May 8, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy!

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Investing In The Internet Of Things – How To Turn Data Into Value
  • UMB WEBINAR: Rethinking Trust Structure and Enhancing Profitability
  • Student Run Blockchain Conference
  • FREE: CBA: Mayor Lori Lightfoot All Bar Welcome Reception
  • CFA Society of Chicago: Impact Investing – A New Investing Paradigm
  • SAVE THE DATE: FinTank Special Session: Cybersecurity With the Israeli Military’s Unit 8200

Events:

ACG: Investing In The Internet Of Things – How To Turn Data Into Value
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 8:30-9:20 A.M.
Live Simulcast from Intergrowth 2019

Next year, there will be 30 billion devices – from traffic management and factory control systems to hospital scanners – connected to the internet. The devices are connected by physical sensors that generate enormous amounts of data. This concept is called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The question is: how can that data be turned into profit enabling business applications and increasing customer value? Accenture research estimates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could add more than $14 trillion to global economic value by 2030. The IIoT is happening now – connecting machines and data to people. Are you prepared? In this panel, we’ll explore what IoT means for industry, and how it can make companies more efficient, flexible and productive to help your business survive, improve, and grow – driving ROI and ensuring success for the future.

For more information, click here.

UMB WEBINAR: Rethinking Trust Structure and Enhancing Profitability
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 3:00-3:30 P.M.

Operating under a more economical trust structure given a fund company’s size and resources can have a significant impact on an investment adviser’s ability to run a successful mutual fund business.

Join UMB for a 30-minute presentation exploring the advantages of converting from a standalone structure to a series trust and the various factors facing asset managers today that are driving this organizational change. Following the presentation, presenters will open the session to your questions.

Presenters: Terry Gallagher of UMB Fund Services and Eric Banhazl of Mutual Fund Administration Corporation.

To register, click here.

Student Run Blockchain Conference
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Northwestern Law School, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL

Northwestern University, UChicago, UIUC, UIC and DePaul University will host the largest student-run blockchain conference in the midwest. Topics will range from blockchain’s applications, to venture and public investing in crypto, to blockchain scaling solutions.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://cubs2019.splashthat.com.  Students can use promo-code STUDENTS to get 50% off student admission price! ($10). Faculty can receive a special faculty ticket for $50. General admission tickets are also reduced with the code PARTNERS (from $120 to $100).

FREE: CBA: Mayor Lori Lightfoot All Bar Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 5:00-6:30 P.M.
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL

Chicago’s legal community is hosting an “All Bar Welcome Reception” for Chicago’s 56th Mayor, the Honorable Lori Lightfoot.

Mayor Lightfoot is a prominent and longstanding member of Chicago’s legal community and she will be leading our great City into the future. This special reception will give Chicago’s legal community the opportunity to welcome and honor Mayor Lightfoot less than 10 days following her inauguration.  

Light appetizers with a cash bar. To RSVP (required for admittance to the event), click here.

CFA Society of Chicago: Impact Investing – A New Investing Paradigm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

Impact investing refers to investments that seek to generate beneficial, measurable social and environmental impact in addition to a financial return. The impact investing market offers diverse and viable opportunities for investors to advance social and environmental solutions through investments that also produce financial returns. Learn about the evolving nature of the market from SRI to ESG to impact investing along with where impact investing fits on the spectrum of measurably public market investments to less tangible private market grants and donations.

Moderator: Priya Parrish from Impact Engine.

Panelists: Susan Chung from Wespath; Charles Coustan from MacArthur Foundation; and Andrew Lee from UBS Wealth Management Americas.

For more information, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: FinTank Special Session: Cybersecurity With the Israeli Military’s Unit 8200
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5:00-7:30 P.M.
Location TBD

If you’re interested in cybersecurity, and you should be, come learn about it from members of the elite Israeli Cyber Unit 8200. This group has been the core for a number of world renown cybersecurity firms to get their start. 

For more information, or to sponsor the event, contact david@fintank.org

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