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EPR Properties Declares Monthly Dividend for Common Shareholders

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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared its monthly cash dividend to common shareholders. The dividend of $0.375 per common share is payable March 16, 2020 to shareholders of record on February 28, 2020. This dividend represents an annualized dividend of $4.50 per common share.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money. We have over $6.6 billion in total investments across 43 states. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry, property and tenant level cash flow standards. We believe our focused approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further information is available at www.eprkc.com.

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Ping An Launches its First UCITS Umbrella Fund

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Fund offers global investors diversified investment opportunities across China equity and fixed income markets

HONG KONG, SHANGHAI and LUXEMBOURG, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or the "Group", HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318) is pleased to announce that its offshore investment platform, Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. ("PAAMC HK" or the "Company"), has launched its first UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) umbrella fund.

Ping An of China Asset Management Fund (the "Fund")[1], together with its four key Sub-Funds, are domiciled in Luxembourg. It plans to apply for mutual recognition by Securities and Futures Commission for public offering in Hong Kong.

The Fund’s investment strategy builds on Ping An’s 20+-year track record of successful investment in China equity and fixed income markets. The Fund uses PAAMC HK’s systematic, quantitative and scientific investment methodologies to offer global investors a wide range of investment opportunities in China with flexibility and efficiency.

Each of the four Sub-Funds managed by PAAMC HK has a unique investment objective and strategy:

  • China A-Shares AI Multi-Factor Fund

This Sub-Fund employs multi-factor models to construct a well-diversified equity portfolio. It uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques for stock selection and portfolio optimization. It aims to achieve stable excess returns above the benchmark China Securities Index (CSI) 300 Total Return Index. In addition to applying common factors in the market, Ping An’s AI quantitative researchers have developed proprietary factors to enhance its performance and to reduce correlations with other quantitative funds.

  • China Green Bond Fund

This Sub-Fund mainly invests in China and emerging markets green bonds that are aligned with international standards to promote green financing and to advance environmentally friendly investments and social awareness in China and other emerging countries. Bolstered by strong domestic economic recovery and policy support, China green bonds not only help investors capture China’s green opportunities, but also mitigate risk due to its low correlations to other major asset classes.

  • China High-Yield Private Strategy Bond Fund

This Sub-Fund aims to achieve absolute return from investment income and long-term capital appreciation, primarily investing in high-yield corporate bonds and debt securities. It may also invest in debt securities issued by sovereign, government agencies and/or companies having main operations in mainland China.

  • Emerging Market Income Fund

This Sub-Fund is designed to achieve absolute return from income and long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 60% of its net assets in debt securities issued by sovereign, government agencies and/or companies having main operations in emerging market countries.

Hoi Tung, Ping An Group Investment Committee Member and Chairman & CEO of Ping An Overseas Holdings, said, "Leveraging the strength of Ping An’s investment expertise in China, this new UCITS vehicle provides global investors the opportunity to invest in China’s equity and fixed income markets. We look forward to launching more products and services that meet global investor demands."

Chi Kit Chai, Head of Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer, Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong), said, "Capitalizing on the geographic advantage of Hong Kong, PAAMC HK connects mainland China with the rest of the world. We are committed to help our onshore Chinese clients to invest globally and our global clients to invest in China. Currently, we are seeing strong growth in demand for Chinese assets, as China can provide both pickup in yields and portfolio diversification. We are very excited to broaden our offering to include our first UCITS fund, which provides our global clients access to opportunities to invest in China."

[1] The Fund is not authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. It is not publicly offered in Hong Kong.

About Ping An Group

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group. With over 210 million retail customers and 560 million Internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world.

Ping An has two over-arching strategies, "pan financial assets" and "pan health care", which focus on the provision of financial and healthcare services through our integrated financial services platform and our five ecosystems of financial services, health care, auto services, real estate services and smart city services. Our "finance + technology" and "finance + ecosystem" strategies aim to provide customers and internet users with innovative and simple products and services using technology. As China’s first joint stock insurance company, Ping An is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate reporting and corporate governance. The Group is listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In 2020, Ping An ranked 7th in the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranked 21st in the Fortune Global 500 list. Ping An also ranked 38th in the 2020 WPP Kantar Millward Brown BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. For more information, please visit www.pingan.cn.

About Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. was established in 2006. It is a direct subsidiary of China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings) Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (2318.HK and 601318.SH). It is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to conduct Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), Type 4 (Securities Consultation) and Type 9 (Asset Management) regulated activities. With strong capabilities in investment research and asset management, PAAMC HK is a leading provider of global investment management solutions in equities, fixed income, ETFs, structured products and alternative assets. For more information, please visit asset.pingan.com.hk.

 

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AIA Singapore creates up to 500 new career opportunities for fresh graduates and mid-career switchers impacted by COVID-19

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AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 will provide eligible candidates with comprehensive financial services training as well as vital financial support whilst undertaking the programme

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 September 2020 – AIA Singapore today announced the creation of up to 500 new career opportunities, in-depth training and financial support aimed at fresh graduates and mid-career switchers, amid ongoing economic uncertainty and increasing unemployment as a result of COVID-19. AIA’s Financial Career Scheme 2020 is a reinforcement of the continued efforts by the government of Singapore to create and sustain job opportunities for Singaporeans, as the number of retrenchments more than doubled in the second quarter of this year[1].

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Ms Wong Sze Keed, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Singapore, said, “At a time when so many are impacted by retrenchment or are struggling to find jobs, it is vital that we support Singaporeans and permanent residents by creating sustainable and long-term career opportunities.

 

“The AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 equips individuals with the skills and necessary financial knowledge to pursue a new career path in the financial services industry. By sharing our expertise and industry knowledge, candidates will embark on fulfilling and successful careers, contributing to Singapore’s economic future well beyond COVID-19,” she said.

 

A strategic collaboration between AIA Singapore Private Limited (inclusive of its wholly-owned subsidiary, AIA Financial Advisers Private Limited) and AIA Group’s flagship asset management company, AIA Investment Management Private Limited (AIAIM), the AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 aims to provide support to individuals seeking careers in Singapore’s financial services sector. Eligible candidates will undertake soft and technical skills training to enhance their industry employability, as well as receive financial support to sustain them whilst enrolled in the programme. Financial support will be provided to qualifying individuals across six financial allowance schemes, ranging from S$2,000 — S$5,000 per month[2], with a bonus earned upon successful completion of certain training modules.

 

“The programme is designed to equip candidates with sound financial and investment knowledge, which will enhance their employability as well as better serve the long-term needs of their clients.” said Mr Cheong Poh Kin, Chief Executive Officer of AIAIM.

 

Suitable candidates who meet AIA’s requirements will be enrolled progressively over a period from 15 September 2020 to 31 March 2021, where successful individuals will receive structured training over an initial 10-month period leading to three certifications comprising:

1.     Associate Financial Planner (AFPCM) / Associate Financial Consultant (AFC) certification, as part of the AIA Premier[3] Programme.

2.     Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Level 1 certification.

3.     Foundation Investment Certification accreditation by AIAIM.

 

After the initial 10-month period, further training programmes will be offered over the total two-year period based on individual candidate preferences and development needs.  

 

In addition, all successful candidates enrolled in the programme will be assigned a mentor who will partner and guide them toward successful completion of the programme and potentially a rewarding career with AIA Singapore or AIA Financial Advisers as an AIA Premier Consultant.   

 

For six consecutive years, the AIA Group has achieved the largest number of MDRT members becoming the only multinational company in the world to have done so. We also maintained our market leadership in agency distribution for six consecutive years, with the largest number of MDRT registered members in Singapore. Internationally recognised as the standard of excellence in life insurance and financial services, AIA’s agency force represents the industry pinnacle in professional knowledge, ethical conduct and outstanding client service. AIA Singapore is also the Winner of The Insurance & Risk Management Sector of the Singapore’s 100 leading graduate employers in 2019/2020 for three consecutive years.

 

Interested candidates can contact us via this link and we will be in touch to share more about the AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020, and how to build a rewarding career with AIA Singapore or AIA Financial Advisers:  https://www.aia.com.sg/en/about-aia/careers/not-just-another-job.html

 

 



[2] Financial allowance is subject to terms and conditions and meeting certain sales validation.

[3] AIA Premier is a structured programme with a comprehensive training and support system to groom new AIA Financial Services Consultants to achieve Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) within 2 years.


About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific — wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR[4], Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei, Macau SAR[5], New Zealand, a 99 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.

 

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai more than a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$291 billion as of 30 June 2020.

 

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 36 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

 

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).




[4]Hong Kong SAR refers to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

[5]Macau SAR refers to Macau Special Administrative Region


About AIA Investment Management Private Limited

AIA Investment Management Private Limited (AIAIM) was incorporated in Singapore in 2016 as the hub for regional investment management and central trading for AIA.  AIAIM holds a Capital Markets Services Licence for Fund Management, and Dealing in Capital Markets Products from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. As of 30 June 2020, AIAIM manages around US$118.2 bn across asset classes and has 111 employees. Since incorporation, AIAIM has built specialist teams to supporting and manage asset classes across geographies, having strong research capabilities in Equities, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments. AIAIM solely caters to AIA and dedicate its investment resources to manage the assets of AIA.

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OpenLegacy Signs Agreement with SEED Group to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Companies in the United Arab Emirates

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OpenLegacy, the pioneer in digital-driven integration for core legacy systems, and SEED Group, a company of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, today announced a strategic partnership that will allow United Arab Emirates (UAE) companies in retail and wholesale, private healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services to accelerate their digital transformation journey. The collaboration will help shape the way the UAE government adapts to new opportunities and challenges, and position the UAE among the worlds top leaders of innovation, following its announcement to build a post-COVID-19 digital economy.

“With the OpenLegacy technology helping organizations around the world access hard-to-reach data, we have concluded that it is very important to work with them in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world the UAE, Dubai in particular. We are proud to finally recognize them as one of our valued partners and look forward to working with them to expand the potential of digital transformation in the UAE,” said Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of SEED Group and The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum.

We are pleased to collaborate with SEED Group and, with the support of their local expertise, bring our technology to UAE organizations to help them build a digital experience faster and easier, in an effort to follow the tracks of the UAEs National Innovation Strategy, said Romi Stein, OpenLegacy CEO and co-founder. While being able to create digital services without being slowed down by their legacy infrastructures, our worldwide customers realize ten-times faster legacy API creation and a 75-percent reduction in API lifecycle costs with five-times faster performance.

About OpenLegacy

OpenLegacys Digital-Driven Integration enables organizations with legacy systems to release new digital services faster and more efficiently than ever before. It connects directly to even the most complex legacy systems, bypassing the need for extra layers of technology. It then automatically generates APIs in minutes, rapidly integrating those assets into new and exciting innovations. Finally, it deploys them as standard microservices or serverless functions, giving organizations speed and flexibility while drastically cutting costs and resources. With OpenLegacy, industry-leading companies release new apps, features, and updates in days instead of months, enabling them to truly become digital to the core. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at openlegacy.com, and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About SEED Group

Over the past 16 years, SEED Group has formed strategic alliances with leading global companies representing diverse regions and industries. These companies have propelled their business interests and goals in the MENA region through the support and strong base of regional connections of the SEED Group. The Groups goal is to create mutually beneficial partnerships with multinational organizations and to accelerate their sustainable market entry and presence within the MENA region. SEED Group has been a key point in the success of all its partners in the region helping them reach their target customers and accelerate their businesses. The Private Office was established by Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum to directly invest in or assist potential business opportunities in the region, which meet The Private Offices criteria. For more information, visit http://www.seedgroup.com/.

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650-800-7084

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SEED Group Contact

Nomarie Jean Lacsamana

+971 4 373 5068

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