Category Archives: Live Event

Webinar : Generating Alpha: Predicting Volatility and Corrections, June 11, 930pm IST

Generating Alpha: Predicting Volatility and Corrections, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 09:30:00 PM IST – 10:45:00 PM IST
Michael A. Gayed, CFA, and Charlie Bilello, CMT, of Pension Partners, LLC co-authored two award-winning papers in 2014 that challenge the efficient market hypothesis by revealing market anomalies that have persisted over time. In separate papers, they focus on the utilities sector and Treasury bonds, providing a systematic way to outperform the market on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis. Importantly, they also show how the unique behavior of utilities and Treasuries can be used to anticipate periods of higher volatility and market corrections. Their work has important implications for both asset allocators and active managers.
You can download both papers from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN): “An Intermarket Approach to Beta Rotation” ( and “An Intermarket Approach to Tactical Risk Rotation” (
Michael A. Gayed, CFA, and Charlie Bilello, CMT
Michael A. Gayed, CFA, is Chief Investment Strategist and Charlie Bilello, CMT, is Director of Research at Pension Partners, LLC.

GARP Webinar : Counterparties, Collateral and Compression: Pursuing Optimization Across the Trade Lifecycle, June 10th, 830pm IST

Counterparties, Collateral and Compression: Pursuing Optimization Across the Trade Lifecycle

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 11:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm BST | 11:00 pm HKT
Duration: 60 minutes

Getting the trade lifecycle right – from pre-trade risk to best execution to post-trade settlement and analytics – is a never-ending battle in the face of changing market conditions, profit pressures and customer demands. Even the introduction of technology innovations or solutions in one part of the cycle can require major adjustments elsewhere. What’s more, these operations are being complicated as never before by the wave of post-crisis regulations that have imposed new compliance and reporting requirements and altered the market structure for over-the-counter instruments.

Thus the constant pursuit of end-to-end efficiencies – optimization of everything – becomes all the more urgent. Join us on June 10th for a discussion of the impact of Basel III, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other rules; necessary responses in such areas as capital allocations, counterparty credit evaluations, portfolio compression and collateral management; and practical, incremental steps to help traders and risk managers navigate the uncertainties and keep optimization efforts on track.

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Eric Kavanagh, The Bloor Group

Dan Greer, IBM Risk Analytics, Collateral

David Wechter, IBM Risk Analytics, Collateral

James Zante, IBM Risk Analytics, Integrated Market and Credit Risk

S&P Media, Entertainment, and Cable Industry Teleconference, March 5, 730am ET

Risks to watch on the road to Digital Everywhere — Weighing the credit ratings impact of Digital Everywhere on media, entertainment, and cable companies


March 5, 2014


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.



Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will host a breakfast briefing on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, just before the start of the 2014 Media Summit in New York City:

Please join us for a discussion on the risks to watch for on the road to Digital Everywhere and the impact on media, entertainment, and cable companies. We’ll share our views on topics such as:

  • Aereo and the impact on media and cable companies
  • Cable television digital initiatives
  • Internet radio
  • Mobile advertising

Registration is complimentary, but required.

 Click here to register for the Live Teleconference. 

Sector coverage present at the briefing includes:

Online Companies
Cable Systems
Cable Networks
Broadcast Networks
Film & TV Production Studios
TV Station Groups
Radio Station Groups
Magazine & Newspaper Publishing 
Music Companies
Ad Agencies

Ratings analysts from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services who are participating in the breakfast briefing include:

Heather Goodchild, Managing Director
Michael Altberg, Senior Director
Andy Liu, Director
Naveen Sarma, Senior Director
Jeanne Shoesmith, Director

We hope you will join us on March 5.


The Media, Entertainment & Cable Ratings Team
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services 

World Bank Webinar : Metropolitan Public Finance: An Overview, March 4, 10am EST

Large metropolitan cities differ from other cities. Metropolitan public finance is also different because such cities spend more and differently than other cities and usually raise more of the revenue that they spend. Cities, like the governance structures within which they operate, differ substantially from country to country so there is no single best way to finance their public sectors. However, as this session will discuss, there are a few general principles to which many countries could usefully pay more attention such as thinking through carefully how best to balance central and local financial and fiscal responsibilities and accountability, establishing more appropriate metropolitan governance structures, and providing growing metropolitan areas with better ways to raise the funds they need to provide infrastructure and services.

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Speaker bio:
Richard M. Bird is Professor Emeritus of Economics, Rotman School of Management, and Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor, Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and Adjunct Professor of the Australian School of Taxation and Business Law of the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has served with the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, and has been a visiting professor in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, and India as well as a frequent consultant to the World Bank and other national and international organizations.

S&P Live Webinar : Asia-Pacific 2014 Banking Outlook, Feb 20, 2014, 930AM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services | You Are Invited

Asia-Pacific 2014 Banking Outlook

Live Webinar and Q&A

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Date & Time:

February 20, 2014

Hong Kong/China
12.00 p.m.

11.00 a.m.

Japan/South Korea
1.00 p.m.

9.30 a.m.

3.00 p.m.

Please join us for a live webinar and Q&A where we will present our 2014 outlook for banks in Asia-Pacific. Registration is complimentary but required, please register here

Speakers from Standard & Poor’s Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions Ratings group will discuss issues affecting the performance and credit-worthiness of the region’s key banking systems. A brief presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.

•Ritesh Maheshwari, 
Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager

•Geeta Chugh,
 Senior Director (South and Southeast Asia) 
•Gavin Gunning, Senior Director (Australia & New Zealand)
•Naoko Nemoto, Managing Director (Japan)
•Ryan Tsang, Managing Director (Greater China)

Related commentaries will be emailed to registered participants.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and institutional customers. A replay will be sent to all registrants.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ webinars deliver audio and slides in a streamlined presentation. You will need computer speakers or headphones to listen to the audio stream. You may submit your questions for the presenters in real time via the web interface.

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Moody’s Webinar : GCorr™ Macro – An Innovative Approach to Portfolio Stress Testing, 930pm IST, Feb 20th 2014

Following the increase in regulations, evaluating credit portfolio risk through stress testing is a major focus for banks and a key opportunity to forecast the future performance of portfolios to improve overall risk management.

Join Us for a Moody’s Analytics Webinar

Nihil Patel, Director of Portfolio Research at Moody’s Analytics, will explore a correlation-based approach to macroeconomic stress testing and reverse stress testing. Along with an overview of methodology, this webinar will also cover how this approach can improve risk management practices.

Webinar Highlights:
• Explore methods and best practices used in the stress testing process
• Receive an overview of the GCorr Macro model – a new extension to Moody’s Analytics Global Correlation credit factor model
• Learn how to apply GCorr Macro with risk integration, stress testing, and reverse stress testing

Details : Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM , Eastern Time or 930pm IST

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Event Invitation – ‘ETF – A Smart way to Invest, Bangalore 6th Feb, 430pm

NSE is organizing a event in Bangalore on ETF Investing and related awareness. Kindly Confirm your participation on or before 4th February by 5 PM to make necessary arrangements. RSVP: or Dir: 044-28479921, Mob:8939989962

See the original invite for location/timining here : NSE ETF Event invite


DBS SME Webinar : Risk Mitigation and the SME, 4th Feb 2014, 3pm IST

Session Topic : Risk Mitigation and the SME

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Session Objective

The webinar aims at economic, entrepreneurial, and sectoral issues that impact SMEs in India. The main objective is to initiate a meaningful discussion which is useful to the attendees, who are business decision-makers.

Who should attend?

• Business decision-makers from SMEs across India
• Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs

Session Details

• Discussion on the business hedging and utility for the SMEs in the ever changing currency environment
• Guidance on managing the financial activated of the business
• Suggestions on proper implementation techniques to reduce risks significantly
• Q & A session with speaker

PRMIA Webinar : FX Risk – Hedging and Accounting, Nov 19, 630pm IST

Presented by: 

David Wilson, Treasury Project Management Expert
Professor Moorad Choudhry, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences Brunel UniversityAndy Stalmanis,  Director of Market & Liquidity Risk, TSB Bank

Moderated by: Alex Voicu, Director of Education, PRMIA
This webinar will be hosted in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 9am US Eastern Time/ 2 pm GMT/630pm IST


Registration link :

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Effective FX risk hedging framework: components of best practice
  • The optimum hedge structure: which instrument? what tenor?
  • Hedging: removing uncertainty, not speculation
  • Fee: Please enjoy this complimentary webinar.


About the Presenters:

David Wilson, Treasury Project Management Expert
David has been a Corporate Treasurer since 1985, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant: the MCT qualification followed in 1989. He was with National Power Plc, the electricity generator, as Treasury Manager and Group Treasurer from privatisation in 1990 until its Demerger in 2000. Since then, David has undertaken a variety of interim roles at companies including the London Underground PPP, Invensys, Boots, Cable & Wireless, EMAP, John Lewis and D S Smith.
Professor Moorad Choudhry,Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University
Moorad is Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University and author of The Principles of Banking (John Wiley 2012).
Andy Stalmanis,  Director of Market & Liquidity Risk, TSB Bank

Exclusive Invitation: Commodities Seminar Live Webcast 2013 – Today, 19th Sept 2013

S&P Dow Jones Indices invites you to this half-day complimentary seminar which has become Europe’s annual meeting point for commodity aficionados in less than a decade.

Join us and other leading industry professionals for an afternoon of education and networking opportunities. Take a front row seat to walk away with valuable insights into current trends and issues under the umbrella of who’s complaining, who’s hedging, who’s speculating, who’s to blame and finally, where do I go?

Our speakers will examine:

– What causes spikes in commodity prices and how regulation is impacting commodity investment in modern market times.

– Perspectives on what the speculators are doing versus who are the hedgers, and why the lines might not be so clear.
– What incidental factors are tipping the market and the limitations for producers and consumers?
– What’s driving the world’s demand economy today and where it might be heading.
– The latest techniques in managing commodity index exposures in potentially uncertain times.

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CRISIL Webconference Understanding Credit Risk Modelling: An Industry Perspective 4th Sept, 8pm

Date : September 4, 2013
Time : New York -1030 hrs | London – 1530 hrs | Mumbai – 2000 hrs
Cost : Waived


India Toll Free 1 800 200 1221

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Moody’s Teleconference: Outlook for Global Reinsurance 4th Sept

Moody’s Teleconference: Outlook for Global Reinsurance

  • Wednesday, 04-Sep-2013 – Wednesday, 04-Sep-2013
  • 15:30 GMT – 16:30 GMT

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