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Top US investment consultant selected Diligend solution to automate and digitize investment managers operational due diligence

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Diligend, a leading provider of investment management software, has been selected by FEG Investment Advisors (FEG), an independent investment consulting and OCIO firm, to automate and digitize the collection of manager data and documents in its operational due diligence (ODD) of investment managers across public and private markets and hedge funds.

 

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FEG partnered with Diligend for a robust, flexible, and reliable solution to support their growth and the centralization of their ODD practice in order to provide a more effective and efficient due diligence process.

Diligend specializes in the collection and in-depth analysis of qualitative and quantitative manager data, from initial onboarding to ongoing monitoring for ODD, manager research, ESG and compliance teams. The technology frees up much-needed time by automating and simplifying processes that previously required a heavy manual workload. With Diligend’s technology solution, FEG will be able to

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College football rankings: Wisconsin enters top 10 as Big Ten makes it mark on CBS Sports 127

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The first weekend of Big Ten action provided several shake ups to the college football rankings near the top, but even more importantly, it brought clarity to the positioning of 14 key schools in the entire FBS landscape. The CBS Sports 127 ranks every team in the FBS, and so the absence of data for those Big Ten schools left plenty of unknowns that impacted the placement not only of those teams but of the others in the rankings.

The league saw big boosts after the weekend for Wisconsin (up six spots to No. 9) and Michigan (up nine spots after beating Minnesota) to give the Big Ten three of the top 12 teams in our rankings. We were uncertain about how quarterback changes at both schools would go, and after impressive opening weekend performances, adjustments have been made. 

But adjustments were also necessary down the line

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Beware Of These Top Five Social Engineering Scams

Perry Carpenter is Chief Evangelist for KnowBe4 Inc., provider of the popular Security Awareness Training & Simulated Phishing platform.  

While the world grapples with the pandemic, rapid digitization owing to social distancing is deepening cybersecurity vulnerabilities, exacerbating known threat vectors and exposing unforeseen weaknesses. The FBI recently reported a 400% increase in cybercrime complaints. Interpol also claimed a massive spike in cybercrime, citing nearly a million spam messages and malicious URLs related to Covid-19.

Social engineering attacks prey on pandemic woes.

The coronavirus — and our reaction to it — has created the perfect storm for online disruption. Seemingly overnight, millions of us are now working from home, opening businesses to a number of unplanned-for cyber risks. These risks get compounded by the widespread panic, confusion and uncertainty that surround the virus amid worsening economic conditions.

Cybercriminals use this environment to their advantage by reinventing tactics that align

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Top 10 Mistakes Digital Marketers Make With Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Chitiz Agarwal aka Kumar is a Salesforce.com evangelist with 14 yrs of IT experience. He is the founder and CEO of Techila Global Services

We live in a world of marketing automation and business analytics. Over time, the need for automation in the smallest of businesses and every sector of the industry has skyrocketed.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud is one platform that can help businesses fulfill this need for marketing automation, helping them interact with their clients throughout their buying journey and improve the same by providing personalized services at every stage.

However, many marketers tend to make certain specific mistakes that can lead to their own strategies backfiring. From my experience, here are some of the most common mistakes digital marketers commit while using the marketing cloud and how you can avoid them:

1. Spreading Yourself Thin

Most digital marketers make the mistake of targeting as many customers

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AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 8

The Big Ten couldn’t make it a single week of play before experiencing its first massive upset of the season.

That came in the form of No. 8 Penn State’s 36-35 overtime loss to Indiana, replete with myriad mistakes by the Nittany Lions. It was the first Penn State loss to Indiana since 2013, and the Hoosiers’ first top-10 win since 1987. That very nearly knocks the Nittany Lions out of the College Football Playoff run, but a Week 9 win against No. 5 Ohio State — which dominated Nebraska 52-17 — could go a long way in building back trust in James Franklin’s team.

Either way, Penn State doesn’t look like the Big Ten’s best bet to dethrone the Buckeyes. That moniker now goes to Michigan after the 18th-ranked Wolverines beat No. 21 Minnesota 49-24 in Minneapolis off a strong debut from quarterback Joe Milton.

MORE: Big Ten overreactions

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AP College Football Poll 2020: Week 9 Top 25 Rankings Announced | Bleacher Report

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Nebraska during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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The return of the Big Ten created plenty of drama Saturday, leading to some significant shifts in the college football landscape. 

Penn State suffered a dramatic overtime loss to Indiana to fall out of the Top 10, while Ohio State proved it was worthy of its early ranking. Clemson, Alabama and Notre Dame all had easy wins as well to stay near the top of the latest Top 25.

The Associated Press poll continues to see significant changes as teams begin their seasons at different times, but the top teams are still separating themselves as the year continues.

Here is a look at the latest rankings heading into Week 9.

      

AP Poll

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma State

7. Cincinnati

8. Texas A&M

9. Wisconsin

10. Florida

11. BYU

12. Miami (Florida)

13. Michigan

14. Oregon

15. North

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AP Top 25 poll: Ohio State jumps past Georgia, Notre Dame in college football rankings

When the AP voters were asked to put together their preseason college football rankings, they were instructed to include the conferences teams that, at the time, had postponed their 2020 season. In that balloting, Ohio State checked in at No. 2 with 21 first-place votes, just behind Clemson at No. 1 (38 first-place votes) and ahead of Alabama at No. 3. 

The Buckeyes were removed from the top 25 once the AP poll started running midseason updates, and when the Big Ten announced its return, those teams who had initially postponed the season were once again made available for the voters to consider for their top 25 ballots. But when Ohio State returned to the AP poll, it was as if it had lost its place in line. After just one week of SEC play, the trio of Alabama, Florida and Georgia had jumped ahead of the Buckeyes, along with

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Amway College Football Poll 2020: Week 9 Top 25 Rankings Announced | Bleacher Report

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 36-35 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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The college football Top 25 came within centimeters of having a quiet week.

Instead, Penn State’s shocking upset loss at Indiana helped reconfigure a new-look Coaches Poll.

Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State comprise the top three, with Notre Dame and Georgia rounding out the top five.

Here is how the entire Top 25 played out:

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma State

7. Cincinnati

8. Texas A&M

9. Florida

10. BYU

11. Wisconsin

12. Miami

13. North Carolina

14. Michigan

15. Oregon

16. Kansas State

17. Penn State

18. Marshall

19. Indiana

20. USC

21. Coastal Carolina

22. Iowa State

23. SMU

24. Oklahoma

25. Army

Penn State’s controversial loss at Indiana featured one of just two losses to unranked opponents by Top 25 teams. Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix Jr. edged the ball to the goal line on a

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Coaches Poll top 25: Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana make big jumps in college football rankings

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Ever since their return to the college football rankings, teams from the Big Ten have been stationary objects in the pecking order. Voters from the Coaches Poll have moved teams up, down and around the league’s handful of ranked representatives, waiting for some results to justify the preseason expectations. 

The Big Ten returned in Week 8 with its first of nine straight weekends of action with no byes or breaks, and the league delivered in a big way. There was a top-10 upset with Indiana taking down Penn State, a moment of validation for Michigan with its new starting quarterback Joe Milton and a near-perfect performance from Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who immediately reminded the country why he deserves a spot in the center of the Heisman Trophy conversation. 

The Coaches Poll voters had some reactions to the Big Ten action, moving Penn State down 10 spots to

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Why Nathan Baird changed the No. 1 vote on his Associated Press Top 25 ballot: College football rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Picking the best team in college football is moving target right now.

Columbus and Alabama have both impressed with their early victories (and point totals). Ohio State took an uneasy first step before rolling past Nebraska. Notre Dame, after some iffy early wins, just pasted Pittsburgh on the road.

So who’s No. 1? I took the Crimson Tide, who tore through Tennessee on the road on Saturday. Clemson slips to No. 2 based on its body of work thus far. Ohio State legitimately belongs in the top five, but has work to do to climb past what those first two have already accomplished.

Some other poll thoughts:

• Will the Big Ten have two top-five teams by the end of the season? Wisconsin and Michigan both opened with impressive victories. A loss by Notre Dame or Georgia opens the door.

• How far should Penn State drop?

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