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Thirty-Five Outstanding Vietnamese Business Leaders and Organisations Honored at the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2020

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‎HO CHI MINH CITY‎, Vietnam, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thirty-five outstanding Vietnamese business leaders and organisations were honored at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2020 or APEA 2020.

Thirty-Five Vietnamese Outstanding Award Recipients were honoured at The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2020 - Vietnam Chapter
Thirty-Five Vietnamese Outstanding Award Recipients were honoured at The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2020 – Vietnam Chapter

This is the award’s 14th year, and it is the fourth edition of the APEA in Vietnam. An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the region leading NGO, APEA is the largest regional recognition programme, with over 3,000 nominations received each year, and less than one tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets.

With the theme of ‘Accelerating Growth Beyond Borders’, over 200 attendees were present at the by-invitation only awards ceremony in Vietnam, comprising of industry leaders and dignitaries including Mr. Dante Brandi, Consul General of Italy; Mr. Vincent Floreani, Consulate General of France; Mr. Tomaso Andreatta, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of European Chamber of Commerce Vietnam; Mr. Mohan Ramesh Anand, Chairman of Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam; Mr. Michele D’Ercole, Chairman of Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Mr. Jean-Paul Haessig, President of Swiss Vietnam Association and Mr. Bao Nguyen, President of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam.

Over the past thirteen years, over 2,000 of the most senior entrepreneurs in Asia has received the APEA, including Vietnam’s Mr. Dang Van Thanh of TTC Group, Malaysia’s Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow of Public Bank Group and Lim Wee Chai of Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Indonesia’s Mr. Chairul Tanjung of CT Corp and Mr. Mochtar Riady of Lippo Group, Taiwan’s Mr. Douglas Tong Hsu of Far Eastern Group, Thailand’s Mr. Kobchai Chirathivat of Central Pattana PCL and Mr. Rit Thirakomen of MK Restaurant Group, Philippines’ the late Henry Sy of SM Investments and Tony Tan Caktiong of Jolibee Foods Corporation, Singapore’s Mr. Kwek Leng Beng of Hong Leong Group, Hong Kong’s Lui Che Woo of Galaxy Entertainment Group and Dr. Eleanor Kwok of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, and India’s Mr. Adi Godrej of the Godrej Group and Mr. Rahul Bajaj of Bajaj Group.

Dr. Fong, Chairman of Enterprise Asia said, "The pandemic has also brought about new opportunities in different ways. The crisis showed us that organisations and entrepreneurs that are well prepared can and will find ways to respond to existing or emerging needs." He further added, "It is clear evidence, that responsible, innovative entrepreneurship is an essential driver of growth and prosperity"

Notable winners of the APEA Vietnam chapter include Mr. Tran Hung Huy, Chairman of Board of Directors of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), and Mr. Nguyen Nhu So, Chairman of DABACO Group, under the Master Entrepreneur Category; An Phat Holdings JSC, FrieslandCampina Vietnam Co., Ltd. and OLAM Vietnam Limited under the Corporate Excellence Category; Nutifood Nutrition Food JSC under the Inspirational Brand Category.

"Vietnam remains one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. Recently, the Asia Development Bank reported that the Vietnam economy is expected to grow 1.8% in 2020 amid the pandemic and bounce back to 6.3% in 2021. This is owing both to the government of Vietnam taking swift action on the pandemic and the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit amongst," Dr. Fong added.

APEA Vietnam is supported by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham); Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (INCHAM); Snowball Consulting as the Official Implementation Partner; PR Newswire as the News Release Distribution Partner; The Asian Entrepreneur and SME Magazine as Official Media Partner.

RECIPIENT LIST OF ASIA PACIFIC ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2020 VIETNAM

MASTER ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

Pham Anh Duong

 

Chairman

An Phat Holdings JSC

Chemical & Plastics Industry

 

Tran Hung Huy

 

Chairman of Board of Directors

Asia Commercial Bank (ACB)

Financial Services Industry

 

Nguyen Nhu So

 

Chairman

DABACO Group

Agriculture Industry

 

Luong Tri Thin

 

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Dat Xanh Group

Property Development Industry

 

Ly Anh Duy Quang

 

Board of Director 

GreenFeed Vietnam Corporation

Agriculture Industry

 

Nguyen Quang Huan

 

Chairman

Halcom Vietnam JSC

Facility Management Industry

 

Tran Thi Le

 

Chief Executive Officer

Nutifood Nutrition Food JSC

Consumer Goods Industry

 

Nguyen Duc Thach Diem

 

Chief Executive Officer 

Sai Gon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank)

Financial Services Industry

 

Nguyen Dang Giap

 

President & General Director

The 36 Corporation JSC

Construction Industry

 

 

FAST ENTERPRISE CATEGORY

Archetype Vietnam Limited

Professional Business Services Industry

 

BE GROUP JSC

Transportation & Logistics Industry

 

Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank

Financial Services Industry

 

Spartronics Vietnam

Electronics & Electrical Industry

 

Yuanta Securities Vietnam Limited Company

Financial Services Industry

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL BRAND CATEGORY

Asia Commercial Bank (ACB)

Financial Services Industry

 

GreenFeed Vietnam Corporation

Agriculture Industry

 

Nutifood Nutrition Food JSC

Consumer Goods Industry

 

Oriflame Vietnam Limited

Direct Selling Industry

 

TLM Real Estate Corporation

Real Estate Industry

 

YOLA

Education & Training Industry

 

 

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE CATEGORY

Airports Corporation of Vietnam

Transportation & Logistics Industry

 

An Phat Holdings JSC

Chemical & Plastics Industry

 

Apollo Education & Training Organization Vietnam

Education & Training Industry

 

Asia Commercial Bank (ACB)

Financial Services Industry

 

BIDV Metlife Life Insurance Limited Liability Company

Financial Services Industry

 

DOJI Gold & Gems Group

Retail Industry

 

Domesco Medical Import Export JSC

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

 

Dong Tay Promotion Corporation

Media & Entertainment Industry

 

FrieslandCampina Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Food & Beverage Industry

 

GreenFeed Vietnam Corporation

Agriculture Industry

 

Halcom Vietnam JSC

Facility Management Industry

 

Hoa Binh Construction Group JSC

Construction Industry

 

Hung Thinh Group Corporation

Property Development Industry

 

Kien A Corporation

Property Development Industry

 

Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank

Financial Services Industry

 

Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank

Financial Services Industry

 

Novaland Group

Property Development Industry

 

Nutifood Nutrition Food JSC

Consumer Goods Industry

 

OLAM Vietnam Limited

Agriculture Industry

 

Piaggio Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Manufacturing Industry

 

Sai Gon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank)

Financial Services Industry

 

Seaprodex Refrigeration Industry Corporation (SEAREFICO)

Engineering Industry

 

The Southern Rubber Industry JSC (Casumina)

Automotive Industry

 

UPL Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Agriculture Industry

 

Vietnam Concentrix Services Co., Ltd.

Professional & Business Services Industry

 

About Enterprise Asia

Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation. For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org.

About Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious awards for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation and sustainable leadership. The Award provides a platform for companies and governments to recognize entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices and growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, it groups together leading entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship and serves as a by-invitation only networking powerhouse. The program has grown to encompass 14 countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit www.apea.asia

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TORA's OEMS Integrates with Liquidnet's IA Trader to Offer Real Time Actionable Decision Making Tools

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LONDON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — TORA, the provider of industry leading trading technology, has today announced that it has integrated its order & execution management system (OEMS) with global institutional investment network, Liquidnet's IA Trader. The integration offers access to advanced artificial intelligence, data analytics tools and a broad range of Liquidnet trading algorithms.

Integrating IA Trader directly in the TORA OEMS helps equity traders enhance their decision making process at the point of trade. The system delivers actionable signals, alerts, compact stamp summaries and data visualisation capabilities that are designed to provide clients greater day-to-day efficiency and enhanced operational workflow in one holistic system.

Liquidnet's IA Trader provides pre, post and intra trade execution analytics driven by exception alerting across equity and related market data. Time-stamps, alerts and analytic tools are designed to helps traders to uncover potential hidden risks and opportunities in their blotters, portfolio or watchlists.

TORA's OEMS offers the most comprehensive front-to-back end trading solution for hedge funds and asset managers. The functionality is fully auditable, MIFID II compliant and automatically details in depth order records, price information and creates best execution reports. TORA's platform also delivers advanced pre trade and post trade TCA to improve execution quality and ensure best execution.

Chris Jenkins, Managing Director at TORA, stated, “We are very pleased to have IA Trader available in the TORA OEMS platform. Data analytics play an ever more important role in the trading process and to have IA Trader as an added data point is very exciting for our clients. The embedded integration allows for a seamless workflow for all users.”

TORA's leading OEMS platform will give users access to advanced functions for portfolio rebalancing, TCA, strong post-trade allocations and commission management tools. The integrated software package already connects with custodians, prime brokerage and trade matching providers across the globe.

About TORA

TORA is the leading global provider of advanced investment management technologies supporting the full trading lifecycle. With a full suite of cloud-based SaaS-delivered execution, analytics and compliance tools, as well as order, portfolio and risk management capabilities and a global FIX network, TORA's products are utilized by hundreds of the industry's leading hedge funds, asset managers, proprietary trading firms and sell-side trading desks globally. With headquarters in San Francisco, TORA has over 250 employees across offices in Hong Kong, Jersey, New York, Romania, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. More information is available at http://www.tora.com

About Liquidnet

Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network that intelligently connects the world's investors to the world's investments. Since our founding in 1999, our network has grown to include more than 1,000 institutional investors that collectively manage $33 trillion in equity and fixed income assets. Our network spans 45 markets across six continents and seamlessly connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and a growing list of data and research providers. We built Liquidnet to make global capital markets more efficient, and continue to do so by adding additional participants, enabling trusted access to trading and investment opportunities, and delivering the actionable intelligence and insight that our customers need. For more information, visit http://www.liquidnet.com and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.

Media Contact

Viali Munteanu, Cognito, +44 7547819438, [email protected]

 

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Life Settlement Pioneer Launches PolicyAppraisal.com for Financial Advisors

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ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Life insurance settlement industry pioneer Wm. Scott Page recently announced the launch of PolicyAppraisal.com, a website that uses custom algorithms to enable financial advisors and life insurance agents to determine the existing value of life insurance policies. Using its proprietary software know as Value Finder™, PolicyAppraisal.com's team uses analytics to quickly identify if a policy can be sold on the secondary market. Value Finder streamlined the appraisal process to provide a quick “yes” or “no” answer regarding the viability of a life settlement. Today, many financial advisors are bogged down when trying to get simple answers from many life settlement brokers.

Each member of the executive team at PolicyAppraisal.com has more than 25 years of experience working within the life insurance settlement industry. Page, the organization's founder, is a pioneer of the life settlement industry and has unmatched experience, knowledge, and funding relationships within the secondary market.

“We have dramatically overhauled the process of determining the value of a life insurance policy,” said Page. “Using new technology, industry experience with underwriting medical impairments, and knowledge of institutional buying patterns and return targets, we have created a system that accurately evaluates key data points and quickly creates a realistic appraisal.”

The team at PolicyAppraisal.com educates financial advisors about the value of life insurance as an asset that is worth more than its cash value – and more than its intangible value as a financial safety net.

“In a timely manner, we can provide an appraisal that will help agents and advisers offer reliable options to their clients,” said Page. “We offer this without an agent having to contact a broker.”

Life insurance is an integral part of any financial plan, however, most industry professionals are kept in the dark regarding the real value of an existing life insurance policy. Restrictive carrier contracts and a convoluted broker market inhibit life settlement transactions. Over the past 25 years, executives from PolicyAppraisal.com have assisted in thousands of transactions and put millions of dollars in the hands of insurance owners from policies that would have otherwise lapsed. Life insurance policy appraisals are invaluable tools for anyone advising seniors about their long-term financial plans.

The company recently launched its website, including a text messaging option to help agents get questions answered very quickly.

“Agents who are concerned about privacy or asking questions through their broker-dealer can learn about policy appraisals by sending an anonymous text message to us, which will go directly to the mobile phone of one of our experts,” said Page. “Texts can be sent at any time (day or night), and we will respond quickly with a thorough answer.”

About Policy Appraisal

More information is available by visiting www.PolicyAppraisal.com, calling (800) 286-3738, or sending a text through the website.

Press Contact

Stephen E. Terrell
800-286-3738

 

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BMO Financial Group Declares Dividends

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TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of Montreal (TSX: BMO) (NYSE: BMO) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $1.06 per share on paid-up common shares of Bank of Montreal for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 (“Q1 2021 Dividend”), unchanged from the previous quarter and the prior year.

The Board of Directors also declared dividends of:

  • $0.112813 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 25;
  • $0.078011 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 26;
  • $0.24075 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 27;
  • $0.2265 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 29;
  • $0.240688 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 31;
  • $0.190875 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 33;
  • $0.303125 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 38;
  • $0.28125 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 40;
  • $0.275 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 42;
  • $0.303125 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 44; and
  • $0.31875 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 46.

The dividend on the common shares is payable on February 26, 2021, to shareholders of record on February 1, 2021. The dividends on the preferred shares are payable on February 25, 2021, to shareholders of record on February 1, 2021.

The above-mentioned dividends on the common and preferred shares are designated as “eligible” dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial and territorial legislation.

Common shareholders may elect to have their cash dividends reinvested in common shares of the Bank in accordance with the Bank's Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the “Plan”).  For the Q1 2021 Dividend declared today and subsequently until further notice, such additional common shares will be purchased on the open market.

For registered shareholders who wish to participate in the Plan, Enrolment Forms must be received by the Bank's transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, by the close of business on February 3, 2021. Beneficial or non-registered holders must contact their financial institution or broker well in advance of the above date for instructions on how to participate.

More information about the Plan and how to enroll can be found at:

http://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/shareholder-information/dividend-reinvestment-plan

For News Media Enquiries: Paul Gammal, Toronto, [email protected], (416) 867-3996; For Investor Relations Enquiries: Bill Anderson, Toronto, [email protected], (416) 867-7834; Internet: www.bmo.com, Twitter: @BMOmedia

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