Lombard Odier Teams Up With Oxford on Sustainable Finance

(Bloomberg) — Swiss wealth and asset management firm Lombard Odier is partnering with the University of Oxford to deepen its understanding of sustainability issues as it hones its investment process ahead of an expected environmental-induced overhaul of the global economy.


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Lombard Odier and Oxford formed a five-year strategic partnership to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between academia and financial services on issues such as climate change and biodiverisity and to help sustainable finance become a ‘‘major field of academic research,’’ according to a joint statement.

Oxford academics will provide training for Lombard Odier’s investment professionals, who will also integrate the work of the academics into their research and investment products. As part of the deal, Geneva-based Lombard Odier, which oversees about 290 billion Swiss francs ($316 billion), will endow the first senior academic post in sustainable finance at a major university.

Hubert Keller, managing partner at Lombard Odier,

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Join Us Today for a Webinar on PR & Marketing Strategies for Raising Capital

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Join us today, Thursday, September 10th at 4:00pm EST as REQ’s EVP of PR, Elizabeth Shea, and special guest, Parag Sheth of Outcome Capital will discuss how to position your company to be successful when pursuing a capital raise.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • How to craft the PR and marketing strategies that position your company to be successful for a capital raise
  • How to think creatively about value proposition and growth strategies
  • How to navigate the current marketplace

A little more about our speakers:

Elizabeth Shea is EVP of Public Relations for REQ bringing more than 20 years of experience in the tech PR space, helping many companies navigate the messaging and strategies of both capital raises and merges and acquisitions.

Parag Sheth is a Managing Director at

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Career Center Pivots From Transactional to Transformational

Greg Victory When Greg Victory was named Fannie Mitchell Executive Director of the Career Center last April, he already had a vision in mind: capitalize on Duke’s “career everywhere” ecosystem and reshape the Center’s focus.

“Career readiness already happens in hundreds of conversations every day between our faculty, staff, alumni and students,” Victory said. “The center’s role in this setting is to amplify these conversations so they benefit more people — and then connect students to the right resources so that they can evaluate all of the career options open to them.”

It was a vision Duke embraced. But by the time Victory started his new role in June, the pandemic had dramatically reshaped the job market, creating both new challenges and new opportunities.

“The pandemic accelerated our plans to increase our reliance on virtual platforms,” Victory said. “But I knew that shifting to online events would make it easier for students

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Reliance Global Group Announces LOI to Acquire National Insurance Agency With Over 145 Affiliated Offices Across 40 States

Lakewood, NJ – ( NewMediaWire ) – September 09, 2020 – Reliance Global Group, Inc. (OTCQB: RELI) (“RELI” or the “Company”), today announced a fully executed letter of intent (LOI) to acquire a national insurance agency.  The acquisition is expected to close before the December 31, 2020 fiscal year end subject to certain closing conditions, with due diligence well underway.

Ezra Beyman, CEO of Reliance Global Group, stated, “We are excited to announce this planned acquisition, which we believe will be a true game changer for our business.  Specifically, the target agency reports over 145 affiliated offices in approximately 40 states nationwide.  In addition, they have established relationships with over 120 well-known local and national carriers.  The target agency has experienced steady organic growth and is generating over $150 million in recurring annual premiums.  In addition, the audited financials for the company reflect over $2.5 million in net income in

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Five Tips For First-Time Real Estate Investors Seeking Financial Freedom

Eric is real estate investor and founder of MartelTurnkey. MartelTurnkey sells rental properties to investors looking for passive income.

The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of people stressed over their finances. The unemployment claims have passed 40 million as more people find themselves in need of assistance. The challenges brought about by the pandemic are evidence that we need to figure out our finances. We need solutions that will cushion us from joblessness. 

One solution I’ve found is real estate investing. I started investing when I was 18 years old and founded my company in 2014. Throughout my career, I’ve learned how to sift through all the popular advice about investing to ultimately determine the right strategy to help me realize my goals.

Why Your No. 1 Goal Should Be Financial Freedom

No one is immune to income peaks and valleys. Those working in the gig economy can

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13 Tips for Success in Any Negotiation

Life is one great big negotiation. Your bargaining skills are always hard at work — from asking the cable company to fix a billing error or negotiating a better salary to haggling with a 9-year-old over bedtime.

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That’s why upgrading your technique pays dividends. Following are some tips for more successful negotiations.

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1. Stay focused on your goal

Negotiating is stressful, so it’s easy to lose focus. To stay on target:

  • Try to avoid being ambushed by a negotiation. If possible, take the time to prepare your case and tactics. Plan how you’ll stay on track if the conversation veers into unexpected areas.
  • Focus on what you stand to gain. “Whenever we think about our goals in terms of potential gains, we automatically (often without realizing it) become more comfortable
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Local nonprofit and church break ground on Play for All Playground

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A local nonprofit and church are coming together to give all children a place where they can come and play.

The Upside, Advocacy and Advancement for Individuals with Down Syndrome and Park Place Christian Church broke ground earlier Thursday on phase one of the Play for All Playground.

Heather Johnson’s daughter Eve was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was 11-months-old, and it is because of her this park is in the process of being built.

“I just always talked about how much we wished there was something for eve that she could go and do and participate,” Johnson said. “She has two big sisters and we weren’t able to have play dates anymore because people would want to go to the park and she would just have to sit and watch pretty much which was no fun for her.”

Playground Committee Chair Candy Tucker

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Integrated Partners and Duffy Kruspodin, LLP Align to Create DK Wealth Management, LLC

•New wealth management offering to be led by Kris Lindley, CFP•The partnership is the latest union of financial specialists to launch under the Integrated CPA Alliance™

Josh Bodenstadt, CPA
Kris Lindley, CFP

San Diego, CA, Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integrated Partners, a national financial planning and registered investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with Duffy Kruspodin (DK) LLP, a southern California accountancy. The combination of DK and Integrated is the latest union of financial specialists under the Integrated CPA Alliance, a program that has aligned CPAs and financial advisors together since 1996 in service to high net worth and business owner clients.  


The newly formed partnership is led by Josh Bodenstadt, CPA for DK, and Kris Lindley, CFP, for Integrated and will operate as DK Wealth Management, LLC.    


“When financial advisors and CPAs join forces for the benefit of their complex, high

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Latest Coverage, Mergers, Growth Driver and Business Plans

Pune, Maharashtra, India, September 9 2020 (Wiredrelease) Allied Analytics :Surge in technological developments, increase in competition, and new trade agreements drive the global trade finance market. However, rise in trade wars and lack of focus on small- medium-sized enterprises hinder the market growth. On the other hand, advancements in the field of global trade finances create new opportunities in the market.

According to the report, the global trade finance market was valued at$39.71 billionin 2018, and is estimated to grow$56.06 billionby 2026, witnessing a CAGR of 3.79% from 2019 to 2026.

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The export and agency finance segment to maintain its highest share by 2026-

Based on product type, the export and agency finance segment held nearly four-fifths of the total share of the global trade finance market in 2018, and is expected to maintain its highest share throughout the forecast period. This is due to

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APAC brands ramp up influencer marketing for branding and CSR efforts

Use of influencer marketing by brands in Asia has spiked since the onset of COVID-19, according to a new report by CastingAsia, which looks at the shifts in strategies for influencer marketing campaigns by businesses in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

The influencer marketing business, part of AnyMind Group, revealed an 85% increase in branding campaigns, and a 130% increase in campaigns that focused on corporate social responsibility and public causes like social distancing and raising awareness about safety and prevention measures since March 2020.

It also found that digital-first brands, including gaming and e-commerce businesses, activated more influencer marketing campaigns sooner, from April 2020 to June 2020, while most businesses in other verticals resumed influencer marketing activities from July 2020 onwards.

There was an increase in influencer marketing campaigns on Twitter and YouTube from March 2020, despite an overall favourability for influencer marketing campaigns on Instagram (45.08%

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