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Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Venture Fund part of insurtech startup Ignatica’s Pre-A round of financing

ZÜRICH, 7-Jul-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Ignatica, the insurance policy administration platform that offers digital self-service and intelligent automation solutions for insurers, is excited to announce that the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) has become its strategic investor.

The ITVF is a HK$2 billion fund established in 2017 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to co-invest with selected venture capital funds in local innovation and technology (I&T) start-ups.

“Becoming a portfolio company of the ITVF is core to Ignatica’s love and commitment to Hong Kong and its burgeoning start-up and technology sector,” said Ignatica President and Co-Founder, Travis Callahan.

As the first insurtech investment made by the ITVF, Ignatica’s platform lets insurers quickly and efficiently build and launch new products at low cost, while drastically reducing administration costs and transforming the servicing experience for consumers.

“The investment aligns with the ITVF’s primary objective to support the development of I&T start-ups in Hong Kong. We look forward to supporting Ignatica’s innovative work that creates new markets and value for the insurance industry,” said an ITVF spokesperson.

As of July 7, 2021, the ITVF has invested US$1.75 million in Ignatica.

“As a lifelong Hong Konger, it means a great deal to me to enter into this partnership with the city,” said Ignatica CTO and Co-Founder Adhish Pendharkar. “Ignatica is a reflection of the diversity, innovation, and sense of community of Hong Kong.”

Ignatica’s suite of SaaS offerings allows insurance product managers to create and edit coverages and plans, dynamically adjust pricing, and change product configurations in seconds. They also enable servicing and back-office operations to be automated and pushed to the front edge for digital self-service for even the most complex insurance products.

“The ITVF is an ideal investor as we continue to scale our business globally,” said Manuel San Miguel, Ignatica’s CEO and Co-Founder. “It’s an honor to be chosen by the city’s own, premiere investment fund.”

“We welcome the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund to join as a co-investor of Ignatica. We believe Ignatica will be better positioned growing in the Hong Kong market, and in turn contributing to Hong Kong’s fintech industry,” said Ming Shu, Partner of Lingfeng Capital. “As the lead investor of the company’s Pre-A round of financing, we are very pleased to introduce Ignatica to the ITVF. Moving forward, we aspire to continue our post-investment value-add to our portfolio companies and together building the future of insurance technology in the Greater China region and beyond.”

ABOUT IGNATICA (www.ignatica.io/)

Ignatica was founded in 2018 by Manuel San Miguel, former Manulife CTO for APAC, fellow technology and insurance industry veteran, Adhish Pendharkar, and longtime C-suite executive and entrepreneur Travis Callahan. Its core platform technology enables insurers to profitably provide every person on the planet the type of insurance they need, at the price they can afford, with the service and speed that today’s customers expect.

ABOUT INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY VENTURE FUND (https://www.itf.gov.hk/en/funding-programmes/supporting-start-ups/itvf/)

The ITVF is a HK$2 billion fund established by the HKSAR Government in 2017 with a view to attracting more private capital to invest in local I&T start-ups, thereby creating a more vibrant I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong. The ITVF will co-invest with selected co-investment partners at a matching investment ratio of approximately 1 to 2.

ABOUT LINGFENG CAPITAL (www.lingfengcap.com/)

Lingfeng Capital is a growth capital private equity fund for the fintech sector in the Asia Pacific, particularly in the Greater China region. Its focus is on real applications and underlying tech for the finance industry. Its vision is to become the leading innovative tech fund management company and to facilitate growth and success for the next generation of entrepreneur-driven fintech companies.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications NV grants conditional stock options to several of its Directors

BUCHAREST, Romania, 20-May-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — The Company would like to inform the market and its investors that, on 19 May 2021, Mr. Serghei Bulgac (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company), Mr. Valentin Popoviciu (Executive Director of the Company) and Mr. Bogdan Ciobotaru (Non-Executive Director of the Company) have been granted by the Company conditional stock options pursuant to the decision of the Company’s general meeting of shareholders dated 18 May 2021. The total number of options of class B shares granted as part of this stock option plan (applicable for the year 2021) amounts to 160.000. The further vesting of all option shares granted will be conditional upon several performance criteria and the passage of a minimum duration of 1 year.

More details regarding the stock options granted to each of the above-mentioned Directors are available on the Company’s website at https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Agenda-and-explanatory-notes-1.pdf (the Agenda and Explanatory notes published by the Company on 6 April 2021, Annex I and II).

In accordance with the applicable regulations, on 19 May 2021, Mr. Serghei Bulgac, Mr. Valentin Popoviciu and Mr. Bogdan Ciobotaru, as persons discharging managerial responsibilities in connection with the Company, have notified the Company and the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority in connection with the grant of the above-mentioned stock options and the execution between each of them and the Company of corresponding stock option agreements.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. amends its 2021 Financial Calendar

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-May-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — DIGI COMMUNICATIONS NV would like to inform its investors and the market that an Amendment to the 2021 Financial Calendar, is available on the Company’s official website (Investor Relations Section/Financial Calendar):
https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. to host Q1 2021 Financial Results conference call on 17 May 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-May-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on 17 May 2021 at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the Q1 2021 Financial Results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 12:00 UK time / 14:00 EEST (Romania local time) on 17 May 2021.

A recording of the conference call will be available on our website for 30 days: www.digi-communications.ro

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s 2021 Annual General Shareholders Meeting will be held on 18 May 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-Apr-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 6 April 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 14:00 p.m. CEST (15:00 p.m. EEST), at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The main topics for the GSM are the following:

-discussion and approval items on the 2020 Annual Report (including the annual report, the financial statements – consolidated and stand-alone – and the auditor report);
-approval of the distribution of a gross dividend of RON 0.75 per share; ex-date – 2 June 2021, the record date for the dividend – 3 June 2021, and the payment date on or around – 14 June 2021;
-release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors;
-remuneration report for 2020 (advisory, non-binding vote);
-appointment of the statutory auditor for the the financial year ending December 31, 2021;
-designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
-approval of award of stock options to executive and non-executive directors.

We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at
http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.

The above-mentioned section from the Company’s website also contains the English and Romanian complete versions of the 2020 Annual Report, the 2020 Consolidated and Stand-alone Financial Statements of the Company, as well as the Independent Auditor’s Report.

The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.

Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).

Also, the Company would like to announce that Digi Communications N.V. Group’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020 is available starting with April, 6 2021 also on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the section Investor Relations.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021, AT 14:00 PM CEST AT THE OFFICES OF FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP (AMSTERDAM OFFICE), STRAWINSKYLAAN 10, 1077 XZ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AGENDA

1. Opening
2. Annual Report 2020

a. Board report 2020 (discussion item)
b Dividend and Reservations Policy (discussion item)
c. Adoption of the 2020 Annual Accounts (voting item)
d. Distribution of dividend (voting item)
e. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item)

3. Remuneration Report for 2020
Remuneration Report for 2020 (advisory, non-binding vote)
4. Appointment of Statutory Auditor
Proposal to appoint Ernst & Young Accountants, LLP, Netherlands as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year 2021 (voting item)
5. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares
Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase Class B Shares (voting item)
6. Approval of award of stock options to executive and non-executive directors. Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options to executive and non – executive directors of the Company (voting item)

7. Close of Meeting

SOURCE: EuropaWire

NASDAQ listed Ideanomics buys minority stake in Italian manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles

 NEW YORK, 9-Mar-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has acquired 20% of Italian Energica Motor Company S.p.A. (Energica) for the consideration of $13.2 million. It develops high performance 100% battery-powered motorbikes. With this investment in Energica, Ideanomics expands its global footprint in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, and complements Treeletrik’s business in the ASEAN market. This investment marks continued investment in European-based OEM.

“Energica has combined zero emissions EV technology with high-performance engineering synonymous with Italy’s Motor Valley to create a range of exceptional products for the motorcycle market. It also has proprietary EV battery and DC fast-charging systems that have applications and synergies with Ideanomics Mobility. We are very impressed with Livia and her team, and we look forward to supporting them through their next phases of growth,” said Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics.

The rapid increase of EV sales that began in 2019 has continued to gain momentum over the past year. The global high performance electric motorcycle market is growing at a CAGR of over 35% from 2019-2024. With its state-of-the-art battery technology development, Energica was chosen by Dorna as a single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. With this partnership, Energica has been able to test new battery solutions and innovations in extreme conditions with the best riders in the world to advance its high-performance battery technology.

“We are proud to be part of this unified global platform”, says Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. “Ideanomics’ network of innovative companies will help accelerate the growth and adoption of new EV technologies such as Energica. We look forward to leveraging Ideanomics to capture market share in the rapidly growing global electric motorcycle market”.

For more information, visit: ideanomics.com and energicamotor.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Changes in Digi Communications N.V. 2021 Financial Calendar

BUCHAREST, Romania, 10-Mar-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. would like to inform its investors and the market that an Amendment to the Financial Calendar for 2021 is available on the official website (Investor Relations Section/Financial Calendar): https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PA Group, dpa hanno acquistato una quota di poco inferiore all’ 8% (3.86% ciascuna) del Alliance News

Clive Marshall, Chief Executive di PA Group

LONDRA, Nov-21-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News – agenzia stampa leader nella fornitura di notizie in tempo reale sul mondo azionario per investitori e professionisti della finanza – ha ricevuto un investimento da due delle più importanti aziende media europee per sostenere la propria espansione nell’area EMEA.

PA Group, la società che controlla Press Association, l’agenzia di stampa nazionale del Regno Unito e Irlanda, e l’agenzia di stampa tedesca, dpa (Deutsche Presse-Agentur), hanno acquistato una quota di poco inferiore all’ 8% (3.86% ciascuna) del servizio di informazione economico-finanziaria lanciato nel 2013.

Alliance News fornisce la copertura giornalistica di tutte le aziende quotate al London Stock Exchange – più di 2,000 aziende e società di investimento – e le notizie economiche e politiche dal mondo di interesse per chi investe.

A febbraio 2017 Alliance News ha lanciato il servizio italiano con copertura generale di tutte le quotate del listino di Milano, in lingua italiana. Il programma di sviluppo prevede, nei prossimi mesi, di entrare progressivamente in nuovi mercati come la Francia ed altre nazioni.

Tom Waite, Chief Executive e Editor di Alliance News, ha dichiarato:

“Alliance News è orgogliosa di aver lavorato con partner come dpa sin dall’inizio della propria attività e con PA negli ultimi due anni, perché i nostri lettori apprezzano come il loro lavoro giornalistico si completi il nostro. Applichiamo in modo simile standard editoriali molto alti ad argomenti diversi. Alliance News ha un approccio fresco e diretto alle notizie, sfruttando le nuove tecnologie, ma al tempo stesso mantenendo la voce reale dei giornalisti che lavorano in una redazione multilingua. PA e dpa apprezzano il nostro approccio agile ai nuovi mercati mentre il loro investimento e la loro lunga esperienza saranno di supporto e ci aiuteranno a guidare i piani di espansione dell’agenzia.”

Clive Marshall, Chief Executive di PA Group, ha dichiarato:

“L’agenda informativa continuerà ad essere dominata dallo sviluppo economico e finanziario mentre le aziende nel Regno Unito, in Europa e altrove navigano attraverso questo periodo di incertezza politica ed economica. Alliance News è ben posizionata per fornire molte delle notizie su cui i decision makers fanno affidamento e soprattutto condivide con PA i valori di un giornalismo accurato e tempestivo.”

Peter Kropsch, Chief Executive di dpa, ha dichiarato:

“Abbiamo seguito lo sviluppo di Alliance News sin dall’inizio. Apprezziamo molto i loro standard editoriali e lo spirito imprenditoriale. La strategia di Tom Waite per Alliance News si combina perfettamente con la nostra percezione della futura domanda di informazione per i mercati finanziari. Le attività di dpa in questo settore oggi comprendono dpa-AFX, l’agenzia di stampa finanziaria con sede a Francoforte (76% di quota) e il 50% di azioni di AWP, l’agenzia finanziaria svizzera basata a Zurigo. La cooperazione con Alliance News ci aiuterà a sviluppare questo approccio e siamo molto felici di diventarne nuovi azionisti insieme a PA Group.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Research: 53% of HNWIs relocating or intending to relocate would expect online banking to be part of an international wealth management proposition

LUXEMBOURG, Nov-16-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research from The OneLife Company reveals that ensuring investments are tax efficient and managing international tax commitments are among the top financial priorities for internationally mobile HNWIs. In spite of this, fewer than 40% of relocators feel that their investments are as tax efficient as they need them to be.

The insight points to the growing urgency for wealth managers to tailor solutions and services to international clients. One in four European HNWIs surveyed has previously moved countries to live or work, with a further 13% intending to relocate for the first time in the future. The appetite for international living is rising further among the millennial segment, with the number of relocators and future relocators under the age of 35 rising to 43% and 20% respectively.

The research, carried out in conjunction with wealth insights firm Scorpio Partnership, considered the views of 770 HNWIs from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The average wealth of participants was EUR2.76 million.

Responses revealed that 46% of individuals relocating or intending to relocate would expect tax advice to be part of an international wealth management proposition. Notably, 27% would also require life assurance to be included within the product suite, with this figure rising to 39% among those under 35.

“Younger generations of clients are more likely to relocate and are clearly more cognizant of the range of benefits – such as portability – which life assurance can provide,” commented Marc Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at OneLife.

The findings also point to the significance of technology for the relocator segment. Online banking was the top requirement in an international wealth management proposition, with 53% of relocators saying this was necessary to manage wealth.

This was affirmed by the fact that individuals who continued to work with their primary wealth manager following relocation referenced quality of tools as the primary reason to stay with the firm. By contrast, a quarter of individuals changing wealth management provider following relocation cited lack of suitable digital services as a motivator to pursue a different relationship.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MDM GROUP AG pulls up plans to go public

Meggen, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — MDM GROUP AG’s IPO will now take place in the second quarter of 2017 and not at the end of the year. The company aims to generate fresh capital by going public, which will allow it to invest additional funds in merchandise trading.

Retail investors will also be able to easily benefit from the company’s business model.

High revenues are generated in the retail sector in Germany every year.

Gross profit margins are particularly interesting for investors.

They often average 30 percent.

MDM GROUP AG works in this market segment. Specifically, the group mostly trades in textiles, remainders, specialty items, and merchandise from insolvency proceedings.

MDM GROUP AG has already recorded high profits in this segment.

In the international retail segment, the company’s revenues have grown by around 400 percent in the last two years alone.

The company can already record profits when making purchases. The merchandise, such as textiles, remainders, specialty items, and goods from insolvency proceedings from many top manufacturers are bought in at very favorable conditions.

The high purchasing volumes mean that savings of up to 90 percent compared to the regular wholesale price are standard.

In addition to low purchase prices for goods, in 2017 the company is also planning to purchase two top textile brands which will extend its product offering even further and will also allow the group to directly impact prices.

Thanks to its unique distribution network, the company can resell the purchased goods in a short period.

In this regard, the group works together with a large number of online distribution partners and can thus always select the most efficient marketing channel for the products.

This allows the company to not only turn over the goods quickly, but also to realize the maximum income from their sale.

The MDM GROUP purchases and sells goods every month, thus turning over the invested amounts several times.
Profits can be realized with every transaction.

The company does not receive investments from bank loans, but via subordinated loans.

Private individuals can lend the company money and receive interest in return.

The interest is fixed and agreed in advance and currently totals nine percent according to the company’s information.

Interest of up to 20 percent is even possible for special programs.

About MDM GROUP AG
MDM GROUP is a Swiss company which invests in all types of products.

The company has specialized in trading with textiles, remaining stock and special items, as well as goods from insolvency proceedings.

The business principle is to acquire the goods at substantially reduced prices of up to 90 percent less than the regular wholesale price.

As a result, the company records high profit margins.

Private individuals can invest in this business via subordinated loans.

Remuneration with fixed interest rates is agreed in this regard.

In addition, in future the MDM Group will participate in the luxury car segment.
Extensive negotiations in this regard are already being held with one of the best known car dealers and the head of sales in Germany.

Details of this will be published soon.

Contact-Details: MDM Group AG
Frau Ozlem Utanc
Rütliweg 3
6045 Meggen
Schweiz
ozlem@mdmgroup.ch

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ABO Capital CEO Zandre Campos named one of the Top 25 Business Influencers by African Leadership Magazine

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PORTUGAL, 28-Sep-2016 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, announced today that its CEO Zandre Campos was named one of the Top 25 Business Influencers and recipient of the Distinguished Business Excellence Award by African Leadership Magazine.

The honor which is in recognition of Mr. Campo’s outstanding posturing as one of Africa’s top business influencers was celebrated at last night’s 7th annual Business Leadership Awards Gala held during the International Forum of African Leadership at St. Regis Hotel, New York, USA.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by an organization who shares a similar mission of promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and development throughout Africa,” said Zandre Campos. “We are committed to bringing excellence to Africa through diversification and economic development.”

The African Leadership magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. In addition to being honored at the awards gala, Mr. Campos and the work he is doing in Africa will be featured in a special October 2016 edition of the African Leadership Magazine.

About ABO Capital
ABO Capital, formerly Angola Capital Investments, is an international investment firm that invests in companies in the healthcare, technology, energy, transportation, hospitality and real estate sectors throughout Africa. The mission of ABO Capital is to create global value for developing countries in Africa, while contributing to their economic development.

About Zandre Campos
Zandre de Campos Finda is one of the great, innovative business leaders and global entrepreneurs emerging out of Africa. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, an international investment firm headquartered in Angola with holdings throughout Africa and Europe. Prior to founding ABO Capital, Mr. Campos was CEO of Nazaki Oil & Gaz S.A. He has held the positions of CEO of the mobile phone company Movicel Telecommunications and an executive in the office of the president of SONAIR, S.A., a subsidiary of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company that oversees oil and gas production. He began his career as a legal advisor with Sonangol Holdings.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. Announces 600,000 common equity shares available at no monetary costs

San Antonio, Texas, January 13, 2015 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Byrd Imperial Group is seeking 1 to 4 Executive Advisors to join our team by helping to raise funds to build and operate a new franchise headquarters in Texas. In exchange for successfully seeking out and securing a 10% Preferred Equity Investor who subscribes to a minimum investment of $3.5M, Byrd Imperial Group will issue 150,000 shares of common stock at no cost. An Executive Advisor could earn up to 4 times that amount or 600,000 shares by securing a single qualified Investor.

In addition to this offer, Byrd Imperial Group is offering 4,000,000 Preferred Equity Shares at a price of $3.50 per share with a minimum purchase of 1,000,000 shares.

Byrd Imperial Group LLC. (www.byrdimperialgroup.com) is a franchise development and management company with a total of 9 new business models. Our business plan combines 6 new franchise opportunities along with our internal finance company all-operating at 1 flagship location. From the company headquarters in Texas, we will be able to efficiently manage, grow, and operate each new business opportunity. After smoothing out the operating procedures, the home office location will serve as a springboard to advance each new business as single point locations through nationwide franchising.

Contact-Details: Byrd Imperial Group LLC.
Preston Byrd
210-906-3949
prestonbyrd@byrdimperialgroup.com
www.byrdimperialgroup.com

 

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OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Announces Launch of Global Trading Platform, Providing Retail Investors Online Access to Foreign Markets

Both Active Traders and Mass Affluent Investors Indicate Strong Interest

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS today announced that OKASANA has launched its Global Trading platform. OKASANA institutionalretail customers will now have online access to foreign stocks and currencies in the major international markets and will have the ability to buy, hold and sell in the respective local currency. The pilot launch is focused on the major global markets – Canada, France, Germany, US, Japan and the United Kingdom – and may be expanded to include online access to up to 42 international markets and related currencies.

“Demand for international investing continues to rise dramatically,” said Albert Donovan, President and Chief Operating Officer, OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS. “Retail investors see international investments as a key component of overall portfolio diversification and, want the added benefit of direct share ownership. Our Global Trading initiative offers OKASANA customers online access to six major international markets, making it easy and affordable to own foreign equities.”

A recent survey of OKASANA brokerage customers indicates that 67% of those polled are interested in trading stocks on foreign exchanges, with Mass Affluent investors as likely as Active Traders to take advantage of direct international investing opportunities. Those surveyed cited the opportunity for enhanced portfolio diversification (85%), currency exposure (59%), and the opportunity to invest in growth sectors/stocks (49%) as the top three reasons why direct investing outside Hong Kong is attractive.

Through our online Global Trading platform Hong Kong brokerage customers can:

Buy and sell common stock (limit orders) in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom

Buy, sell and hold the following currencies in their accounts:

•  US Dollar

•  Canadian Dollar

•  British Pound Sterling

•  Euro

•  Hong Kong Dollar

•  Japanese Yen

•  Transfer multiple currencies

•  View account information:

•  Multi-market Positions

•  Balances within each currency

•  Order status

•  Transaction details

•  View international real-time quotes from exchanges in Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom

•  Access international news, including headlines and company news

•  View international charts, including mini-charts for indices

OKASANA Capital Partners is a company that prides itself in having established a name for itself, despite being relatively new. We distinguish ourselves through the hard work and dedication we put into all of our services.

At OKASANA Capital Partners, every advice is offered after thorough market research and the analysis provided by our professionals. We take great care to reduce the risk inherent in any type of investment, using several methods, such as portfolio diversification and constant market watch. Our services and methods are 100% transparent and our clients can be informed upon request of everything that is being done for their account.

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OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Announces Launch of High Yield Checking Account

 Broadens cash management offerings with a 3.25% APY checking account

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS today announced the launch of OKASANA Bank’s high-yield checking account which includes the full-functionality of a traditional checking account.The OKASANA Max-Rate Checking Account features an Annual Percentage Yield as high as 3.25% over 9X the national average of 0.36% – with unlimited check writing, free Quick Transfer, online bill pay.

“Consumers want a high yield on their transactional cash but not at the expense of functionality,” said Michael Michaels, Managing Director, and OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS. “We’ve leveraged technology to provide customers with the tools and services to help them optimize their savings and investments. Now we are doing the same for their every day cash.”

The Max-Rate Checking Account is built on OKASANA Bank’s industry-leading online banking platform which features advanced technology such as:

•  Free online bill pay

•  Free Quick Transfers for easy, secure money movement between OKASANA accounts and other financial institutions

•  Automatic payment and balance alerts

•  Online checking and deposit images

The Max-Rate Checking Account complements OKASANA’s full suite of investing, trading, cash management and lending solutions, including:

•  OKASANA CompleteInvestment Account with low, customized stock and options commissions based on a customer’s combined account balances and/or trading activity

•  Complete Savings Account offering 5.05% APY with no minimum balance and no account fees

•  Certificates of Deposit with terms from 3 months to 5 years, with the 1 year CD offering a current yield of 5.16% APY

•  OKASANA Money Market Account with yields as high as 4.20% APY, check writing capabilities

•  Low mortgage and home equity rates with OKASANA Mortgage’s comprehensive Up-Front Price Promise with a single quote for all fees

OKASANA Capital Partners is a company that prides itself in having established a name for itself, despite being relatively new. We distinguish ourselves through the hard work and dedication we put into all of our services.

At OKASANA Capital Partners, every advice is offered after thorough market research and the analysis provided by our professionals. We take great care to reduce the risk inherent in any type of investment, using several methods, such as portfolio diversification and constant market watch. Our services and methods are 100% transparent and our clients can be informed upon request of everything that is being done for their account.

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OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Launches New Investor Research Centre

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Delivers Extensive Independent Research on Asian Equities

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS today announced it would provide customers access to powerful, independent research from five sources through its new analyst Research Centre. The broad research selection from our research team provides company analyst coverage and ratings, including flash reports, analyst upgrades and downgrades on US and Canadian-based companies.

“Smart investors want more than low-cost commissions. Adding five independent research providers to our robust education content and real-time market monitoring tools helps customers to further evaluate their potential for long-term investment,” said Duncan Donovan, President, OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS. “A full suite of offerings that encompass research, premium interest rates, cutting-edge functionality and superior service will continue to drive customers to invest with OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS.”

Designed to provide timely and insightful information to self-directed investors, the easy-to-use Research Centre provides:

•  Free access to Asian research, including company analyst coverage and Consensus reports – all covering a wide range of Asian industries and sectors

•  Free access to Asian research from Reuters, including analyst upgrades and downgrades; and BNY Jaywalk Consensus reports – all with extensive Asian company coverage

•  Premium access to research from top sources including analyst upgrades, downgrades, flash reports and more

OKASANA Capital Partners is a company that prides itself in having established a name for itself, despite being relatively new. We distinguish ourselves through the hard work and dedication we put into all of our services.

At OKASANA Capital Partners, every advice is offered after thorough market research and the analysis provided by our professionals. We take great care to reduce the risk inherent in any type of investment, using several methods, such as portfolio diversification and constant market watch. Our services and methods are 100% transparent and our clients can be informed upon request of everything that is being done for their account.

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OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Enters New Zealand with Aggressive Pricing

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS today announced the launch of OKASANA in New Zealand. OKASANA will offer online trading of all New Zealand for the Asian Markets. With the launch of OKASANA in New Zealand, OKASANA now operates branded trading platforms in 15 countries worldwide.

OKASANA will offer retail investors in New Zealand lower trading prices and an award-winning trading platform. Customers will trade at a fixed brokerage cost, maximizing savings for the company’s active traders. OKASANAis 100 percent fee free. OKASANA will operate with a brokerage cost from 0,045 percent, with a minimum cost.

Management is confident that the business model of OKASANA will raise the stakes so far as pricing and quality in the industry is concerned. “Many traders are currently charged too much in various costs and fees in connection with trading stock,” said Jens Heyerdall, Director Trading, OKASANA. “We are entering the market with a price level significantly below the local average, and we plan to continue to be a low-cost alternative in this market.”

Leveraging OKASANA’s tried-and-tested business model and local management expertise, OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERSis confident that OKASANA will contribute to the company’s global business goals. Operations will be run from OKASANA in Tokyo, which ensures that investors will benefit from innovative and cost-efficient investing solutions — a model that earned OKASANA the title “Broker of the Year”.

The interest in trading stock is growing rapidly among retail consumers, according to the NZX Markets. “We are pleased that OKASANA is launching in New Zealand,” said Tor Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at OKASANA INTERNATIONAL. “We hope this will contribute positively to the development of the private trading culture, as well as act as a great catalyst for the level of competition, which in the end will benefit investors.”

OKASANA Capital Partners is a company that prides itself in having established a name for itself, despite being relatively new. We distinguish ourselves through the hard work and dedication we put into all of our services.

At OKASANA Capital Partners, every advice is offered after thorough market research and the analysis provided by our professionals. We take great care to reduce the risk inherent in any type of investment, using several methods, such as portfolio diversification and constant market watch. Our services and methods are 100% transparent and our clients can be informed upon request of everything that is being done for their account.

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OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS Launches Operations in New Zealand

Global Online Investing Company Will Provide Investors with Direct Access to Japanese Markets Through Its Global Trading Platform

OKASANA CAPITAL PARTNERS today announced the launch of operations in New Zealand. Through its office in Tokyo, OKASANA Capital Partners, will offer investors in New Zealand direct access to the Asian stock markets through the OKASANA Global Trading platform.

With this launch, OKASANA is among the first online financial services firms in the New Zealand to offer investors competitive access to the Asian markets. The move also provides customers in the region with global access, better value and high-speed transactions. Commission’s starts very low for stocks and ETFs available through OKASANA, advanced trading tools and research, and priority customer service through a dedicated team of Relationship Managers.

“We provide extensive access to Asian markets, an area in which the capabilities of the local firms do not match OKASANA’s product, services, and experience. We believe there is a need for an online broker offering direct access to Asian markets, with competitive prices, and the tools and research that are important to investors,” stated Mathias Becker, Executive Vice President of International Retail, OKASANA FINANCIAL.

Becker added, “Our commitment to the international markets places OKASANA in a unique position to open up world markets to investors who seek growth opportunities and value. Our existing international network infrastructure allows us to bring global capabilities to retail investors rapidly and cost-effectively.”

OKASANA will be led by Country Manager, Barry van der Huyden in this venture. Mr. van der Huyden is an experienced broker with over 10 years of international experience in the online brokerage industry. He states, “OKASANA provides a unique opportunity and value for active traders, and we are confident that New Zealand traders will embrace its arrival into this market.”

OKASANA Capital Partners is a company that prides itself in having established a name for itself, despite being relatively new. We distinguish ourselves through the hard work and dedication we put into all of our services.

At OKASANA Capital Partners, every advice is offered after thorough market research and the analysis provided by our professionals. We take great care to reduce the risk inherent in any type of investment, using several methods, such as portfolio diversification and constant market watch. Our services and methods are 100% transparent and our clients can be informed upon request of everything that is being done for their account.

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Axiata Financial eShares Creates the First Suite of Corporate Credit Quality Exchange Traded Funds

Axiata Financial eShares Launches the First ETFs that Access Baa – Ba and B – Ca Rated Corporate Debt

Axiata Financial announced that its Axiata Financial eShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) business, one of the world’s largest manager of ETFs, has launched the first suite of corporate credit quality ETFs. The new Axiata FinancialeShares ETFs that began trading today are the Axiata Financial eShares Baa – Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund and the Axiata Financial eShares B – Ca Rated Corporate Bond Fund. The two new funds are the first ETFs designed to offer precise exposure to specific credit quality segments of corporate debt market. The Axiata Financial eShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Fund that offers exposure to the highest quality HKD-denominated corporate bonds rated AAA.

“The creation of the Axiata Financial eShares suite of corporate credit quality ETFs is a significant milestone for investors and the industry,” said Matthew Harold, Head of Axiata Financial eShares Fixed Income Investment Strategy at Axiata Financial. “Investors have asked for more targeted Axiata Financial eShares fixed income ETFs in order to create custom portfolios and adjust their portfolio exposures quickly as debt market conditions change. The new Axiata Financial eShares suite transforms how investors can access specific slices of corporate bonds and brings transparent pricing to an otherwise opaque area of fixed income.”

The Axiata Financial eShares Baa – Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund is the first ETF that offers access to corporate debt issues that typically offer higher yields than A-rated issuers with less credit risk than broad high yield debt. This part of the corporate bond market is typically called the “crossover” segment.

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Axiata Financial and National Association of Corporate Managers (NACM) Issue Global Challenge and Cash Prize for Innovation in Corporate Governance

Call for Papers Encourages Academic Thought Leaders to Identify Ways to Implement Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Principles into Practice

Axiata Financial and the National Association of Corporate Managers (NACM) issued an invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers and university faculty to participate in a global challenge to apply the latest in academic theory to develop innovative corporate governance practices. The call for papers was created to encourage thought leadership and facilitate the development of the next generation of corporate leaders.

Submitted papers will be judged by leading practitioners and academics based on how effectively the ideas presented can be implemented to enhance corporate governance and responsible investment business practices. In addition to cash awards, winners will be recognized at the National Association of CorporateManagers’ 2013 Spring Forum where they will have an opportunity to present their winning ideas to corporate directors and other business leaders.

“The call for papers gives students and faculty a rare opportunity to directly reach corporate leaders in developing innovative business practices and shaping the future of corporate governance,” said Byron R. Silver, who is chairing the evaluation committee.

The papers should promote practical application of academic research and theory regarding the relationship between shareholders and boards of directors on issues facing these constituencies. Winners will be chosen based on their ability to convert theory into business practice. Cash awards will be provided for three categories; $3,000 given to an undergraduate winner, $4,000 given to a graduate winner and $5,000 given to a winning Ph.D. or faculty submission.

“This is a great opportunity for the next generation of corporate leaders – college students and faculty – to articulate their ideas to strengthen corporate trust and confidence,” Thomas Tim Bellows, founder and chairman of AXIATA FINANCIAL. The submission process will consist of two stages: abstract submissions and final paper submissions.

Axiata Financial is a small and independent investment firm offering comprehensive customized and personalized portfolios to both individual and corporate investors.

Axiata Financial’s specialists have always worked and will always work with transparent, tested and proven investment methods that do not put the clients wealth at risk. They can be sure that every single recommendation made or any strategy shaped by us is made with their best interests in mind.

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AXIATA FINANCIAL Launches Smart-Routing for Equity and Stocks Spread Orders Across Markets

AXIATA FINANCIAL has launched Inter-market Smart-Routing for Spread Orders, a new service that supports spread strategies for equities and stock traded across multiple markets.

Spread trading — or simultaneously buying one instrument and selling another — has gained in popularity, as part of the growth in algorithmic trading.

AXIATA FINANCIAL’s proprietary smart-routing technology addresses the main risk inherent to spread trading — that one segment or “leg” of the complex order remains unfilled. The service supports spread trading between: options contracts; securities and options contracts; stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs); and different stocks.

“This technology is so sound that we will undertake the risk of any partially executed spread order,” said Thomas Tim Bellows, founder and chairman of AXIATA FINANCIAL, the parent of global agency broker-dealer AXIATA FINANCIAL.

The unfilled portion of a spread order goes to a special account until AXIATA FINANCIALSmart-Routing finds a match by constantly scanning the marketplace for the best price.

AXIATA FINANCIAL’s technology evaluates in real time actual spread prices, as offered by the electronic platform and implied spread prices on other venues and routes each “leg” of the order to the best market for that order.

Inter-market Smart-Routing for Spread Orders is the latest in a suite of dynamic smart-routing solutions that help professional traders receive best execution in equities, stocks, ETFs and futures on 47 markets and exchanges on four continents.

Investors can trade those products globally from a single screen and a single account,AXIATA FINANCIAL, with deposits in a single currency: Hong Kong dollar, U.S. Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Euro, British Pound or Swiss Franc. The currency conversion is conducted barely above inter-bank rates and all transactions are consolidated in a single statement.

Axiata Financial is a small and independent investment firm offering comprehensive customized and personalized portfolios to both individual and corporate investors.

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