Tag Archives: technology

Yann Magnan, former EMEA head at Duff & Phelps, joins 73 Strings, Financial Advisory powered by AI

AMSTERDAM, 9-Jun-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Yann Magnan, who was earlier EMEA head of Duff & Phelps has joined 73 Strings as Co-founder and CEO. The firm which was mostly focused on developing products so far, will now deploy itself towards a complete solutions offering, including delivery of traditional financial advisory services with enhanced analytics powered by AI algorithms already embedded in the existing product suites.

Abhishek Pandey – Co-founder and Deputy CEO of 73 Strings said – “Yann is a former colleague and an established global leader. In his previous role, he was managing 27 offices and over 800 employees across service lines including Valuation, Disputes, Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Tax & Compliance. He has a strong vision of building a financial advisory business fused with the latest technology. His leadership allows us to bring more comprehensive solutions for our clients. The entire team at 73 Strings is looking forward to working under Yann’s leadership and providing a more comprehensive offerings to its clients leveraging Yann’s experience.”

Yann Magnan – “I am delighted to become part of this great project and the highly capable, unique, and ambitious team that have developed it until now. I think 73 Strings has everything that it needs to be an important building block of the vision I have been working on. With the pace at which AI is evolving, there is a clear opportunity to create a firm which can use this powerful tool and create an offering for our clients which can significantly improve financial analysis and inputs for investment and monitoring decision-making processes. I have a firm belief that technology can play a significant role in assisting advisory teams with execution of mundane work so they have more time to focus on what really matters and what they are best at, i.e. forming opinions and making decisions, ultimately delivering higher value for clients in the financial advisory industry.”

About 73 Strings
73 Strings has been set up to fuse the best in technology with a deep understanding of critical insights to make capital more efficient.

We understand and can manage complex financial and non-financial data. Our mission is to synthesize diverse data with expertise in financial advisory – to deliver clear thinking and aid sensible decision making. Many firms try to ‘bolt-on’ technology offerings. We want both advisory skills and the integration of technology to be at the core of our DNA – both for what we deliver to clients and how the firm is managed.

This allows us to be flexible, keep ahead of the market and continually embrace change – allowing for maximum future growth and investment, by making capital more efficient.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Saxo Bank Reveals Leaders And Laggards Of The Q3 Earnings Season

Saxo Bank has released a new video examining the leaders and laggards of the Q3 earnings season.

With more than 20 percent of the benchmark S&P 500 companies having reported their results, the new video with Peter Garnry, Equity Strategist at Saxo Bank, not only looks at the leaders and laggards of the season but also what common threads, if any, there are across sectors.

The new equity video particularly focuses on the far reaching consequences of the Eurozone crisis on banking and financial entities plus the apparent invincibility (at least for now) of companies in the energy and technology sectors to the slowing economic growth of several key economies around the globe.

Peter Garny said: “We have said several times that we’re in favour of technology and energy stocks and this earnings season so far has proven that those two sectors are the fastest growing in terms of sales and profits.

“Going forward, we’re still positive on energy and technology stocks and relying on those two sectors due to their flexibility in terms of their operating model; they generate a lot of free cash flow and they have a very flexible balance sheet because they have a very low debt-to-equity ratio and the prices are very favourable.”

In the video he also looks at the biggest earnings surprise so far from Caterpillar, which is benefitting largely from a mining boom driven primarily by China’s demand for industrial metals and other mined materials used in manufacturing.

Peter likens the overall lack of expression and visibility concerning 2012 earnings outlooks as akin to radio silence with very few companies daring to speak up, and some actually even avoiding guidance on the fourth quarter despite relatively reliable revenues.

“Most of the companies are unable to give investors any guidance on where they see even the fourth quarter going. A lot of the companies are reporting very close to zero visibility on how their sales are coming in and we saw that Pepsi Co. couldn’t even say anything about 2012; they deferred and said they would give guidance on 2012 in mid-December. That’s a consumer stable company – they have pretty stable sales so that says a lot about the environment we live in now.”

Peter concluded by saying the industrial sector will be one to watch over the next quarter, as well as re-affirming the strength of the energy and technology sectors.

Via EPR Network
More Financial press releases

Expanding Insurance News, Web Trends Website Announced at ClaudePenland.com

A rapidly growing insurance news and web trends website was recently created and launched at ClaudePenland.com. This six-month-old website was conceived by Claude Penland, an established casualty actuary with twenty years of industry experience.

Claude writes at least six times a day on the international business issues that he explores daily. These global topics include insurance news (4InsuranceNews.com), insurance startup companies (InsuranceStartups.com), insurance mergers and acquisitions (WhoBoughtWho.com), insurance trends (InsTrends.com), reinsurance news and trends (ReinsuranceTrends.com), web startups (1000Startups.com), web trends (WebTrendInfo.com), web development, pension risk (PensionRiskNews.com), catastrophe risk (CatRisky.com), Solvency II European insurance regulations (SolvencyDeux.com), Takaful (TakafulMe.com), predictive analytics (PredNews.com), risk management (TheRiskNews.com), odd business ideas (OddBusinessIdeas.com), plus finance and investment.

New topics are frequently added to ClaudePenland.com and there is an interesting quote posted every Friday (FridaysQuote.com). 27 separate RSS news feeds are offered.

On ClaudePenland.com/multimedia, informative PowerPoint presentations and YouTube videos authored by Claude Penland are often featured. These include diverse presentations on worldwide topics such as catastrophe risk trends, actuarial news, predictive analytics, the China/Hong Kong insurance markets, reinsurance, social networking startups trends, Solvency II European insurance regulations, Europe’s insurance markets, insurance startups, Bermuda’s insurance market, executive recruitment, the Takaful market, web trends, India’s insurance market, job hunting and technology, web development, insurance mergers and acquisitions, as well as pension risk trends.

All presentations are free to download and share. Claude’s “40 Web Trends for 2011” presentation was recommended highly recently at ClaudePenland.com/recommendations.

At ClaudePenland.com/salary-surveys, compensation surveys are provided pertaining to insurance and reinsurance C-level executives. These surveys were generated from publicly-available U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. They include property and casualty insurance (CasualtySalarySurvey.com), life insurance (LifeSalarySurvey.com), health insurance (HealthSalarySurvey.com), and also property and casualty reinsurance (ReinsuranceSalarySurvey.com).

Via EPR Network
More
Financial press releases