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15.12.2015

Are female billionaires outpacing males? Yes they are!

The report’s findings, which build upon UBS/PwC’s 2015 Billionaires Report released last May, "Master architects of great wealth and lasting legacies," revealed that the number of female billionaires is growing faster than the number of their male counterparts. Women have been controlling greater average wealth than men and becoming more influential in family businesses, philanthropic enterprises and governance. The report also highlights the fleeting nature of great wealth, finding that only 126 billionaires or 44% of the class of 1995 are billionaires today. It underscores the strategies these prevailing billionaires have employed to build and preserve lasting legacies. 

 
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10.12.2015

Why is economic growth so slow and what could be done to go back to rapid growth?

After nearly six years from the end of the deepest global financial and economic crisis of the postwar period, growth continues to be slow and uneven in advanced countries.

 
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20.11.2015

Gli indici BRating mettono in evidenza le dinamiche dei mercati attraverso le performance delle cate

Ormai da qualche anno il mondo del risparmio gestito è riccamente popolato di prodotti di ogni genere, progettati per soddisfare le esigenze di molteplici tipologie di risparmiatori e investitori.

 
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20.11.2015

The Swiss representative and Swiss paying agent

The regulations on the distribution of funds in Switzerland have changed. Fund providers need to assess their existing or planned distribution activities in Switzerland, and decide if they need to appoint a Swiss representative and a Swiss paying agent. OpenFunds briefly summarizes the requirement for a Swiss representative and a paying agent and terms that apply to the requirement and explains the respective roles.

 
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20.11.2015

Euro area inflation: Target looks closer, but it’s still far off

Barclays continues to expect headline HICP inflation to average +0.1% this year and +1.0% next, and core HICP inflation to edge up to 1.1% next year from +0.8% in 2015.

 
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20.11.2015

Paris: what’s next the terror attacks?

The coordinated and terrible terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday (13 November) night has led to the tragic loss of more than 125 lives. Given the large number of those who were seriously injured, the death toll may unfortunately rise further. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to the victims and their families.

 
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20.11.2015

Spotlight On Italian Utilities: Outlook Stable Despite Complex Operating Conditions

Although the recession of 2009-2014 has officially ended, the operating environment for Italian utilities remains tough. A moderate economic recovery and a shift toward energy efficiency are reducing the demand for power. However, the Italian utilities rated by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services have lost none of the resilience they demonstrated toward the harshest recession in the country's history. For most Italian utilities we rate, this resilience is partly attributable to the share of regulated activities in their business mix, which has enabled stable financial performance despite weak economic conditions.

 
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20.11.2015

US equity upside: limited by the Yellen call

We see limited upside to equities in 2016. Our US Portfolio Strategy team has a 2016 price target of 2,100 for the S&P 500, suggesting a very modest return of 5% (from current levels). Their framework assumes that 1) earnings per share will rise 10.1%, driven partly by ‘base effects’ in the energy sector and partly by improvements in global growth more generally, but that 2) the price-earnings multiple will fall approximately 5% (to 16.3x from 17.1x), as typically happens during rate-hike cycles.

 
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20.11.2015

European Oil & Gas: road to redemption

The sustained low oil price during the last year has been a painful experience for the European E&P sector. But it has also been the catalyst for a much-needed change in mindset, prompting management teams to address the operational inefficiencies, bloated budgets and poor capital allocation that eroded returns and investor confidence before oil prices fell.

 
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20.11.2015

Alfred Leu appointed as CEO of Generali Holding Vienna

Generali Group announces that Alfred Leu, currently CEO of Generali Switzerland Holding, has been appointed as CEO of Generali Holding Vienna AG and Generali Versicherung AG as from the 1st January 2016. Peter Thirring will resign as CEO of both companies for personal reasons. Jaime Anchustegui, head of EMEA Regional Office, will lead the Generali Switzerland Holding in the interim-period.

 
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