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Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management Join Efforts as Partners

Capital group and Samsung Asset Management (SAM), a company based in Seoul have announced their engagement as partners aiming to together develop investment strategies for both retail and institutional investors in Korea. Capital Group is a leading fund management firm administering about $1.4 trillion in the form of assets while Samsung asset management is also a leading manager in Korea managing $166 billion in the form of AUM. Some of their goals include developing retirement solutions as well as asset allocation products and enhancement of SAM’s active investment competence.

According to the agreement, Capital group is supposed to assist Samsung Asset Investment to understand Capital’s aggressive management style and other business areas such as commerce management and client administration. Spokesman of Samsung Asset Investment said that the engagement with Capital group would help them achieve their long awaited goal of joining Asia’s best three home-produced asset management companies by the year 2020.

Samsung Asset Investment CEO, Sung-hoon Koo also believes that the partnership is a significant step for the company. He says that it will lead to the upgrading of their equity investment competence and also help in the implementation of lifecycle asset allocation of product strategies.

Tim Armour who is the chairman of Capital Group says that their ultimate achievement will be the designing of an investment solution that will fulfill retirement, savings as well as insurance related needs of investors across Korea.

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SAM’s spokesman and Capital’s head of global relations, Tom Joyce said that the financial details of their engagement are yet to be communicated because it is too early to determine the pricing and the structures. Information such as the distribution of the co-developed products and sharing of the revenues were yet to be worked through as Tom Joyce stated and thus could not be released. As per the news release, the engagement of Samsung Asset Investment and Capital Group will also involve selection and usage of the appropriate products and services from Capital Group over the numerous distribution channels from Samsung.

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When Tom Joyce was asked if they have ever had such engagements previously, he avoided a direct answer by saying that the interest of Samsung Asset Investment is to learn more about the systems they apply for investment purposes. He also added that their interest as Capital Group is to study the marketing strategies that Samsung Asset Investment applies to distribute their products to investors across Korea.

According to Evestment, a global investment data provider, Capital Group managed to list about $275 million in AUM administered on behalf of investors in Korea.

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Our hair is a statement of style, an affirmation of beauty , and an expression of self-love.’ These words by Ademola Mandella ring true on every ladies’ head. Every woman knows what a struggle it is maintaining your hair especially those with frizzy and kinky hair. But as we all know, life is too short for dull hair, and your hair is among your best appurtenance. There are a million different hair products worldwide and it makes it a pain staking undertaking when choosing the right products for your hair. There are also natural homemade hair products like masks, that help protects our hair, but this product Wen by Chaz Dean beats them all.

We all know growing up lathered up hair was considered super clean. It was clean but left the hair feeling dry and sometimes itchy, depending on the shampoo and conditioner used. The revolutionary Wen Cleansing Conditioner has a 5-in-1 concoction that incorporates shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. It has the whole combination of all hair care products in one bottle!! That’s not all. This miracle in a bottle contains the ultimate blend of components that include almond and mint and it is lather free. The mastermind behind this great creation, celebrity stylist Chaz Dean toiled for five years trying samples on his hair until he got the perfect product that he could back 100%.

This Sephora so called “great product” cleanses your hair without lathering or harsh sulfates found in other shampoos and conditioners, and is made not to remove natural oils from your hair and scalp, leaving it secure, manageable, moisturized and ameliorates color retention. It leaves your hair so light and silky. An absolute must have for any woman who loves looking stylish and ravishing. WEN by Chaz Dean products also include Anti-Frizz styling crème that takes out the frizz and moisturizes, lessens breakage and gives body and shine, the Nourishing Mousse that gives hair shine and soft and a whole volume. So grab the WEN by Chaz Dean products and watch your hair and your life take a beautiful and sassy turn. After all, hair doesn’t make a woman, but Sterling hair helps.


FreedomPop: The Truly Free Cell Phone Service

As a new startup, FreedomPop has taken the cell phone industry by storm, primarily because they claim to offer a totally free cell phone service. Like everything else, it does come with a catch – however, even digging deeper one finds out the service truly is free.


They recently made some news with their added $30 million in funding, and they seem poised to continue to grow their business independently, as least according to CEO and co-founder Stephen Sokols.


Of course, many people may wonder if this service is still free. After all, this is the year 2016, and we are no longer enmeshed in the dark ages of dial-up internet. For these people, the answer is still yes, and here is what is provided on your free services with FreedomPop.


Naturally, in looking at any FreedomPop review, you have to first and foremost look at their free services. These services are great for a certain class of people, and one of the great things about the FreedomPop cell phone company is that they have a great amount of integrity about them. Yes, the service is indeed free, but it is for light users. FreedomPop does offer 500MB of 4G data in addition to 200 voice minutes and unlimited texting, but the sending and receiving of texts alone will eat up that low amount of data.


If you go over your data allotment, this is where a little bit of education comes into play. You need to be aware that FreedomPop is going to automatically charge you $10 as a top-up fee.


Moreover, they also have several plans that you can utilize if you go over your 500MB allotment of data, with most of them costing around 2 cents per extra MB. In short, this is a great phone option for someone who simply desires a phone for calling and light texting. This of course wouldn’t make a great phone if you have a teenager or music aficionado in your house. So the answer is yes, this service is free. As long as you do your homework, you very well could have a cell phone service that could become a valuable asset to you.

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Treat All Of Your Online Communications As Public To Preserve Your Online Reputation

Monitoring your, or your businesses’, online reputation is challenging, even with all of the tools available. Monitoring Yelp, Trip Adviser or any other review sites like where your customer would typically go to share their experience with your brand is not enough; you’ll find mention of your business on social media, in blogs and in forums as well. A recent Huffington Post article suggests using Google alerts to find newly-indexed mentions of your company. While there are a number of websites that offer free and paid tools for brand monitoring, few entrepreneurs have enough free time to constantly monitor what people are saying about their brand.


In addition to professionally replying to negative reviews, the easiest way to protect your online reputation, which is linked to your company’s reputation, is to never write an email or a social media comment, or post any images or videos, that you wouldn’t want to make public. A derogatory comment about your customers or competitors in an email made by you or one of your key employees could easily be shared by a disgruntled employee. People can take screenshots and share content that was meant as a joke, however, taken out of context, it will reflect poorly on your brand.


CEOs and public figures have had their online reputation tank because someone leaked comments that the person thought were private. Remember the Democratic National Committee’s CEO who resigned earlier this year when leaked emails exposed a scandal? While the leak was a result of a hack, it isn’t the only hack that negatively affected someone’s online standing. When Ashley Madison was hacked, numerous public figures saw their online reputation decline rapidly.


If you or your brand is well-known, someone may expose any scandalous information that they uncover in your online communications. They may make the information public to gain publicity for themselves or simply to hurt you or your company. While no one is perfect, exercise self control in your online communications and encourage executives in your company to do the same. It’s easier to avoid a reputation crisis than it is to fix one.






“Brexit” Creates Additional Uncertainty in Global Markets

The global economy continues to struggle in the wake of the “Brexit” vote. For those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, Britain recently voted to leave the European Union. Membership in the union has ramifications that make economic trading across international borders easier. By leaving the European Union, Britain will be forced to negotiate different trade agreements with every other European country. This will become a logistical nightmare that will only serve to slow down trade across British borders. Unfortunately, this vote comes on the heels of the recent economic downturn in the United States. This United States marketplace continues to struggle to recover from the burst of the housing bubble. With so much turmoil in the international economy, traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are more unpredictable than ever. People can quickly lose everything through either ineptitude with investments or bad luck.

It is important for people looking to preserve the financial security of their families to diversify their assets. This is where rare Earth metals come in. The first economies operated on using rare metals as forms of currency. People could trade these metals for goods and services. Metals such as gold and silver were the most common ancient forms of currency. These metals have persisted as forms of currency even to this day. In today’s markets, gold is the most popular hedge against paper money. This means that as paper money decreases in value, gold becomes more valuable. With the Federal Reserve pumping paper money into the economy to prop up the markets, gold has risen in value markedly in recent years. Furthermore, many experts believe silver is undervalued in today’s market. This provides room for silver to increase in value.

The US Money Reserve knows that investors need to look at rare Earth metals as a hedge against the unpredictable stock and bond market. In addition, rare Earth metals are a great way to ensure the financial security of families all over the world. That’s why the US Money Reserve is offering a special Brexit Gold Coin. Made with actual gold, this coin allows people to physically hold their rare Earth metal investment. In addition, this gold coin will never completely lose its value. While companies can go bankrupt, the intrinsic gold metal will always have some value, ensuring that its value will never drop to zero. With so many unique properties, the time is right to invest in the Brexit Gold Coin.

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Want Personalized Outfits from Kate Hudson Sent To Your Door?

You can now have personalized outfits picked out by Hollywood actress and celebrity Kate Hudson sent to your home at the beginning of each month. The famous and fashion savvy Kate Hudson was inspired to share her unrivaled fashion sense with her fans and anyone else who wants to look Hollywood good during their time at the gym. She started an online company called Fabletics, which sends its members outfits and accessories picked out for them based on their own fashion preferences and lifestyle.

The outfits are chosen based on questions you answer about how you like to workout, which activities you like the most, and which fashion trends call out to you the most. The answers on generated are used to create a profile that is used to determine which products are the most “you”. It is like having Kate Hudson as your own personal fashion coordinator! Who could ask for anything more than that? Imagine, having your own celebrity fashion coordinator.

This has taken off very well, and countless people are signing up and being wowed by the accuracy of the selections, the ease of use and the amazing looks they are receiving. Fabletics has been doing so well that they have even been able to open several offline stores, with as many as 100 new stores expected to open in the coming three to five years. Even Forbes has noticed Kate Hudson’s Fabletics.

In 2013, Hudson’s idea went from thought to online reality. In 2015, it become a physical reality with brick and mortar locations being established in Las Vegas, Ohio and more on Pinterest. The company is unique and has their own way of doing things, a trait that has really helped them to be successful. Kate Hudson practically films every commercial on her smartphone!

Each month, members of Fabletics pay a membership fee of only $49.95, and after new members answer the short survey about their preferences, members receive their products. With the option to put their membership on hold for a month without penalty, members are free to enjoy the celebrity picked Hollywood fashion that caters directly to their own personal tastes. This is a unique company, and the way they handle things is unique as well. Their members feel quite at home with the choices made by Fabletics and the new, high class fashion savvy outfits on they get to wear to the gym and the beach.


WEN By Chaz Dean Has Been Converting Women Daily

WEN cleansing conditioners, developed by Chaz Dean, were made in order to provide women with a deep cleanse to their hair and give them hair they felt confident showing off. No matter what type of unmanageable hair someone may be facing, like dry or brittle hair, oily hair, all of these can be fixed with Wen‘s cleansing conditioner. A writer for Bustle Magazine recently did a review on the fig version of WEN’s hair care line.
Emily, the writer, has had problems maintaining her hair for a long time, having problems with it being oily or too thin. This makes her an enthusiast for good hair care products that are capable of helping her manage her hair. This works out for her because the WEN cleansing conditioners were designed to work well with other styling products. Though when using other products, results may take a little more time to be achieved. Because the Amazon sold cleansing conditioners are an all natural product it can be effected by other products with harsh chemicals in them. Though in the majority of cases, WEN works well regardless.

Emily noticed that she started to see results earlier than 1 week and she wasn’t even using the recommend amount on her hair because she was nervous that it would be too much. In the end, she said it made her hair look noticeable thicker and she had no issues with the products rich texture. She showed before and after pictures within her review on Bustle of the effects WEN had on her hair. She was delighted considering all the failed products in the past, now she is sure to keep WEN as part of her daily regime.  Check out Wen’s YouTube channel for more info.

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Madison Street Capital Named As Finalist for M&A Advisor Awards

The Chicago based firm Madison Street Capital was named as a finalist in the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards according to the recent press release posted on

The international investment banking firm was nominated for an award for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year and for the Under $100MM International and Industrials Deal of the Year. The deal that was being recognized was the part that Madison Street Capital had in the Acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. by Dowco. Karl D’Cunha, the Senior Managing Director for Madison Street Capital, was the one who led that successful transaction. Charles Botchway, the founder and Chief Executive Officer for the investment banking firm said that they were all pleased and honored to be recognized for their hard work and effort that they put in for their clients.

The winners for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards will be announced at the Gala held at the New York Athletic Club on November 9th.

Madison Street Capital is a boutique investment firm that works with clients both domestic and international. They offer their clients a wide range of services including capital restructuring, mergers and acquisition, reorganization, private placement advisory services, bankruptcy, and buy out. With each new project, they work closely with their client and take on their goals as their own. Madison Street Capital and their employees are committed to providing their clients with not only top notch service, but service with integrity, leadership, and the ability to deliver excellent corporate financial advisory services. The firm has experience and is a leader in M&A assistance, financial advisory services, and valuations. Some of the firm’s major clients include Central Iowa Energy, LLC, Bond Medial Group Inc, and Fiber Science, Inc. They also have offices spanning the globe in Asia, Africa, and North America.

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Securus’ ConnectUs Looks to Save Users Time and Money with New Automated Forms

I just read the exciting news that Securus Technologies is digitizing inmate forms to save correction facility customers time and money on ConnectUs.

Securus, a civil and criminal justice technology solution company with an A+ rating from the BBB, now has a new Inmate Forms and Grievance application on ConnectUs. Right now correctional officers have to use paper forms for inmate requests which takes up valuable time and storage, but with Securus’ ConnectUs requests and changes can quickly and easily be created digitally and made available to inmates.

The company works in the public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring space and this is just another example of how its leaders are consistently trying to provide new features for customers to make processes more convenient. Securus automates and processes an average of 13.8 forms each month for each inmate and the company’s clients are already saying this new application is saving them thousands on paper costs alone.

Not only does this benefit the correction officers, inmates also have some perks the new Inmate Forms and Grievance application. The new platform offers features never available before and it fully shares what is available to inmates and when. Since inmates have the ability to see the forms throughout the process they can view the status of forms and grievances and accept of appeal them. No worries, correctional facilities still have total control over what content each inmate has access to – but allowing access to certain forms will help each officer communicate with inmates more efficiently since the interface is available in multiple languages.

It’s so inspiring to see a company that is still committed to helping make the prison system processes safer and smoother for all parties involved.


IAP Worldwide Services Offer Expert Services with Regard to Operating in Remote Environments

Operating in out-of-the-way places can present special challenges. The preceding reason is precisely why agencies of the government as well as national security entities rely on the expertise of IAP Worldwide Services for support. We are able to construct and maintain medical facilities, as well as build and maintain a permanent infrastructure. Our solutions are designed and customized with regard to a specific client’s request and budget. Our solutions are provided in order that the client has more control of his or her environment.

IAP Worldwide Services constructs buildings, conducts operations and assures maintenance of various environments the world over. Our organization is capable of managing a mass of various diverse facilities anywhere from housing at oilfield locations to units for militaristic personnel to laboratories at research facilities in out-of-the-way places. In order to meet such diverse requirements of the client base, our personnel involve themselves in every relative skill imaginable, such as running a small town, to training residential laborers; subcontracting the resources of local merchants, encouraging stimulus as far as localized economies and creating new employment.

A Solid Foundation is Necessary: IAP Worldwide Services makes it a point to partner with customers from the very start of a project. The preceding is necessary in order to properly ascertain the best way to go about designing the correct facility. Our organization offers the customer with a broad-based selection with respect to design of the facility and relative engineering services. Engineering services include a visual assessment, planning, two dimensional and three dimensional modeling and more. Dependent on the requirements of the client, IAP Worldwide Services offers the client with the capability of re-doing an infrastructure that is currently in existence or constructing a completely new facility. All facilities are LEED certified.

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IAP Worldwide Services offers it client with a modular system design which is scalable. The community environment is scalable in way of single unit quarters, bedroom suites, and custom built units. Private rooms are also an option. Our organization provides our clients with a nice variety of other modular entities and options including workshops, infirmaries, office areas, kitchens, laundering facilities, and power generation areas. The modular units make housing setups flawlessly expeditious.

Temporary Housing Solutions: IAP Worldwide Services is capable of building for its client temporary housing units. We handle the community setup from start to finish inclusive of designing the community, building the community and maintaining the communal environment. Our organization offers our client with services in way of project design; and architectural and CAD design. We communicate closely with all parties involved during the design and engineering portions of the project in order to properly assure the needs of the customer as well as the temporary community are met. Necessities are addressed in the way of operations, maintenance, food service, catering, entertainment and recreation; community safety and security, utilities and healthcare services.

It is clear that IAP Worldwide services assures every detail is met regardless of the project. It is advisable, then, with IAP Worldwide Services track record of favorable high-tech solutions and knowledge that the customer seeking housing in remote locations, contact us for further information.

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