The return of volatility—as valuations and investor complacency remain
elevated—will make it vital for investors to consider hedging against
downside risk and cut back on "me too" investments in the new year,
according to the BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) Investment Institute's
(“BII”) 2015 Investment Outlook.
Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been named as one of America’s
most community-minded companies by the Points of Light Foundation’s
Civic 50 list, and also received recognition for its inclusion and
diversity leadership by several external organizations.
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Global stocks under pressure, yuan suffers record loss
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks moved sharply lower on Tuesday, following brutal selloffs in Asia and Europe, as global equity investors eschewed risky assets in favor of havens like Treasurys and gold.
A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A
(Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a+” to the Allstate
Assurance Company (AAC) (Northbrook, IL). AAC is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Allstate Life Insurance Company ( ALIC), a
member of the Allstate Financial Companies (Allstate Financial)
that is ultimately owned by The Allstate Corporation (Allcorp)
[NYSE:ALL]. The outlook assigned to both ratings is positive.
Tiptree Financial Inc. (“Tiptree” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:TIPT), a
diversified holding company, today announced the appointments of Richard
Claiden as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer and Julia Wyatt as
Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2015.
Memory®, Inc. , (NYSE:VMEM), a leading provider of award-winning
all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions
for the enterprise, today announced the worldwide availability of its
Oracle Performance Analysis Service (O-PAS™). This innovative and unique
tool helps IT professionals remove the complexity of reporting,
analyzing and decision-making around Oracle databases to help
dramatically lower the costs of their Oracle deployments while
increasing Oracle database and associated application performance.
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