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Worldwide Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) Market 2018-2023

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 luglio 2018

Learning and Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast 2023″ report has been added to’s offering.
The global Artificial Intelligence as a service market is expected to grow from USD 1.52 Billion in 2018 to USD 10.88 Billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 48.2% during the forecast period.The major factors that are expected to drive the AI as a service market are the growing demand for AI-powered services in the form of Application Programming Interface (API) and Software Development Kit (SDK) and growing number of innovative startups.Among services, the software tools services segment is expected to hold the larger market size during the forecast period.Among technologies, the machine learning and deep learning technology segment is expected to hold the larger market size, whereas the natural language processing technology is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.The large enterprises segment is expected to hold the larger market size, whereas Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.For verticals, the BFSI vertical is expected to be the highest contributor to the market size of the AI as a service market. Whereas the healthcare and life sciences vertical is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Both verticals are adopting AI as a service to analyze large volumes of data generated from various business processes.

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SL Green Realty Corp. to Release Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results after Market Close on July 18, 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 giugno 2018

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), New York City’s largest office property owner, today announced it will release its earnings for the second quarter of 2018 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 after market close. The Company’s executive management team, led by Marc Holliday, Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss the financial results.Supplemental data will be made available when earnings are released in the Investors section of the SL Green Realty Corp. website at under “Financial Reports.” The live conference call will be webcast in listen-only mode in the Investors section of the SL Green Realty Corp. website at under “Presentations & Webcasts” and on Thomson’s StreetEvents Network. The conference may also be accessed by dialing toll-free (877)-312-8765, or international (419)-386-0002, and using conference ID 8887486.

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EU budget: Commission proposes a new fund to invest in the maritime economy and support fishing communities

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 giugno 2018

The new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will continue to support the European fisheries sector towards more sustainable fishing practices, with a particular focus on supporting small-scale fishermen. It will also help unleash the growth potential of a sustainable blue economy towards a more prosperous future for coastal communities. For the first time, it will contribute to strengthening international ocean governance for safer, cleaner, more secure, and sustainably managed seas and oceans. Finally, the Commission is reinforcing the environmental impact of the Fund with a focus on protecting marine ecosystems and an expected contribution of 30% of its budget to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in line with the commitments agreed under the Paris Agreement.Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said: “Healthy, well-managed oceans are a pre-condition for long-term investments and job creation in fisheries and the broader blue economy. As a global ocean actor and the world’s fifth largest producer of seafood, the European Union has a strong responsibility to protect, conserve and sustainably use the oceans and their resources. The Fund will allow Member States and the Commission to live up to that responsibility and invest into sustainable fisheries, food security, a thriving maritime economy, and healthy and productive seas and oceans.”Fisheries are vital to the livelihood and cultural heritage of many coastal communities in the EU. Together with aquaculture, they also contribute to food security and nutrition. A particular focus of the Fund will be to support small-scale coastal fishermen, with vessels below 12 metres, which represent half of European employment in the fishing sector. Since the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in 2014, progress has been made in bringing fish stocks back to healthy levels, in increasing the profitability of the EU’s fishing industry, and in conserving marine ecosystems. The new Fund will continue to support these socio-economic and environmental objectives.As regards the maritime economy, the Commission proposes to strengthen its support compared to the 2014-2020 period. This is a high-potential economic sector whose worldwide output is estimated at €1.3 trillion today and could more than double by 2030. The maritime fund will enable investment in new maritime markets, technologies and services such as ocean energy and marine biotechnology. Coastal communities will receive more and broader support to set up local partnerships and technology transfers in all blue economy sectors, including aquaculture and coastal tourism.In the context of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Union has also committed at international level to make seas and oceans safer, more secure, cleaner and more sustainably managed. The new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will support these commitments for better international ocean governance. It will, among others, also provide the necessary funding to improve maritime surveillance, security and coastguard cooperation.

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Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

The “Global Biotechnology Reagents Market – Segmented by Technology, Application, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2018 – 2023)” report has been added to’s offering. The global biotechnology reagents market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period (2018-2023). The drug manufacturing companies have initiated stem cell research and several players in the pharmaceutical industry are using these cells to test the toxicity of drugs, which helps them identify new therapies. These researchers and pharmaceutical companies are studying stem cells for basic research, toxicity test, drug discovery, and future applications. A wide range of reagents, such as stem cell culture media, laboratory reagents, etc., are necessary to meet the stem cell culture needs. With the booming stem cell research, it is anticipated that the demand for biotechnology reagents will grow over the forecast period.
The other factors that also drive the market are – exponential rise of the biotechnology industry across the globe, significant investments by private players in R&D, and rise in the number of market players.North America dominates the global biotechnology reagents market and incurs the highest expenditure for global R&D. The United States accounted for the largest share of 73%, in 2016. The North American segment is on a rise, because of the ongoing research in biological sciences, considerable investments by various biotechnology companies, and the consistently increasing utilization of biotechnology reagents in the market. Due to the ongoing research and outsourcing activities in the field of life science, Asia-Pacific also has lucrative opportunities for growth over the forecast period.

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Best’s Market Segment Outlook: Italian Non-Life Sector is Stable

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 aprile 2018

A.M. Best has a stable outlook on the Italian non-life insurance market. The sector has a good record of technical profitability, which is expected to be maintained in the medium term. A.M. Best estimates that over the period 2012 to 2016 inclusive, its net combined ratio averaged 94%, which compares favourably with that of other European countries. Strong competition is putting pressure on rates for motor business, which represents about half of the market’s total premium income, but increased use of telematics is supporting better claims experience and reducing fraud. Prospective performance is anticipated to benefit from insurers’ increased focus on profitable lines of business outside the motor market, which should contribute to maintain the sector’s combined ratio at approximately 95%. A new Best’s Briefing, “Market Segment Outlook: Italy Non-Life” states that whilst the credit fundamentals of Italian non-life insurers appear solid, the market continues to face economic and political headwinds. The banking sector’s exposure to non-performing loans, which destabilised Italy’s financial sector in 2016, sharply decreased in 2017, but remains at an elevated level. In addition, political instability persists. As widely anticipated, general elections held on 4 March 2018 resulted in a hung parliament, with the consequence that the future government is expected to rely on a coalition of different political forces. This is unlikely to provide the political stability and leverage needed to implement the structural reforms hoped for by investors and local businesses.

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CREDI indicates an improving credit market

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 aprile 2018

In the April issue of the Catella Real Estate Debt Indicator (CREDI), the Main index increases from 50.3 to 50.5, which is the second consecutive quarter where the Main index is above 50.0.
“In this year’s first CREDI survey, the credit market continues to improve as the Main index increases from 50.3 to 50.5. This is the second consecutive quarter where the CREDI survey indicates an improving credit market, which has not happened since the autumn of 2015. Reduced credit margins and increased access to credit are important reasons for the improved credit climate,” says Martin Malhotra, Project Manager at Catella.“We are seeing a strong interest in centrally located office properties in large cities, especially in Stockholm, while it is becoming increasingly difficult to sell properties in secondary locations. We are expecting to see an increased yield gap between properties in A, B and C locations,” says Arvid Lindqvist, Head of Research at Catella.“Furthermore, we are seeing a continued interest in bonds among property companies. In 2017, property companies listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market increased their volume of bonds by 80 per cent, from SEK 51 billion to SEK 91 billion. In the spring of 2018, we also had the first new issue of property-related preference shares on Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market since May 2016, as NP3 issued preference shares of approximately SEK 288 million,” Martin Malhotra concludes.The twenty-second edition of the Catella Real Estate Debt Indicator (CREDI) is attached and can also be downloaded from CREDI consists of two parts: one is an index based on a survey of listed property companies and active banks, and the other a set of indices based on publicly available data. CREDI also includes an analysis of preference shares and an overview of the property market.

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2018 Global Anesthesia Devices Market Report – Forecast to 2023 by Type and End-User –

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 aprile 2018

Global anesthesia machines market is projected to witness a CAGR of 8.27% during the forecast period to reach the total market size of US$13.264 billion by 2023, increasing from US$8.232 billion in 2017. Increasing geriatric population in many regions and rising number of surgical procedures is spurring the demand for anesthesia machines which is augmenting the growth of the global anesthesia market.Technological advancements, owing to increasing investments by major players in research and development, are enhancing the efficiency and reliability of these machines. Advanced anesthesia machines come with advanced ventilators, graphical displays and other features integrated to ensure the safest possible experience for the patients which is increasing their adoption among the end-users, thereby augmenting the market growth.
North America holds the largest market share of the overall market owing to the flourishing healthcare industry and the presence of key market players in this region. The market in Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the highest CAGR over the projected period due to increasing investments in this region by key market players and improving healthcare infrastructure in this region.

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Australia Telecom Market Analysis

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 febbraio 2018

melbourneMelbourne. The “2018 Australia Telecom Market Analysis and Outlook Report” report has been added to’s offering. The research work strategically analyzes Australia telecommunications market, examining the recent trends, drivers and challenges across diverse dimensions such as growth, demand, pricing, competition, consumer behaviour, infrastructure, policies and others.The study also provides in-depth analysis of segment wise telecommunications including mobile, fixed line and fixed broadband services. The number of subscribers and penetration rates are forecast for each of the sub-segment including mobile, fixed landline and broadband segments from 2005 to 2025.
Australia telecommunication revenues, investment and infrastructure details are also covered in the report. Further, emerging business environment in Australia together with comparison to five competitive benchmark countries are included, to assess the country’s prominence on regional front.
On the competitive analysis front, leading companies along with their market shares are identified. Further, key business strategies of market leaders, their tariffs and SWOT profiles are included. In addition, the research work forecasts the demographic and economic drivers of Australia that enable strategy planners to formulate their pricing and branding strategies.The report also includes latest telecommunication market developments, mergers, acquisitions and launches, spectrum availability, tenders and other aspects are analyzed.

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Smithers Avanza Bioanalytical Services Names New Business Development Director

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 febbraio 2018

Robert L. MooreSmithers Avanza, a boutique contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, has named Robert L. Moore, Ph.D. to the position of Director, Business Development for Bioanalytical Services. The addition of Dr. Moore aligns with Smithers Avanza’s commitment to provide clients with the highest quality of scientific expertise, integrity and customer service as they seek to bring new large-molecule biopharmaceutical products to market.
“Robert’s unique blend of scientific and industry expertise make him a valuable member of our team and an asset to our clients,” said Ira Dubey, MS, Ph.M., MBA, Executive Vice President Bioanalytical Services. “Dr. Moore’s background will help him to contribute immediately as we seek to take on the additional projects our clients require while we maintain our dedication to quality and service.”
Dr. Moore has over 14 years of academic and industry research experience and has spent the last seven-plus years in business development within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Smithers Avanza, Dr. Moore served as Sales Director for Cryoport, a life sciences packaging and logistics provider following time spent in Business Development for BioAgilytix Labs. Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from Boston University and is based in Boston, MA.
Smithers Avanza is a contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical industry. Our scientists have expertise in large molecule bioanalysis, assay development, validation, and specimen analysis at our GLP- and GCP-compliant and CLIA-certified laboratory. Smithers Avanza Bioanalytical Services Division supports the development of biologics and vaccines from discovery through phase IV, with expertise that includes bioassays and high sensitivity assays. The services focus primarily on development, validation, and specimen analysis for PK/TK, ADA, bioassays, and biomarker assays. Smithers Avanza also offers preclinical toxicology and vaccine testing at our AAALAC accredited facilities. (photo: Robert L. Moore)

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The “Australian Digital Tech Disruptors 2017” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 gennaio 2018

Sydney, perla australianaSydney. This study explores and analyses 18 technologically innovative companies founded or headquartered in Australia for their technological disruption for the year 2017. These companies operate in a range of industries such as automotive car sharing, fintech, business intelligence and analytics, logistics, customer experience testing, and project management. They share key commonalities of serving as innovative, digital disruptors in their respective markets – changing traditional business models and finding new means through which to generate and deliver value to end users. Companies need to be able to generate continuous value for their customers through on-going research and development (R&D) and innovation. Differentiation is key for retaining a competitive advantage in the market, as the threat from competitors within digital industries remains significant, with typically lower barriers of entry than brick-and-mortar enterprises. There have been unique innovations in capabilities such as Big Data analytics, allowing companies to gain detailed insights into customer behaviours and operational effectiveness, paving way for large-scale market disruption.For Australian start-ups, international expansion and branding are essential to strengthen their reputation for differentiation and gaining a distinct first-mover advantage. Successful business models in Australia should be scaled across overseas markets to minimise the risk of emerging competitor digital platforms securing early market share. Innovative technology applications and industrial capabilities such as Big Data analytics, cloud technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are likely to be important in a start-up’s long-term strategy as main or peripheral features.

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McAfee Acquires the Worldwide Leader in the CASB Market Segment

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 gennaio 2018

californiaSANTA CLARA, Calif. McAfee today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit.Skyhigh is an ideal complement to McAfee’s strategy – one focused on building and optimizing mission-critical cybersecurity environments for the future. Skyhigh Networks pioneered the cloud access security broker (CASB) market segment that analysts describe as one of the fastest growing areas of information security investments of the last five years. With this technology, McAfee can now offer a cloud portfolio that addresses the three primary challenges of managing multi-cloud environments—visibility into networks, workloads and data, advanced threat protection and pervasive data protection.“Today’s announcement marks a new milestone for the future of our company,” said Chris Young, chief executive officer, McAfee. “With two industry leaders coming together under one company, we will make cybersecurity an enabler to the transformative power of our digital age. We are focused on securing customers from their devices to the cloud, giving customers access to market-leading capabilities in the architectural control points that matter most.”According to McAfee’s 2017 cloud adoption and security report, Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky, 93% of organizations use some form of cloud services. McAfee cloud security solutions provide visibility, advanced threat protection, and data protection controls across all clouds to secure network traffic, workloads, and data. The multi-cloud security management of Skyhigh Security Cloud (Skyhigh), McAfee Cloud Workload Security (McAfee CWS) and McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (McAfee vNSP) allows administrators to identify and secure critical cloud resources.

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Global Ostomy Products Market 2018-2022

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 dicembre 2017

Natali a New York (2)New York. The report, Global Ostomy Products Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market. The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the growing adoption of closed one-piece ostomy bags will be one of the key trends that will gain traction in the ostomy products market during the next few years. Closed one-piece ostomy bags contain an inseparable unit formed by the container and flange together. These bags can be disposed as one single unit and this minimizes the amount of time and effort required for ostomy care routine. The utilization of these bags will ease the management of waste in social environments and with physical activities and can be used by individuals having a descending or sigmoid colostomy with harder stool output. According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is rising number of chronic diseases. There is an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases including colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer, colon infection, and inflammatory bowel diseases in both the developing and developed countries. Developed countries have marginally better survival rate of cancer patients due to the presence of advanced healthcare facilities.

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Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Chloride Market

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 dicembre 2017

Pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride or pharmaceutical salt is a screened, granular, white crystalline sodium chloride manufactured under stringent process control procedures. This form of sodium chloride is mainly used in peritoneal dialysis, mechanical cleansing solutions, ORS and others. North America is expected to have the largest market for pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride. Globally increasing cases of chronic diseases is expected to remain key growth driver for pharmaceutical industry during the period of study.This report identifies the global pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride market size in for the year 2015-2017, and forecast of the same for year 2022. It also highlights the potential growth opportunities in the coming years, while also reviewing the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, market dynamics, competitive landscape and other key aspects with respect to global pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride market.Geographically North America dominated the global pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride market owing to presence of large number of pharmaceutical industry players and higher demand from the well-developed healthcare industry in the region. North America was followed by Asia-Pacific and Europe as the second and third largest markets for pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride. However Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the fastest growing market during the period of study driven by rapidly expanding pharmaceutical industrial base and rapidly growing healthcare sector and medical tourism in the region as a result of low cost for treatments as compared to developed nations.

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Global Sterility Testing Market 2017-202

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 dicembre 2017

The report, Global Sterility Testing Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market.The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the rising number of affiliation and accreditation. Sterility testing is one of the vital part of biological safety testing which ensures the final product is free from microbial contamination and can be accepted as sterile product. To ensure and to enhance best practices in biological safety testing including sterility testing, many affiliation and accreditations are coming up by the biological safety testing associations, across the world.According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is the rapidly growing pharmaceutical and biological research industry. Sterility testing is rapidly used in pharmaceutical industry to test drugs and end-products in bulk to ensure that they are free from any micro-organisms before the products are released to market. Membrane filtration technique is preferred for these types of sterility testing as end-products are more compatible with the filtration membrane.

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Best’s Special Report: China’s Reinsurers Operating in an Increasingly Difficult Market

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 dicembre 2017

pechinoPechino, China is increasingly becoming a difficult environment for non-life reinsurers, as competition and the regulatory environment are adding to top-line and profitability pressures. The Chinese life reinsurance market, meanwhile, has doubled its premium size since 2012 but must deal with heightened capital pressure, according to a new A.M. Best special report.The Best’s Special Report, titled, “Reinsurance in China: Underwriting Challenges for Non-Life, Capital Pressure for Life,” states that many of the issues challenging non-life reinsurers have resulted from the implementation of the China Risk-Oriented Solvency System (C-ROSS). A glut of reinsurance capacity and growing retention by the direct industry pose clear threats to reinsurers’ profitability. In addition, the oligopolistic structure of the direct market gives large cedents more bargaining power not only on pricing, but also on terms and conditions, which has squeezed profit margins even further. For growth, non-life reinsurers are looking at Belt and Road initiatives and captive insurers, as well as potential business arising from the second phase of C-ROSS.According to the report, life and non-life reinsurers also need to be wary of potential competition from Hong Kong, as regulators there are working on a C-ROSS equivalence, which may allow Hong Kong reinsurers to be treated as onshore reinsurers in China. Although several years off, changes could attract new capital to the Hong Kong market as companies look to enter China’s reinsurance market.
Regulations and government policies will continue to play a large role in steering the direction of China’s reinsurance industry’s development, while also indirectly impacting reinsurance demand. As the market prepares for the second phase of C-ROSS, one task will be to further optimize the solvency regime and recalibrate insurance risk charges for health, motor and credit lines, which may further reshape the non-life reinsurance environment. On the life side, the market has entered a new stage of transformation. Whether financial reinsurance’s strong historical growth will continue is dependent on potential regulatory decisions and an increasingly competitive market environment. As regulators push the industry to refocus on protection and serve the real economy, protection reinsurance will grow, fueled by rapid growth in the direct market.A.M. Best believes that a talent shortage at a growing number of reinsurers and the need for a commensurate increase in salaries, even as profit margins decline, have contributed to the difficult operating environment for China’s reinsurers. However, the increased demand for talent is attracting non-state-owned or non-reinsurance background personnel to the industry, which could help make these traditionally conservative companies more commercialized and competitive.

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The “Mobile Workforce Apps in North America” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 dicembre 2017

This study examines the North American SMB (small and mid-sized business) and VSB (very small business) markets for mobile workforce applications. It also discusses optimal strategies for addressing the unique needs of these two segments. Mobile workforce applications are software solutions that allow remote and mobile employees real-time access to — and exchange of — information, collaboration, and/or guidance via their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices (including, increasingly, wearables such as smart watches). Key market trends, the competitive landscape, and potential growth opportunities are defined and discussed.In North America, mobile workforce app providers can make the mistake of treating small and mid-sized businesses as one monolithic entity. In fact, sharp differences exist between the very small business sector, which is usually defined as under 25 employees (and also known as a micro-business), and the 25-499 employee SMB segment. Recognizing both the differences and similarities in concerns, priorities, expertise levels, etc. helps leaders in the mobile workforce app sector sell more effectively and profitably to both audiences. Numerous growth opportunities exist for providers that wish to take a leadership role and attract more attention from very small, small, and mid-market businesses. These include enriching the app portfolio in new ways, focusing on customers’ revenue generation needs, and not abandoning the customer once the sale is made.

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Fifth Third Names Joseph P. Yurosek as California Market President

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 dicembre 2017

Joseph_YurosekFifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) has announced it is expanding its commercial banking capabilities to serve California-based middle-market companies by hiring Joseph Yurosek to serve as market president. He will report directly to Lars Anderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Yurosek will be responsible for building a team to provide dedicated resources in client coverage, credit, treasury management and capital markets to support the needs of middle-market companies across the state.“The expansion of talent in California represents a significant opportunity for Fifth Third to support clients and grow our core middle-market business,” said Anderson. “Joe’s knowledge of the California market strengthens our commitment to keep the customer at the center of everything we do. In-state leadership will deepen relationships and enable us to provide services and solutions that help our clients reach their financial goals.”Yurosek joins Fifth Third from Comerica, where he served as market president for the Orange County region. He also was responsible for corporate middle-market strategy in Orange County, Long Beach and San Diego and co-led sponsor coverage strategy for Southern California. Prior to that, Yurosek was regional middle-market group manager in Los Angeles and Long Beach.Yurosek has more than 25 years of banking experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and earned his MBA from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.This newly created position builds upon Fifth Third’s well-established commercial vertical and market expansion strategy. Fifth Third is making significant investments in value-added products and services to help clients with their most pressing financial and risk management challenges. This focus supports the Company’s NorthStar strategy, a three-year plan designed to deliver strong consistent returns through economic cycles. (photo: Joseph P. Yurosek)

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Cell Line Characterization Services Market, 2027 – Research and Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 novembre 2017

The ‘Cell Line Characterization Services Market, 2017-2027’ report features a comprehensive view on the current market landscape and future outlook of testing and/or authentication services for the characterization of cell lines. The report provides information on organizations that offer contract services for the characterization of cell lines.Cross contamination and cell line misidentification are some of the major concerns associated with the use of cell lines. According to published literature, cell lines used for scientific experiments are either misidentified or contaminated in approximately 15-25% cases. The use of such cell lines yields unreliable and irreproducible results, and leads to significant delays in research time lines and financial losses. The detrimental impact of using incorrect/misidentified cell lines poses a significant burden on the global healthcare budget.It has been estimated that a net loss of USD 28 billion is incurred every year on research that cannot be replicated due to the involvement of misidentified or contaminated cell lines in the US. Therefore, it is crucial to properly identify and authenticate cell lines used for research, both at the start of a project, as well as during the course of the study. To carry out cell line characterization, factors such as source of cell lines, their development history and the biological properties of cells determine the analytical tests required for characterization.It is also worth highlighting that several regulatory authorities and scientific communities have undertaken different initiatives to spread awareness on the importance of cell line characterization. Various rules and standards have also been formulated, making it mandatory to characterize cell lines while submitting applications for marketing authorization, for receipt of grants/funds, or for publishing cell-based research in leading journals.

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Jackson Enters Private Wealth and Trust Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 novembre 2017

borsaJackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®)  announced the formation of its Private Wealth & Trust group, a specialized team focused on complex planning, investment management and tax mitigation strategies for high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth families. This dedicated group works with private banks and trust firms as well as families’ trusted tax and legal advisors on long-term, tax-efficient planning and wealth transfer opportunities.“Since trust and private wealth firms operate on a fee-only business model, many of these entities haven’t traditionally utilized annuities in their practices,” said Justin Fitzpatrick, head of Private Wealth & Trust at Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD). “However, we’re hoping to change that. We believe fiduciaries should have access to the tax deferral and income control provided by variable annuities in a commission-free form that fits their business. We’re looking forward to building relationships with the firms in this space.”In creating this product, Jackson sought input from trust and investment management firms and created Private Wealth Shield, an investment-only, tax-deferred variable annuity developed specifically for trusts and private banks. This new annuity is institutionally priced and available as a fee-based offering without commissions or surrender charges.By leveraging the tax-deferred nature of variable annuities and the investment-only feature of Private Wealth Shield, portfolio managers and trust officers can help high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth individuals and families access tax-sheltered investments, lessen tax burdens and enhance flexible portfolio construction for long-term growth over multiple generations in agency and trust accounts. For irrevocable trusts, Private Wealth Shield provides greater income and tax control and removes the need for tax-related distributions, keeping more assets in the trust for improved growth potential.“Private trustees have long relied on tax-deferred annuities, but Private Wealth Shield’s investment-only platform offers trust and private wealth firms a more powerful solution for mitigating taxes on nonqualified assets, particularly within the high-net-worth market,” said John Poulsen, executive vice president of sales strategy at JNLD. “As financial institutions and professionals navigate complicated fiduciary rules that can lead to difficult investment and tax management decisions, Private Wealth Shield presents a viable strategy that can help alleviate these challenges to meet the needs of their clients.”Jackson is committed to providing education, service support and digital tools to increase the ease of doing business through a new product offering.

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A.M. Best’s 2017 Market Briefing in London to Focus on Impact of Brexit, M&A and the Rise of Protectionism

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 ottobre 2017


 (photo by Andrew Aitchison)

London. A.M. Best will host its annual Insurance Market Briefing – Europe & Methodology Review Seminar on Wednesday, 15 November, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at ETC Venues St. Paul’s in London. The briefing will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the seminar will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The conference will provide a platform for leading A.M. Best rating analysts and industry experts to discuss the impact of prevailing economic and political conditions and rating trends for (re)insurers in key segments of the European (re)insurance sector and the London Market. Jon Hancock, Performance Management Director, Lloyd’s of London will deliver the keynote address on the topic: Performance Management in a changing world.This year’s market briefing will also offer thematic sessions on issues of protectionism, Brexit, M&A and reinsurance trends based on insurance market intelligence and research as conducted by A.M. Best. A panel of senior industry spokespersons will deliberate on the global reinsurance sector’s strains and opportunities, including the impact of insurance-linked securities (ILS) on the sector.The annual Methodology Review Seminar will examine the latest updates to rating criteria and will provide attendees with a better understanding of the modifications recently made to Best’s Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) and the proprietary Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) model.

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