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    July 10, 2015   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  ET
    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. 
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    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
    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