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The Top Five Skills for Financial Services Sales

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Questionmark , the online assessment provider, has identified five skills that financial services salespeople must develop to maximize their performance.

Key Points: 
  • Questionmark , the online assessment provider, has identified five skills that financial services salespeople must develop to maximize their performance.
  • Financial services firms depend on making sales.
  • But half of financial services salespeople expect to miss their annual target1.
  • Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: The business environment is ever changing which presents a world of opportunities for financial services salespeople.

ABS Capital Announces Several Senior Leadership Promotions on Heels of Growth Equity Firm’s 30-Year Anniversary

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

ABS Capital, a prominent growth equity investment firm headquartered in Baltimore with locations across the Mid-Atlantic and in San Francisco, today announced the promotion of several partners on the heels of its 30-year anniversary.

Key Points: 
  • ABS Capital, a prominent growth equity investment firm headquartered in Baltimore with locations across the Mid-Atlantic and in San Francisco, today announced the promotion of several partners on the heels of its 30-year anniversary.
  • Additionally, Robyn Lehman, a member of the ABS Capital finance team since 2000, has been promoted to general partner and CFO; former CFO, James Stevenson, retired at the end of 2020.
  • We look forward enthusiastically to his leadership as well as the firms greater presence in Washington, DC, said Clough.
  • ABS Capital is a leader in the growth equity space and is well-known for being one of the very few growth equity firms that has a storied legacy of partnering with founders and CEOs to amplify and accelerate their business goals, said Avon.

Alter Domus Announces Creation of 100 Jobs in Ireland

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:15am

Alter Domus (Alter Domus or the Company), a leading provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry, announces the creation of 100 new jobs, substantially increasing headcount at its European Centre of Excellence in Cork.

Key Points: 
  • Alter Domus (Alter Domus or the Company), a leading provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry, announces the creation of 100 new jobs, substantially increasing headcount at its European Centre of Excellence in Cork.
  • With offices in Cork and Dublin, Alter Domus has already invested significantly in its Irish operations, having increased its headcount in Ireland from 100 to 180 people in 2020.
  • Taoiseach Michel Martin said: The creation of 100 new highly-skilled jobs at the Alter Domus European Centre of Excellence in Cork shows the rich pool of talent we have in this country.
  • James McEvoy, Country Executive Ireland, Alter Domus, said: We are delighted to confirm our plans for further growth in Ireland.

Mayors Largely Support Black Lives Matter Protests, Recognize Racial Disparities in Treatment by Police, But Are Not Embracing Dramatic Change to Policing, According to New Survey

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:00am

Despite this, mayors largely recognize racial disparities in the way police treat their constituents.

Key Points: 
  • Despite this, mayors largely recognize racial disparities in the way police treat their constituents.
  • Mayors also largely supported last summers protests; just over two-thirds (69%) believe the protests against police violence were forces of positive change in their cities.
  • We all witnessed a national reckoning of racial injustice during the summer of 2020.
  • Thousands took to the streets to address the trauma of police brutality and to demand change, said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.

“Future-Ready” Organizations Leveraging Digital to Operate Faster and Smarter Could Help Unlock $5 Trillion in Economic Growth, Says Accenture Study

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:14am
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005139/en/
    Operating faster and smarter offers a big global payoff.
  • These future-ready companies have doubled-down on digital transformation and retooled operating models, pivoting from incremental improvements to wholesale reinvention.
  • The higher the maturity, the greater the degree of digital capabilities, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, and data analytics.
  • We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

NACD New England Names Cathy Minehan President, Beth Boland Chair, and 5 New Directors to Board

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:08am

In addition to her service with the Boston Fed, Ms. Minehan served as Dean of the School of Management at Simmons College from 2011-16.

Key Points: 
  • In addition to her service with the Boston Fed, Ms. Minehan served as Dean of the School of Management at Simmons College from 2011-16.
  • The NACD New England Chapter is part of the larger NACD network, the only not-for-profit membership organization founded by and for corporate directors.
  • NACD is also part of the Global Network of Director Institutes, a 100,000-member-strong international collaboration of directors who share expertise from around the world.
  • Learn more about NACD New England Chapter membership and general governance information available online at www.NACDNE.org .

Strategy Analytics: True Wireless Stereo Headset Sales Surge 90% in 2020 as Chinese Vendors Surge

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:17am

As a category, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth headset sales witnessed growth of nearly 90% in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • As a category, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth headset sales witnessed growth of nearly 90% in 2020.
  • The reports Global Bluetooth TWS Headset Sales and Revenue Forecasts through 2025 , Global Bluetooth Headset Sales Forecast through 2025 , and Global Bluetooth Headset Revenue Forecasts through 2025 details the global market share position of leading TWS headset vendors for 2020.
  • Global TWS Sales by Vendor Volume Share (Graphic: Business Wire)
    TWS headsets drove global sales volumes in the Bluetooth headset segment, comments Ken Hyers , Director at Strategy Analytics.
  • The reports Global Bluetooth TWS Headset Sales and Revenue Forecasts through 2025 , Global Bluetooth Headset Sales Forecast through 2025 , and Global Bluetooth Headset Revenue Forecasts through 2025 are available to Strategy Analytics clients of our Emerging Device Technologies research service.

Walter Susini Joins the Board of Kooling as Senior Advisor

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:24am

Kooling, a technology start-up that helps leading businesses to reduce their impact on Climate Change, welcomes Walter Susini, Senior Vice President of Marketing EMEA at The Coca Cola Company, as Senior Advisor of the Board.

Key Points: 
  • Kooling, a technology start-up that helps leading businesses to reduce their impact on Climate Change, welcomes Walter Susini, Senior Vice President of Marketing EMEA at The Coca Cola Company, as Senior Advisor of the Board.
  • David Falconi, Founder and CEO of Kooling, said: We could not be more excited to welcome Walter to the Kooling family.
  • Its striking how closely the values Walter promotes match the mission, vision and purpose of Kooling.
  • About Kooling: Kooling uses Big Data and AI to empower every business to reduce its impact on Climate Change.

OFS Credit Company Announces Results of Stockholder Elections for the Distribution for the Quarter Ending January 31, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:09am

The distribution is payable on January 29, 2021, to common stockholders of record as of December 18, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The distribution is payable on January 29, 2021, to common stockholders of record as of December 18, 2020.
  • The distribution will consist of approximately $0.37 million in cash and 111,491 shares of common stock, or approximately 3.1% of the Company's outstanding common stock prior to the distribution.
  • Holders of approximately 32.9% of the Companys common stock elected to receive only stock or did not make an election.
  • Registered stockholders with questions regarding the distribution may call the Company's transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, at (718) 765-8730.

FRMO Corp. Announced Second Quarter Follow-Up Conference Call to be Held on Jan. 28, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 11:22pm

FRMO Corp. (the Company or FRMO) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today announced a follow-up Conference Call to be held on January 28, 2021 at 4:15 PM to address the remaining questions from the January 21, 2021 Earnings Conference Call related to the second quarter ended November 30, 2020 (May fiscal year).

Key Points: 
  • FRMO Corp. (the Company or FRMO) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today announced a follow-up Conference Call to be held on January 28, 2021 at 4:15 PM to address the remaining questions from the January 21, 2021 Earnings Conference Call related to the second quarter ended November 30, 2020 (May fiscal year).
  • Murray Stahl, Chairman and CEO, and Steven Bregman, President and CFO, will host a second earnings conference call on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.
  • A replay will be available from 7:15 p.m. on the day of the teleconference until February 27, 2021.
  • FRMO Corp. invests in and receives revenues based upon consulting and advisory fee interests in the asset management sector.