July 31, 2019

PCS Retirement Acquires Aspire Financial Services

PCS Retirement, LLC (formerly known as Professional Capital Services, LLC, "PCS"), the Nation's Premier Fiduciary Retirement PlatformSM, announced today the acquisition of Aspire Financial Services. The combined, 300-person organization provides conflict-free recordkeeping services to 16,000 plans and 750,000 eligible participants representing more than $23 billion in assets under administration. Together, PCS and Aspire will serve thousands of financial advisors, strategists and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) across the United States.

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July 31, 2019

Waddell & Reed Selects Riskalyze to Provide Risk Alignment for Advisors

Today, Riskalyze announced an enterprise agreement to deliver risk alignment at scale to all Waddell & Reed, Inc. affiliated advisors. Riskalyze's platform of client engagement tools and analytics technology helps Waddell & Reed advisors enhance their service and align risk metrics with specific client needs and risk tolerances. "We're pleased to bring Riskalyze's offerings to our advisors and know this is just the beginning of our partnership," said Matthew Reeves, Senior Vice President, Wealth Solutions Group, for Waddell & Reed, Inc. "Riskalyze's top-notch platform integrates well with our expanding technology options as we continually identify new ways to enhance an advisor's capacity to deepen client relationships."

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July 25, 2019

eThink Education Announces an Advanced Learning Partnership with OpenSesame

eThink Education and OpenSesame are excited to announce their new partnership aimed at combining their expertise to bring LMS users a top-of-the-line Learning and Development experience. eThink is a high-touch, high-quality eLearning provider that provides fully-managed solutions for the open-source Moodle and Totara Learning Management Systems (LMS). Partnering with OpenSesame, an industry-leading content curator offering the world’s most comprehensive library of eLearning courses from the world’s top publishers, allows eThink to add high-quality content to their LMS offerings to provide a complete eLearning solution capable of meeting a variety of workplace L&D and training needs.

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July 25, 2019

ReliaQuest Opens Cybersecurity Technology Center in Salt Lake City, Announces Expansion of Tampa Headquarters

ReliaQuest, a leading cybersecurity company, today announced the opening of its new cybersecurity technology center in Salt Lake City, as well as the expansion of its corporate headquarters to house a growing workforce in Tampa. The technology center is located in the "Silicon Slopes" software development hub outside of Salt Lake City. The office will accelerate ReliaQuest's engineering and development capabilities in support of the company's first-of-its-kind platform, GreyMatter, which was launched last month and has seen rapid customer adoption. It will also house ReliaQuest's fourth Security Operations Center, joining the existing brick and mortar locations in Tampa, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada and Dublin, Ireland. ReliaQuest plans to hire a team of 50 in this new office by 2021.

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July 23, 2019

A-LIGN Becomes an ISO 22301 Accredited Certification Body

A-LIGN, a global cybersecurity and privacy solutions provider that specializes in providing high-quality and innovative cybersecurity solutions for organizations to demonstrate trust and respect to their stakeholders, received its ISO 22301 accreditation from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) on June 6, 2019. Established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the ISO 22301:2012 standard specifies the requirements for an organization to plan, establish, implement, monitor, maintain and continually improve their business continuity management system. An ISO 22301 certification aims to provide organizations of all sizes with an efficient and sustainable approach to business continuity.

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July 18, 2019

‘The Primary Engagement Mechanism With Your Clients’: InvestCloud’s Co-Founder Talks Digital Portability

Michael Smith, the co-founder and executive vice president of business development at the cloud-based digital platform InvestCloud, discussed the company's niche and its growth prospects in an interview with Benzinga. About InvestCloud InvestCloud, initially a cloud platform for the financial services industry, was founded in 2010 under the premise that existing digital solutions were “unbelievably expensive and painful” to rollout, Smith told Benzinga.

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July 16, 2019

Enfusion presented with 3 prestigious awards for outstanding corporate culture

Enfusion, the leading provider of innovative, cloud-based investment management software, outsourced, middle & back office services and data analytics today announces two awards for excellence in both corporate culture and employee satisfaction. Enfusion earned spots on Crain's Chicago Business "Best Places to Work" and the Built In "100 Best Places to Work in Chicago" lists. These lists are compiled as a result of employees sharing their satisfaction with the approachability of management, internal growth opportunities and the firm's comprehensive benefit packages.

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July 16, 2019

Empyrean Partners with SAVVI Financial to Engage and Empower Employees by Connecting Financial Guidance with Benefit Decisions

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, announced a strategic partnership with SAVVI Financial LLC, a leading technology-enabled financial wellness platform, to provide personalized, analytics-driven financial planning and management resources. SAVVI is fully integrated within Empyrean’s benefits enrollment and administrative platform, which serves more than three million participants worldwide. The partnership blends SAVVI’s simple setup, financial questionnaire, and data analysis within the Empyrean experience, giving employees a single sign-on (SSO) enrollment point-of-entry and API-integrated engagement with financial and health benefits.

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July 16, 2019

Credorax Partners With Cisco to Boost Payments Gateway to the Next Level

Today, Credorax announced that it has partnered with Cisco to upgrade its data-center network's capabilities, capacity and latency. The agreement enables Credorax to adopt Cisco's advanced data-center networking technology, including an automation, visibility and management system. Credorax has also agreed to beta-test Cisco's advanced and future monitoring and management products. Credorax's system is already considered one of the fastest in the world with its cutting-edge high throughput, low latency, and multi-continent redundancy, and Cisco's technology will allow Credorax to push the envelope even further in terms of decreasing transaction latency and increasing throughput. Cisco's software solution for centralized management and monitoring of network components will play a significant role in Credorax's solutions, simplify their roll-out of new products and reduce ongoing cost of ownership.

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July 11, 2019

NewsCred Announces $20M in Additional Financing; Takes Aim at Global Marketing Transformation

NewsCred, the world’s leading enterprise content marketing platform (CMP) provider, today announced an additional $20 million in financing; capital that will help accelerate R&D innovation, fuel the company's rapid global expansion, and support the growing demand for the Integrated Marketing Edition of its CMP. Led by InterWest Partners, with new participation from strategic partner Dentsu Inc. as well as Escalate Capital Partners, this investment brings the total invested capital in NewsCred to over $100 million — the largest in its category. All major existing investors also participated in the round, including FTV Capital, Mayfield Fund, FirstMark Capital and Greycroft.

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