Jun 16, 2022

NJ launches annual examination of investment advisers

“The examination helps the Bureau track emerging trends in the securities market, assess risk to investors, and ensure compliance with securities law and industry standards,” said acting Consumer Affairs Director Cari Fais. “It is a key tool in the Bureau’s efforts to protect investors.”

Jenifer Walden, Columbia Bank EVP, chief HR officer
Jun 16, 2022

Walden joins Columbia Bank as chief HR officer

Jenifer Walden, who will succeed Geri Kelly, brings more than 20 years’ experience at Fortune 50 financial institutions, including Ernst & Young and Prudential.

Small business
Jun 15, 2022

Verizon to launch new card for small businesses

The program – a joint effort among the company's Basking Ridge-based business unit, Mastercard and First National Bank of Omaha – rewards customers on purchases such as office supplies, technology and fuel.

Jun 14, 2022

Energy Capital Partners charged by SEC

The Summit-based investment adviser was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly allocating undisclosed, disproportionate expenses to a private equity fund it advises.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Founders and Funders event
Jun 13, 2022

State building Murphy’s innovative economy ecosystem

Programs and projects around the state are working toward this goal, hoping to recapture New Jersey’s role as a leader in innovation while also creating the most diverse and inclusive such ecosystem in the U.S.

Lisa Ciampi, senior vice president, managing principal, and head of operations, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Jun 9, 2022

Peapack-Gladstone promotes Ciampi to managing principal, head of ops

With 30 years of financial service experience, Lisa Ciampi was elevated to senior vice president, managing principal, and head of operations for the Somerset County-based institution.

Robert Curley III, TD Bank regional president, PA/NJ metro area
Jun 8, 2022

TD Bank appoints regional president

Robert Curley III started his career with the organization as a part-time teller more than 30 years ago.

Job interview
Jun 8, 2022

More residents ‘unretire’ in NJ than any other state

A new study by MagnifyMoney found the Garden State recorded the largest percentage increase in adults 65 and older returning to work in the past two years, up from 18.1% in May 2020 to 37% in May 2022.

Cloud Computing Network Internet
Jun 8, 2022

Bridgewater’s Synchronoss Technologies charged by SEC

The company and seven senior employees — including its former CFO — were cited June 7 by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged accounting-related misconduct that ran from 2013 to 2017.

Storm clouds
Jun 7, 2022

CPAs’ economic outlook for 2022 not exactly sunny

Nearly 65% of the 441 accountants surveyed by the New Jersey Society of CPAs said they expect the state’s economy to get worse for the second half of 2022. Even more, 68%, expect conditions across the U.S. to worsen.

Utkarsh Patel, Prudential Financial Inc. as global head of digital products
Jun 6, 2022

Prudential hires global head of digital products

According to his hiring announcement, Utkarsh Patel has managed complex business transformations, including at First Abu Dhabi Bank, BBVA, Humana, Citigroup and American Express.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6thDistrict, announced a new United Way of Central Jersey Financial Opportunity Center.
Jun 3, 2022

New Financial Opportunity Center coming to Perth Amboy

The United Way of Central Jersey location, funded by American Rescue Plan money, is designed to help families still recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19.