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Byrider Selects PointPredictive as Machine Learning AI Partner to Prevent Fraud

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 gennaio 2020

PointPredictive Inc., the San Diego-based machine learning company, announced today that Byrider has selected the company’s risk scoring solutions to help them better segment high- and low-risk applications and dealers to improve profitability, expand loan availability and enhance the lending experience for both consumers and dealers.As part of the integration, Byrider will use the company’s scoring solution – Auto Fraud Manager with Auto Fraud Alert Reporting – to identify misrepresentation and prevent default on high-risk applications while streamlining the approval process of low-risk applications to improve and expedite both the consumer and dealer loan funding experience, ultimately expanding their loan portfolio profitably.Byrider selected PointPredictive’s machine learning AI scoring after extensive testing of the solution and evaluating retrospective results. “In our retrospective test with PointPredictive, we saw a significant lift in identifying defaults tied to misrepresentation and fraud,” said Gary Harmon, Chief Risk Officer of Byrider.PointPredictive launched Auto Fraud Manager with Auto Fraud Alert Reporting to help address the $6 billion-dollar annual problem of misrepresentation and fraud that plagues the auto lending industry. The solution uses machine learning to mine historical data from applications across the industry to pinpoint where fraud is happening. Over 60 million applications have been evaluated and scored by the unique machine learning AI system which is continuously learning new patterns as they emerge.

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Coupang Launches Global Retail Partner Program

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 dicembre 2019

Coupang, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing ecommerce companies, today announced a global partner program that will enable brands to immediately access a market that ranks the fifth largest in online retail sales. The Korean ecommerce segment is on pace to be the world’s third largest, with $119 billion in annual sales by 2021, behind only China and the U.S. Ecommerce in Korea is on pace to grow by 18% this year, and Coupang is growing more than three times as fast. Coupang is the leading Korean retailer of U.S.-based brands, including Downy, Lego, Earth Mama, Jarrow, Nature’s Way, California Baby, Carters and Gap. It has proven to be an effective on-ramp for international companies that want to launch in Korea. Based on Coupang’s success with international sales and market demand for U.S. products, Coupang has strategically established teams and warehouses in the U.S., making sales and distribution of goods in Korea easy. This includes giving brands direct access to top-notch advertising services to market and grow their brands in Korea. Coupang also allows brands to store their goods in Coupang’s California warehouse where Coupang will ship the products directly to the customer in Korea with delivery in three days.By partnering with Coupang, brands are instantly introduced to a massive audience of engaged, repeat Customers as millions of consumers purchase from Coupang more than 75 times a year. Retail partners also leverage Korea’s largest privately-owned delivery fleet and most sophisticated logistics network with Coupang, as well as the industry’s best Customer service.Coupang consistently delivers 2 million shipments per day as Korea’s largest online retailer. It has more than twice the number of monthly active users as its competitors and remains the only ecommerce platform to provide dawn and same-day services at a national scale. Today, 99.3% of Coupang’s orders are delivered within one day, often within only a few hours, and a staggering one third of its orders are delivered via Dawn Delivery or Same-Day Delivery, 365 days a year.

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Crif diventa partner industriale di Magic Wand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

CRIF – azienda globale specializzata in sistemi di informazioni creditizie, business information e soluzioni per il credito, che nel 2019 si posiziona al 50° posto al mondo nella prestigiosa classifica IDC Fintech Ranking – annuncia di aver sottoscritto un accordo di collaborazione con Digital Magics, un business incubator che costruisce e sviluppa business digitali, affiancandosi ai fondatori delle startup e fornendo servizi di accelerazione.La collaborazione attivata da CRIF con Digital Magics riguarda in particolare la partecipazione all’Acceleration Program di Digital Magics, denominato Magic Wand, rivolto a startup attive nel Fintech, Insurtech, blockchain, cyber security. Magic Wand è un percorso che dura circa 6 mesi che vedrà l’iniziale selezione di 10 startup per poi arrivare, dopo un programma di formazione /incubazione, alla selezione di 6 start up. CRIF, insieme ad altre realtà del settore bancario e finanziario, potrà esprimere il proprio parere rispetto alle società selezionate e manifestare interessi rispetto a future collaborazioni.A conferma della grande vocazione verso le tecnologie a supporto del settore creditizio e finanziario, CRIF ha recentemente lanciato un programma denominato Innovecos per strutturare processi di open innovation e sviluppo degli ecosistemi. Nello specifico, Innovecos è un Global Innovation Hub concepito con l’obiettivo di abilitare CRIF come Fintech e, al contempo, di abilitare CRIF nella collaborazione con altre Fintech.

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Alivi and CredSimple Partner to Improve Medical Credentialing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

Alivi, 2019 ranked Inc. 5000 company and solutions resource for health plans, announced today a recent partnership with CredSimple to utilize their technology platform to accelerate the credentialing of provider and facility qualifications in order to assure patients receive the highest quality healthcare following the National Committee of Quality Assurance NCQA standards.
CredSimple is the leading cloud-based healthcare credentialing technology. By using this platform, Alivi provides greater transparency and visibility over its provider networks by automating, streamlining and simplifying the process of credentialing. Alivi will also be able to help its clients lower the total cost of credentialing, save time, and increase efficiency and operational functionality by expanding their Business Process Outsourcing BPO product. “CredSimple is redefining the provider credentialing process for the healthcare industry. Delivering significant improvement in credentialing turnaround times,” said Mike Simmons, CredSimple Founder, and Chief Executive Officer.

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Privitar Joins AWS Partner Network Global Startups Program

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Privitar, whose software protects customers’ sensitive personal data so enterprises can extract the maximum value from the data they collect and manage, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startups Program, furthering its status as an APN Advanced Technology Partner. The APN Global Startups Program is a unique, “white glove” support and go-to-market program for selected startup APN Partners to build on their AWS expertise, better serve shared customers and accelerate growth.Privitar CEO Jason du Preez said, “Our relationship with AWS and participation in the APN Global Startups Program enables our shared customers to leverage AWS’s powerful services and components, along with our data-privacy technologies, to accelerate their data platform roadmaps while taking an uncompromising position on data privacy.” To be selected for the APN Global Startups Program, Privitar met pre-defined criteria that included: clearly demonstrating market fit for an innovative enterprise technology product; backing and recommendation from a top-tier venture capital firm; and a strategic commitment to building its AWS and cloud expertise.With Privitar’s powerful data privacy software, enterprises can accelerate data provisioning and leverage their customers’ sensitive personal data to gain data-driven insights over intuition and experience. Customers are freed to innovate, accelerate time-to-market, acquire customers and enhance customer experience, and improve outcomes that grow revenues, reduce costs and increase profitability. Privitar and AWS share top-tier enterprise clients in banking, healthcare and government bodies, including the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. “The Privitar solutions, running on AWS, give us a single, consistent way of de-identifying data across our organization,” said Stuart Gunson, Senior Project Manager of NHS Digital.The APN Global Startup Program enables qualifying companies to gain product design wins, visibility, exposure, leads, and commercial opportunities made possible with exclusive APN resources. It also offers dedicated Startup Partner Development Managers (PDM) with deep AWS knowledge and startup business experience to guide members in their growth journey with APN. By becoming an APN Global Startup Partner, Privitar will receive a range of benefits including a tailor-made plan with a selection of AWS services and APN programs, promotion support to drive visibility and awareness, and resources for helping Privitar sell and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS shared end-customers.
AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global program helping partners build a successful AWS-based business, by helping organizations build, market, and sell their offerings. The APN provides valuable business, technical, and marketing support, to help startups achieve exponential growth.

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Brex and Mastercard Partner on U.S. Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 ottobre 2019

Mastercard today announced that Brex, the financial technology company that helps ambitious companies scale, has partnered with Mastercard as its preferred network to bring cutting-edge technology and top-tier benefits to its corporate card portfolio in the United States. This is a further investment in a partnership that began earlier this year when Brex started issuing World Elite Mastercard for Business®. Under the program, Brex Mastercard cardholders will receive segment-specific benefits in addition to the core benefits of the Mastercard World Elite program. World Elite program benefits will include cell-phone insurance, rental car insurance, and ID theft protection, while the Brex rewards program will provide $50,000 worth of partner offers from AWS, Salesforce, Zoom, and many more.San Francisco-based Brex provides startup founders, ecommerce, and life science companies corporate credit cards that require no personal guarantees, deposits or credit scores. In addition to their card programs, Brex provides easy-to-use financial and expense-management tools for seamless reconciliation. Brex has grown at breakneck pace over the last two years – since it was launched, the company has both identified and solved for challenges that have plagued small businesses and entrepreneurs through access to credit.“We are pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Mastercard to continue our shared mission to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Henrique Dubugras, co-founder and co-CEO at Brex. “Leveraging the depth of Mastercard’s payments platform and global scale allows us to innovate on features and technology that better serves our customers.”
Mastercard’s technology is industry-leading and will enable Brex to address the needs of an expanding customer base. By working with Mastercard, Brex will leverage the network’s platform innovation to develop new features, rewards, and experiences for its cardholders.“Co-creation is in our DNA. We are pleased to deepen our partnership with Brex, a leader in providing corporate card programs to other technology and life sciences companies,” said Craig Vosburg, president of North America, Mastercard. “From launch to expansion, we make it easy for fintechs to collaborate with us and use our technology and products to deliver innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs. Our dedicated programs for fintechs ensures that we are focused on helping and enabling them with digital technologies, commercial connections, and strategic investments.” Brex card rewards and other functionalities are providing businesses the head start that they need to succeed.

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Hytera Exhibited at GITEX Together with Local Partner Nesma

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

Hytera, a leading global provider of professional and private communication network, showcased its latest products and solutions at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) together with its local partner Nesma Telecom & Technology Co. Ltd. (Nesma). Hytera also signed a contract with Nesma to collaborate for IoT-enabled mission critical communication technologies for public safety & smart city projects in KSA & UAE.
As the highlight of GITEX, which was held from Oct. 6 to 10 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hytera exhibited its state-of-the-art products and solutions tailored for customers, including Integrated Command and Control, Broadband Solution, Smart Patrol, and Intelligent Terminals.During the Gitex Technology Week, Hytera has signed the contract with Nesma and announced their collaboration for IoT-enabled mission critical communication technologies which will cater to massive public safety and smart city projects in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Nesma, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based multinational conglomerate Nesma Holding, is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracting company/systems integrator in the field of energy & communication infrastructure. Hytera has partnered with Nesma for many years, introducing the mission critical communication solutions serving public safety and smart city in the region.
Mr. Salah Sami Al-Sunaid, CEO of Nesma, said, “Hytera is a global technological leader for providing critical communication products and services with cutting-edge technologies. Nesma has very strong foothold in Saudi Arabia with experience of delivering sophisticated projects of multiple sectors, predominantly communication and energy infrastructure. The partnership between Nesma and Hytera will localize these advanced technologies with our involvement to deliver the solutions at the highest quality.” He also elaborated that Nesma was proud to be a key player in this market and witnessed a growing demand for critical communications, energy solutions and public safety technologies.“Hytera has been committed to providing customers with high-quality mission critical products and overall solutions since it entered the MENA market. Its leading technology, advanced products and excellent service have won recognition from customers. From daily operation to emergence response, Hytera has seen big opportunities for cooperation with Nesma, to meet the comprehensive needs of customers, support them to achieve a faster and richer communication network, and innovate for a smarter and safer city,” said Mr. Stanley Song, Sales Director of Hytera in MENA region.

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Revolut Chooses Visa as Lead Issuing Partner to Drive Rapid Global Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 ottobre 2019

Visa (NYSE:V) and Revolut, the leading fintech in Europe, today announced a new agreement that will help Revolut expand its business globally. Leveraging Visa’s brand, scale and global acceptance footprint, Revolut will be able to bring its product offerings to five new regions, reaching 24 new markets, for a total of 56 markets globally. Under the terms of the agreement, Revolut will primarily issue Visa-branded cards in the global expansion.
Revolut offers consumers a range of digital financial services via a mobile application, including currency exchange, budgeting and person-to-person (P2P) payments, all linked to a Visa card. Building on the success of its existing agreement in Europe, Visa will enable Revolut to launch initially in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and the United States, followed by Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam. “We are excited to build upon our existing collaboration with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, which will bring to life our shared vision for seamless, innovative payment experiences,” said Nikolay Storonsky, founder and chief executive officer, Revolut. “The new global agreement with Visa is timely for Revolut as we move into a number of new markets to offer even more consumers the control, flexibility and innovative features that our European customers have been benefiting from for years.”

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Catella establishes Catella Hospitality Europe – a specialized Asset Manager and Operating Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 settembre 2019

Catella Property Investment Management establishes Catella Hospitality Europe (CHE), in partnership with Pierre-Louis Bellanger, Rodolphe Frégé and Maxime des Monstiers, in order to address the fast growing hotel investment market. The company will assist investors in sourcing, structuring and managing tailored hotel investment opportunities.The European hotel investment market keeps on growing thanks to excellent tourism fundamentals. Such positive dynamics have rallied real estate investors towards this attractive alternative asset class which offers higher yields and solid returns. However, those who seek to gain hotel exposure often lack in-house expertise. On their behalf, CHE will identify investment worthy opportunities and manage them, acting as operating partner, in order to optimize their return on investment.CHE will serve both Core and Value-Add investors with turnkey investment and asset management services. The scope of missions will range from stabilized assets monitoring up to turnaround including capex, rebranding and management optimizations. The team has a distinctive experience in maximizing investor’s value all along the holding period and can take direct control over operations.“Establishing the Catella Hospitality Europe (CHE) is a logical step in Catella’s strategy. Building a strong dedicated team for this segment is the key driver for success. Pierre-Louis, Rodolphe and Maxime bring us an unique sector competence in this field.” says Timo Nurminen, Head of Catella Property Investment Management.“It is great to join forces with Catella and benefit from its long-lasting relationship with most European Real Estate investors. The group’s focus on the development of Investment Management Platforms will enable us to work along country specialists present in 9 European countries. We will offer our hotel expertise to Real Estate investors willing to address one of the most promising asset class on today’s real estate market. We will follow the entrepreneurial mindset that has enabled the success of Catella’s teams around us.” say Pierre-Louis Bellanger, Rodolphe Frégé and Maxime des Monstiers, Co-founding Partners of Catella Hospitality Europe.

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NuScale and Partner Universities Win Department of Energy Grants for Reactor Simulators

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

NuScale Power today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three grants to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator at each of Oregon State University, Texas A&M University-College Station and the University of Idaho.
When completed, the simulator facilities will be used for research, education, K-12 outreach and public advocacy regarding nuclear power and small modular reactor (SMR) technology. NuScale’s reactor simulator is a virtual nuclear power plant control room that provides U.S. universities and national laboratories with the ability to observe nuclear plant behavior from the control room. These simulators, based on NuScale’s simulator technology and computer models, will include a simulator interface that accepts input from operators in a virtual control room and displays parameters simulating the plant response.
The simulator facilitates research into human factors engineering, human-system interface design, advanced diagnostics, cyber security and plant control room automation. In addition to supporting STEM research and education at universities, NuScale’s simulator can be used to show students and members of the public advanced nuclear technology in a control room setting.Lead collaborators from each of the partner universities include Qiao Wu, Ph.D. (Oregon State University), Yassin Hassan, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) and Richard Christensen, Ph.D. (University of Idaho).“The installation of these three simulators will provide remarkable opportunities for students, researchers and operators to better understand SMR technology,” said NuScale Innovation Manager Derick Botha, who developed the project proposal on behalf of the company in collaboration with the university leads. “We are thrilled that DOE has given this endeavor such a strong endorsement.” After, deployment at each university, NuScale will provide technical support and further model development to support research.NuScale’s technology is the world’s first and only SMR to undergo design certification review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC is scheduled to complete its review of NuScale’s design in September 2020.

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Ross University School of Medicine and Saint Peter’s University Partner to Increase Physician Diversity

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

Hispanics comprise 18 percent1 of the U.S. population yet are only 5 percent2 of U.S. physicians. In an effort to drive diversity in the physician workforce, Saint Peter’s University and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced an agreement to help more Hispanics attend medical school. The agreement, signed today at Saint Peter’s campus, creates an educational pathway program for Saint Peter’s graduates to study medicine at RUSM. Qualified Saint Peter’s students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship for first semester tuition at the RUSM campus in Barbados.
As an HSI, Saint Peter’s has been consistently recognized for its commitment to serving Latino students. In 2016, Saint Peter’s was awarded the Title III HSI STEM grant for $3.8 million to support SURGE (STEM Undergraduate Retention, Graduation, and Empowerment) that provides opportunities for research. In 2018 Saint Peter’s also received the National Science Foundation’s first-ever Hispanic serving grant for $1.5 million to build STEM internship experiences. Most recently Saint Peter’s was selected as one of 20 nationwide finalists to receive a Seal of Excelencia certification from Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization that seeks to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.
RUSM is an International Member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. RUSM has also announced four similar agreements with minority serving institutions over the past year, including: Charles R. Drew University, Dillard University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Tuskegee University. As part of its continued commitment to addressing diversity, RUSM’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), signed on to the HBCU Partnership Challenge created by the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, pledging to invest in creating strategic collaborations with HBCUs and working to increase diversity in key workforce sectors.Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, RUSM’s 14,000-plus diverse alumni practice medicine throughout North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care. More than a quarter of RUSM students identify as black or Hispanic, with RUSM earning a 96 percent USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate in 2018. RUSM also achieved a 92 percent residency attainment rate for first-time-eligible 2018-2019 graduates, and of the 647 RUSM medical students who attained residency in March of 2019, 82 were black and 61 were Hispanic.

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Kickbox Announces Release of New Partner Portal

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 giugno 2019

Kickbox, a world leader in email address verification trusted by top ESPs and brands since 2014, is announcing the launch of its new Kickbox Partner Portal. Designed with feedback from its long-standing partners, the portal is designed to give brands, agencies, and ESPs the ability to proactively provision and holistically manage Kickbox accounts for their teams and customers, eliminating any friction of traditional onboarding.
Marketing Democracy, a search consultancy focused on assisting enterprise brands with the ESP RFP and migration process, is among the list of inaugural users of the portal. Its president, Chris Marriott, spoke on the value of the portal for his organization:Once an account is onboarded, the platform provides organization-level email data insights by identifying deliverable, undeliverable, disposable and risky, and role-based email addresses across multiple accounts for clients or subsidiary companies while maintaining security of email address data.
Kickbox is a worldwide leader in email verification, whose team has been building email technology for more than a decade – from anti-spam to email encryption. By offering technology that promotes email best practices and improves deliverability in a scalable manner, Kickbox has become a trusted tool for over 10,000 businesses across an array of industries to improve email ROI and maximize marketing performance.
Marketing Democracy is a search consultancy with years of experience helping email marketers find the right ESP partner. It adds tremendous value to the process by providing unbiased expertise and customized scorecards, addressing each client’s unique needs and staying up-to-date with the evolving vendor landscape and industry demands. Past and current Clients are a who’s who of leading brands in the retail, publishing, insurance and travel & hospitality industries.

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Kadiant and STE Consultants Agree to Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 maggio 2019

Kadiant, a mission-driven organization that provides high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and related services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to partner with STE Consultants, a pioneer provider of ABA services in both center and home-based settings. The partnership will mark the fourth addition to Kadiant this year, following its investments in Central Valley Autism Project (CVAP), Kids Overcoming (KOI), and Integrated Behavioral Solutions (IBS). The agreement with STE Consultants is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the partnerships are not being disclosed.
STE Consultants was founded in 2004 by Sarah Trautman-Eslinger. Since inception, STE Consultants has delivered ABA services in the home, school, and community as well as through telehealth programs to more than 2,000 families across Northern California, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. In addition to her work at STE Consultants, Trautman-Eslinger has spearheaded practice management and ABA-focused public policy campaigns across the country. Trautman-Eslinger also serves as the current President of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) for the 2016-2019 term, is on the Board of the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), and has led regional, national, and international conference workshops and panels focused on practitioner issues and health insurance reform.
Trautman-Eslinger will continue as an advisor to Kadiant. The STE Consultants team will work closely with CVAP, KOI, and IBS to share best practices and integrate operations and services across the Kadiant organization.

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Assessing Business Partners’ Financial Health Got Easier

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

When it comes to choosing business partners, financial viability is a critical factor. And SAP Ariba and RapidRatings just made it easier to assess. RapidRatings’ Financial Health System now integrates with SAP Ariba Supplier Risk to incorporate financial viability data into overall vendor risk profiles making it even easier to make smart, informed business decisions.Customers around the world rely on SAP Ariba Supplier Risk to make well-informed business decisions that help them to avoid unnecessary risk and prevent supply chain disruption. RapidRatings has joined the ever-expanding ecosystem of SAP Ariba partners leveraging open APIs to extend the value of SAP Ariba Supplier Risk with its financial health data and analysis. Now with integration to financial health scores from RapidRatings, customers can further round out their view of suppliers and incorporate financial viability information in vendor risk profiles to make timely and contextual business decisions and improve collaboration with trading partners.RapidRatings’ Financial Health System conducts sophisticated analysis of financial health – analysis most category managers have neither the time nor the expertise to conduct – enabling more informed business decision making. The foundation of the analysis is a single numerical financial health rating of 0-100 called FHR®. RapidRatings creates the FHR by measuring every company against its global industry peers, whether publicly traded or privately held. Its process is to source and integrate the financial statements of third-party companies, suppliers, vendors, customers and securities issuers to ensure accuracy and scalability.

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PE: la Russia non può più essere considerata un “partner strategico”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 marzo 2019

L’UE dovrebbe prepararsi ad adottare ulteriori sanzioni contro la Russia. La Russia deve ripristinare l’integrità territoriale dell’Ucraina. Affrontare le sfide globali comuni solo attraverso una cooperazione selettiva Il Parlamento ha adottato definitivamente un sistema UE di certificazione per la sicurezza informatica, e espresso la forte preoccupazione per gli interessi cinesi nella tecnologia dell’UE.La risoluzione del Parlamento per valutare lo stato delle relazioni politiche UE-Russia è stata approvata con 402 voti favorevoli, 163 contrari e 89 astensioniI deputati hanno rilevato che, dal 2015, sono emerse nuovi tensioni tra L’UE e la Russia, tra cui l’intervento russo in Siria e l’ingerenza in Paesi come la Libia e la Repubblica Centrafricana. Hanno inoltre sottolineato il sostegno del Cremlino ai partiti anti-europeisti e ai movimenti di estrema destra, ad esempio in Ungheria, e come il Paese continui a interferire nelle elezioni politiche e a violare i diritti umani su proprio territorio.Il Parlamento ribadisce che l’UE dovrebbe essere pronta ad adottare ulteriori sanzioni contro la Russia, in particolare contro individui. Le sanzioni dovrebbero essere proporzionate alle minacce poste dalla Russia. Nel dicembre scorso, il Consiglio ha prorogato le sanzioni economiche fino al 31 luglio 2019.L’UE dovrebbe rivedere il suo attuale accordo di partenariato e cooperazione (APC) con la Russia e limitare la cooperazione ai settori di interesse comune come il cambiamento climatico, la sicurezza energetica, la digitalizzazione, l’intelligenza artificiale e la lotta al terrorismo richiedono un impegno selettivo. Nella risoluzione si afferma che una più stretta collaborazione sarà possibile solo se la Russia attuerà pienamente i cosiddetti accordi di Minsk per porre fine alla guerra nell’Ucraina orientale e inizierà a rispettare il diritto internazionale.

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La Regione cerca partner per progettare corsi di formazione civico-linguistica

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 agosto 2018

La Regione Piemonte ha aperto le selezioni per individuare un partner per la co-progettazione e, in caso di approvazione ministeriale, la realizzazione del Piano Petrarca 6, per la costruzione di percorsi di formazione civico linguistica rivolti a cittadini di Paesi Terzi che vivono regolarmente sul territorio regionale.Possono partecipare all’avviso regionale gli enti privati indicati nell’avviso ministeriale.
I candidati selezionati dovranno lavorare insieme agli uffici regionali per presentare il progetto al Ministero entro il 3 settembre 2018. In caso di approvazione saranno chiamati alla realizzazione dei servizi complementari (babysitting, mediazione interculturale, tutoraggio). A fronte di particolari necessità organizzative, logistiche o territoriali, d’intesa con l’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale, potranno essere chiamati a svolgere delle azioni formative. A tal fine i candidati dovranno dimostrare di essere qualificati nella didattica dell’italiano L2, di operare in collaborazione coi Cpia, di avvalersi di docenti in possesso dei titoli richiesti per l’insegnamento.L’importo per la realizzazione complessiva del Piano regionale è di circa 2,5 milioni di euro. Le attività progettuali prenderanno avvio dalla comunicazione da parte del Ministero dell’Interno e si concluderanno il 31/12/2021. Per partecipare al bando si può presentare domanda, redatta secondo le modalità indicate nel bando. Questa dovrà essere inviata esclusivamente via Pec al seguente indirizzo: famigliaediritti@cert.regione.piemonte.it entro le ore 12 del 21/08/2018. Nell’oggetto dovrà essere indicata la scritta: Avviso Fami – “Petrarca 6”“Il periodo non è dei più felici, ma siamo costretti dai tempi progettuali del bando a cui dobbiamo rispondere”, spiega l’assessora regionale all’Immigrazione, Monica Cerutti.
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Research Affiliates’ Partner Mike Aked Relocates to Australia to Support and Grow Firm’s Local Presence

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 agosto 2018

Research Affiliates, LLC, announces today that Mike Aked, CFA, Partner and Director of Research for Australia, has relocated to Melbourne, where he will support the firm’s network of Australian partners and identify new growth opportunities. He will also be involved with strategic initiatives and research around asset allocation for the firm as well as other research initiatives in support of the Australian market.
Founded in 2002 by Rob Arnott and based in Newport Beach, California, Research Affiliates is a global leader in asset allocation, smart beta, and active equity strategies. Through various Australian distribution partners and direct clients, Research Affiliates’ strategies such as the RAFI™ Fundamental Index™ have been available in Australia for 10 years. Of the A$265 billion* in assets managed globally using RA investment strategies, over A$20 billion is in Australia, making it a significant and important region for the firm.
With Mr. Aked based locally, Research Affiliates hopes to create greater impact via our research insights and tools for Australian investors. This move will also facilitate more frequent in-person dialogue among Research Affiliates and asset owners, local consultants, and distribution partners. “Mike has been an invaluable contributor to Research Affiliates’ growth and success,” explains Katy Sherrerd, President and CEO of Research Affiliates. “He brings with him a deep understanding of markets—particularly on the implementation side—as well as our investment beliefs, research processes, core values, and company culture. Further, his experience working at both superannuation funds and global asset managers makes Mike an excellent representative of Research Affiliates as we strive to deepen our involvement with the Australian investment community.” “Surveying the Australian investment landscape, it is truly a very exciting time to be in my home country. Opportunities to make a meaningful impact abound. I look forward to helping increase our presence and to making sure our research and insights are relevant and impactful to Australian investors,” said Mr. Aked. Mike Aked received a BA with honors in applied mathematics from the University of Sydney, an MS in statistics from the University of Virginia, and an MS in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago. Previously, Mike held positions at Sunsuper, University of Virginia Investment Management Company, and UBS Global Asset Management across four continents. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of both the CFA Society Melbourne and Q-Group Australia.

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Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! Partner to Increase Play Opportunities for Chicago Kids

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 luglio 2018

The Chicago community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Nixon Elementary School. In just six hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, Nixon Elementary School, Hermosa Neighborhood Association, Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 900 children and their families in the local community for years to come.”For over 140 years Foresters Financial has focused on our Purpose, which is to help families and strengthen communities,” said Jim Boyle, President and CEO, Foresters Financial. “In 2018 we are excited to complete our 150th playground build with KaBOOM!. This partnership creates safe play areas where families can spend quality time together while developing young bodies and minds. We know the Chicago community will use this playground for many years to come.”The design for the new playground is based on drawings created by neighborhood children at a special Design Day event held in March when community members met with organizers from KaBOOM! and Foresters Financial to design their dream playground. The drawings inspired the final playground design.Since 2006, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! have built 147 beautiful playspaces across 86 cities in 31 states and provinces throughout North America and by the end of 2018, Foresters Financial will have funded more than 150 playgrounds. Thanks to the hard work of over 9,900 Foresters members, sales partners and guests for the last eleven years, we are positively impacting the lives of more than 5 million children by providing them with access to play. Through each new playground, families are better able to spend quality time together right in their own neighborhoods, playing alongside Foresters members and community partners.Play is the business of childhood and is essential to the physical, cognitive, creative, social and emotional development of every kid. It’s how kids build strong muscles and healthy bodies; it’s how they learn problem-solving, conflict resolution and creativity; it’s how they make friends and build strong bonds with adults. Play is critical to a kid’s ability to thrive.Foresters Financial is a KaBOOM! Founding Partner and National Partner. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the balance and active play they need to thrive.

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ON Partners Names Heidi Hoffman Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 giugno 2018

ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today announced it has appointed longtime supply-chain search executive Heidi Hoffman as partner. In this role, Hoffman will lead the firm’s growing supply chain practice from the firm’s expanding Atlanta office.
Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, operations, logistics, distribution, customer service, planning, quality, engineering and operational excellence for industrial, consumer, retail, life sciences and technology companies globally.“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Heidi’s level of expertise and industry knowledge joining the ON team,” noted ON Partners co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti. “Her fantastic track record in the executive search space and specifically in placing supply-chain executives is a real asset to the firm and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join us.”Hoffman’s management and consulting experience spans more than twenty years. Prior to joining ON Partners, she served as a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, where she led the firm’s Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise in North America. Previously, she was with Russell Reynolds, where she founded and led the firm’s global supply chain practice and headed the North American industrial sector. Earlier, Hoffman was a member of the operations group of Booz & Co., where she consulted on supply chain, process redesign, productivity improvement and change management initiatives for a wide range of manufacturing and services companies.Hoffman is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Institute for Supply Management, and she also serves on the leadership council of Franklin and Marshall College. She earned a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance and business policy from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics (cum laude) from Franklin and Marshall College.

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Frazier Growth Buyout Adds Jim Brady as Operating Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 giugno 2018

Frazier Healthcare Partners today announced that Jim Brady has been named an Operating Partner on the firm’s Growth Buyout team.Mr. Brady brings almost 30 years of experience in healthcare as both an Operating Partner in private equity as well as an executive operator in software and technology. Most recently Mr. Brady was Healthcare Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners where he helped create and build a highly successful portfolio including over 20 acquisitions across multiple sectors within healthcare.“We are thrilled that Jim has chosen to join Frazier as the firm looks to build its presence in healthcare IT. His tenured background in the healthcare information technology industry, as well as his proven leadership experience, will greatly enhance our investing efforts in the sector,” said Frazier General Partner Ben Magnano.

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