NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Calamos Investments®* is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX), one of the first ever alternative mutual funds when it launched in the fall of 1990, and now one of the largest funds in the liquid alternatives category.

The fund, with AUM over $10 billion (as of 9/30/20) and rated five stars by Morningstar1, was conceived by Calamos Investments Founder and Chairman John P. Calamos, Sr., one of the world’s foremost experts on convertible securities and volatility-based investing. It combines two complementary strategies: convertible arbitrage aimed at delivering alpha and uncorrelated returns and options writing for income and upside participation. 

“The fundamental driver behind MNI was that individual investors—like the institutional players that were beginning to diversify into hedge funds and other low beta strategies at the time—also deserved access to an investment

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LANSING, Mich., Oct. 12, 2020  /PRNewswire/ — AF Group is announcing the transition of key executives as it continues its success as an innovative and diversified market leader.

First, the company is announcing the retirement of Accident Fund and CompWest President Al Gileczek, effective, Feb. 1, 2021. Gileczek’s significant career and impressive industry experience includes roles in commercial and personal lines, Underwriting, Marketing and Business Development, with executive roles beginning at Citizens/Hanover Insurance. He joined Accident Fund in 2007, holding various positions in Business Development and Regional Operations, and was named president of the two brands in 2017.

“Al has been a wonderful leader, friend, mentor and confidant to countless teammates for so many years,” said Lisa Corless, president and CEO of AF Group. “His dynamic and unique leadership of Accident Fund and CompWest and his efforts in many critical areas have dramatically impacted our organization,

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Today’s business environment has changed. And if you fail to move with the tide, you’ll be left on the shores of failure and bankruptcy. What’s this change sweeping over the business world?

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In its simplest form, consciousness is being aware of yourself, your surroundings, and the world at large. Conscious leaders are not only in tune with themselves, they have to be in tune with their customers’ needs. When you can understand what the world needs from you, then you can start building a solution and creating a profitable business out of it.

Conscious leadership

Consciousness is not a new concept in business. It’s been around for some time, taking a backseat to inventions and innovation. Today, however, consciousness is once again enjoying a resurgence. As much as technological advancements may take us into the future, it’s consciousness that may keep

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Trading at $17.8 billion in market cap, Akamai Technologies is one of the leaders in Internet infrastructure and cloud security. Its stock shows a low beta of 0.43 and relatively healthy profitability margins, making it a stable long-term tech player. One area to work on for Akamai’s management is to watch the competition and monitor the company’s debt. Our rating for Akamai is outperform.

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The plumbers of the Internet

Akamai owns and operates networks of hundreds of thousands of server nodes that help the Internet run smoothly. The company can be considered as the plumber of the Internet because of its role facilitating the flow of data across the world.

Akamai’s servers help clients (usually other companies with a strong online presence) bring traffic faster and safer to consumers.

The use of its infrastructure is reported by Akamai separated by two types of clients as per the Q2

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As this pandemic continued to take its toll, many within the business leadership ranks quickly opted for employee layoffs, or ending hazard pay, while others prioritized wellbeing for employees – or society. The online company culture and salary review website Glassdoor recently analyzed U.S. and U.K. employee reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic to rank the highest CEOs based on their performance during this pandemic. The bottom line was that employees who felt as if they were cared for have responded most positively to their companies’ leaders.

Glassdoor ranked these CEOs based on reviews that were related to work-life balance, flexibility, remote work policies, health benefits, communication and leadership during this crisis. The reviews Glassdoor’s team analyzed were ones left by current and former employees from March to July 2020. The company’s staff mined CEO ratings, how employees reviewed senior leadership, and employees’ comments and reviews to build

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Red Bull today confirmed to Adweek that it has named Ken Turner to executive vice president and chief marketing officer for its North American operations. The move makes Turner the highest-ranking Black executive at the company.

According to reports by Business Insider, which first published the news, the energy drink brand has laid off around 50 employees in the past several weeks, largely from its culture marketing teams, which oversee projects related to hip-hop music and break-dancing culture. Red Bull did not respond to Adweek’s request for comment regarding the layoffs, but did not dispute the Business Insider story.

These latest changes come after a tumultuous summer for the brand, which began with a racism controversy following the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. In the aftermath of Floyd’s death and in the midst of widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, 300 employees signed

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Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership Launches New Mentoring Program

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL) will launch its Mentoring Program on Friday, October 2, 2020 at noon PT during CWL’s virtual webinar Developing Curiosity, the Key to Successful Women’s Leadership.

The new Mentoring Program supports CWL’s vision and mission of fostering productive, development-focused relationships between successful women leaders and Ashford University students and alumni. CWL focuses on strengthening the leadership capacity and competence of female leaders to support leadership in the university, organizations, and communities worldwide.

In partnership with Ashford’s peer mentoring initiatives, CWL’s Mentoring Program offers 10 weeks of guided reflection, conversation, and application ideas designed to empower future women leaders by: developing their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowerment; increasing their

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Effective people management is key to running a successful organization. Successfully managing teams of individuals often requires more than corporate training and development courses. In fact, most who take on leadership roles develop their style of leadership based on their own experiences and personalities.

“The great leader is seen as servant first …”

It’s common for those newly placed in management positions to try to work out what kind of leadership style they embody in order to try and identify areas of improvement and take tips from other successful leadership styles.

In this article, we’ll focus on servant leadership. Servant leadership is a style of management ruled by a people-first mindset. This type of leadership style focuses on employee satisfaction, with the intention of attaining better business results. We’ll go through common characteristics of the servant leadership approach to

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Cobwebs Technologies was selected for leading the development and successful introduction of high-tech solutions to address their customers’ most pressing needs, altering the industry and business landscape in the process.

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cobwebs Technologies (, a market leader in providing AI- and ML-powered analytics to deliver revolutionary WEBINT solutions for comprehensive investigations and data analysis, announced today that it has been awarded the New Product Innovation Award accolade by Frost & Sullivan, a leader in global research and consulting solutions.

To read the full award write-up of the Frost & Sullivan Awards Technology Innovation Leadership Award received by Cobwebs in the category AI-powered Web Intelligence, click here.

Cobwebs was chosen for its game-changing solutions, setting a new standard for Web Intelligence. The company’s innovative and comprehensive WEBINT solutions include a web investigation platform, threat intelligence solution, secured analyst assistant, active web intelligence, financial investigation

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Reebok has hired Kerby Jean-Raymond, a prominent Black designer and activist, to be one of its top executives, reporting directly to president Matt O’Toole. Jean-Raymond, the son of Haitian immigrants, is founder and owner of the Pyer Moss fashion line, a New York business that has had a partnership with Reebok for the past four years. Jean-Raymond will continue to own Pyer Moss separately, a Reebok spokesman said, and will split his time between New York and Boston, where Reebok’s headquarters is located. In his role as vice president of creative direction, Jean-Raymond will “provide creative leadership across all design disciplines,” according to the company. Jean-Raymond will also play a key role in Reebok’s antiracism efforts. Jean-Raymond said: “I welcome this opportunity to help invigorate the brand with new ideas, while also focusing on instilling a sense of social purpose into our work.” — JON CHESTO


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