Advisors optimistic about future growth: survey

first_img Financial advisors are optimistic about the future of their businesses despite the ongoing global pandemic and a changing industry landscape, according to a new report from Natixis Investment Managers.Findings from the Natixis Investment Managers 2020 Global Financial Professional Survey revealed that Canadian financial professionals expect to see a modest increase of 2.1% in their assets under management over the next 12 months. More optimistically, those same professionals said they believe they will see annualized growth of 14.3% over the next three years. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies outperform on digitization, prepare for further growth Keywords Wealth management,  SurveysCompanies Natixis Investment Managers Canada LP Share this article and your comments with peers on social media How remote work is changing the industry and advisors client meeting HONGQI ZHANG/123RF Eighty-one per cent of respondents said they believe this growth will come from new clients, and 77% said that it will come from new assets from current clients. Only 57% of respondents said that market returns would drive growth.While they are optimistic, advisors are not viewing the industry through rose-coloured glasses. Survey participants noted that they must improve their business practices if they expect to see assets grow.A little over half of respondents (53%) said that in the future they will need to be better at establishing relationships with family members and next-generation heirs of their current clients. Many advisors (51%) said they need to improve when it comes to demonstrating the value of advice beyond building and allocating investment portfolios. Forty-four per cent, meanwhile, said helping their clients avoid making emotional investment decisions would be an area of expertise to focus on in future.“Advisors are adapting their business to align with anticipated growth opportunities, and the path to profitable growth isn’t likely to follow the status quo,” said Dave Goodsell, executive director of Natixis’ Centre for Investor Insight, in a statement. “To win hearts and assets, advisors need a keen understanding of how clients’ needs and expectations are evolving.”Indeed, survey respondents said that over the past year, clients have started asking for services beyond basic portfolio selection.Sixty-nine per cent of advisors noted an increased demand for financial planning, while 43% said clients are looking for tax-efficient investment strategies. Other growing areas of interest for clients include estate planning and environmental, social and governance investment strategies.The survey was conducted by CoreData Research between March and April 2020. In Canada, CoreData surveyed 150 financial professionals, including wealth managers, investment advisors, financial planners and wirehouse and independent broker dealers, with a total of $8.6 billion in assets and an average of 19 years of industry experience. Survey finds 10% of Canadians plan to leave their advisor Related news IE Staff last_img read more

Land Divestment Committee to be enshrined in Law

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, said that the Land Divestment Advisory Committee (LDAC) is to be enshrined in statute. “I will shortly take the Bill to amend the Crown Property Vesting Act to the legislative committee of Cabinet and hope to have it tabled in the House as early thereafter as possible,” he said, during his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives recently. He said the amendments will also outline the composition of the LDAC, its appointment and other related matters. “With changing times, the land divestment process has also come under the microscope as we strive to ensure transparency and fairness in the allocation of such lands and promote prudent and sustainable land utilisation that will lead to social and economic development,” he said.   During fiscal year 2011/2012, the LDAC processed 31 applications (including re-submissions) for divestment. A total of 25 applications, were recommended for divestment.  Ministerial approval was obtained for 22 applications valued at approximately $112 million for sale or lease of government owned properties. The remainder of the applications was deferred for further information/clarification as required by the LDAC, Minister Pickersgill informed. Land Divestment Committee to be enshrined in Law EnvironmentJuly 27, 2012 RelatedLand Divestment Committee to be enshrined in Law RelatedLand Divestment Committee to be enshrined in Law Advertisements By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedLand Divestment Committee to be enshrined in Lawlast_img read more

L.A. County officials deliver criminal justice reform updates

first_imgHomeSportsCommunityL.A. County officials deliver criminal justice reform updates Jul. 03, 2020 at 6:00 amCommunityCrimeFeaturedNewsL.A. County officials deliver criminal justice reform updatesBrennon Dixson11 months agoAnti-Recidivism Coalitionconferencecriminal justice reform updatesLA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight CommissionOffice of Inspector General In an effort to provide members of the general public with information related to developing police reform updates, community leaders from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, Office of Inspector General and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition gathered Wednesday for a news conference hosted by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Pro Tem Hilda Solis.Lasting a little under an hour, Wednesday’s conference included a number of important updates pertaining to the county’s immigrant and vulnerable communities who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Today, I want to talk about the need for historically underserved communities of color to receive the resources that they need and deserve,” Solis said at the beginning of the conference when she mentioned a need to divide the available resources evenly. “This is what justice is about. It’s what the marches in the streets are about. And it’s time to shift our mindset.”As she shared graphics depicting the ways black and brown communities have endured decades of underinvestment and are now struggling during the pandemic, Solis said, “there will be more opportunities in the coming weeks to push for bold and systemic changes — to push for more investments in our underserved areas. And that is exactly what I’m committed to doing.”Solis added, “People will only achieve their full potential if they’re provided with health and mental health care, job opportunities and affordable housing, instead of a jail cell,” which is why Max Huntsman, Inspector General for the County of Los Angeles, was invited to discuss the reform efforts he is currently undertaking.“I believe we’re at a moment now where we can make great progress,” Huntsman said, before addressing body-worn cameras — which were recommended almost a decade ago by the LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. “The board has provided funding and it is ready. And LASD has said that they will begin a partial program to implement the body cameras by the end of this year,” but there is still no plan from LASD for implementing complete camera coverage, which is an action Huntsman and his peers take issue with.“Now, as all of you know, our country’s in the middle of a critical debate on how to effectively reform law enforcement to reduce the lethal use of force and make policing more accountable,” said Hernán Vera, commissioner of the LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. “Two weeks ago, the civilian oversight commission adopted a resolution with 18 separate recommendations as first steps towards needed reforms. Now, some have said that these recommendations are simply band-aids,” but Vera disagrees.“If implemented, I believe they can make an enormous difference,” Vera said, after Huntsman aired his grievances with LASD for refusing to comply with subpoenas from the oversight commission, which was a power granted by voters last year.“The county has started legal action,” Huntsman said. And while that’s a slow process, it is one that residents hope will lead to law enforcement following the [email protected] :Anti-Recidivism Coalitionconferencecriminal justice reform updatesLA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight CommissionOffice of Inspector Generalshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica Strengthens Face Covering Requirement and Allows for Citations and Refusal of Service Los Angeles Council tackles “driving while Black”You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agolast_img read more

Multimedia Facilities Coordinator

first_imgTerms of Employment:12 Month, Annual, Fixed Term Terminal Official Title:Associate Media Specialist Compensation:$35,568 AA/EO StatementThe University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunityand affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, incompliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of itscommitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embracesdiversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.DEI StatementDiversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At theUniversity of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, lifeexperiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individualcontribute to the foundation of our success. Creating andmaintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramountimportance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be globalcitizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We arecommitted to a university culture that provides everyone with theopportunity to thrive.Reasonable AccommodationsUWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individualswith disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need tomake reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with adisability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applyingbecause of a disability, please contact afact[email protected] or 920-424-1166.This job announcement and other material on this site will be madeavailable in alternate formats upon request to an individual with adisability.Confidentiality of Applicant MaterialsUWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants whorequest confidentiality in writing except as may be required byWisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, theidentities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of theappointed applicant must be revealed upon request.CBC & Reference Check PolicyAll candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a criminal background check, workauthorization, and verification of education. It will also requireyou and your references to answer questions regarding sexualviolence and sexual harassment.Work AuthorizationThe University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or otherwork authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidatesmust be legally authorized to work in the United States at the timeof hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employmentterm.Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., CleryReport), which includes statistics about reported crimes andinformation about campus security policies, see https://uwosh.edu/police/ , or callUWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy. Applicants must submit the following documents using the onlineapplication:Cover Letter, Resume, Contact Information for 3 References,Unofficial TranscriptFor questions regarding your application and additional options toapply, contact Human Resources at [email protected] or920-424-1166. Qualifications TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 11, 2021are ensured full consideration. Applications received afterthat date may be given consideration at the discretion of thesearch committee. Application materials will be evaluated and themost qualified applicants will be invited to participate in thenext step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or lateapplication materials may not receive consideration.If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are notable to complete the application online due to a disability orsystem problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources. Responsibilities 30% Graphics• Maintain all graphics as it relates to the concession standmonitors at all facilities, including the monitoring of CorporateSponsorship proof of performance on those monitors.• Coordinate and/or do all maintenance on all video boards.• Design graphics for the Athletics website, social media andvarious publications, as well as establishing sponsorshipopportunities on the Internet.25% Promotions• Work or arrange for workers (student volunteers) at athleticevents to coordinate the execution of activities, and otherpromotional activities.• Assist in the placement for all print, radio, and televisionads.• Take an active role in the implementation of branding theAthletics department.20% Videoboard operations• Manage all videoboard operations for all special events in KolfSports Center, including by not limited to commencement, studentorientation.• Manage all videoboard operations for all special events atOshkosh Sports Complex, Titan Stadium videoboard.20% Internship/Game Day Responsibilities• Manage the internship programs and supervise student workers toimprove game presentation.• Produce, shoot and edit video content (interviews, highlightpackages, commercials, etc.) for the Athletics website, socialmedia and video boards.• Responsible for the execution of game promotions for athleticevents.• Design and coordinate all promotional materials related to allgame and season promotions.• Coordinate the promotion and entertainment presentations on gameday, which include public address announcers, music, cheerleaders,and National Anthem singers.• Coordinate all in game promotions.5% Scoreboard Operations• Assist in all scoreboard activities during the spring season,which includes softball and baseball home events. To Apply:center_img Employment Class:Non-Instructional Academic Staff Preferred:1. Must have strong communication skills.2. Must be willing to work with corporate partners.3. Must have strong organizational skills.4. Must be proficient at game day script preparation.4. Demonstrate a familiarity with national trends and bestpractices related to diversity, inclusivity, undergraduateretention programs and practices, academic support services andcampus climate. Position Summary:The Multimedia Facilities Coordinator will be responsible forcoordinating all aspects of the video board operations and overallvideo efforts for the UW Oshkosh Athletic department. This positionwill work to help promote the athletic department and its manysuccessful community engagement programs. Working Title:Multimedia Facilities Coordinator Required:1. Must have knowledge and skill set to operate a DaktronicShow Contorl and Newtek Tricaster System.2. Must have at least 1 year of Adobe Suite expertise.3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, andbe able to work with a diverse group of people.4. Bachelor’s degree in Radio TV & Film or similar field ofstudy5. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.6. Must have knowledge of set up and tear down of DaktronicsDigital Scores Tables.7. Must have digital editing capabilities. Legal Notices Application Deadline: FTE:1.0last_img read more

Program Vaccinates One Billion Children

first_img“When we started the Measles Initiative ten years ago, we knew that we would help save millions of lives, but we never imagined where the world’s support would take us,” said David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services with the American Red Cross. “With every dollar donated, we vaccinated another child. Across the globe, we stopped outbreaks, improved treatment and protected future generations from one of the world’s deadliest diseases.” With accelerated immunization activities spearheaded by governments and the Measles Initiative, global measles mortality has decreased by an impressive 78 percent worldwide from 733,000 deaths in 2000 to 164,000 in 2008. Reductions in measles-related deaths during that same time period accounts for nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the overall decrease in childhood mortality, representing significant progress toward one of the Millennium Development Goals. Goal number 4, which was set by the UN, aims to reduce the mortality rate for children less than five years by two thirds between 1990 and 2015.Even as the Measles Initiative’s founding partners marked this significant achievement, they warned that governments and the global health community should not continue to redirect their resources elsewhere. Funding for the Measles Initiative decreased from a high of $150 million in 2007 to $68 million in 2010.Since 2009, widespread outbreaks affecting 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have resulted in more than 320,000 new measles cases and more than 2,400 measles-related deaths.India, however, is continuing to bolster their vaccination schedule. Three out of four children who died from measles in 2008 lived in India, where persistently low vaccination coverage was the norm. Last year, however, the country initiated measles vaccination campaigns in select districts and has plans to organize additional vaccination campaigns throughout the next two years. India, with a population of more than 1 billion, plans to self-finance these efforts.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Measles Initiative this week announced it has vaccinated one billion children in more than 60 developing countries, making significant gains in the global effort to stop measles.The child who received the history-making measles vaccination was one of 3.5 million immunized in Mozambique this May. The Measles Initiative began in 2001 with five founding partners – the American Red Cross, United Nations Foundation, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and World Health Organization. In 1980, before such vaccination programs, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.last_img read more

Bears draft Notre Dame TE Kmet with No. 43 pick

first_img Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest weaknesses on a struggling offense by drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the No. 43 overall pick Friday night.The sure-handed, 6-foot-6 Kmet started 11 games as a junior last season after missing the first two because of a broken collarbone and caught 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. Bears tight ends combined for just 395 yards last season.Chicago also came into the night with the No. 50 pick and seven selections over the final two days of the draft. They have a fifth-rounder (163), as well as two each in the sixth (196, 200) and seventh (226, 233).The Bears had to wait a day to make their first pick because they did not have a first-rounder for the second year in a row. They dealt them to Oakland for star pass rusher Khalil Mack prior to the 2018 season.The Bears have been busy in the offseason after going 8-8. They came into the year with Super Bowl hopes after winning the NFC North at 12-4, only to miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.They acquired former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles from Jacksonville to compete with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, after the No. 2 overall pick in 2017 struggled in his third season. They addressed one major weakness by signing five-time Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, hoping he can regain the form that made him a star.The Bears also tweaked their defense, signing former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn to take the pressure off Mack.Even so, they still came into the draft with plenty of work to do.The Bears sorely need more playmakers to go with receiver Allen Robinson and lift one of the league’s worst offenses. Help on the line was another priority after Chicago gave up 45 sacks and ranked near the bottom of the NFL at 3.7 yards per rushing attempt.Even the defense — one of the NFL’s best the past few years — has holes. The Bears could use a cornerback and safety to complement Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson with Prince Amukamara and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix both gone. Written By WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Last Updated: 25th April, 2020 11:42 IST Bears Draft Notre Dame TE Kmet With No. 43 Pick The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest weaknesses on a struggling offense by drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the No. 43 overall pick Friday night. First Published: 25th April, 2020 11:42 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more