The chief executive of the Liberman family-backed Impact Investment Group, Chris Lock, has abruptly parted ways with the company. Street Talk understands Impact is seeking to appoint a new CEO in the next three-to-six months, but the exact circumstances around Lock's departure are unclear. The company - which has about $730 million in funds under management - confirmed the exit after fielding questions from this column. Lock co-founded Impact in 2013 with Daniel Almagor and Berry Liberman.
ClearView Wealth is set to navigate a few twists and turns in the next six months. Street Talk can reveal a strategic buyer is seeking to thwart a potential acquisition of the $950 million life insurance and funds management group by minority shareholder Sony Life. Private equity firm Crescent Capital Partners is said to have received a preliminary approach about its residual 38 per cent ClearView stake in recent weeks. The talks were informal in nature and it is unclear if they were progressed.
Mills Oakley is the latest firm to lure a partner out of the soon to be merged Henry Davis York and Norton Rose Fulbright. Street Talk understands HDY insurance partner Louise Cantrill has resigned to join Mills Oakley in October.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".