March 19, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • FREE: ACG Webinar: COVID-19: Impact on the U.S. Economy & the Middle Market
  • FREE: XDD Webinar: Cybersecurity, Spearphishing and Whaling – Thar she blows! – Spearphishing, Whaling, and Everything in Between
  • 100 Women in Finance Webinar: Economic Outlook with Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton
  • Washington DC Compliance Roundtable Web Event: Speaker – Vince Martinez, GC of NASAA
  • 100 Women in Finance Webinar: Global View of Alternative Investments + Private Equity Tutorial
  • Chicago Booth Finance Roundtable: Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer

Events:

FREE: ACG Webinar: COVID-19: Impact on the U.S. Economy & the Middle Market
Monday, March 23, 2020, 3:00-4:30 P.M.Attend an insightful and timely discussion moderated by ACG Global President Tom Bohn, featuring representatives from leading ACG chapters.

As uncertainly about COVID-19 persists, financial markets around the world have staggered. Now, as we approach the end of Q1, there are signs that the true impact of the virus is moving from the financial markets to the real economy.

These questions and more will be addressed:

  • What does this mean for the private equity middle market? How will private equity firms navigate this new market?
  • How will deal terms, R&W insurance and valuations evolve?
  • Will there be sufficient access to financing?
  • How should various stakeholders position themselves for what comes next?

For more information, click here.

FREE: XDD Webinar: Cybersecurity, Spearphishing and Whaling – Thar she blows! – Spearphishing, Whaling, and Everything in Between
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Social engineering has long been one of the ways that cyber security could be compromised.

Once accomplished through dumpster diving, surveillance, pretext calls, and other methods, social engineering now requires simply sending an email. Hackers have learned that the easiest way to penetrate security is to create an opportunity for someone to voluntarily provide their username and password. Companies of all sizes are falling victim to these types of attacks because the information looks legitimate, because it is designed to motivate an instant response, and because

The majority of cybersecurity attacks occurring around the US today are using these simple methods of compromise. It has become a numbers game: even if most employees delete the emails, the attack will still be successful if even one person with the right access falls for it.

Thus, it is crucial to understand how spearphishing works, how to spot a questionable email, and what advice to give to a client either to minimize the risk beforehand, or to manage the situation after the fact.

For more information, click here.

100 Women in Finance Webinar: Economic Outlook with Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 P.M.

What does the coronavirus mean for the health of the global economy? The response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is hindering economic activity around the world, but the full impact on commerce and trade is not yet clear. Many observers already anticipated slower economic growth in the US in 2020 prior to the outbreak. Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Grant Thornton, will discuss the role of the changing economic climate and other risk factors in the outlook for 2020.

We are very excited to communicate that this event has been redesigned to now be a webinar. Please note that if you had previously registered for this event, you need to submit a new RSVP via the host’s webinar platform.

To register, click here.

Washington DC Compliance Roundtable Web Event: Speaker – Vince Martinez, GC of NASAA
Thursday, April 16th, 2020, 4:30-5:30 P.M.: Discussion Topics; 5:30-6:00 P.M.: Q&A/NetworkingVince Martinez, General Counsel of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), will discuss key interplays between state and federal securities laws, as well as how state securities administrators work with federal regulators and self-regulatory organizations.

Vince Martinez is the General Counsel of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, and its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Immediately prior to joining NASAA, Mr. Martinez was a partner in the Washington, DC office of K&L Gates LLP, where he worked in the firm’s investigations, enforcement and white collar practice group. Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Martinez worked in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement for almost twelve years, where he brought numerous antifraud actions against corporations and individuals. He also helped to establish and later became the Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Intelligence (OMI). Before serving as the Chief of OMI, Mr. Martinez established the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Whistleblower Office and served as its first Director. Mr. Martinez began his career in private practice, working both as a corporate transactional attorney and a litigator in New York and Washington, DC.

Despite the current social distancing that many of us are participating in, WDCCRT will continue to provide content during this difficult time.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/323179741 You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 323-179-741

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts.

To RSVP, click here.

100 Women in Finance Webinar: Global View of Alternative Investments + Private Equity Tutorial
Sunday, June 7, 2020, 10:00-10:50 A.M.

You are invited to participate in a 50-minute webinar A Global View of Alternative Investments and Private Equity Tutorial led by Dr. Keith Black, Managing Director at CAIA.

Dr. Black will present an overview of the alternative investment arena, including current capital allocation and performance trends, followed by a deeper dive into private equity as a sample module from CAIA’s Fundamentals of Alternative Investments (FAI) course.

As an exclusive offer to 100WF members, you are eligible for a $200 discount to CAIA’s FAI program for course registrations between now and December 31, 2020. View the FAI program details here and use the promomotion code “100WF” to obtain discount upon registration. 

During the global health crisis, 100WF plans to offer an increased number of webinars to our global membership and encourages you to monitor our website for COVID-19 updates. Email staff@100women.org with any questions or suggestions.

*The CAIA Association does not grant retroactive discounts for the Fundamentals of Alternative Investment certificate program. The discount codes provided on this email message will expire on December 31, 2020 and must be used at the time of registration.

For more information, click here.

Chicago Booth Finance Roundtable: Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Gleacher Center, Room 100, 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL

Professor Heltzer will share insights into valuation techniques, deal flow, and the investment landscape in Chicago/Midwest. Professor Heltzer may also address technology investing, including examples from the Origin Ventures portfolio.

To register, click here.

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