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S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leading provider of multi-asset class research data and insights, released a new research report today which upends the conventional wisdom on REIT valuation. The report, A League of Their Own– Batting for Returns in the REIT Industry, addresses the recent separation of REITs from the financial sector of the S&P 500 into their own sector by analyzing the best approach to evaluate REIT investments."/>
Beyond Yield: New S&P Global Market Intelligence Research Cracks the Code on REIT Valuation
Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill more than 1,300 roles by the end of 2016. They include IT and analyst roles, as well as customer care and claims roles across the country. Progressive has long been recognized as an innovator in the IT and big data fields and intends to continue to grow in this area by hiring top caliber technology and analytics professionals."/>
Progressive® Insurance to Hire More Than 1,300 People by End of Year
30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Hits 10 Week Low
BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management, and advisory services, has partnered with financial technology firm Artivest to provide broader distribution and efficient access to its alternative investment strategies to an expanded segment of qualified investors through their advisors. Artivest’ s technology-driven investment platform connects a wider audience of..."/>
BlackRock and Artivest Partner to Expand Investor Access to Alternative Investments
Inventergy Global, Inc., an intellectual property licensing and innovation company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Fortress Investment Group to amend their existing note agreement. Under terms of the agreement, Fortress will defer the September 30, 2016 amortization payment and waive minimum liquidity requirements until October 30, 2016. This extension is intended to provide time for Inventergy..."/>
Inventergy Announces Agreement With Fortress Investment Group
MetLife announced today the launch of MetLife Simply Smart? Bundles, which provide brokers and small business owners with employee benefits that enhance their ability to compete in their local markets. Designed specifically for businesses with 10-99 employees, the Bundles include a combination of dental and vision insurance."/>
New MetLife Simply Smart? Bundles Provide Benefits Solutions Tailored to Fit the Needs and Budgets of Small Businesses
S&P Global today announced that Martin Fraenkel has been appointed as President of S&P Global Platts and will join the S&P Global Operating Committee reporting to Mike Chinn effective immediately. "Martin will be leading Platts at an exciting time, as we recently added new domain depth to our portfolio with RigData and PIRA," said Douglas L. Peterson, President and CEO of S&P Global. "Today Platts is a premier source of benchmark price assessments in..."/>
Martin Fraenkel Named President of S&P Global Platts
CU Bancorp, the parent company of wholly owned California United Bank, today announced that it has been named to Fortune’ s annual Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list. “We are honored to be recognized by Fortune as one of the world’ s fastest-growing companies and one of its best-performing commercial banks,” said David Rainer, Chairman and CEO of CU Bancorp and California United Bank.“ Since our inception 11 years ago, we have focused on delivering outstanding customer..."/>
Fortune Names CU Bancorp to List of 100 Fastest Growing Companies
Prudential Financial, Inc. has earned a place among Working Mother magazine’ s 100 Best Companies of 2016— ranking in the Top 10. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com. "We are excited to not only make another appearance on the Working Mother 100 Best list, but to once again be a top 10 best company," says Sharon Taylor, senior vice president of Human Resources."/>
Prudential named a Top 10 Working Mother Best Company
Synchrony Financial’ s Fifth Annual Major Purchase Consumer Study. This Smart News Release features multimedia."/>
Access to Deals and Information Drives Faster Major Purchase Decisions
First Bank has been named one of NJBIZ's Fast 50 for its business growth in the past three years. "We have worked hard to grow and create a company that we can all be proud of," said Patrick L. Ryan, First Bank's CEO. " To be honored with this recognition really validates all the time and effort put forth by our team of more than 100 employees."/>
First Bank Named One of NJ's 50 Fastest Growing Companies

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