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WorldQuant Completes Inaugural Women Who Quant Competition in Partnership with Women 2.0, Women Who Code and 100 Women in Finance

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Over 2,000 participants competed across more than 60 countries

Top contestants are being onboarded as research consultants at
WorldQuant

Builds on WorldQuant’s virtual initiatives, including the 2018
International Quant Championship where over 25% of its 11,000+
participants were women

OLD GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WorldQuant, the global quantitative asset management firm, announced the
successful completion of Women Who Quant, an international online
competition and learning opportunity designed with the goal of
increasing opportunities for women in quantitative finance. The
competition, which was developed in collaboration with Women 2.0, Women
Who Code and 100 Women in Finance, brought together over 2,000
participants across more than 60 countries.

“We are very pleased with the results achieved in our first Women Who
Quant competition and excited to see such a variety of high-quality
thinking,” said Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and CEO of
WorldQuant. “I would like to congratulate our three best-performing
female participants in the competition from Russia, Vietnam and India.
This competition has identified multiple potential stars in quantitative
finance, and we hope will further empower quants worldwide.”

The winners of the competition won cash prizes. In addition, more than
50 top female performers, including the three highest performing female
participants, are being onboarded as research consultants at WorldQuant.

“The global talent we saw on display in Women Who Quant has been
inspiring. We view initiatives like this as catalysts for faster, more
widespread change and are honored that the winner chose 100 Women in
Finance to receive an additional donation from WorldQuant,” said Amanda
Pullinger, CEO of 100 Women in Finance.

“This is an important initiative focused on a significant opportunity
for women in fields such as quantitative finance, as we saw by the
participant numbers and final results,” said Kate Brodock, CEO of Women
2.0. “We’re pleased to work with all of our forward-thinking partner
organizations on this competition, and advance gender equality and
inclusion in tech.”

“Our mission at Women Who Code has always been to build a world where
women are proportionally represented across key roles such as technical
leaders and engineers. We seek to inspire women to excel in their
careers, and partnership events like this drive the mission to a wider
audience,” said Alaina Percival, CEO and Board Chair of Women Who Code.

This competition follows the more than 20 other competitions hosted by
the WorldQuant
Virtual Research Center
(VRC) over the past five years, including
the 2018 International Quant Championship (IQC), a team-based
competition designed to simulate the best algorithms. In 2018, IQC
attracted more than 11,000 participants, representing 1,000 universities
from more than 80 countries. Over 25 percent of contestants in that
competition were women, including the winning team of three Russian
women living in France.

WorldQuant VRC has around 100,000 users from 180 countries and over
2,000 universities who are given the opportunity to learn about
quantitative finance, build financial models, participate in global
competitions and be considered for research consultant positions.
WorldQuant has discovered over 2,000 consultants through VRC, and users
have collectively run over 375 million simulations on VRC’s online
platform.

About WorldQuant

WorldQuant is a global quantitative asset management firm that was
founded in 2007 by Igor Tulchinsky and has over $7 billion in assets
under management. The firm has more than 28 offices in 17 countries, and
over 750 employees and 2,000 consultants. WorldQuant develops and
deploys systematic investment strategies across a variety of asset
classes in global markets, utilizing a proprietary research platform and
investment process. For more information on WorldQuant’s culture and
philosophy, please visit www.WeAreWorldQuant.com.

About 100 Women in Finance

100
Women in Finance 
is a global network of professionals in the
finance and alternative investment industries working together to
empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement,
philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members
are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance
careers and strengthen our field.

About Women 2.0

Founded in 2006, Women
2.0 
is a global brand for women in tech and startups and
general diversity & inclusion in the tech industry. With community-based
media as their back drop, they provide action-based, scalable solutions
and impact-focused initiatives that close gender gaps and increases D&I,
with a particular focus on female-founded and earlier-stage companies.
They are driven by their values, and work to push conversation forward,
and take and encourage action around gender parity. They are a
for-profit, for-good company.

Contacts

Guy Potvin / Christina Tilt
WorldQuant
WorldQuantMedia@mlp.com
+1
212-320-1898

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Bermuda Government, Industry Group Heads to Toronto

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bermuda–Bermuda Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson leads a delegation of
government, regulatory and industry representatives to Toronto next week
to highlight Bermuda’s close links to Canada and opportunities for
bilateral trade and investment.

The delegation will take part in a
one-day multi-industry forum
, hosted by the Bermuda Business
Development Agency (BDA) Wednesday, June 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,
and also attend scheduled business development meetings around the city.
Featuring informative panel discussions, thought-leadership sessions,
and networking opportunities for investors and businesses interested in
learning more about the island, the forum is the sixth in a series of
overseas multi-industry showcases, following successful events in
London, New York and Miami over the past two years. It is the first in
Canada.

“We’re looking forward to meeting civic leaders, media, investors and
industry executives during the forum and related meetings,” said BDA CEO
Andy Burrows. “The aim is to increase awareness of Bermuda as a
gold-standard international financial centre and underscore our
jurisdiction’s historic and mutually beneficial relationship with
Canadian markets.”

The Consul General of Canada in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will help
launch the forum with a fireside chat-style conversation with Minister
Dickinson. Another highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation
by Lucia Gallardo, a fintech entrepreneur who has partnered with the
United Nations to leverage blockchain systems to help resettlement of
refugees, among other projects.

Industry sessions include participants from more than 30 Bermuda-related
entities, among them, AMBIKA, Aon, Appleby, ArcTern Ventures, ASW Law,
AXA XL, the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR); Bennett
Jones, the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA), Bermuda
Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Butterfield
Bank, ChainThat, Conyers, CryptoScan, Deloitte, Estera Services,
Exponential Ventures, EY, Fasken, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
KPMG, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MQ Services, Outlier Canada, PwC, Quest
Management Services, RGAx, SALT Lending, and Shyft Network.

Canada is one of Bermuda’s most significant economic partners, with
two-way trade between the two nations amounting to USD$2.6 billion in
2017, and $37 billion in mutual assets and investments. Bermuda supports
an estimated 25,000 jobs in Canada, including 15,000 from multi-national
companies in Bermuda and their Canadian affiliates and represents
Canada’s fifth-largest export market in trade and services; only the US,
UK, Germany and France are greater Canadian export markets.

To register for the free, one-day forum, go to: http://bit.ly/TorontoForum

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business in Bermuda smooth and beneficial.

Contacts

MEDIA:
Rosemary Jones
Head of Communications &
Marketing
rosemary@bda.bm
441
278-6558 or 441 337-4696

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds
investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the
June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal
securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Apple stock or options between November 2, 2018
and January 2, 2019
and would like to discuss your legal rights, click
here
: www.faruqilaw.com/AAPL.
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
877-247-4292
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Apple common
stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019 (the “Class Period”).
The case, City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v. Apple
Inc., et al.,
No. 19-cv-2033 was filed on April 16, 2019.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) the U.S.-China
trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple’s pricing
power in greater China; (2) due to Apple discounting the cost of
replacement batteries to make up for the Company’s prior conduct of
intentionally degrading the performance of the batteries in older
iPhones, the rate at which Apple customers were replacing their
batteries in older iPhones, rather than purchasing new iPhones, was
negatively impacting Apple’s iPhone sales growth; (3) as a result of
slowing demand, Apple had slashed production orders from suppliers for
the new 2018 iPhone models and cut prices to reduce inventory; and (4)
defendants’ decision to withhold unit sales for iPhones and other
hardware, which was a metric relevant to investors and their view of the
Company’s financial performance, was designed to and would mask declines
in unit sales of the Company’s flagship product.

On January 2, 2019, after the close of trading, Apple disclosed that,
for the first time in 15 years, Apple would miss its prior quarterly
revenue forecast amid falling iPhone sales in China, its third-largest
market after the United States and Europe. The Company announced first
quarter fiscal 2019 revenues of only $84 billion, far below the expected
range of $89 billion to $93 billion the Company had announced just eight
weeks earlier on November 1, 2018. The Company also admitted that in
addition to macroeconomics in the Chinese market, the price cuts to
battery replacements a year earlier to fix the Company’s prior
surreptitious conduct had hurt iPhone sales.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell from $157.92 per share on
January 2, 2019 to $142.19 per share on January 3, 2019—a $15.62 or
9.96% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest
financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and
typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on
behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move
the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability
to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a
lead plaintiff or not.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding
Apple’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former
employees, shareholders and others.

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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP (www.faruqilaw.com).
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particular case. All communications will be treated in a confidential
manner.

Contacts

FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New
York, NY 10017
Attn: Richard Gonnello, Esq.
rgonnello@faruqilaw.com
Telephone:
(877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

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Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium Event

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium
event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three
Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium, focuses
on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe
professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence
(AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium and
specializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s
Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in
software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location
intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital
reality.

GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium May 15-16 with the goal of
identifying small to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support
SkyGuardian development through cutting-edge technologies. This followed
the Government of Belgium’s approval for Belgian Defense to negotiate
acquisition of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the nation’s RPA
requirements.

“We were very impressed by the many talented companies and particularly
by the innovative concepts presented by these three finalists,” said
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.

Blue Magic Belgium was a Research and Development (R&D) event held in
two regions of Belgium. Approximately 50 related companies registered
for the event and 19 companies were selected to present their innovative
technologies to a technical panel of experts from GA-ASI. GA-ASI is
committed to placing $3 million in R&D funding with Belgium industry.
This investment will focus on high-value technological development with
small to medium-sized enterprises. The seed funds will be utilized to
develop Belgian capabilities that meet Ministry of Defense (MOD) and
industry objectives to be competitive in future European RPA programs.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Contacts

Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1
(858) 524-8101
ASI-MediaRelations@ga-asi.com

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