OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MASON RUDOLPH WINS THE 2017 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD®

2017 Golden Arm Award Sponsors

BALTIMORE, USA, November 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oklahoma State University quarterback Mason Rudolph is the winner of the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.

The native of Rock Hill, South Carolina has quarterbacked OSU to a 31-9 record as a starter and has led the Cowboys to 10 victories in games in which they trailed during the second half. Rudolph has beat every team in the Big 12 during his career and he holds no fewer than 50 school records. He enters the bowl game with 13,267 career passing yards, a mark that ranks fourth in Big 12 history.

Rudolph hit a career mark of 323.6 passing yards per game which is third in Big 12 history. The senior ranks in the top three among the FBS active career leaders in passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt, total passing yards, passing yards per game, total offense and total offense yards per play. He led the FBS with 4,553 passing yards and 379.4 passing yards per game during the regular season. The 22-year-old not only has impressive stats on the field, but he is also Oklahoma State’s most active player in community service activities.

Candidates for the Golden Arm Award – which has been presented at the end of each college football season since 1987 – must be college seniors or fourth-year juniors on schedule to graduate with their class. In addition to the accomplishments on the field, candidates are judged on their character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.

Past Golden Arm Award winners include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997); Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007); Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009); Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011), Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014), Connor Cook (Michigan State, 2015) and last year’s winner Deshaun Watson, (Clemson, 2016).

Rudolph will receive the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award at a ceremony to be held on Friday, December 8th, 2017 from 6-9 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor & The Grand in downtown Baltimore. Former Baltimore Colts center, Bill Curry, will be in attendance to honor Rudolph and his achievements. Curry has built his career on being a strong leader and effective communicator. His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as President of the NFL Players Association.

Proceeds from the Golden Arm Award help to support the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation. The Foundation provides financial assistance to underprivileged and deserving young scholar-athletes throughout Maryland and Kentucky.

Sponsors of the Golden Arm Award include: Under Armour, The Babe Ruth Museum, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Cannonball Moments, Century Engineering, Comcast, Dunbar Armored and Dunbar Security Systems, Dunbar Protective Services, The Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor & The Grand, Haddock Investments, Harvey Agency, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc., PSAV, TRAY, SILKS, The Scott Garceau Show, Maryland Department of Commerce, MedStar Sports Medicine, Wilson Sporting Goods, and ZBest Executive & Global Transportation Services.

To learn more about the Golden Arm Award, please visit: Golden Arm Foundation or Golden Arm Award. Additionally, please follow the conversation throughout the season on Twitter: @GoldenArmAward or use the hashtag, #GoldenArmAward.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market in Africa 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation And Forecast To 2022

Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Industry

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This report studies the Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms market status and outlook of Africa and major regions, from angles of players, regions, product and end Application/industries; this report analyzes the top players in Africa and major regions, and splits the Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms market by product and Application/end industries.

The Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms market is valued at XX million USD in 2016 and is expected to reach XX million USD by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.

Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Industry 2017 Market Research Report Provide The Details About Industry Overview And Analysis About Manufacturing Cost Structure, Revenue, Gross Margin, Consumption Value And Sale Price, Major Manufacturers, Distributors, Industry Chain Structure, New Project Swot Analysis With Development Trends And Forecasts 2022.

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SADC will still play an important role which cannot be ignored. Any changes from SADC might affect the development trend of Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms.

The major players in Africa market include 

Huawei 
ZTE 
MTN 
IBM 
HPE 
Vodacom 
Microsoft 
IoT.nxt

Geographically, this report split Africa into several key Regions, with, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast) 
SADC 
South Africa 
Egypt 
Morocco 
Nigeria 
Algeria

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Table of Contents 

1 Industry Overview 
    1.1 Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Overview 
      1.1.1 Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Product Scope 
      1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 
    1.2 Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size and Analysis by Regions (2012-2017) 
      1.2.1 SADC Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
      1.2.2 South Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
      1.2.3 Egypt Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
      1.2.4 Morocco Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
      1.2.5 Nigeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
      1.2.6 Algeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Status and Outlook 
2 Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Competition Analysis by Players 
    2.1 Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size (Million USD) by Players (2012-2017) 
    2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 
      2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 
      2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 
      2.2.3 New Entrants 
      2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future 
3 Company (Top Players) Profiles and Key Data 
    3.1 Huawei 
      3.1.1 Company Profile 
      3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.1.4 Huawei Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.1.5 Recent Developments 
    3.2 ZTE 
      3.2.1 Company Profile 
      3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.2.4 ZTE Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.2.5 Recent Developments 
    3.3 MTN 
      3.3.1 Company Profile 
      3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.3.4 MTN Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.3.5 Recent Developments 
    3.4 IBM 
      3.4.1 Company Profile 
      3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.4.4 IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.4.5 Recent Developments 
    3.5 HPE 
      3.5.1 Company Profile 
      3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.5.4 HPE Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.5.5 Recent Developments 
    3.6 Vodacom 
      3.6.1 Company Profile 
      3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.6.4 Vodacom Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.6.5 Recent Developments 
    3.7 Microsoft 
      3.7.1 Company Profile 
      3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.7.4 Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.7.5 Recent Developments 
    3.8 IoT.nxt 
      3.8.1 Company Profile 
      3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
      3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
      3.8.4 IoT.nxt Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) 
      3.8.5 Recent Developments 
4 Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size Application (2012-2017) 
    4.1 Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
    4.2 Potential Application of Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms in Future 
    4.3 Top Consumer / End Users of Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms 
5 SADC Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    5.1 SADC Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size (2012-2017) 
    5.2 SADC Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
6 South Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    6.1 South Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size (2012-2017) 
    6.2 South Africa Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
7 Egypt Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    7.1 Egypt Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size (2012-2017) 
    7.2 Egypt Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
8 Morocco Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    8.1 Morocco Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size and Forecast (2012-2017) 
    8.2 Morocco Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
9 Nigeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    9.1 Nigeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size and Forecast (2012-2017) 
    9.2 Nigeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 
10 Algeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Development Status and Outlook 
    10.1 Algeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size and Forecast (2012-2017) 
    10.2 Algeria Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 

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Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia Market 2017- By Plan Future Business Decisions Using the Forecast Figures 2020

Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

WiseGuyReports published new report, titled “Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia”

Synopsis

"Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics" contains detailed historic and forecast data covering Reinsurance in Croatia. This databook provides values for key performance indicators such as Ceded Reinsurance ((life insurance, non-life Insurance and personal accident and health insurance) (excluding retrocessions)).
The research handbook provides the up-to-date market data for period 2011-2015 and illustrative forecast to 2020. Values in the handbook are depicted in USD ($) and local currency by country and number of active policies are represented in millions.

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Summary

Reinsurance premium is the premium paid by the ceding company (primary insurer) to the reinsurer in consideration for the risk shared or liability assumed by the reinsurer
The amount of total premiums ceded (excluding retrocessions) in the reinsurance market in Croatia is valued at HRKxxx.xx Million (US$xxx.xx million) in 2016, which is a decrease of -x.xx% over 2015. The category has recorded a CARC of -x.xx% during the review period (2012-2016).
Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics provides a top-level overview and detailed insight into the operating environment of Insurance industry in Croatia. It is an essential tool for companies active across the Croatia value chain and for new players considering to enter the market.

Scope

Reinsurance (Ceded) in Croatia to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics provides you with the following:

• Overall values of ceded reinsurance (life insurance, non-life Insurance and personal accident and health insurance) (excluding retrocessions).
• Market share of ceded reinsurance (life insurance, non-life Insurance and personal accident and health insurance) (excluding retrocessions).

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• Allows you to plan future business decisions using the forecast figures given for the segment.
• The broad but detailed perspective will help all the companies in the Insurance industry to understand and succeed in the challenging market.

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1 Introduction
2 Ceded Reinsurance
3 Appendix

..CONTINUED

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Global Allergy Immunotherapies Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation And Forecast To 2022

Allergy Immunotherapies -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Allergy Immunotherapies Industry

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Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Allergy Immunotherapies -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022” To Its Research Database

Global Allergy Immunotherapies market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including 

ALK Abello 
Allergy Therapeutics 
Circassia 
DBV Technologies 
Stallergenes Greer 
Merck KGaA (Allergopharma) 
HAL Allergy Group (Netherlands) 
… 

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Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Allergy Immunotherapies in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering 
North America 
Europe 
China 
Japan 
Southeast Asia 
India 

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into 
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy 
Sublingual Immunotherapy 

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including 
Allergic Rhinitis 
Allergic Asthma 
Other

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Table of Contents

Global Allergy Immunotherapies Market Research Report 2017 
1 Allergy Immunotherapies Market Overview 
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Allergy Immunotherapies 
1.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Segment by Type (Product Category) 
1.2.1 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2012-2022) 
1.2.2 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 
1.2.3 Subcutaneous Immunotherapy 
1.2.4 Sublingual Immunotherapy 
1.3 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Segment by Application 
1.3.1 Allergy Immunotherapies Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 
1.3.2 Allergic Rhinitis 
1.3.3 Allergic Asthma 
1.3.4 Other 
1.4 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Market by Region (2012-2022) 
1.4.1 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 
1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Allergy Immunotherapies (2012-2022) 
1.5.1 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022) 
1.5.2 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

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7 Global Allergy Immunotherapies Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 
7.1 ALK Abello 
7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.1.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.1.2.1 Product A 
7.1.2.2 Product B 
7.1.3 ALK Abello Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.2 Allergy Therapeutics 
7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.2.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.2.2.1 Product A 
7.2.2.2 Product B 
7.2.3 Allergy Therapeutics Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.3 Circassia 
7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.3.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.3.2.1 Product A 
7.3.2.2 Product B 
7.3.3 Circassia Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.4 DBV Technologies 
7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.4.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.4.2.1 Product A 
7.4.2.2 Product B 
7.4.3 DBV Technologies Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.5 Stallergenes Greer 
7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.5.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.5.2.1 Product A 
7.5.2.2 Product B 
7.5.3 Stallergenes Greer Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.6 Merck KGaA (Allergopharma) 
7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.6.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.6.2.1 Product A 
7.6.2.2 Product B 
7.6.3 Merck KGaA (Allergopharma) Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 
7.7 HAL Allergy Group (Netherlands) 
7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 
7.7.2 Allergy Immunotherapies Product Category, Application and Specification 
7.7.2.1 Product A 
7.7.2.2 Product B 
7.7.3 HAL Allergy Group (Netherlands) Allergy Immunotherapies Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 
7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 

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Akanagi Group Platforms Ranked at the Top of The Industry by Advisers in the Wealth Platform Service Level Review

Akanagi Group Appoints Global Head of Electronic Execution - Lewis Kaneko to Lead Global Electronic Execution Effort

The findings revealed satisfaction levels across various areas, with Akanagi Group’s two platforms ranking first and second in a number of categories

TOKYO, KANTO, JAPAN, December 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akanagi Group, a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes that manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients, today announced that Akanagi Group’s investment platforms have been ranked first and second overall in the Wealth Platform Service Level Review.
The review, which surveyed over 500 financial advisers in Japan, found that Akanagi Group platforms achieved the highest overall satisfaction score of 8.02 out of 10.
The findings revealed satisfaction levels across various areas, with Akanagi Group’s two platforms ranking first and second in a number of categories, including: IT and web functionality, ease of doing business, business development (BDM) support / practice development support and administrative support.
Kaiji Ota, Head of Wealth Product Investing and Financial Services Group, said Akanagi Group is delighted to be recognized in this independent industry survey.
“As a business that is focused on collecting and acting on feedback from the advisers who use our platforms every day, this review provides us with valuable insights into how they view the service and support we provide,” Mr. Ota said.
“We’re proud to have been ranked first and second across a number of categories and believe this is due to the continuous evolution of our platforms to ensure we keep delivering what advisers need to service their clients to a high standard and run an efficient business.”
“We’ve made enhancements in direct response to adviser feedback. This included requests for more tailored investment solutions and an expanded choice of assets, which led to the addition of separately managed accounts to the platforms, as well as international listed securities and domestic fixed income securities as investment options.”

About Akanagi Group

Akanagi Group is a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and a specialist investment company by market sectors. The firm manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients. The Group’s specialist investment teams set their own investment philosophy and processes. They share a commitment to acting in our clients’ best interests and to generating long-term portfolio performance. Akanagi Group focuses on Japanese stocks with earnings growing, which will be priced in eventually. The company’s belief is that it can find growing companies even in the mature Japanese market.

Kaiji Ota
Akanagi Group
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Merger and Acquisition Data from Akanagi Group Seller’s Market’ Continues for RIA Firms

Deal pace remains steady as RIAs represent leading buyer category for second consecutive year

TOKYO, KANTO, JAPAN, December 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akanagi Group, a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes that manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients, today announced that the merger and acquisition (M&A) market continues on a consistent year-over-year pace, according to the latest data compiled by Akanagi Group, as independent registered investment advisor (RIA) firms thrive and the independent investment advisory model remains one of the fastest-growing segments of the financial-services industry.
“It remains a seller’s market for RIAs and the industry is in a position of strength as firms grow in value and more advisors and acquirers continue to be drawn to the independent model,” said Michiaki Fujii, Senior Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management, Akanagi Group. “We are seeing more firms being strategic about their growth, and while many remain focused on M&A as part of that strategy, they are being selective about opportunities and are very mindful of additional factors such as cultural and philosophical fit to ensure a merger or acquisition is beneficial and sustainable over the long term for their firm and their clients.”
Results from Akanagi Group’s Benchmarking Study indicated that nearly 25 percent of the fastest-growing firms are looking to make opportunistic acquisitions to bolster their growth. Achieving scale from organic growth and acquisitions, the fastest growing firms reported three times more growth than the average firm.
“The steady level of M&A activity we’ve seen over recent years underscores the growth and maturation of the industry,” said Fujii. “RIA founders and principals are more focused than ever on creating legacy firms that advance and sustain their firm’s culture and values.”

About Akanagi Group
Akanagi Group is a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and a specialist investment company by market sectors. The firm manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients. The Group’s specialist investment teams set their own investment philosophy and processes. They share a commitment to acting in our clients’ best interests and to generating long-term portfolio performance. Akanagi Group focuses on Japanese stocks with earnings growing, which will be priced in eventually. The company’s belief is that it can find growing companies even in the mature Japanese market.

Kaiji Ota
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Marlissa Gardner of Emillions Art to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — What makes a painting a work of art? What makes a painting valuable? How does an unknown artist become world-renowned?

If you want to make it as an artist, you have to be willing to spend every dime you have on your own career, but it helps to have someone who can navigate the dynamic and often unforgiving world of contemporary art so you can make the right decisions for your work and your career as an artist.

Marlissa Gardner is the founder of Emillions Art, a high-end contemporary art consultant.

“I'm a liaison,” says Gardner. “I’m the bridge between the artist and the buyer. Every artist I meet with I believe is valuable and really worth paying attention to. Sometimes my market or clientele doesn't match their artwork. But that’s the trick: finding the right market for the artwork.”

Gardner works privately with collectors trying to divest themselves of their collections of old or modern masters. Gardner also deals in the high contemporary art world with artists who are trying to get their name and their artwork exposed to not just the national scene, but the international scene.

“It's all about relationships,” says Gardner. “You have to develop them, you have to get to know people, you have to trust people on both ends.”

Gardner can bring her artists into those exclusive circles so their status is brought to a new level.

“Frankly what it comes down to is packaging and marketing. And it's all about who you know. Do you know the right people?” says Gardner. “It's an interesting world. It's completely engaging all the time. It’s never the same deal twice.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Marlissa Gardner in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on December 4th at 11am EST and with Jim Masters on December 11th at 11am EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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The Pacific Mesothelioma Center Showcases It’s Mesothelioma Research at Holiday Open House

The nonprofit medical research institute is hosting its annual holiday open house on December 6th at its in-house research lab in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fresh off the heels of its successful 5K Walk for Mesothelioma, The Pacific Mesothelioma Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is excited to celebrate the holidays at the annual PMC Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the PMC office in Los Angeles. The annual open house showcases the innovative research conducted at PMC at their in-house research laboratory. Attendees will be able to meet the PMC researchers, learn about the exciting research taking place in the lab, eat delicious food from French- Moroccan eatery Chez Marie, and watch student interns perform live demonstrations.

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical research institute that is trying to find better treatment options for diseases of the heart, lung, and blood including mesothelioma- a devastatingly under-researched and underfunded cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. The PHLBI operates two laboratories, one at its office on Santa Monica Blvd and the other, The Punch Worthington lab. at UCLA. The PHLBI’s current focus is on engineering mesenchymal stem cells to be used in combination with immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers including mesothelioma.

The open house is being held at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute’s office in Los Angeles (10780 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA, 90025) and will start at 12 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Individuals new to the PHLBI are encouraged to attend so they can learn more about the institute, it's exciting research, meet the researchers, and learn about the events held throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for research, including the 5K Annual Walk/Hike and The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride.

For more information about the Holiday Open House, please contact Clare Cameron at (310)-478-4678, or email to info@phlbi.org.

Clare Cameron
The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
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Akanagi Group Selects One of The World’s Leading Financial Software Companies for Electronic Trading

Akanagi Group

The partnership to provide dedicated trading infrastructure to Akanagi Group through its leading-edge products to global institutional investor clients

TOKYO, KANTO, JAPAN, November 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akanagi Group, a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes that manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients, today announced that it has selected one of the world’s leading financial software companies. By integrating the global execution platform and dedicated environment, Akanagi Group will provide its clients with an independent trading environment, giving them the ability to customize their trading strategies and differentiate their services.
Lewis Kaneko, Global Head of Execution Services at Akanagi Group, said: “Our new partner provides best-in-class infrastructure, an aligned agency business model, innovative software, and industry expertise. Integrating these new products will help immediately advance our clients’ trading capabilities through a comprehensive array of highly regarded localized products and dedicated product management staff.”
“The consultative and responsive approach we take to designing the trading process, combined with our transparent and discreet agency focus, makes us a trusted extension of our clients’ trading desks. This new technology and intellectual capital – a continued investment in our electronic trading capability – provides Akanagi Group’s clients with an enhanced trading experience and superior execution outcomes,” added Mr. Kaneko.
One company official, said: “We are pleased to be involved in the expansion of Akanagi Group’s global execution offerings. Our industry-leading infrastructure and software provides a dedicated trading environment, giving Akanagi Group’s clients the freedom to adapt and tailor their strategies. We look forward to developing our relationship with Akanagi Group.”

About Akanagi Group

Akanagi Group is a Pan Asian asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and a specialist investment company by market sectors.. The firm manages investments on behalf of individual clients, institutional investors and pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial advisers and their clients. The Group’s specialist investment teams set their own investment philosophy and processes. They share a commitment to acting in our clients’ best interests and to generating long-term portfolio performance. Akanagi Group focuses on Japanese stocks with earnings growing, which will be priced in eventually. The company’s belief is that it can find growing companies even in the mature Japanese market. Through significant knowledge and experience, it evaluates quality and sustainability of earnings growth, and select stocks that it can hold over a long-time horizon.

Kaiji Ota
Akanagi Group
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The Rise of the Payments Facilitator – Embracing new forms of Payment, by Anderson Zaks

BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE, UK, November 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Consumers today expect the way they pay for products and services to be effortless, instant and secure. Whereas the market was once dominated by just a few banks and a handful of payment companies, now there are more like 500 more agile companies and new payment technologies which have revolutionized the industry. All this change is creating a perfect storm where we could see a new type of service provider, a Payments Facilitator, that will offer acquiring, a payment gateway and a whole range of value added services.

Many of these new forms of payment enable the merchant or retailer to build an ongoing relationship with the end user customer through communications and offers that are as much about the next purchase as they are about the one that has just occurred.

The future is here – the top trends to watch out for
For consumers, progress has led to an array of choice and faster payments, that are not based on a credit or debit card scheme. Here, we throw the spotlight on certain trends that are having the maximum impact on consumer choice and flexibility. The emphasis is on increased choice rather than replacement payment methods, making the new world of payments an inclusive one.

Mobile contactless payments – have been around for some time, simple to use and saving time at the checkout. The next step forward reflects the trend for all things mobile and we’re going to see increasing numbers of consumers using ApplePay, AndroidPay and SamsungPay. What is not widely known is that the usual £30 card limit need not apply to mobile transactions because the customer has provided additional levels of security.

Real-time payments – mobile and Internet devices, alongside banking apps, now offer a practical alternative to card transactions and can transfer funds instantly. .

Alternative Payment Options – these alternatives to cards cover a wide variety of options from PayPal to Klarna (Sofort) and AliPay. Payments direct from bank accounts are generally more popular in parts of Europe where the attitude to credit is more conservative.

Blockchain – in the longer term, expect to see more of Blockchain especially in the corporate payments world. Better known as the technology that underpins Bitcoin, Blockchain can act as a powerful and secure ledger that records every step of a transaction and transfer of ownership. But the right use case still needs to be found before we are likely to see wide scale adoption for consumer payments.

Person-to-person – all part of the move towards digitising payments and made possible by the PayM central infrastructure and bank interoperability. Consumers are currently using the person-to-person method to transfer funds in real-time to trusted recipients such as friends, family and known suppliers. Although it’s largely a loss leader for banks, it’s cheaper than processing cheques.

Self-service – self-service payment kiosks and other unattended devices are starting to take the place of traditional cashier tills in certain environments. Customers in pubs or restaurants can even order their food and drink, have it delivered to their table and pay for it using their mobile device then simply walk out the door. One example is Italian favourite Carluccios who are using QKR! App from Mastercard to make this a reality.

At first glance, it appears that this increased competition is squeezing profits and confusing consumers. However, consumer demand for technology and an ‘always-on’ culture means transaction volumes are rising dramatically creating business advantage for the sector whilst meeting consumer expectations at the same time.

With so many options, merchants may wonder how this will affect them, and indeed, how to access these new services so that they are able to offer more flexible choices to their customers. The new style Payments Facilitators are set to provide a one-stop-shop that will provide access to these new services as well as supporting more traditional methods of payment, and be able to provide international and cross border payments with lower fees.

The future is bright, it’s flexible, it’s better service for merchants and their customers and charges will continue to fall.

Authors
Adina Ahmed, Director, Anderson Zaks www.andersonzaks.com
Mark McMurtie, Independent payments consultant and Director of Payments Consultancy Limited www.payments-consultancy.com

Andreina West
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Source: EIN Presswire