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TCF Inventory Finance, Inc. Assumes Floorplan Financing Programs.

Sep 20, 2009 ... TCF Inventory Finance, Inc. ("TCFIF"), a subsidiary of TCF National Bank, announced an agreement with Textron Financial Corporation ("Textron Financial") to assume the rights to existing Textron Financial programs that will enable TCFIF to originate certain floorplan financing receivables ...

Polachi Survey Reveals More Than Half of Venture Capital Execs Consider the Industry to Be "Broken".

Sep 20, 2009 ... Polachi Inc., a provider of Access Executive Search™ services to technology, clean technology, private equity and venture capital companies, issued the results of an online survey which polled over 100 venture capital executives-70% of which were Partners or Managing Partners ....

Broadway Financial Corporation Announces Second Quarter Dividend.

Sep 20, 2009 ... Broadway Financial Corporation ("Company") (NASDAQ: BYFC), the holding company of Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b. ("Bank"), announced that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of the Company's cash dividend for the second quarter. A dividend of $0.05 per share of the Company's ...

AGC, AVK & LCM Announce the Availability of Their Most Recent Semiannual Shareholder Reports.

Sep 20, 2009 ... (NYSE: AGC), (NYSE: AVK) & (NYSE: LCM) Advent/Claymore Global Convertible Securities & Income Fund, Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund and Advent/Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund announce the availability of their most recent semiannual shareholder reports. These ...

Rambus Announces the Closing of Its $150 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering.

Sep 20, 2009 ... Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2014. Rambus has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $22.5 million aggregate ...

Karl Zeller promoted to strategic relationship manager in Private Client Group at Turner Investment Partners.

Sep 13, 2009 ... Karl Zeller has been promoted to strategic relationship manager in an expanded Private Client Group at Turner Investment Partners, an employee-owned investment firm headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. In this new position Mr. Zeller, 32, is responsible for cultivating ...

Olivia Tong Joins Trilogy Capital Partners.

Sep 13, 2009 ... Trilogy Capital Partners, Inc., a New York-based leading financial services company engaged in merchant banking, strategic planning and financial communications, announced the appointment of Olivia Tong as Vice President, Business Development. The addition of Ms. Tong to the Trilogy team ...

Cadent Closes $15 Million Funding Round.

Sep 13, 2009 ... Cadent, the leading provider of 3-D digital solutions for the orthodontic and dental industries, announced the completion of a $15 million round of financing. This financing was led by new investor Fortissimo Capital and included participation from current investors in the company ....

Barclays Global Investors Temporarily Suspends Issuance of iShares[R] S&P GSCI™ Commodity-Indexed Trust GSG.

Sep 13, 2009 ... Barclays Global Investors (BGI) announced that it has temporarily suspended further creation of new shares of iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (the "Trust"). The Trust is listed and trades on the NYSE Arca under the ticker GSG. As disclosed in the Trust's prospectus, a suspension ...

Regions Financial Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Primary Mortgage Servicing Companies According to J.D. Power and Associates Study.

Sep 13, 2009 ... Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) ranks highest in customer satisfaction among primary mortgage servicing companies, according to a nationwide study by J.D. Power and Associates. The J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study is based on ...

CIO Magazine Recognizes Discover for Its Integrated Decisioning System.

Sep 06, 2009 ... Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has been recognized by CIO magazine as one of the top 100 innovative organizations that effectively uses information technology to create measurable business value. "The benefits of the Integrated Decisioning System Project, which enabled ...

Douglas Sherman, Paul Krake and David Brown Join Westrock Group To Form New Institutional Unit.

Sep 06, 2009 ... Westrock Group, Inc., a financial services holding company, announced that Douglas Sherman, Paul Krake and David Brown have joined the firm. The team will form the nucleus of Westrock Institutional Group, a new group subsidiary dedicated to serving the investment and trading needs of ...

Only 12 Percent of Top 50 Global Tech Companies Show Stock Price Gains 2007-2009.

Sep 06, 2009 ... CTPartners, the performance-based executive search firm, released an analysis of the stock prices of the Top 50 global technology companies. Only six of the Top 50, or twelve percent, have shown gains in share value from June 29, 2007 to June 30, 2009. According to Wes Richards, ...

Scholars Offer Primer to Assess Fund Performance.

Sep 06, 2009 ... Two research fellows at Russell Investments and a prominent academic have compiled a comprehensive guide to performance assessment and equity benchmark construction. Portfolio Performance Measurement and Benchmarking features thorough coverage of a wide variety of methodologies and ...

Customer Dynamics Recognized for Achievement at the 2009 Microsoft World Partner Conference.

Sep 06, 2009 ... Customer Dynamics, a Microsoft Gold Partner and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV), announced that it was named to Microsoft's President's Club at the annual Microsoft World Partner Conference, held in New Orleans, LA on July 14th ....

GSI Commerce Announces Public Offering of Common Stock.

Aug 30, 2009 ... GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIC) announced a registered public offering of 1,811,150 shares of common stock to be sold by the company and 8,188,850 shares of common stock to be sold by selling stockholders, including SOFTBANK Capital Partners and its affiliates, subject to market and other ...

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Implements New Sales Policy for Leveraged, Inverse and Leveraged Inverse ETFs.

Aug 30, 2009 ... In response to concerns raised by regulators about these securities, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced that it has placed certain restrictions on the sale of leveraged, inverse, and leveraged inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs). Specifically, as of August 7, 2009, solicited ...

Cox Smith Litigation Team Wins $61 Million Financial Fraud Case.

Aug 30, 2009 ... Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated ("Cox Smith") announced that its client, Dennis S. Faulkner, Trustee of the Heritage Organization Creditors Trust, secured a judgment totaling nearly $61 million in litigation against Gary M. Kornman and related entities. The Honorable Barbara J. Houser, ...

AIG Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results.

Aug 30, 2009 ... American International Group, Inc. (AIG) reported its first quarterly profit since the third quarter of 2007, as certain of its businesses stabilized and the company's results reflected positive valuation changes. AIG also achieved several important milestones in its restructuring program ....

Mediacom Communications Reports Results for Second Quarter 2009.(Financial report)

Aug 30, 2009 ... MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (Nasdaq: MCCC) reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009. Mediacom Communications will hold a teleconference today at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results. A live broadcast of the teleconference can ...

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NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- Allstate Investment Management Limited -- an indirect wholly-owned investment management subsidiary of The Allstate Corporation -- crossed over borders today with the opening of Allstate Investment's first overseas office in London.

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Simonson explained that Allstate Investments expects to enhance its network of global relationships across numerous strategies.

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Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation deepens its roots, closer contact with our existing international investments will help us source new investments for the company's portfolios," said Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson was a popular writer of 53 romance novels in Mills & Boon from 1986 to 2004. Bibliography
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, Allstate Investments senior managing director for Global Strategies.

Wilson noted that this initiative allows Allstate Investments to take the next step in a quest to find the best assets and strategies in the European market that will back our products and provide better returns to all our portfolios.

"The need and opportunities are clear," explained Simonson. "Our current European holdings and London's place as the financial services capital of Europe made London the obvious choice for us. We're excited by the opportunity to build new and mutually profitable relationships through our local presence. Access to all of the partners we need to be successful is critical for us."

The office is expected to be fully functional by Spring 2008.

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Slogans vary from the written and the visual to the chanted and the vulgar. , Allstate helps individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 14,600 exclusive agencies and financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada. Customers can access Allstate products and services such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance through Allstate agencies, or in select states at and 1-800 Allstate[R]. Encompass ENCOMPASS Enhanced Consequence Management Planning and Support System (DARPA) [R] and Deerbrook[R] Insurance brand property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity annuity: see insurance. annuity

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