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Advisory Firm Avonhurst Announces BCI Finance Transaction

Innovative firm Avonhurst advises BCI Finance on the financing of a financial assets acquisition https://www.avonhurst.com/ LONDON – Avonhurst acted for BCI Finance, a direct lending fund, in relation to the financing (together with NatWest bank) of the acquisition of a consumer loans portfolio from Huddle Finance 2 Limited. The portfolio was purchased by Verdam Limited… Read More »

No leg to stand on? Supreme Court justices harp on key legal concept in ACA case

For all the partisan wrangling over the pivotal health law case, the Supreme Court Justices seem skeptical of whether the plaintiffs even have standing to bring the challenge against the Affordable Care Act in the first place.  The two-hour oral arguments held Tuesday largely centered on the question of standing, dominating the discussion more than any… Read More »

Teacher quality scores change depending on students, school

School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new Portland State University study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and more to do with their students and schools. Dara Shifrer, the study’s author and assistant professor of sociology at… Read More »

European HIV doctors conduct their first-ever region-wide audit of services

Pilot project shows it is possible to measure and compare HIV services in widely different countries For the first time, the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have conducted an audit of one aspect of HIV clinical services, measuring provision in five disparate countries against one… Read More »