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EXCLUSIVE PRESS News List

AmInvest Recognised with Three Awards for Funds Management

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- AmInvest has been honoured with three fund management awards, namely Malaysia’s Fund House of the Year at the AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2019 (“AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards”)[1], Malaysia’s Insurance Fund House of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Institutional Asset Management Awards 2019 (“InsuranceAsia Awards”)[2] and Malaysia’s Asset Management Company of the Year at The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing, Institutional Investor and Insurance Awards 2019 (“The Asset Awards”).[3]

Commenting on the wins, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group, said, “We are truly honoured to be recognised as a standout among market players within the Malaysian industry. These awards bring our tally to nine awards since the start of 2019, and are a testament to our 38 years’ experience of managing funds as well as highlight the capabilities of our people across our whole business.”

Global ‘HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey´ 2019 Released

NEW DELHI, July 16 (Bernama) -- On World Youth Skills Day, HBR Ascend, a mobile-first learning platform for young professionals from Harvard Business Review, released the 2019 edition of the HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey
providing valuable insights about the new perspectives and opinions of millennials about their work. HBR Ascend surveyed over 2,700 young professionals and graduating students from 100+ countries.

The HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey reveals that Millennials are hungry to learn and willing to invest in upskilling to acquire soft skills like Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Techniques, Networking Skills, Communications, and Analytical Thinking,”
says Vivek Chachra, Country Manager (India), Harvard Business Publishing.

WSO2 Introduces WSO2 API Microgateway 3.0 To Simplify Creating, Deploying And Securing APIs In Microservice Environments

Mountain View, CA and Portland, OR, July 16 (Bernama) -- Microservices are rapidly becoming the de facto standard for modern software development. As a result, thousands of microservices are replacing hundreds of enterprise apps within an organization—driving exponential growth in the number of programmable endpoints handled by APIs. To simplify the process of creating, deploying and securing APIs within distributed microservices architectures, WSO2 has introduced several new features in version 3.0 of its fully open source WSO2 API Microgateway.

The availability of WSO2 API Microgateway 3.0 is being announced in conjunction with OSCON 2019, the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference. WSO2, the world’s #1 open source integration vendor and an OSCON sponsor, will offer demos of the latest WSO2 API Microgateway release at the event. OSCON 2019 is being held July 15-18, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.

Aryaka Selected as Launch Partner for Microsoft Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program

New Offering Combines Sophisticated SD-WAN Technology and a Global Managed Service


SAN MATEO, Calif., July 16 (Bernama) -- Aryaka®, a leading global SD-WAN provider, today announced that Microsoft has selected the company as one of the first partners for its new Microsoft Azure Networking Managed Services Provider (MSP) Program. As a result, Aryaka will leverage Azure Networking Services Virtual WAN (VWAN) for an offering launched today timed with Microsoft Inspire. The new offering combines the best of two worlds; sophisticated SD-WAN technology and a global managed service that will help accelerate and simplify SD-WAN connectivity to Microsoft Azure as the market reaches an inflection point.

“We are proud to be the only vendor participating in today’s launch with an integrated SD-WAN offering, setting the stage for a more cohesive and easier to consume service,” said Shashi Kiran, CMO of Aryaka. “The advantages of this new managed offering include an optimized architecture that permits enterprises to better scale their Azure VNET deployments, provides a simplified branch to Azure VNET connectivity, and offers a faster response to service activation and change.”

Preqin Private Equity Data Now Available Through FactSet

LONDON, July 16 (Bernama) -- Preqin today announced that its industry-leading private equity data will be available via FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service. Subscribers will be able to access the data via the FactSet workstation, allowing users to seamlessly integrate private market data into their workflows.

Clients will be able to see an integrated live feed of Preqin data on private equity fund managers, investors and performance alongside FactSet’s own datasets. This will enable users to conduct in-depth analysis of private equity performance, powered by both Preqin and FactSet data, all in one platform.

Melissa Highlights Big Data Quality Tools at CDAO Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 16 (Bernama) -- Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its comprehensive suite of Big Data Quality tools and services at Chief Data & Analytics Officer Singapore, July 23-24, 2019. Melissa’s Big Data Quality tools prevent incorrect, incomplete, duplicated, or outdated data from entering enterprise systems, ensuring analytics are fueled with the actionable intelligence necessary for authoritative results.

By partnering with leading data integration providers, Melissa enables simplified data verification and identity verification, and serves as a central operational hub for all federated customer and identity data. The company’s tools work seamlessly in the ETL process to empower businesses to ingest structured and unstructured large volume data and improve operations in record time by interfacing with legacy repositories, Big Data lakes, and real-time streams, or assisting in migration to modern infrastructure.

Statement On The Divestment Of Khazanah´s Stake In Malaysian Shoaiba Consortium

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- We refer to various reports on the divestment of our 40% stake in Malaysian Shoaiba Consortium Sdn Bhd (“Consortium”), and would like to clarify as follows:

Khazanah entered into a joint investment in 2005 with Malakoff Corp Berhad (“Malakoff”) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”), via the Consortium, to support Malaysia’s entry into Saudi Arabia’s independent water and power producer market. As the project is completed and fully operational, Khazanah has achieved the commercial objectives of its investment in the Consortium. In accordance with the Consortium’s shareholders agreement, our 40% stake was offered to the existing partners. Malakoff subsequently took the offer, which allowed Khazanah to exit with a healthy profit at a value based on future cash flows of the project.