Everything happening in the Markets: Winners and Losers of 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best and worst performing assets in global financial markets as 2016 ends. Currencies British pounds are almost unanimously rated to be the worst performing currency in the year of 2016, which suffered significant devaluation due to the Brexit referendum on 23rd June, 2016. Overnight GBP plummeted, a priceContinue reading “Everything happening in the Markets: Winners and Losers of 2016”

Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness

On the 1st of January 1999, the ECB assumed responsibility for monetary policy in the euro area, with the primary objective of maintaining price stability, keeping the euro area’s target inflation rate (calculated using the Harmonized Index of Consumer Price, HICP) below, but close to 2% over the medium term. This objective has even been reinforced withContinue reading “Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness”

Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg

Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg Maxime is an economist with a strong educational background (ESCP, MiM 2010). He has many years of working experience in the finance industry, both in Paris and London and across different institutions such as S&P, BNP, CA and Oddo & Cie. He also worked as an adviserContinue reading “Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg”

Breakfast with: Salvatore Cicu, European Parliament

“Breakfast With” is the brand new section of our blog. Within this part of our newsletter, we would like to interview influential European leaders from fields including Politics, Economics, Science and Technology. Dear Mr. Cicu, first of all many thanks for giving us the opportunity to interview you. Undersecretary at Minister of Treasury and later Defense,Continue reading “Breakfast with: Salvatore Cicu, European Parliament”

Breakfast with: Caterina Chinnici, Eurodeputy

“Breakfast With” is the brand new section of our blog. Within this part of our newsletter, we would like to interview influential European leaders from fields including Politics, Economics, Science and Technology. 1 – Dear Mrs. Chinnici, first of all many thanks for giving us the opportunity to interview you. As daughter of the Magistrate RoccoContinue reading “Breakfast with: Caterina Chinnici, Eurodeputy”

Is Helicopter Money the Hidden Ammunition of Central Banks?

In a general condition of weak economic growth and low oil prices pushing down inflation, the central banks are trying to convince investors that they are not short of options. In this context, “helicopter money” has become an extensively discussed topic by several experts. This term is connected to central banks giving money to theContinue reading “Is Helicopter Money the Hidden Ammunition of Central Banks?”

Breakfast with: Marco Gay – President of the General Confederation of Italian Industry, Young Entrepreneurs

“Breakfast With” is the brand new section of our blog. Within this part of our newsletter, we would like to interview influential European leaders from fields including Politics, Economics, Science and Technology.   Person of the month: Marco Gay, President of the General Confederation of Italian Industry -Young Entrepreneurs (Giovani Imprenditori Confindustria)  The General Confederation ofContinue reading “Breakfast with: Marco Gay – President of the General Confederation of Italian Industry, Young Entrepreneurs”

The NPL Market in Southern Europe: Alternative Heaven

While the European political cohesion remains still under scrutiny, with the Brexit referendum approaching and the Pound heavily depreciating over Euro (3M -6,59%), the majority of European financial institutions are still underperforming due to their extensive portfolios of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs). In fact, following a recent analysis of EBA, it resulted that roughly €1 TrillionContinue reading “The NPL Market in Southern Europe: Alternative Heaven”

The Kraft Heinz Co – Deal Report

  COMPANY-OVERVIEW The Kraft Heinz Company is an American worldwide food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz in July 2015, backed by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway. The merger has been agreed by the boards of both companies, with approvals by shareholders and regulatory authorities. Alex Behring, 3G Capital’s managing partner,Continue reading “The Kraft Heinz Co – Deal Report”

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Smart Contracts : The Future of Finance

We all heard about Bitcoin, the digital currency that allows you to transfer and store money without having to trust any third party, but not everyone knows that the Bitcoin protocol is just the monetary application of a very powerful technology called blockchain, something that all the big players in the finance industry are lookingContinue reading “Bitcoin, Blockchain and Smart Contracts : The Future of Finance”