Risk analysis in the era of climate changeRMS delivers AI-driven, actionable insight for businesses to build resilience against environmental risk
RMS delivers actionable risk insights to industries affected by the uncertainty of extreme
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Investing responsibly for alpha“We are insanely prudent”, says Mikael Spångberg, CEO of Brummer & Partner’s multi strategy fund in describing the firm’s characteristics.
Brummer & Partners, founded in Stockholm in 1996, is a leading European hedge fund manager that brings together portfolio managers pursuing different investment strategies in a single corporate group.
Spångberg was asked to talk about the future of investing and explains the need for investment diversification and highlights how risk adjusted returns and responsible investments are even more key into the new decade.
“In the end, it is about being flexible and able to evolve, to keep control over risk levels and to create value for investors in a responsible way”, Spångberg states.
The future of data utilisationJumptuit provides intelligent searching for data empowerment
Jumptuit Founder, Chairman and CEO Donald Leka addresses how the decentralization and democratization of data will augment the abilities of individuals and their encompassing communities, resulting in smarter citizens, smarter businesses and smarter government services. Jumptuit improves the quality of life of individuals with smart data and insights that can only be derived from a broad and deep spectrum of dynamic cross-market sector data.
Jumptuit’s Acuity Engine generates insights driven by the unique characteristics of individuals, communities, businesses, cities and regions, improving the formation and implementation of public policy. Jumptuit’s smart data solutions are designed to benefit established cities with older infrastructure and developing cities and regions, always taking into account their distinct characteristics. Jumptuit Smart City addresses the challenges created by growing urban populations while propelling economic growth and environmental stability.
Dartmouth College – The Relevancy of the Educational Experience in Today’s World
In today’s age of technological and social transformation, it is not always clear what is needed to develop in such a changing landscape. With the internet connecting people around the world to information at the click of a button and online courses widely available, traditional educational organizations are facing a crisis of relevance. Ivy League member, Dartmouth College makes the case that established educational institutions have never been more valuable.
Dartmouth College was established in 1769 and is run with the belief that, when done well, higher education transforms a student’s quality of mind. This produces an innovative person with keen analytic skills, an open mind with qualities like curiosity and creativity.
With a firm commitment to the teacher-scholar model, Dartmouth College expects teachers to be totally committed to the learning of their students. The institution has an unwavering commitment to the liberal arts and a profound sense of place. Phil Hanlon, president of the institute, explains the benefits to a student of higher education. “What they get is a set of generally applicable lifetime intellectual skills: Being able to think critically, being able to engage the arts and humanities, a well developed creative mind, being able to work across difference – things that aren’t applicable to a single job, but to every job and to every experience they’ll have in life.”
Dartmouth College demonstrates the difference between what an online course can offer as opposed to an institution. Dartmouth offers classroom experience but also active and experiential learning, the prospect of studying abroad with other opportunities such as athletics as part of the experience.
However, from a business sense, the residential higher education model is an expensive one. The costs involved for the institution go beyond paying for the education of their students, but also for their students’ housing, food, healthcare, in addition to ensuring that facilities are regularly updated. The realities of this affect the institution and students alike and mean that the quality of the educational experience provided must justify the financial cost.
However, Dartmouth College maintains that the benefits of institutionalized higher education to an individual are much greater than any negatives. The world is changing, with technology slowly supplementing human input in many avenues. Qualities like creativity, leadership and emotional intelligence, it is suggested, will be highly sought in the future. As a result, places that teach such qualities will also be highly sought, proving their relevance in this modern world.