May 5, 2021

Launch

Alabama becomes latest school to launch program assisting student-athletes with personal branding

The era of college athletes profiting off of their name, image and likeness is rapidly approaching, and several schools are developing strategies to assist their student-athletes in this new era of college athletics. Now the biggest brand in college football just joined the fray. 

Alabama announced Tuesday that it has created a program called The Advantage, which will assist and educate Crimson Tide student-athletes with the tools necessary to build and elevate their personal brands. The program, which will combine on-campus resources with external organizations, will focus on the management of each individual brand, maximizing personal social media platforms and

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Carney, Kerry Launch Global Finance Plan to Boost Climate Action | Top News

LONDON (Reuters) – UN climate envoy Mark Carney and U.S. peer John Kerry on Wednesday announced a new plan to boost efforts by the financial system to help move the global economy to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

While many large banks, insurers and asset managers have started to commit to some form of action, the frameworks used can differ and some are not rooted in climate science or backed up by interim targets between now and 2050.

To help fix the problem, the new group – Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) – will bring existing net zero

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CanadianSME Small Business Foundation announces the launch of UPS Small Business of the Day Campaign.

In collaboration with the Exclusive Title Sponsor, UPS, CanadianSME Small Business Foundation is promoting Small Businesses from across Canada on a daily basis on their social media platforms.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CanadianSME today announced a new campaign that is intended to help small business owners in every way possible in association with their corporate partner UPS.

It’s no surprise that small businesses are the ones that were most impacted by the pandemic. While the government has provided Canadian small businesses with resources and funding to help them during these challenging times, it’s still not enough

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Fidelity to launch bitcoin ETF as investment giant builds its digital asset business

A Fidelity Investments location in New York.

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Fidelity Investments is preparing to launch its own bitcoin exchange-traded fund as the investment giant works to cement its clout in the market for digital assets and virtual currency.

FD Funds Management, a subsidiary of Fidelity, said on Wednesday that it plans to provide financial backing for an exchange-traded fund called the Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust.

The firm filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a preliminary registration statement for the fund.  

Fidelity confirmed that it filed a prospectus to sponsor a bitcoin ETF but said

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Verizon Media expands commerce business, plans to launch Yahoo Shops

What you need to know:

  • Yahoo Shops will be the first digital media marketplace to feature native commerce capabilities and launch with a commitment to diversity, pledging at least 15% of merchants will be Black-owned businesses

  • Shoppable video, personalized features, and XR tools will be hallmarks of Yahoo Shops

  • With the scale of Verizon Media’s audience and advertising platforms, Yahoo Shops offers brands a seamless connection to consumers, from discovery to transaction

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Verizon Media, a leader in innovation, content and commerce, announced plans to launch Yahoo Shops, a new marketplace destination featuring a curated,

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Blackstone’s Hedge-Fund Business to Launch Growth Strategy

The world’s biggest investor in hedge funds has hired former hedge-fund manager Scott Bommer to launch a new growth strategy, a move aimed at expanding

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Group Inc.’s hedge-fund business with offerings intended to generate big returns for clients.

The Blackstone Horizon platform, to be run by Mr. Bommer, will thematically invest in money managers focused on fast-growing public and private companies, Blackstone said. Horizon also will invest directly in stock markets.

The main fund of hedge funds at the Blackstone business had missed out on some of the rich returns coming from growth investing in recent years

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