Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

Tier1CRM Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

Theresa Elamparo to Lead Global Brand and Marketing Strategy

TORONTO and NEW YORK, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tier1CRM (“Tier1”), a leading provider of cloud-based customer relationship management (“CRM”) solutions for the capital markets industry, announced today the hiring of Theresa Elamparo as its first Chief Marketing Officer. Elamparo will lead all marketing efforts supporting the expansion of Tier1’s unique brand and market position and will build out Tier1’s corporate communications program for prospects, clients and partners in line with Tier1’s broader expansion plans. She will be based in New York.

Elamparo joins Tier1 with more than 20 years of broader marketing expertise and over 13 years of financial services-specific industry experience. She has held senior marketing roles for multiple capital markets solution providers, most recently at Ipreo, where she led the firm’s global capital markets marketing strategy. Prior to Ipreo, she served in senior marketing roles at Investment Technology Group and Tradeweb Markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Theresa to Tier1,” said Mark Notten, Tier1 Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “She brings a track record of developing strategic marketing programs within the capital markets industry to drive growth and ROI. Hiring Theresa is further demonstration of our commitment to investing in our sales and marketing organization to drive and accelerate our continued growth and success in leading the capital markets industry forward toward better sell-side and buy-side connectivity.”

“It is an exciting time to join Tier1,” said Elamparo. “Capital markets participants are faced with constant evolution and change, and for a decade Tier1 has effectively delivered leading workflow management solutions specifically for the capital markets industry. I am honored to be part of a leadership team that is committed to delivering excellence through innovative software products that meet the needs of a dynamic environment.”

About Tier1CRM
Tier1CRM is a leader in capital markets CRM. Built on top of the Salesforce Platform, Tier1’s flagship product, ACE, is an HTML application suite that helps sell-side and buy-side clients generate new revenue opportunities, improve customer service, and achieve greater efficiency across the organization. Tier1 gives clients a “single pane of glass” view into client and employee activity and is currently utilized by tens of thousands of users across the sales and trading, corporate and investment banking, and investment management landscape. Visit us at http://www.tier1crm.com.

Media Contact: Claire Allore
Email: callore@tier1crm.com
+1 647 251 3829

Colliers International Streamlines Its Market Leading Nordic Real Estate Management Services Platform

Divestment of residential consumer-facing business line focuses Colliers’ Nordic property and asset management platform on commercial real estate

TORONTO and HELSINKI, Finland, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced the divestiture of its residential property management operation servicing apartment housing companies (“Finland AHC”), which manages over 30,000 apartments throughout Finland. This transaction allows Colliers Finland to focus entirely on its core business of providing real estate management services to owners and users of commercial real estate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1980, and acquired by Colliers International earlier this year, Colliers Finland is a market leader with a highly experienced management team, providing commercial real estate management services for office, industrial and retail properties; and retail and shopping center development & consultancy.

“The divestiture of Finland AHC to a well-respected Nordic player strengthens and focuses our Nordic platform, aligning with our growth strategy in the region,” said Chris McLernon, CEO of Colliers International | EMEA. “The Colliers Finland team continue to outperform our expectations and thrive in Colliers’ entrepreneurial environment.”

“We have gained significant momentum as part of Colliers, and this transaction allows us to provide an even greater focus on our portfolio of commercial real estate assets comprising more than 8 million square meters (86 million square feet), as well as continuing to provide advisory services to commercial real estate clients, helping them accelerate their success,” said Sirpa Ojala, CEO of Colliers International | Finland.

About Colliers International Group

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 12,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $20 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years.

For the latest news from Colliers, visit Colliers.com or follow us on Twitter: @Colliers and LinkedIn.

John B. Friedrichsen
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (416) 960-9500

Chris McLernon
Phone: (44) 20 7487 7000

MLC Journalists Help Promote Laos Tourism

Media officials and journalists from the six member countries of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) framework on Jul 5 visited Luang Prabang City, a well-known tourist destination in the Lao PDR.

The media trip was a sidelines event of Mekong-Lancang Media Summit held in Vientiane on Jul 1-3.

They were from Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. They visited four favorite tourist attractions of the city including Xiengthong Temple; Phusi Stupa where visitors can enjoin 360 degree view of Luang Prabang City and the confluence of Mekong and Khan rivers and a beautiful sunset; and Luang Prabang National Museum which used to be the royal palace of late King Sisavang Vatthana.

The well-known tourist attractions bring 600-700 visitors a day to Luang Prabang City during peak season, between October and May, as the weather is more pleasant during this time. Meanwhile, only 300 domestic and foreign visitors visit these places between June and September as this time is hot and rainy.

Source: Lao News Agency

Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mattis Host the 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations in Palo Alto

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for this year’s Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 23-24, 2018.

This AUSMIN celebrates 100 years of Mateship, marking the centenary of U.S. and Australian forces fighting side by side in battle for the first time.

The dialogue will focus on deepening our strategic alliance and developing initiatives to promote our shared vision of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The United States and Australia have held annual strategic consultations since 1985. Foreign Minister Bishop and Defense Minister Payne last hosted the United States for these ministerial talks in Sydney, Australia, on June 5, 2017.

We will provide a more detailed schedule prior to the ministerial.

Source: U.S. State Department.

ICMAC “Linking The Belt And Road With Smart Biotech” Held In Xiamen

The 6th International Conference for Managing the Asian Century (ICMAC) and the first international conference of China �ASEAN the Belt and Road region was held on July 6 in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.

The conference was attended by the Senior Advisor of World Bank for Southeast Asia Region, Dr Jonh Vong, UN FAO Bioinformatics Expert, Dr Hwa A. Lim, and the founder and group chairman for CESAR Group Pte. Ltd, Dr. Lim Boon Yeow and relevant senior officials.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Mr Vong said that the 6th ICMAC under theme Link the Belt and Road with Smart Biotech focuses its discussion on advanced concepts and latest achievements, advanced technology and products (drugs) and medical equipment, ASEAN biotechnology investment market, and the potential investment orientation in Xiamen.

ICMAC was founded in 2013 with its headquarter located in Singapore. ICMAC focuses on smart nations, smart cities, smart innovations, technology and finance, education and information technology.

Source: Lao News Agency