Month: July 2022

Evan Berman Joins Ropes & Gray in New York, Growing the Firm’s Securitization Practice

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Evan Berman

Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Evan Berman has joined the firm as counsel, based in the firm’s 500-lawyer New York office. Evan brings extensive securitization finance experience and will help build out the firm’s market-leading whole-business securitization platform.

Evan has counseled prominent franchisors including Dunkin’, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Arby’s, Wingstop and Jimmy John’s, their private equity sponsors, and investment banks in over $10 billion of whole-business securitizations. Evan has extensive experience in many other types of securitizations as well. For instance, he represented (i) the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of $500 million of securitized notes backed by revenues from the Miramax film library, in the first film securitization closed since the financial crisis, (ii) the US Treasury as note purchaser in a $1.5 billion retail installment contract securitization for Chrysler as part of

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MBA Finance | Where Can It Take You?

Finance is a popular career path for MBA grads, known for its high salaries with companies such as JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, and for its huge career growth opportunities.

It’s no surprise that at many of the top MBA programs, over a third of grads go into the sector:

If you’re serious about going into the financial industry, you might want to consider an MBA in finance. A step up from a master’s in finance, an MBA in finance balances hands-on career training with in-depth finance learning.

We’ll take you through what you can expect from an MBA finance degree, including MBA finance jobs and the average MBA finance salary.


What is an MBA in Finance?

There are two types of MBA finance courses:

1) MBA programs that focus wholly on finance

2) MBA programs that offer a specialized track or concentration in finance

The latter are a lot

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United Insurance Holdings Corp. Announces Review of Strategic and Capital Raising Alternatives

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Insurance Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UIHC) (UPC Insurance or the Company), a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today that its Board of Directors has initiated a review of its strategic and capital raising alternatives. As part of this process, the Board will consider a wide range of options for the Company including, amongst other things, a potential sale, merger, subsidiary divestiture, formation of a new Florida-domiciled reciprocal exchange, as well as the sale of equity , surplus notes or other financing or strategic transactions.

There can be no assurance that this process will result in the company pursuing a particular transaction and the company does not intend to disclose further developments unless and until it determines that further disclosure is appropriate or necessary.

The Company has retained Insurance Advisory Partners, LLC as its financial advisor and Debevoise &

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Top 5 Direct Selling Companies In North America

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CFOs are feeling mounting pressure to automate the finance function

A study by StrategicCFO360 and Vic.ai finds finance leaders want to increase efficiency and gain valuable insights by accelerating automation.

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Automation nation is becoming more of a reality with 81% of chief financial officers (CFOs) recognizing the potential of automation to optimize processes and resources and capture data insights across the finance function, according to a new report that surveyed 145 CFOs and other finance leaders across all industries in May 2022.

Further, nearly 60% of CFOs are planning to increase their investments in automation over the next year in light of the tight labor market and rising operational costs, according to StrategicCFO360 and accounting platform provider Vic.ai.

There appears to be a sense of urgency to take action, the report noted. Nearly half (43%) of those polled expect to achieve their goals within the next two years, with an additional 10% reporting that they had already

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