The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-12-17T02:54:09Z REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK PARTNERS WITH BASIQ TO SPEED UP APPLICATIONS 2018-12-17T02:54:09Z regional-australia-bank-partners-with-basiq-to-speed-up-applications REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK PARTNERS WITH BASIQ TO SPEED UP APPLICATIONS AND ACCESS BETTER DATA FOR RESPONSIBLE LENDING Regional Australia Bank have partnered with Basiq to provide input into a newly released Affordability Report, a new innovative new tool for their home lending specialists and customers. Rather than spending time requesting pay slips, credit card and bank statements the lender can spend more time where it matters most, understanding the needs of the customer and developing a relationship with the customer based on transparency and trust. This is great news for customers as they will no longer have to gather income and expense information and send it to the lenders or try to recall private financial information over the phone. Automated income and expense verification means hours are saved during the home loan process and a much more seamless loan application experience for customers. According to the Australia Financial Review, Banks have traditionally used the ‘Household Expenditure Measure’ (HEM) as a default measure of spending. In fact, according to financial data provided by UBS, 70-80 percent of all 2017 home loans in Australia use the HEM benchmark instead of declared or verified expense analysis. Rather than using the HEM benchmark, Regional Australia Bank home lending specialists can now use actual amounts for living expenses based on real bank transaction data. They use this information to help establish immediate trust and transparency with the customer. Given that a customer’s income and expenses will be appropriately categorised, it means that they don’t have to ask personal questions that can’t easily be answered. The collaboration puts Regional Australia Bank in the unique position to take advantage of Basiq’s Open Banking platform when the Banking API’s become publicly available. They are already taking advantage of bank transaction data and in the future, they will be able to provide a better customer experience and make better and more responsible decisions by using aggregated information across all their customers’ bank accounts. Media Contact: Airlie Horton C7EVEN Communications, 02 6766 4513 Editor’s Note: It is requested that Regional Australia Bank is not shorted to an acronym and always referred to in full as Regional Australia Bank NZVCA APPOINTS NEW CHAIR 2018-12-10T02:08:08Z nzvca-appoints-new-chair Andrew Frankham, Director & CFO of Direct Capital is the new chairman of the New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He succeeds Matt Riley, Executive Director of Waterman Capital. David Bell,  CFO of Oriens Capital, has been reappointed as NZVCA Treasurer. Andrew has been with Direct Capital since January 2010, overseeing all aspects of investment structuring, financial reporting, tax and compliance and investor relations.  Prior to that he was Group Finance Manager for an Auckland private equity expansion investor.   ‘Andrew is a highly respected advocate for private equity markets in New Zealand and shares our understanding that private equity and venture capital firms accelerate the ambition of New Zealand business owners through operational improvement and investment performance,’ says NZVCA Executive Director, Colin McKinnon. Mr McKinnon adds: ‘We are fortunate in New Zealand to share many examples of private capital partnering with companies to improve growth and performance, to share expertise and capital. This ultimately delivers improved productivity, creates jobs and contributes to the national economy.’   ENDS Contact:  Active management best way to 'limit downside' - top small cap performer 2018-11-27T22:22:00Z active-management-best-way-to-limit-downside-top-small-cap-performer Active management’s virtues have become more apparent as markets have drifted lower, according to a leading small caps fund manager, who says ‘managing the downside’ is limited in passive investments and often underestimated in overall performance. Richard Ivers, portfolio manager at boutique Prime Value Asset Management, says avoiding the big losers is just as influential as picking big winners when selecting stocks. “It’s seductive to put too much focus on selecting big winners, but avoiding poor performers is often more influential on returns. “It’s that old rule – if you lose 50 per cent of your capital, you then need a 100 per cent return just to get back to where you were." He said the latest market falls are a good reminder to investors that active investing strategies can add value. “The case for active management strengthens during tough market conditions. There always needs to be a good balance between managing the downside and identifying good buying opportunities. “Passive strategies look good when markets are stable and rising, but can be exposed during corrections with a long-lasting impact on performance.” Mr Ivers manages the small/micro cap Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund – since joining Prime Value just six months ago his fund has beaten its index (Emerging Companies Accumulation) by 20% during a challenging time on the markets. During this period the Fund has delivered a +6.6% return, after all fees, compared with the Emerging Companies Accumulation Index of -13.4%, putting it at the top of its peer group. Since inception in October 2015, the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund has returned 11.3% per annum to investors. Mr Ivers said employing a ‘growth at a reasonable price’ (GARP) strategy explained the Fund’s performance. “Stock picking has been the driver with a strong emphasis on managing risk. We’ve avoided major blow-ups and invested in reasonably priced companies so we’ve weathered the recent sell-down very well. The largest single holding at any point has been 6% and we have avoided some of the riskier sectors such as mining stocks.” “We have backed ourselves by taking largest positions quickly when opportunities arose, and expect more buying opportunities as the market continues to stutter.” The Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund is currently open to retail investors. Boutique manager Prime Value Asset Management is part of an investment group including Shakespeare Property Group, managing more than $1.5 billion across equities, cash plus, direct property and agriculture investment. InstaReM secures over $20 million in first close of Series C Funding round 2018-11-22T04:39:43Z instarem-secures-over-20-million-in-first-close-of-series-c-funding-round InstaReM, one of the fastest-growing cross-border payments companies in Asia-Pacific, with origins in Australia, has announced the first close of its US$45 million Series C round, at over US$20 million. The first close is led by high profile new investors MDI ventures (the venture capital arm of Telkom) and Beacon Venture Capital (the venture capital arm of KASIKORNBANK). InstaReM’s Series C round (to be completed in January 2019) will be used to drive growth in new markets, and to support the launch of a new consumer and enterprise product in 2019. The Australian market accounts for over 25% of InstaReM's current users SYDNEY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018: InstaReM, one of Australia’s fastest-growing digital cross-border payments companies with growing presence in Asia-Pacific, Europe and U.S., has announced the first close of its Series C funding round. The spectacular growth of the company, which started its operations in 2015 with Australia-to-India corridor, has secured a first close of more than US$20 million, led by new investors MDI Ventures (the VC arm of Indonesia’s Telkom) and Beacon Venture Capital (the VC arm of Thailand’s KASIKORNBANK) and supported by existing investors Vertex Ventures, GSR Ventures Rocket Internet and SBI-FMO Fund. The Series C round of US$45 million, which takes the remittance fintech’s overall funding to US$63.5 million, is expected to close by January 2019, ahead of its expected IPO in 2021. The Series C round will accelerate growth in InstaReM’s existing markets and enable it to enter new markets in Japan and Indonesia, where the company expects to receive licenses by the end of the year. This round will also enable InstaReM to launch a new consumer and enterprise product in 2019 for which the company has aggressive plans. InstaReM's next-generation payments platform leverages the latest technology to help its individual and enterprise customers send money to their destinations quicker and at a lower cost than its competitors. Having started its operations from Australia in August 2015, today InstaReM is the only digital cross-border payment company from Asia-Pacific which covers 40+ countries. With regulatory licenses and approvals in Singapore, Australia, India, Europe, United States, Hong Kong, Canada and Malaysia, and its extensive global banking partnerships, InstaReM is able to reach to over 3.21 billion consumer and business customers across 55+ countries worldwide. InstaReM already powers payments for three of the top ten Southeast Asian Banks. Prajit Nanu, Co-founder & CEO of InstaReM said: "The promise we've made to our customers, from day one, is that we'll always be transparent, and we'll forever give them the best value we can to help them do more with their money. No matter where they are in the world, and no matter if they're a business or an individual sending money overseas, it's been our mission to be their champion. That's why we were one of the first Asian remittance providers to move outside of Asia, and that's another reason why we've been able to secure this historic round of funding. In less than 4 years, we have become the payment backbone for emerging markets for banks and other global financial institutions." Nicko Widjaja, CEO of MDI Ventures said: "We see that InstaReM has strong capability to enable cross-border payment and remittance between Indonesia and its international partners. By providing the lowest exchange rates among competing services, InstaReM provides significant value to both local and foreign migrant workers looking to transfer funds to their home countries and to local businesses looking to conduct trade with international parties with the hope that they can boost/stimulate international trade exports. With Indonesia's fintech sector experiencing peak levels of growth, we believe that it is the ideal time for fintech companies, such as InstaReM, to focus on expansion throughout the country. As part of our thesis at MDI Ventures, we are keen to support InstaReM with their expansion in Indonesia and ASEAN through strategic partnership with various Telkom business units around the region." Thanapong Na Ranong, Managing Director of Beacon Venture Capital (Beacon VC), added: "We have been following InstaReM for some time, and are impressed with the way the company has been expanding globally, and scaling up its operations. As KASIKORNBANK becomes the digital bank of choice for customers, we have a strong commitment to working closely with category leaders in each sector and constantly improving our customer experience." A Finalist at the FinTech Australia 2018 Finnie Awards, InstaReM has recently received the Blockchain Innovator Award from the enterprise blockchain leader Ripple for its innovations in the payments space. Pharma veterans guide next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs 2018-11-12T22:36:44Z pharma-veterans-guide-next-generation-of-researchers-and-entrepreneurs Pharmaceutical sector leaders and experts joined government and NGO representatives to share their collective wisdom with young researchers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals at The Bridge Program’s Residential Training Program last week. The Bridge Program was launched in 2017 to boost the commercial output of Australian pharmaceutical research by providing face-to-face and online training in research translation and the commercialisation of medicines. Run by Queensland University of Technology, it involves a consortium of 15 pharmaceutical companies, universities and industry associations, and selects 100 participants from across Australia annually. The three-day Residential Training Program, now in its second year, involved workshops, case studies, networking opportunities and presentations from national and international guests, including CEO of Innovation and Science Australia, Charlie Day, Amgen’s VP of Global Health Economics, Martin Zagari, and Member for Bennelong John Alexander MP, to name a few. Mr Zagari presented on the value of medicines in healthcare and society, which he said was being challenged by a shift in focus from value to cost. He said fixating on initial investment costs was misleading, as almost all investments in medicines became cost neutral and most became cost saving, yielding enormous value. “In the US, every dollar spent on medicines for congenital heart failure returned $3-$10 in savings,” he said. “Every 1% reduction in cancer mortality would deliver $500 billion in savings globally. We need to consider what the cost of not improving treatments will be.” Mundipharma’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Meriana Baxter, chaired a session that tasked cross-functional teams with delivering a mock pitch to industry executives role-playing as venture capital investors. The “investors” were impressed with what the teams achieved in a short timeframe, but provided detailed advice on how they could cut through more effectively. My Linh Kha, Executive Director and General Manager of Amgen Australia and New Zealand, spoke of the promise of the medical discoveries that may be made by the attendees, and the benefits they may have on patients in the future. “I am so proud of the collective knowledge and experience that can be leveraged through this program,” Ms Kha said. “I wish an opportunity like this existed when I began my career, and I am sure we’ll be seeing the impact of this effort for years and decades to come.” Mr Alexander closed the program with a reflection on his time representing his electorate and the home of “Pill Hill”. “I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet so many in this industry,” Mr Alexander said. “You are all motivated by the common goal of improving quality of life, extending life and addressing illness.” The program’s final event for 2018 will be held at Queensland University of Technology on 13 December with keynote speaker Professor Ian Frazer, who co-invented the technology enabling human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines. More information on The Bridge Program can be found here:, including a full agenda for the Residential Training Program. The Bridge Program collaborators include Mundipharma, MTPConnect, AbbVie, Amgen, The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL), Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, CSL, Janssen-Cilag, Macquarie University, Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Medicines Australia, MSD, Novartis and Pfizer. Carbon Pricing through Blockchain 10 minutes with emmi founder Michael Lebbon 2018-11-08T01:15:45Z carbon-pricing-through-blockchain-10-minutes-with-emmi-founder-michael-lebbon The Future of Carbon Pricing. “emmi allows us to stop just saying “something needs to be done”, and actually do it.” - Michael Lebbon. Carbon management is increasingly becoming a focal point for Australian businesses (source) and investors (source), and finding the best way to establish a lasting framework to effectively control and regulate carbon emissions has proven challenging. One creative solution to manage this issue may lie not in government, but in the field of blockchain technology. (source) Following the cap-and-trade model, a carbon price would be set at a social level, with companies proposing targets and validating their actions across a scalable, decentralised, and trusted platform. By operating as a decentralised system, this model will significantly reduce the cost burden of the carbon price, while helping to drive carbon emission reductions within participating companies. Heading up this new initiative is Australian founder and CEO of emmi Michael Lebbon. With degrees in Finance & accounting; an honours degree in Carbon trading and a decade in the industry, Michael believes emmi is the logical response to the lack of significant meaningful action to address climate change. What made you start down this road? “We desperately needed a framework for businesses to price carbon to help reduce emissions, and governments have struggled to build one. emmi for me is the logical response to that. The Clean Energy Target failure was another blow to all the businesses, investors and consumers who have all been calling for an emissions reduction policy, and finding instead that the political forum is unable to provide it.” What made you look at blockchain technology? “My financial background had given me an insight into bitcoin, and I realised that with blockchain technology we already held the tools required to implement a decentralised solution. The role in carbon pricing of a trusted central authority (that governments traditionally occupy), could instead be fulfilled by the transparent, trusted and immutable nature of the blockchain.” What were your original motivations? “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different result. Unfortunately, it became clear to me that waiting for meaningful action to address climate change to emerge from the political forum is a clear example of this. The political system simply isn’t set up to handle climate change policy, and continuing to wait for them to do so wastes time we just don’t have. While historically we had little in the way of an alternative, now we have the ability to take real action ourselves. emmi can tackle the policy and framework of climate change, without having to rely on governments to provide the required trust (which is instead satisfied by the nature of the blockchain).” “emmi allows us to stop just saying “something needs to be done”, and actually do it.” What do you hope to achieve? “Our vision is a decentralised carbon pricing system, implemented across the globe, operating without dependence on government support. The transparency and trust of the blockchain will allow self-regulation, and incentivise emitters to act responsibly and reduce emissions. Lobbying efforts and special interest groups will have no ability to interfere, and meaningful action to address carbon levels can finally take place.” What does success look like? “In 2018 we started initial seed funding, built out the technical concept/framework and blockchain/token flows, delivered a proof of concept, formed a team of passionate and dedicated individuals ready to work for the cause, and got early traction with a number of large emitters. At present emmi has a Proof of Concept on the Ethereum Test Nodes. Over the next six months, we aim to successfully fund and build the emmi framework on the live blockchain. Our longer objective is to establish emmi’s framework as the standard for carbon pricing within three to five years, allowing us as a global community to reduce carbon emissions as efficiently as possible.” How can companies that are serious about emissions reductions have an impact? “Companies that are serious about acting on climate change, that don’t want to wait for uncertain politics to disrupt their operations, and that are keen to take the lead, price, and actively reduce carbon emissions, can sign up and use the emmi framework. Many emitters have aspirational targets for carbon emission reduction. emmi will allow validation of these targets, and the market will reward them as a result. We no longer have to wait for central governments to price carbon emissions and solve climate change. By embracing a shift in thinking, we can do it ourselves with a decentralised solution.” Is there anything else you’d like need to add? “Urgent and unprecedented action is now required to address climate change. Waiting for governments to provide a solution will take too long, and come too late. By shifting our mindset, and recognising that blockchain technology can now provide us with an alternative, we have the power to actually take meaningful action ourselves. emmi has the solution, we can provide the framework, and together we can ensure we have a cleaner, brighter future.” ENDS About emmi: emmi is the necessary response to the lack of meaningful action to protect the world against the dangers of climate change. To learn more, visit Contact: Samara Smith Signature Social Media Phone: +61 409 189 072 E-mail: GARTNER NAMES OBJECTIVE AS A VISIONARY IN 2018 MAGIC QUADRANT FOR CONTENT SERVICE PLATFORMS 2018-11-07T02:42:36Z gartner-names-objective-as-a-visionary-in-2018-magic-quadrant-for-content-service-platforms 7 November, 2018 - Sydney, Australia - Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced it was named a Visionary by industry leading analyst Gartner, in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms*. Mr Tony Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation said: “We believe this recognition validates our shift in product strategy that we embarked upon in 2015 to deliver our products as modular content services, moving away from a single enterprise platform.“The benefits of transitioning our product portfolio to content services are two-fold: the modular approach enables flexible deployment to address customers’ varied collaboration and processing needs; it also allows these services to be deployed against customers’ existing information repositories without the need for costly migrations. This approach significantly increases the size of our addressable market, globally. “In the vertical markets that we address; the public sector and regulated industries; we are witnessing increasing demand for digital transformation driven by two clear business requirements; the need to digitise and automate processes for improved efficiency and digital service delivery, and to ease the burden of compliance processes to meet increased regulatory requirements. The Objective product suite of content services solutions delivers on this promise for thousands of customers world-wide,” said Mr Walls.  MARKET LEADING PRODUCT STRATEGY - TRANSITION TO CONTENT SERVICES In 2017, Gartner re-labelled the Enterprise Content Management market segment to Content Services Platforms (CSP), shifting its focus from the storage of content for the enterprise to consider how content is used by individuals and teams, and leveraged within business processes, regardless of where content is stored. Objective began the transition of its products to content services in 2015, evolving Objective ECM into Objective Inform for document and information management and Objective Perform for business process management, while adding Objective Connect for secure, external collaboration, Objective Keystone for collaborative authoring of documents and Objective Trapeze for the review and assessment of PDF plans. Enhancing the modular, service-based approach, is the delivery of an outstanding, very modern user experience transforming how people find and use content either on its own or within business processes. All Objective products now align to the Objective Design Language (ODL), a consistent visual and behavioural framework designed to delight users, accelerate the adoption of Objective products and deliver familiarity to move seamlessly between them. INCREASED ADDRESSABLE MARKET WITH REPOSITORY INDEPENDENCE The service-based approach liberates Objective’s business process and collaboration applications, Objective Perform and Objective Connect, to work with content repositories used by thousands of organisations worldwide, for example Micro Focus Content Manager, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365. The value proposition to these organisations is strong. Content is leveraged from its existing location to automate high value business processes (using Objective Perform) or to securely collaborate with external parties (using Objective Connect), while the cost and upheaval of repository migrations are avoided. Mr Tony Walls said: “Delivering solutions that work with customers’ existing information management systems unlocks a segment of the market that was historically closed to us, more than doubling the size of our addressable market.” * Gartner, In., Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Karen Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, Monica Basso, 25 October 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Regional Australia Bank in merger talks with Holiday Coast Credit Union 2018-11-06T21:51:11Z regional-australia-bank-in-merger-talks-with-holiday-coast-credit-union The Directors of Regional Australia Bank and Holiday Coast Credit Union are pleased to announce the commencement of merger discussions. Regional Australia Bank’s Chairman Graham Olrich said that, “from our initial discussions with Holiday Coast Credit Union, it became very apparent that we share strategic alignment and a passion for member service - an essential ingredient in any successful merger.” The combined entity will have an asset size of over $2bn, focused on delivering immediate tangible financial and non-financial benefits to its members. With greater product diversification, simplified fee structures and competitive pricing, members will enjoy an even greater, sustainable, customer owned banking experience. Due diligence will now commence and once approval is received from both the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) and respective owner/members, a formal merger of the two organisations is anticipated to be completed by 30 June, 2019. It is proposed that the merged organisation will continue to operate both Regional Australia Bank and Holiday Coast brands in their respective locations. Contact: Graham Olrich, Chairman Regional Australia Bank, 0418 871 160 Kevin Dupe, CEO Regional Australia Bank, 0421 047 333 / 02 6776 0437 Editor’s Note: It is requested that Regional Australia Bank is not shorted to an acronym and always referred to in full as Regional Australia Bank G MEDICAL PURCHASES TELERHYTHMICS LLC, MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING SERVICE PROVIDER 2018-11-02T02:32:40Z g-medical-purchases-telerhythmics-llc-medical-diagnostic-monitoring-service-provider Expands infrastructure to increase nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services in the USA Provides additional capacity, access to technologies and payer network November 2, 2018 - Sydney, Australia – Mobile and e-Health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (G Medical or the Company) (ASX: GMV) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned Delaware incorporated subsidiary, G Medical Innovations USA Inc, has executed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding membership interest of Telerhythmics LLC (Telerhythmics) (a Tennessee limited liability company), a US based cardiac diagnostic monitoring services provider. Telerhythmics, based outside Memphis, Tennessee, is a 24-hour cardiac diagnostic monitoring service used by hospitals and physician offices, and provides its monitoring services throughout the eastern region of the U.S. G Medical will acquire all the outstanding membership interests of Telerhythmics from NASDAQ listed imaging technologies company Digirad Corp (NASDAQ: DRAD) for a total up front consideration of US$1,950,000, subject to working capital adjustments. Completion of the agreement remains subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent, including the receipt of any necessary consents from third parties including but not limited to government authorities. Telerhythmics, LLC., booked historical revenue from 1 January 2018 to 30 September 2018 of ~US$3.174M1 . The Telerhythmics acquisition, in addition to the Company’s acquisition of Cardiostaff Diagnostic Services Inc (as announced on 30 October 2017) will create a sizable player in the cardiac diagnostic US monitoring space, and in addition, provide G Medical with a solid base of business across the Southeast and Southwest territories. Telerhythmics is a Medicare and Medicaid designated IDTF (Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility) that provides physician practices and hospitals with arrhythmia monitoring services including mobile cardiac telemetry ("MCT"), cardiac event monitoring, Holter monitoring, and pacemaker analysis. The Telerhythmics acquisition will substantially increase insurance coverage and create a distinct competitive advantage, providing G Medical with ~100 commercial payor agreements across local, regional and national markets and an additional 30-35M covered lives (individuals insured); with the Company’s aggregated sum increasing to ~100M+ covered lives when considering existing G Medical Diagnostic Services payor agreements. Via the acquisition, G Medical will also gain access to several large health systems including Baptist, Ochsner, and HCA, and also to existing agreements in place with large insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), which has current reimbursement status for MCT (auto detect auto send) monitoring device. Further, Page 2 of 3 the Company’s regulatory approved medical devices will be translated to existing customers of both Telerhythmics and G Medical, providing for a superior technology offering and monitoring services when compared to traditional Holter monitoring. Telerhythmics, LLC., was established in 1996. It has long been recognized for superior clinical patient monitoring given its foundation of employing experienced critical care nurses. Telerhythmics’ business is synergistic and complementary to G Medical’s existing infrastructure and operations following the Company’s successful acquisition and integration of CardioStaff, and further increases the Company’s nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services across the US. Commenting on the latest acquisition, G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, said: “Acquiring Telerhythmics further strengthens our Company’s US footprint as we further focus our efforts to become a leader in complete (endto-end) and comprehensive vital signs medical monitoring and cardiac diagnostic services across the US. Telerhythmics brings additional payer contracts, clinical and commercial scalability, access to current monitoring technologies and an existing platform to launch our proprietary medical devices with the aim to further grow our market share in this important area of digital health delivery.” Cardiac diagnostic monitoring and remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services is a rapidly growing industry in the US and the Company is well positioned to become an emerging leader in the E-Health and Vital Signs Monitoring space. The Company continues its preparations towards the submission of its F-1 Registration Statement towards a Dual-Listing on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, where a number of the Company’s peers are currently listed. About G Medical Products G Medical offers a suite of consumer and professional clinical-grade products (with regulatory approval) that are positioned to streamline healthcare services, improve remote access to medical data, reduce costs, improve quality of care, and make healthcare more personalized and precise. Currently the Company is focusing on two main verticals. The ‘Prizma’ Medical Smartphone Case is one of two key products developed by G Medical and is aimed at everyday consumers focused on their medical health and wellbeing. The ‘Prizma’ allows consumers to turn their smartphone into a mobile medical monitor to measure a wide range of vital signs, with the added advantage that users are able to store their medical data in the cloud and share it with third parties such as healthcare professionals and family members. G Medical also offers a professional real-time patient continuous monitoring solution, G Medical’s Vital Signs Monitoring System (VSMS) and G Medical Patch (GMP). This modular solution measures a wide range of vital signs that are automatically presented in a call centre (IDTF) or a hospital setting. The GMP assists in diagnosing patient complaints and conditions remotely, from pre-hospitalisation, hospitalisation and through to post discharge home-based settings. - Ends - Contact: Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 Investor Relations Viriathus Australia Level 8/525 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Telephone: +61 2 8667 5360 Media Enquiries Closer Communications David Wolf Tel: + 61 411 111 787 About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX: GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company leverages the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit CE, FDA & CFDA Approval Granted for Guangzhou China Production Facility 2018-10-30T05:04:29Z ce-fda-cfda-approval-granted-for-guangzhou-china-production-facility October 30, 2018 – Sydney, Australia – Mobile and e-Health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (“G Medical” or the “Company”) (ASX: GMV) is pleased to announce it has successfully completed the independent audit process to achieve CE, FDA and CFDA regulatory approval for the Company’s Production Facility in Guangzhou China. The Company is proud to inform its shareholders that it achieved excellent results during the multistage independent audit process conducted during September and October for all three regulatory bodies (CE, FDA and CFDA). The full audit has now been completed, and the results of the audit are expected to be published and searchable to the public later this week via the following directory; The Company expects to receive its final certification documentation from the Regulatory bodies within 3 weeks. This is a significant milestone for the Company which intends to utilise the full production capacity of its Guangzhou facility. As previously announced to the market, the Company has numerous agreements in place globally and the approvals granted for the Guangzhou Facility enables the Company to commence production and distribution to those territories which recognise CE, FDA and CFDA certification and have already granted regulatory approval for the Company’s medical devices. G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva said, “We are very pleased to have achieved CE, FDA and CFDA approval, which exemplifies the high-quality of our Production Facility and our strong in-Country relationships. The Company has been committed to achieving this major milestone in record timeframes and we now look forward to being able to meet the demand from our global partnerships and rapidly execute our commercial plans.” G Medical has a strong pipeline of customer demand and the increased production capacity positions the Company to fulfil its expansion into the rapidly growing E-Health market. As the Company continues its preparations for the listing of its Chinese subsidiary, Guangzhou Yimei Innovative Medical Science and Technology Co. Ltd, on the main board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), the granting of CE, FDA and CFDA approval was an important achievement in this process. The Company requests that its securities stay in trading halt, pending an announcement in respect of a convertible note capital raising and a material acquisition. The Company requests the trading halt until the market opens on 31 October 2018 or until the announcement is made, whichever is the earlier. Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 Investor Relations Viriathus Australia Level 8/525 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Telephone: +61 2 8667 5360 Media Enquiries Closer Communications David Wolf Tel: + 61 411 111 787 About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX: GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company leverages the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T01:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- Customer satisfaction high at Regional Australia Bank 2018-10-15T23:32:16Z customer-satisfaction-high-at-regional-australia-bank 16 October 2018 IT’S OFFICIAL. REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK CUSTOMERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SATISFIED IN AUSTRALIA. A recent member survey conducted by Roy Morgan has confirmed that Regional Australia Bank has some of the most satisfied members in Australia, with the bank achieving an incredible 92% customer-satisfaction rating. Not only that, but 91% of the Bank’s customers agreed that Regional Australia Bank makes banking easy. That’s up 2% from last year. Regional Australia Bank Chief Customer Relationship Officer, Bill Miller says that this increase is due largely to the bank’s latest innovations and a continued focus on the customer relationship and experience. “These results are particularly satisfying for us during a time when confidence in the banking sector is low. It is confirmation that our ongoing strategy and value proposition is being acknowledged by our customers and in the community” The latest Roy Morgan Net Promotor Score* of the banking industry has benchmarked the industry at -4.03%, the lowest it has been for years. Regional Australia has bucked the trend with their Net Promotor Score coming in at 52% one of the highest amongst all Australian banks. This accomplishment is due in no small part to the phenomenal success of Regional Australia Bank’s Community Partnership Program and other sponsorships provided to local communities. “In 2018 we managed to donate over $1.5 million back to the local communities, helping to alleviate some of the problems brought about by a pretty tough year,” added Miller. And, the giving doesn’t stop there, with the bank not the only one giving back to the community. Jan Johnson, the winner of Regional Australia Bank’s Member Survey giveaway, has generously decided to donate her winnings of $2,000 back to the drought appeal. Jan and her husband Nigel have been Regional Australia Bank customers for over 40 years. They were both raised on farms, so they understand what farmers are going through now and their decision to help local farmers during one of the toughest droughts recorded in history will no doubt be much appreciated. While pleased with the results of the survey, Miller says that it doesn’t end there with the Bank continuing to innovative solutions to members and continuing to focus on giving back to the communities it serves. So, if you’re one of those Australian’s unsatisfied with your Bank get in touch with your local Regional Australia Bank branch to find out how you can become one of the most satisfied banking customers in the country. *A Net Promotor score is an index from -100 to 100 that is used globally to measure the willingness of customers to recommend a company’s products and services. Contact: Susie Laurence, C7EVEN Communications, 0439 655 715 / 02 6766 4513 Airlie Horton, C7EVEN Communications, 0412 037 908 / 02 6766 4513 Editor’s Note: It is requested that Regional Australia Bank is not shorted to an acronym and always referred to in full as Regional Australia Bank G MEDICAL ENGAGES US UNDERWRITER TO MANAGE DUAL-LISTING ON NASDAQ 2018-10-01T23:22:12Z g-medical-engages-us-underwriter-to-manage-dual-listing-on-nasdaq October 2, 2018 – Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Mobile and e-Health company G Medical Innovations (ASX: GMV) (“G Medical” or the “Company”) has today engaged a New York based Underwriter, to assist in the processes towards a US Public Offering via the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. The Company will remain listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and the management of G Medical have engaged an Underwriter who will now proceed with submission of the F-1 Registration Statement with all parties working towards a US listing within the next 4 to 5 months. G Medical cautions investors that there can be no certainty that the proposed US listing will proceed. Investors should note that the listing is subject to satisfaction of all legal and regulatory requirements with NASDAQ, SEC and ASX, as well as any shareholder approvals that may be required under the ASX Listing Rules. Shareholders will be updated throughout the process as appropriate, and the amount of capital to be raised will be determined closer to the proposed offering. -ENDS- Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 Investor Relations Viriathus Australia Level 8/525 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Telephone: +61 2 8667 5360 Media Enquiries Closer Communications David Wolf Telephone: + 61 411 111 787 About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX: GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company leverages the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit Prime Value Opportunities Fund upgraded by Lonsec 2018-09-25T22:33:32Z prime-value-opportunities-fund-upgraded-by-lonsec Strongly performing high conviction equities fund, the Prime Value Opportunities Fund, has been upgraded to “recommended” by ratings house Lonsec. This follows a recommended rating from Zenith Investment Partners earlier this year. The Prime Value Opportunities Fund is a concentrated investment vehicle, which can allocate 100% of the portfolio to cash in extreme market conditions. The Fund has returned 19.4% per annum for the year to 31 August 2018, and 13.7% per annum to investors since inception in October 2012. On awarding the upgrade, Lonsec said: “The Fund has delivered strong outperformance in ‘down’ markets which highlights the Manager’s capital preservation bias. “The Manager demonstrates strong alignment with underlying investors and there is significant co-investment in the funds from the investment team and the owners of the firm.” Prime Value Opportunities Fund portfolio manager, ST Wong, said key to the Fund’s outperformance was its focus on minimising mistakes. “To use a sporting analogy, we start with defence first and build our offence from there. “It’s a myth that returns are driven by picking big winners. Preserving capital and avoiding bad mistakes has a more powerful effect on long-term returns.” Lonsec also said: “At the core of Prime Value’s philosophy is the aim to minimise mistakes, which Lonsec perceives as being particularly important given they are a high conviction manager.” Boutique manager Prime Value Asset Management is part of an investment group including Shakespeare Property Group, managing more than $1.5 billion across equities, cash plus, direct property and agriculture investment. Earlier this year when upgrading its rating, Zenith said the Fund has a unique and attractive investment approach, and a long-term track record of meeting investment objectives. The Prime Value Opportunities Fund is currently available on platforms including BT Wrap, Hub24, Netwealth, Powerwrap, and Macquarie Wrap. Visit:  SAVING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE ONE PIECE AT A TIME 2018-09-12T00:56:46Z saving-our-indigenous-heritage-one-piece-at-a-time Leski Auctions Media Release 12 September, 2018 SAVING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE ONE PIECE AT A TIME Daryl Blythman was a precocious kid who saw treasure where others saw trash. As a young boy in the late 1950s and living on a family farm in regional Australia, he was surrounded by Aboriginal stone artefacts and axes that dated back to the Indigenous history of the area. Locals, older but hardly wiser, dismissed these historical relics as having no intrinsic value, be it cultural or financial. Daryl thought otherwise. “My father fuelled my interest in Aboriginal history, because he understood that the artefacts we found were part of Australia’s unique heritage,” Daryl said. “His hobby became my obsession when I understood that every piece we found was part of our story as a nation, and the more we collected the closer we came to understanding what that story revealed to us.” In his 30s, Daryl began to actively collect as much Indigenous art as he could to preserve it for future generations. It took him from local second-hand shops to auctions of tribal memorabilia in Australia and eventually to auctions and private sales in London, New York and New Zealand. “The Blythman Collection is a remarkable testament to the vibrancy of a living community that predates European migration to Australia by thousands of years,” says Harry Glenn, an auctioneer and valuer with Leski Auctions. “The preservation of Indigenous art and culture is extremely important to any community that values its history. It’s a privilege for us to offer Daryl’s remarkable collection.” Lot 47 (late c19th Rainforest Shield from Far Nth Qld has a pre-sale estimate of $10,000 - $15,000. (NB: Image available at The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions ( on Sunday, 23 September from 2.00pm. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel +61 3 8539 6150 and Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880