SINGAPORE and EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) today announced the opening of the AIMCo Singapore office to focus on investment opportunities in Asia-Pacific, reflecting the firm’s strategy to diversify the portfolio globally and tap into attractive growth opportunities in the region.
The Singapore office is AIMCo’s first in Asia and third internationally and is strategically located in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. This brings the firm’s total number of global offices to six, in addition to Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, London, and Luxembourg.
“We are exceptionally proud to establish our presence in a globally recognized financial hub such as Singapore,” said Evan Siddall, CEO of AIMCo. “We believe the long-term growth opportunities in Asia-Pacific are compelling and well-aligned with AIMCo’s long-term investment horizon, all of which will help us fulfill our purpose of providing superior, risk-adjusted returns for our clients.”
“Our newest office gives AIMCo on-the-ground access to Singapore, including the deep expertise of its financial services community, world-class infrastructure, as well as greater connectivity to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, which holds some of the world’s most dynamic, developed and emerging markets,” said Dr. Marlene Puffer, Chief Investment Officer, AIMCo. “Singapore is a logical next step to build and strengthen relationships with new and existing investment partners in the region and position us to further diversify our global asset mix,” added Dr. Puffer.
Leading AIMCo in Asia is Kevin Bong, who brings with him 20 years of global portfolio construction and capital allocation experience, and deep ties to the investment industry. In his role as Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Singapore, Mr. Bong is responsible for setting both AIMCo’s global investment strategy and its strategic direction for Asia-Pacific. Mr. Bong joined AIMCo from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
“Our Singapore office and leadership create new opportunities to attract regional talent and develop our existing global talent, and we look forward to continuing to grow our team here,” added Mr. Siddall.
AIMCo is among Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with $164 billion of assets under management. AIMCo invests globally on behalf of 17 pension, endowment and government fund clients in the Province of Alberta. AIMCo manages more than 30 pools of capital on behalf of these clients. With offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, London, Luxembourg, and Singapore our more than 200 investment professionals bring deep expertise in a range of sectors, geographies, and industries. For more information about AIMCo please follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Alberta Investment Management Corporation: Sabrina Bhangoo, Tel: +1 416 799 1323, Email: [email protected]
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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