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Alternative data will likely transform active investment management over the next five years for hedge funds, long-only mutual funds, and even private equity managers. What strategic risks could firms face if they do not update their investment processes to include the use of alternative data? Participants will learn why care must be taken as alternative data is incorporated into critical business processes.
The mainstreaming of blockchain has been slower than expected, but more financial organizations are looking at it to help improve process scalability, security, and efficiencies. Given the prevailing consensus around the benefits of blockchain, are more use cases likely to go live at scale? Participants will learn about designing a blockchain commercialization strategy and how it can help create enterprise value.
Brand and reputation can be impacted by various internal and external threats. How can investment management firms actively manage reputational risks that can lead to lost revenue, destruction of shareholder and brand value, and increased operating, capital, or regulatory costs? Participants will learn how a proactive approach to brand and reputation risk management can impact overall enterprise value.
The adoption of robotic, cognitive, and AI tools within financial institutions is increasing exponentially, with a view to driving efficiencies and improving customer value. Why, then, is automation failing to yield all the anticipated benefits in a significant number of banks? Participants will learn how, beyond today’s efforts, the adoption and strategic implementation of automation tools can drive efficiencies and improve overall customer experience.
With recent US tax reform, companies across industries are investigating the opportunities and challenges under the new law. How will the new law change the tax landscape for the real estate industry and what will the investment entities that fuel its growth likely to experience? Participants will learn how US tax reform is likely to affect REITs and their counterparts.
Investments in cybersecurity are at an all-time high, yet cyberattacks are still on the rise, both in number and sophistication. How can adopting a resilient approach prepare financial institutions to recover from cyber incidents while minimizing their impact? Participants will learn ways to shift their cyber resilience approach from reactive, static recovery measures to proactive, adaptive ones.