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Corporate Governance Committee: new entries; stewardship code and monitoring as planned activities

09/12/2012 23:36 (501 Day 08:02 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- In a meeting held today at Borsa Italiana’s headquarters, the Italian Corporate Governance Committee examined the report on the activities undertaken in the last year, including meetings and seminars aimed at promoting the new Corporate Governance Code.



The report also contains a summary of a comparative study, with reference to the most relevant European countries, concerning the nature of their corporate governance committees and the practices in place for the monitoring of the application of the codes. The report is available on the Borsa Italiana website.

The Committee also approved the plan for future activities, which will include a preliminary assessment, based on European trends, on the following topics:

the draft of a set of principles of conduct addressed to asset managers, asset owners and their advisors in respect of transparency of voting policies, monitoring of investee companies and management of conflicts of interest (so called “stewardship code”); the monitoring of the application of the Corporate Governance Code and, if any, of the stewardship code.

As Borsa Italiana - London Stock Exchange Group reported, six of the members of the Committee (composed of 24 members) have changed with the following new entries: Enrico Tommaso Cucchiani, Aldo Minucci, Marcella Panucci, Alessandro Profumo, Pierluigi Stefanini and Massimo Tononi.



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“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: presidential election and early parliamentary elections

23/04/2014 16:38 (1 Day 15:00 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- A 14-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), will travel to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” from 25 to 28 April to observe the conduct of the presidential election (2nd round) and the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), according to PACE.



Major Cloud Service Providers Slash Prices; Threaten Smaller Players’ Existence: IDC Warns

19/04/2014 13:40 (5 Day 17:58 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- In the last week of March, major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in Asia dropped their prices for core services dramatically and IDC believes that this will make it very difficult for smaller CSPs to remain in business if they continue to rely on provision of basic, undifferentiated services, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Zurich identifies seven cyber risks that threaten systemic shock

23/04/2014 17:00 (1 Day 14:38 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The recently published Zurich Cyber Risk Report, created in collaboration with the international think tank Atlantic Council, argues that cyber-risk management professionals need to look beyond their internal information technology safeguards to interconnected risks which can build up relating to counterparties, outsourced suppliers, supply chains, disruptive technologies, upstream infrastructure and external shocks, according to Zurich Insurance Company.


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