Wednesday people roundup

first_imgSociété Générale Securities Services – Jason Nabi has been appointedto the newly created position of head of financial institutions and brokers (FIB) for the UK. Reporting to Guillaume Heraud, global head of business development for financial institutions and brokers, he will be responsible for leading the business development strategy for FIB and its position across this client segment in the UK. He was previously responsible for the strategic business development of Markit’s asset servicing business.Allenbridge – Odi Lahav, chief executive, is totake over the company’s management from Karen Shackleton, currently managing director. Shackleton will, however, continue to handle her own client portfolio.Conning Asset Management – Ben Hamilton has been appointed portfolio manager in London. Hamilton, who will report to Russell Büsst, CAM’s European CIO, will assist senior portfolio managers managing fixed income portfolios for the European client base, and developing CAM’s global bond offering. Hamilton joins from Premier Asset Management, where he was assistant investment manager and research analyst for fixed income and multi-asset funds.GLG Partners – Simon Price has been appointed to the financials team. He will assume the position of asset manager, contributing to global, European and financials long/short strategies and working alongside the existing financials team of David Sanders and Stephen Holliday, with particular focus on stock-picking opportunities in the US and Japanese financials sectors. He joins from Occitan, where he was partner and global sector head for financials and macro analysis. Loyalis, State Street Global Advisors, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Société Générale Securities Services, Allenbridge, Conning Asset Management, GLG Partners Loyalis – Aad van der Klugt is to leave as a board member at Loyalis, the APG subsidiary for additional pension products. His departure follows the slimming down of the company, as a result of a changing life insurance market, as well as the transfer to APG of the Loyalis subsidiary for tailor-made administration (LMA). Van der Klugt’s responsibilities will be assumed by Peter van Wageningen, chairman of the board, and financial director Wim Vliex. State Street Global Advisors – Mark Fortier has been appointed managing director, head of global defined contribution research and product development. Fortier, most recently head of product and partner strategy at Alliance Bernstein, will be responsible for developing products that anticipate plan sponsor needs, working closely with the investment teams across SSGA to bring new DC products to market globally. He will be based in Boston, reporting to Fredrik Axsater, managing director and global head of defined contribution at SSGA.Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change – Peter Damgaard Jensen has been appointed to the board of the IIGCC. Jensen is managing director and chief executive at PKA, and was also chairman of the Danish Insurance Association from 2009 to 2013.last_img read more

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Grapplers suffer heartbreaking loss

first_imgAfter building a 17-12 lead heading into Sunday’s final match, the 184-pound weight class clash between Badgers’ freshman Justin Peterson and Huskies’ freshman Nick McClone, the Wisconsin men’s wrestling team seemed to have all but wrapped up yet another dual meet.But just 30 seconds into the second period, Peterson went from having the upper hand — a 5-4 advantage — to getting wrapped, dropped and ultimately pinned, propelling the No. 24 Huskies to a 18-17 upset over the No. 11-ranked Badgers. With the loss, the Badgers dropped to 4-1 overall on the season and 26-3 all-time against the Huskies.”I’m kind of at a loss for words right now,” Badgers head coach Barry Davis said. “But again, we need to just move forward.”The meet started off well for the Badgers, as 16th-ranked redshirt freshman Dallas Herbst eluded several holds early by Derick Hunsinger and then took it to the sophomore, winning 9-6 in the 197-pound weight class matchup to give the Badgers an early 3-0 dual lead.After back-to-back decisions went the way of the Huskies, including No. 20 Pat Castillo upsetting 18th-ranked Collin Cudd in the 125-pound matchup, senior Tom Clum took over.With the score still deadlocked at zero in his 133-pound match through the first period and 2-2 through the second, the No. 2-ranked Clum, in his second match of the season, used a pile drive maneuver on opponent Andy Hiatt time and time again, outscoring him 9-1 in the final frame to take the major decision 11-3 and give Wisconsin a 7-6 advantage.”I feel good,” Clum said. “A lot of times guys like that are trying to just keep the match close, give themselves a chance, so I knew that that was the case and it was hard to get anything going in the first period, but I knew that things would get rolling as the match went along.”Though Clum had a slow start, his form and patience proved to be too much for Hiatt.”I just waited,” Clum said. “I didn’t want to be over-anxious with a guy like that and let him squeak out a takedown or something, bring himself into the match, so I wasn’t going to try to force anything to the point of where I put myself in danger and I kind of waited until he came to me or opened a few doors because they always will.”While Clum dominated, the dual was in no way over. Winning the next matchup 6-0, Northern Illinois took a 9-7 lead heading into the halfway point.Wisconsin came out of the gates with a flurry, as No. 8-ranked Tyler Turner took it to No. 10 Mike Grimes 8-3 in the 149-pound matchup, and then No. 11-ranked Craig Henning shellacked Aaron Owen 11-0 in the 157-pound division for a major decision to give the Badgers a healthy 14-9 lead overall.After splitting the next two matchups, both of which were upsets as No. 16-ranked Jake Donar of Wisconsin lost to unranked Alex Nelson of Northern Illinois 5-1 in the 165-pound division and Kelly Flaherty of the Badgers squeaked past No. 11 Danny Burk 4-3 at 174, the Badgers found themselves on the upside of a 17-12 advantage heading into the final match of the afternoon. However, that lead was blown and the Badgers faced the feeling of defeat for the first time in this young season.”It really sucked,” Clum said. “There was a couple of matches that could [have] went either way (sic); we won a couple, they won a couple, but it’s early in the year and so I think we’re going to be all right.”What led to Wisconsin’s loss were the inconsistencies between each matchup. Not once did they win more than two consecutive and after a fast start following the break, the Badgers failed to run away with it, allowing the Huskies to hang around.”They hung around,” Davis said. “They got some knocks — some wins at [165] and [125] there that kept them in the match, so it came down to that one last match, and you know, we’re up 5-0 and [Peterson] gets reversed and gets turned and gets pinned.”last_img read more

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Former SCA student wins Super Bowl competition

first_imgScott Zabielski, a graduate of the School of Cinematic Arts, won first place in the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest on Sunday with a commercial he directed called, “Middle Seat,” which aired during the Super Bowl. His commercial won him $1 million and a job at Universal Pictures.The 30-second commercial features a man who lands the aisle seat on an airplane with no one sitting in the middle seat. As new passengers are boarding the plane, he exhausts a number of impolite behaviors — crippling his toenails, coughing profusely and playing the flute — to deter passengers from sitting beside him.The man eventually sees an attractive woman — played by a Trojan alumna — walk down the aisle. He smiles at her while holding up a bag of Doritos in an effort to get her to take the seat, which she does. Seconds later, he finds out she is carrying a crying baby, played by Zabielski’s son.Zabielski explained that he came up with the commercial’s storyline with the goal of creating jokes that were relatable to all of his viewers.“I kind of think that the best humor is the type where people can relate to it,” Zabielski said. “They can look at something and say, ‘That’s funny because it’s true.’ I think we’ve all been in that situation, if you’ve ever flown in an airplane, where you have that seat open next to you and you see people coming down the aisle towards you and you’re trying to think of anything you can to keep that seat empty. I kind of wanted to play with the idea that if you were going to make a total fool of yourself and do outrageous things, what would you do to keep the seat empty.”Zabielski was also an executive producer on the comedy television show Tosh.O. His commercial had a $2,000 budget, though he only decided to move forward with the project two weeks before the submission deadline.“I have always wanted to direct commercials, and I’ve been working in TV for the last several years,” Zabielski said. “I basically get into commercials from TV. You have to do a special commercial to prove that you can do something in 30 seconds instead of what I do on my show which can be three or four minutes. So, I realized that the Doritos contest deadline was coming up, and I decided to make the spec commercial a Doritos commercial. I kind of entered on a whim.”Zabielski worked on the commercial with his wife, Genevieve Younce Zabielski. She was instrumental to the success of the commercial as she helped with production and ran the social media campaigns.The contest, which had more than 4,900 entries, had two winners: a grand prize winner chosen by the public via online voting and a runner-up chosen by Doritos.Zabielski did not find out that he had won the contest until it aired during the Super Bowl. After the game, he was presented with his prize in a Super Bowl suite alongside his family and friends.Zabielski said that he does not have details on his new position at Universal Pictures yet, but he hopes that the new job will allow him to further his career.The 2011 winners of the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest, J.R. Burningham and Tess Ortbals, were also USC graduates who won with their commercial, “Pug Attack.”last_img read more

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Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors F (ankle) will not play vs. Rockets

first_imgHe missed practice Tuesday and is officially listed as day-to-day.Kevin Durant didn’t practice in Houston tonight. Will not play vs Rockets tomorrow.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 12, 2019Kevin Durant officially day-to-day with the sprained ankle. No word on his status Saturday at Thunder, the Warriors lone trip to OKC this season. https://t.co/J8zNJudFT8— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 12, 2019The Warriors’ playoff spot is all but set in stone at this point, so Durant missing this contest isn’t the worst thing for the top seed in the Western Conference. Related News Warriors coach Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant will be ‘alright’ However, this marks the second straight game between the two squads a former MVP has been ruled out.James Harden missed Houston’s 118-112 win over the Warriors on Feb. 23 with a cervical strain and flu-like symptoms. In a preview of what could be a playoff matchup between the Rockets and Warriors on Wednesday, one key player will be out.Kevin Durant, who rolled his ankle in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, will not play in the game.center_img Charles Barkley sounds off again on Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant The Rockets come into the matchup with a 42-25 record. Golden State is 45-21.Durant’s status for the Warriors’ games against the Thunder this weekend is unclear.last_img read more

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