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DaraPay Announces Strategic Partnership with Chinese Tech Giant- Alipay

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 novembre 2019

Dara Pay, the leading mobile E-wallet and payment service providers, today announces its partnership with Alipay, world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial. With this partnership, Chinese tourists can scan and pay with their Alipay app at all DaraPay merchants with more than 3,000 outlets in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Battambang province.Through this strategic partnership, the two partners are looking to integrate their respective systems with one another and offer the market a flexible, on-demand digital payment solution through which Chinese tourists can conveniently use during their visit to Cambodia.
With the system now in place, Alipay users are no longer required to withdraw cash or perform cross-app money transfer to make payments across the Kingdom. They can simply complete their purchases by scanning the special QR code available at DaraPay-enabled merchant partners.“We are excited to work with Alipay,” said Mr. Phok Ratha, General Manager of DaraPay. “Through this collaboration, Alipay users can now benefit from the convenience, simplicity, and security of our integrated system and merchant partners while enjoying their vacation in Cambodia.”With DaraPay’s more than 3,000 merchant partners, finding a store or service that accepts this integrated mobile payment should not be a trouble. Whether it is a transaction at a restaurant, café, and supermarket or payment for services such as ride-hailing, hotel, and entertainments, Chinese tourists can truly benefit by choosing the services of DaraPay’s merchant partners. Alipay customers who love shopping for apparel or trying out all types of delicious food can enjoy with the most popular Chinese tourist malls: Sorya Center Point or The Olympia Mall located at the heart of Phnom Penh City.The future bodes well for the two partners with the number of Chinese tourists visiting the Kingdom continues to grow. Last year, statistically the nation welcomed over 1.7 million Chinese tourists, and the number is expected to rise to 3 million by 2020 and 5 million by 2025.As the number of Chinese tourists to the Kingdom continues to surge, and following its strategic road map, DaraPay is on track with its collaboration with leading fintech platform Alipay.

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New Strategic Fund to Invest in Health Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 novembre 2019

As the health care landscape rapidly evolves, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has been pursuing multiple ways to lead and promote innovation in the field. Today, the AHA is pleased to announce the final closing of the AHA Innovation Development Fund, LP, or “AHA Fund,” a $50 million venture capital fund formed to help hospitals and health systems continue to transform health care and deliver cutting-edge care.The AHA Fund is sponsored and managed by Concord Health Partners, LLC (Concord), a health care-focused investment firm, with the AHA as the anchor limited partner investor. The AHA Fund has made several investments to date in health care companies and will continue to invest in cutting-edge solutions.The goal of the AHA Fund is to invest in early-stage health care companies that provide products, services and solutions that help hospitals and health systems transform care delivery, spur innovation among members, connect hospitals and entrepreneurs, and drive results.James Olsen, Founder & Managing Partner of Concord, commented, “Concord is focused on identifying and supporting health care companies with solutions that address affordability, quality and access to care. The AHA Fund aligns interests and delivers strategic value to both health systems and portfolio companies. We are excited to be part of this collaborative effort with the AHA to advance and accelerate innovation in health care.”

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Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 novembre 2019

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud hosting services. This agreement brings together Tyler, the nation’s largest software company exclusively focused on the public sector, and AWS, the broadest and deepest cloud platform.The agreement deepens the existing relationship between Tyler and AWS, by leveraging the AWS cloud to lay the groundwork for the future of cloud services for the public sector. As Tyler continues to evolve its applications in response to government and public sector needs, this collaboration will enable Tyler public sector clients to deliver better experiences for citizens, and further enable governments to use data as a strategic asset in the design, management, and delivery of programs.
Specifically, the agreement with AWS provides the framework for development, training and collaboration in order to support next-generation applications that have the scalability, resiliency, and security AWS offers. It will assist Tyler in accelerating innovation and the development of strategic initiatives. These initiatives will bring the most advanced cloud-native services to Tyler clients, improving the flow of information and providing a better experience for state, local, and federal governments.The agreement allows Tyler to expand its solution development and delivery options while continuing to support clients, where required, on premises or through another Tyler data center.

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Snowden Lane Partners and Kestrel Capital Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 ottobre 2019

Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced a strategic cooperation alliance with Dublin, Ireland based Kestrel Capital, an independent wealth advisory firm that advises high net worth individuals, family offices, corporations, charities and retirement plans.Snowden Lane and Kestrel Capital will seek to expand their respective service capabilities and refer clients to one another where there may be an opportunity to develop and strengthen business relationships. By virtue of its authorization by the Central Bank of Ireland and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, Kestrel Capital has and will retain its “single passport” and ability to do business in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. Snowden Lane affiliates are authorized to do business in the U.S.Rob Mooney, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Snowden Lane added: “In many ways, the world is still becoming a smaller place, and we believe a strategic relationship with a reputable advisory firm like Kestrel Capital is very valuable as we look to develop our business outside the U.S.” Lyle LaMothe, Snowden Lane’s Chairman, added, “We’ve known John and his firm for some time and see a real potential to develop new relationships by way of referral, as well as to facilitate servicing existing cross-border clients and their families.”Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan, Raymond James and Wells Fargo, among others. The firm has 10 offices around the country, including Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Coral Gables, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, Salisbury and Bethesda, MD; San Antonio, TX; as well as its New York City headquarters. In 2019, the Financial Times named Snowden Lane to its elite FT 300 list for the fifth straight year, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S. A number of the firm’s advisors have been recognized as FT 401 Top Retirement advisors, and a number by Forbes/Shook as top state advisors.

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BlackRock LTPC Makes Strategic Investment in Authentic Brands Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 agosto 2019

BlackRock, Inc. announced today that entities affiliated with its Long Term Private Capital (LTPC) strategy have made a strategic investment in Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a portfolio of iconic and world-renowned brands. LTPC will become the largest investor in ABG and will work closely alongside its management, led by founder, Chairman and CEO James Salter and President and CMO Nick Woodhouse. LTPC joins existing ABG investors including founding investor Leonard Green & Partners, General Atlantic, Lion Capital, Simon Property Group, Brookfield Properties’ retail group and Shaquille O’Neal.ABG has experienced significant growth since it was founded in 2010 and is now a world-leading brand development, marketing and entertainment company. The Company’s portfolio of over 50 brands generates close to USD $10 billion in annual worldwide revenue in more than 70 countries. ABG’s portfolio spans the luxury, specialty and mid-tier retail channels in both e-commerce and brick and mortar, and is diversified across the lifestyle, sports, celebrity, entertainment and media sectors. The ABG portfolio includes brands such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, Greg Norman, Thalia Sodi, Neil Lane, Nautica, Aéropostale, Vince Camuto, Nine West, Juicy Couture, Frye, Spyder, Prince and Judith Lieber. ABG’s recent acquisition of Sports Illustrated, one of the most respected names in sports media, highlights the Company’s ability to expand a cultural centerpiece across digital, TV and social platforms and represents their increasing desire to converge content and commerce.“The strategic investment by LTPC is a testament to the success we have had building a leading platform for the ownership and development of brand and media content,” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO at ABG. “We believe BlackRock’s scale, global footprint and digital capabilities will enable us to build out our organization and continue our domestic and international growth trajectory. This investment marks an important and exciting next phase of expansion for ABG.”

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35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 Mag 2019

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today that Interim Chief Executive Officer and President Allen Parker will present at the Bernstein 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,700 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 33 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations.

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Adtalem Global Education and Northeastern University Form Strategic Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 Mag 2019

Adtalem Global Education, a global educator and workforce solutions provider (NYSE: ATGE), and Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, a thought leader in navigating the complexities of digital convergence and Artificial Intelligence (AI), have signed a strategic alliance agreement. Through their partnership, Adtalem and D’Amore-McKim will bring new products and services to the marketplace, leveraging subject matter expertise and content from Northeastern, and global distribution channels and financial services education and certification expertise from Adtalem.
The first offering to launch under the partnership is a certificate course on AI for Financial Services. AI thought leaders and expert finance and technology practitioners will design and teach the course to provide financial services professionals with a solid understanding of AI and its applications in financial services. The course will also give business professionals the ability to assess AI readiness within their organization and the tools to become AI champions capable of addressing specific business needs.Available in summer of 2019, the course will launch in online, on-demand, self-paced options and is designed to be completed within 8–10 hours over 2–4 weeks, culminating in a certificate of completion. The course also can be tailored to corporate clients with facilitated sessions and expert faculty members.The banking and financial services industry is at the forefront of AI adoption, using AI to improve the accuracy of credit scoring, fraud detection, personal budgeting and algorithmic stock trading and giving rise to robo-advisers, chat-bots, and machine underwriters. As automation continues to drive efficiencies in quantitative functions, companies and organizations will look to reskill employees into higher value, more qualitative roles.
Adtalem’s financial services portfolio currently consists of several organizations with a range of professional education products and services, including: the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), its CAMS certification is one of the most widely recognized anti-money laundering certifications among compliance professionals worldwide; Becker Professional Education, which offers programs in CPA Exam Review and continuing professional education courses; and EduPristine, one of India’s leading training providers in accounting, finance and digital marketing.

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Spotify Announces Expansion of Strategic Partnership with Samsung

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 marzo 2019

Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) today announced the next step in its strategic relationship with Samsung Electronics by providing users with frictionless access to Spotify on Samsung mobile devices1. In addition, new Spotify consumers in the U.S. with select Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, including the just-launched Galaxy S10, may qualify for six months of free Spotify Premium, redeemable in app2. Starting on March 8, Spotify also will be pre-installed on millions of new Samsung mobile devices globally.
Spotify has been deeply integrated with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform, designed to work across Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, Spotify also enhances the Bixby Home screen by providing Spotify content and recommendations tailored for each listener.As previously announced in August 2018, Spotify became Samsung’s go-to music service provider. Spotify will continue to support Samsung devices this year to enable Samsung and Spotify users to discover and enjoy music in new ways.

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Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union Engages Xtensifi for Strategic Consulting Services

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

Xtensifi, a digital consulting firm that enables financial institutions to create and execute their mobile and online strategies, announced today that it was recently selected by Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union to provide strategic consulting services to help accelerate digital transformation of member services. Xtensifi applied its expertise in digital banking services and technology to assist Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union in defining innovation priorities, clarifying a vision and creating a roadmap to achieve the institution’s strategic goals. Additionally, Xtensifi worked closely with credit union executives to formulate and assess innovation opportunities and develop actionable plans. “Our number one goal is to provide superior member service,” said Laura Campbell, CEO of Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union. “Xtensifi has been instrumental in helping us define our digital strategy which will enable us to deliver extraordinary service through non-traditional/remote channels.” “Each new partnership is important to us, and we are excited to help Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union with its strategic goals,” said George Kelley, CEO of Xtensifi. “As consumer expectations continue to evolve, it can be overwhelming for financial institutions to keep up the pace of change that new technologies enable. At Xtensifi, we remain committed to providing highly-customized consulting services, to improve not only internal processes, but also enhance the member’s digital experience.”

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MuteSix Appoints Five Key Strategic Hires in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 gennaio 2019

MuteSix – a full funnel digital and creative agency – today announced five new hires to its seasoned leadership team. Marc Loreti and Holly Martin have joined the company as Vice Presidents of Business Development, Bree Blackman as Vice President of Creative Strategy, and Ross Bucholc as Vice President of Paid Search. These appointments continue MuteSix’s forward momentum and will have an immediate focus on the company’s enterprise consumer brand and agency clients. MuteSix spends $300 million a year for clients across retail, e-commerce, luxury, nonprofit, technology, sports, publishing, and financial services. The agency has been achieving 265% year-over-year growth while retaining their people-first culture. It has also seen its creative studio (StudioSix) vertical grow 12x in 2018, which makes up 28% of its total revenue. The company’s speed-to-market has been finding traction with CMOs of SMBs and enterprise leaders alike, who turn to MuteSix to gain better ad spend due to the rise of creative and specialization. Today, MuteSix continues to sign large enterprise clients such as Disney, GNC, and Petco. “The addition of this exciting and impressive team of seasoned executives is a direct result of our significant growth over the past two years. The team we chose has the collective experience and smarts to keep up with MuteSix’s ongoing growth. Together, they will allow us to provide differentiated services, operate faster, leverage integrated data to create in real-time, and add increased value,” said Steve Weiss, Founder and CEO. “New client wins combined with the fact that total ad spend is projected to increase 24% between 2018 – 2022 makes this an exciting chapter for us.”MuteSix is currently investing further into mobile first video ads for 2019. “Mobile video is going to be the most popular and fastest growing content format this year given spending is expected to hit $103B by 2023. The increasing popularity of mobile video sharing platforms like Facebook and Instagram presents an immense opportunity to create, serve and measure interactive video ads,” said Daniel Rutberg, COO. The agency is also developing its proprietary predictive technology. “Clients don’t just want data, they want insights that make an economic impact. We’re looking to predictive technology to help refine hyper-relevant creative advertising to accelerate results for brands moving towards a cross-platform future.”

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Strategic Collaboration to Develop Novel Therapies for Fibrotic Diseases

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 dicembre 2018

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SRRK) announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration to discover and develop highly specific inhibitors of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) activation for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.Under the collaboration, Gilead has exclusive options to license worldwide rights to product candidates that emerge from three Scholar Rock TGFβ programs: inhibitors that target activation of latent TGFβ1 with high affinity and specificity, inhibitors that selectively target activation of latent TGFβ1 localized to extracellular matrix, and a third TGFβ discovery program. Scholar Rock is responsible for antibody discovery and preclinical research through product candidate nomination, after which, upon exercising the option for a program, Gilead will be responsible for the program’s preclinical and clinical development and commercialization. Scholar Rock retains exclusive worldwide rights to discover, develop, and commercialize certain TGFβ inhibitors for oncology and cancer immunotherapy.In connection with the collaboration agreement, Scholar Rock will receive $80 million in upfront payments, comprised of $50 million cash and $30 million purchase of Scholar Rock Holding Corporation common stock. In addition, Scholar Rock will receive a one-time milestone payment of $25 million upon the successful completion of specific preclinical studies and be eligible to receive up to an additional $1,425 million in potential payments aggregated across all three programs based on the successful achievement of certain research, development, regulatory and commercialization milestones. Scholar Rock would also receive high single-digit to low double-digit tiered royalties on sales of potential future products originating from the collaboration.
Fibrosis is a debilitating pathological feature of many diseases that scars tissues and vital organs and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. TGFβ-driven signaling is thought to be a central regulator of fibrosis. Inhibitors of TGFβ signaling discovered through Scholar Rock’s proprietary platform have been shown to selectively prevent the activation of the growth factor in the fibrotic matrix in vitro and in preclinical models. By targeting the disease microenvironment, these highly specific inhibitors of TGFβ activation may offer a novel approach to suppressing pro-fibrotic signaling in multiple organs.

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Catella and Söderberg & Partners in strategic partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 dicembre 2018

Catella Bank S.A., a subsidiary to Catella AB (publ), has entered an agreement to divest 51% of the Wealth Management operations in Sweden to Söderberg & Partners for approximately SEK 36 Million. Catella’s ownership in the joint venture structure is expected to generate positive cash flow which is an important part of the value of the transaction. The parties will also enter a strategic partnership. Catella will continue to develop alternative investment products to this client segment for the entire wealth advisory industry.As part of the strategic review of Catella’s Banking operation Catella has evaluated various options for the Swedish Wealth Management operation and found the optimal conditions, for customers and employees, in Söderberg & Partners who is a partner and employer with a strong and long-term offering. Entering a strategic partnership ensures customers will be served by their trusted advisor on a competitive platform as well as it is an important step for Catella in the ambition to exit the consolidated situation and thereby improve capital and operational efficiency. The Söderberg & Partners Group is today one of Sweden´s and Scandinavia´s leading advisors within insurance and financial products and has approximately 1 800 employees around Europe.
“Söderberg & Partners is a strong and credible partner and I see great opportunities in our partnership. With this transaction Catella takes another important step towards a more efficient capital-structure and less extensive regulatory framework,” Knut Pedersen, CEO of Catella Group, comments.“The partnership with Catella, as the reputable company it is, will give us great ability to develop our offer further. I am sure that our combined competences will provide synergy and even greater benefits for Söderberg & Partners, Catella and our respective customers”, says Gustaf Rentzhog, CEO of Söderberg & Partners.In connection with the deal, Catella and Söderberg & Partners have entered into a call and put option agreement under which Catella is being granted a put option to sell their shares in the joint venture to Söderberg & Partners and Söderberg & Partners are being granted a call option to acquire the joint venture shares of Catella in 2024 at a price to be calculated through a pre-set formula depending on future profit development.The balance sheet total of Catella Group will decrease by approximately SEK 1 Billion in connection with the transaction as both assets and liabilities will be transferred. Catella will consolidate its 49% share of the joint venture as an associated company in accordance with the equity method when the transaction is closed which is expected to be completed during the first half of 2019.

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FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 aprile 2018

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions.The minority investment by FLIR in DroneSense will create opportunities for the companies to collaborate and share their respective expertise and customer relationships to develop and bring to market advanced UAS operating, management, and reporting systems. FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging payloads for UAS platforms provide first responders a new sense of awareness by imaging heat, seeing through smoke, and seeing at night. DroneSense’s comprehensive solution will enable first responders of all types to build and scale their UAS programs with full accountability and transparency. Together, the FLIR and DroneSense offerings will enhance situational awareness, act as a force multiplier, and ultimately save more lives as organizations continue to integrate UAS into daily missions.“This alliance with DroneSense will help bring to market a truly mission-critical solution needed by first responders to effectively deploy a complete UAS program across their organizations,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “We believe this platform is scalable geographically, across multiple markets, and across multiple FLIR Business Units. While focused today on UASs, we see longer term opportunity for the solution to be extendable to other forms of sensing devices.”

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Ethris Enters Strategic Collaboration with AstraZeneca and MedImmune

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 agosto 2017

polmoniEthris GmbH, a leader in mRNA-based therapeutics with specific expertise in pulmonary disease, today announced a five-year strategic research collaboration with AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune. The collaboration is focused on developing new stabilised non-immunogenic modified RNA therapies for respiratory diseases using Ethris’ proprietary SNIM®RNA technology. Ethris will receive €25 million upfront plus research funding and is eligible for future research and development milestones, including sales related royalties upon commercialisation. AstraZeneca and MedImmune will have the option to take exclusive worldwide licenses upon completion of the research plan for each target within the collaboration.mRNA therapies deliver genetic instructions to cells which drive the target cells to produce selected proteins to help prevent or fight diseases. Ethris’ proprietary mRNA technology can be targeted to the lungs where it helps to replace, inhibit or augment proteins that are involved in causing or exacerbating respiratory disease. mRNA-based therapeutics may also provide new opportunities to modify the course of the disease or its symptoms.Ethris will utilize its proprietary SNIM®RNA technology exclusively with AstraZeneca through the company’s MedImmune and Innovative Medicines (IMED) biotech units to develop multiple new targets for investigation in the diseases of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Dr. Carsten Rudolph, President and CEO of Ethris, said: “This collaboration validates Ethris’ leading position in development and delivery of mRNA therapies for the treatment of pulmonary diseases. This collaboration pairs our proprietary technology with the world-class expertise of AstraZeneca and MedImmune in respiratory diseases, biologics development and commercialisation, and positions us to bring forward new options for patients.” Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President, MedImmune, added: “Rapid advances over the last decade have made mRNA a very promising tool for clinical application, and we are excited to collaborate with Ethris, whose advanced platform is leading in RNA delivery to the lung. This collaboration complements our respiratory science focused on early intervention and disease modification by adding novel ways to target disease mechanisms that cannot be addressed by other approaches currently in our pipeline.”

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EI Sturdza Investment Funds lancia lo Strategic Japan Opportunities Fund con Rheos Capital Works

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 aprile 2017

city of londonLONDRA/PRNewswire/ I mercati giapponesi sono stati volatili dal 2003 al 2012, soprattutto per quanto riguarda le azioni delle società ad elevata capitalizzazione dell’indice TOPIX Core 30. Durante questo decennio, il 66% delle aziende giapponesi quotate (1.705) ha fatto registrare una crescita, con un rendimento medio del 110%. Si è trattato per la maggior parte di società a capitalizzazione medio-piccola (escluso il settore finanziario).
Dall’introduzione dell’Abenomics nel 2012, l’85% delle società giapponesi quotate (2.646) ha fatto registrare una crescita (escluso il settore finanziario) con un rendimento medio del 99%.EI Sturdza Investment Funds (“EI Sturdza”) annuncia il lancio di EI Sturdza Strategic Japan Opportunities Fund (il “Fondo”), gestito da esperti di primo piano quali Mitsuhiro Yuasa e Hideto Fujino, co-fondatori di Rheos Capital Works Inc. (“Rheos”) con sede a Tokyo, consulente per gli investimenti del Fondo.Il Fondo investirà in titoli di soggetti giapponesi caratterizzati da performance elevate: società growth che fanno registrare una crescita coerente dei ricavi/utili e vantano una lunga tradizione di capacità manageriali indipendentemente dalle dimensioni, dalla storia, dal marchio o dalla capitalizzazione di mercato, per produrre alfa con una performance superiore all’indice TOPIX TR (JPY) nel lungo periodo.Nell’attuale situazione macroeconomica di tassi d’interesse USA comparativamente elevati e di forza della moneta statunitense, il mercato azionario giapponese è ben posizionato grazie alla revisione al rialzo delle aspettative degli utili e ai rendimenti obbligazionari nazionali estremamente bassi nel lungo periodo.Per poter individuare società con una crescita potenziale, i gestori adottano un approccio disciplinato di tipo bottom-up, abbinato ad un approccio macroeconomico, senza sacrificare flessibilità e dinamismo per poter garantire che il portafoglio di investimenti sia posizionato in modo da poter sfruttare le opportunità di mercato del momento e in divenire.Mitsuhiro Yuasa, gestore di portafoglio di EI Sturdza Strategic Japan Opportunities Fund, ha dichiarato:”Cerchiamo di investire in aziende con una visione chiara e con personale che dispone del tempo, delle energie e dell’entusiasmo necessari per raggiungere gli obiettivi. Stiamo ricercando ed investendo in aziende di questo tipo sul mercato giapponese da 14 anni e siamo convinti che vi siano ancora su questo mercato numerose aziende con forti potenzialità di crescita che offrono interessanti opportunità di investimento.”In prospettiva, il governo Abe è attualmente il più stabile e il più solido tra quelli dei paesi principali. Grazie ad un governo forte, il settore pubblico e quello privato aspirano alla crescita finanziaria, sostenuta da politiche attuate dal governo negli ultimi anni. Le società giapponesi si stanno impegnando per migliorare la loro produttività e, di conseguenza, la redditività, ed il settore aziendale giapponese è alla costante ricerca di miglioramento della produttività, aumento dei posti di lavoro e degli investimenti, con il risultato finale della crescita del PIL. In sostanza, intendiamo investire in aziende in grado di supportare tali politiche e di crescere per realizzare profitti a medio-lungo termine”.

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Strategic partnership between GEIMEX and CRAI to develop the LEADER PRICE banner in Italy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 agosto 2016

geimexGeimex and the Italian food retailer CRAI have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop together the Leader Price banner in Italy.The agreement, which initial discussions took place in 2015, aims at creating a joint company between CRAI and Geimex, which will expand the Leader Price banner in Italy through a franchise provided by Geimex.Through this partnership, Leader Price pursues its international development strategy in growing markets for the discount segment, while relying on the know-how of an independent local player.First stores openings are expected in H1 2017.
Geimex is the owner of the Leader Price brand outside France. In 2015, Geimex sales excluding taxes reached 200 million euros. On May 25th 2016, Casino Group which owned a 50% stake in Geimex has signed an agreement with the Baud family to acquire its 50% stake on the condition precedent of French antitrust authorization (press release of May 26th, 2016).
The Italian retail company CRAI relies on a network of 3500 points of sale operating in the food, home care/personal care and cash & carry segments. CRAI’s total market share accounts for 4%, and 10,6% in the 100 to 399sqm format.The group’s 2015 total sales reached 5bn€.
Created in 1990, the Leader Price banner has more than 1,100 stores in France, of which 400 are Leader Price Express stores. Leader Price is part of the Casino Group. For more information visit

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Frost & Sullivan: New Concepts in Urban Rail Rolling Stock Change the Transportation Landscape

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 luglio 2013

LONDON Steady increase in passenger volumes is powering demand for rolling stock systems in the Western European urban rail market. Intensifying competition has furthered market growth and fuelled adoption of new products and participants in the market, which underwent heavy consolidation between 2000 and 2010. The urban rail market is seeing the successful adoption of concepts such as trams on tyres or the wide scale implementation of automated people mover (APM) systems that were until recently used in airports to connect terminals.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Strategic Analysis of Growth Opportunities in the Western European Urban Rail Market for Rolling Stock Systems, finds that a total of 10,201 rolling stock- 5,475 light rail vehicles, 3,961 metro vehicles, and 765 APM vehicles (new orders and replacements combined) will be delivered by 2021 across Europe. Integration of mobility in urban Europe is happening at a rapid pace and urban rail is one of the most important enablers for this trend. As a result, strong orders are expected in the light rail and APM system segments.However, the current economic crisis in the Eurozone is causing funding difficulties for urban rail projects. Under severe pressure to reduce debt levels, governments in the region are being very conservative in releasing funds for public projects. In addition, the lack of regulation in the urban rail market causes project costs to vary widely by country and even by individual lines. This creates further uncertainty for light rail promoters and policy makers in developing strong action plans that convince all stakeholders, including the public.Nonetheless, regional governments are trying novel ways to bolster the economy. Their aim to create direct and indirect jobs through the development of infrastructure and public transport will result in new projects and regulations that raise demand in the services sector. For instance, the French government levies a 1-2 per cent tax on the payroll of companies with more than nine employees in most cities, which goes toward funding and modernising transport networks. In 2011, 62.3 per cent of the funding for all projects in Paris – an estimated €3.09 billion – was from this tax.As cities grow old and certain sections of urban areas fall into decline, government agencies encourage land redevelopment to revitalise the economy of the city. Urban rail systems have proven in several cases – like the London Dockland Railways – that new economic city areas can be generated.The increasing pace of urbanisation will lead to the integration of the core city centre with the suburbs and daughter cities, resulting in the expansion of city limits,” observed Raman. “This will have a massive impact on mobility, fuelling the development of rail networks and driving rolling stock orders.”
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Nuclear weapons in Strategic Concept 2010

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 settembre 2010

On 24 September, a delegation of the Church and Society Commission (CSC) of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) will visit NATO headquarters for a meeting with NATO Assistant Secretary General Jiří Šedivý, who is responsible for Defence Policy and Planning. The meeting is the result of a letter by CSC Director Rev. Rüdiger Noll to NATO Secretary General Rasmussen, in which he introduced a recent CSC statement on NATO’s nuclear policy. The statement, drawing on the results of an international CSC expert meeting held in Brussels in June, sets out proposals for the revised Strategic Concept that NATO is expected to adopt at the Lisbon Summit on 19-21 November. The statement explains why churches and ecumenical organisations are strongly endorsing the new momentum towards a world without nuclear weapons, as proposed by U.S. President Obama in his speech in Prague in April 2009 and as advocated by a number of (former) political leaders around the globe, including the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. “It is contrary to our deepest beliefs and convictions that security should rely on a readiness to destroy the world that God has entrusted to humankind,” the statement says.  The statement discusses several scenarios for changing or ending NATO’s current nuclear policy and also addresses the issue of the vast arsenal of Russian tactical nuclear weapons that equally need to be reduced and eliminated. For the full text of the statement, click here.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 associated organisations. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg.

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Strategic marketing of high-tech products

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 Mag 2010

Shanghai. What drives consumer behavior with products like iPad and iPhone? What determines success and failure in hi-tech industries? How can marketers select creative strategies in an environment of continuous technological progress and a global market place  Dr. Jehiel Zif, a professor at the Hult International Business School in Boston, will lead a seminar in Shanghai on May 15 explaining these issues. By examining cases of new high-tech products and how they were marketed, Dr.Zif will clarify the process of marketing. “We have some understanding why some high tech products succeed and others fail,” said Dr. Zif. “Strategic marketing can make a difference.” The Shanghai seminar follows on the heels of a four-city Asian lecture tour last February by Hult professors Dr. Hitendra Patel and Joel Litman, which drew over 500 attendees. Hult has seen a huge increase in applications this year; in the last three months alone, Hult has met with over 2,500 candidates interested in studying for MBA and Master’s degrees at one of Hult’s five global campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai.  “The global nature of the academic program we offer is both unique and practical,” said Hult President Dr. Stephen Hodges. “Business leaders of the future can benefit from the international grounding that a Hult education provides.” Dr. Zif is on the faculty of Samat Business School in Israel and Hult International Business School in Boston. For many years he was a member of the faculty of Tel-Aviv University. He holds an engineering degree from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA and PhD from New York University. Professor Zif has twenty years experience in marketing and management consulting. Previously he was president of a start-up firm in Boston in the field of educational simulations.
Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is the first global business school with operations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The school offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Masters, and Undergraduate degrees. Hult is ranked 5th for International Mobility and 6th for International Business by the Financial Times, and is among the Top 50 best business schools in the world and Top 25 in the U.S. by the Economist. The school is a fully accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of MBAs.

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Electric Vehicles Unplugged

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 aprile 2010

London. In response to overwhelming interest and the success of last years’ inaugural event, Frost & Sullivan is hosting its second annual  interactive workshop entitled “Electric Vehicles Unplugged: New Business Models and Infrastructure Development Trends” workshop in London on 22 and 23 June 2010. Electric Vehicles Unplugged 2010 will bring together key decision makers across the industry to provide unique insights into the structure of new business models and their implications to industry stakeholders.  “The emergence of the “Integrator” will also be debated whose role is paramount in managing the diverse service offering to customers through strategic partnerships with the many industry players. It will also allow attendees to understand the position that key industry players are taking towards infrastructure and to debate the pros and cons of different solutions in development across Europe,” says Frost & Sullivan Partner and Automotive & Transportation Practice Director, Sarwant Singh With up to 1.1 million electric vehicles expected to be sold in Europe by 2015 and 2011 being the year that Europe’s traditional automotive OEMs will significantly increase their EV production, a fully trialled, tested and proven charging infrastructure network must be in place by 2011. It is expected that by 2015 approximately 2.75 million charging stations will be needed across Europe. “The implementation of fast charging stations is also another hot topic being widely discussed in the industry. Cities across Europe are taking different approaches to infrastructure developments and a wide array of industries are involved creating new partnerships between OEMs, Governments, Utility Companies and Charging Station Manufacturers,” says Singh. Day one of the workshop will take place at the House of Lords and will provide a forum to bring parliamentarians and industry experts together.

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