Finance

UK Joins International Platform To Boost Green Finance

Law360, London (February 4, 2021, 4:31 PM GMT) — Britain has signed up to a global forum for promoting sustainable investment as it seeks to continue to drive the country’s financial systems toward a more climate-friendly approach.

HM Treasury has joined the International Platform on Sustainable Finance, a forum for exchanging information on environmentally sustainable business. Membership of the forum “will support our comprehensive approach to greening financial systems and mobilizing finance for clean and resilient growth,” the government said.

The Treasury said that joining the platform will allow the government to support the forum’s goals — to increase the movement of private capital toward environmentally sustainable finance at global level….

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Charter Communications Promotes Jessica Fischer To Executive Vice President, Finance

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that Jessica Fischer has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Finance from her current role as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. With this promotion, Fischer adds oversight of Procurement, Investor Relations, Internal Audit and Corporate Planning. 

“Jessica’s experience and ability to translate complex financial operations and transactional concepts into commercial plans have been an asset to Charter through the company’s recent integration and subsequent successes,” said Christopher Winfrey, Chief Financial Officer. “With her strong leadership, financial communication skills and these additional responsibilities, she will play an even greater role in the company’s future.”

Ms. Fischer will continue to oversee the Tax and Risk Management functions, reporting to Mr. Winfrey. She will be based out of Charter’s Stamford headquarters.

Additionally, Charles Fisher, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development will add full oversight

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Delaware Tech, DSU plead their case for budget increases to the Joint Finance Committee | The Latest from WDEL News

Delaware Technical and Community College and Delaware State University pled their cases Thursday to the General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee regarding proposed budget increases for the new fiscal year.

Delaware State University submitted a budget containing a 2 percent increase, equating to $770,000. That would bring the university’s total budget to just over $39.1 million. Delaware Tech submitted a proposal rising by close to the same percentage range at 2.6%. But with larger overall projected budget of $88.9 million, that increase would mean an additional $2.2 million.

While schools across the country are facing challenges due to decreasing enrollment in the midst of a pandemic, only Delaware Tech saw their enrollment numbers–and bottom line–impacted.



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Delaware Technical Community College President Dr. Mark Brainard


“If you look at…the enrollment of community colleges throughout the country, folks are experiencing anywhere from a 5% to a 30% decrease, depending on the market,” Delaware Tech

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Databricks exec explains why open banking will disrupt finance the same way open source upended software

Junta Nakai, Databricks
  • Junta Nakai is the global industry leader for financial services and sustainability at Databricks, a big data and AI company valued at $28 billion.
  • In this op-ed, Nakai explains open banking and why it is critical to the future of finance.
  • Nakai also explains how firms can be best prepared for the shift.
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The way individuals borrow, save, and move money hasn’t changed much in decades. However, things are changing. Open technologies and the adoption of data and artificial intelligence are fundamentally transforming the way we interact with money. 

Open banking – rules that force banks to share customer data with competitors – will be the catalyst that upends this decades-long innovation stasis.

The concepts of open application programming interfaces (APIs), open data, and open source that underpin open banking will quickly spread beyond Europe

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County hires new EMS director, finance officer

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has ended its search for a new director of Emergency Services, hiring interim Director Bob Smith, and has named a successor to Finance Officer R.M. “Mac” Steagall who is retiring.

Smith, a lifelong resident of Richmond County from Cordova, served as head of EMS in the interim following Donna Wright’s retirement in September 2020. He has been a part of the county’s 9-1-1 services since January 2005 when he started as a night shift telecommunicator. Smith was promoted to addressing assistant in 2009 and in 2011 he was named deputy director, a position he kept until he stepped in as director last summer.

“His past and present service to Richmond County made the promotion to full Director a clear choice,” County Manager Bryan Land said in a statement. “We are pleased to have another homegrown talent remain in service to Richmond County to fill such a

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Online Investment Platform Vested Finance Secures $3.6 Million Through Seed Funding Round

Vested Finance, an online investment platform that enables Indian investors to invest in the U.S. stock market, announced on Thursday it raised $3.6 million through its latest seed funding round, which saw participation from Moving Capital, Ovo Fund, TenOneTen Ventures, Inflection Point Ventures, and Venture Catalysts.

Founded in 2018, Vested is seeking to enable sustainable wealth creation by allowing local investors to invest globally.

Our mission is to allow everyone to invest in their favorite global brands in an affordable and hassle-free manner.”

Vested further revealed that it saw rapid growth in 2020, with money deposited into Vested accounts grew 26x over the last twelve months, along with a 5x increase in U.S. brokerage accounts opened through the platform. Vested processed more than $100 million in trades in 2020, and more than half of the investors using the Vested platform are investing in the U.S. market for the

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