LONDON, Sept. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LC Financial Holdings (LCFH) proudly announces the successful completion of the acquisition of BCM Global (BCM), marking the next step in its evolution as a technology-led credit specialist. This landmark acquisition cements LCFH’s stronghold in the management of consumer and SME loans, leases and mortgages across Europe.
Established in 1998, LC Financial Holdings comprises LCM Partners, one of Europe’s leading alternative credit investment managers, the Link Financial Group servicing companies and LDMS, a technology provider focusing on the credit management sector. The integration of BCM as the fourth pillar of the LCFH Group reinforces the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence in serving its originator clients and investors.
BCM’s operations, spanning sites in Ireland, the UK, Italy and the Netherlands, are to become an integral part of the LCFH family. BCM’s core business lines encompass commercial and residential mortgage origination and management services, outsourcing of banking administration activities and structured finance administration. As a prominent European independent mortgage, real estate and commercial loan servicer, BCM will receive substantial support from LCFH to expand its existing business lines as well as develop new services across Europe.
“Our strategic collaboration is expected to generate an expanded product portfolio, further operational efficiencies and even better client service for BCM in the years ahead. The combined strength of the LCFH Group, united with BCM, will be manging assets of over €100 billion covering almost 7 million customers, serving 110 financial institutions across 10 jurisdictions with almost 2,000 dedicated professionals. We truly believe that this combination has huge benefits, most of all for the customers and organisations we serve.” said Paul Burdell, CEO LCFH.
Antoinette Dunne, CEO of BCM, “Being a part of the LCFH Group ushers in a new era of growth and innovation for BCM. The partnership with LCFH brings a fresh perspective, a renewed emphasis on technological advancements and valuable support for both expanding current activities and venturing into new territories. Joining LCFH will redefine BCM’s business strategy, benefiting employees and forging new alliances while further improving the experiences of our existing client base.”
LC Financial Holdings
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Notes to Editors:
About LC Financial Holdings (LCFH)
LC Financial Holdings is a leading technology-driven credit specialist with a comprehensive portfolio of businesses in the financial sector. Comprising LCM Partners, the Link Financial servicing companies and LDMS. LCFH is committed to driving innovation and excellence in credit management and financial services. Brookfield Asset Management (ticker: BAM US) has a significant minority shareholding within LCFH and Group companies.
About BCM Global (BCM)
BCM Global is a European leader in mortgage, real estate, and commercial loan servicing. With operations across multiple jurisdictions, BCM is dedicated to providing exceptional service and innovative solutions to its clients in the financial industry.
For more information, please visit LC Financial Holdings’ website at https://lcfinancialholdings.com/
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BranchOut Food Inc. Expands Partnership with EnWave Corporation. Increasing Manufacturing Capacity by an Additional ~$15mm Annually & Secures Additional Product Exclusivities.
BEND, Ore, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BranchOut Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: BOF), the global trailblazer in GentleDried natural snacks and superfood ingredients, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its partnership with EnWave Corporation (TSX-V: ENW | FSE: E4U). BranchOut has agreed to purchase a second large-scale, continuous throughput dehydration machine from Enwave. Under the terms of the new Equipment Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), the 120kW REV™ machine is slated for delivery to BranchOut in late calendar 2024 and will add an additional $15mm in estimated topline capacity.
Eric Healy, CEO of BranchOut Food Inc., emphasized, “We are confident that this increased capacity will align perfectly with our growth trajectory, especially in light of our recent commitments from major retailers and the substantial sales pipeline we have established.”
Enwave’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV™) technology and associated patent portfolio was previously licensed to BranchOut along with exclusivity for its original core products. Under the new Agreement, the product exclusives have been significantly expanded to encompass the new and innovative products BranchOut has recently developed and will be launching in the very near future.
About BranchOut Food Inc.: BranchOut is an international food-tech company delivering truly great natural snacks and real superfood ingredients enabled by their licensed dehydration technology. BranchOut Food is a leading provider of high-quality dehydrated fruit and vegetable-based products and its commitment to quality and innovation sets it apart as a trusted brand and private label supplier. For more information about BranchOut Food Inc. and its products, please visit www.branchoutfood.com.
About EnWave: EnWave Corporation stands as a global leader in vacuum microwave dehydration innovation and application. Operating from its headquarters in Vancouver, BC, EnWave boasts an impressive intellectual property portfolio and has refined its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV™) technology into a proven, consistent, and scalable drying solution. This revolutionary technology outperforms traditional drying methods in terms of efficiency, capacity, product quality, and cost.
BranchOut Food Inc.
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SIGMA Financial AI unveils Akili-AI: Cutting-Edge, AI-based, no-code suite of tools for traders
– Augments trader’s interactions and transforms decision-making capabilities
– Handles the full extent of structured to unstructured financial data
– Mitigates portfolio exposure risk and accelerates speed to market
LONDON, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SIGMA Financial AI, an innovator in developing AI-driven trading solutions, launches Akili-AI*, a sophisticated suite of enterprise-ready trading strategy tools. Akili-AI is a cutting-edge, no-code solution enabling data-driven insights to support the specialist needs of the global financial services trading community.
Akili-AI incorporates machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to deliver agile tools which are more intelligent, faster and easier to use, enabling traders to create strategies at a scale and speed unachievable without AI support. Completely asset-class and instrument-agnostic, the Akili-AI system streams real-time trading data, allowing users to screen, test and design complex trading strategies promptly.
Their SaaS-based Pattern matching platform (Patterns as a Service) helps traders monitor thousands of instruments in real-time, scanning charts for momentum changes, technical signals, support, and resistance zones. The NLP research function supports fundamental and technical qualifications from thousands of news, social media and traders’ data. Akili-AI’s flexible modular architecture, built using modern protocols, is cloud-based and scales to support the largest trading enterprises.
Andy Simpson, Co-founder and CEO, commented, “Traders are having to cope with a constant squeeze on their book; this, combined with a huge increase in data volumes, has created the need for transformative solutions which can help them find an edge. They need the ability to find new liquidity fast, enhance their trade execution capabilities, and reduce portfolio risk; Akili-AI can deliver all this at a lower cost point and faster than ever.”
“Akili-AI transforms market interaction and improves productivity by liberating traders from the constraints imposed by long-established, outdated working practices and legacy technology infrastructures. Accelerated speed to market is crucial in an industry where every second counts. Our mission is to provide AI-based solutions which enhance the human experience – not replace them – helping to generate more revenue and increased profitability,” Andy continued.
Rob Maunder, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Our pioneering and creative team is an unusual blend of deep financial services experience, phenomenal engineering and world-class AI technologists who bring an unrivalled track record of developing new platforms at pace. We break the mould by delivering incredible engineering of low-latency, highly scalable systems drawing on more than a decade of generative AI experience in the social media and music industries.”
Andy concluded, “Akili-AI is the start of a refreshingly different journey of technological change; watch this space. There is much more to come.”
*Akili is the Swahili word for intelligence.
About SIGMA Financial AI:
We provide traders with a set of tools that are faster, smarter and easier to use. Our AI machine learning product suite unlocks trading opportunities through real-time analytics underpinned by world-leading, scalable, ultra-low latency architecture.
Note to Editors: For more information about SIGMA Financial AI, please visit www.sigmafinancial.ai.
NJI Welcomes Allison Hoffman Cousens as Managing Director of Partnerships & Marketing
Expanding agency capabilities include new content development division
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NJI, a global creative agency that solves complex public affairs challenges, announced today the appointment of Allison Hoffman Cousens as Managing Director of Partnerships & Marketing. She joins NJI after nearly a decade of guiding Meta’s global public policy efforts in Menlo Park and London. She previously served as a product manager for Intuit.
Sustained, record-breaking growth has enabled us to further deepen NJI’s capabilities and resources for our clients. We are pleased to welcome veteran reporter and writer Amy Burroughs as Senior Director of Content Strategy to lead NJI’s new Content Strategy division to directly support the diverse content needs of clients, including script development, campaign and brand strategy, advertising and website copy, editing, original reporting, and so much more.
“NJI’s creative potential is directly tied to our ability to foster outrageous, boundary-breaking ideas within our teams,” remarked NJI’s President Lara Kline. “Each new team member is chosen for how they will challenge our existing perspectives. We hone our work through research, data, and experience—but it is sustained intellectual curiosity that sets it apart.”
Julia Ames joins NJI as a Creative Director after leading HumanKind Studio for 15 years and concurrently continues to serve as an adjunct professor for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University and The University of the District of Columbia.
NJI is also privileged to have four additional talented professionals join us in recent months. This includes Beth Reiser, Project Director; Dale Peart, Senior Designer; Cortney Legg, Account Director; and Hank Farr, Video Producer.
Investing in current team members is equally important and NJI is pleased to recognize the following promotions: Daniel Kemether to Managing Director, Bill Risen to Multimedia Director; Vincent Levin to Account Director; Sydney Novack to Director; and Kate Phillips to Senior Project Manager.
NJI is a global creative agency that solves complex public affairs challenges with fully orchestrated, elegantly crafted content. Founded in 2007, our clients seek to educate and inform policymakers and policy influencers, stakeholders, and constituents. We specialize in distilling complexity and making the creative process effortless for our clients with the highest level of client service. NJI has offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore.
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