Strategy Analytics: The Smart Speaker Market’s Recovery is in Full Swing as Shipments in 2Q21 Surged to Record Levels

Amazon, Google, Baidu, Alibaba and Apple Continued to Pull Away from the Pack BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The smart speaker market in calendar 2Q21 surged to new heights as consumers and brands adapt to the ongoing pandemic, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ Smart Speakers and Screens service. Even with the looming specters of supply chain […]

2021 MIT Sloan CFO Summit Presents “Optimism and Excellence” With CFOs From Bristol Myers Squib, Spotify, Stripe and ViacomCBS

Premier One-Day Conference Offers Insights and Expertise from MIT Faculty and Leading Financial Executives; In-Person and Virtual Event CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the premier conference for CFOs, celebrates its 19th anniversary with a focus on “Optimism and Excellence” at this year’s event. The one-day conference features leadership insights and expertise on panel […]

4AIR Launches First Interactive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Map for Business Jets

New interactive map developed and maintained by 4AIR shows where to find Sustainable Aviation Fuel regardless of who makes or markets it Informational map intended to spur use and expand availability of the climate-friendly fuel SAF Locations Verified by 4AIR BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation, […]

Virginia Firm, 7 Grains Planning & Investments, Heads for Commonwealth

  WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Commonwealth Financial Network®, a national firm dedicated to providing advisor-focused business solutions, announces the addition of 7 Grains Planning & Investments to its network of independent financial advisors. Formerly with Edward Jones, financial advisor Jeff Boyer, MBA, CFP®, with the support of his staff—Carol Bradley, Calvin Egan, and Kate Egan—brings almost three […]

Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ Catherine Stienstra Named Bond Manager of the Year by Bonhill Group

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbia Threadneedle Investments today announced that Catherine Stienstra, Head of Municipal Bond Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager, has been recognized as one of the top women in asset management by Bonhill Group as part of its 2021 U.S. Women in Asset Management Awards program.1 Catherine was named a winner in the bond manager category […]

Manatt Enhances National White Collar and Civil Trial Capabilities With Arrival of Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Leading Massachusetts prosecutor Karin Bell brings unparalleled trial experience to Manatt’s growing Boston office and across its key industry sectors BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that Partner Karin M. Bell has joined the firm’s Boston office in its investigations, compliance and white collar defense practice. Bell […]

United States Ranks 17th for Retiree Wellbeing in Natixis Investment Managers’ 2021 Global Retirement Index as Savers Hope for a Miracle

US moves down one place from last year with lower scores in health, happiness, and government debt, and a higher ratio of retirees to workers; Iceland tops ranking for third consecutive year Three-quarters (77%) of Americans surveyed by Natixis Investment Managers think that rising government debt will lead to reduced Social Security benefits, making it […]

Gradient AI and Merlinos Team to offer State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence and Expert Actuarial and Insurance Industry Consulting Services

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gradient AI, the leading enterprise software provider of artificial intelligence solutions in the insurance industry, recently announced that it has partnered with Merlinos & Associates to incorporate state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions with expert actuarial and insurance industry consulting services. Layering Merlinos & Associates’ expert consulting services on top of […]

Appfire Appoints BeyondTrust CEO, Matt Dircks, to Board of Directors

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SaaS—Appfire, a leading provider of apps that help teams solve modern challenges with digital solutions, announced today that Matt Dircks, CEO of BeyondTrust, has joined the company’s Board of Directors. With more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, including senior leadership roles with global technology brands such as NetIQ Corp. and […]