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GradSave Partners with Children of Fallen Soldiers to Raise Funds for College

GradSave.com is helping raise funds for children who have lost a parent serving in the Armed Forces.

Miami, FL, USA (May 24, 2013) — This Memorial Day GradSave is proud to announce a new partnership with the Children of Fallen Soldiers Foundation. The campaign aims to increase awareness and raise educational savings for the children who have lost a parent while serving our armed forces.

The Children of Fallen Soldiers Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to meet the needs of children who have lost a parent serving in the United States Armed Forces. The objective is to let these children know that our nation’s citizens and families recognize their loss and are committed to help them achieve their highest potential in life. GradSave believes there is no better way to help them achieve these dreams than by providing them with a way to fund their college education.

Three families will be chosen by CoFS and will be featured on GradSave.com/fallenheroes. As we pay our respect this Memorial Day to the men and women who have fought and died for our freedom, please consider supporting the children they left behind by contributing to their college fund. Gifts start as low as $5.00 and in addition GradSave will be donating $1.00 for every GradSave transaction made from May 24th – 31st including gifts made to any of their current 8,000+ GradSavers.

“Children of Fallen Soldiers is always looking for better ways to serve the families who are living with the greatest sacrifice for our freedom. When GradSave.com called, they asked “What can we do to help?” We began to brainstorm and what evolved is this elegant solution empowering our military widows to save, as well as giving the public an opportunity to gift these precious children an education. The folks behind GradSave.com are brilliant experts and I have learned first-hand that the size of their hearts matches the size of their brains. We are honored to have GradSave.com as a corporate sponsor as well as a long term service partner.” – Chaplain Timothy “TIG” Heaslet II, CGSE

“GradSave supports the hard work of our armed forces and we wanted to find a way to show our gratitude,” said Marcos Cordero, CEO of GradSave. “This partnership is a perfect fit to not only help families making college savings easier, but also honor those who have served our country.”

GradSave is the #1 College Savings Registry with over 8,000 families saving for college using the crowd-funding platform. Chief GradSaver Marcos Cordero mission is to make saving for college easy and effective for American families by using “the power of many”. For more information please visit GradSave.com.

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AAA Reports: Pension Funds Quadruple Exposure to Alternatives

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has pointed out that the largest pension markets in the world have notably increased their exposure to alternative investments in recent years.

Boston, MA, USA, March 23, 2012 — Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has pointed out that the largest pension markets in the world have notably increased their exposure to alternative investments in recent years.

Analysis from Spence Johnson, the market intelligence firm, found that the top seven pension markets in the world increased their exposure to assets such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate, by 400 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

“This shows that the attitudes of institutional investors are moving with the times,” explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. He added, “It’s not just individual investors who are keen to diversify their portfolios to help protect their investments against risk.

“Indeed during these economically volatile times, more and more pension funds are increasing their alternative investments and edging away from more traditional investments, like equities.”

However, there is still a way to go before defined contribution schemes view alternatives in the same way as other traditional investments, claim analysts. Spence Johnson found that only around $1.7 billion of DC funds are invested in alternatives, compared with $450 billion that is invested elsewhere.

The figures do, however, show that it is the defined benefit schemes that prefer alternatives, with a much higher interest in less traditional investments than defined contribution pensions. Analysts claim that this is because defined benefit schemes are invested by experienced professionals, rather than the average “man on the street”, and alternatives are, therefore, likely to be a preferred option.

AAA supports many kinds of alternative investments, and focuses on promoting ethical choices, such as sustainable forestry and timberland investment through scheme such as that run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

Mr Johnson added, “it’s becoming easier and easier to promote alternative asset classes as the experts know the benefits, as these latest pension figures clearly illustrate. Sometimes we feel we are preaching to the converted.”

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

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