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6
Jul

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing From The Globe and Mail with Rob Carrick Published: July, 2018 Original Post: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/article-why-its-not-your-fault-its-so-hard-to-understand-investing/ If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal …

28
Jun

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English From Portfolio Adviser with Sonia Rach Published: June, 2018 Original Post: https://portfolio-adviser.com/fund-houses-named-and-shamed-for-failing-to-speak-plain-english/ Asset managers’ failure to speak plain English has been blamed on increasing compliance requirements as a report names and shames asset managers that use the most obscure language, long sentences and jargon …

26
Jun

98% of asset management firm websites are unreadable

98% of asset management firm websites are unreadable We regularly check the readability levels of the written communication that governments and specific sectors create. You can see our past reports here. In June, our attention returned to the asset management industry. We published our 1st asset management research report in 2016. Suffice to say the …

13
Jun

Asset management websites not promoting trust

98.5% of asset management companies’ websites don’t meet basic readability levels – latest research Asset management websites not promoting trust, according to VisibleThread’s 2018 Website Clarity Index.   BALTIMORE, June 13, 2018 – VisibleThread, the content optimization vendor, has released the results of its global clear language study of 69 asset management firms. This follows from the …

15
May

VisibleThread and ClearMark Awards recognizes plain language superstars

VisibleThread and ClearMark Awards recognizes plain language superstars   The Center for Plain Language hosted the annual ClearMark Awards this month. These awards promote the use of clear language in North American organizations. It judges entrants in various categories based on their use of clean, plain language. VisibleThread sponsored the event and we’re pleased to …

11
Apr

The Facebook User Agreement as seen by the Algorithms

The Facebook User Agreement as seen by the Algorithms   Yesterday Senator Kennedy from Louisiana slammed Facebook saying, “Your user agreement sucks!” We analyzed it with our language compliance tool and collected some data for the software and legal experts out there. Not a big surprise, it does suck! See below, it has lots of …

6
Apr

VisibleThread Users Conference | March 2018

VisibleThread Users Conference – 2018 Optimize your investment in VisibleThread – Drive better efficiency & Compliance – Customer Best Practice – New Product Releases; VT Docs 3.0 – VT Communications Suite & VT Readability – and more We had a really great users’ conference this year in Reston, Virginia. Here are the recordings and slide …

28
Mar

VisibleThread Docs 3.0 what’s new

VisibleThread Docs 3.0 what’s new NOTE: May 15, 2018 – The VT Docs 3.0 update pack is now available for on-premise customers with up to date subscriptions. Contact support@visiblethread.com for instructions and download links. Our latest VT Docs 3.0 release has many extensions that we think you’ll love. In this post, I’ll give a full overview of …

15
Mar

Ireland Minister of Communications meets VisibleThread to discuss Clarity in Gov Communications

Ireland Minister of Communications meets VisibleThread to discuss Clarity in Gov Communications Eric Muraven, VisibleThread’s Vice-President of Strategic Alliances and Partners, recently attended an Enterprise Ireland event in Toronto, Canada. Also in attendance were: Minister Denis Naughten, Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ambassador Jim Kelly, Ireland’s ambassador to Canada, and Other Irish …