university status. Kingston University is an acclaimed university which comes along with this belt like many others.
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MetLife Investment Management Adds to Institutional Client Group in Europe
 
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MetLife Investment Management Adds to Institutional Client Group in Europe MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the institutional asset management platform for MetLife, Inc. MET, -0.24% announced today the appointment of Esther Rulli as Institutional Sales Director for the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Southern Europe. She will be based in London. Rulli will be responsible for accelerating MIM’s third party asset management business in those markets, with a focus on public and corporate pension fund and insurance company clients, among others. She will report to J... ------------------------- Don't Forget Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJyIqNylZ1Nxpvu5frxQh5g?sub_confirmation=1
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The Breckoning: The Endgame for Great Britain and Europe in 2019
 
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On March 29, 2019, at 11 p.m. GMT, Great Britain will officially leave the European Union. But the two sides have yet to finalize the grand deals that will define their epochal split. Prime Minister May has proposed a "managed divergence" from E.U. rules, retaining certain economic policies and scrapping others. Meanwhile, the Europeans are taking a tough line on trade. Given that all free-trade rules are, essentially, bespoke, is Britain's approach all that demanding? How are negotiations likely to turn out, and in whose favor? Moderator Anatole Kaletsky Economic Commentator, Project Syndicate; Co-Chairman, Gavekal Dragonomics Speakers Peter Beyer Member, German Bundestag (Christian Democratic Union) Sir Michael Hintze, AM, GCSG Founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer, CQS Michał Krupiński CEO, Bank Pekao SA; Former Undersecretary of State Treasury, Poland Lord Mandelson Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Counsel; Former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State #MIGlobal http://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/conferences/global-conference/2018/
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BREXIT - Angela Merkel: "Spirit of Brexit will determine UK-EU relations for decades to come"
 
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Replying to the interventions from group leaders, Angela Merkel warns that the spirit of Brexit negotiations will determine UK-EU relations for "decades to come". On institutional matters, she says that claiming EU treaties cannot be changed has become "almost a motto" among national leaders. However she says that without change, the EU will become "sclerotic". On migration, he says the EU was "not adequately prepared" for the number of arrivals, but that Europe can "learn from the past". She says a proposed EU investment plan with Africa is "part of that". Video (dubbed) in English.
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Part 1: How Institutional Investors Should React to Globalization | Mercer Voice on Growth Economies
 
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How should investors react to globalization? We’re entering an uncertain environment. Risks to investors may rise. How can you protect yourself against them? Mercer’s Chief Investment Officer Andrew Kirton suggests several prescriptions that investors can take to secure their investment objectives in this new video. https://www.asean.mercer.com/our-thinking/voice-on-growth/how-should-investors-react-to-globalization.html - - - - - - - Mercer | Voice on Growth Economies gathers insights on the current trends and challenges facing HR and finance leaders at organizations across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mercer Voice on Growth Economies Website: https://www.mercer.com/our-thinking/voice-on-growth.html #voiceongrowth - - - - - - - Download the Voice on Growth Economies App: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mercer.marketing.growthmag&hl=en IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mercer-voice-on-growth/id1221431923?mt=8 - - - - - - - Mercer Website: https://www.mercer.com Twitter: @mercer https://twitter.com/mercer Facebook: @MercerInsights https://www.facebook.com/MercerInsights/
Adventures in Africa's Economic Miracle | Ashish Thakkar | TEDxAbidjan
 
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Ashish J. Thakkar is a British businessman and entrepreneur of Indian descent. He is the founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, and he is a co-founder of Atlas Mara. Thakkar was born in the United Kingdom, but he moved to East Africa as a teenager before founding Mara Group, a Pan-African conglomerate, at the age of 15.Mara Group's operations and investments span 22 African countries. He is the author of The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa's Economic Miracle. Thakkar is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders,and was featured on Fortune Magazine's list of the top "40 Under 40" in 2013.He was awarded the Base Leadership Award at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards event. Ashish J. Thakkar est un homme d’affaires et entrepreneur Anglais, d’origineindienne. Il est le fondateur du group Mara et de la foundation Mara. IL estégalement co-fondateur de Atlas Mara. Thakkar est né au Royaume-uni, mais avécu en Afrique de l’est durant son adolescence, avant de créer sa propreentreprise à l’âge de 15 ans. Les Opérations et investissement du groupe Marasont répartis dans 22 pays africains. Thakkar est également membre du forummondial économique des jeunes leaders mondiaux. Il a reçu une distinction« the base leadership award » en 2014 au MTV awards de la musique africaine.Selon le magazine américain Fortune, il est l’une des plus grosses fortunesafricaines âgés de moins de 40. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Top 5 Insurance Company 2017
 
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Top 5 insurance companies. "I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best" Benjamin said. Who was a British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and prime minister in the 18th century. Insurance helps us to do exactly what the quote suggests. We all face many kinds of risks: risk of meeting an accident, falling sick, being a victim of a natural disaster or fire, and above the risk of life. All these risks not only come with pain and suffering but also hurt financially. Insurance is one way of being prepared for the worst; it offers the surety that the economic part of the pain will be taken care of. So today get ready to know about the top insurance company in the world. Don't forget to like and share our videos and also subscribe to our channel for more new contents every-day. 1. AXA. With over 102 million customers in 56 countries and an employee base of one hundred and fifty-seven thousand, AXA is one of the world's largest leading insurance groups. Being among the world's leading insurance groups, its origin goes back to 1817 where various insurance companies merged to create AXA. The company is headquartered in Paris and has its presence in Africa, North America, Central and South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Its main businesses are property and casualty, life insurance, life-saving, saving and asset management. The AXA group reported total revenues of 99 billion euros for the fiscal year in 2015. 2. Zurich Insurance Group. Switzerland headquatered global insurance company, Zurich Insurance Group was founded in 1872. Zurich group, together with its subsidiaries, operates in more than 170 countries, providing insurance products and services. The main businesses of Zurich include general insurance, global life and farmers insurance. Its employee strength is over 55,000 and was listed the sixth in the Swiss Exchange. Zurich provides insurance facilities to various individuals and businesses of all sizes: small, mid-sized and large-sized companies and even multinational corporations and its Total revenues in 2015 was recorded at 60.568 billion dollars. 3. China Life Insurance. Known as China Life Insurance Company, or LFC is one of the mainland China's largest owned insurance and financial services companies, as well as a key player in the Chinese Capital Market as an institutional investor. The company dates back to 1949, when the People's Insurance Company of China (PICC) was formed. It was renamed as China Life Insurance Company in 1999 and has seven subsidiaries. It’s businesses is spread across Life Insurance, Pension Plans, Asset Management, Property and casualty, Investment holdings and overseas operations. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange. China life insurance more recently has also made an investment in the Boston Waterfront Project. 4. Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway INC was founded in 1889, and is associated with Warren Buffet who has transformed a mediocre company into one of the largest companies in the world. It is now a leading investment manager, engaging in insurance, and other sectors such as rail transportation, finance, utilities and energy, manufacturing, services and retailing through its subsidiaries. The company wholly owns GEICO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, Flight-Safety International, and Net-Jets, and also owns 26% of the Kraft Heinz Company. Berkshire now owns a diverse range of businesses including confectionery, retail, railroad, home furnishing, encyclodepidias, manufacturers of vaccum cleaners and many more. 5. Prudential Plc. Prudential Plc (PUK) is an insurance and financial services brand with operations catering to 24 million customers across Asia, The U.S, The U.K, and most recently in Africa. The Prudential Corporation Asia, Prudential U.K., Jackson National Life Insurance Company and M&G Investments are the main businesses within the group. Jackson is a prominent insurance company in the United States, while Prudential U.K. is one of the leading providers of pension and life in United Kingdom. It has 12 Asian markets and is a top-three providers of life insurance in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. It has approximately 22,308 employees worldwide, with assets under management worth £509 billion. So these were the top 5 insurance companies in the world on which you can rely completely if something goes wrong with you or your business. If you guys like our video then don’t forget to give us a big thumbs up. Comment down below on what topic you want us to document next. Be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon so that you'll never miss any of our updates.
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Goodman UK - Leicester Commercial Park construction timelapse
 
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Leicester Commercial Park provides 430,000 sq ft of high quality warehouse and distribution space in one of the most sought-after logistics locations in the UK. See how this prime development came to life with our construction timelapse video. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Goodman is a global industrial property group listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. We own, develop, and manage modern industrial real estate including logistics facilities, warehouses and business parks in strategic locations throughout 17 countries. Our investment Partnerships give institutional investors access to our specialist investment management services and commercial and industrial property assets. We make decisions based on local knowledge, thorough research and more than 30 years of experience. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/goodman/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Goodman_Group
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Brexit and the UK economy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Dr Carmen Stoian
 
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► SEARCH for a course at the University of Kent: http://bit.ly/2CUKLkF ► Research at Kent: http://bit.ly/2jbvZgS ► SUBSCRIBE for more Think Kent lectures: http://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityofKent?sub_confirmation=1 THINK KENT – INTERNATIONAL THINKERS | GLOBAL IMPACT In this talk, Dr. Carmen Stoian, Lecturer in International Business at Kent Business School, aims to highlight several important questions regarding Brexit and its impact on the UK economy. She starts by discussing the context that surrounds Brexit and then identifies the ‘good side’ of Brexit: the fact that some of the dramatic economic decline predicted by experts has not materialised yet and the fact that the Government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’ has the potential to trigger a virtuous circle of economic development. The talk then highlights the ‘bad side’ of Brexit: the increased political and economic risks associated with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the likely negative impact on some aspects of  the UK economy. The talk then concludes with the ‘ugly side’ of Brexit: the exact costs and opportunities of Brexit will only be known after the UK  leaves the EU for good whilst it is still unsure to what extent the promises of Brexit will be fulfilled. ABOUT DR CARMEN STOIAN Dr. Carmen Stoian is a Lecturer in International Business at Kent Business School, University of Kent. She holds a Ph.D. in European Studies from the University of Kent. Her Ph.D. thesis examines  the role of EU membership in enhancing security and economic development in candidate countries, focusing on  a comparison between Poland and Romania.  She draws on this research to investigate the impact of Brexit on the UK economy. Her current research also analyses the institutional determinants of inward and outward foreign direct investment, especially in the context of countries with institutional voids, such as post-communist and emerging economies. Dr. Stoian has published in various journals such as the International Business Review, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Business Ethics: A European Review, the Journal of European Integration, the Journal of International Business and Economics, the International Journal of Economics and Business Research and the Global Business and Economics Anthology. Dr.  Stoian acts as reviewer for several conferences and journals, including the Journal of World Business, Business Ethics: A European Review and the Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Stoian has engaged with the British media on various International Business topics and has contributed in the past  to a report on the issues associated with European funding commissioned by the British Parliament. ► Find out more about Dr Carmen Stoian: http://bit.ly/2oBDfb8 Find the University of Kent on social media: ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofKent ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/unikent ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/unikentlive/ ► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-kent
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COINBASE CUSTODY OPENS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CRYPTO INVESTMENT!! XRP NOT A SECURITY IN THAILAND!!
 
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⭐️ Binance Exchange: https://www.binance.com/?ref=13876655  🚀Kucoin Exchange: https://www.kucoin.com/#/?r=JgsHwb 🍟 Start on Coinbase: https://www.coinbase.com/join/5996604... 🔒 Best Hardware Wallet: https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/969c 🙏 Support Crypto Nomad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cryptonomad 🙏 XRP donations to the channel: rPeENAW7mSkM6xyzPye1VxMaa89AorGG7c Mojaloop's TEDx Presentation: https://youtu.be/II7wV74SU4g Ripple XRP Breaking News - Coinbase just opened their doors for institutional investment to finally come in to the cryptocurrency market!!! Over the coming weeks, we’ll continue on-boarding a set of world-class clients that includes leading crypto hedge funds, exchanges and ICO teams. Coinbase Custody’s mission is to make digital currency investment accessible to every eligible financial institution and hedge fund in the world. We’ll achieve this by striving to become the most trusted and easiest-to-use crypto custody service available. Coinbase Custody is a combination of Coinbase’s battle-tested cold storage for crypto assets, an institutional-grade broker-dealer and its reporting services, and a comprehensive client coverage program. Ripple XRP is deemed NOT a security in Thailand. And the number of third-party validators keeps growing up for Ripple XRP towards being the most decentralized crypto currency in the market! Plus more - enjoy! Please subscribe to my channel for more news and tips on the crypto market. I am not a licensed financial advisor. Anything contained within this video is intended for educational purposes only. You should not buy, sell, or invest any asset based upon what I say in this video. Recognize that investing carries extreme risk, including loss of initial capital. I am in no way liable for your trading gains or losses - this is not trade advice and should not be taken as such
Views: 3583 Crypto Nomad
How to do Global Privatizations from Margaret Thatcher's Investment Banker
 
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Robert J. Barrett III, the Honorary Chairman of Cross Keys Capital Investment Bank, gave a lecture on "How to do Global Privatizations from Margaret Thatcher's Investment Banker" at The Institute of World Politics on June 21, 2018. About the Lecture: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s most significant mega billion English pound contribution to the world and the UK may have never been told in the movies and books. The Iron Lady created the Privatization Process whereby she sold over 50 government-owned leading British companies, back to the private market from the socialized government of England. She rescued the UK economy and set the standard in the world for how socialized governments can transition from an almost 100% state-owned economy to a profitable private capitalistic government and economy. Mr. Barrett helped execute that Investment Banking assignment. About the Speaker: Bob Barrett has been in the finance industry for 47 years. Forbes Magazine has named Bob one of Florida’s “Leading Businessmen” and “perhaps the most experienced Investment Banker in the state.” He is Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman of Cross Keys Capital Investment Bank of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has been the Financial Advisor of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. Bob Barrett worked for 10 years in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Previously he worked for Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Bob has been a Director of the Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida and from 1992 to 1996 Mr. Barrett was Senior Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch in Florida. Prior to that Mr. Barrett was a Member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Securities Inc. in New York City, London, Madrid, and Paris, Co-Head of the Investment Banking Department, Member of the Underwriting Commitment Committee, Head of the International Utilities Group, Head of the Information Technologies Group, Head of the Privatization Team, Head of the Eastern European Team and Head of the New York/Connecticut Group. Previously, he was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department of Morgan Stanley, and then Sr. Vice President at E.F. Hutton & Company. He is a past member of the Bar of the States of New York and Maine, and was previously a Member of the Board of Boston Capital Ventures, a Boston venture capital fund associated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Mr. Barrett has been Senior Investment Banker in numerous international transactions, including transactions for AT&T, General Motors, General Electric, Compagnie General D’Electricite, British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways, and British Water, and has acted as Senior Financial Advisor for 17 governments, including the Treasury of the United States of America, the State of Israel, the United Kingdom and France, among others. He has have been Investment Banker to 19 different global governments. Mr. Barrett also has been Chairman and Founder of the Columbia Law School Association of Palm Beach, past President and present Director of the Georgetown University Club of Palm Beach, and Founder and Past Director of the Bar Harbor, Maine Historic Preservation Trust. In addition, Mr. Barrett is a Trustee of the Barrett Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, past Director of the Senator George Mitchell Educational Institute, and is past Director of Alnabak Enterprises Inc., the investment company of the Penobscot Indian Nation, and past member of the Business Review Board of the Technology Institute of the State of Maine, and the Maine Center for Innovation in Biotechnology, and has been a Trustee of Husson University, Bangor, Maine and is a past Member of the Honor’s Program Development Committee of the University of Maine. Bob Barrett graduated from Georgetown College, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors) in 1966, Columbia Law School, Chief Justice Kent Court in 1969, and Harvard Business School, Honors in Finance and Accounting in 1971. He received certification at Merrill Lynch’s Program for Institutional Money Managers/Financial Analysts in 1992.
BNP Paribas celebrates its 150th anniversary in the UK
 
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Find out how BNP Paribas has been supporting Britain for the last 150 years
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renewable energy investment at EmeraldKnightConsultants.com
 
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Renewable Energy Investment at http://www.emeraldknightconsultants.com/ - Emerald Knight Ltd is a Gibraltar and UK-registered company that was created to give retail and institutional investors the opportunity to be involved in projects such as in renewable energy investment, bamboo forestry investment and US Carbon market. Contact us now at (+) 44 207 122 0241 for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_IuoRENlkU Video Transcript: Looking for something new to invest in? Why not invest in something that will not only benefit yourself, but many other people We, at Emerald Knight, exist not only to service the needs of clients, because at the same time we ensure that the projects in which clients are invested in are helping address global food shortages, enlarge and protect rain forests and satisfy increasing demand for alternative fuels and energy solutions, helping local communities while contributing to relieving poverty. Sounds like a great investment doesn't it? Contact us now at (+) 44 207 122 0241 for more information. Be involved. Invest with us. Help us make a great a difference for your future and the environment. All Rights Reserved 2013 Emerald Knight Ltd 1 Ropemaker Street, City Point, 15th Floor, London EC2Y 9HT, United Kingdom (+) 44 207 122 0241 http://www.youtube.com/user/EmeraldKnightLimited https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldKnightLtd https://twitter.com/EmeraldKnightUK
Views: 15 EmeraldKnightLtd
Son of PFI: Who will fund the next wave of British infrastructure investment
 
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The UK government plans to cast its net for investors in infrastructure wider than ever before in the coming years, to include UK pension funds and international private equity firms. But what will these investments look like, and what are the risks for institutional investors? Paul Davies, a PwC partner with nearly 30 years' experience in the field, half of it in banking, will paint a picture of "Son of PFI." His recent experience covers massive projects like the M25 and London underground extensions, the Ministry of Defence's main building and its Allenby Barracks, and his latest, The Green Deal Finance Company, Britain's biggest home improvement plan since the end of the Second World War.
Views: 599 The CISI
GAM Systematic - Robust Institutional Infrastructure
 
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What’s becoming increasingly apparent to me are a number of features, one is the industry has got increasingly institutional and the institutional money is applying itself to hedge fund investing for a whole variety of different reasons a variety of different asset classes makes an institutional infrastructure even more imperative that it used to be. Not only it’s every cycle goes along you have an incremental amount of capital looks for quantitative or systematic alternatives to discretionary strategies, but actually structurally you are getting a shift towards quantitative, systematic solutions to a lot of the more common and more complex problems that big institutional have. All the has to be housed in industry grade infrastructure, from risk to distribution to operations, all the non-investment stuff has to stand alone as a first class core competency alongside the smarts of building investment products. To find out more visit this page: https://www.gam.com/en/systematic Source: GAM unless otherwise stated. This article is for information only and is not an invitation to invest in any GAM product. The article is intended solely for your professional use (background information) and may not be forwarded to any other person. Important legal information The information in this document is given for information purposes only and does not qualify as investment advice. Opinions and assessments contained in this document may change and reflect the point of view of GAM in the current economic environment. No liability shall be accepted for the accuracy and completeness of the information. Past performance is no indicator for the current or future development. In the United Kingdom, this material has been issued and approved by GAM London Ltd, 20 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QY, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Views: 110 GAM
How to buy a house in London safely & simply? | Crestwood & UK Property Update | Wealth Migrate
 
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Wealth Migrate, Your Trusted Global Real Estate Marketplace, is leading The Wealth Movement in globally creating wealth for all through real estate and technology! http://www.wealthmigrate.com Scott Picken is the Founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate & Founder of International Property Solutions (IPS), both vehicles to help people invest safely in international real estate through FinTech technology. http://www.scottpicken.com Wealth Migrate is a KPMG Global Top 50 Fintech company, top-10, global real estate investment platform, bringing the tools and transparency to enable emerging market investors access to high yield, institutional quality, developed market real estate at scale. Our FinTech enabled platform makes direct investment accessible, safe and affordable for global retail investors seeking US dollar, Aus dollar or Pound based income. By leveraging big data technology, robo-advisory based on goals, block chain record-keeping, global boots on the ground origination and the social power of collective buying—we bring trust, transparency and access to an opaque and complex process. With MEMBERS from 116 countries and INVESTORS from 47 countries, we truly are the leading global real estate marketplace. Wealth Migrate will do this through the power of the crowd, technology and Collaborative Social InvestingTM, by helping investors have access to invest and partner with the safest and best institutional grade opportunities locally or internationally, while letting real estate providers have access to the depth and quality of global investors, thus creating global wealth for all! It provides a global, self-service, Fintech real estate solution, which takes advantage of local real estate markets, through best-of-breed partners, efficiency, a global IT platform and collective buying power. Basically it is tomorrow’s simple answer to making sophisticated investments in local and global real estate, residential and commercial, with like-minded real estate investors and to create global wealth, today. Wealth Migrate’s foundations are built firmly on three core values, trust, transparency and most importantly making sure that everyone’s interests are aligned. It is a blend of nature’s laws and technology which revolves around partnerships, as nature teaches us - when birds fly in a flock, versus flying on their own, a bird in a flock can fly 70% further than a bird on their own. What differentiates Wealth Migrate is its team’s experience, track record and results in International Real Estate. Along with 19 published books (including New York Times bestsellers by our President, Dr Dolf de Roos), clients have trusted us to invest $1.34Billion in international real estate, on 5 continents over 3 decades. We focus to remain locally legal, yet act globally. By leading The Wealth Movement, our purpose is to empower an extra billion people on this planet by 2020 through access to real estate and the wealth effect. http://www.wealthmigrate.com 49% of the world’s wealth is held in real estate, for as long as man has accumulated wealth, land and real estate have been the number one vehicle of growing and preserving wealth. However out of 7 billion people, only 12,9% of people have access to real estate. It greatest barrier to entry is experience, geography and the funding gap. Scott Picken says, “Our mission in driving the Wealth Movement, is to at least double this to 25% globally by 2020 and give access to everyone who is like-minded and understands the power of the crowd working together, just like in nature. As when birds fly in a flock, versus flying on their own, a bird in a flock can fly 70% future than a bird on their own.” http://www.wealthmovement.com #realestate #wealthmigrate #crowdfunding #realestatecrowdfunding #IPS #wealthmovement #empoweryourself #fintech #wealthe #realestate3.0 #wealthpartners #seedrs
Views: 172 Wealth Migrate
UK - What diversity of international investors are targeting the industrial market?
 
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David Emburey, Director, National Investment discuss the diversity of international investors
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HOW TO TRADE & INVEST CRYPTOCURRENCY PROFESSIONALLY : WHAT ARE THE BASICS?
 
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BItcoin - Etheruem - Litecoin - Ripple - Monero - Cardano - NEO - TRON - Stellar - Dogecoin - BitcoinCash - Ether - NANO Ledger The London Guild of Trading is the UK’S leading Cryptocurrency, Forex & Stock-Market trading academy. Market leaders in delivering the highest possible standard of classroom based trading education, proudly providing the UK’s most demanded training course. Trading academy tutors are professionals, comprised of Tier 1 traders and quants, collectively boasting an impressive range of experience and expertise which includes financial trading in London and institutional trading at both national and international level. Website: http://www.londonguildoftrading.com Courses:http://www.londonguildoftrading.com/crypto-currency-trading-course Phone: +44 2030519650 Email: [email protected]
Trust TV: Global Income Investing Episode 1
 
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Watch Fund Managers Ben Lofthouse and Mike Kerley answer investors’ questions during the first episode of Trust TV. Questions ranged from Trump’s foreign policy to India’s infrastructure and China’s changing business landscape, with a focus on global income opportunities. Glossary Bear market: A financial market in which the prices of securities are falling. A generally accepted definition is a fall of 20% or more in an index over at least a two-month period. The opposite of a bull market. Credit spreads: The difference in the yield of corporate bonds over equivalent government bonds. Commodity: A raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold FX: (Foreign exchange) Is the market in which currencies are traded. Gearing: A measure of a company’s leverage that shows how far its operations are funded by lenders versus shareholders. It is a measure of the debt level of a company. Within investment trusts it refers to how much money the trust borrows for investment purposes. Income investing: Investing in funds or securities that promise regular cash returns (dividends). Quantitative easing: The introduction of new money into the money supply by a central bank. R&D: Research and development Discount: When the market price of a security is thought to be less than its underlying value, it is said to be ‘trading at a discount’. Within investment trusts, this is the amount by which the price per share of an investment trust is lower than the value of its underlying net asset value. The opposite of trading at a premium. For promotional purposes. Nothing in this recording is intended to or should be construed as advice. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future results For UK investors only. Important disclosure: HGi.co/rfd Before investing in an investment trust referred to in this document, you should satisfy yourself as to its suitability and the risks involved, you may wish to consult a financial adviser. This document is not a recommendation to sell or purchase any investment. It does not form part of any contract for the sale or purchase of any investment. Issued in the UK by Janus Henderson Investors. Janus Henderson Investors is the name under which Janus Capital International Limited (reg no. 3594615), Henderson Global Investors Limited (reg. no. 906355), Henderson Investment Funds Limited (reg. no. 2678531), AlphaGen Capital Limited (reg. no. 962757), Henderson Equity Partners Limited (reg. no.2606646), (each incorporated and registered in England and Wales with registered office at 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide investment products and services. © 2018, Janus Henderson Investors. The name Janus Henderson Investors includes HGI Group Limited, Henderson Global Investors (Brand Management) Sarl and Janus International Holding LLC.
Outsourcing I Investment Perspectives I Russell Investments
 
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This month Russell Investments’ CEO, Americas Institutional Greg Gilbert discusses the key opportunities OCIO services may bring to institutional investors. Nothing contained in this material is intended to constitute legal, tax, securities, or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. The general information contained in this publication should not be acted upon without obtaining specific legal, tax, and investment advice from a licensed professional. This is not an offer, solicitation or recommendation to purchase any security or the services of any organization. There is no guarantee the stated outcomes in the presentation will be met. The video may contain forecasting or other forward-looking information; this information is inherently uncertain and may be incorrect. Russell Investments is the owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to its indexes. Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA Corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Copyright © Russell Investments 2016. All rights reserved. This material is proprietary and may not be reproduced, transferred, or distributed in any form without prior written permission from Russell Investments. It is delivered on an "as is" basis without warranty. First Use: June 2016 CORP: 10778
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Targets, technologies, infrastructure and investments - preparing the UK for the energy transition
 
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The UK was one of the first countries to take the climate change challenge seriously and give the transition an institutional framework. This has allowed it to take an integrated approach to the journey to 2050. It starts with preparing for the mass scale deployment of key technologies by the mid 2020's. For more information please click the link - http://www.eti.co.uk/development-insight/
Views: 818 The ETI
UK Trade and Investment Attraction Mission
 
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Alex Fallon, President and CEO of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Authority (SREDA), boards February 28 on a Trade and Investment Mission to the United Kingdom to strengthen economic ties with Canada’s third largest export destination.
Mobilizing Private Sector Finance for Infrastructure in Africa
 
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Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) completed a yearlong wide-ranging research programme that was funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The aim of the programme was to understand the main constraints on the flow of private capital to infrastructure projects in DFID’s focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), excluding South Africa. The research has included: A comprehensive literature review of available studies on the barriers to increasing private finance in infrastructure investment in SSA and South Asia. Detailed country case studies for Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. These are based on country visits to conduct face-to-face consultations with stakeholders, telephone consultations, and desk research on the constraints on the private provision of infrastructure finance in each country. In addition to these comparator case studies were completed on the Indian and South Africa infrastructure markets. Research to consider if there are any barriers specific to regional infrastructure projects. A report on the barriers to finance from OECD countries. A policy options paper which explores options to address the problems identified. The main finding of the research is that a shortage of bankable projects is the major constraint on mobilizing private capital and is more significant than the lack of availability of finance on suitable terms in DFID’s focus countries in SSA. The research found that many of the projects that are developed are typically not creditworthy, primarily due to the risk associated with their own revenue streams. To deal with this issue, projects need to be offered to the market with appropriate structures and support packages that mitigate these risks. In terms of sources of finance, CEPA found that there is a lack of availability of long-term, local-currency bank and institutional finance. The commercial-bank local-currency finance that exists has generally been for the telecommunications sector and has been provided for more limited tenors of five to seven years. Opportunities for institutional finance have been limited by the prevalence of the project financing approach, which typically precludes opportunities for investments in operational assets by institutional investors. Apart from the case of highly specialized investors, institutional investors such as pension funds require operational and liquid assets, not greenfield, illiquid ones. There is a strong policy rationale for supporting local-currency financing solutions in order to reduce exchange-rate risks.
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THE TRUE  STORY OF JIM OVIA'S   AFRICA RISE  & SHINE
 
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PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL .September 24th, 2018 people from all walks of life gathered together at the prestigious Harvard University Club of New York in the heart of Manhattan, New York, New York to witness the the book launch and signing of “Africa Rise and Shine” a book by Jim Ovia, the founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, and also the Chairman of Nigeria Software Development Initiative NSDI. The well controlled event featured A- list celebrities, Bankers, Business moguls, Ambassadors, United Nation Officials, Executive Governors from Nigeria, Stock exchange President, Professors, Inventors, Top Nigerian Government Officials, Innovative doctors, Media moguls, family and friends, Philanthropists, Top Politicians and Dignitaries around the world. The author, Jim Ovia who is known as the God-father of Banking by Forbes of Africa attributed his success to God, to his beautiful wife and his entire family and those who stood by him through thick and thin. Jim Ovia, who started his bank with four million shareholder’s funds during the time of tension between military and civilian regimes, a period of incredible economic, instability and decaying infrastructure in Nigeria has positioned Zenith as one of Africa’s largest banks, an internationally recognized institution with more than $6 billion in assets. Today, Zenith bank is ranked 325 in the world. (According to The banker, top one thousand world banks 2016) Zenith bank has over three hundred branches in Nigeria and strategic International presence in the United Kingdom, Dubai, China, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia. Africans leaving in United States are eager to take advantage of financial services provided by Zenith bank and they anticipate the establishment of a branch in the United States. New Africa Broadcasting Network- NABN your community TV Station was at the book launch to cover the event. Jim Ovia is a man of the people He has mentored so many people. A nice man to work with.. Hear what the wife said about him His children too David Applefield, Special Projects Representative Financial Times wrote and I quote “When the dust settles and the definitive history of contemporary Africa is written, Jim Ovia will be prominently cited as one of the founding fathers of Africa’s modern banking system. Africa Rise & Shine enshirenes how Ovia pioneered the creation of one of the continent’s most successful banks, and demonstrates how believing in yourself, aiming for excellence, building a team, and listening to your gut- all with an unwavering ethical stance-frame the model for the next generation of great entrepreneurs everywhere. Jim Ovia’s story redefines the power of today’s self-made man”. End of quote. Sir Richard Branson the owner of Virgin Atlantic Airline also wrote and I quote , “ Jim Ovia’s entrepreneurial flair demystifies Africa, showing his meteoric rise from humble beginnings to building a formidable bank. A wonderful African success story”. End of quote. ABOUT THE BOOK The road to success is rarely linear and never easy. But with courage, hard work, perseverance,and dedication to duty, Jim Ovia, founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank proves we can achieve the unthinkable. His story is a living testament to his message that success results when we act with courage and dare to try. Africa Rise and Shine is part memoir, part-inspiration, business guide, reminding entrepreneurs and investors around the world of this valuable lesson: You must never allow the perceptions of others impact your own vision of what is possible for the future. NABN TV founder and President Mr. Moses Adedeji had the opportunity to receive a signed copy of the book from the author, Jim Ovia. The book is available on Amazon.com please get your copy today, you will be glad you did. Mr. Jim Ovia, on behalf of our Founder and Executive Producers Moses Adedeji and Joy Adedeji and the Board Of Directors, Advisory and Editorial Boards of NABN TV we wish you well in your new undertaking. Keep writing, people are eager to read more from you good job. My name is Brian Komei Thank you for watching.
Views: 869 NABNTV
UK To Sell Lloyds Bank Shares Worth $6.9 Billion
 
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UK Financial Investments said on Tuesday that Britain will sell a further 7.5 percent stake in Lloyds Banking Group worth about $6.9 billion via a placing to institutional investors. UKFI, which manages the government's stakes in Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland said the sale would trim the government's stake in Lloyds to 25 percent. The first sale was priced at 75 pence per share, a 3 percent discount to the closing price of 77.36 pence on the date that it was launched, and ahead of the 73.6 pence price at which the government bought the shares. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/yW6Re25jyvg/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
Views: 179 Wochit Business
Investing in Zimbabwe
 
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Mr Donald Charumbira, a counsellor with the Zimbabwean Embassy in the United Kingdom, gives an overview of the state of the Zimbabwean economy and identifies areas that present opportunities for individuals and companies interested in investing in Zimbabwe. Mr Charumbira was speaking in Manchester on 14 January 2012 at an event organised by the Zimbabwe Diaspora Focus Group (ZDFG). More information on investment opportunities available in Zimbabwe is available at http://www.zia.co.zw/
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Exporta's UK Trade & Export Finance Conference - 2013
 
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Highlights from the first UK Trade & Export Finance Conference, held in the West Midlands at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on June 11, 2013. The event enjoyed sponsorship from Barclays, RBS, Santander, ABC International Bank, AIG, London Forfaiting, Bibby Financial Services and Rockall Tech. Further Institutional support came from the likes of BExA (British Exporters Association), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Institute of Export (IOE), UKTI, UK Export Finance, Trade & Export Finance Ltd, the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), the Berne Union and the Middle East Association.
Views: 494 Global Trade Review
What does the Bank of England's rate rise mean for investors?
 
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Brad Holland, senior investment manager at Nutmeg, talks about what the Bank of England's recent rate rise (the first one in over a decade) means for investors and how Nutmeg's portfolios are positioned. Risk warning: As with all investing, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio with Nutmeg can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. Past or future performance indicators are not a reliable indicator of future performance.
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Abel Danger 9-11-2014 British Invisibles-City of London-Carbon Disclosure Project
 
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British Invisibles itself originated in the Committee on Invisible Exports, set up in April 1968 by the Bank of England and then became the British Invisible Exports Council. It was largely the idea of Cyril Kleinwort who realised that the government was paying much attention to the UK's balance of trade in goods, but little to the UK's invisible earnings from services. In 1984 Patrick Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick had become Chairman of the organisation by which time invisible earnings were accounting for a third of the UK's earnings. He stayed until 1991. On 19 October 1990 the organisation (registered as a company) became British Invisibles. In January 1998 it merged with CEENET, a company set up by the Corporation of London to promote financial services to Eastern Europe, and re-branded itself as BI. It acquired a new Chief Executive, Jeremy Seddon, and a new Deputy Chief Executive, Henrietta Royle. The company was a membership organisation and focused on running promotional events abroad for its members (primarily in the emerging markets), undertaking research on the performance of the financial services industry and providing the secretariat for financial services lobbying in the WTO. BI became known as IFSL on 1 February 2001. Invisibles historically have consisted of services (financial and legal), investment income and transfers. The organisation has in the past published The City Table, giving the order of financial services companies. With effect from 1 June 2010 IFSL, the independent organisation representing the UK financial services industry internationally, has merged its activities, staff and business membership into TheCityUK, the new promotional body for the UK-based industry. TheCityUK is continuing IFSL's work of promoting the industry around the world, influencing trade policy and regulation, and publishing definitive research on the sector. CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT Climate change, water scarcity, flooding, pollution and deforestation present material risks and opportunities to investors. In order to protect their long term investments, institutional investors must act to reduce the long-term risks arising from environmental externalities. CDP investor initiatives – backed in 2014 by more than 767 institutional investors representing an excess of US$92 trillion in assets – give investors access to a global source of year-on-year information that supports long-term objective analysis. This includes evidence and insight into companies’ greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and strategies for managing climate change, water and deforestation risks.
Views: 2521 Abel Danger
Housing White Paper | BPF's Melanie Leech speaks to BBC 2 about the housing crisis
 
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Melanie Leech, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation (BPF), talks to BBC 2 on the day of the Housing White Paper launch about the importance of driving institutional investment in the build to rent sector, and the role of modular construction, in solving the housing crisis. BBC 2 England | 7 February 2017 | 11:50
The MIPIM News Show introduces Day 1 - MIPIM 2014 !
 
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The world's leading investors met behind closed doors at RE-invest to discuss optimisation of their portfolios, while two of the world's major institutional investors, Amundi and Allianz, discussed long-term investment strategies. Among city mayors present at MIPIM, London's Boris Johnson was out and about promoting the British capital. The MIPIM News Show - Day 1 MIPIM 2014
Views: 1300 MIPIM World
Alex Tapscott: "Blockchain Revolution" | Talks at Google
 
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Talks at Google in London were delighted to welcome Alex Tapscott to talk about his book Blockchain Revolution, looking at how the technology behind Bitcoin can reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Alex can be found on Twitter at: @alextapscott Book on Google Play - with free first chapter! https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Don_Tapscott_Blockchain_Revolution?id=bwz_CwAAQBAJ About the Book: The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it's not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain. The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation powered by blockchain technology is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it's the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims and even votes. Why should you care? Maybe you're a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. This technology is public, encrypted, and readily available for anyone to use. It's already seeing widespread adoption in a number of areas. For example, forty-two (and counting) of the world's biggest financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Credit Suisse, have formed a consortium to investigate the blockchain for speedier and more secure transactions. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, the blockchain will create winners and losers. And while opportunities abound, the risks of disruption and dislocation must not be ignored. About the Author: Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building industry-leading blockchain businesses. Formerly, Alex was a senior executive at Canaccord Genuity, Canada’s largest independent investment bank. At age 25, he became the firm’s youngest-ever Vice President and in 2014, he founded the firm’s blockchain practice. Over his career, Alex has worked tirelessly for his clients, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital from a global institutional investor base, and provided sound advice and counsel.
Views: 183791 Talks at Google
EBRD Annual Meeting: Importance of Institutional Investors
 
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Danny Truell, CIO of The Wellcome Trust, and the EBRD's Manfred Schepers, Vice President and CFO, talk about what conditions are necessary to attract institutional investors to the EBRD region -- and what the Bank can do to support them.
The Why and How of Machine Learning in Trading
 
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Dr. Ernest P. Chan explains the pros and cons of machine learning as a technique for creating trading strategies, and why its time has finally arrived. Also, a few tips on how to get started learning this technique. Dr. Chan is an expert in the application of statistical models and software for trading currencies, futures, and stocks. He also offers training via workshops or individualized consulting. Dr. Chan has built and traded numerous quantitative models for investment banks and hedge funds in the past. He has served individual and institutional clients in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States since 2006.
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Blockchain based debit card
 
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You can cash out the cryptocurrency by using a bank card. British company London Block Exchange (LBX) has presented a debit "Dragoncard". It allows users to pay for the purchase of goods in stores throughout the country, withdraw cash from the ATM, and it is planned that in the future the card will be possible to exchange cryptocurrencies in British pound. The card will support the use of bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, litecoin and monero. CEO of the LBX, Benjamin Dives said: "We’re offering a grown up and robust experience for those who wish to safely and easily understand and invest in digital currencies. We’re confident we’ll transform this market in the UK and will become the leading cryptocurrency and blockchain consultancy for institutional investors and consumers alike". Our partner: https://hostcoin.io/ Our service list: http://bit.ly/2rC4eRj We are on twitter: https://twitter.com/KolesCoinNews We are on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KolesCoinNews/ We are on Steemit: https://steemit.com/@kcnnews We are on Medium: https://medium.com/koles-coin-news We are on Bitcoingarden: https://bitcoingarden.org/forum/index.php?topic=10012.msg203727#msg203727 We are on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12025958 We are on Blogger: http://kolescoinnews.blogspot.com/ We are on google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102188026596616035629/collection/0DA-cB We are on Trello: https://trello.com/b/CrDsyjcB/cikcn-partnership _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ #kcn #kolescoinnews #cryptocurrency #bitcoin #blockchain #mining #token #ICO #future #technologies #coinmarketcap Info: http://www.businessinsider.com/
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China's Economy in Crisis | Inside the Chinese Financial System with Anne Stevenson-Yang
 
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Subscribe to Hidden Forces Here: https://www.hiddenforces.io/ In Episode 16 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Anne Stevenson-Yang. Anne is the co-founder of J Capital Research, which conducts ground-up, primary research for institutional money managers on stocks, the Chinese economy, and the Chinese financial system. Over 25 years in China, Mrs. Stevenson-Yang has also worked as an industry analyst and trade advocate, heading the US Information Technology Office and the China operations of the US-China Business Council. Anne Stevenson-Yang is the author of the recent book China Alone: China’s Emergence and Potential Return to Isolation, in which she sets out her views on the Chinese economy and political system, arguing that China historically repeats a cycle of expansion and retreat. In this episode, we take a trip to the other side of the world. We travel to the land of China. Our conversation concerns itself with the contemporary changes in Chinese society that came after the death of Chairman Mao. What was life like in China before Nixon and Kissinger made their famous visit in 1971? Why did modernization and reform in China begin after 1978? Who was responsible for the opening in China? What was the role of Deng Xiaoping, and why is he remembered as “the architect” of a new brand of thinking that combined socialist ideology with pragmatic aspects of market economics – a system the Chinese call “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.” What changes did the Chinese experience between 1979 and 1989, during the implementation of the economic reforms of Deng Xiaoping? How did these reforms culminate into the protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989? What was the Chinese government’s reaction to the uprisings? The Chinese response differed significantly from the Soviet reaction to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the same year. The Chinese government decided to follow a different path after the massacres in Tiananmen Square, by turbocharging economic development. Explicit targets were set for GDP growth. There was selective liberalization of the Chinese economy, particularly in Chinese real estate. China placed a huge emphasis on building its manufacturing industries and on acquiring hard currency through exports. The Chinese financial system remained highly centralized and China’s currency, the renminbi, carefully controlled. All this was used towards re-investment with an almost single-minded commitment to hitting the government’s GDP targets. Some have called the rise of China in the late 20th century a miracle. It is more appropriate to call it “the Chinese miracle.” The size of the Chinese economy has increased more than 25-fold in the last 25 years. Thirty years ago, the Chinese economy measured in at less than 5% of US GDP in exchange terms (perhaps as low as 2%). By 1992, the Chinese economy was only 6% of US GDP. By 2000 China weighed in at roughly 12-15% of US GDP. Today, China boasts a Gross Domestic Product that is roughly 60% that of United States. Loan Growth in the Chinese financial system has averaged 16% in the last 20 years. Loan growth in China reached an all-time high of 35% of GDP in June of 2009, amidst the greatest economic contraction since the Great Depression. Total debt in China recently surpassed 300% of GDP. This makes the finances of Western nations like the United States, France, and the United Kingdom seem frugal by comparison. In the first 7 years since the financial crisis, bank liabilities in the Chinese financial system grew by nearly $15 trillion dollars. This is the near equivalent of the consolidated size of all US commercial banks. China has used more cement in 3 years of massive overbuilding than the U.S. employed in all of the 20th Century. Hundreds of thousands of meters of unsold residential real estate sit empty around the country. There is a massive amount of industrial overcapacity in China. Chinese ghost cities have become almost as cliche as the fake Paris’, Venice, and Dubai’s created within mainland China. The Chinese economy is in terrible need of a recession. But the Chinese government cannot afford the recession that it desperately needs. Nevertheless, it cannot avoid the crisis that has been building in the Chinese financial system. How will the citizens of China, its trading partners, emerging markets and developed economies react when the reckoning finally arrives. How much longer can the Chinese government continue to postpone the inevitable? Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenforcespod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiddenforcespod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiddenforcespod/
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UK's Most Resilient Asset Class | CSIprop.com
 
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The most resilient property asset class in the UK today is Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA). The sector, which grew from £500m in 2010 to £6bn in 2015, has seen investments from both individual and institutional investors from all over the world. Demand for the sector is high as there is an undersupply of purpose built accommodation in the UK due to an increase in the number of discerning students looking for more integrative and dedicated living environment. Last year, Singapore companies emerged as the top cross-border investors in student-housing assets with some US$3.3bn having found their way into such properties. Please subscribe to the CSI Properties channel for more exciting updates. Our Website: http://www.csiprop.com Please like our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csiprop Do follow us on https://twitter.com/csiprop

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