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Annual State of Mental Health in America report shows many states aren’t prepared to handle increased demand for mental health servicesAlexandria, VA, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mental Health America (MHA) today released data from the online screening tool, MHAscreening.org, showing that the number of people reporting signs of anxiety and depression since the start of the pandemic hit an all-time high in September. The new data accompanies the release of the annual State of Mental Health in America report, showing that nationwide, 19% (47.1 million) of people in the U.S. are living with a mental health condition, a 1.5 million increase over last year’s report. Vermont moved to the No. 1 spot, ahead of Pennsylvania, and Nevada remained last at No. 51.“As the pandemic relentlessly persists, we are seeing the highest levels of anxiety and depression reported since the pandemic hit the U.S. in March,” said Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of MHA. “This is a troubling trend being fueled by loneliness and isolation. We are also seeing alarming numbers of children reporting thoughts of suicide and self-harm. We already knew that not enough was being done to support people living with mental illness, but the State of Mental Health in America report confirms the trend that mental health in the U.S. continues to get worse. Many states are ill-prepared to handle this crisis and policymakers at every level of government need to act immediately.”MHA Screening Tool DataMHA analyzed data collected between Jan. and Sept. 2020 from the online screening tool, MHAscreening.org which is showing just how much mental health is being impacted as the pandemic continues. Screening data shows that: * More than half a million people have reported signs of anxiety and/or depression, with Sept. reporting the highest rate of severity since the start of the pandemic. Anxiety screens were up by 634% from Jan. and depression screens were up 873%. * More than 1.5 million people have taken MHA’s online screening and looked for immediate resources and support at MHAscreening.org. * Nearly 180,000 people who took the screening reported suicidal ideation on more than half the days or nearly every day, with the highest reported number of 37% in Sept. 2020. * Rates of suicidal ideation are highest among youth, especially LGBTQ+ youth. In Sept. 2020, over half of 11-17-year-olds reported having thoughts of suicide or self-harm more than half or nearly every day of the previous two weeks. From Jan. to Sept. 2020, nearly 78,000 youth reported experiencing frequent suicidal ideation, including nearly 28,000 LGBTQ+ youth. * Between April and Sept., 70% of people reported that loneliness or isolation was the top contributing factor to mental health issues, followed by past trauma (46.1%) and relationship problems (42%).State-by-State RankingsIn its seventh year, the State of Mental Health in America report includes national and state data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. State rankings reflect both adult and youth (age 12-17) data and are based on 15 mental health and access measures, including the prevalence of mental illness, substance use disorders and access to mental health services.Vermont ranked No. 1 for overall mental health, followed by Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey. Nevada held its spot at No. 51, behind Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, and Colorado.The data was collected between 2017 and 2018 (pre-pandemic) from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Key findings show that the nation was ill-prepared from the start to tackle the mental health effects of the pandemic, with worsening mental health leading up to it: * Nationwide, almost one in five people (47.1 million) in the U.S. are living with a mental health condition. That number increased by about 1.5 million over last year’s report. * About 10% of youth in the U.S have severe depression. This was highest among youth who identify as more than one race, at 12%. * Overall, 57% of adults with a mental illness receive no treatment and 60% of youth with depression do not receive any mental health treatment. * Utah ranked last in overall adult mental health, and Hawaii ranked first. * About 8% of people in the U.S. struggle with a substance abuse disorder. The District of Columbia had the highest rates of adult substance abuse disorders (13%), with Texas ranking lowest at 6.3%. * Just under 11 million people had serious thoughts of suicide, and that number increased by 460,000 from the previous year. Utah ranked last, with the highest percentage of adults with suicidal thoughts, while New Jersey ranked first with the lowest percentage. * Just under 11% of people in the U.S. with a mental illness are uninsured. This increased for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed and they are the first numbers to reflect the Trump administration’s impact.With the 2020 elections just a week away, Gionfriddo suggested three key takeaways related to mental health.“First, we are all facing uncertainty and worry about the future, and these worries are compounded for people experiencing mental health challenges. Second, to counter these challenges we need empowerment, and one of the most empowering things we can do right now is to be a ‘mental health voter’ and help take control of our future. Third, we need policymakers to act to address this mental health pandemic, and we should choose those who pledge a commitment to doing this.”The full MHA screening data analysis can be accessed here and the full Mental Health in America report can be accessed here. Learn more at MHAnational.org and get screened at MHAScreening.org. About Mental Health America Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. Learn more at MHAnational.org. CONTACT: Ariane Le Chevallier Mental Health America 971-201-1214 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisting Primark Capital to bring new fund to marketCINCINNATI, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultimus Fund Solutions® (Ultimus®), a leading independent provider of full-service fund administration, accounting, and investor solutions, is pleased to share that it recently played a significant role in helping a new client, Primark Capital, bring an innovative fund product to market. As an interval fund that focuses on private equity, the new Primark Private Equity Investments Fund is the first fund that gives non-accredited retail investors access to private equity market investment opportunities. Primark Capital’s leadership is a combination of the former CEO of a $12 billion RIA and two co-founders of Red Rocks Capital, a $1.9 billion private equity fund. Ultimus aligned with a multi-organizational team of industry professionals to help facilitate launching the new and novel fund in a Delaware statutory trust that was initially registered under the ’40 Act for accredited investors and subsequently registered under the ’33 Act for nonaccredited, retail investors. Ultimus facilitated the fund launch and provides daily administration, accounting and transfer agency services, as well as board of trustees support for the fund. To service the fund, Ultimus operates on a real-time recordkeeping system which provides native capital call and tender offer processing customized by client. The advanced framework of the system allows Ultimus to quickly implement customized capabilities and develop bespoke solutions with unmatched specificity. Primark Capital Managing Director Michael Bell said that Ultimus and the team brought the Primark Private Equity Investments Fund to market in a compressed time frame that helped Primark reach its goal of giving retail investors unprecedented access to private equity. “We have been impressed with Ultimus’ responsiveness to our complex needs and the institutional quality the company brought to bear to this project,” he said. “We knew we needed a team comprising the best industry experts we could find to bring this new type of fund to market. Working with the rest of the team and with counsel, Ultimus was instrumental in helping to deliver the product expeditiously and flawlessly.” Gary Harris, EVP, Head of Business Development for Ultimus, said that Primark identified a unique fund strategy, then assembled a group of partners to deliver the product to market. “Primark came up with an innovative idea for tapping an increasing retail demand for private equity,” he says. “In fact, the Primark Private Equity Investments Fund is the first real retail private equity interval fund on the market, giving them first mover advantage. We are delighted that Ultimus was chosen to work with Primark to launch the fund. We are proud of the experience and resources we have developed over the years to support and service the unique investment strategies that can be delivered through interval and tender-offer funds.” About Ultimus Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus) is a leading provider of full-service fund administration, accounting, and investor solutions to support the launching and servicing of registered funds, private funds, and public plans. The company also offers customized structures designed for the unique needs of pensions, endowments, foundations, and other large institutions. Ultimus’ deep commitment to excellence is achieved through investments in best-in-class technology, compliance programs, organization-wide cyber security efforts, and hiring seasoned professionals.Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with offices in other major cities such as Chicago and New York, Ultimus employs more than 650 seasoned accountants, attorneys, paralegals, application developers, fund administrators, compliance specialists, and many others with years of experience in the financial services industry. Servicing over 1,300 total traditional and alternative funds, Ultimus helps investment managers and fund families flourish in today’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic investment landscape. For more information, visit www.ultimusfundsolutions.com.Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund, and it should be read carefully before investing. Investors may obtain a copy of the prospectus by calling 877-792-0924. The Fund is distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC. 11214481-UFD/UFS-10/15/2020 CONTACT: CONTACT: Marketing@ultimusfundsolutions.com
(Bloomberg) -- Sweden has banned Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from gaining access to its fifth-generation wireless network, adding to the increasing number of European governments forcing local telecom companies to shift away from Chinese suppliers.The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority said in a statement Tuesday that the “influence of China’s one-party state over the country’s private sector brings with it strong incentives for privately owned companies to act in accordance with state goals and the communist party’s national strategies.”The authority said that the two Chinese technology giants’ equipment must be removed from existing infrastructure used for 5G frequencies by January 2025.The U.S. has described Huawei as the “backbone” of surveillance efforts by the Chinese communist party, and is pressuring European governments to block the technology company from gaining access to 5G networks. The U.K. has already imposed an outright ban on Huawei’s 5G equipment, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel has so far hesitated to follow suit.The exclusion is “unfair and unacceptable” and “simply based on groundless presumption,” and would hurt competition, Huawei said in emailed comments. A representative for ZTE didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment outside of regular business hours.Sweden should provide open and nondiscriminatory business conditions for Chinese companies based on market rules, the Chinese embassy in Sweden said in a statement. Huawei has previously denied being a security threat, and Chinese officials have labeled the bans by European governments as “gross interference.”Finland’s Nokia Oyj and Sweden’s Ericsson AB have been the major beneficiaries of the ban on using Huawei equipment, with the two companies forming an effective duopoly on 5G gear. In the U.K., many carriers now need to swap out some of their Huawei 4G technology for Nokia and Ericsson equipment before installing 5G.The hostility from the U.S. and its allies has damaged the meteoric rise of Huawei, China’s biggest tech firm, which has helped build 5G networks in more than 10 countries and was expected to do the same in another 20 this year. Customers have now begun to shift to other suppliers. Last month, Nokia extended its relationship with BT Group Plc to supply the British phone company with 5G gear.ZTE, Huawei’s much smaller rival, almost collapsed after the U.S. Commerce Department banned it from buying American technology for three months in 2018. Both ZTE and Huawei are set to be shut out of India’s plans to roll out its 5G networks.A representative for ZTE did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside of regular business hours.Tele2 AB, Sweden’s second largest telecom company, has used Huawei for its 4G equipment, and noted on its earnings call Tuesday that the Chinese company was “doing a great job” but they had planned for the possibility of a ban.PTS granted access to new 5G installations to Hi3G Access, Net4Mobility, Telia Sverige and Teracom. The approval means the companies can participate in Sweden’s 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz auctions, which are key to its 5G build-out.(Updates with comment from Huawei in fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Supermarket chain Albertsons (NYSE: ACI) saw revenue jump 11% to $15.76 billion in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic keeps consumers out of restaurants and in their own kitchens cooking dinner. The recently public grocer said same-store sales soared 13.8% and its digital sales rocketed 243% higher from the year-ago period. Analysts had expected Albertsons to generate $15.6 billion in sales.
(Bloomberg) -- The European Union’s first offering of social bonds drew orders of more than 233 billion euros ($275 billion), likely to be the biggest ever for any debt deal.The bloc’s 17-billion-euro, two-part sale was nearly 14 times subscribed. The orderbooks easily topped the $120 billion of demand seen for CVS Health Corp.’s corporate offering in 2018 and Italy’s previous European sovereign record of 108 billion euros, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The sale marks the arrival of a major new safe asset, with investors drawn to a AAA credit rating and the fastest-growing part of sustainable finance. The offering, also the EU’s first joint debt since the bloc agreed a landmark pandemic recovery deal, is aimed at providing funding for a job support program.“I was expecting a three-digit book but not quite this high,” said Jan von Gerich, chief strategist at Nordea Bank Abp. “These bonds were clearly eagerly awaited, and these issues only strengthen the picture that there is a huge demand for bonds at the moment.”Social bonds are defined by funding for projects that help society, such as improving social welfare or serving disadvantaged populations. They are the “perfect financial response” to the shock that welfare systems experienced from the pandemic, according to a report by Maia Godemer, a research analyst for green and sustainable finance at BNEF.The bloc raised 10 billion euros from the sale of 10-year debt, and another 7 billion euros of 20-year securities. Given the size, the EU is already nearly a fifth of the way to achieving its goal to finance its 100-billion-euro SURE program, a temporary measure designed to help governments keep workers in jobs. Italy will be the biggest beneficiary, receiving around 27 billion euros.Yield GrabThe 10-year offering was priced at three basis points over midswaps, while the 20-year security was at 14 basis points over midswaps. While comparisons for this new debt are hard to make, the 10-year was set nearly one basis point higher than implied market spreads for existing EU bonds.“It’s another grab for yield,” James Athey, investment director at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said on Bloomberg TV. “You look at where it trades relative to Germany and you look at where it trades relative even to France, you would suggest this is high-quality paper with a yield pick-up against similarly-rated issuers in the region.”Read more: Europe’s Dream Of Safe Assets to Rival Treasuries Gets BoostIn yet another milestone, the deal helped bond sales across the region climb above 1.5 trillion euros in a year for the first time.Analysts have said the issuance could help lift the euro, with any sign of deeper integration among member states a boon for markets. The common currency rose as much as 0.6% to $1.1841.Demand for BondsDemand for European debt has hit all-time highs this year. In the social bond space the EU dwarfed previous records, with the former biggest deal held by French agency CADES -- which refinances and pays off social security debt -- in a recent 5 billion euro 10-year offering.The EU hired Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura and UniCredit SpA to oversee the sale.The bloc aims to sell as many social bonds as issued globally so far. The market is rapidly expanding, with this deal taking sales up five-fold this year to around $90 billion.“They could essentially be done with the SURE program now,” said Piet Christiansen, chief strategist at Danske Bank A/S.(Updates with results, pricing from sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.