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Virtus Investment Partners Invests in Connecticut Children’s New Cardiovascular Care Center

Virtus Investment Partners, one of our presenting sponsors, has made a $250,000 donation to Alliance Leadership Investor Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, in support of the hospital’s new Cardiovascular Care Center. This is the largest donation the company has made since it became a public company, and it will fund the Virtus Investment Partners Family Consultation Room in the new Cardiovascular Care Center.

Virtus Investment Partners Invests in Connecticut Children’s New Cardiovascular Care Center


Virtus Investment Partners at #7 for Fortune’s Fastest Growing Companies List

Hartford, Connecticut-based Virtus Investment Partners runs a boutique of investment managers who serve both individual and institutional investors. The mutual fund company spun out of the Phoenix Companies in 2008 and went public the next year, its shares priced at around $10. It has traded as high as $248 in recent months.

On Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies list Virtus comes in at #7.

Virtus Investment Partners is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference along with Farmington Bank.

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Walmart Announces Plan To Spend $50 Billion on Products Made in America

Walmart

Walmart, one of the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Presenting Sponsors, has announced that they will spend $50 billion dollars over the next ten years on new products – all made here in the U.S. This new commitment could create as many as 170,000 jobs in the United States. Walmart CEO, Bill Simon, also stated that starting on Memorial Day, Walmart would guarantee a job to any veteran who was honorably discharged within the past year. While the company acknowledges that not every veteran will want to work in retail, everyone that does will be given a job. They predict that they will hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference  is excited to have Mr. Simon as a keynote speaker to discuss the topic of Leading in a Time of Crises. He will address the critical role that leadership plays in ensuring organizations are ready for whatever comes next. See full story