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BlackRock Announces Product Updates to Seven iShares ETFs

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:23pm

Current shareholders in the above-mentioned funds are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.

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  • Current shareholders in the above-mentioned funds are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.
  • For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .
  • iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm1.
  • The iShares Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, BlackRock).

Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:21pm

The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability today revealed the findings of Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap report.

Key Points: 
  • The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability today revealed the findings of Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap report.
  • Notably, by tackling harmful subsidies and implementing innovative financing mechanisms and economic policies, governments can play a pivotal role in reducing destructive practices and catalyzing additional financing from the private sector.
  • Continued global biodiversity loss will leave our planet, people, and economies in peril.
  • The Financing Nature report paints a sobering picture of how much new capital must be directed to biodiversity protection.

Real Estate Professional Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2020-2024

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:00pm

A targeted strategic approach to Real Estate Professional Services sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers.

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  • A targeted strategic approach to Real Estate Professional Services sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers.
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  • Our Real Estate Professional Services market procurement intelligence report offers actionable procurement intelligence insights, sourcing strategies, and action plans to mitigate risks arising out of the current pandemic situation.
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$15.66-Million Apartment Building in Central Valley Sold by The Mogharebi Group

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 4:03pm

The Mogharebi Group ("TMG") has completed the sale of Oak Valley Apartments, a 109-unit community, in Tulare.

Key Points: 
  • The Mogharebi Group ("TMG") has completed the sale of Oak Valley Apartments, a 109-unit community, in Tulare.
  • Alex Mogharebi , Otto Ozen , Robin Kane , Brendan Kane and Mark Bonas of The Mogharebi Group represented the seller, IDEAL Capital Group based in Central California.
  • This Central Valley community presents solid upside-value, said Otto Ozen , Executive Vice President of The Mogharebi Group.
  • About The Mogharebi Group (TMG): The Mogharebi Group is a brokerage firm specializing in the multifamily property sector throughout California.

Barron's Names Edelman Financial Engines America's Top Independent Registered Investment Advisor

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:30pm

Edelman Financial Engines has been named the nation's top independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) by Barron's for the third straight year.

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  • Edelman Financial Engines has been named the nation's top independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) by Barron's for the third straight year.
  • "We are proud of our standing as Americas top RIA," said Larry Raffone, President and CEO of Edelman Financial Engines.
  • Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients.
  • The 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services, LLC, which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C.

Best’s Market Segment Report: Caribbean Property/Casualty Insurers Suffer Double Blow From Rising Reinsurance Rates, COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:42pm

In its Bests Market Segment Report, titled, Caribbean Property/Casualty Insurers Suffer Double Blow From Rising Reinsurance Rates and COVID-19, AM Best states that the pandemic is testing the risk management programs and capabilities of its rated Caribbean property/casualty (P/C) insurance companies.

Key Points: 
  • In its Bests Market Segment Report, titled, Caribbean Property/Casualty Insurers Suffer Double Blow From Rising Reinsurance Rates and COVID-19, AM Best states that the pandemic is testing the risk management programs and capabilities of its rated Caribbean property/casualty (P/C) insurance companies.
  • Furthermore, the contraction in most Caribbean economies owing to COVID-19 mitigation efforts may strain insurers profitability and delay the implementation of growth and strategic initiatives.
  • In AM Bests view, rated Caribbean P/C insurers are unlikely to see the growth they have experienced in recent yearsand may even experience a reversal in positive trends.
  • AM Best will continue to engage with rated Caribbean insurers to assess any potential rating implications due to the global economic volatility.

Figure Launches First Digital Fund Services Offering on Blockchain

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:10am

Figure Technologies, Inc. (Figure), a leader in transforming financial services through the power of blockchain technology, today has launched the worlds first end to end digital funds services offering on blockchain and welcomed its first investment firm partner.

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  • Figure Technologies, Inc. (Figure), a leader in transforming financial services through the power of blockchain technology, today has launched the worlds first end to end digital funds services offering on blockchain and welcomed its first investment firm partner.
  • Figures Digital Fund Services offering leverages the Provenance blockchain to automate largely manual, paper-based processes associated with fundraising, investment fund set-up and ongoing fund management, freeing up time and resources for fund managers to focus on what they do best, invest.
  • Figures Digital Fund Services offering is the first end-to-end blockchain solution that combines tools for digital fundraising and ongoing fund management with a primary marketplace for raising capital and a future secondary marketplace for trading fund interests, said Mike Cagney, CEO and Co-Founder of Figure.
  • Friends & Family Capital is Figures inaugural investment fund partner, leveraging Figures Digital Fund Services offering for capital raising, investor onboarding and KYC/AML/BSA via Passport, digital subscriptions, capital calls and transfer agent services.

AICPA Urges Swift Passage of Renewed Paycheck Protection Program Funding

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 9:05pm

The American Institute of CPAs today renewed its call for swift passage of legislation to extend and expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides critical relief for small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • The American Institute of CPAs today renewed its call for swift passage of legislation to extend and expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides critical relief for small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Its apparent that to increase the odds of many small businesses getting through this crisis, more governmental support is essential.
  • The AICPA issued six recommendations for pandemic relief-related legislation in July, several of which touch on the Paycheck Protection Program.
  • The AICPA has supported efforts to streamline and simplify the PPP process through recommendations from a small business funding coalition it leads.

TransPerfect and Translation Community Achieve Victory in Fight to Save Thousands of Translators From California’s AB5 Legislation

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 9:00pm

Upon seeing the negative impact of AB5 on the translation industry, TransPerfect immediately mobilized alongside other organizations and the linguist community at large to lobby the California legislature for change.

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  • Upon seeing the negative impact of AB5 on the translation industry, TransPerfect immediately mobilized alongside other organizations and the linguist community at large to lobby the California legislature for change.
  • That work has resulted in the passage of California Assembly Bill 2257 (AB2257) , which updates AB5 and provides an exemption for translators under a professional services classification.
  • Californias AB5, which took effect earlier this year, was passed with the goal of protecting workers who have traditionally been classified as independent contractors.
  • However, the legislation failed to account for the nuances of many industries, including translation and language services.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Recognizes Employees Named to MAKERS Class of 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

We are proud to recognize the achievements of these incredible game changers whose contributions can be felt across the nation, said Andy Saperstein, Head of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

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  • We are proud to recognize the achievements of these incredible game changers whose contributions can be felt across the nation, said Andy Saperstein, Head of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is a founding partner of MAKERS@, which encourages corporations to celebrate, acknowledge and connect their leading female employees to the larger MAKERS network.
  • The 2020 MAKERS will be profiled on the Morgan Stanley Forum for Women, Multicultural and LGBT+ Financial Advisors throughout the year.
  • Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.