WHR Global Announces New President, Chris Lagerman

WHR also Promotes Tenured Employees to Director of Global Operations and Client Services Manager

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHR Global, Inc. (WHR), a leader in the global employee relocation industry, announced that Chris Lagerman will be its new President, effective immediately. This promotion reflects Chris’ dedication to WHR and the global mobility industry. Over his 20-year tenure at WHR, Chris previously served as a Relocation Counselor, Client Services Manager and most recently, as Director of Global Operations (DO).

As DO, Chris guided a team of Client Services Managers throughout WHR’s offices in the US, Switzerland and Singapore. WHR helps some of the largest global organizations and has relocated tens of thousands of employees to over 100 countries worldwide. WHR specializes in providing each expatriate with a dedicated relocation team, white-glove service and 24/7 availability for their entire relocation journey. As a testament to Chris’ DO success, WHR only lost one corporate client in its 27-year history, which is a direct result of Chris’ passion for best-in-class service.

WHR CEO Roger Thrun believes Chris will continue to drive the success of WHR’s services and technology. “Chris has been instrumental to our growth in the last 20 years and will continue the velocity of our global expansion. I am very proud that he is part of WHR,” said Thrun.

“I’m honored and grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to driving WHR’s further growth,” said Lagerman.

Effective immediately, WHR also announced that Heather Hess has been promoted to Director of Global Operations, leading all Client Services Managers in the US, Switzerland and Singapore. WHR also announced that Peter Janotta has been promoted to Client Services Manager, effective immediately. Heather and Peter have been at WHR for 14 years each, embodying WHR’s service-oriented approach to global mobility and successfully managing relocation programs for Fortune 500 companies.

About WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) is a private, client-driven global relocation management company distinguished by its best-in-class service delivery and cutting-edge, proprietary technology. WHR has offices in the US, Switzerland and Singapore. With its 100% client retention rate for the past decade, WHR continues to position itself as the trusted leader in global employee relocation. WHR lives by its vision of Advancing Lives Forward®.

To learn more about WHR, visit https://www.whrg.com, or follow on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

Media Contact: Mindy Stroiman, Corporate Writer

Miami International Holdings and T3 Index Announce Launch of ConvexityShares ETFs Offering Exposure to SPIKES Volatility Index

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), owner of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™) and The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™) and T3 Index today jointly announced the launch of two new ConvexityShares™ exchange traded funds (ETFs) developed to provide investors with access to a new product designed to manage volatility exposure.

ConvexityShares ETFs offer exposure to SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY) volatility and track the SPIKES Futures Short-Term Index (SPKF), which uses input prices of the front two SPIKES® Futures contracts to measure a daily rolling position to provide exposure to the front end of the SPIKES Futures curve. The ConvexityShares ETFs include the ConvexityShares 1x SPIKES Futures ETF (Ticker: SPKX) and the ConvexityShares Daily 1.5x SPIKES Futures ETF (Ticker: SPKY). Each of these ETFs will be listed for trading on NYSE Arca Inc.

“MIAX is pleased to partner with T3 Index to provide a new way to trade volatility,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of MIH. “The launch of ConvexityShares ETFs is an important milestone for the SPIKES Volatility Products franchise, bringing much-needed competition to the marketplace and providing a powerful tool to help market participants manage risk and capitalize on changes in market volatility.”

“MIAX and T3 Index have developed a strong partnership as we developed and launched our portfolio of SPIKES Volatility Products,” said Joseph W. Ferraro III, President of MIAX Futures. “This launch expands our volatility trading ecosystem and showcases our commitment to offer new and innovative products to the trading community.”

The launch of the ConvexityShares ETFs offers traders and investors a new, alternative tool to hedge and capitalize on volatility and is an important enhancement to the current SPIKES® Volatility Products portfolio that T3 and MIAX have jointly created since launching the SPIKES Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE) in 2019. The SPIKES index is a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in SPY and the basis for SPIKES Volatility Products.

“In an increasingly volatile and complex market, the launch of ConvexityShares ETFs provides more choice and opportunity in how traders hedge volatility,” said Simon Ho, CEO of T3 Index. “Both the SPIKES Volatility Index and the SPIKES Futures Short-Term Index seek to offer new indexes that are reliable, accurate and an alternative to what’s currently available for volatility traders.”

For more information about ConvexityShares and to download the prospectus, please visit www.convexityshares.com.

More information on the SPIKES index can be found here.

About MIAX

MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™), and The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™).

MIAX, MIAX Pearl and MIAX Emerald are national securities exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that are enabled by our in-house built, proprietary technology. MIAX offers trading of options on all three exchanges as well as cash equities through MIAX Pearl Equities™. The MIAX trading platform was built to meet the high-performance quoting demands of the U.S. options trading industry and is differentiated by throughput, latency, reliability and wire-order determinism. MIAX also serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Notice Registered Securities Futures Product Exchange with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive market for a variety of products including Hard Red Spring Wheat, SPIKES Futures and TAX Futures. MGEX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and cash market services in an array of asset classes.

BSX is a fully electronic, vertically integrated international securities market, headquartered in Bermuda and organized in 1971. BSX specializes in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants, and insurance linked securities.

MIAX’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, N.J., with additional offices located in Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, and Hamilton, Bermuda.

To learn more about MIAX visit www.MIAXOptions.com.

To learn more about MGEX visit www.mgex.com.

To learn more about BSX visit www.bsx.com.

About T3 Index

T3 Index is a research-driven financial indexing firm specializing in volatility and option benchmarking, and is the developer of the SPIKES Index. T3 Index is dedicated to creating investible, proprietary indices that track related strategies across a range of asset classes to transform the way people invest in and manage risk. For more information on T3 Index and its range of volatility, crypto and interest-rate indices, please visit www.t3index.com.

About ConvexityShares

ConvexityShares Trust (the Trust) is a Delaware statutory trust formed on April 12, 2021 and is currently organized into two separate series. The Trust is a series trust formed pursuant to the Delaware Statutory Trust Act, of which ConvexityShares Daily 1.5x SPIKES Futures ETF and ConvexityShares 1x SPIKES Futures ETF (each, a Fund and collectively, the Funds) are currently the only series. Each Fund is a commodity pool that continuously issues common shares of beneficial interest (Shares). Shares represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in and ownership of a series of the Trust. The Shares of each Fund are listed for trading on NYSE Arca, Inc. (NYSE Arca or the Exchange) under the ticker symbol shown above next to each Fund’s name.

Ownership or “membership” interests in the Sponsor are owned by persons referred to as “members.” T3i US Holdings Inc. (T3 Holdings) and MIAX Futures, LLC (MIAX Futures) are the members of the Sponsor. MIAX Futures and T3 Holdings own 51% and 49%, respectively, of the membership interests of the Sponsor. MIAX Futures is wholly-owned by Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), which is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), three fully electronic options trading exchanges, MIAX Pearl Equities, a fully electronic equities exchange, and Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™). MIH is also the sole owner of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™). T3 Holdings and T3i Pty Ltd are each wholly-owned subsidiaries of Triple Three Partners Pty Ltd and, thus, the Sponsor may be considered to be an affiliate of T3 Index.


This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.

For more information about ConvexityShares, and to view the Prospectus visit www.convexityshares.com.

Important Risk Information

The Funds may be highly volatile and generally are intended for short-term investment purposes only. Investors cannot directly invest in an index.

The funds are commodity pools regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. These funds are not investment companies regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and are not afforded its protections. Please read the Prospectus carefully before investing.

Shares of the Funds are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), may lose value and have no bank guarantee.

The leveraged ConvexityShares ETF seeks a return that is 1.5x the return of its underlying benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, holding periods of greater than one day can result in returns that are significantly different than the target return and ConvexityShares’ returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period.

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. We advise you to consider the funds’ objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the funds. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

The return of the leveraged fund for a period longer than a single day is the result of its return for each day compounded over the period and usually will differ in amount and possibly even direction from the leveraged funds stated goal. These differences can be significant. An investor in any of the funds could potentially lose the full principal value of his/her investment within a single day.

Futures may be affected by Backwardation: a market condition in which a futures price is lower in the distant delivery months than in the near delivery months. As a result, a fund may benefit because it would be selling more expensive contracts and buying less expensive ones on an ongoing basis; and Contango: A condition in which distant delivery prices for futures exceeds spot prices, often due to costs of storing and inuring the underlying commodity. Opposite of backwardation. As a result, a Fund’s total return may be lower than might otherwise be the case because it would be selling less expensive contracts and buying more expensive ones.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC is the Marketing Agent to the ConvexityShares SPIKES Futures ETFs.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the Company) or T3 Index (T3) and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer; solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as “may,” “future,” “plan” or “planned,” “will” or “should,” “expected,” “anticipates,” “draft,” “eventually” or “projected.” You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

All third-party trademarks (including logos and icons) referenced by the Company and T3 remain the property of their respective owners. Unless specifically identified as such, the Company’s and T3’s use of third-party trademarks does not indicate any relationship, sponsorship, or endorsement between the owners of these trademarks and either of the Company or T3. Any references by the Company and T3 to third-party trademarks is to identify the corresponding third-party goods and/or services and shall be considered nominative fair use under the trademark law.

Media Contact:
Andy Nybo, SVP, Chief Communications Officer
(609) 955-2091

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WHR Global Anuncia Novo Presidente, Chris Lagerman

WHR Anuncia Também a Promoção de Funcionários Titulares para Diretor de Operações Globais e Gerente de Serviços ao Cliente

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A WHR Global, Inc. (WHR), líder na indústria global de realocação de funcionários, anunciou que Chris Lagerman será seu novo presidente, com efeito imediato. Esta promoção reflete a dedicação de Chris à WHR e à indústria de mobilidade global. Durante seu mandato de 20 anos na WHR Chris atuou como Consultor de Realocação, Gerente de Serviços ao Cliente e, mais recentemente, como Diretor de Operações Globais (DO).

Na sua função de DO, Chris orientou uma equipe de Gerentes de Atendimento ao Cliente em todos os escritórios da WHR nos EUA, Suíça e Cingapura. A WHR ajuda algumas das maiores empresas globais e já relocou dezenas de milhares de funcionários para mais de 100 países em todo o mundo. A WHR é especializada em fornecer a cada expatriado uma equipe de relocação dedicada, um serviço esmerado e disponibilidade 24/7 durante toda a jornada de relocação. Como prova do sucesso de Chris como DO, a WHR perdeu apenas um cliente corporativo durante sua história de 27 anos, refletindo diretamente a dedicação de Chris pelo melhor serviço da categoria.

O CEO da WHR, Roger Thrun, acredita que Chris continuará a impulsionar o sucesso dos serviços e da tecnologia da WHR. “Chris tem sido fundamental para o nosso crescimento nos últimos 20 anos e dará continuidade ao ritmo da nossa expansão global. Estou muito orgulhoso dele fazer parte da WHR”, disse Thrun.

“Estou honrado e grato por esta oportunidade e preparado para impulsionar o crescimento da WHR”, disse Lagerman.

Com efeito imediato, a WHR também anunciou que Heather Hess foi promovida a Diretora de Operações Globais, liderando todos os Gerentes de Atendimento ao Cliente nos EUA, Suíça e Cingapura. A WHR também anunciou que Peter Janotta foi promovido a Gerente de Serviços ao Cliente, com efeito imediato. Heather e Peter estão na WHR há 14 anos cada, representando a abordagem orientada a serviços da WHR para a mobilidade global e tendo gerenciado com sucesso programas de realocação para empresas Fortune 500.

Sobre a WHR Global
A WHR Global (WHR) é uma empresa global de gestão de relocação privada, orientada para o cliente, distinguida pela sua melhor prestação de serviços e tecnologia proprietária de ponta. A WHR tem escritórios nos EUA, Suíça e Cingapura. Com sua taxa de retenção de clientes de 100% na última década, o WHR continua a se posicionar como líder confiável na relocação global de funcionários. A WHR é um exemplo vivo da sua visão de Advancing Lives Forward®.

Para mais informação sobre a WHR, visite https://www.whrg.com, ou siga LinkedIn, Twitter e Facebook.

Contato com a Mídia: Mindy Stroiman, Redatora Corporativa

WHR Global annonce la nomination d’un nouveau président, Chris Lagerman

WHR promeut également des employés de longue date aux postes de directeur des opérations mondiales et de responsable des services à la clientèle

MILWAUKEE, 16 août 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHR Global, Inc. (WHR), un leader mondial du secteur de la relocalisation des employés, a annoncé que Chris Lagerman sera son nouveau président, avec effet immédiat. Cette promotion reflète l’engagement de M. Lagerman envers WHR et l’industrie mondiale de la mobilité. Au cours de ses 20 ans de mandat chez WHR, il a occupé le poste de conseiller en relocalisation, de responsable des services à la clientèle et, plus récemment, celui de directeur des opérations mondiales.

À ce poste, M. Lagerman a dirigé une équipe de gestionnaires des services à la clientèle dans l’ensemble des bureaux de WHR aux États-Unis, en Suisse et à Singapour. WHR aide certaines des plus grandes entreprises au monde et a déplacé des dizaines de milliers d’employés dans plus de 100 pays à travers le monde. WHR se spécialise dans la fourniture à chaque expatrié d’une équipe de relocalisation dédiée, d’un service haut de gamme et d’une disponibilité 24 h/24 et 7 j/7 pour l’ensemble de son parcours de relocalisation. Illustrant la réussite de Chris en tant que directeur des opérations mondiales, WHR n’a perdu qu’un seul client d’entreprise au cours de ses 27 années d’existence, ce qui est le résultat direct de sa passion pour offrir le meilleur service de sa catégorie.

Roger Thrun, PDG de WHR, est convaincu que M. Lagerman continuera à favoriser le succès des services et de la technologie de WHR. « Chris a joué un rôle déterminant dans notre croissance au cours des 20 dernières années et contribuera à maintenir la vitesse de notre expansion mondiale. Je suis très fier qu’il fasse partie de WHR », a déclaré M. Thrun.

« Je suis honoré et reconnaissant pour cette opportunité, et je suis impatient de stimuler la croissance future de WHR », a déclaré M. Lagerman.

Avec effet immédiat, WHR a également annoncé la promotion de Heather Hess au poste de directrice des opérations mondiales, chargée de diriger l’ensemble des gestionnaires de services à la clientèle aux États-Unis, en Suisse et à Singapour. M. WHR a également annoncé que Peter Janotta a été promu directeur des services à la clientèle, avec effet immédiat. Mme Hess et M. Janotta travaillent tous les deux pour WHR depuis 14 ans, incarnant l’approche orientée sur le service de l’entreprise vis-à-vis de la mobilité mondiale et gérant avec succès les programmes de relocalisation d’entreprises figurant dans le palmarès Fortune 500.

À propos de WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) est une société de gestion des mutations mondiale privée, axée sur le client, qui se distingue par une prestation de services meilleure de sa catégorie et par une technologie de pointe dont elle est propriétaire. WHR possède des bureaux aux États-Unis, en Suisse et à Singapour. Avec son taux de rétention de la clientèle de 100 % au cours des dix dernières années, WHR continue de se positionner en tant que fournisseur de confiance dans le domaine de la mutation des employés à l’échelle mondiale. WHR incarne sa vision « Advancing Lives Forward® » (Faire avancer les vies).

Pour en savoir plus sur WHR, rendez-vous sur https://www.whrg.com, ou suivez WHR sur LinkedInTwitter et Facebook.

Contact auprès des médias : Mindy Stroiman, rédactrice d’entreprise

Mecobit Starts New Era in Solar Powered Cryptocurrency Mining

HONG KONG, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mecobit Solar, a global company with an emphasis on high-quality solar at an affordable price, announces product improvements to its Solar System products that power cryptocurrency miners and other existing miners. Mecobit Solar System products include a portable solar station, Solar Panel kits (complete), and Solar Unit M4000.

Mecobit solar system customers can now use backup energy during a grid outage to help keep indispensable appliances running or power things like home appliances, dryers, pool pumps, electric vehicle chargers, and even Cryptocurrency mining rigs.

Some cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, are created by a process called proof of work which requires computers to “mine” the currency by solving complex puzzles. Powering those computers involves large amounts of electricity. Bitcoin is infamous for wasting enough electricity to add 40 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere a year — but now, a growing cadre of miners around the world are developing green, and lucrative, new strategies worth a fortune all their own.

As the share of solar-powered hash rate seems likely to grow, many see the potential for renewable energy use in Bitcoin mining as a virtuous cycle — Mecobit provides unique incentives in Cryptocurrency mining, which propel operations to leverage the cheapest power possible and encourage more operations worldwide to convert to renewable energy sources, like solar.

As governments agree to reduce levels of carbon emissions and introduce additional incentives like investment tax credits, the share of mining operations using solar power will likely increase. And while solar power may be considered green and renewable, there are significant problems with solar, including the limits of sunlight hours and shipping costs. To help reduce shipping costs, Mecobit pays for shipping and import tariffs, enabling customers to acquire everything they need to get started with no further costs beyond the cost of the device itself.

About Mecobit
Mecobit was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing and marketing the world’s solar-powered cryptocurrency miners, which can use either Ethash, SHA-256, or Scrypt technology. The company was the first solar-powered cryptocurrency mining enterprise in the world with the goal of revolutionizing the solar panel industry by providing more power at a more affordable price. Mecobit is headquartered in London, England, and has offices in cities across the world, including Hong Kong. The company’s website, www.mecobit.com provides additional information on the company and its products.

CONTACT: Ben Lukas, ben.lukas@mecobit.com, +852-3001 1453

Hisense High-Performance 2022 ULED TVs Now Available in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, a provider of high-performance TV and home appliances, has made three series of its high-performance ULED display products available in the South African market this August. With the series of U8H, U7H, and U6H, Hisense aims to elevate home entertainment for South Africans.

With Hisense’s Hi-View Engine, the models across the three series provide a better viewing experience for any content and in all TV usage conditions such as a bright, dark, noisy, or quiet room. With all the smartness aggregated in one place, the Hi-View Engine powers to enhance the picture quality scene-by-scene. The algorithm simulates the neural network, intelligently optimizing the picture through deep learning for an adaptive and brilliant viewing.

All three series support Quantum Dot Colour, allowing users to enter a new world of colours with over one billion shades available. Meanwhile, the Dolby Atmos® speaker system enables the TVs to deliver unparalleled realism and rich soundscape, creating a fully immersive audio-visual experience that immerses the viewer into the scene.

The U8H and the U7H also feature room-fitting sound technology, which intelligently generates the best sound curve for the size and materials in the space. Furthermore, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR 10+ Adaptive, which are supported in the two series, improve HDR performance in all lighting conditions. Both series are powered by Hisense’s updated VIDAA U6 OS, which supports more apps and a wider range of content. For even more streamlined viewing, users can control the TV via the hands-free voice remote or issue voice commands up to a distance of three meters.

With 2.1.2 Multi-Channel Surround bringing a vivid immersive surround sound experience that transports viewers into the moment without distractions, IMAX Enhanced is also supported in the U8H series.

Available in all three series, the feature of Game Mode Pro enables gamers to enjoy instant responses with automatic low-latency mode and continual VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) to minimize input lag, screen jitter and tearing. In the U7H and U8H models, with HDMI 2.1 support and AMD FreeSync Premium certification, the display automatically activates advanced HDMI features to give gamers a competitive edge.

Now for any new orders of the 2022 ULED TV, Hisense will provide vouchers to South African consumers:

  • R3,000 for the U80H  20 August- 31 October
  • R2,000 for the U8H   10 July-31 August
  • R1,500 for the U7H   10 July-31 August
  • R1,000 for the U6H   10 July-31 August

Additionally, from 10 July to 31 October, if you share a picture of your new 2022 ULED TV, detail your experience on social media, and tag @HisenseSA, you stand a chance to win a Hisense HS212F soundbar that will complement your TV and is valued at R2,200.

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