FiscalNote Names Michael McNair to its Board of Advisors

Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to PM Trudeau to Advise Washington, DC Based FiscalNote on Global Expansion

Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote's Board of Advisors.
Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote’s Board of Advisors.
Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote’s Board of Advisors.

Washington, DC, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FiscalNote, a global technology and media company, today announces the addition of Michael McNair, the former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to its Board of Advisors. 

“Michael brings a wealth of experience serving in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Parliament of Canada,” noted FiscalNote CEO and Co-Founder, Tim Hwang. “His deep knowledge of global policy and the workings of government will drive a more comprehensive understanding of

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RAJANT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GRIFFIN, LISA PORTER, AND DANIEL VERWIEL AS STRATEGIC ADVISORS TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET DIRECTION

Former Leadership of US Dept of Defense Research & Engineering and Northrop Grumman Consulting on Future Opportunities

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, announces that Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter, and Daniel Verwiel will be strategic advisors and provide consultancy regarding Rajant’s future technology and market opportunities. Their backgrounds will enable them to impart a wealth of knowledge and experience from the civil, defense, and commercial sectors to inform research, development, and go-to-market direction for Rajant.

Earlier this year, Michael Griffin and Lisa Porter left their positions as the Under- and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, where they shared responsibility for research, development, and prototyping activities within the Department of Defense. They are now the Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of LogiQ, Inc., a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services. In a joint statement

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Foreside Launches New Technology Solutions for Registered Investment Advisors, Broker Dealers, and Asset Managers

Foreside Launches New Technology Solutions for Registered Investment Advisors, Broker Dealers, and Asset Managers

Products address Code of Ethics and personal account monitoring, best execution, education and training, advertising reviews, and cybersecurity

Foreside Financial Group, a global provider of regulatory and compliance service and technology offerings for firms in the global asset and wealth management industry, is introducing a robust collection of technology-based compliance solutions, all accessible via an expanded client portal. Each new solution is designed to streamline compliance and create efficiencies by employing the latest technology available to meet the unique needs of its individual clients.

Foreside is launching several solutions that will improve the compliance function in vital areas such as personal account monitoring, best execution review, delivery of education and training to staff, advertising and marketing review, and cybersecurity. Select solutions are capable of integrating with an advisor’s current portfolio management platform.

“We pride ourselves in

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Q&A With Robo Global CEO Travis Briggs on the Future for Tech | Financial Advisors

The technology sector has always been popular among investors. The favored FAANG – which comprises Facebook (ticker: FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) – seemed unable to do any wrong in the eyes of investors. While the economy reeled from the global pandemic, valuations on the big tech names continued to climb higher and higher – until September, when double-digit losses to Facebook, Apple, Google and Tesla (TSLA) took about 5% off the Nasdaq.

Talk has turned to a potential tech bubble, but one month’s decline is not enough to bring valuations back in line. The Nasdaq is still only around 750 points below its all-time high at the start of last month. September marked an overdue correction, but the question is not just what is happening with the tech sector now; it’s what will the future bring for tech?

To get insights into the

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Advisors use technology to handle challenge in helping clients adjust to the new environment

  • Financial advisory firms have had to adapt using virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients.
  • Their newfound comfort with tech will probably change advisory practices well into the future.
  • Top-ranked firms in the 2020 CNBC FA 100 list weigh in on how technology has transformed their businesses.



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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

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Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down

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Advisors use technology to help clients adjust to the new environment

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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down after a half-hour,” said Kip Keener, chief compliance officer for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based firm. Salem was ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s FA 100 ranking this year.

Keener immediately switched to a corporate Zoom account and says that videoconferencing between employees and with clients has quickly become an

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Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions Announces Board of Advisors

Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., (OTCPK:AITX), is pleased to announce the formation of a Board of Advisors for its wholly-owned subsidiaries Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) and Robotic Assistance Devices Mobile (RAD-M). The advisory board is opening with twenty-two advisors from a cross section of law enforcement, security, technology startups, and finance industries.

“The response to our invitations to join this board was overwhelming,” said Steve Reinharz, president of RAD and RAD-M. “We’ve been able to assemble a world-class Board of Advisors to help lead our companies into the future, and given that a nominal payment for time spent was offered – which many declined to accept as a term of their engagement – this board is tangibly demonstrating a commitment to the RAD and RAD-M missions.”

Additional details and bios on the Board of Advisors can be found here: https://roboticassistancedevices.com/rad-board-of-advisors/. It is expected that board members will be added and

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How Financial Advisors Can Meet Client Demands Now and in the Future

The pandemic has forced every wealth management firm and brokerage to accelerate their print-to digital transformation. Broadridge’s most recent data shows 87% of advisors think the pandemic has fundamentally changed how they communicate with their clients. 

Smart firms will be leveraging this change to ready their advisors to do more: with their time, with their tools, to engage and retain clients. It’s both a jolting change and a big window of opportunity. And it’s not going to go away – if anything, now that it’s had such a powerful and prolonged start, it will only get bigger.

Accelerated transformation for investors

Recent Broadridge surveys of investors and consumers found that:

Overall, what did we discover investors are looking for in their digital experience?

First, a more human experience with communications tailored to their needs. Next, they expect choices and control in how they receive communications—some choosing texts, others preferring paper,

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