The FINANCIAL -- From 26 to 28 November, Borsa Italiana will host 2012’s North American
Italian Equity Roadshow, in which representatives from some of the most
well-known listed Italian companies will meet with American and Canadian
As well as events in New York and Toronto, this year will also see Boston included on the tour’s schedule for the first time.
Management teams from participating Italian firms will attend over 180 meetings with around 80 international investors, from 60 investment houses, confirming Borsa Italiana’s position as a key part of the international financing network.
The aim of the meetings is to strengthen relations with American shareholders, who represent about 35 per cent of the institutional investment in leading Italian companies. As Borsa Italiana reported, the meetings are also intended to attract interest from new international investors, to the benefit of Italian companies, financial markets, and Italy’s economy as a whole.
Massimiliano Lagreca, Head of Large Caps, Borsa Italiana said: “We are delighted with the high level of participation and interest we have received in our North American Roadshow again this year. Borsa Italiana has always been committed to a strategy which promotes its listed companies on a global stage, and engaging with international investors is crucial, given 90 per cent of institutional investment on the FTSE MIB comes from overseas, and 35 per cent comes from the US. The large number of meetings taking place in these three financial centres further confirms Borsa Italiana’s international credentials.”
The listed companies attending the roadshow are: Astaldi, Autogrill, Azimut Holding, Buzzi Unicem, De Longhi, Finmeccanica, Indesit Company, Luxottica, Mondadori Editore, Recordati, Sorin, Telecom Italia e Trevi Fin Industriale.
Borsa Italiana’s roadshows are organised in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the support of leading national and international brokers.