About Oakmere Wealth Management Advisors

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When managing your wealth it is important to understand that every individual or business needs a different approach. Ambitions, assets and attitude to risk are different for everyone and, of course, this will change over time.

We have offices on the outskirts of Northwich, Cheshire and central Manchester and we work closely with every client – building relationships based on trust and an in-depth understanding of your finances. This ensures that we are able to provide the advice that is needed, when it’s needed.

Our service is grounded in the highest professional standards.

We recognise that each of our clients is unique and as such deserves a bespoke service, tailored to their own financial needs and future aspirations.

Holistic Financial Planning can:

  • Potentially increase the value of your savings and offer investment planning in a tax efficient manner.
  • Protect yourself and your dependants’ income in case of unforeseen problems.
  • Increase the after-tax legacy you pass on to your beneficiaries.

The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time. The value of any tax relief depends on individual circumstances.

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Kaori Fuchi Advisors Tokyo Japan Companies Voice

Rika Kasahara, Finance, ISOFOTON JAPAN Co., Ltd

Spanish company who manufacturers solar panels

We are a Spanish manufacturer producing solar panels. In March this year, we incorporated the company in Japan and since we had to start from scratch, a lot of things were new to us. Ms. Fuchi was introduced to us by our social security consultant. She is also fluent in English so she has no problem communicating with my boss who doesn’t speak much Japanese. And she always answers carefully and politely to even the most trivial things that we are not sure about. We find her to be a very dependable tax consultant who is fluent in English and knows overseas as well as Japanese tax systems.

Yasuhiro Doi, Representative Director & President, First Design Inc.

Construction company who owns foreign subsidiaries

I met Ms. Fuchi on the recommendation of a client. She has a firm grasp of the current state of the monthly accounting and audits, and the future direction and advice we have received are linked to a sense of security. I feel reassured in managing the company, but am also grateful for the advice and guidance I receive from many different angles.

When we set up a foreign subsidiary, her shrewd advice has been an enormous support for us.

Not relying on accounting software, with email and on the phone I can meet her directly for a consultation, and apart from accounting I have gained much insight from her on matters such as insurance.

Kenjiro Miyazaki, Operation Manager, Two Dogs holdings Co., Ltd

Managed a beer restaurant in Roppongi

She had introduced by a friend of our representative.

Both English and Japanese explanations are clear and empathetic.

I feel comfortable when Ms. Fuchi explains the Japanese Tax System to the details in English as our owner is a foreigner. They support us in various situations.

Mami Takahashi, Operation Manager, Jake Dyson Products Co., Ltd

UK company (Related company of Dyson) who produces lighting devices

We are UK company who imports lighting products and wholesales in Japan.

We felt confident by reading their business content on the homepage.

They always give us courteous advice when there are some questions. They look after even unique companies like us very well. We realise that it is useful that our office is in the same building as them.

I recommend them to foreign people who are thinking of establishing a business in Japan. Their blog is quite useful for Japanese too.

Mitchell Kobayashi, BELLEZZA ITALIANA Co., Ltd

Italy company who imports organic cosmetics

Our director is Italian so needed to have meetings in English.

They can provide the necessary company accounting documentation efficiently. In case we are unclear about anything, we can consult them any time.All the staff members are very reliable.If you speak to them once, you will know that!

Online Fraud Detection: Protected Media Launches Mobile Ad-Fraud Solution

Protected Media, a global provider of digital advertising solutions that increase media quality, announced today the availability of a multi-layered solution to effectively boost the value of mobile advertising. Protected Media is providing a multi-layered anti-fraud solution that detects a new strain of viruses that fake viewability, combined with a solution that verifies that ads are fully rendered and within viewing range on screens of mobile devices. Together, these two solutions provide double protection to protect advertising budgets and maximize the value of mobile advertising.

“Viewability is becoming a currency for online advertising, but at the same time bots are becoming more sophisticated and are undermining the validity of these measurements,” said Asaf Greiner, CEO of Protected Media. “By detecting false viewability data that indicate that bots are at work, and then confirming that legitimate ads can be seen, we are providing a powerful combination that help bring back faith, trust and value to mobile advertising.”

Inability to accurately verify the viewability of mobile ads is a growing concern for digital advertisers since mobile advertising is taking up larger portion of their budgets. According to eMarketer, mobile ad spending will grow 45% this year to reach $45.95 billion, and by 2019, mobile will represent more than a third of total media ad spending in the US. At the same time, mobile ads provide additional challenges due to the different types of mobile operating systems and devices and the fact that it can take longer to render ads based on connectivity.

Protected Media’s anti-fraud solution utilizes technology and sophisticated methods from cybercrime investigations to uncover bots that fake viewability. Then, by providing information at the granular level about the exact position of mobile ads, Protected Media is able to confirm that legitimate ads are visible on mobile screens. In-depth reporting provides a detailed actionable data that can pinpoint exact sources of problematic traffic enabling agencies and publishers to identify all ads that aren’t visible, including those that are fraudulent and impersonate viewability to maximize mobile advertising effectiveness.

About Protected Media

Protected Media’s solutions enable buyers and sellers of digital advertising to ensure that display mobile and video ads are properly located, visible, and seen by real people. Protected Media’s technology provides in-depth information at the impression level to detect problematic traffic so agencies can work side by side with publishers to identify and eliminate suspicious activity to dramatically increase over-all ad quality. For more information, visit Protected Media online.

About SC Advisors – Orlando, Florida Real Estate Advisory Company

The SC in our name stands for Shingle Creek, the banks of which were home to Founder Jay Berlinsky’s ancestors. The hard work, integrity and desire to build a community exhibited by those pioneers are among the core values that drive our company today.

SC Advisors is relationship-driven. We partner with each of our clients to fully understand their objectives and then bring our 100 plus years of collective development, transaction and project management experience to meet those objectives. With over $2 billion dollars in development projects completed and over $200 million in active assignments we are able to offer our clients the seasoned and practical operating expertise needed to approach large and complex projects and bring them to successful completion on time and within budget.

Our core disciplines include:

  • Real Estate – extensive market knowledge and investment grade feasibility and transaction services
  • Development – integrated property development services in all product classes
  • Owner’s Representation – performance driven project management in both public and private sectors and in public/private partnerships

MEET OUR TEAM

JAY BERLINSKY

Founder and Owner

NINA DEMARTINO

Director of Design and Construction

ANDY SWADEL

Director of Development

BRENT DAUBACH

Senior Project Manager

SUSAN KANE

Broker-Associate, Project and Transaction Coordinator

KATHY BERLINSKY

Director of Finance and Administration

Hawkfield Gallery Consultants Review – The Art Journey of Sally Caverly

 

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Sally Caverly grows up in a home full of art. During her teen years, she was task and trained to serve as an auctioneer for her parent’s American impressionist artwork collection. Her keen taste for art was developed as she learned to appreciate the beauty of nature, of wildlife, and of the stunning scenery of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

During her twenties, Sally bought an art work of William Henry Chandler – an American pastel artist popular in his own time. The pastel drawing of wild ducks of this artist was the first in Sally’s massive collection. Her love of collecting art was developed due to her exposure in the art world with parents who are both artists. Sally’s collection consists mostly of paintings and sculpture of geese, ducks and other wild birds and animals.

Sally Caverly obtained a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Simmons College and holds a Master’s degree in Education. She is currently serving as Director at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association after working as Market Research Department Head at Houghton Mifflin Company.

Her love of art is very notable as she even travels to engage in different art shows and auctions as well as visiting the home of many reputable art collectors. Sally’s knowledge and vast experience in the art marketplace significantly contributed to the operation of Hawkfield Gallery. Sally with her expertise together with her trusted fine arts consultants has successfully maintained quality service and assistance to many satisfied art buyers and collectors.

Hawkfield Gallery Consultants Review – A Home Filled with Art

Honestly, I am envious of people who grew up surrounded by art. It surely is different and a privilege to be exposed in such environment. This is why I envy with Sally Caverly, the owner and curator of Hawkfield Gallery. Her parents are both artists and growing up in a home filled with arts makes her appreciate the value of it even more, making her at home in art. During the years, she had grown to recognize the value of preserving impressive artworks made by different artists.

Sally first started her collection during her twenties where she fortunately acquired an artwork from the famous American pastel artist William Henry Chandler. And as I noticed, Sally has this love on artworks with birds, geese, ducks and wild animals which are evident on her collective artworks. This is maybe because of her attachment to her home environment in the East Coast. Her knowledge and keen taste in art developed as she learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and the breathtaking landscapes of her home environment.

Her passion for art is very strong considering that she even travels to participate in many art shows and sales. She even visits art museums and the homes of many reputable private collectors. The knowledge and experience she gained on her life journeys enormously contributed in preserving the charisma of Hawkfield Gallery in Massachusetts. With the help of her trusted fine arts consultants, Sally has maintained quality service and assistance to many satisfied art buyers and collectors.

Background

Sally Caverly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Simmons College and a diploma from Phillips Academy in Andover. In addition, she also holds a Master’s degree in Education. She worked as a Market Research Department Head at Houghton Mifflin Company and now serves as a Director at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association.

Quote to live by:

“There is no such thing as teaching a person anything. You may be helped toward learning by a hint someone has given you, but anything you really learn has got to be learned by experience.” ~Frank Benson

Online Security: A shoe e-retailer takes steps to improve its fraud detection

Fast-growing Schutz Shoes upgrades its fraud detection software to slash manual reviews and improve order processing.

Online orders were flowing into shoe e-retailer Schutz Shoes, the U.S. division of Brazilian-based shoe retailer Arezzo & Co., but the small team spent an increasing amount of time checking whether an order was fraudulent. When one employee on a staff of seven has to manually review the legitimacy of an online order, that’s time away from customers and other business, says Kimberly Gort, e-commerce manager for Schutz.

Schutz Shoes started selling online in 2014 operating its e-commerce site in the basement of its New York City store. That first year, Schutz had about $350,000 in online sales. In 2015, about half of its product catalog was available online and sales grew to $1.5 million. Now, with all of its products available online, Schutz Shoes projects about $3 million in online sales for 2016, Gort says. The retailer also opened a store in Los Angeles.

With triple-digit percentage growth comes growing pains. When the e-retailer received a modest five online orders a day, using the free tool from its e-commerce platform provider (Shopify Inc.) worked fine, Gort says. The plugin would flag orders that might be fraudulent, and the retailer decided to approve or decline such orders.  For example, the tool flagged an order if the credit card and shipping addresses didn’t match, so a Schutz employee had to call the customer and determine if it was a legitimate order. Deciding what was and wasn’t fraudulent often was difficult, Gort says.

“There’s always a risk,” she says. “It was like we were playing roulette.”

The situation frustrated the retailer and the shopper, as some shoppers were blocked from placing an order or their order was delayed or they had to deal with a phone call from the retailer. Schutz was missing out on orders, devoting almost a full employee to manually check the orders and seek out consumers to verify information. As order volume and sales grew, the manual-review model no longer worked, Gort says.

In July, Schutz Shoes decided to integrate fraud detection software provider ClearSale onto its platform, choosing the vendor because it was used by parent company Arezzo. It took about two weeks to integrate the technology onto Schutz’s site, Gort says.

ClearSale factors in about 100 variables to approve or deny orders, and then has its 500-person team to dig deeper on flagged orders, says Rafael Lourenco, vice president of operations at ClearSale. Orders can be approved within three seconds, while an order that requires manual review will take 24-48 hours, he says.

The impact of adding ClearSale was almost immediate, Gort says, as Schutz Shoes was no longer on the hook to manually check flagged orders. The e-retailer now approves 94-96% of its orders, which is about a 5% increase from when it relied on its free plugin, Gort says.

ClearSale charges per transaction and takes a 0.4-1.5% cut of the sale. The commission is worth it, Gort says, as more sales are approved. In August, Schutz Shoes paid ClearSale $1,500. The retailer processed 1,200 online orders that month, 1,002 of which ClearSale reviewed in some capacity; of those 1,002 orders, 973 (97.1%) were approved.

ClearSale has about 2,000 clients, and more than 90% are retailers, Lourenco says. Across all of its clients, 93.5% of orders are automatically approved, Lourenco says.

Recently, ClearSale updated its formula with another variable to approve or deny orders. The feature factors in how long a consumer is on the website before she purchases. The shorter it is, the more suspect. However, this is only one variable and a short time between landings on the site and purchasing will not automatically flag an order, Lourenco says. The new feature increased ClearSale’s average approval rate by 1%, he says.