Mandate roundup: AP2, Vontobel Asset Management, KNEIP

first_imgThe analysis should include both post-trade analysis and TCA analysis, it said.The contract period is proposed to be 48 months, subject to a right of early termination with a due notice period.The deadline for applications is 23 April.For more information on the tender, click here.In other news, Vontobel Asset Management has appointed KNEIP for fund data management, regulatory filing, KIID production and financial reporting.Vontobel will be making use of KNEIP’s service across its entire Swiss and Luxembourg-domiciled fund ranges. Sweden’s AP2 is looking for a company to provide a trading cost-analysis (TCA) system to evaluate brokers’ execution for the buffer fund and analyse whether its trading strategies are “as optimal as possible”.It said it required a TCA system for analysis of mainly its internal cash equity execution.“We are looking for a system that can evaluate trading decisions by providing quick and user-friendly cost analysis,” it said.“Since we are investing in a range of markets, both developed and emerging markets, it is important the system cover these markets.”last_img read more

Grades: Badgers struggle vs. SJSU

first_imgWhile junior cornerback Antonio Fenelus grabbed an athletic interception, it was the defensive backfield that allowed San Jose State’s two touchdowns on Saturday.[/media-credit]Every week Herald Sports will analyze the most recent Wisconsin football game and hand out grades for each position group on a scale from zero to five. Let’s examine how the Badgers scored in their home opener against San Jose State.Quarterbacks – 2.0 out of 5Senior Scott Tolzien entered the season with the intention of limiting mistakes and creating more plays downfield. He did neither in the home opener. Tolzien fumbled a snap on a fourth-and-one inside the red zone and also threw an interception while attempting to connect with Isaac Anderson who was well covered. Those are the kind of miscues the senior captain was hoping to avoid. The UW passing game failed to stretch the field against a poor SJSU defense but a high completion percentage and a win allows Tolzien to earn a barely passing grade in week two.Running backs – 2.5 out of 5The Badgers rolled up another 200-plus yards on the ground behind a 137-yard effort from junior John Clay, but inconsistency and a poorly timed fumble tarnished the UW rushing attack. Sophomore Montee Ball seemed out of rhythm all day only managing 3.4 yards per carry and freshman James White lost the ball just inches away from the goal line. For a powerful unit with high expectations, the performance against SJSU was average.Wide receivers – 3.5 out of 5The Badger wideouts did well considering their top two options, Nick Toon and David Gilreath, both missed significant action with injuries. Freshman Jared Abbrederis had five catches for 58 yards and proved to be a reliable target for Tolzien and senior Kyle Jefferson made a nice 18-yard grab in the red zone.Tight ends – 3.5 out of 5Senior captain Lance Kendricks hauled in his first touchdown of the season after Tolzien spotted the wide open tight end in the second quarter, and the Badger tight ends continued to work well in the trenches, blocking for the running game. Jacob Pedersen grabbed a nice 15-yard reception but aside from the Kendricks’ score it was a pretty uneventful afternoon for the tight ends.Offensive line – 2.5 out of 5While 227 yards on the ground is nice, the UW offensive line didn’t dominate they way it should have against the Spartans. Tolzien felt some pressure and was sacked twice while Pete Konz had some trouble snapping the ball to his quarterback cleanly. This is a unit that has the potential to be one of the best in the country and they’ll look to bounce back against Arizona State.Defensive line – 4 out of 5J.J. Watt produced another stellar outing Saturday. The junior defensive end recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and blocked a field goal in an MVP performance. SJSU only managed to gain 20 yards on the ground as the UW D-line controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive line coach Charlie Partridge is using a nice rotation early in the season and the UW line is playing with a lot of energy as a result.Linebackers – 3.5 out of 5Like the wide receivers, the UW linebackers played well despite health issues with top performers. Sophomore Chris Borland was held out with a shoulder injury and Mike Taylor played sparingly in his return from a knee injury, but Blake Sorensen and Kevin Claxton filled in admirably. Sorensen recorded an interception and the senior pitched in with seven total tackles.Secondary – 1.5 out of 5It was a forgettable performance for the Badger secondary. Spartan wide receiver Chandler Jones broke multiple tackles on his way to the end zone for SJSU’s first score and Noel Grigsby made a late touchdown reception look all too easy. Junior cornerback Antonio Fenelus snatched a nice interception, but the secondary was below average throughout the day.Specialists – 4.5 out of 5It was a solid outing for the UW specialists in the home opener. Junior kicker Philip Welch connected on both of his attempts and got good distance on his kickoffs, while junior punter Brad Nortman averaged almost 45 yards for his three punts.last_img read more

76ers co-owner Michael Rubin converting company’s MLB jerseys to masks, gowns to fight coronavirus

first_imgMichael Rubin said he woke up in the middle of the night last week with an idea. The owner of Fanatics, a top retailer of officially licensed sports apparel, wanted his Pennsylvania factory to halt production of MLB jerseys and begin producing facemasks and gowns to donate to those fighting COVID-19.He wrote in a Twitter thread Thursday that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro had each called him to say they “desperately needed help getting masks and gowns to the frontline workers across Pennsylvania.” Now, the company is beginning production of those masks and gowns with the material the company uses to make the jerseys. (Thread):Woke up in the middle of the night last week with idea of converting our @Fanatics factory in PA that makes official @MLB jerseys into a facility that makes much needed masks and gowns and then donating them to help fight this horrendous virus.— Michael Rubin (@MichaelGRubin) March 26, 2020Rubin said that his company’s Easton, Pa., factory has about 100 people working on production. He added that Fanatics “plan(s) to make one million masks and gowns [and] then immediately donate and distribute them to hospitals and emergency management personnel across Pennsylvania with the goal of extending this to New Jersey and New York, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.” MORE: Hockey equipment manufacturer making face shields for medical workersRubin is also a co-owner of the NBA’s 76ers and the NHL’s Devils, who were moving ahead with plans this week to reduce the pay of certain employees for both teams by up to 20 percent. According to Stadium, Rubin was “upset” and “outraged” over his partners’ decision. Co-owner Josh Harris subsequently rescinded the move and issued an apology through the 76ers.”To me, if you don’t get something right, the biggest thing you need to do is recognize it and fix it,” Rubin told NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Whether I’m involved or indirectly involved, I screw things up all the time. The most important thing is if you don’t get it right, you’ve got to fix it immediately and I’m proud of the way the organization said, ‘You know what? We didn’t have it right and we’re going to get it right.'”last_img read more

Thai Polo Club turns pink for annual charity fundraiser

first_imgThe Thai Polo and Equestrian Club recently turned a bright shade of pink as three women’s teams competed to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana officially launched the Dec. 14 Queen’s Cup St. Regis “Pink Polo” match with her favorite horse, Prince Charming, along with Pol. Col. Fuangwith Anirut-thewa and up-and-coming horseman Krotthwat Samran, winner of the Equestrian competition held on the same day.HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana (right) talks with Harold Link, chairman of the B. Grimm Group, while watching the equestrian event. The Pink Polo event raised vital funds for the Queen Sirikit Breast Cancer Center at Chulalongkorn Hospital.  The Paisano Dragons beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 in the final.Harald Link, chairman of the B. Grimm Group, and Nantinee Tanner, managing director of the group’s cosmetics subsidiary LBG Co., joined the St. Regis Hotels & Resorts organized event to get Thai women to take the threat of breast cancer more seriously.The Paisano Dragons, Maple Leafs and St. Regis teams pose with their trophies at the conclusion of the polo competition.“This ladies’ polo tournament is a showcase of the prowess of women who come together annually, not only in a bid to display their skills, but also to raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Center.” Nantinee Tanner said.  “We are thrilled to organize this kind of activity to change lives and save lives.  We aim to increase awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection and teach women how to get proper treatment.”The Pink Polo day was more than just the on-field action however, with the entire clubhouse and booths done up in pink.  Guests laid back and sipped their drinks while some enjoyed the games, shopping and activities at many fun booths throughout the grounds.Paisano Dragons and Maple Leafs are shown in action at the Pink Polo charity event held at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club in Pattaya on Sunday, December 14.Besides the main polo competition there were games, pony trotting, youth horse-riding competition and a fashion show on horseback.The highlight of the event had guests taking to the field for the traditional divot-stomping to replace the grass torn up by the polo players.The day wrapped up with the awards presentation by HRH Princess Sirivannavari – who placed 31st in riding at this year’s Asian Games in South Korea.  This was followed by a cocktail party, firework display and barbecue.Pol. Col. Fuangwith Anirut-thewa and Krotthwat Samran showcased their show-jumping talents.Paisano Dragons and Maple Leafs battle for supremacy in the polo final.The day featured a special fashion show on horsebackPeter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group (right) along with Elfi Seitz of Pattaya Blatt and their friends enjoy the grand fireworks finale.Elfi Seitz, Brendan Daly and Tony Malhotra seen enjoying Paulaner beer at the Pattaya Mail booth.last_img read more