Police ‘assessing’ Brexit Party peerage claims

first_imgSaturday 16 November 2019 11:24 am The Brexit Party leader claimed that he and eight other party figures had been offered roles “in the negotiating team and in government departments” while there had also been “hints at peerage too”. Share whatsapp The claims first came to light in a video posted by Nigel Farage on Twitter earlier this week. “In addition, in order to maintain public confidence in the integrity of our electoral processes and this election, it is crucial that the Metropolitan Police also examine these accusations.” Read more: General Election 2019: Labour figures meet to finalise manifesto whatsapp However, Greene’s team said he would definitely be running in the constituency which was narrowly held by Labour in June’s by-election. Labour peer Lord Falconer urged the Metropolitan Police to investigate the matter, saying it “raised serious questions” about the integrity of the general election. Police are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud after claims the Conservative Party offered peerages to Brexit Party candidates in an effort to persuade them to stand down. The move aimed at not splitting the pro-Brexit vote has seen Conservatives urge Farage to withdraw further candidates as Johnson vies for a majority win. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalist The allegations come after the Brexit Party announced it would not field candidates in any seats won by the Tories in 2017. Police ‘assessing’ allegations Brexit Party candidates were offered peerage Michael Searles Former Labour Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, wrote to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick and director of public prosecutions Max Hill to raise the issue “as a matter of urgency”. Lord Falconer added: “These are exceptionally serious allegations which the DPP must, in accordance with his statutory duty, fully investigate as a matter of urgency. Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe said she was offered “a role” in the next phase of Brexit negotiations, while the candidate for Peterborough, Mike Greene, was offered an unpaid role in education in hope he might stand down, a source told the BBC. “I believe these allegations raise serious questions about the integrity of the upcoming general election, and in particular whether senior individuals at CCHQ [Conservative Campaign Headquarters] or No 10 have breached two sections of the Representation of the People Act 1983.” “The MPS Special Enquiry Team is responsible for investigating all such criminal allegations. Both allegations are currently being assessed.” “I am sure there are conversations that take place between politicians of all parties but certainly nobody’s been offered a peerage,” Boris Johnson said on Friday. Read more: Boris Johnson unveils ‘Get Brexit Done’ election bus However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refuted the claims as “nonsense”. In a statement, the Met Police said it “has received two allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in relation to the 2019 general election.  Tags: General election 2019last_img read more

Covid cases in England spike as rapid testing picks up pace

first_img Poppy Wood However, coronavirus-related deaths in the capital have dropped over the past few weeks, and remain at around a third of the level seen at the peak of the first wave. Of the 313,771 people found by the NHS Test and Trace app to have come into close contact with positive cases in the week to 11 November, 60.5 per cent were reached — close to the record low of 59.6 per cent achieved last month. Harding stressed that the contact tracing programme, which has cost the Treasury upwards of £12bn so far this year, was largely dependent on having a fully operational testing system, adding that Hunt was being “slightly pessimistic”. Coronavirus cases were up 11 per cent in the week to 11 November Also Read: Covid cases in England spike as rapid testing picks up pace Test and Trace reported 167,369 confirmed coronavirus cases between 5 November and 11 November, up 11 per cent on the previous week. Health and social care committee chair Jeremy Hunt pressured Harding to explain why only “three per cent of the total theoretical maximum” of people infected with coronavirus were self-isolating. Data released this week by the Office for National Statistics showed 952 deaths registered in London in the week ending 6 November, the same number as would be predicted based on the average for the past five years. Show Comments ▼ “It’s not identifying people’s close contacts or asking them to isolate quickly enough and it’s putting us all at risk.” More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org It comes after the government last week rolled out rapid Covid testing centres across England as part of plans to ramp up asymptomatic testing. Thursday 19 November 2020 1:28 pm Coronavirus cases were up 11 per cent in the week to 11 November Also Read: Covid cases in England spike as rapid testing picks up pace But critics have been quick to point out that an effective contact tracing app is as important as rapid tests for any hopes to restore the country to normality.  Pascale Robinson of the anti-privatisation campaign group We Own It said: “The privatised national test, track and trace system is failing on all counts. Lateral flow tests, which have a turnaround time of as little as 15 minutes, are now operating in 25 out of London’s 32 boroughs, as well as cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. Tags: Coronavirus London saw an average of 2,534 new cases in the week to 11 November, up 21 per cent on the previous week. Covid cases in England spike as rapid testing picks up pace But the PM’s official spokesperson today reinstated ministers’ commitment to the app, saying: “We believe the achievements of Test and Trace since the beginning of the pandemic have been colossal. We’re testing more people per head of population than any other European country.” It comes after NHS Test and Trace boss Baroness Dido Harding was last week grilled by a Commons committee over the app’s low success rate.  Coronavirus cases were up 11 per cent in the week to 11 November Coronavirus cases in England hiked 11 per cent in England last week, NHS Test and Trace said today, as the government rolled out rapid Covid tests across the country. whatsapp Share whatsapp The Prime Minister, who earlier this week tested negative for coronavirus after using one of the rapid tests, has said lateral flow testing is key to England’s lockdown exit strategy. last_img read more

News / Forwarders save time and effort as AirBridgeCargo and Cargologicair join booking platform

first_img Forwarders can now book flights with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Cargologicair (CLA) using the cargo.one airline booking platform. The carriers now have real-time capacity available for digital bookings, with instant confirmation. The airlines join the Lufthansa Group and Finnair on the platform. The move online took just 12 weeks. Cargo.one reached agreement with the all-cargo carriers at Air Cargo Europe in Munich in June. Customers are impressed, claimed Jonathan Celetaria, ABC’s sales director Europe. “The customer feedback has been extremely positive so far due to the speed, ease and transparency they gain by comparing and booking our capacities on cargo.one. For us, it’s a game-changer and I’m excited to explore the whole potential of this partnership to deliver the best possible customer experience.”  Forwarders can register and use cargo.one free of charge. It allows them to search, compare and book with the click of a button and instant confirmation. ABC and CLA are the first freighter-only operators on the platform. The first booking was made by Agility’s airfreight export department in Frankfurt. Assistant manager Jan Riksen said that the “platform makes it easy for me to access AirBridge’s large freighter capacities, to see all applicable rates and to make the booking with a click of a button and with instant confirmation. This helps me to not only find the best offers for my customers but also to save valuable time in the process”. His colleague Alper Dogan added: “Several airlines with applicable rates appear. The great thing is, that all offers that are being displayed have available capacity for my shipment and the rate is bookable.“By entering an existing AirBridgeCargo air waybill and clicking the “book now” button, the booking was placed, confirmed and added to the cargo.one tracking hub, where we can follow the shipment status until delivery in PVG.“Looking at the cargo.one tracking hub now, we can see that the shipment has been received at the airport in FRA and is waiting to be loaded today, on P3412, departing for SVO tomorrow.” Andrey Andreev, vice-president Europe for ABC said the move online was “essential for air cargo players if they want to embrace new sales channels and expand their customer base”. He added that it was “a truly seamless experience, fully transparent for our customers from search to booking in under a minute”. Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific has strengthened its partnership with SmartKargo for real-time management of the carrier’s air cargo operations. Customers get real-time shipment information via mobile apps, while the carrier can provide e-airway bills, easy booking capabilities, simplified pricing; capacity management and integrated cargo revenue accounting. It also facilitates e-commerce shipments, claimed SmartKargo. By Alex Lennane 17/09/2019last_img read more

Trump to sign bill extending veterans’ health care program

first_img By Associated Press April 18, 2017 Reprints Charles Dharapak/AP WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care.White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. Politics GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Trump to sign bill extending veterans’ health care program What is it? Associated Press Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? Log In | Learn More Tags policyveteransWhite House STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.last_img read more

Fire rips through Lehigh Acres bird coop

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Lehigh Acres man gains attention for riding bike backwards June 16, 2021 Advertisement Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 The birds were not injured in the fire and crews said they appear to be okay. LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A fire tore through a Lehigh Acres backyard Monday. A bird coop and other miscellaneous items were left smoldering after crews put out the blaze, according to the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District. The fire happened on Chapel Avenue just after 12 p.m.Crews noticed multiple extension cords connected to one power strip but did not say whether that was the cause of the fire. center_img Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: bird coopfireLehigh Acres Suspect breaks into Lehigh Acres Popeyes June 11, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Re-defectors Praise Kim, Criticize South

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Re-defectors Praise Kim, Criticize South SHARE News News North Korea has held a press conference in which two “re-defectors” criticized the South and praised the benevolence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun.“I was treated as subhuman from the moment I arrived in South Chosun. Theirs is a heartless society,” said 64-year-old Choe Gye Sun, one of the two female re-defectors who spoke at the conference on the 20th. The two women also thanked Kim Jong Eun for his forgiveness and generosity that is “deeper than the ocean and wider than the sky.”67-year-old Pak Jong Suk returned to the North last May after spending an unspecified amount of time in South Korea.  Since her return she has reportedly received an apartment, featured in a documentary film and given public lectures. “Those people who have been kidnapped and dragged to South Chosun are of course under some illusions about (the place).  Those who have betrayed their homeland, too, are wanting to return to the embrace of the Republic,” she said, before adding that the number of people wishing to return home to the North was rising as a result of the “benevolence” and “wide politics” of Kim Jong Eun.  A former high-ranking North Korean now living in the South explained to Daily NK, “Large numbers of people associated with Jang Sung Taek are being purged, so the regime is preparing for future large-scale defection stemming from this domestic instability.  We can see that this press conference was held to in order to temper the agitated atmosphere following the execution of Jang Song Taek.” This latest press conference takes the total number of re-defectors publicized by the North Korean regime to 13.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News By Kang Mi Jin – 2013.12.23 4:40pm last_img read more

Revolution on the Slopes of Mt. Gwanak

first_img News News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Daily NK – 2014.07.13 10:35pm Facebook Twitter SHARE Despite these doubts, Kim went on to meet Yoonsix or seven times, all while doing things like hiking up and down Mt.Gwanak, an urban mountain in the south of Seoul. Yoon brought Kim into theChosun Workers’ Party in a ceremony held on that very mountainside, getting him topledge undying loyalty to the Party and to Kim Il Sung. Prior to hisdeparture back to the North, Yoon also gave Kim a shortwave radio, codebooksand a numbers chart for interpreting broadcasts from Pyongyang. Every twomonths, a series of numbers was broadcast containing instructions for allpersonnel in South Korea, including Kim, who by then was known by his handle: “Gwanaksan-1.”In February 1991, the numbers called Gwanaksan-1 to Pyongyang. He was instructed to comeat an appropriate time, but moreover to “bring someone with you who can organize andmanage our communications effort.” Kim called on a former colleague who had just been released from prison. “I am going to take part in animportant and dangerous task for the sake of unification,” Kim told Jo Yu Sik. “Canyou do it with me?” Jo agreed, and at midnight on May 17th that year the two men rendezvoused with two North Korean agents on a beach at Geonpyeong-ni, on the west coastof Ganghwa Island (see image).Almost five hours later, the four men arrived by submarine in theNorth Korean port city of Haeju, where two ranking Party officials were waiting.To be continued… The beach on Ganghwa Island where Kim met the North Korean submarine that transported him to Haeju.The map shows how close the beach (marked by a red pin) is to Seoul. North Korean territory is just out of shot to the north.  | Image: Google Maps North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Revolution on the Slopes of Mt. Gwanak Kim Young Hwan is the same human rightsactivist that Chinese state security agents arrested and tortured over 114 daysbetween March and July 2012.Despite his prolonged incarceration, the Chinese authorities never charged Kim witha crime, and are therefore the only ones who know why he was arrested atall. Kim believes they didn’t even know who he was in the beginning; in hisview, they just arrested him because he happened to be with activists who were under surveillance at the time. It was only later, once hisimportance had been established, that Kim was accused of conspiring against the Chinese state. They would later threaten to pass him over to the North Koreans. This was not a trivial threat. Kim’s Chinese interlocutors knew very well thatthe North Korean security forces would be overjoyed to get their hands on Kim.Why? Because in the 1990s, he directly and very publicly betrayed Kim IlSung. It was back in 1991 that Kim made his secret trip to Pyongyang. At the time, hewas a youthful activist with an extreme, and extremely critical, view of theSouth Korean government of President Chun Doo Hwan, a military dictator who hadtaken power in a coup d’etat. A law student at Seoul National University, SouthKorea’s premier academic institution, Kim’s anti-government activism in the dying days of the 1980s earned him a spell behind bars. Following his release in December 1988after two years and a month in prison, Kim joined an underground organizationfounded by fellow law classmate Ha Young Ok. The “Anti-imperialist Youth Alliance”was styled after a group established by Kim Il Sung in his own youthfulrevolutionary phase. There, Kim Young Hwan organized the distribution ofpro-North Korea materials to colleges and factories as part of birthdaycelebrations idolizing Kim Il Sung. He hung signs praising Kim and his son, KimJong Il, and conducted study sessions eulogizing both the core tenets of Juche andKim Il Sung’s prowess as an independence fighter. North Korean operatives soon took note of Kim’sacumen in organizational matters, and concluded that they should recruit him tothe “revolutionary” cause. Thus, one day in early July 1989, he received a requestfor a meeting from a man who identified himself as Kim Cheol Soo. The man wouldlater be revealed as Yoon Taek Rim, a known North Korean agent. When the two men met, the middle-aged Yoon explained: “I have come from the North, Mr. Kim, and wish to discuss unification with you.” But Kim, understandably skeptical and fearful of South Korean intelligence agents, retorted: “How can I be certain that you arefrom the North?”“Ah yes, I see,” Yoon concurred. “Then I will takesteps to help you confirm it. Listen to the broadcast from Pyongyang at 22:00 tomorrow night. The announcer will state that ‘I have made contact with Mr. Kimand delivered the message.’ This will prove my identity.”Kim listened to the broadcast as instructed, and sure enough the North Koreanannouncer did exactly as Yoon had said he would, convincing Kim that the story was true. Yet Kim felt ambivalent about meeting “the man from theNorth” again. He was already a core member of an underground movement philosophicallybased on the Juche idea, and he desperately wanted to see North Korean societyfor himself and discuss Juche with North Korean experts. But now that thisappeared to be coming to pass, he found himself with much to ponder. News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Former pro-North Korea student activist Kim Young Hwan. | Image: Daily NK Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

OSC lays charges in insider tipping and trading scheme

SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark web ASIC ready to make deals with devils Related news In its statement of allegations, the OSC claims that nine people, and a company based in the British Virgin Islands, Pollen Services Ltd., engaged in an illegal insider tipping and trading scheme between April 2007 and February 2008. “The illegal tipping and insider trading scheme involved trading in the securities of six reporting issuers and yielded trading profits of approximately $962,000,” it says. The OSC claims that Eda Marie Agueci, who was an executive assistant to the chairman and to the mining group of the investment banking department of GMP Securities “was a central figure in the trading scheme”. It says that she “sought out and acquired, through her employment or from others, material non-public facts concerning pending corporate transactions,” which she would then share with the other respondents. “In doing so, she repeatedly engaged in unlawful tipping,” it says. The commission alleges that the recipients of the inside information would then trade on it, and pass it along to others; and the OSC says that they also made payments to Agueci in relation to their illicit trading. The regulator also says that the various participants in the scheme tried to conceal their unlawful trading activity in various ways. In addition to Agueci, the OSC alleges that the participants in the scheme included Dennis Wing, president and chief executive officer of investment dealer, Fort House Inc.; a dealer rep that once worked at Fort House; a vice-president and director of corporate finance/investment banking with Desjardins Securities; a former director, officer and dealing representative at an exempt market dealer; two people who worked for a food services distribution company, and a school teacher. Also named in the allegations is Ian Telfer, chairman of Goldcorp. Inc. The OSC says that he did not participate in the scheme, but that he “facilitated other conduct” by two of the accused “including disguising the beneficial ownership of securities and circumventing the monitoring… of communications and trading [by GMP],” which it says was contrary to the public interest. The regulator is seeking trading and registration bans, disgorgement, administrative penalties, and costs in the case. Telfer denies allegations Ian Telfer categorically denied the allegations made by the OSC in its statement of allegations. “I believe the allegations by the OSC that I have acted contrary to the public interest to be completely without merit”, Telfer said in a statement released Tuesday evening. “The allegation is that I ‘acted contrary to the public interest’ by agreeing to include a family member of a business associate in a private financing. There is no allegation that I breached any securities law or that I was involved in any insider trading scheme; as the OSC stated, I did not participate in the alleged scheme.” FINRA bans analyst for insider trading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Ontario Securities Commission alleges that it has uncovered an illegal insider and trading scheme among several securities industry professionals, centered around an executive assistant at Toronto-based GMP Securities LP. The regulator issued a notice of hearing and statement of allegations Tuesday charging several people with participating in an illegal tipping and trading scheme. The first hearing in the case is scheduled for March 21. None of the allegations have been proven. Keywords Insider trading,  TippingCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton read more

Wealthy investors need advisors to achieve financial ambitions

first_img Tessie Sanci Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “These individuals lose the benefit of a boardroom approach to wealth management, which features a single trusted advisor who leverages a deep understanding of the client family and financial expertise to meet client objectives and goals,” the research states. “Indeed, on average, UHNW are $10.8 million away from achieving their life’s financial ambitions, reflecting that a self-directed approach is not facilitating the financial freedom that UHNW individuals are seeking or expecting.” Jeff Ladouceur, director of SEI Private Wealth Management, argues in a statement that wealthier investors have a greater need for this “boardroom approach” and that without the help of an advisor, UHNW investors will spend most of their time tracking relative performance and not planning on how to put their wealth to use. The study also finds that UHNW investors have high expectations for their portfolio returns although their anxieties and actions toward those investments represent a stark disconnection in their attitudes. Specifically, UHNW investors in the U.S. believe their investments will grow, on average, by 15.8% in the coming year. That level of return is generally associated with greater market risk, the research notes. However, 59% of respondents say their biggest anxiety is running out of money. “It is not surprising that investors want to have their cake and eat it too. However, it’s dangerous to become overly focused on double-digit returns at the expense of preservation goals like future lifestyle,” Ladouceur says. “It remains crucial that families create well-defined and measureable goals supported by portfolios specifically designed for preservation and growth objectives.” UHNW respondents under the age of 40 are expecting greater portfolio growth of 24%, but 44% report running out of money as their top concern. Those between the ages of 40 and 59 expect 14.2% growth in their portfolios, yet 65% are worried they will run out of money. UHNW Americans are also anticipating an increase in their spending. Many respondents under the age of 40 indicate that their spending will jump dramatically, with 22% saying their spending is likely to increase between 25% and 49%, and 7% of respondents stating their spending will jump by at least 50%. “Again, the results are incongruous,” Ladouceur says. “The same respondents who expect a high rate of return are the same respondents who fear their spending will outpace their returns. A lack of alignment between portfolio goals and capital uses is clearly evident.” On the other hand, the older UHNW group, which expects lower returns, is more nervous about losing money and is expecting a much less dramatic increase in spending. More than four-fifths (82%) of these respondents say their spending will increase by less than 25%. The data in this digital survey come from the responses of 275 UHNW American investors, with each respondent having an average amount of $18 million in financial assets. center_img Although ultra high net-worth (UHNW) American investors spend a considerable amount of time thinking about their financial goals, this may be of little benefit if they fail to utilize the services of a financial advisor fully, suggests a study produced by Oaks, Penn.-based investment manager SEI Investments Co. and London, U.K.-based Scorpio Partnership, which specializes in providing market research on high net-worth individuals. The research, which focuses on the attitudes and behaviours of UHNW Americans toward their investments, finds the average UNHW individual spends 15 hours a week thinking about his or her financial goals. However, 38% of these UHNW American investors refer to themselves as self-directed investors while only 23% report only using a financial advisor for assistance with complex investments. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

BMO AM launches four ETFs

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) has introduced four Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), which began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The new ETFs provide investors exposure to international markets to capture growth opportunities outside of Canada, BMO AM said in statement. “Investors can benefit from choosing Canadian, U.S. and International exposure across the BMO ETF strategies, as well as currency hedged and unhedged versions,” said Kevin Gopaul, chief investment officer and senior vice president, BMO AM “We’re particularly excited about the new put write strategy; it showcases our ongoing innovation in the industry,” Gopaul added. BMO Low Volatility International Equity ETF (TSX: ZLI) is designed for investors who are seeking potential long-term growth through international equities with greater downside protection than market capitalization weighted products. It joins BMO AM’s existing suite of low volatility ETFs. BMO International Dividend Hedged to CAD ETF (TSX:ZDH) also seeks to provide the growth opportunities of international equities and is designed for yield-oriented investors. It complements BMO AM’s existing lineup of dividend ETFs. BMO Europe High Dividend Covered Call Hedged to CAD ETF (TSX: ZWE) is for investors looking for higher dividend paying European securities with the addition of yield through a covered call overlay. It complements BMO AM’s existing suite of high dividend covered call ETFs. BMO US Put Write ETF, which is available in Canadian and U.S. dollar units (TSX:ZP2; TSX:ZPW.U), is the first put write ETF in Canada, according to BMO AM. This alternative income strategy writes put options on a basket of U.S. large capitalization equities to generate income with low correlation to other asset classes. With this announcement, BMO AM’s ETF business now has 63 ETFs and $22.9 billion in assets under management (AUM). Companies BMO Asset Management IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more