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Rritual Superfoods initiates Canadian retail growth strategy signing with Ultimate Sales Canada

May 12, 2021

  • New agreement with Ultimate Sales Canada
  • Agreement to facilitate growth of Rritual business in Canadian market
  • Strong interest from Canadian retails in mushroom-based supplements

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Prestige Funds launches dedicated Islamic impact fund for UK agri and renewables financing

May 12, 2021

  • First Islamic - Impact fund from specialist private finance manager
  • Targets smaller companies and renewable energy projects in the UK
  • Backed by a highly experienced commercial finance team in Cambridge, England

Andriette Theron, Head of Research, PPS Investments

PPS Global Equity Fund outperforms benchmark and exceeds USD 250 million in its first year on the Prescient Global Funds ICAV UCITS platform

May 12, 2021

  • First full year performance of the PPS Global Equity Fund
  • Fund has assets under management of USD 250 million (31 January 2021)
  • Designed for investors seeking long-term capital growth

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Peregrine Capital Partners with Prescient Fund Services for its first global equity UCITS fund

April 15, 2021

LONDON, DUBLIN and JOHANNESBURG, 15 April 2021: Peregrine Capital (Pty) Ltd (Peregrine Capital) announced today that it will start marketing its Peregrine Capital Global Equity Fund, following its launch on 18 November 2020. The fund, which sits on the Prescient Global Funds ICAV platform and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, will initially be distributed to investors in South Africa, and subsequently to investors in other key European markets. 

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One million UK homes now using green energy from biogas plants financed by Prestige Funds

April 14, 2021

  • One million homes in UK powered by Prestige-backed AD projects
  • Plants now collectively save more than 1.48 million metric tonnes of CO2 each year
  • Over 500,000 metric tonnes of waste diverted from landfill each year

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Moshesh Partners selects Prescient Fund Services for private equity fund administration

April 13, 2021

Moshesh Partners Fund Management (Pty) Ltd (Moshesh Partners), a mid-market private equity firm, has selected Prescient Fund Services (Pty) Ltd (Prescient) as the Fund Administrator to its first private fund.

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ProStar’s Precision Mapping Solutions Adopted by Louisiana Tech University’s Engineering Curriculums

January 28, 2021

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.– ProStar Holdings Inc. (“ProStar” or “the Company”) (TSXV: MAPS) announced today that it has entered into an educational partnership program with Louisiana Tech University (LTU). This new partnership program is integrating ProStar’s™ Precision Mapping Solutions™ into the university’s engineering department at both the undergraduate and graduate level curriculums.

Finian Power, Prescient Fund Services (Ireland)

Prescient Fund Services hires Finian Power as assets under management exceed US$4 billion

January 27, 2021

DUBLIN 27 January 2021: Prescient Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, an independent provider of Management Company, UCITS and AIFMD Platform and Fund Administration services, has announced the appointment of Finian Power as Head of Investment Manager Oversight to the growing management company team in Dublin. 

Craig Reeves, Founder, Prestige Funds

Prestige Funds - dedicated Finance Arranger becomes Accredited by British Business Bank to Provide GBP 200M in Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

January 26, 2021

•           Prestige specialist SME lender approved for new CBILs tranche

•           CBILs made to UK SMEs under coronavirus scheme managed by the British Business Bank

Brigadier Intercepts 9.49 g/t Gold and 24 g/t Ag across 3 Metres at Picachos

January 22, 2021

Drilling and Surface Sampling Results Indicate Primary Vein System Contains Over 7 Kilometres of Robust Mineralization

Drill Assay Results from Other Previously Untested Prospective Zones Expected During January

Page Tucker, CEO, ProStar Holdings

Colorado Department of Transportation Mandates ProStar’s™ Precision Mapping Solution™

January 21, 2021

Boulder, Colorado, January, 2021 - ProStar Holdings (“ProStar” or “The Company”) (TSXV – MAPS) is pleased to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) mandate that requires use of ProStar’s PointMan software goes into effect today.  The new mandate requires that over 150 utility companies and over 1,000 utility installation stakeholders are now required to use ProStar’s PointMan® as the mobile software platform to capture and record the precise location of underground utilities.

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ESG ETF Assets Surge Three-Fold in Record-Setting 2020 for ETFs

January 21, 2021

  • ETFs start 2021 with record assets of $7.6 Trillion
  • ESG ETFs nearly triple assets in 2020 as launches proliferate, performance skyrockets
  • Asia-Pacific becomes fastest growth market, rising 28% over 2020 

Jay Duffy, CEO, Truss Edge

Fund management tech specialist Truss Edge launches order management and risk enhancements

January 20, 2021

  • Latest software updates focus on new OMS limits especially for ETFs
  • New Sensitivity Report allows measurement of portfolio stress
  • Enhanced risk reporting functionality for compliance teams

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TrackInsight Launches ESG Observatory in Wake of Surging ESG ETF Demand

January 19, 2021

  • ESG ETFs Grew by 223% to $189bn in 2020, nearly 200 new listings
  • ESG Observatory developed in partnership with independent ESG verifier, Conser, and with support from the SDG Investors Partnership of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Offers unique data-driven insights into the rapidly evolving ESG ETF Landscape

Edmond DeFrank (R), IP Counsel, TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness

TAAT™ Brings on U.S. Patent Attorney with Fortune 100 Experience as Counsel to Manage IP

January 18, 2021

Given the competitive significance of intellectual property in the tobacco industry, the Company has brought on registered U.S. Patent Attorney Edmond DeFrank as counsel to manage its IP portfolio. Mr. DeFrank has written and prosecuted more than 1,000 patent and trademark applications for clients to include Microsoft, IBM, and NASA. Mr. DeFrank also provides anti-counterfeiting services, working with government bodies as well as some of the world’s largest e-commerce and social media platforms to prevent counterfeit consumer goods from entering the market. The Company intends to utilize Mr. DeFrank’s comprehensive scope of experience to strengthen, maximize, and protect its intellectual property portfolio.

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HempFusion Wellness Inc. Completes USD$17,000,000 Initial Public Offering and Commences Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange

January 06, 2021

HempFusion Wellness Inc. (“HempFusion” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its initial public offering of 7,000,000 common shares of the Company (the “Offered Shares”) at a price of USD$1.00 per Offered Share (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of USD$7,000,000 (the “Share Offering”) and 10,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at the Offering Price per Unit for gross proceeds of USD$10,000,000 (the “Unit Offering” and collectively with Share Offering, the “Offering”).

Rob Childs, Head of International, Prescient Fund Services

Equitile Investments launches global equity fund on the Prescient Global Funds ICAV UCITS platform

January 05, 2021

LONDON and DUBLIN, 5 January 2021: Equitile Investments Limited, a London headquartered investment management company, has launched its first Irish-domiciled UCITS fund, the Equitile Global Equity Fund, on the Prescient Global Funds ICAV platform. The Fund, which launched with US$77 million of assets under management, will appeal to Equitile’s international client base. 


Setti Coscarella, CEO, TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Inc

Canadian Securities Exchange Features TAAT™ CEO Setti Coscarella in Magazine Interview, Adds TAAT™ to the CSE Composite Index® and the CSE25™ Index

December 23, 2020

A four-page spread consisting of an interview with TAAT™ CEO Setti Coscarella was published in the December 17, 2020 edition of the CSE’s Public Entrepreneur magazine in which Mr. Coscarella details his journey from the world’s largest tobacco company to TAAT™, as well as his near-term and long-term plans for the Company. Additionally, on December 18, 2020 the Company was added to the CSE Composite Index® as well as a subset of the 25 largest companies in the index by market capitalization known as the CSE25™ index.

Attilio Veneziano, Veneziano & Partners

ESG disclosures in UCITS KIIDS

December 22, 2020

The Disclosure Regulation is considered by many a strategic regulation with long lasting effects for the fund management industry. Since its introduction, a great deal of attention has been paid to the implications of ESG Disclosures on the operations of fund managers, including a recent lengthy debate on the lack of specific guidance in the implementation due to the delay of the second level regulation.

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Christina Lake Cannabis Announces Genetic Databank With Portfolio of Over 100 Proprietary Strains for Outdoor Growth

December 21, 2020

Christina Lake Cannabis Corp. (the “Company” or “CLC” or “Christina Lake Cannabis”) (CSE:CLC) (FRANKFURT: CLB) is pleased to announce that after its inaugural growing season in which the Company produced 32,500 kg / 71,650 lb of sun-grown cannabis, more than double its initially announced forecast of 15,000 kg / 33,000 lb for the year, the Company has accumulated a genetic databank with a portfolio of more than 100 proprietary cannabis strains specifically formulated for growing outdoors under sunlight.

Robert Jaeger, Vice President, Americas, TrackInsight

Robert Jaeger joins TrackInsight as Vice President Americas

December 17, 2020

  • Adds significant firepower to TrackInsight’s enterprise-level servicing during a period of explosive ETF growth
  • Brings over 15 years of ETF experience including trading, portfolio management, research and strategy
  • Senior hire supports TrackInsight's international growth via ETF-based data and technology solutions

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TAAT arrives in Ohio: distributor receives CAD $150,000+ shipment of TAAT to fill pre-orders from Ohio tobacco retailers

December 16, 2020

On the morning of Friday December 11, 2020, a shipment of TAAT™ Original, Smooth, and Menthol arrived in Canton, OH at the warehouse of ADCO, the Company’s first distributor in its launch market. 

Rajesh Nair, Fund Director, Ganita Group

Ganita Group launches hub for fund manager start ups in Cyprus

December 15, 2020

  • Fund umbrella to provide launch pad for new strategies
  • Linked to established and successful IFA distribution network
  • Full support on hand for new fund managers
  • Seven UCITS sub-funds expected to go live by February

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VanadiumCorp and CENELEST testing next generation electrolyte for vanadium redox flow batteries for mobile applications

December 15, 2020

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, December 15th, 2020 – VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. (TSX VENTURE: “VRB”) (OTCBB: “APAFF”) (FRANKFURT: “NWN”) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the extensive testing of vanadium bromide “V-Br” electrolyte for VanadiumCorp by CENELEST, the German-Australian Alliance for Electrochemical Technologies for Storage of Renewable Energy. The testing is part of the tri-lateral (CENELEST-VanadiumCorp) project focused on achieving a higher energy density vanadium electrolyte and successful operation in an advanced vanadium redox flow battery cell.

Jay Duffy, CEO, Truss Edge

Truss Edge enhances tools across its award-winning technology platform for fund managers

December 14, 2020

  • New features at both front office and back office levels
  • Modular system gets improvements to OMS, performance calculation and VaR
  • Further enhancements to security reconciliations and data improvements for fund back offices

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Ganita Wealth launches Capital Bond to finance acquisitions in UK wealth management sector

December 11, 2020

  • Five year fixed term investment bond domiciled in Jersey
  • Listed on Euronext in Ireland
  • Will help to finance growth of a UK-based wealth management business
  • 8% coupon payable b-annually

Setti Coscarella, CEO, TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness

TAAT announces voluntary exercise of warrants from October 2020 private placement for gross proceeds of CAD $10,000,000

December 11, 2020

VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 11, 2020 - TAAT™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT™”) is pleased to announce that 4,992,308 common share purchase warrants issued in connection with a CAD $6.75 million private placement (the “Placement”) announced in the Company’s October 9, 2020 press release have been voluntarily exercised at a strike price of CAD $2.00 each for total gross proceeds to the Company of approximately CAD $10,000,000. 

Siya Nhlumayo, CEO, Vuna Partners

Vuna Partners selects Prescient Fund Services for private equity fund administration

December 10, 2020

CAPE TOWN, 10 December 2020: Vuna Partners (Pty) Ltd (Vuna Partners), a mid-market private equity firm, has selected Prescient Fund Services (Pty) Ltd (Prescient) as the fund administrator to the Vuna Partners Fund I.  

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Brigadier provides further update on exploration at Picachos

December 09, 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia – December 9, 2020 – Brigadier Gold Limited (the “Company” or “Brigadier”) (TSXV: BRG|FSE: B7LM|USA: BGADF) is pleased to provide the following progress update from its President and CEO Ranjeet Sundher, reviewing exploration activities to date on its Picachos Project, Sinaloa, Mexico.

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Ex-RBC (Toronto/NYC) senior investment banker Laura McCormally named VP of Finance and Corporate Development for TAAT

December 09, 2020

"Tremendous value has been generated by Ms. McCormally’s capabilities as a finance leader in both investment banking and startups,” shares CEO Mr. Coscarella of her appointment as VP Finance and Corporate Development. “We are honoured to have her expertise on our side as we build out our playbook to capture market share in the USD $814 billion global tobacco industry.”