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Generational Equity Advises Radio Communication Service in Sale to Mobile Communications America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 dicembre 2019

Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Radio Communication Service (RCS) to Mobile Communications America, Inc. (MCA). The acquisition closed December 11, 2019 and details were not disclosed. Founded in 1948 by Murl A. White, Sr., and located in Sumter, SC, RCS has five locations in central South Carolina. In 1951 Motorola, the leader in communications and electronics, approached Mr. White and offered an opportunity to become a Motorola Service Station (MSS). This partnering allowed RCS to service and maintain 911 systems from county-to-county and repair Motorola products enabling the user to remain in contact at all times.
MCA, located in Spartanburg, SC, is one of the largest and most trusted Motorola partners in the U.S. offering world-class voice, data, and video solutions that enhance the quality, safety, and productivity of customers’ operations and lives. As solution providers of wireless communication technologies, MCA leverages a portfolio of products and experienced engineers, analyzes customer needs, designs and optimizes the best solutions, deploying them on time and on budget, while ensuring it performs as specified.The addition of RCS expands MCA’s footprint to more than 65 locations across Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Generational Equity Executive Managing Director of M&A – Eastern Region, David Fergusson and his team, led by Senior M&A Advisor, Barry DeWitt, and supported by Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, Alex Mironov, successfully closed the deal. Senior Managing Director Doug Morrow established the initial relationship with RCS.

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Vista Equity Partners Announces Asia Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 novembre 2019

Vista Equity Partners today announced the opening of Vista Consulting Group’s (“VCG”, and together with Vista Equity Partners, “Vista”) Singapore office. VCG is the affiliated consulting arm of Vista, the leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The new office will serve as the Asia headquarters for VCG, expanding Vista’s presence and providing additional operational support for Vista companies in the region and their almost 14,000 employees. The Singapore office, located in the Centennial Tower, is indicative of the firm’s continued strong commitment to Asia. Currently, more than 20 Vista portfolio companies have offices in the region, with 13 in Singapore. As part of the announcement, Vista portfolio company Apptio, a provider of software that fuels digital transformation, named Singapore as its Asia headquarters as it focuses on driving sales and other opportunities throughout the region. Another Vista portfolio company, RDC, announced earlier this year that it also was naming Singapore its Asia headquarters.
Vista was one of the first investment firms to develop its own dedicated consulting organization. Vista draws on nearly two decades of expertise and best practices investing in and operating enterprise software companies and is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs, founders and executives to grow their companies through capital as well as operational support. Vista’s Singapore office opening ceremony was held on Friday and attended by representatives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other strategic partners, executives from Vista portfolio companies, and government and business leaders from across the region.

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Seaport Global Expands Equity Derivatives Offerings

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 novembre 2019

Seaport Global announces the recent addition of an experienced Options Sales and Trading team. Reporting to Michael Meyer, Seaport Partner and Global Head of Sales and Trading, the group is led by Adam Templeton and Ryan Sylvester, Managing Directors.Prior to joining Seaport, the Options Sales and Trading team built a successful business together at both Raymond James and Knight Capital. The team of ten includes Senior Strategist, Jeff Jacobson, two traders and seven sales specialists, in addition to operations support. Seaport’s Options desk is focused on expanding client offerings and working closely with the firm’s senior salesforce to develop unique ideas across all products, both single stock and macro.Andrew Kramer, Head Trader and Managing Director, emphasized, “The combination of making markets across all sectors while leveraging relationships to source liquidity, helps to bring price discovery and best execution for our clients in options and ETFs.”Team Members who also joined the New York Sales and Trading Desk include Colin Drowica, Lucas Hassett and Darius Kirksey.

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Senseonics Announces Equity Grants To Employees Under Inducement Plan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 luglio 2019

Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: SENS), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of a long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, announced that it had made equity grants to new employees under its 2019 Inducement Plan (the “Plan”) in accordance with NYSE American Company Guide Section 711(a).
On July 1, 2019, Senseonics Compensation Committee granted twenty new non-executive employees non-qualified stock options to purchase an aggregate of 775,000 shares of the Company’s common stock as an inducement for such employees to join the Company. In each case, 25% of the shares underlying the options will vest on the first anniversary of the employee’s start date, with the remainder vesting in monthly installments over the subsequent three year period, in all cases contingent on such employee’s continued service with the Company at the applicable vesting date. Senseonics continues to build its team as it works to bring its Eversense CGM System to more people with diabetes in the U.S. and other markets around the globe and drives to develop enhancements to the system.

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IPM to focus on Systematic Macro and wind down Systematic Equity

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 maggio 2019

IPM Informed Portfolio Management (“IPM” or “Systematic Funds”), the systematic asset manager in which Catella’s direct and indirect ownership amounts to 60,6 per cent, has decided to focus on its flagship Systematic Macro strategy and wind down the product Systematic Equity. Following the strong growth of its macro strategy, Systematic Equity has become a marginal contribution to the overall business.“We have seen tremendous growth in our flagship Systematic Macro strategy, while the environment for our Systematic Equity strategy has been challenging for some time,” says Lars Ericsson, Acting CEO for IPM. “This is why we have taken the strategic decision to close down the long-only equity area.”The IPM Systematic Equity strategy was launched 13 years ago providing institutional investors with a fundamentally based systematic equity solution. Asset under management in Systematic Equity amounting to SEK 28 Bn at end of March 2019.The strategy has been primarily value based, an area that has struggled, during a period when inflows into passive management strategies have boosted already expensive stocks. The fee pressure in the long-only area has also led to the product now only representing a very marginal part of the Systematic Funds revenues and profitability.“The long-only equity business has been tying up resources, without really contributing much to the diversification of fixed revenues. Because we don’t see demand picking up any time soon, we believe that it’s in the best interest of our clients and our business that we focus on our more successful and profitable core macro area. In parallel, we will continue to evaluate other more competitive strategies as complements.”
Systematic Funds has experienced very strong growth in its core macro area over the past few years and is now managing around SEK 50 Bn in this strategy for clients worldwide. The firm has also opened offices in London and New York and launched its own UCITS umbrella.Systematic Funds is closely liaising with the investors in the equity strategy, to determine the optimal timeline for winding down the various products.

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H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of KidsFoundation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 luglio 2018

H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with more than €21 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has entered a definitive agreement to sell the KidsFoundation Group (“KidsFoundation”), the Dutch market leader in childcare services, to Onex Corporation (“Onex”)(TSX:ONEX). Terms were not disclosed.Headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, KidsFoundation provides high-quality childcare to nearly 30,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. H.I.G. created KidsFoundation in 2014 through the acquisition of assets from the estate of Estro Group. During H.I.G.’s ownership, the company has developed strongly with significant capital invested by H.I.G. to create a high-quality childcare offering. H.I.G. worked with KidsFoundation management to optimise the footprint of the company by exiting loss-making locations, introduce new IT systems to drive operational improvement and develop an internal M&A capability. H.I.G. supported the company with capital to undertake a number of bolt-on acquisitions in the past year and to pursue a wider pipeline of inorganic growth opportunities. The business is now the largest provider of childcare in the Netherlands receiving strong advocacy ratings from staff and parents.

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JMI Equity Announces Promotions

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 dicembre 2017

baltimoreBaltimore. JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, today announced the promotion of Suken Vakil and Randy Guttman to General Partner. Mr. Vakil is based in San Diego, while Mr. Guttman, who is also JMI’s Chief Financial Officer, is based in Baltimore.“Integral to our success over the past 25 years is our ability to attract and develop talented professionals who are passionate about growth investing and committed to generating attractive returns,” said Paul Barber, Managing General Partner of JMI. “Suken and Randy embody these qualities, and we are pleased to recognize them for their many contributions.”Mr. Vakil joined JMI in 2012 and most recently served as a Principal at the firm. His investment experience includes Applied Systems, Arena, Avecto, Code42, Internet Brands (acquired by KKR), Intradiem, and Seismic. Prior to joining JMI, Mr. Vakil was an Associate at Hellman & Friedman, and before that, an investment banker in the financial sponsors group at Morgan Stanley. He received a BA in Computer Science and BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.Mr. Guttman joined JMI in 2007 and was appointed CFO in 2013. He leads the firm’s finance and accounting functions. Prior to joining JMI, Mr. Guttman worked in the assurance and advisory business services practice of EY. He is a certified public accountant, and received a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.“We are proud to promote Suken and Randy to General Partner,” said Harry Gruner, Founder and Managing General Partner of JMI. “Suken understands the software industry extremely well and earns the confidence of entrepreneurs and management teams. Randy has ten years’ experience at JMI and has demonstrated strong leadership of JMI’s finance function. Suken and Randy are part of the next generation of JMI partners, and I join my colleagues in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions.”

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Equity investment of China Eastern and Delta Air Lines in Air France-KLM’s share capital approved by more than 94% of the shareholders’ voting cast

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 settembre 2017

air franceThe Air France-KLM (the “Company”) Combined Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting was held on Monday 4 September at the Hotel Pullman Paris Centre Bercy. It was convened in order to implement part of the strategic transactions presented on July 27, 2017.During this Shareholders’ Meeting, where more than 54.85% of the shareholders were present or represented, all the proposed resolutions were adopted. In addition, upon request of a shareholder during the meeting, a new resolution relating to the appointment of a nineteenth Board director was adopted. The following decisions were taken:
· Appointment of two new Board directors each representing China Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as from the completion of the reserved share capital increases and for a four-year period: Mr. Bing Tang and Delta Air Lines Inc. whose permanent representative will be Mr. George Mattson;
· Appointment of the company Air France-KLM Finance SAS, as nineteenth Board director, as from the completion of the reserved share capital increases to the benefit of China Eastern and Delta Airlines and for a four-year period, whose permanent representative will be a woman;
· The Board of Directors is authorized to implement the reserved capital increases for the benefit of China Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines each for a total nominal amount of 37,527,410 euros at a price of 10 euros per share;
The completion of these reserved share capital increases is subject to the approval of the corresponding regulatory authorities;
· Finally, capital increases reserved for members of a company or Group savings scheme were authorized for a duration of 12 months and within a limit of 2% of the share capital. This authorization replaces the resolution of the same nature which was voted by the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 16, 2017.

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Catella Nordic Long Short Equity named best fund by The Hedge Fund Journal

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 marzo 2017

London. london-centralCatella Nordic Long Short Equity was yesterday evening named the “Best performing fund over a 2 year period” at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards in London.
“We are delighted that Catella Nordic Long Short Equity has won this award against tough competition. Our overall aim is to generate excess returns for our unitholders through a clear focus and excellent fundamental knowledge of the Nordic markets. The accolade is proof that we have succeeded in creating added value in the market,” says Erik Kjellgren, who heads Catella’s Swedish fund operations.“We are humbled and grateful to receive this award. Our objective for the fund is to generate attractive risk-adjusted absolute returns, regardless of market conditions, through good stock selection and sound risk management. The success of the fund management during the period stems from going long in cyclicals on the basis of our fundamental analysis, which at the time were very attractively valued. We also shorted overpriced quality companies, a positioning that benefitted the performance of the fund as well,” say the fund’s managers Martin Nilsson and Ola Mårtensson.Since 2004, The Hedge Fund Journal has conducted in-depth analysis spanning the entire spectrum of hedge fund strategies. Each year, The Hedge Fund Journal Awards nominate European fund managers that have stood out and have achieved good risk-adjusted absolute returns in a number of categories.
Catella Nordic Long Short Equity is an alternative absolute return equity fund with a Nordic focus that has the potential to perform in both rising and falling markets. The fund has a lower level of risk than the stock market and should deliver competitive risk-adjusted returns. It is managed by Martin Nilsson and Ola Mårtensson, who create a relatively concentrated portfolio of held and short positions in the Nordic region. The risk level of the fund is balanced with the help of derivatives.

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Fintech Companies Hold the Keys to Close $2 trillion Funding Gap for SMEs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 ottobre 2015

Banca europea per gli investimentiFinancial technology companies are leading the way in disruptive innovation in financial services, helping to bridge a $2 trillion funding gap for millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking credit to grow their business. This is the conclusion of a white paper released today by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Finance & Capital The paper titled “The Future of Fintech – A Paradigm Shift in Small Business Finance” was written by a team of MBA students from Saïd Business School, Oxford led by Daniel Drummer, under the leadership of members of the Global Agenda Council. According to the paper, fintech entrepreneurs are disrupting SME financing by offering such tailored services to SMEs as invoice and supply chain financing, equity crowd funding and SME-to-SME lending. It also noted that equity investment into the fintech businesses quadrupled to $12 billion in 2014, up from $4 billion in 2013.’A team of our MBA students spoke to more than 100 CEOs, bank executives and investors to understand the current state of the fintech sector,’ said Professor Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd. ‘The overwhelming consensus is that fintech has successfully started to gain traction in recent years, yet there remains huge further potential for the sector to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to tap the funding gap for SMEs.’ ‘Financing for SMEs is lacking although there is an ample amount of cash ready to get deployed’, said Michael Koenitzer, Financial Inclusion Project Lead at the World Economic Forum and Council manager. ‘But in this case fintech disruptors are increasingly filling the gap banks and investors leave. SMEs can turn to them to get the credit needed to grow their business, as fintech is providing a much needed relief to small businesses around the world.’ The need for SME financing is widespread. The UK, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Nigeria, Morocco, China, Canada and Argentina are among the dozens of countries worldwide where businesses indicate access to finance as a top three concern for doing business, the recent World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 showed, a consequence of the global financial crisis.‘Small businesses account for more than half of the world’s GDP and two-thirds of all employment,’ said Peer Stein, Director of Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank Group. ‘If fintech can provide levers to help them succeed, we should create the right environment to make this happen.’ In the last decade, innovations in hospitality such as Airbnb or in transport such as Uber have significantly changed paradigms in those industries while drastically improving customer experience. ‘Innovations have always disrupted established industries,’ said Arnaud Ventura, Co-founder of Positive PlaNet Foundation and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the MicroCred Group. ‘This report looks at how fintech-related innovations could improve SMEs access to finance. We strongly believe that innovations in this field will contribute to improving the state of the world.’ The report makes recommendations to help the fintech sector realise its full potential including collaboration between partners, government incentives, and the creation of a positive and cooperative regulatory environment.
The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils is the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on critical global issues, regions and industries, and incubating projects, campaigns and events for the public good.

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Catella establishes European residential investment management in Germany

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 ottobre 2015

catella1Munich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate AG, with a strong focus on commercial real estate, expands its competence with a new initiative in residential investment management.The ambition of the initiative is to offer new residential funds for institutional clients, and to offer individual investment strategies for national and international investors seeking to extend their exposure in European residential investments. Catella will focus on acquisitions of both property and new developments, assisted by the European Catella Group network currently covering 12 countries.Mr. Xavier Jongen will head the new residential investment management platform, as a member of the board of Catella Real Estate AG. Mr. Jongen has previously set up, with his team, a European residential investment platform, with equity of over EUR 1.5 billion invested in European residential and student housing.
Since 2007, Catella Real Estate AG has been servicing an established European open-end residential real estate fund, with assets under management amounting to approximately EUR 900 million, as a cooperation partner, and now plans to further expand in this area with the new platform.
Catella is a financial advisor and asset manager with specialist expertise within property, fixed income and equities. We have a leading position in the property sector and a strong local presence in Europe, with some 500 employees in 12 countries. Catella’s Property Investment Management business area has assets under management of approximately EUR 3.1 billion and operations in Germany, Finland, France, Denmark, Spain and the Baltics. Catella is listed on First North Premier at Nasdaq in Stockholm.

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Poverty and Inequalities on the RiseJust Social Models needed as the solution

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 febbraio 2015

povertyA study of the impact of the European crisis and austerity on people, with a special focus on Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and SpainSpeakers include: Antonio Tajani (European Parliament Vice-president, EPP), David-Maria Sassoli (European Parliament Vice-president, S&D), Lieve Fransen (Director for Social Policies & EU2020 at the EU Commission, Jorge Nuño Mayer (Caritas Europa Secretary General), Walter Nanni (Head of Caritas Italiana Research Unit). Tiziana Ciampolini (Head of Caritas Torino Observatory). Moderator: Susanna Petruni (TG1 RAI Vice-director).In addition, representatives from Caritas Greece, Caritas Italy and Caritas Spain will present the situation in their countries, based on their work on grass-root level with the poor and unemployed.
The report, commissioned by Caritas Europa and Caritas organisations in 7 EU Member States, is the third annual edition in a series of in-depth examination on the impact that current policies are having on people in the EU countries worst affected by the economic crisis. It describes the human impacts of the crisis and of austerity policies, and documents the growing number of people struggling with poverty and inequalities.The Report also informs on measures undertaken by the EU and national authorities and on the impact of the “Troika Programmes”. Furthermore, it shows how the crisis has affected access to social services and healthcare, and deepened the difficult situation of children and their families.The last two editions of the Crisis Monitoring Report were well received and acknowledged by many European stakeholders; institutions, civil society organisations and media. (Photo: poverty)

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Private Equity institutional buyouts see wages drop by £10,000 four years later

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 dicembre 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWorkers will not only be worse off when their firm is taken over by private equity through an institutional buyout (IBO), but their company’s performance will fall behind its rivals.New research has discovered that IBOs – defined as a highly leveraged transaction where one or more institutional investors act together to initiate a buyout deal – result in staff losses and a decrease in overall productivity.Geoffrey Wood, Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, said: “Our findings suggest IBOs and their impact on managerial practices do not appear to be an effective mechanism for turning round failing firms.“I would argue, far from the notion they revitalise the acquired organisation and unlock dormant capabilities and value, our research suggests more often than not the opposite occurs.“Our core finding shows a significant loss in employment in firms subject to an IBO immediately following the takeover. What’s more, wages tend to fall well below the market rate.“Perhaps this could be partly excused from a business perspective if there was an increase in productivity and profitability, but we found even in that regard there was no evidence to suggest such improvements subsequent to the takeover.”In the paper The employment consequences of private equity acquisitions: The case of institutional buy outs Professor Wood, Marc Goergen, of Cardiff Business School, and Noel O’Sullivan, of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, examined changes to employee numbers, employee productivity and employee remuneration as well as profitability over an 11-year window for 106 IBOs.They looked at IBOs undertaken in the UK between 1997 and 2006, investigating the monitored firms’ performance and employment and wage figures six years before takeover through to four years afterwards. They compared these organisations, against a group of firms with similar performance and another group from the same industry.The IBO companies’ median employment growth was 11 per cent five years before acquisition, falling down to 4.8 per cent the year after the deal.Figures on salary suggest a similar trend with companies seeing a salary reduction from a mean of £29,460 before the IBO to £28,520 following it. By contrast in that same period industry and sized matched companies saw the mean salary surge from £30,170 to £38,430 while performance matched companies saw their mean salary rise from £30,890 to £33,810. Four years after the IBO the mean salary was at £34,010, while in the control firms it was at £44,210 and £42,860 respectively, suggesting the mean workers’ salary at the IBO companies was as much as £10,000 less.The research also highlighted productivity, measured in the research by calculating real turnover over employees, was lower for the IBO firms than both industry and size-matched companies and performance-matched companies.Professor Wood commented: “Despite – or because of – pay cuts and job losses, productivity in the sample firms remained significantly lower than in the control firms.“This suggests that any supposed disciplinary benefits from job cuts, either in terms of ejecting the lowest strata of performers or incentivising surviving staff, have not resulted in material gains.“Indeed, the productivity and profitability of the IBO firms remain lower than for the control firms during the four-year period following the takeover, suggesting that a climate of insecurity in tenure and reward reduces employee productivity and firm profitability.”
Report co-author, Professor Goergen, Professor of Finance at Cardiff Business School, argues: “This new study does indeed uncover several negative effects on employment from private equity acquisitions. It is important to note that this is for a particular type of private equity acquisition, ie so called institutional buy-outs (IBOs). While we can’t deny the research revealed a post-IBO drop in employment and wages, the study doesn’t imply that all private equity acquisitions are bad. In truth, the debate on the effects of private equity acquisitions going forward needs to be much more nuanced, with a view to distinguishing between the types of private equity acquisition and the positive and negative impacts they generate.”

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New ‘CoCo’ bonds may worsen financial crisis situations

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 novembre 2014

Technische Universität MünchenBanks are increasingly issuing ‘CoCo’ bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank’s equity. To date, such bonds have been regarded only as a means of averting a crisis. A study by economists at Technische Universität München (TUM) and University of Bonn now shows that if such bonds are badly constructed, they worsen a crisis instead of stabilizing the banking system – because they incentivize a bank’s owners to worsen a bank’s situation themselves so as to leave bondholders out in the cold. One lesson that policymakers and financial regulators have drawn from the financial market crisis is that banks need to be backed by more equity. But banks have found it hard to increase their core capital positions – in other words, the equity available to them long-term. Since 2009, this has led European banks to increasingly deploy an instrument that allows them to convert debt into equity in times of need: contingent convertible bonds, also known as CoCo bonds. Banks issue these bonds at fixed interest rates – as is normal with corporate bonds. The special aspect of CoCo bonds is that if banks fall short of their predetermined core capital ratio levels – mostly 7 percent – the bonds are converted into the banks’ equity. In other words, bondholders are forced to convert their securities into the banks’ shares, or even waive their claims entirely. Banks use these instruments as it is generally easier for them to place them on the market than shares, and they also entail tax advantages. For investors, CoCo bonds are interesting because they offer higher interest rates than other corporate bonds. Policymakers and regulators welcome them because banks that are in financial difficulties ‘bail in’ their bond creditors, rather than resorting directly to taxpayers to bail them out. This has led various European states and the European Central Bank to recognize CoCo bonds as bank equity capital. US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner concluded in 2010 that CoCo bonds could function as ‘shock absorbers’ in market upheavals.

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Italia: rischio disgregazione sociale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 maggio 2012

Venerdì 11 maggio a Roma alla sede di Legacoop (via Guattani 9). promosso da Etimos Foundation, che si occupa di ricerca e promozione sui temi della finanza per lo sviluppo e dell’economia sociale, e dal Consorzio Etimos, realtà finanziaria cooperativa internazionale, si mettono mettono al centro i modelli di partecipazione economica e sociale fondati sulla costruzione di relazioni e sinergie, attraverso un confronto a trecentosessanta gradi fra gli attori e l’analisi di alcune best practice.
In particolare, la giornata romana sarà dedicata al cooperativismo come strumento peri individuare una definizione condivisa di “bene comune”. Alle ore 10 l’introduzione ai lavori di Paolo Nicoletti, presidente Consorzio Etimos, poi l’intervento del vicepresidente di Legacoop Giorgio Bertinelli, cui seguirà la presentazione di alcune best practice con Réjean Lantagne, direttore Socodevi (Canada), Manuel Aburto Cruz, direttore Caruna R.L. (Nicaragua) e Ousmane Thiongane, direttore Uimcec (Senegal). Nella seconda parte della mattinata, una tavola rotonda metterà a confronto Alessandro Messina, responsabile relazioni con le Imprese Federcasse, Riccardo Bodini, project development Euricse, Leone Gianturco, dell’ufficio del Ministro per la Cooperazione internazionale e l’Integrazione, e Bruno Dunkel, direttore Soficatra. Modera Laura Foschi, responsabile Area Raccolta e Relazioni istituzionali Consorzio Etimos, nel ruolo di discussant Davide Libralesso, project manager Etimos Foundation. Le conclusioni sono affidate a Marco Santori, presidente di Etimos Foundation.
«Il nostro Paese è attraversato da un rapido e allarmante processo di disgregazione sociale ed economica» afferma Marco Santori, presidente di Etimos Foundation, che continua: «Lo sviluppo e la crescita non potranno più prescindere dal confronto con forme e modelli ad oggi ritenuti, a torto, marginali. Microcredito, impresa sociale e cooperativismo rappresentano la via oltre la crisi, perché hanno dimostrando – numeri alla mano – di essere efficaci e di generare una ricchezza diffusa e condivisa, rafforzando la coesione sociale».
ETIMOS FOUNDATION Etimos Foundation onlus si occupa di ricerca, formazione, promozione e divulgazione culturale sui temi della finanza per lo sviluppo e dell’economia sociale: un impegno che si traduce in una riflessione a tutto campo sui meccanismi che generano la ricchezza e la povertà, riconoscendo all’economia e alla finanza un ruolo decisivo nel determinare riscatto sociale, qualità della vita e felicità per le persone e le rispettive comunità di appartenenza. Accanto a queste attività, si propone come incubatore di imprese e progetti, nell’ambito della finanza per lo sviluppo e della microfinanza, capaci di coniugare impatto sociale e sostenibilità economica.
CONSORZIO ETIMOS È un consorzio finanziario cooperativo internazionale, ha la propria sede in Italia, tre uffici regionali in Sri Lanka, Senegal e Argentina, una presenza diffusa in oltre 40 paesi, tra Europa, Asia, Africa e America Latina, attraverso una rete di oltre 280 organizzazioni socie. Etimos è specializzato nel sostegno alle istituzioni di microfinanza e alle organizzazioni di produttori e nella promozione della microimpresa. In questi ambiti offre agli investitori opportunità d’investimento caratterizzate da un duplice ritorno, economico e sociale, servizi di gestione professionale dei fondi e di valutazione dei rischi; alle istituzioni di microfinanza e alle organizzazioni di piccoli produttori nei Paesi in via di sviluppo fornisce capitali sotto forma di finanziamenti ed equity.

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Automated Equity Finance Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 giugno 2009

New York and London, Automated Equity Finance Markets (AQS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quadriserv, Inc., today announced a new agreement under which its AQS(tm) securities lending marketplace will integrate with unique securities lending data and analysis products from Data Explorers ( Customers from both organizations will benefit from productivity tools that enhance securities lending portfolio management, including new market data and analytical capabilities.  Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc. (AQS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quadriserv, operates AQS(tm), the global leader in providing centrally-cleared securities lending services that aim to maximize liquidity, access, credit and transparency, while mitigating systemic risk. Through its relationship with The Options Clearing Corporation, among other leading industry partners, AQS provides central counterparty guarantees and anonymity to all transactions handled in the U.S., and will expand its services into the European market through its relationship with Eurex Clearing. AQS operates as a FINRA member broker-dealer and a SEC regulated alternative trading system (ATS). For more information about AQS, please visit
About Quadriserv Since its inception in 2001, Quadriserv has delivered transformational market structure changes to the securities lending industry. Quadriserv’s customers, which include beneficial owners, agent and custodial banks, broker-dealers, asset managers and hedge funds, benefit from market data, cutting-edge technology and centralized clearing credit solutions. The Company has also partnered with leading firms and individuals within the industry to bring equal access, centralized credit, greater transparency, and a fully integrated technology infrastructure to the equity securities lending marketplace. For more information, please visit
Data Explorers (, based in New York and London, is the world’s most complete resource for data, analysis and insight into short-selling and securities financing. Data Explorers’ unique dataset is sourced daily from the securities lending desks of top global lending firms. Data Explorers is the go-to source for financial institutions, enhancing decision making with global short-side intelligence.

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