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July 2016

The Re-Emergence of a Bull Market: Finding Value in Gold

This Webinar has been approved by CISI for 1 hour of CPD Credit.

05 July, 2016

As equity markets have continued to push higher, investors have all but forgotten about gold. The recent rally has rekindled interest, but is the rally here to stay? How should investors access this market, and more importantly, where does the true opportunity lie?

Join InsideETFs and VanEck as we take a closer look at this dynamic asset. This 60-minute webinar will focus on the current state of the market, price influencers, the future outlook and much more.

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April 2016

Dividend Strategies In Times Of Uncertainty

This event has been accredited by CISI for 1 hour of structured CPD.

18 April, 2016

With rock-bottom interest rates, market volatility and speculation around central bank policy, asset managers and advisers are struggling to achieve a solid and steady income for their clients. Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree Europe, discusses how investors can source yield and quality growth amidst China's struggle to rebalance its economy and souring global risk sentiment, as well as identify potentially attractive asset classes and the risk/return trade-off that must be taken into account. Topics include:

  • Navigating geo-political and capital market risk to seek income
  • Equities' yield premium over bonds and the trade-off with risk
  • Opportunities within regions and sectors
  • Examples of yield-enhancing ETF strategies
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February 2016

The Power Of Moats

This event has been accredited by CISI for 1 hour of structured CPD.

2 February, 2016

The key to successful long-term investing is finding businesses that will stand the test of time. One approach is to look for economic moats. Economic moats refer to structural advantages that allow businesses to create excess economic returns for an extended period.

Join ETF.com and Van Eck Global as they explore Morningstar's equity research process, specifically the economic moat rating and valuation research for selecting wide-moat U.S. stocks. The webinar will focus on how to identify and evaluate economic moats by explaining the different sources and sizes of moats. A case study will help investors understand why moats matter and how they can help diversify a portfolio.

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December 2015

How To Benefit From Central Bank Policy Actions – Including Hedging Against Rate Rises

This event has been accredited by CISI for 1 hour of structured CPD.

3 December, 2015

Central banks are dictating capital markets more than ever before, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to anticipate their next moves – and whether their actions will have the desired effect on the global economy. Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree Europe, explains to investors what to expect from the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the US Federal Reserve over the next few years, how to understand the potential impact of central banks' movements and position their portfolios as a result. Discussion points include:

  • Global central bank policy divergence and impact on asset class flows and markets
  • Factors driving fixed income and equity inflation
  • Equity ETF strategies to hedge / strategically position around the Fed rate hike and China's market intervention
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June 2015

Bullish European and Japanese Exporters, Bearish Euro and Yen?

This event has been accredited by IFP for 1 hours of structured CPD.

30 June, 2015

In this WisdomTree Europe webinar we are demystifying Smart Beta ETFs by focusing on how WisdomTree builds ETFs around dividend-based and currency-hedged equity investment strategies. Key discussion points focus on how European investors can gain exposure to European and Japanese equity markets while taking out euro and yen exchange rate risk when investing in HEDJ and DXI, WisdomTree's two flagship ETFs. Amongst the more detailed subjects discussed includes the methodology around non-market cap weighted index construction, export-tilted stock baskets, the risk-return characteristics and the cost of hedging.

Join Viktor Nossek, Director of Research at WisdomTree Europe, as he demystifies Smart Beta ETFs.

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How to Overcome Challenges of ETF Trading in Europe

This event has been accredited by IFP for 1 hours of structured CPD.

25 June, 2015

Trading ETFs in Europe involves certain challenges compared to trading ETFs in the U.S. Sourcing liquidity, minimal transparency due to a lack of trade reporting, and a changing regulatory environment are all issues that impact the ETF landscape in Europe. In this webinar, panellists from a European ETF aggregator, liquidity provider, issuer, and institutional buy side firm will compare the growth of ETF trading in Europe with the U.S. and discuss how to overcome the challenges specifically involved with trading ETFs in Europe.

Join Lisa Packham of Bloomberg Tradebook, James Kelly of Jane Street Financial and Jason Xavier of ETF Securities UK for this astute look at the European ETF market.

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March 2015

How To Profit From Falling Oil Prices Using Short & Leveraged ETPs

This event has been accredited by IFP for 1 hours of structured CPD.

19 March, 2015

The price of oil dropped more than 50% since June, sending global capital markets into a spin and consumers into a gleeful frenzy. While some analysts forecast low oil prices will lock in low inflation, others argue it will spur fire hot global growth. With OPEC continuing to wrangle over market share and U.S. shale gas producers' future looking wobbly - investors are hoping the bottom to oil has come and gone. This session exlpores how investors can take advantage of low oil prices,which ETPs can benefit from these low prices and the macro market and outlook for oil.

Join ETF.com, WisdomTree Europe's director of research, Viktor Nossek, and director of capital markets, Zachary Hascoe, as they discuss the most talked about phenomenon in investment today.

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July 2014

Understanding Fixed Income ETFs: Liquidity Risks, Unique Opportunities, And How They Fit In Your Portfolio

9 July, 2014

Fixed Income ETFs have exploded onto the market to become one of the fastest-growing areas in the ETF industry. Given the illiquidity of many underlying bonds, these funds can present unique challenges. But as rates bottom out and potentially rebound, Fixed Income ETFs may play a vital role in your portfolio. This session explores the myths and misconceptions, examines their full potential and addresses what role they play in a portfolio.

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June 2014

Understanding Your Exposure: ETFs vs. Competing Structures

24 June, 2014

ETFs are growing in popularity because of their versatility, ease of access and intraday liquidity, giving investors plenty of options. However, investors have not abandoned more traditional investment vehicles such as tracker funds, mutual funds, individual stocks, bond and futures.

Join ETF.com's European editor Rebecca Hampson, and Matt Hougan, President at ETF.com, as they explore the critical differences. This 60-minute webinar will highlight the pros and cons of each product as well as how they can be used in conjunction. Additional topics include:

  • A closer look at model portfolios
  • Simple steps for determining which vehicle to use
  • All ETF portfolios - Do they work?
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April 2014

ETF Trading: Tactical Solutions For Any Market

29 April, 2014

The nature of investing has changed over the years and markets are increasingly driven by headlines and central bank policies, creating the need for investors to be nimble. ETFs and their intraday liquidity provide investors with the perfect tool to navigate the current environment. With several nuances to trading ETFs, understanding best practices and avoiding common pitfalls is critical.

Join ETF.com's European editor Rebecca Hampson, and Matt Hougan, President at ETF.com, as they take a closer look at ETF trading with Hector McNeil, Co-CEO at Boost ETP. This 60-minute webinar explores how ETFs are traded and which strategies are proving successful in today's markets. Topics discussed include:

  • Where to trade? Broker vs. execution platforms
  • Understand spreads & total cost - what you can do to improve execution
  • ETF trading strategies - actionable solutions for any portfolio
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February 2014

How ETFs Have And Will Change Portfolio Investing

26 February, 2014

Whether you use ETFs regularly or have never heard of them before, this ETF.com webinar will take you on a journey to explore how ETFs work on a day-to-day basis, how to choose the right ETF and why you should put ETFs in your portfolio in the first place.

ETF.com's European Editor Rebecca Hampson and President of Analytics and Publication, Matt Hougan are joined by Alan Miller, Founding Partner & CIO of fund manager SCM Private, to discuss all this and share with you how, why and where ETFs fit in a portfolio. Miller founded one of the UK's first hedge funds in 1997 and had leading roles at Gartmore, Jupiter and New Star before launching SCM Private in 2012.

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November 2013

Accessing Better Commodity Market Exposure

26 November, 2013

Investing in commodities can be plagued with contango issues, which threaten healthy returns. It begs the questions: Are existing commodity indexes efficient? And is there a better way to mitigate these problems?

Listen to our 60-minute webinar moderated by Rebecca Hampson, European editor of ETF.com, and hear Alan Campbell of Bloomberg Indexes, Roland Morris of Van Eck Global and John Kowalik of UBS Securities LLC as they discuss the state of the commodity markets and the challenges traditional commodity indices pose.

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September 2013

Smart Beta 2.0

05 September, 2013

Investors are being offered more and more indices under the guise of "smart beta". The term now covers a variety of investment approaches, all of which depart from the traditional method of weighting index constituents by their market capitalisation.

Listen to our 60-minute webinar moderated by Paul Amery, contributing editor to ETF.com and hear Eric Shirbini, Business Development Director Europe, ERI Scientific Beta at Edhec-Risk Institute explain this important topic.

During the webinar we explored a framework to measure the risks associated with different smart beta approaches and discussed how to control those risks. We also looked at the pros and cons of capitalisation-weighting and examined the best way to include smart beta in the investment process.

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June 2013

What is Smart Beta?

07 June, 2013

As index designers move away from the traditional method of weighting constituents by their market size, more and more indices are being offered to investors under the guise of "smart beta". But what does this term mean, who is investing in it and why? And how should investors evaluate the many smart beta approaches currently on offer?

Listen to our 60-minute webinar and hear ETF.com, Felix Goltz, Research Director, ERI Scientific Beta at Edhec-Risk Institute, Mark Voermans, Senior Strategist at Dutch pension fund PGGM and Peter Sleep, Senior Equity Portfolio Manager at 7IM explain this important topic.

During the webinar the panelists discussed the risks inherent in existing smart beta strategies and how to manage them, as well as the opportunities for smart beta indexing to grow and how portfolio managers integrate smart beta index strategies.

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April 2012

Sectors via ETFs — Which Funds Should I Buy?

19 April, 2012

Sector-based index strategies have become increasingly popular as investors move away from benchmarks based on countries or regional geographies. We examine how best to use sector ETFs and how to evaluate the different indices and funds on offer.

In this complimentary, 1-hour webinar, Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by Michael Schneider of Deutsche Bank AG, Russ Wermers of University of Maryland and Irene Bauer of Twenty20 Investments. The webinar ends with a 30-minute question and answer session.

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March 2012

Beyond The Expense Ratio - Uncovering The True Costs Of ETFs

16 March, 2012

With flat or negative returns from equity markets over the last decade, fund expenses have attracted increasingly vocal public criticism. In this webinar we review fee trends in the European funds industry, examine how to measure the full range of costs in pooled investment vehicles and compare ETFs with other types of funds.

In this complimentary, 1-hour webinar, Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by Ed Moisson, head of UK and cross-border research at Lipper, Peter Sleep, Senior Portfolio Manager at Seven Investment Management, and Leonard Welter, Chief Technology Officer at Data Explorers to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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February 2012

ESMA And The Future Of European ETFs

16 February, 2012

Following months of debate about the ETF market's regulation, ESMA released its draft guidelines at the end of January. How will the new rules affect the ETF market? What are the key changes investors should be aware of? And what does this all mean for the future of the passive funds business?

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by Alain Dubois of Lyxor Asset Management, Roy Zimmerhansl of FinTuition & Zimmerhansl Consulting Services, and Frédéric Ducoulombier of EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia to discuss the key points in the rapidly changing regulatory environment. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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January 2012

Are ETFs Suitable For Fixed Income Investing?

19 January, 2012

Fixed income ETFs have attracted substantial interest from investors, especially in Europe, and are a focus of ETF market innovation. But bond ETFs are not without their critics. They can face liquidity and pricing challenges that are unique to this asset class. Selecting the right bond index presents investors with another challenge, given eurozone instability and frequent credit ratings changes.

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by Arne Noack of Deutsche Bank AG, Samu Lang of Taaleritehdas Asset Management and Stephan Flagel, an independent advisor to financial data services industry, to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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December 2011

ETF Risks: Real or Exaggerated?

1 December, 2011

Amidst all the alarm bells ringing around ETFs, how can you tell fact from fiction?

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we attempt to provide a balanced perspective of the key risks incurred when investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We survey the key debates on ETF structure within the context of the UCITS rules for funds in Europe. We also highlight some of the due diligence points investors should consider when evaluating different trackers on the same index.

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by Eleanor Hope-Bell of SPDR ETFs Europe, Bert Verdoodt of Clifford Chance LLP and Mirzha de Manuel of Centre for European Policy Studies to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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October 2011

Getting Best ETF Execution in the Secondary Market

20 October, 2011

How do you know if your ETF trade is being executed at a fair price in the secondary market?

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we examine how Europe's ETF secondary market operates, compare different ways of executing trades, and discuss best practices for investors to ensure best execution. We also explore recent regulatory measures to enforce post-trade transparency and how this impacts investors.

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss this subject:

  • Ryan O'Connor, Vice President, Global ETF Capital Markets Group, SPDR ETFs
  • Slawomir Rzeszotko, Vice President, iShares Capital Markets
  • Todd Hollander, Head of ETF Sales, Jane Street Financial Limited

The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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September 2011

How Will Regulation Affect ETFs?

15 September, 2011

Regulators worldwide have shown intense interest in exchange-traded funds over the last year, raising a series of concerns about ETF risks.

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we examine what these concerns are, who's leading the regulatory debate, how issuers and market participants are reacting, and what new rules might affect the European ETF market in future.

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss this subject:

  • Brian Kelliher, Partner, Dillon Eustace
  • Alan Miller, Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, SCM Private
  • Gary Mairs, Founder, TCF Investment

The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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Accessing Gold and Precious Metals Via ETPs

06 September, 2011

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we explore how exchange-traded products can provide easy and cost-effective access to the gold and precious metals markets.

We review the increasing importance of gold and precious metals ETPs for demand and supply in the underlying physical metals markets. We also evaluate the range of ETPs available for European investors, highlighting differences in product structure and their meaning for investors.

Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss the subjects.

  • Suki Cooper, Vice President and Precious Metals Analyst, Barclays Capital
  • Charles Morris, Director, HSBC Global Asset Management

The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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July 2011

How ETF prices stay in line with net asset value

13 July, 2011

In this complimentary, one hour webinar we explore in detail how exchange-traded fund prices track the value of their funds' underlying assets. We show how the arbitrage mechanism underlying ETFs works in practice, and when and how an ETF's price can diverge from net asset value.

For any investor or trader in ETFs, these are key questions to understand. Paul Amery, editor of ETF.com, conducts a 30-minute, in-depth presentation, followed by a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session with expert panellists.

  • Marc Knowles, Managing Director, iShares ETFs
  • Matthew Holden, Head of European ETF Trading, Knight
  • Robert Rushe, Head of Exchange-Traded Product, State Street Global Services
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October 2009

Leveraged And Short ETFs: Separating Fact From Fiction

06 October, 2009

Leveraged and short exchange-traded funds have emerged as some of the most popular trading tools in Europe. The funds give investors a simple, liquid means of hedging and/or amplifying their exposure to the market.

Or do they? Due to the effects of compounding, the long-term returns of leveraged and short ETFs may not match up with investor expectations. In this webinar, Paul Amery, Managing Editor of ETF.com, will explain how European leveraged/short ETFs work, how they can be used in a portfolio and what investors must look out for. He'll run through the options currently available to investors, discuss the pros and cons of each approach and consider other alternatives to achieving hedged exposure.

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