Overview

November

Good Governance attracts capital – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. The quality of “governance” of companies is one of the determining factors in investment decisions. So say the institutional investors who took part in the third survey conducted by the Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy of The European House - Ambrosetti.  Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2015  ⁄ 

GOVERNANCE. “DECISIVE FACTOR FOR INVESTING ” – CORRIERE ECONOMIA

From the 2015 report of the Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy, among the hot governance issues are: the one-tier model, succession plans and whistleblowing. Article by Marco Sabella.  Download PDF
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GOVERNANCE, REVENGE OF THE ONE-TIER MODEL. “INVESTORS LIKE IT” – CORRIERE DELLA SERA

The “governance” health of Italy’s major quoted companies is improving. So says the 2015 final report of the Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy, created by The European House - Ambrosetti in 2004. Article by Marco Sabella.  Download PDF
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ITALIAN WIRE LOOKING TO “REEL IN” GERMANS – Il Sole 24 Ore

The Italian metal wire and cable manufacturing sector is closing the gap between it and its German competitors. Article by Natascia Ronchetti.  Download PDF
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September

The two sides of the mini-recovery in Italy – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. The prospects for the next six months remain positive, although there are signs for concern due to the slow-down in China and of the Asian and emerging economies (in particular Brazil and Turkey), as well as ongoing geopolitical tensions with Russia and in the Middle East.  Download PDF

Forum Ambrosetti’s Preview – L’Impresa

"L'Impresa" focuses on the key issues of the 41st edition Forum in a series of interviews with some of its protagonists: Valerio De Molli, Andrea Pezzi, Paolo Borzatta and Francesco Starace.  Download PDF
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August

The advantages of the one-tier model – Il Sole 24 Ore

By Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. An analysis of the advantages of the one-tier model by The European House – Ambrosetti’s Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy.  Download PDF

July

How to evaluate the managar pay scales – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. The European House – Ambrosetti’s Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy has demonstrated that, at least empirically, the principle of Pay for Performance is not followed in Italy.  Download PDF

Growth, reforms to bring turning point – Il Sole 24 Ore

The turning point has arrived. As forecast by our indicators at the end of last year the first quarter of 2015 showed an increase in business activity and a resumption of investment. After nearly four years of uninterrupted contraction of economic activity, the negative trend finally became positive between January and March 2015.  Download PDF

New modes of local governance – L’Impresa

Governance models differentiated on the basis of specific local social-economic characteristics. This is the challenge nascent metropolitan governments must be able to meet to become new drivers for development.  Download PDF

May

Where Italy needs to catch up – Nòva24 – Il Sole 24 Ore

The new strategy of the European Commission includes among the priorities three things in which, historically, Italy has lagged: eCommerce, eGovernment and availability of internet services. The fact that European priorities coincide with those areas in which we are behind could serve as a stimulus.  Download PDF

We attract few foreign students and have a dearth of patents – Corriere della Sera – Innovazione

Again this year, the Innosystem Index prepared by The European House - Ambrosetti places Italy in the next-to-last place in a ranking of thirteen countries chosen to compare their different innovation systems. But there are also positive results: the Italy that innovates is on the rise.  Download PDF

April

Manufacturing, four steps to recovery – Il Sole 24 Ore

Relaunching of a strong, incisive manufacturing policy must be a priority for Italy and Europe. In this article Valerio De Molli explains the steps that need to be taken for recovery.  Download PDF

All roads lead to Beijing – Il Sole 24 Ore

The silk road and its potential for Europe: Rita Fatiguso interviews Mattia Marino, CEO of Ambrosetti (Beijing) Consulting Ltd.  Download PDF

The start-up nursery – Corriere della Sera – Innovazione

Ambrosetti, talks about the projects – aimed at young people – that we are carrying out to mark our first 50 years.  Download PDF

Increased voting rights could discourage foreign investors – Il Sole 24 Ore

Will application of the law on increased voting rights yield the desired results? Only time will tell. But Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani think that limiting it to newly listed companies would have been more prudent.  Download PDF

March

€18bn From Digital Banking – Il Sole 24 Ore

The The European House - Ambrosetti and HP Italia study: "Declining ICT Investments, but 1.4% of GDP Is at Stake".  Download PDF

The turning point of the Italian economy – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. Finally, the first quarter of 2015 seems the one that will mark a turnaround. The signs of an increase in sentiment emerging from our analysis are significant. The improvement in expectations first noted at the end of last year is now accelerating sharply at a rate never seen since we began compiling the Ambrosetti Index.  Download PDF

Banks: the future won’t wait – Milano Finanza

According to Paolo Savona, Italian credit institutions are lagging in the digital revolution. If they don’t adapt to the new IT processes, they run a serious risk of becoming obsolete.  Download PDF

February

The genius of Mozart or the tenacity of Salieri?

Is it better to have a charismatic, brilliant and individualistic manager (Mozart) or a methodical one who is perhaps a bit lackluster but reliable (Salieri)? Sandro Catani, Manager of the The European House - Ambrosetti Executive Compensation Practice, explains there is a third alternative.  Download PDF

January

MORE TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE – Il sole 24 ore

A very important stimulus in order to increase foreign investors is to improve the quality of corporate governance among listed companies and the level of transparency in communication of its core elements.  Download PDF
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