January 28, 2021 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • ABA: Virtual Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting 2021
  • FREE: Duff & Phelps Network of Women Virtual Event: Maintain and Expand Your Network While Working Remote
  • WDCCRT Webinar: The SEC’s New Marketing Rule – A Deep Dive into the Release
  • 100 Women in Finance Webinar: Using AI and Social Media to Evaluate and Advance ESG
  • FREE: Grant Thornton LLP: Regulatory and Policy Developments Impacting Asset Valuation Commercial Building Sky View
  • FREE: Stradley Ronon and Kreischer Miller Webcast: Cyber Risk and Cyber Insurance Is Your Company Protected?

Events:

ABA: Virtual Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting 2021
January 28-29, 2021

Registration is still open. The ABA Business Law Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Meeting is going virtual in January 2021. The Winter Meeting will provide key insights on the latest developments in derivatives and futures law from regulators and leading industry professionals.

Ruth Epstein of Stradley Ronon will moderate the panel on CPOs, CTAs and Investment Advisers that will discuss CFTC 2020 completed rulemakings, DSIO outlook for 2021, NFA developments, SEC – Final Derivatives Rule, JAC Alert and will address the gray areas.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Duff & Phelps Network of Women Virtual Event: Maintain and Expand Your Network While Working Remote
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 3:00-4:00 P.M. CDT

The Duff & Phelps Network of Women (NOW) invites you to in a virtual roundtable with top women in financial services, private equity and law to discuss strategic approaches to virtual networking and business development. While the normal routes we used, in-person meetings or coffees and networking events, have vanished, the panel will discuss the challenges and possible solutions to maintaining and expanding your professional network while working remote.

After the panel, participants will have the opportunity to network in smaller breakout sessions.

Speakers:

  • Cathleen Ellsworth of Blackrock Real Assets Group
  • Aisha P. Lavinier of Kirkland & Ellis
  • Gretchen Perkins of Avance Investment Management

Key Topics:

  • Challenges with business development while working remote
  • Maintaining relationships with existing industry contacts
  • Virtually expanding your professional network

For more information, click here.

WDCCRT Webinar: The SEC’s New Marketing Rule – A Deep Dive into the Release
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 1:00 P.M. CDT

Join us for a virtual webinar with Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon and Marina Baranovsky of Scitus Consulting that will delve deep into the SEC’s new marketing rule, including the release itself, with special attention to:

  • Definition of advertising
  • General prohibitions
  • Testimonials and endorsements
  • Third party marketing
  • Performance information
  • Recordkeeping
  • Form ADV revisions
  • No-action letter withdrawals
  • Transition considerations

To register, click here.

100 Women in Finance Webinar: Using AI and Social Media to Evaluate and Advance ESG
Monday, February 8, 2021, 8:00 A.M. CDT

How do investors evaluate the Environmental, Social and Governance practices of companies in their portfolios? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and social media are effective tools to identify those businesses that observe best practices.

Increasingly, investors are taking up the flag to promote ESG values and advocate for users and customers to join them. On the other hand, investors and companies may seek to avoid businesses that might pose a greater financial risk for non-adherence to ESG values.

Consider how you might leverage your practice in finance to advocate for social change and ESG, with insights from Brittan Heller, Counsel in Foley Hoag’s Global Business and Human Rights practice. Veronica Jennings, Foley Hoag Partner, will moderate the discussion.

Speakers:

  • Heather Russell of Cambridge Associates
  • Brittan Heller of Foley Hoag
  • Veronica Jennings (Moderator) of Foley Hoag

For more information, click here.

FREE: Grant Thornton LLP: Regulatory and Policy Developments Impacting Asset Valuation Commercial Building Sky View
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 1:00-2:00 P.M. CDT

How will recent regulatory and policy developments, including the newly issued SEC Rule 2a-5 for fair valuation, affect fund governance and what should compliance and valuation professionals be doing now? Join Grant Thornton on Thursday, February 11 for a live webcast presentation and discussion of regulatory changes impacting asset management financial instruments valuation practices.

During this webcast, we will address:

  • Newly issued SEC rule 2a-5 and its requirements, as well as consider how it aligns with the Fed’s SR11-7 and OCC’s 2013-39 regulations affecting asset valuation
  • Leading industry practices and approaches to managing these regulatory developments
  • How your organization can be set up for success

Speakers:

  • Michael Patanella of Grant Thornton LLP
  • Boris Vaysburd of Grant Thornton LLP

For more information, click here.

FREE: Stradley Ronon and Kreischer Miller Webcast: Cyber Risk and Cyber Insurance Is Your Company Protected?
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CDT

As more and more people are working remotely, businesses face increasingly complex work and cyber risk environments as a result.

Join this interactive webinar where our industry panelists will discuss the ever-evolving cyber risks confronted by businesses and individuals, and issues your organization needs to consider in determining your cyber readiness and insurance needs to protect against those risks.

Presenters:

  • Craig R. Blackman of Stradley Ronon
  • Sassan S. Hejazi, Ph.D. of Kreischer Miller

For more information, click here.

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