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Dario Maggioni entra in banca Finnat

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

Dario Maggioni entra a far parte del team di private banking di Banca Finnat, uno dei maggiori operatori di Piazza Affari, specializzato nella prestazione di servizi di investimento rivolti al Private Banking e alla clientela istituzionale e corporate.
In Banca Finnat Maggioni va a ricoprire il ruolo di Consulente all’interno della Direzione Commerciale.Con l’ingresso di Maggioni si consolida ancora di più la strategia di sviluppo del private banking di Banca Finnat nel nord Italia, dopo l’arrivo lo scorso anno di Daniele Piccolo (oggi responsabile del private banking nel nord Italia) e Simone Bordoni (direttore del Family Office nel nord Italia).Dario Maggioni è laureato all’Università di Statale e ha un Master in SDA Bocconi in Banking & Finance, ha iniziato la sua carriera presso l’ufficio cambi e derivati in Banca Commerciale Italiana. Successivamente ha iniziato la sua professione nel private banking in Banca Popolare di Verona, BCC Carate Brianza ed infine in Banca Cesare Ponti.Banca Finnat è quotata al segmento Star di Borsa Italiana ed è fra le realtà bancarie più solide con un Cet 1 Capital Ratio del 29,7%. La Banca ha un’ampia articolazione di servizi in grado di fornire alla clientela di alta gamma una risposta completa e professionale alle loro necessità.

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Russell Investments Hires New President for China Business

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Global asset manager Russell Investments has hired Ying Tan as President and General Manager for Russell Investments Management (Shanghai). Ying, who is now responsible for building upon the firm’s long-standing work in China, brings significant industry experience to this role with more than 20 years of proven success in wealth management, investment research and trading. Based in Russell Investments’ Shanghai office, Ying leads the local team of professionals and reports directly to Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific Pete Gunning.“I am thrilled that Ying has joined Russell Investments. She has a deep understanding of the Chinese marketplace and will help us build upon our position as a leading multi-manager fund-of-fund provider in the region,” said Gunning.Gunning added that Russell Investments’ global leadership in manager research (which includes monitoring more than 13,600 investments products as of 12/31/2018) and investment management capabilities are highly recognized and valued in China. The firm provides multi-asset, multi-manager solutions to both Chinese institutional clients seeking exposure to overseas assets and foreign investors seeking exposure to onshore Chinese equities (A-shares) and fixed-income securities.In 2011, Russell Investments was part of an affiliation that launched the first manager-of-managers solution in China. Two years ago, Russell Investments signed a landmark agreement to provide support on the design of China Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China AMC) domestic fund-of-funds investment products, including guidance on factor exposures and diversification techniques.Ying’s new role at Russell Investments builds on an impressive career in the asset management industry. Prior to joining the firm, she spent more than a decade with Mercer, where she served as a Principal in the firm’s Asian manager research capability and later as the head of the firm’s investment business in China. She was instrumental in helping build Mercer’s investment advisory business in China.Prior to joining Mercer, Ying was a senior analyst at the Treasury Office of Children’s Medical Center Corporation in Boston. Earlier in her career, Ying was a fixed income analyst with Xinhua Finance and a foreign exchange trader with the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.Ying holds a bachelor’s degree in International Finance from Fudan University and master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.

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Mitsubishi Electric to Make Follow-on Investment in Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd.

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today its decision to make a follow-on investment of JPY 2 billion to fuel new growth in Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (“DMP”), a company which provides high definition 3D map data. This additional investment will be used to fund the acquisition of US-based Ushr Inc. (“Ushr”) by DMP, which acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions pursuant to a definitive agreement between the parties, including receipt of regulatory approval, and also to fund the growth of DMP’s North American operations. In addition to Mitsubishi Electric, INCJ Ltd., an existing shareholder of DMP, and Japan Infrastructure Initiative Company Limited, will also invest in DMP during this round of funding.Ushr is engaged in developing and providing high definition maps of roadways for autonomous driving, and its high definition 3D map data was first launched in General Motors’ Super CruiseTM, the auto industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway, and first to market in the US in the 2018 Cadillac CT6. Following the completion of the acquisition, DMP looks forward to supporting the growth of the North American autonomous vehicle market, which is forecasted to grow rapidly.DMP was established in June 2016 to develop, test and manage the common foundation (“Cooperative Domain”) data for high definition 3D roadway maps, necessary for autonomous driving and ADAS. It is currently engaged in developing high definition 3D map data for Japan’s national expressways and limited-access roads.Mitsubishi Electric believes introduction of high definition maps will have great significance for the autonomous and ADAS vehicle industry and it will also support the enhancement of the industry that contribute to reducing traffic accidents and associated casualties, supporting the mobility impaired, and reducing environmental impact through alleviating traffic congestion. Other possible applications include disaster prevention and mitigation, maintenance and management of social infrastructure, and i-Construction*, which is the initiative for improvement in overall productivity of construction production systems.

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RepRisk releases its Most Controversial Projects of 2018

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RepRisk’s Most Controversial Projects of 2018 Report focuses on the ten projects that were most exposed to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and business conduct risks last year. The projects ranked in the report are located in both developed and emerging markets, and stem from a range of sectors, while three projects in this year’s issue were linked to salmonella or listeria outbreaks.“Many of the case studies in this report describe a sequence of events that had catastrophic consequences for employees and local communities,” said Dr. Philipp Aeby, CEO of RepRisk. “Sadly, the risk incidents faced by nine out of the ten projects were described as ‘foreseeable,’ or were blamed on negligence.Our aim is to raise awareness of potential ESG risks, and to encourage companies to take into account such issues systematically in their risk management strategies and processes. RepRisk is the only ESG research provider that covers projects, thereby supporting our clients’ due diligence processes.” RepRisk combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human analysis to translate big data in 20 languages into curated research and analytics. In addition to over 29,000 projects, more than 110,000 public and private companies are captured on the RepRisk Platform.

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New Online “Business Startup Wizard”

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There is a new online tool now available through the West Virginia One Stop Business Center that aims to simplify the business registration process in West Virginia.
The new, interactive Business Startup Wizard provides information and guidance to assist with the planning and registration process in order to efficiently and successfully get a business up and running in West Virginia.“We want to make it as easy as possible for entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike to register to do business in West Virginia,” said Secretary of State Mac Warner. “The One Stop Business Center, our new user-friendly website and online tools like the Startup Wizard are important to making that happen.”Warner credits the legislature for supporting his Office’s initiatives and for providing the funding necessary to add and make improvements.“The members of the Senate and House of Delegates understand how important the registration process is to encourage entrepreneurship and business development throughout the state. They also understand the need to keep our technology updated and to provide our citizens with user-friendly online tools.”The new Business Startup Wizard features an easy to follow step by step interview-like process and prompts the user to answer a series of questions. At the completion of the questionnaire the tool generates a report with guidance and detailed information based on the answers to the questions.

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Tidewater Announces Earnings Conference Call

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced today that its earnings conference call has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. During the conference call, the company will discuss results for the three months ended December 31, 2018, which are expected to be released on February 25, 2019, after the markets close. During the conference call, company management may discuss not only the factors contributing to the company’s financial and operational performance during the three months ended December 31, 2018, but also their near-term outlook with respect to the company’s future performance. Information that the company may elect to provide includes guidance or estimates with respect to vessel revenues and operating costs or other financial and operational metrics.
Investors and interested parties may listen to the teleconference via telephone by calling 1-888-771-4371 if calling from the U.S. or Canada (1-847-585-4405 if calling from outside the U.S.) and ask for the “Tidewater” call just prior to the scheduled start. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on February 26, 2019, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. The conference call will contain forward-looking statements in addition to statements of historical fact. The actual achievement of any forecasted results or the unfolding of future economic or business developments in a way anticipated or projected by the company involves numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual performance to be materially different from that stated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks associated with the general nature of the oilfield service industry and other factors discussed within the “Risk Factors” section of Tidewater’s most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K.Tidewater owns and operates the largest fleet of Offshore Support Vessels in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.

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Fulfillment Automation Provider 6 River Systems Announces General Availability in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

“Europe is very strategic for us as we want to offer our customers a global solution,” Rylan Hamilton, 6RS’ co-CEO and co-founder added. “We understand just how competitive and demanding the European market is and we wanted to do this right. We have spent the past year getting ready for this launch. We have an experienced international team and an excited European customer base.” The 6 River Systems solution is powered by robots called “Chucks” and cloud-based software. The Chucks communicate with the software to coordinate all the tasks on warehouse floors. The result is a fleet of Chucks working seamlessly and collaboratively with associates to eliminate long walks, reduce in-aisle walking and speed up warehouse tasks, including put-away, picking, replenishment and sorting.
One of 6RS’ first European customers is Bleckmann, a global third party logistics leader headquartered in the Netherlands. Bleckmann specializes in fulfillment for the fashion and lifestyle sector.“At Bleckmann we continuously search for high-end, innovative solutions that can contribute to the improvement of our service,” Steven Rymenans, Strategy and Development Director said. “After screening the market we came to the conclusion that 6 River Systems is the best fit to our operations and expectations. The solution is easy to implement rapidly, without impacting our warehouse infrastructure. This means that we can roll-out the project smoothly, bringing direct benefits to our operations.”6RS is presenting Chuck at LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, from Feb.19-21. Bleckmann and 6RS executives will participate in a ceremonial contract signing at LogiMAT on Feb.19.

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