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Wolters Kluwer Accelerates in Innovative Solutions at the 2019 American Association of Law Libraries Conference

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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. will showcase a diverse portfolio of new and recently enhanced solutions for legal professionals at the 2019 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC on July 13-16. Following a wave of new offerings in recent years, the company’s portfolio at this year’s conference further demonstrates its track record of developing innovative solutions driven by direct feedback from customers.

Wolters Kluwer has been on a path of unprecedented innovation focused on customer-centric development in recent years,” said Dean Sonderegger, the newly appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  “That trajectory has prepared us to move faster to develop impactful solutions that integrate cutting edge technology with our historic expertise, and we are looking forward to showcasing our progress at this year’s conference.”

The AALL Annual Meeting and Conference’s theme for the year, “Capitalizing on Our Strengths,” is reflective of the portfolio that Wolters Kluwer will showcase at the conference. With a wide range of solutions on display, the company will highlight new and enhanced offerings that combine best-in-class technology, Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading content, and expert-driven thought leadership.

Expansion of Acclaimed Securities Portfolio

Wolters Kluwer continues to extend its position as a market leader in transactional law support of SEC research, filings preparations, and mergers and acquisitions through ongoing innovation within its Transactional Law Suite for Securities. The suite includes AI-powered M&A Clause Analytics, which improves and streamlines the M&A drafting process; RBsource, RBsourceFilings and RegReview to optimize SEC research; and Clarion, which provides tools to optimize due diligence and client counsel.

Building on this market-staple portfolio, Wolters Kluwer just launched Capital Markets Clause Analytics, a workflow solution that combines the power of artificial intelligence with curation by expert attorneys. This latest addition to the Transactional Law Suite for Securities sets a new standard for transforming the capital markets document drafting workflow for attorneys and securities professionals.

“Our securities solutions, merging best-in-class content and cutting-edge technology, have taken the next leap forward,” said Susan Chazin, Securities & Banking, Product Line Director, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “These solutions were built upon direct feedback from our valued customers, and we are proud that the substantial, meaningful innovation we have driven in this practice area has been very well received by the market.”

Best-in-Class Research Solutions

Wolters Kluwer continues to build upon its reputation for developing best-in-class research solutions that directly support customers’ workflow needs. Earlier this year, the company announced the launch of Tax Essentials, a new digital tax research and analysis solution that streamlines the research process for tax attorneys and legal professionals. With more than 1,000 federal, state and international tax topics developed by industry-leading tax experts, Tax Essentials provides an unprecedented breadth of coverage that combines topical navigation, in-depth content, and innovative tools for a 360-degree view of legal tax topics.

The company also re-launched Kluwer International Tax Law, a state-of-the-art research platform that integrates Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading content with an intuitive user interface and practical tools for legal professionals advising on international tax law matters. Reimagined with international legal tax professionals’ workflow in mind, the enhanced solution has several upgraded features to provide quick, comprehensive access to international tax topics.

AI-Enhanced Tools for a Shifting Regulatory Environment

As legal professionals face the challenges of a rapidly changing regulatory environment, Wolters Kluwer has accelerated the development of solutions that provide practitioners with tools to easily navigate treacherous terrain.

At this year’s conference, Wolters Kluwer will highlight its collaboration with ktMINE, a growing IP data and information services firm, that has bolstered Wolters Kluwer’s market-leading intellectual property and workflow solutions.  Available through Wolters Kluwer’s premier research platform Cheetah™, users can access IP content relevant to negotiating royalty rates, licensing agreements, patent, trademark, mergers and acquisitions deal data and detailed agreement summaries from public sources including the Securities and Exchange Commission, foreign security filings and the web.

“Our customers rely on us not only to listen to them and help them solve their pain points, but to also look beyond what they need right now and help them to prepare for the future,” said Sonderegger. “As we continue to develop and enhance our portfolio of solutions, we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration with our customers so that we can deliver best-in-class, expert solutions that deliver actionable insight and deep impact.”

 

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CICC Upgrades Wealth Management Strategy and Officially Launches “CICC Wealth Management” Brand

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China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC and “the Company”, 3908.HK) has just held the CICC Wealth Management Strategy Upgrade Conference 2019 in Shenzhen today under the theme of “Building Our Future through Partnerships, Achieving Life Goals to the Fullest” and announced the official launch of its wealth management brand “CICC Wealth Management”. More than 700 guests were invited, including government officials, regulatory authorities, customer representatives, shareholder representatives and employee representatives.

The Unified Brand “CICC Wealth Management” Officially Launched

Providing wealth management service for individuals is one of the important strategies of CICC. In 2007, CICC took the lead in providing wealth management services under the international standards. In 2016, CICC announced the restructuring with China Investment Securities Company Limited (CISC), which became an important starting point for the transformation and upgrading of CICC’s wealth management business. This restructuring has resulted in the further upgrade of CICC’s wealth management and retail brokerage business platform. By merging CISC’s extensive customer base and nationwide branch network, CICC’s strength in brand, research, products and prime brokerage business have been brought into full play.

This time, CICC has integrated the former “CICC Wealth Management” brand, with CISC’s wealth management and brokerage sub-brands, such as “CISC Gold” and “CISC Mobile” to launch the new unified brand “CICC Wealth Management”. It marks the comprehensive integration of the two platforms, and it is another milestone of the strategic transformation of CICC’s wealth management business.

Strategy Upgrade

With 12 years experience, CICC Wealth Management has become a leading wealth management institution in domestic market and has obtained many prizes from media. By taking advantage of the reform in Shenzhen and the restructuring of China Southern Securities, CISC has accumulated abundant experiences in the retail brokerage industry through more than 20 years, and has acquired strong industry position and impact.

After the brand integration, with its high-quality and professional wealth advisor team, its ability to provide solutions under international standards, its close interaction with other business divisions such as Investment Banking, Asset Management, Research and its strong technological platforms, CICC Wealth Management will provide its clients with a full-chain, one-stop and multidimensional platform, which offers more efficient, globalized and integrated trading, investment management, financing services, as well as a set of comprehensive solutions with the cooperation between wealth management and other business segments of CICC such as Investment Banking.

CICC Wealth Management will adhere to its faith of always putting its clients as priorities, persist on the model of wealth management from the buy-side perspective and dedicate itself to thoroughly understanding its clients’ needs and wants, helping its clients with professional investment advices, executing and keeping track of those investment plans religiously and trying to establish long-term trusting relationships with its clients. During this strategy upgrade conference, CICC launched “CICC Wealth Planning”, “CICC Wealth Management China Top 50 Private Account Service” and “CICC Global Family Office” which are close to advanced international market solutions. With leading professional standards, profound understanding of market policies and global visions, CICC provides life-long wealth planning for its clients, as well as asset allocation products and solutions.

Besides, CICC Wealth Management has been actively embracing the digital transformation and has made it step into the FinTech industry. Recently, CICC announced that the Company entered into a shareholders’ agreement with Tencent Digital (Shenzhen) Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited, pursuant to which the parties agreed to establish a technological joint venture. The technological joint venture is proposed to, through providing technological platform development and digitalized operational support services, facilitate the company’s wealth management, retail brokerage and other businesses to provide more convenient, intelligent and differentiated wealth management solutions, enhance the service efficiency of investment advisor, optimize precision marketing and strengthen compliance and risk control. The technological joint venture is expected to drive the accelerated transformation and scalable development of the Company’s wealth management business with digital and FinTech capabilities.

With sufficient experience in the Chinese market and always evaluating itself with global standards, CICC Wealth Management aims to build up a platform to satisfy its clients’ needs in their businesses, families and personal development comprehensively. By launching its official brand “CICC Wealth management”, imposing on its strategy upgrade and getting involved in the FinTech industry, CICC has implemented its best practices within the recent couple years to strengthen its wealth management service.

Looking into the Future

In the future, as the unified platform of CICC’s wealth management and retail brokerage business, CICC Wealth Management will continue to follow its core values of “Clients First”, “Integrity as Foundation” and “Chinese Roots and International Reach.” Adhering to our buy-side thinking and putting our clients’ interests as our priorities, we will keep on providing professional wealth management solutions to our clients under global standards and with the high quality resources from CICC’s investment banking, private equity, asset management, research and other business.

 

SOURCE China International Capital Corporation Limited

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IWFCIM & IBVM – championing efforts to incorporate sustainable business practices among entrepreneurs and promoting blockchain tech for supply chains

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Panelist for the segment Growing Local Industry Through Sustainable Fashion. From Left Ambika Sangaran, Managing Partner from Biji-biji, Dr Cordelia Mason, President from Yayasan UniKL Masrina Abdullah,Founder from Masrina Abdullah Empire Ventures Studio, Kristina Teow, President from Lean In Youth, Cris D Tran, Regional Head from Infinity Blockchain Ventures and Alejandro Kikuchi, Head International Growth, Wokana.

 

International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (IWFCIM) and Infinity Blockchain Ventures (IBV) has jointly organised the Blockchain and Fashion (BCF): Growing Local Industry Through Sustainable Fashion at the Black Box, Publika on October 15th, 2019 in conjunction with the Malaysia Fashion Week.

With the theme of Growing Local Industry Through Sustainable Fashion, BCF brings together iconic people from the sustainable fashion market and technology providers to showcase how blockchain’s transparency and traceability functions.

Dato’ Elaine Teh, President, IWFCIM, expressed her excitement on the opportunities available for entrepreneurs today: “The advent of technology enables companies to seamlessly integrate complex capabilities that can trace the whole journey of their products from farm to garment. That represents a whole new meaning to sustainability as consumers can now make smart choices on their purchases based on the information available.”

Biji-biji, one of the leading sustainable fashion players, showcased its product, the Merak Banner tote bag. Using the solution from WowTrace, it enables consumers to check and validate the origin of the product, what it is made of, when it is made — at every stage of the supply chain.

Malaysia’s leading technology visionary, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd says that, “The ABCD technology is embedded in our social fabric today. Specifically, with blockchain, we have arrived at an exciting time, where two-pronged goals are met. Firstly, we can have local industries and communities thrive as their artisan work, culture, heritage and rights can be protected. Secondly, it helps industries and SMEs immensely in integrating the Sustainable Development Goal as part of their strategic focus.”

“Sustainability is crucial in order to preserve the future. Through new technologies like blockchain, it can further enhance product traceability and can bring a whole new meaning to the term ethically sourced“, cite Cris D. Tran, Regional Head, Infinity Blockchain Ventures.

IBV has a full suite of blockchain solution offerings to support the local entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to learn more about blockchain technology. IBV believes that Malaysia has the potential of having successful blockchain technology implementations due to its diverse market and strong infrastructure. They are also currently working with local players to train more Malaysian blockchain developers to further support the growth of blockchain technology within the market.

 

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Kakao’s Klaytn Welcomes 8 New Blockchain Application Partners

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Klaytn Welcomes 8 New Blockchain Partners

Klaytn, the leading blockchain project led by the South Korean Internet giant Kakao, today announced that 8 new blockchain projects have joined Klaytn as service partners to further developments in bringing mass blockchain adoption globally.

Dedicated to building readily usable blockchain-powered services, Klaytn is partnering with promising blockchain projects in various industry domains with massive global user base. More than a dozen of its partners that earlier joined Klaytn have already launched blockchain services, while others are set to open until early next year.

Operated by Korea’s art promotion initiative ‘ARTWA Platform,’ ‘STARTnet’ is a social commerce-based art platform committed to fostering new artists and innovating the art industry. It seeks to create a transparent art market by equipping the artists with the right to protect their own artworks. It also provides friendly art services and curations that anybody can enjoy.

Developed by Korea’s big data-based social media platform ‘0.8L,’ ‘LITER’ will also be operated through Klaytn. By applying the blockchain-powered incentive mechanism to its over 600,000 existing global users, LITER will offer fair rewards for reviews of the products and services.

‘GoodMorning’ is a marketing and data distribution platform that adds commercial value and creates trust index to various information and social networks owned by individual users.

A blockchain-based logistics service, ‘Dkargo’ has also released its plan to collaborate with Klaytn. By incorporating new mobility services beyond the existing freight transport, Dkargo seeks to create an efficient network and expand the entire logistics industry.

Other notable industry partners include ‘LOON,’ the blockchain-based healthcare service focused on women’s physiological health; ‘Monopoly,’ the platform that provides investment information for collectibles market including art, wine, and jewelry; ‘Spl.yt,’ the decentralized e-commerce protocol for global inventory and affiliate marketing system across marketplaces; and, ‘TUNE Token,’ the smart contract design service for the U.S.-based award winning music platform ‘Cre8tor.app,’ which rewards all stakeholders in the creation and distribution of music while providing a transparent royalty system.

“Klaytn is partnering with successful firms that have developed and operated services accruing millions of users, and the collaboration will contribute to building a user-friendly blockchain service,” said Jason Han, the CEO of Ground X, heading the development and operation of Klaytn. He added, “Together with service partners, Klaytn will take the blockchain industry to the next level by focusing on creating meaningful real use-cases, which stands as the next key challenge in our industry.”

 

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