After earning its first ECAC Tournament Championship since 2008, No. 3-seed Harvard women’s hockey team has its eyes set on its sixth Frozen Four appearance in program history, but the Crimson (25-5-3) will have to get by conference foe Quinnipiac (26-8-3) to advance. The Crimson will square off with the Bobcats at 4 p.m. today in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.The NCAA Quarterfinals will be streamed live and for free on the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can access live stats here, as well.For full coverage, visit the Harvard Athletics website.
This adoption of this aim was a result of the new AP Funds Act, she said.“Hanna’s previous experience from private equity supports this agenda and strengthens the existing team within alternative investments further,” the spokeswoman said.Ideström, who began work at AP4 on 9 January, has a background in mergers and acquisitions, and direct investments in private equity, the pension fund said, having started her career at investment bank Greenhill in London in 2008.Two years later, she moved back to Stockholm where she worked in the buyout team of Finnish private equity fund manager CapMan, focusing on the Nordic mid-cap segment.She then left in December 2018 to start up a VC impact fund focusing on Sweden and Finland.According to Ideström’s LinkedIn profile, the fund was called Vault Impact, but fundraising is no longer active.On 1 May, a second set of changes to the mandate for the big four buffer funds – AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 – are scheduled to come into force, which aim to increase the funds’ ability to invest in illiquid assets and increase cost efficiency.Over the last few years AP4 chief executive officer Niklas Ekvall has been one of the more vocal advocates of reforming the mandate in order to allow the funds to invest more in alternatives.In November, responding to the proposal’s passage to the Law Commission, he said the changes were steps in the right direction to give the AP funds investment rules that were comparable to other international investors.But he also said the amendments to the mandate were not as far-reaching as the Fourth AP Fund had recommended. Sweden’s AP4 has added a private-equity specialist to its alternatives team in the latest hiring designed to expand the buffer fund’s in-house capabilities as new possibilities open up following changes to its mandate.AP4 – one of the four main national pensions funds backing the Swedish state pension – announced the appointment of Hanna Ideström as alternatives portfolio manager.A spokeswoman for the Stockholm-based fund, said: “This is a newly-created position, expanding the alternative investments team further after several new hires in the last couple of years.“AP4 has an ambitious agenda to increase its exposure to alternative Investments, including private equity, over the coming years,” she said.
By Larry Lowrey Jr.SALINA, Kan. (June 27) – Mike Petersilie became the fourth different Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modified feature winner this season at Salina Speedway, Friday on Stand Packer Night.Brandon Blochlinger took the lead early on the feature and looked to be in command for his first win of 2014 at Salina Speedway while a host of drivers sliced and diced behind him. One of those drivers was Petersilie, who had started ninth and quickly found himself working to the front of the field. He made his move into the lead with two laps left. Blochlinger held on for second, Clay Sellard came in third spot, fourth was Jesse Richter and Joe Clevland raced from 12th starting to fifth. Aaron McBride held off Tommy Fose for the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock win, his first this season at Salina.Nate Ginest was impressive as he started in the 7th spot and worked his way to the front and won the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod main event going away.
Announced as a major corporate development, fast-growth Smarkets has this morning confirmed that it will enter the US sports betting market in partnership with Nasdaq-listed casino group Full House Resorts.Updating the market, Smarkets leadership confirms that it has secured a long-term technology agreement to act as lead online sportsbook supplier for Full House Resorts within the states of Indiana and Colorado.Maintaining a portfolio of five US casino properties, Full House Resorts operates the ‘Rising Star Casino Resort’ in Indiana and ‘Bronco Billy’s Cripple Creek Casino‘ in Colorado.Partnering with Full House Resorts, Smarkets details that it will move to launch its recently debuted SBK proprietary sportsbook platform within the betting legislated states – with Smarkets targeting a rollout of SBK iOS and Android apps in Indiana by late 2019.Affirming its intent, Smarkets leadership outlines that the company has laid critical foundations to help scale the US market, operating its technology development hub in Los Angeles, supporting its US growth plans and ambitions.Smarkets CEO & Founder Jason Trost said: “This is a landmark day for Smarkets. As an American myself, I’m thrilled to bring our world-leading technology to Indiana and Colorado, as well as more states across the country.”“I truly believe that an agile company like ours can make a huge impact against some of the bigger players thanks to our superior technology and focus on providing the best prices.”Alex Stolyar – Full House ResortsThis summer Smarkets announced the launch of its SBK ‘true price’ sportsbook, a product which seeks to disrupt all traditional wagering engagements by combining Smarkets exchange prices with a socially-optimised interface.For its US ambitions, Smarkets underlines the opportunity to introduce its wagering platforms which have processed over over £14 billion ($15.6 billion) in trading volume to date, becoming a leading technology stakeholder as more US states adopt online sports betting legislations.Backing Smarkets as lead wagering partner, Alex Stolyar, Full House Resorts SVP & Chief Development Officer, added: “This is a very exciting time for sports betting in Indiana and Colorado, and we are delighted to partner with Smarkets. The SBK sportsbook platform that Jason and his team have built brings many new innovations to the industry, including a unique social network to heighten the customer experience.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Smarkets enters Colorado market with SBK June 5, 2020 Share Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Smarkets expands Strive remit supporting SBK launch September 5, 2019 Submit