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AmeriLife Names Gideon Moore Chief Legal Officer

AmeriLife

AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, announced today that Gideon Moore has been named Chief Legal Officer. Reporting to AmeriLife’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott R. Perry, Moore will serve as the company’s lead legal counsel, managing AmeriLife’s Legal and Compliance department and advising its Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team on all legal, regulatory, corporate governance, investment, transactional, and risk issues. Moore succeeds Nathan Hightower, who announced his retirement in late 2023 following a distinguished legal career and nearly 20 years with AmeriLife. “I’m excited to welcome Gideon back to the AmeriLife family,” said Perry. “Over the course of his career, Gideon has demonstrated both an exceptional legal mind and a passion for serving others. I look forward to working with him as a member of our Executive Leadership Team and confident in his abilities to lead our Legal and Compliance team.” “I’m excited to return to AmeriLife to lead a tremendous group of legal and compliance professionals,” added Moore. “I look forward to supporting AmeriLife’s growth and helping to create more opportunities to positively impact families and communities across the country.” Moore joins AmeriLife from Apex Service Partners in Tampa, Fla., where he served as General Counsel and Secretary since 2022. In this role, he established and scaled the company’s legal department through a period of rapid business expansion, providing cross-functional legal support and services for corporate development, real estate, employee relations, and procurement matters, among others. Prior to Apex, Moore served in progressively senior legal roles at AmeriLife for more than seven years, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Secretary overseeing all legal matters related to the company’s mergers and acquisitions efforts. During his time with AmeriLife, he was named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Top Corporate Counsel award. Moore began his career with the historic white-shoe law firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he spent four years in its Corporate and Global Finance Departments. Moore, who will be based at AmeriLife’s Clearwater headquarters, received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as an industry leader in developing, marketing and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a national distribution network of over 300,000 agents and financial professionals and more than 120 marketing organizations and insurance agencies. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

January 08, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Yntegra Group Signs Agreement to Develop Northern Tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson

Yntegra Group

Yntegra Group today signed a Heads of Agreement with the government of The Bahamas to develop the northern tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson Cays in the Exumas. It is the second, ultra-luxury project that the Miami-based company has in the area. According to Felipe MacLean, CEO of Yntegra Group, the project will have a residential community, boutique resort, and marina component, and the proposed designs show a deep commitment to the environment. “We are committed to building on the current success of the area as a world-class destination,” said MacLean. “Our ultra-luxury resorts, marinas, and residences will be showpieces for the area while preserving the natural environment and caring for the long-term sustainability of the Exumas.” MacLean thanked the government of The Bahamas for its support and noted that current plans to improve infrastructure, such as the expansion of the Blackpoint Airport to add more international flights, and the increase in airlift to the Exumas, show that the nation’s elected officials are deeply devoted to the long-term economic development of the area. The Sampson project will have a capital expenditure of more than $100 million over the life of the project and will create more than 250 jobs during construction. MacLean noted that Yntegra Group has already signed an agreement with one of the top ultra-luxury hotel operators in the world, which will be formally announced in early 2024. “We will continue to work with the local community in Exuma to create quality jobs and identify entrepreneurial opportunities while promoting the area as a global destination and supporting the development of the tourism industry,” said MacLean. “We have long-term plans for investment in the Exumas and are excited about the prospects that lay ahead.” Currently developing two major luxury resort and residential developments in the Exumas, Yntegra Group focuses primarily on real estate development, asset management, and specialty finance. More information is available at yntegragroup.com. Contact Details David PR Group John P. David +1 305-724-3903 john@davidpr.com ONWRD Advisors Ltd Royann Dean +1 242-422-0697 r.dean@onwrdtogether.com

January 04, 2024 09:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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125th Anniversary of the City of Peace and Justice

The Hague & Partners

This year marks 125 years since the First Hague Peace Conference, a historic gathering that laid the groundwork for international cooperation and conflict resolution. It resulted in the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and marked the first step in the development of the modern means of peaceful dispute resolution offered to the international community. This First Hague Peace Conference was held in The Hague in 1899 from May 18 to July 29 and convened at the initiative of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. It brought together representatives from different nations around the world to discuss the promotion of peace and the establishment of mechanisms to prevent future conflicts, including disarmament, rules of war, and the establishment of an international court to arbitrate disputes between nations: the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In 2024, 125 years after its creation, the PCA has 122 Contracting Parties which have acceded to one or both of the PCA's Founding Conventions. Marcin Czepelak, Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, reflected on the Court’s legacy as the oldest and most active international court in The Hague: “ The 1899 Convention and the creation of the PCA marked the beginning of The Hague’s status as the City of Peace and Justice and permanently shaped the city’s landscape through the construction of the PCA’s headquarters: the Peace Palace, which was built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration. As the PCA celebrates its 125 th anniversary, it is with immense pride that we look back on the Court’s successful transition to a modern arbitral institution capable of meeting the rapidly evolving needs of the international community.” Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague: " 125 years ago, the First Hague Peace Conference laid the foundation for peaceful resolution of conflicts. It is my sincere wish that The Hague will continue to be a beacon of diplomacy and a city where nations come together for the cause of peace." Please read more at StoriesOfPurpose.TheHague.com: https://storiesofpurpose.thehague.com/rule-law/hague-celebrates-125-years-international-city-peace-and-justice To honor this milestone, events and activities are planned throughout the year in The Hague. Please follow https://justpeacethehague.com/en/ to stay updated. For more information about the Permanent Court of Arbitration please visit: https://pca-cpa.org/home/ About The Hague & Partners The Hague & Partners is the official marketing & acquisition organisation for the promotion of The Hague, focused on residents, visitors, conferences, businesses, and institutions. www.thehague.com/partners Contact Details The Hague & Partners Graziella Guarguaglini press@thehague.com Company Website https://thehague.com/en

January 04, 2024 04:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Shaurya Infosoft launches their PR CMS Spark Metro

Spark Metro PR

Shaurya Infosoft vouches for 'Spark Metro,' transforming Business Communications with Dynamic PR CRM Solutions and Targeted Press Release Distribution in the industry. Shaurya Infosoft, a leading innovator in the tech and communication industry, proudly announces the launch of 'Spark Metro,' a specially designed cutting-edge platform that will empower businesses by offering dynamic press release CRM solutions and targeted-audience press release distribution. As the business landscape keeps evolving, the need for effective communication also rises and is essential for achieving success. Considering these needs, Shaurya Infosoft has leveraged its technical know-how to create a platform that aims to transform the old school's method of press release strategies and gain mass targeted attention. Key Features of Spark Metro: 1. Dynamic PR CRM Solutions: Spark Metro launches a state-of-the-art Press Release CRM system for the business to manage its communications strategy effectively. The platform enables users to manage the relationship in the context of media management, helps track the performance of the outreach, and analyses the engagement metrics in real time. 2. Targeted Press Release Distribution: On the Spark Metro, businesses can tailor their press release distribution with precision. The platform has advanced targeting mechanisms and algorithms to reach a specific demographic, industry, geographical region, etc, to ensure that every press release has maximum impact. 3. Intuitive Interface and User-Friendly Design: Spark Metro is designed keeping in mind about the user experience. The intuitive interface allows businesses to explore and utilise the platform effortlessly, making it accessible to press release professionals and those new to managing communication strategies. 4. Comprehensive Analytics: With the help of Spark Metro's robust analytical tool, businesses can gain valuable insights into the success of press release campaigns. It helps you measure the reach, impact and overall engagement of a press release to refine and optimise it for future communications. 5. Scalability and Flexibility: Whether you are a start-up firm or an established corporation, spark Metro helps you grow your business as per your goals. Its flexibility of scalability makes it an ideal choice for all company sizes. The CEO of Shaurya Infosoft commented on the launch, saying, "Spark Metro represents a significant milestone in our commitment to providing the best solutions that empower businesses. Effective communication is the backbone to achieve success in today's fast-paced business environment. Spark Metro is our answer to the evolving needs of enterprises seeking to enhance their press release strategies." To learn more about Spark Metro and how it can elevate your business communication strategies, visit www.sparkmetro.com About Spark Metro: Spark Metro is a leading player in the field of press releases. It offers innovative solutions to empower brands to share their message effectively in a rapidly moving digital world. With a commitment to excel, emphasis on high customer satisfaction, and dedication to staying up to date with industry standards, Spark Metro is here for your success in the digital age. For media inquiries, please contact: Contact Number: +1 (302) 597-6768 Email Id: support@sparkmetro.com Contact Details Shaurya Infosoft Anoj Kumar +1 302-597-6768 info@shauryainfosoft.com

December 30, 2023 05:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Top 5 Press Release Agencies for Startups to Boost Online Visibility

Spark Metro PR

Startup companies require effective strategies to establish their brand presence and reach a broad audience. A well-drafted press release can be a powerful tool to achieve this goal. It helps announce essential updates, events, or product launches worldwide. In order to get the maximum impact out of the press release, choosing the best distribution agency becomes crucial. Thus, in this article, we shall present the top 5 press release agencies that cater their services specifically to startups and help them achieve maximum online visibility. 1. Spark Metro: Spark Metro is one of the best press release agencies for the startup. It is famous for its distribution network and robust relationship with the media outlets. With the Spark metro, you can get your work featured on top sites such as Yahoo, Nasdaq, Market Insider, Business Insider, Bloomberg, etc. According to the testimonials, its services are quick and reliable, and users are delighted with the 24/7 support via chat and email. They have three different plans to cater to the varying needs of users. All of them are affordable and come with justifiable resources in the package. Why to choose Spark metro: Many of you might have a question regarding why to choose Spark metro? Well read the following features and answer yourself why not Spark Metro! No word count limitations Lowest guaranteed price Fastest delivery within 2 hours Get SEO Optimised content. 24/7 chat support via mail and chat section. Get the press release for client acquisition, branding, e-commerce and sales Get targeted audience Strategic campaign development Measure the performance through analytics reports Serves a wide range of industries such as healthcare, technology, fintech, consumer products, non profit organization and much more. Get the informational, educational and promotional content for promoting your product or service worldwide. Connect directly with them on the WhatsApp chat application. 2. PR Newswire: PR Newswire is a reputable press release agency in Chicago known for its vast distribution network and strong relationships with various media outlets. PR Newswire offers a comprehensive distribution platform for startups looking to reach a broad audience that can increase visibility and engagement. They provide targeted distribution based on industry, region, and audience, ensuring that your press release reaches the right eyes and you achieve your goal. 3. Business Wire: Business Wire is another prominent press release distribution service that offers extensive reach to over 160+ countries and excellent targeting options. Startups benefit from their global distribution network, which spans 200+ industries and geographical regions. Business Wire also provides analytics and tracking tools to track the effectiveness of your press release, allowing you to optimize your strategy for future campaigns. You can book a demo to check how they work to fulfill your press release requirement. 4. GlobeNewswire: GlobeNewswire is well-suited for startups seeking a platform to distribute press releases globally. It provides distribution to media, financial investors, corporations and other stakeholders, helping startups generate interest and drive traffic to their websites from 158 countries and in 35 local languages. GlobeNewswire offers a user-friendly interface and supports AI-generated multimedia content within press releases, enhancing engagement and brand visibility with a 24/7/365 support system. 5. eReleases: eReleases with 23 years of industry experience stands out for its personalized and cost-effective press release distribution services, making it an excellent choice for startups on a budget. They offer a hands-on approach to press release distribution, guiding startups through the process and optimizing their releases for maximum impact. eReleases ensures that your press release is sent to relevant journalists, bloggers, influencers, radio television and news websites. You can choose the custom plan according to your content, relevant audience and required reach. In conclusion, selecting the right press release agency is critical for startups looking to enhance their visibility and create a strong brand image. These top 5 press release agencies provide startups with the tools and reach needed to ensure their press releases are seen by the right audience, helping them achieve their communication goals effectively. Carefully evaluate your specific needs and budget to determine which agency aligns best with your startup's objectives and reach for success. Contact Details Shaurya Infosoft Anoj Kumar +1 302-597-6768 info@shauryainfosoft.com

December 28, 2023 07:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hearts Connect along the Silk Road, International Voluntary Service Seminar Held in Nanjing

China Volunteer Service Federation

NANJING, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 December 2023 - On December 19, the "Hearts Connect along the Silk Road" International Volunteer Service Seminar, organized by the International Volunteer Service Working Committee and hosted by Office of Nanjing Municipal Civic Enhancement Committee, took place in Nanjing, known as the literary hub of the world. Experts, scholars, and youth representatives from international institutions, research institutes, and NGOs in the field of volunteer service gathered in the city to exchange experiences and achievements in promoting sustainable development through voluntary service. The event also marked the release of the "Collection of Results of Gen Z’s International Volunteering Practice." Gao Xin, Youth Development Expert from the UNDP in China, delivered a keynote speech The International Volunteer Service Working Committee was officially established on April 27, 2022, with its secretariat located in Nanjing, showcasing the city's significance in the realm of voluntary service. Addressing the gathering, Jing Disheng, Director of the Office of Nanjing Municipal Civic Enhancement Committee, expressed confidence in Nanjing's role in advancing voluntary service globally and turning it into a vivid representation of modern Nanjing's practices. Releasing Ceremony of the "Collection of Results of Gen Z’s International Volunteering Practice" Duan Guiqing, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Volunteer Service Federation, emphasized the crucial role of voluntary service in building a community with a shared future for humanity. She highlighted the positive impact of international volunteer service in enhancing mutual understanding and communication between China and other nations. Zhu Jingfang, Deputy Director of the International Volunteer Service Working Committee, stressed that international volunteer service is a crucial means for countries to engage in global governance, shape their international image, and enhance international influence. Young people, constituting a vital force in carrying out voluntary service and constructing socialist spiritual civilization, played a central role in the event. With Z-generation youth as the main participants, experts delivered keynote speeches on topics about "Youth Participation in Volunteer Service in Addressing Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Trends and Practices." They called upon young people to actively engage in voluntary actions and radiate the brilliance of youth. The seminar also witnessed the release of the "Collection of Results of Gen Z’s International Volunteering Practice" on the Xinhua News Agency's application, a national media platform, showcasing 20 cases of international volunteer service from Chinese NGOs, including the Nepal Earthquake Relief, Cambodian Mine Action, Rainbow SENSE Scholarship, International Free Lunch Program, China-Pakistan Medical Congress, Belt and Road Initiative, and Living Water Campaign by Chinese voluntary force such as Guizhou Blue Sky Rescue, Gansu Rainbow Volunteer Club, Red Cross Society of China, Chinese Medical Association, Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China, China Charity Federation, The Amity Foundation, China Foundation for Rural Development, Burundi Agricultural Poverty Reduction, Enlai Foundation, and China Foundation for Peace and Development. These cases illustrated how the collective efforts of young people assisted in rebuilding homes, promoting economic development, and fostering social progress in difficult countries and regions. Representatives from Chinese volunteer force shared the stories Representatives from Chinese volunteer force shared the stories behind international volunteer service cases. Qiu Lili, Founder of the Beijing Peaceland Foundation, shared insights into the involvement of Chinese rescue teams and volunteers in the Tham Luang cave rescue. She revealed the behind-the-scenes analysis and arrangements made by the Chinese rescue teams and volunteers, including underwater route planning. Furthermore, she narrated a compelling story about one of the rescued boys participating in professional training conducted by the Chinese emergency rescue team in Thailand five years later, becoming actively involved in subsequent rescue operations. Wu Dan, Deputy Director of the Overseas Projects Department of the China Red Cross Foundation, shared humanitarian aid experiences in Syria, screening projects for congenital heart disease, and international free lunch initiatives in African countries. Wang Haoyu, Deputy Director of the International Development Department of the China Foundation for Rural Development, discussed their practices in establishing offices in Myanmar, Nepal, Ethiopia, and executing projects. These stories vividly illustrated the path of internationalization for the China Foundation for Rural Development. Concluding the event, a round-table discussion was conducted on the topic of "The Path and Prospects of International Volunteer Service in the New Era," moderated by Zhang Qiang, Professor of Beijing Normal University. Guests, including Liang Jie, Executive Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Enlai Foundation; Zhai Yan, Chairman of the Beijing ProBono Foundation; and Feng Pingping, Deputy Director of the Brand Communication Department at the Jiangsu Center of Xinhua News Agency, engaged in a discussion about the future of international volunteer service in the new era. Contact Details Media Contact Ms. Shen 719084598@qq.com

December 26, 2023 08:28 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Unbox Real Happiness in 2023: Don't Let Counterfeit Goods Ruin Your Holidays

YourUpdateTV

Click to view video accompanying this release: https://youtu.be/s_OVKDejEZY Counterfeit goods are a problem all year long, but demand for gifts, household goods, and even health products means that the holiday season is an especially busy time for crooks. Counterfeit products cost consumers and the global economy over $500 billion dollars a year. Ahead of this holiday shopping season, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, businesses, and law enforcement are helping to raise awareness among consumers about the dangers of counterfeit goods and how to avoid falling for scams, and instead “unbox real happiness.” Families trying to save money AND create new holiday memories want the best deal possible. However, consumers must remain vigilant to ensure they receive authentic products. As the holiday shopping season kicks off, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Amazon are helping to raise awareness among consumers about the dangers of counterfeit goods and how to avoid falling for scams and instead “unbox real happiness.” As families do their best to save money and create new holiday memories, they continue to shop online in record numbers looking for the best deals. However, with this convenience, consumers must remain vigilant to be sure they receive authentic products. For more information about what you can do you can do to can do to shop smart this holiday season, make sure to visit www.USChamber.com/shopsmart Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2023 04:01 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NLPC Files SEC Complaint Against Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway for Having Shareholder Arrested During Annual Meeting For Mentioning Jeffrey Epstein

NLPC

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a Complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today against Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway for silencing and ordering the arrest of the group’s chairman, Peter Flaherty, at the company’s shareholders’ meeting on May 6, 2023 At the meeting, Flaherty spoke in favor of NLPC’s shareholder proposal for an independent chairman. Buffett is currently both Chairman and CEO. Flaherty cited the reputational risk to the company posed by Warren Buffett’s close identification with Bill Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its “woke” policies to which Buffett has contributed tens of billions. Flaherty pointed to Gates' association with Jeffrey Epstein, even after Epstein had been convicted of sex crimes against minors. From the Complaint: We hereby request that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiate a formal investigation, including the issuance of subpoenas, and take appropriate administrative and civil enforcement action against Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), Warren Buffett, its Chairman and CEO, and other Berkshire officers and agents, for their unlawful conduct during the annual shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 6, 2023. During his authorized and SEC-mandated presentation in support of Proposal No. 8 for an independent chair, Peter Flaherty, Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), was interrupted by a Berkshire executive, had his microphone cut, and was arrested for trespassing because Warren Buffett, its CEO and Chairman, did not like what Mr. Flaherty had to say in support of NLPC’s proposal. In addition to imposing appropriate sanctions, the SEC should issue a cease and desist order against Berkshire from prematurely terminating NLPC’s and any other shareholder’s presentation at future annual shareholder meetings Events since the arrest have confirmed the importance of the issue. Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy story with new details about Epstein’s interactions with Gates and other wealthy individuals. On Monday, a federal judge ensured that the issue will stay alive in the new year when she ordered that the names of Epstein associates be made public. From the Complaint: NLPC further requests that the following enforcement and remedial actions be taken to ensure that NLPC’s rights as shareholders in the Company are protected and to remediate the violation of the rights of all other shareholders that took place by depriving them of the right to hear Mr. Flaherty’s statement supporting the proposal on May 6, 2023: Declare that Berkshire’s actions cutting off the mic of Mr. Flaherty before his allotted three-minutes to speak expired, having him expelled from the annual meeting, and subsequently arrested, constitute a violation of SEC’s rules and policies designed to protect shareholder rights. Order Berkshire to issue an apology on its website to NLPC and Mr. Flaherty for cutting his mic and having him arrested. Order Berkshire to post a video of Mr. Flaherty’s full uninterrupted three-minute prepared remarks on Berkshire’s website for at least three years, along with a written transcript. Issue a Cease and Desist Order that Berkshire shall refrain from prematurely terminating the oral presentation of Mr. Flaherty and any other proponent for an authorized shareholder proxy proposal or interrupting, harassing, or having them expelled from the meeting or arrested at future meetings as long as their presentation is in within the allotted time given by the company. Any and all other relief that the Commission deems just and appropriate. Click here for the Complaint. Click here for Complaint Exhibits. The Complaint includes links to three videos that together provide a complete account of what took place. What Flaherty said before his mic was cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egy8kpUaOIY Security moves in on Flaherty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQOx7FAAGbU&t=0s The arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErHXIrDNz14 NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar, who submitted the Complaint, concludes: "Berkshire’s and Mr. Buffett’s actions are an ominous precedent for the rights of shareholders that cannot be allowed to stand. We believe that the silencing and arrest of a shareholder during their presentation on behalf of their proposal at the annual meeting of a public company in the United States is unprecedented, should be sanctioned, and should not allowed to be repeated." NLPC has already filed a proposal on the risks of Berkshire’s business in China for the 2024 annual meeting. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

December 20, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Reflection Analytics Launches Digital Platform for Comprehensive ESG Audit and Analysis

Reflection Analytics

Reflection Analytics, a technology company delivering ESG investment evaluation, reporting and advisory services, announced today that it has launched Reflect—the first and only platform for investor-focused ESG analysis, serving asset managers, financial advisors, and investors/institutions across six key areas: advisory, due diligence, compliance, portfolio management, auditing and reporting. Launched just two months after the SEC expanded Rule 35d-1, the “Names Rule,” to include ESG terms, Reflect is the market’s only “Names Rule"-compliant software, providing an investor-focused rating that scores companies across 250 data points in 18 ESG sub-themes while also offering asset managers a portfolio management tool to ensure continuous compliance. Under the SEC’s expanded rule, asset managers have 24 months to begin reporting on their alignment, demonstrating that 80% of their investments are in securities that reflect the terms in their name, or risk regulatory fines and fees. Unlike other ESG rating companies, which focus on only financial materiality and from the corporation’s management perspective, Reflect assesses companies from the perspective of an investor’s understanding and reasonable expectations. “The big ESG ratings agencies aren’t evaluating companies from the investor’s perspective—which the expanded SEC ‘Names Rule' requires—but rather are looking at them from a corporate management perspective, which is a real problem,” said Jason Britton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Reflection Analytics. “With existing rating methodologies, a company like McDonald’s could have a higher ESG rating than a business focused on reducing greenhouse gases and cleaning up waste. With Reflect, asset managers have, for the first time, the ability to assess investments from the investor’s perspective and at a more granular level.” The SaaS tool assesses companies by benchmarking them against their sector peer group and ranking them by quartile performance. Beyond its use as a compliance tool, Reflect is designed to support values-based investing. The Reflect platform allows advisors, investors and institutions to review portfolios based on ESG components that are most important to them while also identifying types of companies to avoid, such as those associated with weapons or alcohol. After analyzing an investment portfolio, Reflect provides a real-time, percentage-match score, rating investments across 18 sub-themes ranging from “not aligned” to “strongly aligned.” Reflect can also weigh an existing portfolio against a curated list of investments, allowing individuals and institutions to compare assets via a side-by-side analysis. With comprehensive data on 6,500 companies—or 98% of the global market capitalization—the patent-pending software can analyze virtually every asset type, including individual equities, bonds and investments in various structures, including ETFs, mutual funds and SMAs. Like a credit-rating score, Reflect provides investors, advisors and asset managers with the most comprehensive, up-to-date ESG information and the assurance it brings. About Reflection Analytics Reflection Analytics’ patent-pending software—Reflect—is the only ESG ratings tool designed to serve asset managers, financial advisors and investors/institutions across six key areas: advisory, due diligence, compliance, portfolio management, auditing and reporting. Unlike other ESG software, which are reliant on rating methodologies rooted in the corporate perspective, Reflect analyzes 250 data points from an investor-focused viewpoint. As the industry’s only “Names Rule-compliant tool,” Reflect helps portfolio managers meet new compliance standards, with the SEC’s expansion of the “Names Rule” to include ESG funds taking effect in less than two years. Reflect maintains comprehensive self-reported and third-party data on 6,500 companies, or 98% of the global market cap. For more information, visit: www.reflectvalues.com. Contact Details For Reflection Analytics Peter Page ppage@vocatusllc.com Company Website https://www.reflectvalues.com/

December 14, 2023 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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