CI introduces Signature Floating Rate Income Pool

first_img Keywords Fund launchesCompanies CI Investments Inc. Related news “When interest rates are rising, investors are concerned about preserving capital and balancing risk within their fixed-income portfolios,” says Geof Marshall, senior vice president, Signature Global Asset Management, and portfolio manager of the new pool, in a statement. “Signature Floating Rate Income Pool is designed to diversify fixed-income portfolios and provide protection against increases in interest rates.” Signature Global Asset Management, a division of CI Investments, manages more than $53 billion in assets, including a diverse lineup of income mandates. Signature Floating Rate Income Pool will benefit from Signature’s expertise in managing high-yield, investment-grade and government bonds, preferred shares and other income securities. Within the floating-rate space, Signature currently manages more than $800 million in senior secured loans and more than $1 billion of floating-rate preferred shares. On a separate note, CI also announced that the risk ratings of both Harbour Global Growth & Income Corporate Class and Marret Strategic Yield Fund have been changed to “medium” from “low to medium.” These changes will be effective on or about July 27. The changes are based on the new methodology mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators to determine the risk level of mutual funds and are not a result of any changes to the investment objectives, strategies or management of the funds, CI states in a news release. CI also announced the Mackenzie Ivy investment team, a division of Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp., will be added to the group of subadvisors managing two of CI’s multi-manager funds, effective on or about July 17. Along with Cambridge Global Asset Management, (a division of CI), New York-based Epoch Investment Partners Inc. and Toronto-based Picton Mahoney Asset Management, the Mackenzie Ivy Team will manage a portion of the portfolios of CI Select U.S. Equity Managed Fund and CI Select U.S. Equity Managed Corporate Class. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite BMO to launch six new mutual funds Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETFcenter_img Toronto-based CI Investments Inc. has launched Signature Floating Rate Income Pool, which may suit investors concerned about rising interest rates. The pool invests in a conservative, actively managed global portfolio of floating-rate bonds and leveraged loans as well as shorter-term high-yield and investment-grade bonds. These securities tend to be less sensitive to changes in interest rates compared with other fixed-income securities. The pool provides an income stream through a monthly distribution. Jade Hemeon Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Lucille Honsinger Of Los Alamos Celebrates 105th Birthday

Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger is celebrating her 105th birthday and is honored this morning at a gathering in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road where she has been a parishioner for 13 years. Her actual birthday is Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFour generations of Honsingers gather this morning at IHM to honor Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, center, who is celebrating her 105th birthday Thursday. From left, Hongsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger. Hongsinger also has four great-great-grandchildren. Photo by Carol A. Clark/  Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, seated, receives a special lap blanket with a pocket for her magazines created by Abby Lundin, right, during a gathering this morning at IHM to celebrate Honsinger’s 105th birthday coming up on Thursday. Also pictured are Honsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ read more

Blues add Justin Faulk, ink defenseman to seven-year extension

first_imgFaulk, the highest-scoring blueliner in Hurricanes franchise history, subsequently signed a seven-year, $45.5 million extension with the Blues that carries an AAV of $6.5 million. As per The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, he did not have to modify his no-trade clause, but signing an extension was required for St. Louis to make the swap.”It’s nice to have [a deal done] that’s for sure. . . I’ve heard nothing but good things with St. Louis,” Faulk told reporters on a conference call, adding, “With the success the team is having, you combine [that and the team’s reputation] as an outsider, and it makes things a little easier.”NHL RUMORS 2019: RFAs Rantanen, Tkachuk, Laine still holding out Things came to a head at Carolina’s training camp on Tuesday when Rod Brind’Amour was told to keep Faulk off the ice, telling reporters it was unrelated to an injury.In 82 games last season, the 27-year-old blueliner racked up 11 goals and 35 points in all 82 games, adding eight points in 15 playoff games for the Canes.Justin Faulk is heating up 🔥— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) April 7, 2019The right-handed defenseman is a three-time All-Star and a strong puck-mover who can skate well, start the breakout and rip it from just about everywhere. Faulk is also the kind of player that can quarterback a power play, something that will make the Blues even stronger on the man advantage; St. Louis ranked 10th last season with a 21.1 percent success rate.Edmundson will not provide the same offensive prowess for Carolina, having registered just 11 points in 64 games last season, but he is strong in his own end. The 6-4, 215-pound defender doesn’t shy away from puck battles and is a shot-blocking machine. Awarded a one-year deal in arbitration, the 2019 Stanley Cup champion will upgrade an already dominant penalty kill for Carolina and can log big minutes if needed. “Joel is a big, physical presence on defense who knows what it takes to win a championship,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a press release. “Dominik was a first-round pick who has a real chance to be an impact player on the NHL level.”While Faulk is expected to skate on the first or second pairing with the Blues in their bid to repeat, Edmundson’s main role will be to play a stay-at-home game and likely slot in on the bottom pairing and play a lot of time shorthanded.I think my game’s pretty good at both ends. . . . [I’m] just kind of trying to bring a game that’s going to be tough to play against all over the ice,” Faulk said. After months of speculation, Justin Faulk is on the move.The Carolina Hurricanes dealt the defenseman and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for fellow rearguard Joel Edmundson, prospect Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round pick, the team announced Tuesday.last_img read more

Craig Webster, two in a row at Laem Chabang

first_imgAt Links, we have prizes for the best nines. These are for any player who has not already won something else. Today, Glen Elsworth won best front nine with 18 points.Mike Firkin won best back nine with…wait for it…26 points, and did not finish in the placings, mmm.Dark clouds hung about all day without ever looking threatening and, at last, we did stay dry. A nice breeze kept up most of the time, so a good day out for all on a top course.Promoted ContentbrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waybrainberriesbrainberries Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Artbrainberries5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parksbrainberries20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’brainberries7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindbrainberriesPattaya’s Bunker Boys golfers brave threat of rain for successful week of …The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morebrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women DobrainberriesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitibrainberriesPattaya Pressure at the Emerald – Pattaya Mail9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoobrainberries8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youbrainberries7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhonebrainberriesCaptain Cripple achieves high score on wet Pattaya day – Pattaya MailBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadebrainberriesBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldbrainberries Winners at Laem Chabang1st Place – Craig Webster (19) – 39 pts2nd Place – Peter Lacey (10) – 37 pts3rd Place – Paul Durkan (5) – 35 pts c/back4th Place – Derek Phillips (13) – 35 ptsNear Pins: Peter Lacey, Bill Copeland (x2), Karl FloodBest Front Nine (non-winners) – Glen Elsworth – 18 ptsBest Back Nine (non-winners) – Mike Firkin – 26 pts There was no lightning during the round this time, unlike the past few of our games, but the fairways, still looking like laid carpet, were found to be surprisingly wet, hence there was pretty much no run.Please Support Pattaya Mail Our next game is at Emerald on Wednesday. We were advised by the course originally booked that it was a public holiday and surprised to be told that, no, it is holiday, pay holiday price. The same question three times, but same answer, so we cancelled.At 1050 baht all-in at Emerald, off we go.In this current situation in Thailand and the world, it amazes me and others that some of these courses who have a decided lack of customers would stick to this insane idea of increasing prices because of a public holiday. The few golfers around have plenty of options, and that is going to be the way for some time yet.As a footnote: Laem Chabang, today, charged the booked price of 2059 baht all-in, no holiday pricing.center_img That makes Craig’s winning score of 39 points look even better.Peter Lacey, who has worn the Green Jacket a couple of times in the past week or so, played really well again with a creditable score of 37 points for second place.Paul Durkan is making a habit of finishing in the placings with another third spot today, but just out of reach of that Green Jacket that he wants.Paul scored 35 points from his inflated handicap of #5 to win a countback from Derek Phillips, who would be happy with that score. Winner at Laem Chabang, Craig Webster.Pattaya Sorts Club Links Golf SocietyMonday, July 27 Laem Chabang, C+A StablefordThey say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but it has for Kiwi Craig Webster with his second win in two visits to Laem Chabang. Just two weeks ago at our last trip here, he ran away with it, scoring 43 points. Loading…Sponsored ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Valencia confirm the capture of PSV’s Belgian teenager Zakaria Bakkali

first_img Sport EN Bakkali, who had also been linked with a move to the Premier League, explained his delight at joining Valencia.  Valencia have confirmed the signing of Belgian international Zakaria Bakkali from PSV Eindohoven.  CEST Bakkali will now travel to Austria, where he will join up with his new teammates for a pre-season training camp. “I arrive here fully motivated to work hard and to help my new teammates. I had decided a while ago that I wanted to continue my career away from Eindhoven and I had many options from which to choose. Coming to Valencia CF and La Liga is a dream come true for me.” “Valencia Club de Futbol have today reached an agreement with Belgian international Zakaria Bakkali to join the club through to June 30th, 2020,” they wrote. center_img “I am very young and it is a big step for me to join a club with the tradition and qualities of Valencia CF, in such an attractive and competitive league,” he said.  Los Che released a statement on Monday revealing the deal, which had long been in the works, has now been completed.   Upd. at 17:08 “The young Belgian player, born on January 20th, 1996, arrives on a free transfer after the conclusion of his contract at PSV Eindhoven.” 06/07/2015last_img read more

YouTube Re-design in Beta

first_imgRelated Posts The other design changes are seen directly below the video. Here is the old version: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today I spotted a link on YouTube to “Try out the NEW (beta) version of this page!”. Clicking through, I saw a fresh design for their video pages – not a huge re-design, but there were some subtle improvements. The main navigation and theme is largely the same, but links have been re-ordered, usability had been improved, and there is a splash of Ajax in the beta. The first noticeable change is in the right sidebar, which has been cleaned up and segmented better. Here is the old version: And here is the new version: richard macmanus The new version has specific sections for ‘Related Videos’ and ‘Promoted Videos’ (a.k.a. popular ones). The ‘Director’ videos have been cut, perhaps reflecting that popular videos aren’t necessarily professionally made by a director. At first glance it seems odd to cut the ‘More from this user’ section, but I think this has been integrated into ‘Related Videos’ (as with ‘Playlists’). So YouTube has reduced the number of clickable options, by consolidating them into one section. Also the embed code has been moved to below the video (see below).Note the added use of Ajax, in the ‘more info/less info’ toggle: Once again, the links appear to have been consolidated and made bolder (with less words). The main change though is that the embed options have been added directly below the video – in the old version the embed options are in the sidebar.ConclusionSo this isn’t a major re-design, mostly small improvements to the usability and a touch of Ajax. YouTube could do a lot more – e.g. the comments could be threaded and other social networking features added. But still it is good to see YouTube try out new design improvements. Note that I tried to check the YouTube blog for more details, but as of writing it is experiencing a 500 Internal Server Error. But not to worry, “a team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation” according to the error message 🙂 And here is the new beta sidebar: Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

SharePoint: It’s Everywhere, but What to Make of It

first_imgSince May, SharePoint 2010 has been out in the wild.  It has been a big business for Microsoft.  AIIM now estimates that SharePoint sales topped $1.3 billion in 2008 and is growing at an annual rate of 25 percent.Different reports made by AIIM this year find that anywhere from 74 percent to 98 percent of organizations are planning to try SharePoint.  But how are organizations using it?  The AIIM report found that:47 percent use it for file sharingSharePoint is used infrequently for complex business processes, records management or digital asset managementSharePoint is typically viewed as just one component of a larger Enterprise Content Management (ECM) strategyAnn All quoted Rob Helm, managing VP of research at Directions on Microsoft, as sayting that “Microsoft is going to continue to pull SharePoint through as an infrastructure. It may never be as dominant as Office, but it may be like SQL Server, Microsoft’s database product. If you’re on the Microsoft stack, you almost can’t avoid it.”The low price point to get started and the ready availability of the software have led to many organizations starting to use SharePoint, but really without any plan for what to do with it.  In fact, the AIIM report pointed out that governance is one of the biggest issues around SharePoint.  AIIM found that 60 percent of organizations use SharePoint with no modifications out the box.  Of the more than 50 percent of the organizations that are using SharePoint, the decision to use it was made without a formal business case.  In those organizations using SharePoint, just 22 percent provide any guidance to their workers about document types and classification, and less than 15 percent have any notion about retention policies and legal discovery procedures.For those organizations with an upfront plan for what they want to accomplish with SharePoint, AIIM found that getting SharePoint to do things the way that their organization wants often isn’t as easy as they expected.  30 percent said that development time and effort required to make SharePoint business ready was a big challenge for them.  About one-thrid of the respondents said their SharePoint projects took them longer to implement than expected, and 21 percent complained that the SharePoint interface was not intuitive or easy to use.last_img read more

Poll Results: Majority Of OSU Fans Give OSU a ‘B’ At Halfway Point

first_imgI was surprised that only 2 percent of fans gave OSU an ‘A’ for the season it is having so far. I actually considered it, and I consider myself to be, if not cynical, then definitely in the “realistic” category. In fact, I saw more people wishing there was a button for ‘F’ than those who voted for an ‘A.’This is all about expectations though. OSU is three plays from being 6-0, and people want to give them a ‘F’? The only logic I can see behind this is that your expectations were that OSU would actually be 6-0 over the first half of the season. You came in expecting a Big 12 title. These certainly were not unrealistic expectations, and maybe OSU hasn’t lived up to what we thought it would be so far this year.But I’m also interested in how differently we would grade a 5-1 team than a 4-2 team. Same exact team, but those look like vastly different records. Anyway, I’m with the majority and give the team a B thus far. Have they looked stellar? No. But they are a blown call and two fumbles from 6-0.I think maybe expectations are a little out of whack when it comes to OSU football. Your poor grading should actually come for the way OSU recruits. It almost always gets the most out of its talent, and a lot has to break OSU’s way to win 10 ballgames. A lot has to break anyone’s way to win 10 ballgames. Maybe I’m just getting soft as I get older, but I don’t really think this team has been that bad so far.Am I frustrated that it doesn’t house teams it should house? Yes, I am. But I have also gotten used to the fact that it is just going to play a lot of (and win most) close games. That just sort of is what it is at this point. Anyway, comments and reaction below (the last one killed me!)Poll question Tuesday: What grade do you give #okstate’s football team halfway through the year?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 11, 2016Justin: B- is my grade. I think we’re a nice team and in the upper half of the Big12, but this team hasn’t shown that its ready to step up and be the big dog in the conference, which was my hope given what we returned this year.Adam M: It has everything to do with how you saw this team coming into the season. Initially I thought 9-3 was attainable. After the CMU debacle and losing to Baylor I’d be realistically happy with 7-5/8-4 and a bowl game. I assumed all the loses would be toward the end because I can’t remember the last time the team got to the end of a season without taking significant injuries and losing noticeable stamina.This usually translates to losses on the back end (not to mention the schedule in recent years gets increasingly difficult as the season wears on, this year doesn’t seem to be much different) . C- seems appropriate here based on my initial expectations of overall performance. I’d be wildly ecstatic if they ended 9-3 this year.Ferguson: Another mediocre-coached Cowboy squad. We all know what to expect, they’ll win most of the games left on the schedule and then get blown out it Bedlam (or lose a close one they shouldn’t). We’ll give Mike Gundy a 50 year contract extension and call Boone Pickens an idiot.Clint: I’d say right now we’re the B kid who sits in the back of class, doesn’t try hard until the end of the semester, then surprises everyone with a 3.75. But, hopefully that kid eventually realizes he could be a really good student if he’d just focus…I don’t know where I’m going with this anymore…JT: C. Defense leaves way too much to be desired. We let trams like Pitt and Iowa St surpass 450 – 600 Yards of offense on us. Not good. I was confident in an 8 – 4 season before it started. 7 – 5 seems more realistic at this point until we get a Defense. Looking at you Glenn.T-Bone: I thought we were going to have a really good team this year. I have not been impressed. Rudolph is throwing a lot of floater balls that don’t have a good spiral on them. He can drop some good ones but overthrows and wobbly throws don’t inspire confidence. We do have good receivers to catch them. Hill shows us why Childs and Carson couldn’t make it. They were just a step slow and could not make that cut inside. Hill gives us that and Sanders gives us some experience. Se we have a semblance of a run game. The play-calling is still suspect.The defensive line does pretty god but the secondary is appalling. I also don’t get why we are so slow in making adjustments on the field. I thought Spencer in the booth would help but I see the same thing. All game long they burn us repeatedly and then we make the adjustment in the 4th quarter and stop them. Why not in the second or third series?At this rate we will beat most bad teams (KU), toss up with mediocre teams like ourselves (KSU, TCU, TT) , and lose to the good teams (WVU, OU) with maybe an occasional lucky win. So that means 3-4 more losses and a 4th or 5th place finish out of 10 teams. Mediocre.Mark: Well, if A+ is Alabama, and F is Kansas, Then I’d have to give the Pokes a B- or C+. The win against Texas is quickly becoming not-so-special, and the rest of the games have been frustrating even in victory.Jason Sutton: I’m so confused by this team I cannot even offer a gradeIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

5 Principles for a More Effective Nonprofit Website

first_imgMake it easy for people to share and connect. Finally, make it easy for people to connect with you and share your site with their friends by including buttons and links to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. When it comes to your donate button, think big, bold and above the fold. Make it easier for people to give online by helping supporters find your button in the first place. Put it on every page of your website. Stay away from vague words like “support” or “help.” If you want people to donate, say “donate now.” Determine what you want visitors do and offer a clear call to action. Think about the most important things you want a visitor to do and make the pages of your website clearly guide visitors toward those actions. Note: You may want to alter your calls to actions at different times of the year. Use more photos and video to showcase your work. The quickest way to make an emotional connection with your website visitors is to, in a sense, make eye contact with them. This is why a photo of one person or animal you are helping works much better than an image of an inanimate object. Don’t let your perceived level of quality hold you back – whether you caught a clip of a child saying thank you at your last event with your iPhone or took candid photos of volunteers helping in a soup kitchen – the authenticity will shine through.center_img Your nonprofit website is a critical resource for engaging with three important audiences:All of your constituents, including volunteers, alumni, members and advocacy supportersAll of your donors – both current and prospectivePeople who have little to no previous knowledge about your nonprofit.Whether you plan a total redesign or just a few tweaks, a few simple changes to your website can make a big difference in how people perceive and interact with your cause. Ditch the text. Familiar with the phrase “less is more”? People do not read websites—they scan them. Think in terms of headings, bullets, lists and images. When it comes to adding text to your site, be ruthless. Eliminate unnecessary words or phrases and make the ones you do include count by making them clear and compelling.last_img read more

3 reasons donors won’t give — and what to do about it

first_imgDonors feel they have no connection to your charity.For your appeals to be effective, you must answer the question of “Why me?” Your need alone is not enough. You are competing with many messages and many appeals. Think about why your cause is personally meaningful to your audience. Here’s how to do it:Understand why your donors give. Invite them to tell you their stories to gain insight on what motivates people to support your programs. In-person events, thank you phone calls, and online surveys are all easy ways to collect this information.Segment and target appropriately. Don’t use the “spray and pray” method of marketing to win support for your cause. Segment your audience and tailor your messages to speak to each group. (Learn how you can appeal to your audience’s sense of identity.) In a recent review of U.S. Trust’s Insights on Wealth and Worth report on wealthy donors, The New York Times shared three key reasons why donors don’t give. While the report focused on those who have at least $3 million in investable assets, it’s not hard to imagine that these reasons are similar for donors of all income levels. Here are three reasons donors may opt not to give to your organization this December, and some ways you can address their concerns:Donors are concerned their gift will not be used wisely.If a donor is unsure about how their gift will be used or if there is any question that their gift will be put to good use, they’re not going to respond to your fundraising appeal. It’s critical that you let donors know the impact their gift will have. Here’s how to do it:Be clear about how their gift will be used. Give would-be donors tangible examples of how their donations will be used to address the problem you’re trying to solve. Let them know how their dollars will make an impact and be clear about the expected result. (More ideas on how to show the impact of a donation.)Show your results. Highlight what results have already been made possible by other donors and continue to report on your organization’s work. If it’s not easy to find stories and photos that illustrate your progress, donors may assume you have none to share.Share your ratings. Include your ratings and endorsements in your fundraising appeals, on your website, and in printed materials. These ratings reassure donors and let them know that you’re a reputable organization.Make your information readily available. Make your ratings, annual reports, program information and other financial reports easily accessible from your website. Don’t make potential donors have to hunt for the information that will help them make a decision about your cause. Be sure to also update your information on 3rd-party sites, like Charity Navigator and Guidestar, where many donors will go to research your charity. Donors don’t want to be on a “solicitation list.”I’ve heard many donors of all giving levels echo this sentiment, which means we’re not doing our jobs as fundraisers and marketers. It’s our responsibility to balance our fundraising asks with updates and other messages that give back to the donor. This ultimately goes back to the first two points: by being good stewards of donors who feel a connection to your cause, you’ll be creating a community of supporters who will welcome your updates, and even your next fundraising appeal. Here’s how to do it:Have a solid stewardship plan that focuses on building long-term relationships with your supporters. Go beyond a standard thank you letter to keep your donors up to date on the impact of their gift and make donors feel like part of your community. Pamela Grow has some great advice on how to create “wow” experiences for your donors that will make them look forward to hearing from you.Set clear expectations. Let donors know what to expect once they donate. Will they hear from you monthly? Should they expect to receive a newsletter in the mail? Be upfront about your communication frequency—and then make good on your promise.Put the control in the hands of the donor. Obviously, no one ever wants to have a donor opt out of their communications, but you must make it easy for them to do so if they come to that decision. By highlighting the fact that they can easily control their contact preferences, you’ll actually make donors feel more at ease about giving you their contact information.center_img For more tips on connecting with donors this holiday season, don’t miss out on our next free webinar. I’ll be leading a session on how to create an effective appeal for the last few weeks of the year. I’ll share some great examples and take your questions. Here are the details:Free Webinar: Create Amazing Last-Minute Fundraising AppealsTuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1pm ESTRegister Now(Can’t attend the live session? Register anyway and we’ll send the recording of the presentation straight to your inbox!)last_img read more