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Here you will find a wide variety of learning tools pulled together into topic-specific online areas. Viewers can build a CPD record by registering their details on the site, new skills and knowledge videos will be uploaded on a regular basis.

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Northern Trust - Strategic Asset Allocation for Endowments and Foundations

In developing asset allocation and investment implementation strategies, endowments and foundations should consider more than just target returns. Today, you must think in terms of the key parameters of safety, growth and efficiency of portfolio allocations as you pursue your organization's core mission.

Join our investment experts who will discuss our 2016 outlook for the capital markets and ways to reframe the asset allocation process by asking questions such as:
•What do I need in safe assets?
•What is my limit on illiquid commitments?
•What mix of, and approach to public market assets?
•How important is managing volatility?

Our investment experts will also model starting portfolio positioning in light of the strategic and opportunistic themes included in our market outlook.

Company: Northern Trust

Northern Trust - Strategic Asset Allocation for Endowments and Foundations

Date added: 07-01-2016
Duration: 42
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 1 - "When the facts change..."

Opening our 2015 roadshow, we look at what happens when received wisdom turns out not to be true. We consider both changes in investing “facts” as well as external influences such as regulatory change, and ask the question – how do we deal with uncertain certainties?

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 1 - "When the facts change..."

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 12
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 2 - "All that is gold does not glitter"

No matter how skilful the manager, the difference in its performance in different market conditions can be remarkable. Your apparently worst active manager may actually be rather good – and vice versa. A closer look at investment style can lead to better decision-making and improve your governance process.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 2 - "All that is gold does not glitter"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 17
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 3 - "De-risking can increase your risk"

The focus of pension schemes seems to be to reduce risk, almost at the expense of everything else. But could de-risking actually damage a pension scheme's chances of paying its members' benefits in full? A better understanding of the interaction between the scheme's investment and non-investment risks can help trustees obtain the return they need and manage their risk.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 3 - "De-risking can increase your risk"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 10
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 4 - "Hedging's other purpose"

Liability hedging is used to neutralise the impact on funding levels of changing interest rates and inflation. And an important factor is the direction of rates. But that’s not the end of the story. Liability hedging can actually make a pension scheme money.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 4 - "Hedging's other purpose"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 22
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 5 - "Apocalypse then and now..."

We conclude the session with a focus on perhaps the most certain uncertainty – changes in politico-regulatory policy. DC arrangements have been turned upside down by last year's Budget announcement. But could that change have been anticipated? And is a regulatory change now coming to the DB pension world?

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 5 - "Apocalypse then and now..."

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 14
Categories: Investment Strategy

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European Investment Bank - Economic Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: Friends or Foes?

This video provides a recap of an event hosted by the European Political Strategy Centreentitled "Economic Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: Friends or Foes" on 24 February 2016. The event took place as the Commission is preparing to present its proposal later this year for a mid-term review of the EIB's external lending mandate. Speaking to an audience of businessmen and EU diplomats that included European Comission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, EIB President Werner Hoyer took the opportunity to call for an end to the "artificial division" that limits EIB activity outside the EU to 10 percent of its total business volume. “By moving from grants and subsidies to loans and guarantees, we are indirectly increasing the value and amount of public involvement into the economy, and making a fundamental paradigm shift in the use of EU public funds - away from grants and subsidies in favour of loans and guarantees. […] We need a Juncker Plan for outside the EU because all our challenges cannot be met with just public money."

Company: European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank - Economic Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: Friends or Foes?

Date added: 24-02-2016
Duration: 4
Categories: Investment Strategy

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The European Investment Bank is fundamental in an era of financialisation: Interview with Mariana Mazzucato

It’s time to stop bashing the public sector and start enabling public institutions to achieve their full potential in global innovation. This is the overriding message of world-class economist Mariana Mazzucato in an interview with the EIB. The University of Sussex professor visited the EIB on 8 March 2016 to discuss "The Entrepreneurial State and the Role of Public Banks".

Professor Mazzucato shared her thoughts on the role that public institutions can play in fostering innovation with long-term finance. To ensure the survival of the EU, she urged the need for an innovation-led investment strategy, with the EIB assuming a central role. In addition, Mazzucato underlined the EU bank’s role as the global leader in market-relevant climate finance. Green growth offers immense potential for innovation, and public banks have a leading role to play in forging development in this area.

Company: European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank is fundamental in an era of financialisation: Interview with Mariana Mazzucato

Date added: 08-03-2016
Duration: 5
Categories: Investment Strategy

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Schroders - What is Asset Management?

Find out about Asset Management and how Schroders creates value for its clients.

Company: Schroders
Video Type: CPD

Schroders - What is Asset Management?

Date added: 20-03-2017
Duration: 2
Categories: Investment Strategy

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DGC Asset Management - SIS Secure Income Strategy

The Secure Income Strategy (SiS) is a unique asset-backed investment offering significant risk mitigation for Investors seeking a fixed monthly income and inherent equity gains. Developed by fully licenced and regulated Mortgage Bankers in the United States as a low risk alternative to direct rental property investments; the Secure Income Strategy portfolio now consists of over 230 individual rental properties, delivering over $50,000 per month to SiS Investors, and retains a 100% capital preservation record.

Company: DGC AM

DGC Asset Management - SIS Secure Income Strategy

Date added: 19-02-2016
Duration: 2
Categories: Investment Strategy

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