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Hearing of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on trade portfolio

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 ottobre 2020

Mr Dombrovskis announced “a launch of a WTO trade and climate initiative, focusing on green goods”, acknowledging that “today, trade is about much more than just trade”. He intends to reshape the EU’s future trade policy to make it more sustainable, including in the Mercosur trade agreement where the EU must “find lasting solutions for the Amazon region” before its ratification. MEPs welcomed the planned new trade defence measure but also emphasised that the EU’s tools must be sharp enough to ensure that “existing trade agreements don’t only work on paper but in practice, too.” On Transatlantic trade relations, some MEPs asked for the EU to prepare for the WTO judgment to impose USD4 billion worth of tariffs on US goods in the Boeing case.Several MEPs called for a trade policy linked closely to the Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals, and a long-awaited proposal on enforcing sustainable development chapters in trade agreements through sanctions. Several MEPs expect a new trade commissioner to ensure the Mercosur deal is environmentally sustainable and to protect the respect for human rights in the investment deal with China.MEPs asked the candidate about obligatory due diligence for companies to ensure sustainable supply chains, which Mr Dombrovskis pledged to propose. Other MEPs wanted to know about future steel safeguards against dumping on the EU market and prospects for an EU-UK trade deal. Based on the committees’ recommendations, the Conference of Committee Chairs will assess the outcome of the hearing and forward its conclusions to the Conference of Presidents. The latter will carry out the final evaluation on 6 October and decide if the hearing can be concluded. If so, the plenary will vote on whether or not to approve the portfolio change on 7 October, in Brussels.

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Customer Portfolios Announces The Portfolio Value Statement

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 novembre 2019

Customer Portfolios, a marketing technology leader that uses actionable insights and analytics to increase customer engagement and value, announces the Portfolio Value Statement (PVS) report, giving businesses a holistic view into the health of their customer file.
The PVS gives marketers a total view of the different segments within the customer database, their revenue contribution by channel, and whether or not they are currently engaged and marketable. By showing how the customer base is evolving, the PVS helps marketers determine where to invest their budgets to retain or reactivate customers, not just acquire new consumers. This view makes marketers better budgeters and decision makers. When marketing proposes its plan – and must defend budget and spend – a Portfolio Value Statement gives them a more compelling argument than ever before. For the first time, marketers can present a plan based on accurate forecasts for long term revenue that will grow the entire customer portfolio for years ahead. Viewing the health of the customer database as a whole and by segment shows marketers the value of each group and how speaking to them accordingly will impact the bottom line. The PVS breaks down customer portfolios into actionable, behavior-based segments.

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PIXUP, a Portfolio Service for Photographers, Enters Taiwan

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 settembre 2019

PIXUP (thepixup.com) of BBTree, which combined unlimited portfolio service and World’s first free image service that distributes ad revenue to photographers will be joining 2019 Taipei International Photography & Media Equipment Exhibition, which is a major photography exhibition in Taiwan from September 27-30, 2019.PIXUP service with the slogan of “Safe and Free image” allows you to download an unlimited number of commercially usable images from Free Market after a free and simple registration. Unlike other free image services, it screens the infringement of portrait/property rights of each content and also leaves both contributor’s upload history and user’s download history to protect both sides from all copyright issues that may arise. Photographers can freely upload the photo to their gallery and share only the photos they want on the Free Market wherein users can download the photos. PIXUP operates an advertising system and shares 50% of all ad revenue to the photographers according to the download rate of their images. Through various photo challenges held every month, cash prizes are presented as well.PIXUP plans to expand its influence in the Taiwan region by appealing to the photographer friendly features of PIXUP: 1. Free unlimited portfolio service 2. Free Market which shares advertising revenue as Contributor Grant. PIXUP is planning to develop various partnerships with Taiwan local businesses during its Taiwan promotions.The PIXUP booth (J816) in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center will hold SNS event and will provide various small and big gifts to all visitors at the booth. There will be a 1:1 photographer application inquiry and tutorial corner for all local photographers who drop by the booth too.

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Mostra “Portfolio Genealogies”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

Venezia, 7 settembre – 4 novembre 2019 Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (ingresso dal Museo Correr, Ala Napoleonica di Piazza San Marco) mostra “PORTFOLIO – Genealogies. Kevin Clarke, Jiny Lan, Bernd Reiter”, curata da Manfred Möller (Minerva Edition) che comprende opere grafiche, dipinti, opere fotografiche e un’installazione, di tre artisti che vivono principalmente in Germania: Kevin Clarke (1953- New York, Stati Uniti, fotografia concettuale, grafica), Jiny Lan (1970- Xiuyan, Repubblica Popolare Cinese, pittura, grafica) e Bernd Reiter (1948- Colonia, Germania, installazioni, grafica). Tre artisti originari di diversi continenti e background culturali, ma il cui focus artistico attuale risiede principalmente in Germania.
Il titolo della mostra GENEALOGIES è stato scelto poiché tutti e tre gli artisti affrontano questo campo concettuale polisemico, pur se in modi molto diversi tra loro. I “DNA Portraits” di Kevin Clarke sono basati sull’interpretazione scientifica del termine, infatti l’artista-fotografo combina l’impronta genetica di personalità viventi e/o storiche, costituita da una sequenza di lettere in composizioni grafiche metaforiche. Questa lettura può essere a buon titolo classificata come ‘genealogica’: il nostro materiale genetico contiene importanti informazioni che condividiamo non solo con i nostri antenati più vicini ma con moltissimi altri esseri umani. Anche i dipinti di Jiny Lan, eseguiti in tecnica mista su tela, si confrontano con la genealogia in modo affascinante. L’artista nei suoi ritratti “Painter princes”, allo stesso modo, ad esempio, di Jörg Immendorff o Georg Baselitz, affronta il termine “arte” in senso ‘storico’, cioè procedendo per accumulazione di lavoro in lavoro, costruendo una sequenza completa di piccoli frammenti a completare un qualcosa che assomiglia a un DNA. Una posizione a sé stante merita l’installazione di Bernd Reiter: sette banchi da chiesa e 40 monitor “(fintamente) sacri” con cui affronta una genealogia di moralità nella storia del pensiero della Chiesa Cattolica.

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Mostra: “Portfolio. The Road Guide To Interesting Times

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 luglio 2019

Venezia dal 3 Agosto al 2 Settembre 2019 (ore 10 – 18) Sale Monumentali, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana Ingresso dal Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, Ala Napoleonica arte contemporanea. In concomitanza con la 58ma Biennale d’Arte, la Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, in collaborazione con Minerva Edition (Kunsthandel Verlag), ha deciso di ospitare nel Salone della Libreria Sansoviniana un piccolo ciclo espositivo legato alla tipologia del Portfolio e delle opere d’arte contemporanee in piano su carta, a cura di Manfred Möller.Dopo quelle di Johannes Brus e Ottmar Hörl vengono esposte, dal 3 agosto al 2 settembre, le opere di sette artisti cinesi, per la prima volta in Italia. Chiamati a interpretare il tema tipologico (il portfolio) secondo il proprio personalissimo stile, Pang Maokun, Zhang Jie, Jiao Xingtao, Wei Jia, Chen Shuzhong, Liu Haichen e Hu Yongqi, hanno in un certo qual modo accettato di confrontarsi, con le loro 21 opere su carta (tre per ciascun autore rappresentato), con i 21 tondi allegorici che Andrea Schiavone, Paolo Veronese, Battista Zelotti, Giulio Licinio, Battista Franco, Giuseppe Salviati, Giovanni De Mio hanno realizzato per il soffitto della Libreria. Certo, il programma iconografico unitario del soffitto è un rigoroso addensato di allegorie che rispecchia una rigida tassonomia volta ad illustrare la funzione del palazzo che la Repubblica volle dedicare alla donazione di Bessarione, mentre cercheremmo vanamente tanta simmetria di significati nelle opere dei sette artisti cinesi, tutti docenti all’Istituto Sichuan di Belle Arti, nella città di Chongqing, che è una delle scuole più rinomate della regione. L’intenzione però era quella di rendere accessibile a un vasto pubblico le diverse declinazioni stilistiche in cui si articola l’arte contemporanea cinese, costruendo una Road Guide To Interesting Times attraverso questo improbabile, eppure d’effetto, dialogo artistico tra culture.
L’arte contemporanea asiatica, prima tra tutti quella della Cina, è in continua crescita e sviluppo nel campo di mostre, fiere d’arte e d’asta, e accreditata, anno dopo anno, da nuove affermazioni. La giovane arte cinese si sta sviluppando verso nuovi orizzonti di significato, coniugando le alte capacità manuali assieme all’eredità delle tecniche pittoriche tradizionali. Non mancano, accanto alla pittura classica, altre tecniche tipiche della moderna avanguardia (video art, arte performativa, etc.), facendo prosperare la scena dell’arte quanto è in crescita l’intera economia del paese.In questa cornice espositiva si incontrano rappresentati i più disparati generi artistici, con riconoscibili influenze sia nazionali sia internazionali.

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Wiwynn Expands Edge Server Portfolio Based on Nokia-led OCP OpenEDGE Project

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 Maggio 2019

Wiwynn (TWSE:6669), an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider for data centers, today unveils its novel Edge Platform 100(EP100) based on Nokia-led OCP OpenEDGE specification. The flexible and efficient platform enables diverse applications requiring low latency and huge data-processing capabilities at edge sites for the upcoming 5G era. Wiwynn will showcase EP100 at Computex Taipei 2019 in TICC from May 28-31.“We are thrilled to embrace edge cloud opportunities in the 5G era by applying Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware and initiating an open firmware development kit,” said Dr. Sunlai Chang, Senior Vice President and CTO of Wiwynn. “Wiwynn EP100 enables communication service providers to address diverse low-latency data processing demands of Cloud RAN and modern central offices with a flexible and high-efficiency architecture at a balanced cost.”Wiwynn EP100 is a 3U edge system based on Nokia-led OCP OpenEDGE specification. It supports up to five 1U half-width servers and can flexibly configure with 2U half-width and 1U full-width server sleds. Communication service providers can also scale computing power by adding more EP100 systems for applications ranging from base stations to regional central offices.“Nokia AirFrame open edge launched April 2018 welcomes Wiwynn’s adoption of the Nokia led OCP OpenEDGE specification, with this announcement of a new equipment provider for enclosure and sled designs. Wiwynn’s contribution to OCP OpenEDGE is an important step forward in the creation of a healthy ecosystem and providing Far Edge Data Center Equipment consumers with multi-source procurement options to avoid vendor lock-in,” said Hannu Nikurautio, Head of Cloud RAN Product Management of Nokia.With the chassis-based power supplies and management, EP100 delivers high power efficiency and easy management for edge sites. Wiwynn is developing a software stack with OpenRMC, OpenBMC, and OSF (Open System Firmware) to enhance management for the open system. Furthermore, Wiwynn will also contribute the firmware development kit to invite more ecosystem partners to join and innovate upon it.”Open source hardware is essential to the enhancement of efficient, open and scalable data centers, and Wiwynn has been embracing these principles of open sourcing cloud technology with their active participation and contributions to the community,” said Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer of the OCP Foundation. “We are encouraged by Wiwynn’s new edge platform development with the OCP OpenEDGE Project and their work on contributing an open firmware development kit to speed up the open ecosystem growing that brings technology and benefits to the telco industry.”
At Computex, this platform will be configured with five 1U half-width single-socket server sleds. Each sled supports one PCIe Gen3 x16 FHHL accelerator (GPU, FPGA or ASIC) and has one OCP NIC 3.0 slot. In aggregate, Wiwynn EP100 satisfies diverse demand of latency, data-processing, power consumption and networking for applications of edge computing.

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Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Announces Portfolio Management Team

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:MGU) (“MGU” or “Fund”) announced today that Brad Frishberg, CFA will be the sole portfolio manager and in that capacity, will continue to be responsible for making day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund. Brad Frishberg, CFA, Chief Investment Officer — Global Listed Infrastructure Securities, heads the firm’s infrastructure securities team and is the lead portfolio manager for Macquarie’s Global Listed Infrastructure strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2009 in his current role, Frishberg was managing director and US equity portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where, over a period of 13 years, he was responsible for managing portfolios and businesses in London, Tokyo, and New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Trinity College.
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the NYSE. The Fund’s investment adviser is Macquarie Capital Investment Management LLC, which is a part of Macquarie Asset Management and a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited.Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original costs. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the Investment Adviser nor any other person affiliated with the Investment Adviser has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.

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Charles River Receives WealthBriefing Asia ‘Best Portfolio Management’ Award for 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 giugno 2018

Charles River Development has won “Best Portfolio Management Solution” at this year’s WealthBriefing Asia Awards. Presented on 31st May in Singapore, this is the second wealth management award this year recognising the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS). These awards recognise companies, teams and individuals the judges consider having demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2017. “The wealth management industry globally is undergoing significant change, and firms are increasingly turning to technology to help meet competitive and regulatory challenges,” said Cameron Field, Asia Pacific Managing Director, Charles River. “We are seeing more commonality between wealth and institutional requirements, and our solution provides the capabilities and flexibility to support both, so firms can achieve much higher productivity and significant cost savings by managing all of their products and business lines on a single platform.”Charles River’s wealth management solution supports a broad range of investment products across the entire investment lifecycle. From model management, asset allocation, and risk, through to trading, settlement and position keeping, Charles River IMS helps firms increase efficiency and reduce cost and risk by consolidating disparate systems.Charles River has won numerous awards for portfolio management, trading and compliance. In addition to being named ‘Best Portfolio Management Solution’ at the WealthBriefing Awards in Geneva this February, Charles River IMS was also named “Best Buyside Compliance Product” at the Buy-Side Technology Awards 2017, December, 2017.

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Yardi Prepares Gerald Eve for Portfolio Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 settembre 2017

londonLondon. UK-based international real estate services company Gerald Eve has selected Yardi Voyager® 7S as the management platform for its new commercial property and asset management business. Gerald Eve’s new business arm sought a cloud-based, mobile solution to support its predicted exponential growth.Yardi Voyager 7S will centralise asset and property data and streamline core accounting. Yardi PAYscan will help automate invoice processing to deliver additional efficiencies.“Commercial property and asset management was the strategic gap in our business,” said Jennifer Cottle, partner for Gerald Eve. “Yardi filled that gap. It was fundamentally important for us to select a software platform that not only delivered the process efficiencies we were looking for, but supported the long-term goals and service requirements of the new venture.” “We are very pleased to see Gerald Eve move to the Voyager platform,” said Neal Gemassmer, vice president, international for Yardi. “Combined with Yardi PAYscan, the solution will allow Gerald Eve’s property and asset management business to hit the ground running and support an exciting growth strategy.”
Gerald Eve is a firm of international property consultants based in the UK who operate a national network of nine offices covering Europe and major US markets. Whether you are a property owner, investor, occupier or developer, Gerald Eve provides independent, intelligent and relevant advice based on detailed market knowledge and sector understanding. Learn more about Gerald Eve.
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. For more information, visit: yardi.com/uk

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Three Options for FCA To Become a Force To Reckon With

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 giugno 2015

london-centralLondon, UK “Okay FCA, just stop!” was how General Motors (GM) rebuffed Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on a possible GM-FCA merger. FCA has lately been pushing beyond its weight to make overtures to numerous auto-manufacturers, rather incessantly in GM’s case. FCA CEO Marchionne has repeatedly expressed his opinion regarding the inevitable consolidation in the automotive industry towards reaping better synergies, especially when over-capacity is a major unsolved issue which should be attended to, sooner rather than later.Closely analysing both brands explains GM’s stand: Just like GM, FCA has a strong SUV and LCV portfolio, yet with a much wider reach in the segment. With 21 models FCA produces close to 2.2 million vehicles in this category encompassing the Americas, Europe and Asia. With 34 models GM on the other hand barely manages to produce the same number of vehicles as FCA in the SUV and LCV segment and predominantly caters to the Americas only. Comparing the small car segment and hybrid capabilities of the two however, we notice that FCA significantly lags behind and finally it becomes clear why Marchionne is pushing for a merger with GM. Despite serving the same geographical base and with 38 models having two more than GM, FCA rakes in just about 2.1million vehicles in the A/B/C segment which is less than half of what GM produces globally in the same segment. A merger with FCA would therefore be a big gamble for GM, as it would only benefit FCA, while at the same time being a liability to GM. Meanwhile, GM is trying to run lean by avoiding the addition of any new factory capacity. Since 2010, GM has shut down operations for low-volume brands such as Hummer, Pontiac and Saturn and kept alive high-volume brands such as Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC. Factoring in these aspects, GM has also recently undergone a major restructuring at a group level themselves. A deal between GM and FCA looks highly unlikely and it showcases that FCA requires GM more than the other way round. Considering their strong portfolio in the small car segment, PSA seems to be the most likely automaker FCA should approach. A merger would help both brands to focus on their strengths, while at the same time gain sufficient market impetus for each other in those regions in which the other lags behind. PSA has a rather strong small car portfolio that FCA can benefit from and needs to become more of a global player. Together PSA and FCA can cater to their specific needs of filling the gaps in each other’s portfolio. Yet a merger with PSA seems to be a slightly difficult proposition as PSA itself is struggling to recapture the market domination they once had and is looking to return to magnitude. The future is all about succeeding in the market or succumbing to its dynamics. There are three possibilities for FCA to succeed. If Marchionne is seriously considering to bring GM onboard, there is a back-door way to do it and FCA might well be pursuing it. The second option would be to partner with tech-giants such as Google or Apple. A disruptor such as them is what FCA needs, as it would instantaneously equip the automaker with ground-breaking technological prowess across automated driving, best-in-class connectivity/HMI among other things, something FCA is currently not well-known for. Thirdly, partnering with PSA seems to be the most logical way ahead. PSA will bring in the volumes required for FCA in Europe, while FCA can help PSA to become a global automaker by helping the French group with its manufacturing facility and dealership network globally, a win-win situation for both.

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IBM intende acquisire SPSS

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 luglio 2009

IBM ha annunciato un accordo per acquisire SPSS Inc., azienda quotata (Nasdaq: SPSS) con sede a Chicago, a un prezzo di 50 dollari per azione, per un totale di 1,2 miliardi di dollari. L’operazione, soggetta all’approvazione degli azionisti di SPSS, è destinata a concludersi nella seconda metà del 2009.  SPSS è leader nella fornitura di software, servizi e soluzioni per l’analisi predittiva: quest’acquisizione amplia il portfolio software di IBM nell’area dell’Information on Demand (IOD) e della Business Analytics e rafforza l’iniziativa Information Agenda, che ha l’obiettivo di aiutare le aziende a rendere le informazioni e i dati un asset strategico.  Oggi IDC stima che il mercato del software per l’analisi di business crescerà quest’anno fino a 25 miliardi di dollari, con una crescita del 4% rispetto al 2008.   IBM sta concentrando il proprio impegno sulla tecnologia e i servizi di business analytics per aiutare i propri clienti a tagliare i costi, ridurre i rischi e aumentare la profittabilità, grazie a capacità di analisi predittiva che includono il data capture, il data mining e l’analisi statistica.  L’acquisizione di SPSS aggiunge una vasta gamma di capacità analitiche al portfolio software di IBM, consentendo lo sviluppo di nuove soluzioni per differenti settori d’industria: acquisizione e mantenimento di clienti nel settore finanziario, migliore conoscenza dei dati del paziente nella sanità, prevenzione del crimine nel settore pubblico e organizzazione degli spazi per il mondo della distribuzione.  Inoltre, il software è in grado di migliorare le funzionalità di previsione della domanda di mercato, assunzione delle persone, profittabilità del cliente e rilevamento delle frodi in moltissimi settori d’industria.

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