Emblem Portfolios in action – Asset allocation update, September 2021

Key takeaways: Emblem Portfolios – Canadian: September 22, 2021Emblem GIF Portfolios – Global: September 27, 2021 Incrementally less aggressive outlook/positioning towards risk assets Deploying cash to realign select asset class exposures back to targets Original source: http://blog.empirelife.ca/blog/emblem-portfolios-in-action-asset-allocation-update-september-2021

Key Takeaway from CPAmerica’s Leading Partner/Large Firm Group Meeting

How are you helping your clients implement the new lease accounting standard, and what are they doing now to prepare for it? Besides the jaw dropping scenery and view, this was one of the recurring themes we heard throughout our conversations at the CPAmerica Leading Partner/Large Firm Group Meeting in Park City. With the implementation […]

Opulous teams up with Lil Pump and EDM star KSHMR to let fans invest in their music

Blockchain-powered financial platform Opulous has teamed up with rapper Lil Pump and EDM star KSHMR to let fans invest in the artists’ music via crowdfunding platform Republic. Opulous founder Lee Parsons has previously told MBW how crypto-based fan-funding “is the inevitable model of the future” and today’s announcement brings further news from this space. Through […]

How to Grow Ashwagandha From Seeds for Healthy Aging

Would you like to learn how to grow Ashwagandha from seeds? If you’ve already reaped the benefits from Ashwagandha supplements for healthy aging, you may be motivated to do so. Cultivating and growing your own medicinal herbs is rewarding. Plus, you’ll feel a little more self-sufficient. In this article, I’ll give a brief explanation of […]

The biggest catastrophe bond day in history on TRACE?

Yesterday, October 5th 2021, saw what appears to be the most significant day of catastrophe bond names “trading” and being registered on the FINRA Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) ever, with somewhere around 114 individual names, or tranches, of cat bond notes recorded as seeing activity. The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc’s (FINRA) […]

How carriers can maximize agent performance

In my last post we explored the surprising resilience of the insurance agent in the face of predictions of their immediate demise, which stretch back at least 25 years. In sum, the news of the death of the agent has been greatly exaggerated. Agents control about 80% of the homeowner market and 65% of the… […]

California FAIR Plan Files to Offer Property Coverage to Farms

The California FAIR Plan Association announced on Wednesday it has submitted a farm product rate filing to the California Department of Insurance ahead of a 90-day deadline. The deadline to make the filing was imposed in Senate Bill 11. The … Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2021/10/06/635748.htm