Category - News

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 …

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 …

17
Nov

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs VisibleThread 2017 Study of Australian Government Tender Document Finds Poor Readability Across Key Sections.   SYDNEY, Nov. 17, 2017 – VisibleThread published findings today of an analysis of the Australian Government procurement documents.  The report finds key sections of Commonwealth Tenders have very poor …

10
Oct

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX From Website Magazine with Fergal McGovern Published: October, 2017 Original Post: https://www.websitemagazine.com/blog/user-experience-why-words-really-matter-in-ux There are thousands of words on your website. Are they helping or hurting your user experience (UX)? The guiding principle for modern websites is to drive a streamlined user experience. For very good reason teams …

10
Oct

Providing Pharma with a Way to Develop Clear, Compliant, and Easy-to-Understand Content

Providing Pharma with a Way to Develop Clear, Compliant, and Easy-to-Understand Content From PM360 with Andrew Matthius Published: September 27, 2017 Original Post: https://www.pm360online.com/providing-pharma-with-a-way-to-develop-clear-compliant-and-easy-to-understand-content/ Words matter. This is especially true in a regulated industry such as pharma in which the wrong word or context can get you in trouble with the FDA. At the same …

6
Oct

VisibleThread Docs 2.14 what’s new

VisibleThread Docs 2.14 what’s new These top-line features are part of this release: Readability Whitelisting Compliance/Responsibility Matrix from multiple documents New output formats for Excel outputs: Split document by sentence and search term The release also includes a re-vamped User Interface to ease user experience and many tweaks and bug fixes to existing features.   …

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