Vested is partnering with Asset TV, an online channel serving the investment community, to offer a suite of training and content opportunities for the financial marketing community. The focus of the partnership will be a seminar series focused on financial storytelling for marketing executives, hosted at Asset TV’s studios. Jointly produced media training for industry professionals will also be available. In addition, AssetTV will give its investment experts additional exposure via Vested’s expert source platform, Qwoted. Vested’s team has trained C-suite executives at Bloomberg, E*TRADE, Citi & Scottrade. “Vested and Asset TV are both committed to expanding the conversation around finance,” said Neil Jeffery, Asset TV executive vice president for the Americas Neil Jeffery. “This strategic collaboration allows us to further that commitment .”

Max Szabo
Max Szabo

Max Szabo, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, told the Chronicle that his firm, which is slated to open on Oct. 1, has been incorporated and has five major clients lined up, though he would not say who those clients are—or what the name of the new firm is. Szabo’s departure from the San Francisco DA’s office comes as the office prepares for new leadership. George Gascón, who been DA since 2011, when he was appointed by then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Kamala Harris, is not running for re-election in November.

Don Quixote

French/West/Vaughan CEO & chairman Rick French is executive producer of “The True Don Quixote,” a comedy starring Tim Blake Nelson that premieres in New York on Sept. 28. French has also launched Prix Productions, a motion picture production and development company (as well as a business unit of FWV) with offices in Raleigh, NC and Los Angeles. The agency says that Prix Productions and French’s involvement in the film industry provide the agency with assets and networks to create new opportunities through scripted, non-scripted or brand-driven content. Currently under development at Prix is “Clear Lake,” a film centered around rock’n’roll icon Buddy Holly.