Greenwich Associates study sees more institutional use of ETFs

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Institutional investors are using fixed income exchange traded funds as they adjust their portfolios to adapt to post-financial crisis regulatory changes and rising interest rates, according to a new report, “Institutional Investors Turning to Fixed-Income ETFs in Evolving Bond Market,” from Stamford-based Greenwich Associates. Changes to fixed income portfolios of corporate and public pensions, foundations […] [Read More]
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Citizens Bank Foundation donates $5,000 to Shehan Center

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The Citizens Bank Foundation has made a $5,000 donation to the Cardinal Shehan Center of Bridgeport. The donation will support the center’s “After School and Saturday” program, which offer a safe haven where children can participate in experiences that would otherwise be inaccessible to them, a release issued Feb. 27 said. The program is for […] [Read More]
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Bankwell hires new VP for commerical/industrial lending

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David Canet has joined Bankwell as vice president of commercial and industrial lending. Canet will be charged with expanding that portion of Bankwell’s loan portfolio in Fairfield and the surrounding counties in Connecticut and New York, a release said.  Canet is based at Bankwell’s Bedford Street offices in Stamford.  A Stamford resident, he earned his […] [Read More]
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GE Capital unit provides more than $5.5 billion in 2013

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GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology  financing business completed 59 deals totaling more than$5.5 billion in 2013. The TMT business addressed the financial needs of customers in the cable, towers, data centers, wireless, metro fiber, radio, television, digital media, education services and software sectors. “We bring significant industry knowledge to our client relationships,” said Pete […] [Read More]
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BofA, Merrill Lynch cardholders get free Fairfield History Museum visit

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Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are getting free admission this weekend — March 1 and 2 – at the Fairfield Museum and History Center and its new exhibition: “Wonder Women of Fairfield.” The exhibit highlights the “fascinating lives of notable women who helped build and shape our community,” a release said. That includes […] [Read More]
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Regional Chambers hosting Thursday morning networking event

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The Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Milford Chamber, Orange Chamber are hosting a before-hours networking event from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6. The event costs $15, will feature plenty of coffee and opportunities to mingle. It’s taking place at the Studio Offices of Star 99.9, WPLR, WYBC, The Fox […] [Read More]
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Westport nut-free snack food lands in JetBlue Airplanes

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Skeeter Nut Free, a Westport-based snack-food company that provides peanut and tree nut-free snacks, has forged a partnership with JetBlue Airways that will put Skeeter’s Chocolate Chip Minis in all nationwide flights starting March 1. “We are thrilled to partner with JetBlue Airways and expand our presence nationwide,” said Pete Najarian, CEO and Co-Founder of […] [Read More]
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Starwood Hotels’ Aloft brand heads to Louisville

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, based in Stamford, announced that its Aloft brand is scheduled to open in April 2015 in Louisville, Ky. Owned by REI Real Estate Services and Poe and managed by White Lodging Services, Aloft Louisville Downtown will feature 167 loft-like rooms, technology features and 2,000 square feet of business space. “The […] [Read More]
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