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TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”), is very pleased to announce the recognition of two of its alternative funds at the 2018 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, which was held the evening of October 16 at a gala dinner with 145 guests in attendance in downtown Toronto. The awards are judged strictly on one-year performance, from June 2017 through June 2018.
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and a leading provider of parts and services, has announced the int
ERA Real Estate Announces Collaboration With Move For Hunger To Stock Food Pantries Around The Country
MADISON, N.J., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced that they will be the first real estate brand to work on a national level with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. The collaboration will enable the ERA®  network of participating brokers and their affiliated agents to tap into Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 relocation companies to collect food and fill food pantries in advance of the holiday season and support the ERA "Feed the Need" campaign. "Connecting with ERA agents and brokers both complements and advances our mission, so this collaboration was a natural fit," explained Adam Lowy, founder and executive director of Move For Hunger. "By combining the strength of our network of relocation companies with ERA Real Estate's network of brokers and agents, we have the ability to get food to those who need it most." "Millions of Americans face food insecurity every day and together with Move For Hunger, we can help put food on the tables of families across the country," said Simon Chen, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "We look forward to working with Move For Hunger to provide our passionate brokers and agents the opportunity to hold local food drives during the upcoming holiday season and beyond." The ERA "Feed the Need" campaign will kick off officially on Tuesday, November 27, also known as #Giving Tuesday, and will run through December 11. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. "ERA brokers and agents have a commitment to service that goes far beyond their residential real estate expertise," said Stephanie Reyna, national vice president of growth & engagement for ERA Real Estate. "We continue to be inspired by the way they step up and demonstrate leadership in their communities." The Feed the Need campaign officially launches with the following brokers and agents: ERA American Real Estate, ERA Neubauer Real Estate, Inc., ERA Davis & Linn, ERA Justin Realty Co., ERA Central Realty, ERA Home Run Real Estate, and ERA Old South Properties, Inc. with more to be announced. For more information, follow facebook.com/ERArealestate and #GivingTuesdayERA. About ERA Real EstateAt ERA Real Estate, we don't adapt to change, we create it. We believe that our core business values of collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth are needed now more than ever. As a global leader in the residential real estate industry for more than 40 years, ERA was the first real estate franchise to expand internationally, the first to post listings online, and is the only national company that offers the Sellers Security® Plan program.  The ERA Real Estate network includes 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 31 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems LLC (www.ERA.com) which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at www.ExploreERA.com. About Move For HungerMove For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 11.5 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org. Media Contact: Maggie Rohr973-407-4027maggie.rohr@teamera.com View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/era-real-estate-announces-collaboration-with-move-for-hunger-to-stock-food-pantries-around-the-country-300733656.html SOURCE ERA Real Estate

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”), is very pleased to announce the recognition of two of its alternative funds at the 2018 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, which was held the evening of October 16 at a gala dinner with 145 guests in attendance in downtown Toronto. The awards are judged strictly on one-year performance, from June 2017 through June 2018.
HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
Paramus, NJ, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) named David Stanton, President of SUEZ in North America’s Utility Operations and Federal Services, the next Chairman of its board of directors. The announcement was made at the association’s annual Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas, and Stanton will assume the new role on January 1, 2019.“We are fortunate to have David lead our Board of Directors as we engage with municipalities, regulators and decisionmakers looking for solutions to water-related challenges, including aging water infrastructure and limited financial resources,” said Robert F. Powelson, NAWC president and Chief Executive Officer. “David is a recognized leader across the water industry with an exceptional track record of success. With NAWC at an inflection point, David’s strong leadership will be pivotal to continuing to move the association in the right direction.”Stanton brings with him over 25 years of experience in the water industry. He is currently responsible for the operations and management of privately-owned water and wastewater businesses that serve more than 2.5 million people in the United States.  Since joining SUEZ, Stanton has been instrumental in implementing large-scale, Smart Utility initiatives that have enhanced service to customers, including advanced metering networks, workforce management programs, real-time digital water quality sensors and an innovative web experience.  “I look forward to advocating for policies that ensure NAWC members can be as effective as possible in addressing our nation’s most important water needs, as well as highlighting the important role NAWC members already play in providing safe and reliable water service to 73 million Americans,” said Stanton. “Together we will continue to shine a light on the considerable contributions, including expertise, investment and technological advances, that water companies bring to communities across the nation.” About SUEZSUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,260 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.064 billion in 2017 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ. About NAWCThe National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as ones engaging in partnerships with municipal utilities. NAWC members provide 73 million Americans with safe and reliable water service every day and have an exceptional record of compliance with federal and state health and environmental regulations. Ensuring this high standard of quality requires extraordinary amounts of capital investment. NAWC estimates that its six largest members alone are collectively investing $2.7 billion each year in their water and wastewater systems. 
The Commonwealth Foundation of Pennsylvania Named Finalist For Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award For Pension Reform Efforts
Harrisburg, Pa.-based Commonwealth Foundation (CF) has been named one of six finalists for this year's prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award for its achievements in pension reform, which has helped to avert a financial crisis in Pennsylvania.WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pennsylvania was sprinting toward financial meltdown with its unfunded pension liabilities and its state lawmakers apathetic to do anything about it. That was until Commonwealth Foundation sounded the alarm in 2005. It stayed the course, and 12 long years later, a comprehensive pension reform bill finally went into law in 2017.“I’m honored and humbled that Atlas Network identified the Commonwealth Foundation’s work on pension reform as a finalist for this prestigious international award,” said Charles Mitchell, president and CEO of CF. “Our vision is that Pennsylvania once again writes a new chapter in America’s story by ensuring all people have equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and earn success.”CF created a statewide campaign encompassing research, effective advocacy, public awareness, and marketing to advance pension reform. Its staff worked closely with state lawmakers to craft the legislation and garner support. And despite intense opposition from government unions and Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf, CF scored a major victory for the people of Pennsylvania when the state finally passed a comprehensive pension reform bill into law in 2017. The new law reversed the growth trend of unfunded liabilities, which had grown by 730 percent from 2006 to 2016. Now Pennsylvania is holding the line against future risk to the state’s taxpayers, with a projected savings of $5 to 30 billion over the next 30 years. CF’s efforts are a decade-long case study of a state-based public policy group demanding and delivering better outcomes for its fellow citizens.“Runaway unfunded pension liabilities have become Exhibit A for showing the irresponsibility of so many government officials,” said Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas Network. “Pennsylvanians should be grateful for the research and advocacy of Commonwealth Foundation, which charted a responsible path back from the brink of a real crisis.”What: Commonwealth Foundation named one of six finalists for Atlas Network's prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award for pension reform accomplishments in PennsylvaniaWhen: Nov. 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.Where: Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner closing ceremony – Intrepid Museum Manhattan Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036Press Contact: Daniel.Anthony@AtlasNetwork.org or 202-449-8449Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. The award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation, and human fulfillment via free competition. The award is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust and will be presented during Atlas Network's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner gala dinner ceremony Nov. 8, 2018 in New York City. The winning organization will receive a $100,000 prize and the runners-up will each receive $25,000.The 2018 Templeton Freedom Award finalists are: The Buckeye Institute (Columbus, Ohio, United States) – “Increasing Safety, Liberty, and Justice: Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform in Ohio” The Commonwealth Foundation (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States) — “A Titanic Shift: Pension Reform in Pennsylvania” The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies of Egypt (Cairo, Egypt) — “Better Budget for a Better Egypt” Libertad y Progreso (Buenos Aires, Argentina)  â€” “Downsizing of Argentina’s Government” Lipa Taxpayers Association (Zagreb, Croatia) — “Campaign Against the Introduction of the Property Tax in Croatia” The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (Arlington, Virginia, United States) – “Unleashing Prosperity by Cutting State Regulations” About Commonwealth FoundationHarrisburg, Pa.-based Commonwealth Foundation's vision is that Pennsylvania once again writes a new chapter in America's story by ensuring all people have equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and earn success. The Commonwealth Foundation transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.About Atlas Network Washington-based Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization that strengthens the worldwide freedom movement by connecting more than 485 independent partners in over 90 countries that share the vision of a free, prosperous, and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property, and free markets. Attachment FCQ3_TFA_Commonwealth CONTACT: Daniel Anthony Atlas Network 202-449-8449 daniel.anthony@atlasnetwork.org AJ Skiera Atlas Network 202-449-8440 aj.skiera@atlasnetwork.org
NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Flat Rock Capital Corp. announced today that it has entered into a $20 million financing facility with AloStar Capital Finance, a division of State Bank and Trust Company. Pricing under the Facility is based on LIBOR plus a spread of 2.88% per annum for the relevant period. Advance rates on eligible investments range from 70-75%.
KINGSPORT, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Country duo Maddie & Tae will be the special guests on the 76th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, Nov. 17.
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast announced that it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business G
Finance Attitude - 6 Guaranteed Safe Investments to Make
6 Guaranteed Safe Investments to Make
Investors’ first step before making any investment is to evaluate their risk tolerance. Risk-averse investors select low-risk investment options. With low risk investments options, the investor is less likely to lose their principal amount and can earn a return on their investments. Here are some low-risk investments to consider: 1.    Bank Savings A savings account at your bank or credit union can be a good low-risk investment. The account value remains stable for as long as you keep the money in it and has minimal fluctuations. It however attracts a relatively low return which is based on the financial institutions interest rate. If the inflation rate is higher than the rate your bank is giving you, then you risk losing in terms of your purchasing power rate. Bank savings are the best investments when you want to access your money at any given time. 2.    Certificates of Deposit A financial institution like a bank can offer you a specific interest rate over a specific period of six months, a year or five years. The period is fixed and a withdrawal before the end of the specified term attracts a penalty. CDs are low-risk investments and are a good way to invest money to buy a specific product in a given time in future. 3.    Treasury Bills and Bonds There are numerous low risk federal government treasury securities you can invest in such as the EE bonds, I bonds, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Bonds, Treasury bills, and Treasury notes.  You can access these investments electronically from the U.S Treasury direct through an online account. 4.    Money Market Accounts Different financial institutions offer money market accounts which may earn relatively higher interest rates than a normal savings account. The investor may be required to keep a minimum balance to qualify for the highest interest rates. A key point to note is that money markets accounts are a bit different from the money market funds. 5.    Fixed and Immediate Annuities A fixed annuity is issued by an insurance company and is a low-risk investment. The insurance company that offers it agrees contractually to pay you a fixed interest rate. The only risk you are exposed to a loss if the insurance company issuing it goes out of business. It is almost similar to CDs only that the interest it accumulates is tax-differed. It is mostly preferred by the people in the high- tax bracket and wants their money to be safe. An immediate annuity is also a low-risk investment that guarantees you a specific monthly amount of income. The same aspect applies that your money is safe as long as the insurance companies offering it remains in operation. In both fixed and immediate annuity, your money should be protected if you are under the state guaranty limits. Immediate annuity is a good choice for the retirement age as it can offer you guaranteed payments in old age. 6.    Stable Value Funds A stable value fund is another low-risk investment and is an investment choice offered within most but not all 401(k) plans. Its objective is to preserve principal amount and provide liquidity so the investor is able to transfer out of it at any time they want to. The investor can achieve returns comparable to short and intermediate term bonds but with less volatility. Parting Shot Safe investments are the best low-risk investments but with relatively low returns. Investments that offer higher returns come with subsequent high degrees of risk. Making an investment is the best way to save and manage money which can help you to achieve your financial goals. Evaluate your risk tolerance and make the best investment choice.

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Finance Attitude - 3 Types of Profit Margins to Determine Before Investing in a Stock
To decide whether or not a particular company’s stock is worth including in a portfolio is a daunting task. An investor must analyze various company aspects before they invest their dollars. One key aspect to consider is the financial position of the company and more particularly the profit margin. A profit margin is the amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs in a business and is usually expressed as a percentage.  
Finance Attitude - 9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know
A hedge fund is an alternative investment that pools capital from accredited individuals to speculate and uses diverse strategies to earn active alpha or return for the investors. To achieve a greater return on capital, hedge funds utilize different strategies and investing styles. All the fund types generally fall into five categories which include macro, event-driven, arbitrage, long/short and tactical trading. Here are the 9 common types of hedge funds that you need to know:  
Finance Attitude - 6 Hidden Investment Fees to Watch Out For
Every investor is on the lookout for the next hot stock or mutual fund to invest in. But how many take time to find out all the investment fees that will be associated with their investment? There are various investment fees you will be charged that you need to be aware of. When you approach your financial advisor, make sure that you ask them to explain to you in details all the charges that you will pay when you make an investment. Here are 6 investment fees to take note of before you invest:  
Finance Attitude - Top 4 Best Commodities to Invest in 2018
Top 4 Best Commodities to Invest
Commodity trading involves trading in commodity derivatives and spots. Commodity trading is very volatile and so investors should take relevant precautions before they enter into it. Commodity trading can help an investor to diversify their portfolio. It is an ideal investment that can significantly hedge you against the risk of inflation. Commodities traded mostly include agricultural products, minerals, and fossils. Commodity trading is usually done in the form of derivatives like futures and thus involves a lot of speculation which involves high levels of uncertainty and risks. The commodity trading market is not as controlled as the equity market and hence investors are exposed to a lot of trade manipulative behaviors. The commodity market is influenced by the forces of demand and supply and by inventory particularly when it comes to perishable commodities such as the agricultural produce and the high-demand products like crude oil. The 4 best commodities to invest in include: 1.    Crude Oil Prices of gasoline are rising progressively with each passing day. Crude demand is high while supply is low and so the demand for oil goes beyond just gasoline to products made from petroleum such as plastics, medicines, shingles, synthetic fibers, fertilizers, solvents, ink, and cosmetics among others. This has caused the cost of a barrel of oil to increase gradually. Crude oil is, therefore, a good commodity to speculate in. 2.    Base Metals Base metals are metals such as copper, aluminum, and zinc among others. Copper, in particular, is one of the best base metals to invest in. It is a reddish metal that is used in almost every industry around the world. The demand for copper is raising every day as more economies around the world are becoming industrialized. Copper is being used by industry for components of plumbing, motors, heating, air conditioning, wiring, computers, mobile phones, lighting, roofing and many more. It is very popular because of its flexibility, good electrical conductor and its corrosion resistant. Countries are building new airports, buildings, industrial equipment, transportation system and more. The supply of copper has diminished in the last century and so demand will soon go up and prices will subsequently increase. Copper is thus a commodity to watch. 3.    Gold Demand for gold keeps increasing while its supply is still very low. Most demands of gold come from the central banks, governments, mutual funds, hedge funds, and private investors. Gold is viewed as a form of insurance against world inflation, war & unrests, and natural calamities. It is, therefore, a good investment to make. 4.    Agricultural Commodities It is perceived that in the next half a decade year to come, the world population will have approximately 2.2 Billion extra mouths to feed. To meet that rising demand, farmers will need to grow more food commodities. Inflation surge signals a rise in the prices of the commodities. It is thus prudent to invest in agricultural commodities or in companies that deal with agribusinesses like Mosaic co., Agrium (AGU), and Monsanto Co. (MON). Wheat and corn are the leading agricultural commodities demanded in the world. Closing Line To determine whether to invest in commodities, always check the current levels of the world’s production, supply sources, and supply sources that are undergoing exploration. That can be a good hint to help you decide on the best commodity to invest in.
CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RSM US LLP ("RSM") - the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market - today announced the launch of CLEARthru(TM) as the first enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based blockchain traceability solution that brings best-in-class supply chain integrity, safety and product source tracking information to consumers through the use of blockchain.
VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian blockchain technology company Etherparty Smart Contracts, Inc.("Etherparty") is excited to announce a significant milestone in their upcoming launch of Rocket 2.0.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantreq Capital Markets, LLC, an international provider of cryptocurrency capital market services and the first crypto fund-only administrator with over $1 billion in assets under administration, announced today its partnership with blockchain technology developer and engineering firm Cryptonomic to further assist in development, deployment and support of its prime services group.
Etherparty - Rocket 2.0 launch to include security tokens, IPFS, and much more
VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian blockchain technology company Etherparty Smart Contracts, Inc.("Etherparty") is excited to announce a significant milestone in their upcoming launch of Rocket 2.0. Rocket, the first official software product of Etherparty, is the most user-friendly token crowdsale creator in the market. It allows users to launch and track their project without the need of a development team. The end-to-end solution, currently designed for utility token-based projects, will soon have the option to deploy security tokens in the in the next phase. This new feature will be called the Real Security Token Standard or "RSTS". On top of this, version 2.0 will also be integrating InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to support the new Security Token system and ensure all blockchain project documentation is secure, accessible, and transparent. Soon, blockchain projects that want to release a security token-based crowdsale and for those projects levying a system that underpins securitized assets, will be able to be supported. "This is an exciting milestone in the evolution of our product. Rocket 2.0 really represents what security tokens should be - having the ability to link real world assets and securitize them while using AML, KYC, filing in jurisdictions, dividends, voting, whitelisting, and storing actual documents in IPFS." said Lisa Cheng, founder and Head of R&D for Etherparty. "We are calling this the Real Security Token Standard, RSTS." Rocket already has over 600 projects signed up that are interested in using the token crowdsale creator. Visit rocket.etherparty.com for more information about Etherparty's token creation software. See etherparty.com for company information, including other software products developed by Etherparty. ABOUT ETHERPARTYEtherparty is a blockchain platform working to enable a connected and inclusive world by building easy-to-use, versatile and intuitive smart contract solutions. The crowdfunding application, Rocket, is the first product in a line of blockchain solutions to be deployed by the Vancouver, B.C.-based technology company. Visit: etherparty.com and rocket.etherparty.com. View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/etherparty---rocket-2-0-launch-to-include-security-tokens-ipfs-and-much-more-300733270.html SOURCE Etherparty