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PwC's webcasts offer a wide range of topics and are designed to keep you informed about emerging issues and current developments impacting your business. Please use the navigation tab to view upcoming webcasts and recent webcasts that are available for replay for professionals in the traditional investments, alternative investments and real estate industries.

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Global ETF Hot Topics
July 22, 2015

This webcast highlights the key market developments with respect to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), as well as the most current and impactful developments effecting the ETF industry.

Topics covered include:

  • What must be considered when cross-listing ETFs;
  • What technology means for ETFs;
  • Distribution strategies for ETFs;
  • Notable recent developments in Europe and Asia in the last 6 months; and
  • The latest regulatory developments and impact of proposed fiduciary standards on ETFs.
 

Asset management M&A insights: In pursuit of growth

After years of waiting, 2014 was the year when deal values recovered thanks to multiple mega deals that were completed during the year. These “mega deals” with values greater than a billion dollars, boosted the industry’s deal value to its highest levels since 2009.

During this webcast, Sam Yildirim, US Asset Management Deals Leader, joined by other PwC Partners and deal practitioners in the asset management sector, covered the following topics:

  • Key themes driving M&A activity in the US
  • Recent valuation trends
  • How to position your business for a sale
  • How to reduce the acquisition risk
  • Opportunities in this market
 

First set of reports released on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting - impact on the asset management industry
Monday, September 22, 2014

The OECD released a number of the BEPS reports on September 16, 2014. It is proposed that these reports will be signed off by the G20, without change, on September 20/21, 2014. These reports may have significant implications for your business and for the Asset Management industry. In particular, the following papers are likely to be directly relevant:

  • Treaty Abuse (action point 6)
  • Hybrid Mismatches (action point 2)
  • Country by country reporting and transfer pricing documentation (action point 13)
 

Leveraging data to redesign, redefine and redeploy tax to be a strategic business asset
June 18, 2014

Data is quickly becoming the new business currency. More and more asset managers are implementing technologies to improve their reporting process and provide better access to data. Leveraging data is allowing tax functions and key stakeholders to reveal opportunities for an organization to improve its tax strategy and overall responsiveness to their investors.

This webcast will include a timely discussion focused on how leading asset managers are leveraging tax data and analytics to enable better decisions and positively impact investor reporting.

Audience: Leaders in the asset management industry involved in investor, financial and or tax reporting.

 

How BEPS will Change the Way you Operate
April 13, 2015

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD")'s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("BEPS") initiative presents the most significant rewrite of the global tax landscape in recent history. These initiatives are moving at an unprecedented pace, and will impact the way all asset managers, large and small, do business going forward. PwC has assembled a group of specialists to discuss those topics most applicable to the Asset Management industry.

On the webcast, we cover questions that you may already be asking yourself:

  • As a US based Asset Manager, is BEPS even applicable to me?
  • Will I need to make any changes to existing treaty or hybrid structures or just need to plan differently in the future?
  • How significantly will my transfer pricing agreements and documentation change?
  • What should I be communicating to my investors and key stakeholders about the impact of BEPS on my organization?
  • Will any of my tax compliance/reporting obligations change as a result of BEPS?
  • Will any of my fund documents need to be modified?
  • Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare for BEPS?

Audience: Tax professionals in the alternative investments industry.

 

Asset management M&A insights: In pursuit of growth

After years of waiting, 2014 was the year when deal values recovered thanks to multiple mega deals that were completed during the year. These “mega deals” with values greater than a billion dollars, boosted the industry’s deal value to its highest levels since 2009.

During this webcast, Sam Yildirim, US Asset Management Deals Leader, joined by other PwC Partners and deal practitioners in the asset management sector, covered the following topics:

  • Key themes driving M&A activity in the US
  • Recent valuation trends
  • How to position your business for a sale
  • How to reduce the acquisition risk
  • Opportunities in this market
 

First set of reports released on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting - impact on the asset management industry
Monday, September 22, 2014

The OECD released a number of the BEPS reports on September 16, 2014. It is proposed that these reports will be signed off by the G20, without change, on September 20/21, 2014. These reports may have significant implications for your business and for the Asset Management industry. In particular, the following papers are likely to be directly relevant:

  • Treaty Abuse (action point 6)
  • Hybrid Mismatches (action point 2)
  • Country by country reporting and transfer pricing documentation (action point 13)
 

Enhancing the Tax Function within your organization
June 26, 2013

The role of the tax function in the alternatives and private equity industry has changed dramatically over the past few years. In order to be successful in the current environment, it is necessary for the tax function to be aligned with the overall organization and a party to critical business decisions. During the webcast, PwC subject matter specialists will examine the optimal role of the tax function, and identify ways in which an organization’s tax strategy can be integrated more fully with the broader organization through a focus on:

  • People strategy - effectively communicating and collaborating across business units and third parties
  • Process strategy – ensuring the tax impact of business decisions are considered, reflected and remain relevant
  • Data strategy - obtaining and maintaining quality data to support real time analytics for effective tax analysis
  • Technology strategy - utilizing technology to support overall tax strategy

Audience: Tax professionals in the alternative investments industry.

 

Understanding the New Consolidation Standard for Real Estate
July 7, 2015

How is the real estate industry impacted by the recently issued ASU 2015-02, Consolidation - Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis? What changes to the variable interest entity and voting interest entity models can we expect? During this webcast, PwC specialists will:

  • provide an overview of common structures found in the real estate industry;
  • discuss how the amendments will impact those structures; and
  • provide industry-specific consolidation considerations that are relevant to companies engaged in real estate activities.
 

US Commercial Real Estate: Insights and Outlooks
March 13, 2015

During the webcast, Mitch Roschelle, Susan Smith, Andy Warren and Warren Marr discussed the findings from select PwC thought leadership reports and research.

Topics discussed included:

  • PwC Real Estate Investor Survey - First quarter 2015 results
  • Findings from the PwC Real Estate Barometer and CRE Supply Acquisition Trends
  • Hospitality Directions US - January 2015
 

US Commercial Real Estate: Insights and Emerging Trends
December 11, 2014

PwC experts discuss the findings from the recently published Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, as well as from the Fourth Quarter 2014 PwC Real Estate Investor Survey.

Audience: Real estate market participants – including investors, managers, advisors, lenders and operators.

 

US Commercial Real Estate: Insights and Outlooks
September 19, 2014

PwC experts discuss the findings from select PwC thought leadership reports and research, including the investment trends in two burgeoning CRE sectors – student housing and medical office space.

Topics covered will include:

  • PwC Real Estate Investor Survey
  • Findings from the PwC Real Estate Barometer and CRE Supply Acquisition Trends
  • Trends relating to US Student Housing and Medical Office Space investing

Audience: Real estate market participants – including investors, managers, advisors, lenders and operators.