Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Photo headshot of Deirdre Cooper, Portfolio Manager for Ninety One

Deirdre Cooper, Portfolio Manager with Ninety One

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Graeme Baker, Portfolio Manager with Ninety One

The launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors…

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

Portfolio managers Deirdre Cooper and Graeme Baker co-manage the Fund, with the support of Ninety One’s broader investment team; the related strategy they manage has a successful three-year track record. At the core of the Fund’s investment process is an in-depth analysis of the full carbon value chain together with a differentiated approach to identifying businesses with structural growth potential, sustainable returns, and competitive advantages.

“The global movement toward a low-carbon economy is creating unprecedented investment opportunities for our clients and we are pleased to share our deep expertise, offering access to an exciting universe of companies that are leading the way,” explained Philip Anker, Ninety One’s regional CEO and head of the North America Institutional team. “Ninety One has long believed that positive investment action, sustainability with substance as we call it, is needed to facilitate the transition while offering our clients new and uncorrelated sources of growth.”

Through deep research, analysis and company engagement, the Fund identifies leaders within the environmental-solutions universe across three themes: renewable energy, resource efficiency and electrification. The result is a high-conviction portfolio of 20-40 stocks. Through regular engagement with management teams, portfolio managers monitor and measure impact and set ESG targets for each portfolio company.

Deirdre Cooper, co-Portfolio Manager, added, “The world has a massive task ahead to transition from today’s unsustainable economy to one based on cleaner energy and transport, more efficient industrial production and more energy-efficient buildings. We believe an unconstrained and focused approach, combined with active engagement over the long-term, is a powerful way to invest in decarbonization.”

Ninety One joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which supports investing aligned with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. This commitment underlines the firm’s long-held belief that there is a critical need for an inclusive transition that works for all, including carbon-intensive emerging market economies who need time, encouragement and resources in order to meet these shared objectives. The launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund is yet another step in that direction.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s full or summary prospectus which can be obtained by calling +1 844 426 8721 or by visiting
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The Fund is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., 1 Freedom Valley Dr., Oaks, PA 19456., which is not affiliated with Ninety One or any of its affiliates. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital los from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. The Fund is non-diversified. © 2021 Ninety One. All rights reserved. Issued by Ninety One, September 2021.

About Ninety One

Ninety One is an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients, managing more than $190 billion in assets as of June 30, 2021. In the Americas, Ninety One offers a full range of investment strategies and solutions spanning equity, fixed income, multi-asset, sustainable and alternatives led by specialist teams that invest across global, emerging and frontier markets.

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm started with domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, almost three decades of organic growth later, the firm demerged from Investec Group and became Ninety One. Today the firm offers distinctive active strategies to institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world. On Stewardship & Sustainability: Ninety One believes that by investing sustainably the firm can make a positive impact to people and the planet while delivering long-term investment returns.

Kimberly Weinrick
Ninety One

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Top #5 Best Penny Cryptocurrency to Invest in –

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 22, 2021 / — Explore the latest list of five best penny cryptocurrency to invest in right now. With Bitcoin and Ethereum prices shooting through the roof, new investors with tight budgets and low-risk appetites are currently looking for investing in new crypto prospects. But the over 12,000 Cryptocurrencies available for purchase present a tedious and sometimes frustrating task finding the right picks, especially for inexperienced investors who lack a deep understanding of how the industry works, and the various factors that determine the failure or success of crypto projects.

The good news, however, is that Bitcoin profit has released a list of the top 5 best penny cryptocurrencies to invest in. The company, which uses Geolocation to match investors to brokers closest to them, also employs experienced and seasoned financial experts and crypto analysts to offer guidance as well as trading strategies guaranteed to help investors continually profit off crypto.

Penny Cryptocurrencies are favorite options for both new traders seeking to cautiously enter the crypto industry and also veteran investors looking to diversify their portfolios to accommodate steady returns. They offer high risk-reward ratios as their value can rise exponentially in the nearest future, and serve as passive income instruments earning investors who simply hold them in their wallets, dividends similar to those on the stock market.

According to Bitcoin Profit team research, the following are the top #5 best penny Cryptocurrency to invest in now:

• Ripple (XRP) – While Ripple is undoubtedly one of the largest digital asset projects in the industry, with a market capitalization in tens of billions of dollars, its total supply of 100 billion XRP tokens still qualifies it as a low-value crypto asset. The coin has however made sizable gains since its launch in 2013. It is currently used for cross-border payments by over 250 banks and has an impressive transaction processing time with minimal fees.

• Basic Attention Token (BAT) – Made to revolutionize the advertising industry, BAT connects consumers with relevant adverts through a browser backed by its token. It ensures that advertisements are only shown to interested persons and cuts out third-party facilitators like Google and Facebook by distributing advertisement funds to viewers.

• Stellar (XLM) – Focused on international payments and facilitating cross-border remittances, XLM has a trading value of over $531 million and occupies the 22nd seat in the world's top valuable cryptocurrency. Although the market capitalization for the coin is an impressive $8.1 billion, XLM is still valued at $0.3400. The coin is maintained by a non-profit organization whose main objective is to provide open and transparent financial systems for everyone.

• VeChain (VET) – Created to solve real-world economic problems, the blockchain-based supply chain network is supported by one of the biggest audit companies in the world as well as other FTSE companies. Its current value is $0.1213 which as little as it looks, represents a 625% rally since the beginning of this year.

• Ravencoin – Ranked 85th on the list of top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, the relatively new technology has big dreams of becoming an Ethereum security token. With a market cap of $1.25 billion and a current trading price of $0.1312, the coin has however made a 512% rise in the last 12 months.

Bitcoin Profit financial expert insists that these coins are rug-free and its owners committed to effecting change in the industry as opposed to many other coins that are pump and dump schemes in embryo.

Interested investors looking to take advantage of any of these penny cryptocurrencies can simply visit the Bitcoin Profit app to sign-up page at:

Registration only requires an email address and an active phone number with which a Bitcoin Profit financial manager can call to discuss investment plans, set up a training schedule, and also send trade signals through SMS notifications.

Bitcoin Profit boasts of impressive in-app features that offer flexible automated investment management as well as military-grade protocols.

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Women Building Wealth In Africa, Caribbean and USA Meet For She Inspired Conference in Atlanta

Jaynell Drayton, founder of She Inspired women’s conference

She Inspired women’s conference 2021

Board Room founder and and former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Institute Executive Director, Keshelle Davis of The Bahamas among speakers gathering in Atlanta for She Inspired women’s conference.

Former Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Executive and African Minister of Finance Among Speakers

There is the business aspect, but we come from places of single parenting, teen pregnancy, suicide contemplation, childhood traumas, domestic abuse, homelessness and more to show how She Inspired.”

— Jaynell Drayton, Founder of She Inspired

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — Generational wealth, earning through the entertainment industry, creating earning opportunities for youth, seeking opportunities within your community and investing abroad are just some of the topics to be addressed at this year’s She Inspired conference, set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia on October 30th, 2021.

Organized by women’s empowerment coach, Jaynell Drayton, the event is designed to help women think outside the box and create their own opportunities by networking or starting solo.

“We were not able to do the conference as originally planned for the past two years with the pandemic but women wanted to get back in the room with movers, shakers and potential mentors,” explained Jaynell. “We are thrilled to have professionals who have ties to Africa, the Caribbean and of course, the USA who will be sharing their success stories and offering opportunities for attendees to access their markets.”

Speakers include the CEO of SanPete Financial Group, Inc, founder of “Doing Business In Africa” platform and Minister of Finance for the NUMI Kingdom, Hon. Yvonne Gamble. Also slated to appear is Keshelle Davis, course creator, women’s wealth coach, Board Room founder and former Executive Director of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Chamber Institute.

Other speakers include Tennessee actress/producer and founder of SCRAM (Stop Child Rape And Molestation) Connie McCracklin, and CEO, speaker trainer and Business Coach franchise owner Sonya Howard. Deetra Poindexter, CEO of Change 4 Hope, community/youth/anti-domestic violence advocate and Clayton County District Supervisor rounds out the list of speakers.

"I wanted to create a place for women to come together and meet others who have gone on to succeed," said Jaynell. "Of course, there is the business aspect, but some of these speakers come from places of single parenting, teen pregnancy, suicide contemplation, childhood traumas, surviving domestic abuse, homelessness and more.

I believe in being real and showing women that even though they see the finished product, there is still a story behind the glory. So this is not going to be your average women's networking event. We are designed to uplift, empower and of course, inspire."
The event will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 9:30 am to 4 pm at Holiday Inn and Suites Atlanta Airport North. Tickets are available here.

Arthia Nixon
The Ambassador Agency

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Atlantic Management Company, Inc. Advises on ESOP Transaction for Odyssey Landscaping, Inc.

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Valuation Advisory | ESOP Advisory | Merger & Acquisition | Ownership Transition

Odyssey Landscaping, Inc. is pleased to announce its transition to employee ownership by becoming a 100% employee-owned company.

We created the ESOP to reward our team that has worked so hard to make this a successful company. By taking this path, we have maintained the culture and legacy developed over the Company's history.”

— Martin Gates, President

PORTSMOUTH, NH, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — Odyssey Landscaping, Inc. (Odyssey or the Company) is pleased to announce its transition to employee ownership by becoming a 100% employee-owned company through the sale of stock to a newly created Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Atlantic Management Company, Inc. (Atlantic) served as independent financial advisor to the trustee of the ESOP.

Odyssey was founded in 1982 in California by Martin Gates and initially focused on landscape installation. The Company has since expanded to include landscape design, construction, maintenance, and erosion control services. The Company primarily provides landscape construction and maintenance services, as well as erosion and concrete services. The Company has approximately 140 employees.

Cory Melnick of Atlantic stated, "We are proud to have worked on Odyssey's transition to employee ownership and are greatly looking forward to following the new employee owners' future successes."

Founded in 1968, Atlantic Management Company, Inc. is a leading financial and transaction advisory firm that provides business valuation, ESOP and merger and acquisition services for privately owned middle market companies from its offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sandra Smith
Atlantic Management Company, Inc.
+1 603-427-8500
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Andrew Snyder

Financial adviser Andrew Snyder recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with Crown Wealth Strategies.

EL PASO, TX, USA, October 22, 2021 / — Financial adviser Andrew Snyder recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with Crown Wealth Strategies. Mr. Snyder joined the El Paso wealth solutions firm from his office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and with him on the team, Crown Wealth Strategies provides personal, local support for a growing sector of clients in Alabama.

Crown Wealth Strategies serves clients across the nation, providing comprehensive planning services such as business planning, personal financial planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. Mr. Snyder has ample experience serving high-earning professionals and business owners, and he views his role as that of a personal CFO—helping clients organize and streamline their financial worlds as they work toward their most important goals. His mission is to coordinate each component of a client’s wealth so they have a cohesive plan that supports their overarching vision of success.

“We’re incredibly excited we have Andrew helping us provide that next level of service for our clients in Alabama,” said Elizabeth Dipp Metzger, founder and principal advisor at Crown Wealth Strategies. “He’s committed to our clients’ best interests, and he’s an invaluable asset both to them and our team.”

Mr. Snyder has been an agent with New York Life since 2008 and holds his FINRA series 6, 63, 65, and 7 licenses, as well as his life/health license. He is also pursuing additional education in estate and retirement planning. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with his wife and their three boys. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and coaching little league baseball.

Elizabeth Dipp Metzger and Andrew Snyder are Financial Advisers offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Registered Representatives offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, A Licensed Insurance Agency. 303 N Oregon, Suite 1100, El Paso, Texas 79901 915-534-3200. Crown Wealth Strategies is independently owned and operated from Eagle Strategies LLC and its affiliates.

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Crown Wealth Strategies
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The historic antebellum Adams French mansion in Aberdeen, Mississippi is for sale. The price is $750,000 (or best offer)

The historic Adams French mansion – a magnificent, 7,000-square-foot antebellum home in Aberdeen, Mississippi on the National Register of Historic Places – is for sale.

The historic Adams French mansion – a magnificent, 7,000-square-foot antebellum home in Aberdeen, Mississippi on the National Register of Historic Places – is for sale, for $750,000.

The mansion’s period furnishings may also be purchased at an additional cost. The building and manicured grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places

The mansion was the site of many million-dollar auctions. I have some great memories.”

— Dwight Stevens

ABERDEEN, MS, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — The historic Adams French mansion – a magnificent, 7,000-square-foot antebellum home on the National Register of Historic Places, situated on four bucolic acres atop the highest elevated point in Aberdeen – is for sale, for $750,000 (or best offer). The buyer would also have the option of purchasing the home’s top-quality furnishings from the period.

The seller is the mansion’s sole occupant – Dwight Stevens, the owner of Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen. After acquiring the house in 2002, and until 2006, when a fire to the roof forced a two-year renovation, Mr. Stevens regularly conducted his auctions there. “The mansion was the site of many million-dollar auctions,” he said. “I have some great memories.”

The mansion was built starting in 1856 by Col. John Cox, a wealthy plantation owner who was also in the lumber business. Many plantation owners at the time built opulent homes like Adams French for their wives. In Col. Cox’s case, he built the home for his only daughter, Mary Jane. It took less than two years to complete, thanks to Mr. Cox’s sawmill, which supplied the lumber.

In 1857, Mary Jane married Robert Adams, a local banker, and the two moved into the Greek Revival home upon its completion. It was considered an architectural wonder for its time, with a prime location located just three blocks from Aberdeen’s Main Street. The four acres of grounds were beautifully landscaped then, as they are today, with formal gardens, fountains and statuary.

The purchase price includes a former church, first built in 1905 about four miles away by freed slaves who called it the James Creek Missionary Baptist Church. When Mr. Stevens learned that a group was looking to tear the church down, in 2005, he offered to move the structure instead to his mansion grounds. The move was documented on an episode of the Home & Garden channel.

The mansion features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a modern updated kitchen and a formal parlor that opens into a formal dining room. The basement has been made into a full gym, while the third floor boasts a home theater, giant closets, a spare bedroom and a bathroom. An elevator travels from the basement to the second floor, a feature the Coxes couldn’t imagine in the 1850s.

In 1872, Robert Adams passed away, and Mary Jane eventually re-married, to a local physician whose last name was French (hence the name the Adams French mansion). Dr. French passed away in 1887 and Mary Jane lived the rest of her life in the mansion, twice-widowed. She never had children. When she died, in 1898, the home went to nieces and nephews, who rented it out.

Sadly, what was once a grand structure, the pride of the town, fell into a period of disrepair and neglect. The Masons purchased it in 1933, only using it sparingly, as they already owned a former opera house in town and held their meetings there. But when that burned down, they turned to the Adams French mansion and used it as a Mason meeting hall, from 1941 to 2002.

In 2002, the Masons decided to sell the building and approached Mr. Stevens to handle the auction of it. He agreed, and it changed his life. “I personally guaranteed a selling price of one hundred thousand dollars,” he recalled, “but when nobody bid that, I said, ‘Well, it looks like I just bought myself a mansion.’” From 2002-2006 he held auctions there, but lived elsewhere.

When the fire in June 2006 caused some damage to the home, Mr. Stevens was faced with a choice: roll up his sleeves and renovate and restore it, or let it go to the wrecking ball. “I decided to save it,” he said. “It was actually a fairly easy decision, since I was already involved in the restoration of several other historic buildings in Aberdeen. It was just another major project.”

In 2008, Mr. Stevens moved into the mansion, this time as its sole resident (his auction business was, and still is, thriving, at 609 North Meridian Street). New appointments included a Cornelius gasolier (cost: $40,000), expensive draperies, $25,000 plantation shutters, a Prudent Mallard bed, Mitchell & Rammelsberg bedroom suites and an Empire dining room table that’s 15 ½ feet long.

The house has the original mantel, heavy crown molding and a spiral staircase that spirals from the 1st to the 2nd floor and then again from the 2nd to the 3rd floor. All the rooms are tastefully done, with period accessories. The windows have heavy custom drapes and all the rooms have period 19th century chandeliers and gasoliers (which would be included in the purchase price).

Over the last ten years, many modern updates have been made to the mansion, to including new electric, plumbing, storm windows, insulation, three units of central heating and air and hot water on demand on the third floor. The home is comfortable twelve months of the year, with very reasonable utility bills. “Upkeep is no more than any home of its size,” Mr. Stevens remarked.

Interestingly, the Adams French mansion is only standing today because, during the Civil War, the Union General William T. Sherman got sidetracked on his scorched-earth march through Mississippi, leaving Aberdeen and several other Mississippi towns intact. It was a fortunate twist of fate, as lovely antebellum structures like Adams French are a large slice of American history.

Anyone interested in buying the Adams French mansion may call Dick Leike of Crye-Leike Realtors, at (901) 486-2070. “I have over one million dollars invested in Adams French and its grounds,” Stevens said. “I hope to find a buyer who will take over the mansion and church and live there or share with the community by opening it to pilgrimage and community events.”

Visitors to the Stevens Auction Company website – – can learn more about the Adams French mansion by clicking “Real Estate” on the toolbar. They can also watch a YouTube video on the home, at

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Dwight Stevens
Stevens Auction Company
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Adams French mansion

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Vera McCoy: Helping Entrepreneurs plan for tough financial decisions

Vera McCoy

Financial First Aid

Billionaires in Boxers

Tough financial decisions are something everyone will encounter at some point. It is important to handle them rationally.

We aim to get people striving to a place where they are thriving once they get out of bankruptcy. Some realize that this won't happen overnight, just as filing for bankruptcy didn't happen overnight.”

— Vera McCoy

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — Vera McCoy, the Financial 1st Aid Podcast host, is a business owner and practicing attorney whose areas of practice are real estate and bankruptcy.

Using her vast experience stretching over three decades, McCoy provides legal counseling and services to clients regarding financial decision-making and strategizing. She also assists with contract preparation and review, evictions, foreclosure, short sales, and property management and maintenance.

Financial advice is something that many entrepreneurs desperately need, as it can be easy to fall into debt through a few misguided strategic decisions.

Being an entrepreneur, you have to look for ways to make money. Sometimes as an entrepreneur, you're forced to make difficult decisions, such as, whether to stay on the same course or whether to file for bankruptcy.

We aim to get people striving to get to a place where they are thriving once they get out of bankruptcy. Some people realize that this will not happen overnight, just as falling into bankruptcy did not happen overnight. My catchphrase is ‘educate, motivate and inspire,’” said McCoy, speaking on the Billionaires in Boxers Global Podcast with Phil Pelucha.

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor who wants to start a business, or you are someone considering bankruptcy, the Financial 1st Aid Podcast aims to help you move in the right direction from idea to implementation.

During her podcast, various ideas are shared about what makes a good business.

“There are two parts to the podcast. One is about entrepreneurship, where guests discuss their businesses and what they have to offer. The other group is entrepreneurs who have gone through the bankruptcy process and they tell their stories. Those are the stories that I love to hear, and by getting them out there, we hope that we can make a difference in the lives of people who may be in similar situations. They can see that people who are multi-millionaires and billionaires have also had bad experiences. We want to help people not just survive after bankruptcy but also thrive after it,” said McCoy.

Financial 1st Aid wants to assist you in rebuilding your credit as McCoy believes it is essential that entrepreneurs rebuild their personal & business credit score if they want to take their businesses to the next level.

“If you want to build your business, you have to get something started, even if it is just a $1500 credit card. This will help you build a track record and prove to your creditors that you are creditworthy,” said McCoy.

Financial 1st Aid also offers other tools that are valuable to entrepreneurs. We offer investment strategies that will hopefully, help you to avoid finding yourself in a difficult financial situation in the future. From real estate to cryptocurrency, Financial 1st Aid wants to assist you in putting yourself in a good financial situation.

McCoy’s entrepreneurship and financial strategy knowledge stem from her own experiences as an entrepreneur, totaling more than three decades. In her career, she has had the opportunity to work with many different people and many successful entrepreneurs.

“I’ve had a few clients that have come to me, and I knew that they purchased homes and other real estate. The ones that are doing well end up giving me referrals. It’s gratifying to see them flourishing. Then other clients say that they got relief and can now go about their business without being concerned about somebody with a tow-truck taking their cars away,” said McCoy.

Declaring bankruptcy is difficult for many entrepreneurs. It comes with stress, but many also suffer emotional strain due to the embarrassment that may come with it. Nevertheless, McCoy believes that there are times when it is best to declare bankruptcy.

“As an entrepreneur, you have to make tough decisions, and most of them are financial decisions. The decision to file for bankruptcy may be one of the best and biggest decisions that you have made. This will allow you to reorganize your business and finances. When you do that, it puts you in a better place than you were before,” said McCoy.

Vera McCoy
Financial 1st Aid
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Equipment Leases Inc. Expands College Scholarship Program

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Equipment Leases Inc Offers College Scholarship

College Students

$1,000 College Scholarship For Both Spring & Fall Semesters

A $1,000 scholarship is now available for Both Spring and Fall Semesters

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, October 22, 2021 / —
Equipment Leases Inc., based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced an expansion of their College Scholarship program to include not only one winner for the Spring Semester but now one for the Fall Semester as well. Equipment Leases corporate philosophy is that an education with a goal of a degree is the beginning of a lifetime of opportunity for any young or old willing to make the sacrifice and stretch themselves to learn. We have some of the finest educational resources in the world available here in the U.S. that should be made accessible to anyone willing to work hard.

The scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the U.S. One of the requirements associated with the application process is to submit an 800-1500 word essay from each applicant on this subject “If you owned a business, tell us how you would treat employees, vendors, suppliers, and customers? What kind of business would it be and what skills would you bring to the company to make it successful” Steven Hansen, CEO of Equipment Leases, stated, “We love the interns we have had over the years. As a company committed to quality education for all, the many essays received so far have been extraordinary! With this caliber of potential business owners, we are in good hands for the future”.

For additional information on the scholarship, terms, and conditions, privacy policies, eligibility, and an application using this link – College Scholarship Application.

About Equipment Leases Inc.

Equipment Leases Inc. and its network of lending partners have been serving the SMB markets since 2013, providing business owners with the capital needed to acquire millions in new equipment across multiple industries and time zones. With their principal office located in Utah, they also have a sales satellite office strategically placed in more than ten major cities around the country. For additional information about Equipment Leases Inc., visit us online at

Steven K Hansen
Equipment Leases Inc.
+1 801-461-3304
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Skyscend’s strategic collaboration with OMG Group in a bid to revolutionize the e-Invoicing Solutions in India

Skyscend Collaboration with OMG

Skyscend’s strategic collaboration with OMG Group in a bid to revolutionize the e-Invoicing Solutions in India

INDIA, October 22, 2021 / — Skyscend Inc., a US-headquartered fintech company having offices in India and Canada, has joined hands with OMG Group as the marketing and technology partner. The aim is to expand the reach and scale the right marketing strategies and technical support abilities. The alliance with OMG Group, one of the best Bengaluru based AdTech companies is a formidable step for Skyscend India.

Skyscend has stepped forward to transform the procurement business processes, through its intelligent technologies. The fintech startup defines itself as the one-stop solution for invoice automation, e-invoicing, and working capital solutions. The company has been recognized as a 'Top 10 Procurement Service Companies of 2021' for enabling business transformations. With OMG as a partner, Skyscend is all set to fill the gaps in the Indian Market and level up their reach.

“We are glad to partner with a team which walks on the lines of offering innovative solutions and this is only the beginning of journey of creating some milestone success. Skyscend is here to make the procurement business easy, transparent and painless with their intelligent e-invoicing solutions, and we are glad to associate as the technology and marketing partner in this voyage.” Ashish Bhat, (Founder & CEO, OMG)

As the founder and president of the company, Chaya Gangadarappa states “We built a product that is easy, painless and transparent. The vision is to reach out to every country in the world, and serve all the small businesses.”

Skyscend vouches for a 'new generation of frictionless invoicing' and has made an incredible journey so far. In about 12-14 months from its inception, they built a team, a product and signed the pilot customer of a multimillion deal.

However, that is not all about their 'phenomenal journey'. The company has very recently announced closing a seed capital round after raising $1.9M. The seed capital will be leveraged to scale Skyscend's infrastructure and product distribution to U.S. and international customers.

The company hails with the aim to accelerate the procure to pay transformation. Skyscend leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cloud (ABC) to automate accounts payable, improve supplier management and simplify GST e-Invoicing Process.

In the words of Michael Kodinsky (CEO, Skyscend), "We are here to bring it all together, all the things that goes in between the sale back and forth, the paper trails, the invoicing and make it simpler, cheaper fast and more efficient. It is an incredible tool."

Skyscend's flagship product, Skyscend Pay, assists the buyers with ERPs to streamline their accounts payable processes while making their suppliers' invoicing workflow faster and easier. Skyscend Pay leverages AI-driven OCR technology for precise data extraction, eliminating paper invoices and accelerating invoice approval time. Additionally, the product also serves suppliers by providing early invoice payment options.

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SkyscendPay India
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Quantum Assurance International Announces New Director of Agency Deployment, Thomas Couture

Thomas Couture

Thomas Couture


Quantum Assurance

Thomas Couture's new role as Director of Agency Deployment centers around spreading the vision and the mission of Quantum’s Agency Ownership Opportunity.

It excites me to have the honor of building, coaching, mentoring, and managing a team of professionals who are committed to excellence in guiding modern insurance agents.”

— Tommy Couture, Director of Agency Deployment at Quantum Assurance

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 / — Dallas, Texas: Quantum Assurance International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas (Tommy) Couture has taken on a new executive role as their Director of Agency Deployment. Tommy’s new role as Director of Agency Deployment centers around spreading the vision and the mission of Quantum’s Agency Ownership Opportunity. He has built an amazing team of Quantum Connectors, Solution Seekers, and Agency Deployment Leaders to better serve those individuals looking to break into the independent agency distribution channel using Quantum’s unique growth strategy. This powerful team is specifically designed to investigate individuals wants, needs, and desires and to properly advise them on the best Agency Ownership package that helps achieve their goals, not only in business but also in life!

Tommy has personally consulted and trained hundreds of sales professionals with a focus on streamlined processes, human potential, and overall achievement. His experience includes being a Founder/Equity Partner, Director of Business Development, Executive Vice President, and Managing Partner of Sales with leading sales to over $40 million. He is also a two-time Inc. 500 business owner/entrepreneur winner specializing in multiple industries as well as Insurance SAS Business Model Scalability for over 10+ years.

“I decided to join Quantum because I previously Co-Founded a company that had a similar goal to support the independent insurance agent with a proven strategy to help them compete against the captives and the direct writers of the world in their local and regional markets. That company stood up for the independent insurance distribution channel and that’s exactly what Quantum does for their agents every single day!”, says Tommy Couture, Director of Agency Deployment at Quantum Assurance. “It excites me to have the honor of building, coaching, mentoring, and managing a team of professionals who are committed to excellence in guiding modern insurance agents through all the unique benefits of being a Quantum agent. We all have a similar passion for changing the insurance landscape in a positive way for the future!“

“I am excited to have Thomas Couture on the Quantum team. With his previous experience building organizations that support independent agents, Thomas is uniquely skilled to help agents plant their feet in the independent industry. Quantum is accelerating its agency growth strategy over the ensuing years and Thomas will be integral in helping thousands of agencies join the industry. As the leader of our Agency Deployment team, Thomas works hands on to coach his team members to understand the problems agents face while communicating vision and opportunity through the solutions we provide. Thomas is an incredible asset to the team and we are all excited to have him on board!” – Justin, Eggar, CEO at Quantum Assurance.

About Quantum Assurance:
Quantum Assurance International is an independent insurance organization serving clients through their direct channel and agency force. We were founded on the belief that insurance should fit the needs of the modern client, and work to redefine what consumers expect from their insurance experience. By leveraging cutting edge technology and insurtech solutions, we reduce friction for the client and help match them with premier choices from top-rated insurance carriers across the country. To learn more about becoming a Quantum Assurance International Independent Agent, visit:

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Source: EIN Presswire