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The Italian Government forces biggest listed cooperative banks to change their ownership into public traded corporation

January 28, 2015

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Through the so-called “Investment Compact” Law Decree, approved on January 20th, the Italian Government aims at deeply reforming the biggest Italian cooperative banks, i.e. the “popular banks” (banche popolari). Pursuant to the new rules, all “popular banks” with more than 8 million Euros of total assets shall change their status from cooperative to public traded […]

The Bank of Italy supports the transformation of listed cooperative banks into limited companies

June 6, 2013

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On his concluding remarks at the Bank of Italy’s annual meeting, held on may 31st, the Governor Ignazio Visco reminded the original purpose of the cooperative banks, intended as “restricted to a limited geographical area and marked by a high degree of mutuality”, underlining how such purpose may be in contrast with the status of […]

Is the Supervisor really independent? Frontis Governance analyzed the Statutory Auditors at Italian listed companies: the main results

February 14, 2013

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The derivative scandal that recently hit the third Italian banking group, Banca MPS, the contested acquisition of Lactalis American Group by Parmalat and the Fondiaria-Sai’s huge losses caused by related party transactions, are few of the latest events that raised concerns about the effectiveness of internal controlling systems at Italian companies. Frontis Governance just released […]

The renewal season at Italian large banks goes on, but some big players are (still) missing

October 24, 2012

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The Italian banking system has been living a season of deep renewal started on autumn 2011 and continued with the last EGMs of Banca MPS and Intesa Sanpaolo on October 9th and 29th respectively. The co-operative banks were the most affected, in particular Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM), that followed completely different […]

Recent capital increases at Italian banks: a real success?

February 2, 2012

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UniCredit’s rights issue closed on last January 27th with 99.8% of new shares subscribed by investors. It seems a great success for the bank and such results might demonstrate a high level of trust from shareholders – that is what the UniCredit’s CEO Federico Ghizzoni said to the press. On January 31st, the Managing Director of […]

Banco Popolare: the trade-off between dilution and egregious payout, an example of risky “tick-boxing” approach

November 16, 2011

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On January 2010 Banco Popolare launched a rights issue allowing its existing shareholder to subscribe to Banco Popolare’s convertible bonds with the following conditions: nominal value of € 6.15, fixed interest rate at 4.75%, maturity March 2014. Starting from November 2011, bondholders are able to redeem the convertible bonds receiving an amount of shares equivalent […]