2020 Mid-Year Review and Outlook for U.S. Insurers

Accepted for 1-hour CFA® credit

A complimentary webinar for investment professionals

As the U.S. market eyes a recovery and interest rates remain low, the pandemic’s impact on the insurance industry is still emerging.

As we survey the road ahead for insurers, join us to hear perspectives from S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Global Ratings, and S&P Dow Jones Indices, including:

Tim Zawacki on the outlook for property & casualty, life, and annuity businesses, including underwriting, premiums, and profitability David Tesher on North American credit conditions, with a focus on recovery and variations across sectors Hamish Preston on fixed income and equity market performance and implications for investments

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Has the Pandemic Turned the Commodity Markets Upside Down?

Accepted for 1-hour CFP® credit

A complimentary webinar for financial advisers

Commodity supply chains came into focus in the first half of 2020, with extreme price volatility affecting a wide range of commodities including energy, food, copper, and gold. Will that volatility persist as global economies rebound?

Join David Bassanese, Chief Economist at BetaShares, Jim Wiederhold, Associate Director, Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices, as they share insights into what a post-pandemic commodities market might look like.

Topics for discussion will include:

How we can account for recent vast differences in performance among commodity sectors Perspectives on broad, diversified exposure vs. tactical single-commodity positions How supply is reacting to demand destruction in crude oil

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Active vs. Passive Performance?

Some investors think active funds are more likely to outperform in times of crisis, but what does the data say? Join industry experts at S&P DJI and Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer, Buckingham Wealth Partners, to see how active managers fared against their benchmarks in the past few months and beyond.

Topics will include:

Analyzing 15 years of SPIVA® (S&P Indices Vs. Active) data with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and global financial crisis Using stock dispersion to understand the likelihood of active funds outperforming How advisors are using SPIVA to inform portfolio allocation recommendations

Speakers include:

Craig Lazzara, CFA, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices Berlinda Liu, CFA, Director, Global Research & Design, S&P Dow Jones Indices Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer, Buckingham Wealth Partners

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Active vs. Passive Performance?

Accepted for CFA®, CIMA®, and CFP® credit
A complimentary webinar for financial advisors

Some investors think active funds are more likely to outperform in times of crisis, but what does the data say? Join industry experts at S&P DJI and Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer, Buckingham Wealth Partners, to see how active managers fared against their benchmarks in the past few months and beyond.

Topics will include:

Analyzing 15 years of SPIVA® (S&P Indices Vs. Active) data with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and global financial crisis Using stock dispersion to understand the likelihood of active funds outperforming How advisors are using SPIVA to inform portfolio allocation recommendations

Speakers include:

Craig Lazzara, CFA, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices Berlinda Liu, CFA, Director, Global Research & Design, S&P Dow Jones Indices Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer, Buckingham Wealth Partners

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