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  • Upcoming Events

    October 20, 2015   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  ET
    In this webinar, cybersecurity experts from Crowe Horwath LLP will provide an update on cybersecurity risks and present trends to watch for in 2015 and 2016. The session also will provide an overview of how to respond to cybersecurity risks, including a practical approach to identifying and prioritizing a proper response.
    October 20, 2015   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  ET
    Natural gas markets are undergoing serious dislocations this year as continued strong supply confronts lukewarm demand prospects. Shale gas has provided significant supplies at competitive prices, but how long can this last as market continue to be oversupplied?
    October 29, 2015   2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  ET
    Are you prepared? In this session you’ll get an up-to-the-minute review of the state of regulatory exams and how to minimize your risk.
    November 16, 2015   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  ET
    In this webinar, industry experts discuss the current state of CECL, expected implementation challenges, potential implementation strategies, how the modeling approaches under CECL differ from ones currently used in financial institutions, and the need for a partnership between credit and finance.
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  • Most Popular

    Insurance M&A Trends and Outlook
    In this one hour round-table format webinar several top M&A specialists will discuss the current and future states of the M&A climate.
    Recorded  September 10, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    2015 Insurance Projections - Ask the Authors
    SNL Insurance recently released its property and casualty insurance industry outlook for 2015 through 2019, drawing on 10 years of historical industry aggregates and on rates data. The projections expand upon the already reputable research offering of SNL, which strives to be the premier provider of information about the insurance industry.
    Recorded  August 12, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    2015 – A year of turning points for energy markets: An SNL Energy webinar
     In this webinar, SNL Energy will highlight energy market expectations from last year compared to our most recent forecast to illustrate how these markets have changed, and its implications for generation valuation.  
    Recorded  August 6, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    5 Threats to a Bank's Survival
    This presentation will describe the top five threats to financial institutions, the implications of failure to respond, and some approaches for preparing successfully. Topics covered will include recent trends and threats from changing economic conditions, customer preferences, technology, competition, generational dynamics, and regulatory initiatives.
    Recorded  August 6, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    An Overview of the Mining on Top: Africa – London Summit 2015: Key Points, State of The Market and Future Expectations
    In this webinar, industry expert Dr. Chris Hinde will provide a summary of the event, extracting the main issues raised. In case you missed it, he will also provide a snap shot of his state of the market presentation and evaluate the presentations from Mining Ministers representing Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania and Zambia. 
    Recorded  July 10, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    Raising and Managing Capital in a Post Dodd-Frank World
    Join banking industry insiders as they discuss the traditional sources of capital available for community banks, new capital raising options coming from changes to the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement, and how banks can balance regulatory capital requirements with other stakeholders’ expectations.
    Recorded  July 2, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    REIT M&A and the Resurgence of Investor Activism
    Join us as we review the recent uptick in M&A activity, discuss the outlook for continued deal flow, and debate the pros and cons of investor activism in traded REITs.
    Recorded  June 3, 2015  | 75 Minutes
    Investment Targets in Africa - Who are they, what do they have in common, and how is the future market shaping up?
    With the current state of the market, financiers are eager to target resource-rich Africa. In this complimentary webinar, industry expert Dr. Chris Hinde will follow on from the first webinar and identify the companies which have recently secured investments for mining projects in Africa. Chris will highlight what the similarities are between these projects, whether it is their stage of development, mined commodity, project/company size or location.
    Recorded  June 3, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    Affordable Care Act - King v. Burwell Decision and Investment Implications of ACA
    In this webinar, we provide an overview of the potential changes and the impact to the investment side of Health insurers and managed care providers balance sheets.
    Recorded  June 2, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    Bank M&A: Integration Issues and a 2015 Update
    One of the most critical issues in Bank M&A is integration of the combining entities. In this webinar, we will focus on the key post-acquisition integration issues that characterize successful acquisitions. Additionally we will present an update of current M&A trends including the announced level of cost savings and relationship to overall expense levels.
    Recorded  May 26, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    Financiers of African Mining Projects - Who are they, in what do they invest, and is there more to come?
    Join us for the first in our complimentary three part webinar series about the financing of African mining projects.   
    The global mining community, including resource-rich Africa, is feeling the impact of commodity prices falling.  In this complimentary webinar, industry expert Dr. Chris Hinde examines the current state of the market.  He will discuss recent investment into mining projects in Africa, the primary sources of this financing, recent trends, and the main deals and terms involved.  
    Recorded  May 13, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    Insurance Oversight and the Urge to Converge
    In 2013, the Financial Stability Board and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors announced a new global capital standard that will be rolled out by 2019 to help bolster the financial stability of the insurance industry. 
    Recorded  April 21, 2015  | 60 Minutes
    Dangers to Shareholder Value
    This webinar will focus on the hidden dangers associated with equity and benefit plan design. Equity, although an important component of compensation, can impose undue burden to the participants if improperly structured, diluting the value of employee retention and the ultimate value received by the shareholder. 
    Recorded  February 17, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    NAIC Update 2014 Annual Statement Changes
    It seems that each year the NAIC revisions to their filings are more numerous and impactful. This year is no exception. Join us in our review of the significant NAIC revisions to the 2014 Annual Statement filings for LAH, P&C and Health filers.
    Recorded  February 5, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    Current Issues in Taxation of Financial Institutions
    While many banks are returning to profitability since the financial crisis, banks continue to be subjected to increased regulatory scrutiny. Join us as we explore some of the key tax issues related to these current topics impacting financial institutions.
    Recorded  January 29, 2015  | 90 Minutes