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  • Upcoming Events

    May 26, 2015   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  ET
    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.
    June 2, 2015   1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  ET
    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.
    June 4, 2015   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  ET
    Long thought impossible, the central banks of the Eurozone, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden have cut benchmark policy rates below zero. Banks now face additional compression of net interest margins. In this webinar, experts will discuss the challenges and outlook for the future.
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  • Most Popular

    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
    Compensation in Bank M&A
    In spite of continuing M&A activity, the competition for talent is actually heating up, due to a shrinking talent pool. This session will help banks understand how to better prepare for growth (whether organic or through acquisition), or prepare to be acquired by another organization.
    Recorded  January 20, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    Energy M&A Rundown - An Update on Issues
    M&A activity has been heating up this year. Join us as we discuss several topics on investors’ minds, including an overview of how new technological innovations will change the way energy companies approach M&A.
    Recorded  January 14, 2015  | 90 Minutes
    Trends in the Property and Casualty Run Off Sector
    The property/casualty run off sector has been very active lately. Recent deals completed in the space include sale of Companion P&C to Enstar and the launch of $576 million ILS Run Off Fund sponsored by Credit Suisse Asset Management. Why the increased activity? Low interest rates, an abundance of capital seeking out risk-appropriate returns, and stringent capital standards that encourage (re)insurers to shed capital-consumptive run off operations are among a few of the reasons.
    Recorded  December 17, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    FASB’s CECL Model for Impairment – Demystifying the Proposed Standard
    The final version of the FASB’s Proposed Accounting Standards Update is expected to be issued during the first half of 2015. Join our panel of industry experts as they help you prepare for the upcoming guidance by clarifying the approaches used to estimate the expected credit loss.
    Recorded  December 11, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    The Impact of Regulation on a Hot M&A Market for European Pay TV and Telecom
    Europe has an active M&A market and is home to some of the world's largest pay TV and telecom providers. Many of the continent's countries, however, have notoriously strict antitrust regulators that hold the power to complicate and delay any merger process significantly.
    Recorded  December 9, 2014  | 60 Minutes
    Implementing a Risk-Based AML Model Risk Management Program
    Join Crowe Horwath LLP subject matter experts for a discussion on the steps necessary to implement a risk-based AML model risk management program.
    Recorded  November 13, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    Utility Credit and Collections Influencing Earnings: Silence is Golden
    This webinar will provide an overview of utility credit and collections performance and highlight the drivers and challenges of successful collections strategies. Leaders from two utilities will share some of the strategies and best practices that have allowed them to significantly improve collections performance.
    Recorded  November 5, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    Riding the Bank M&A Wave: Best Practices and Key Considerations to Survive and Thrive
    Bank merger and acquisition activity has accelerated in 2014 and the market for de novo banks remains dormant. The current environment may present an ideal time to execute acquisitions or merger-of-equal transactions for certain institutions, as industry valuations have recovered to historical levels. Join our panel of industry experts as they examine the key topics.
    Recorded  October 29, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    The Regulatory Environment - What Banks Should Know When Purchasing BOLI
    Join us for an informative discussion as our expert panel helps unravel the complexities associated with administering Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) holdings and understand the strategic risks and opportunities available when evaluating and purchasing additional BOLI.
    Recorded  October 28, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    Reinsurance: On a Collision Course with the Future
    Our panel will discuss the myriad changes affecting both property and casualty reinsurance.  Recent developments, current trends, and possible future scenarios will be explored from the perspective of a reinsurance broker, a reinsurance executive, and an investing professional.
    Recorded  October 8, 2014  | 90 Minutes
    Trends and Highlights in the Insurance Brokerage Arena
    Please join us for an informative webinar discussing major themes and highlights in the current brokerage arena and looking to the future.
    Recorded  October 7, 2014  | 60 Minutes