CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
The Board of Directors of Essilor International (Paris:EI) met yesterday
to approve the Company’s financial statements for the six months ended
June 30, 2011. The financial statements have been the object of a
limited review, and the auditors have issued an unqualified opinion.
Contribution from operations 1
(% of revenue)
Profit attributable to equity holders of Essilor International
Adjusted attributable profit2
Earnings per share (in €)
Adjusted earnings per share (in €)2
Cash flow 3
NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The home robot vacuum market just got more interesting.
“With emphasis being placed on the market with new entries by notable
mainstream vacuum brands – Dyson and Samsung – who are throwing their
weight behind the category, 2015 promises to the year of the robot
vacuum,” proclaimed Allen Hollingshead, VP of Sales, Americas/Asia
Pacific for Neato
Robotics. “The robotic vacuum category has been on a steep growth
trend for the past several years. It was really just a matter of time
before major vacuum companies such as Dyson with the new 360 Eye and
Samsung joined the game.
Hollingshead continued: “The presence and marketing dollars of these new
entrants will undoubtedly yield broader awareness and growth of the
category among consumers in general.” Reports indicate the Dyson 360
Eye, announced in Japan this past week, will be available starting in
Japan in mid-2015 and then in other international locations sometime
Neato is the originator of intelligent robots with superior navigational
capabilities, efficient and logical cleaning patterns, rather than the
random bumping of current products.
The foundation of Neato’s robotic technology is its patented Neato
Botvision™, a breakthrough in robotic mapping and navigation. Neato
Botvision uses proprietary navigation software that is based on SLAM
(Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) – the same technology used by
the Google self-driving car.
Neato’s proprietary laser distance system cleans a room up to 4 times
faster than other robot vacuums and can make multiple trips to
efficiently clean a house up to 2200 square feet.
In addition, Neato designed a D-shaped robot with three straight sides
and a large wall hugging brush. It is the only robot on the market with
corner clever technology for maximum corner cleaning efficiency.
Best for Pet Hair
Neato has been cited by top industry reviewers, including CNET,
as the best robot vacuum for picking up pet hair. Users can schedule
automatic weekly or even daily cleanings to keep their homes free of pet
hair and dander.
And, it’s also a real vacuum: Neato robots are built from the ground up
to be true vacuums, not sweepers, with the powerful suction users want
from their vacuum.
robot vacuums also are available in a range of prices, offering the
best price/value in the industry, starting at $399US.
About Neato Robotics
Neato Robotics believes it is possible to create robots smart enough to
perform household chores as intelligently and efficiently as a human.
Neato is dedicated to improving consumers’ lives, allowing them to spend
less time cleaning and more time with family and friends. Neato is
driving innovation with products like the Neato
Botvac™ Series vacuums that are smarter and more powerful than
anything previously seen on the market. For more information, visit http://www.neatorobotics.com/
For product photos, videos, b-roll and logos go to: http://neatorobotics.com/about-us/press/ or
Global Welding Industry Report 2017: Analysis of the Top 60 Companies – Research and Markets | Business Wire
(GLOBAL) – Industry Report” report to their offering.
The Welding (GLOBAL) Analysis provides a detailed overview of the
Welding (GLOBAL) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis
on the top 60 companies, including VOESTALPINE BOEHLER WELDING GERMANY
GMBH, KUKA ROBOTER ITALIA S.P.A. and ISAF DRAHTWERK GMBH.
This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends
over the past four years.
The latest Welding (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to:
– See the market leaders
– Identify companies heading for failure
– Seek out the most attractive acquisition
– Analyse industry trends
– Benchmark their own financial performance
Using exclusive methodology, a quick glance of this Welding (GLOBAL)
report will tell you that 6 companies have a declining financial rating,
while 1 has shown good sales growth.
Each of the largest 60 companies is meticulously scrutinised in an
individual assessment and is analysed using the most up-to-date and
current financial data.
Every business is examined on the following features:
– The Plimsoll Chart: A graphical assessment of a company’s financial
– Four year assessment of the profit/loss and balance sheet
– A written summary highlighting key performance issues
Subsequently, you will receive a thorough 100-page market analysis
highlighting the latest changes in the Welding (GLOBAL) market.
This section includes:
– Best Trading Partners
– Sales Growth Analysis
– Profit Analysis
– Market Size
These reports provide busy managers with a set of tools to monitor the
financial welfare of their company, their rivals, or those they wish to
acquire. The reports are used to assess the attractiveness of potential
acquisitions, gain better understanding of a market and identify sound
companies with whom to trade.
Below is a sample list of companies mentioned in this report, this is
subject to change on a month by month basis.
– Air Liquide Welding France
– Arroweld Italia S.P.A.
– Berkenhoff Gmbh
– CEA S.P.A.
– Capilla Schweissmaterialien Gmbh
– Cebora S.P.A.
– Commersald – Societa’ Per Azioni
– Drahtwerk Elisental W. Erdmann Gmbh & Co.
– GCE Group AB Gce Mujelli S.P.A.
– Harris Calorific S.R.L.
– Helvi S.P.A.
– Hermann Fliess & Co. Gmbh
– Hypertherm Europe B.V.
– ISAF Drahtwerk Gmbh
– ITW Welding Gmbh
– ITW Welding Italy S.R.L.
– Kemppi OY
– Messer Industrie Gmbh
– Migatronic S.R.L. – Impianti per Saldatura
– Oerlikon Kaynak Elektrodlari Ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi
– Oerlikon Schweisstechnik Gmbh
– Proplate AB
– SOL SpA
– STEL S.R.L.
– Safema S.R.L.
– Schweissdraht Luisenthal Gmbh
– Selco S.R.L.
– Tecna S.P.A.
– Telwin S.P.A.
– Tiesse Robot S.P.A.
– Trafimet Group S.P.A.
– WECO Srl
– Welding Alloys Deutschland Gmbh
– Westfaelische Drahtindustrie Gmbh
For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wvpnkf/welding_global
Securities, LLC (“Conifer Securities”) today announced the signing of a
definitive agreement under which Cowen will acquire Conifer Securities,
the prime services division of Conifer Financial Services LLC. The
transaction, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed, was
approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Cowen Group
expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in 2015.
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Jeffrey M. Solomon, President of Cowen Group said, “Conifer Securities’
services are well-respected among emerging hedge funds and established
family offices, segments historically underserved by the market.
Following our recent announcement of an agreement to acquire Concept
Capital, today’s announcement will extend the combined organization’s
execution and prime brokerage capabilities. Once the acquisitions are
complete, we will have established a solid footprint in the emerging
manager space with over 400 new client relationships. This announcement
validates our commitment to delivering products that help clients
outperform. We see a compelling opportunity to advance the prime
brokerage business, further grow our equities market share and gain
Jack McDonald, President and CEO of Conifer Financial Services said,
“For the past 26 years Conifer Securities has been dedicated to
delivering comprehensive broker-dealer services to investment managers.
Partnering with Cowen to provide clients with a broader range of
best-in-class products and services was a natural next step for our
William Byrne, Managing Director with Conifer Securities added, “We are
excited to join Cowen Group. With our clients at the forefront of
everything we do, we will ensure that the transaction benefits existing
client accounts and the manner in which clients are served.”
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015 and is
subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal advisor to Cowen and
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as legal advisor to Conifer Securities on
About Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together
with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset
management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services
through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the
Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company and
its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius
provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base
and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen
and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking
for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research and a
sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918,
the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.
About Conifer Financial Services LLC
Conifer Financial Services is a leading independent asset services firm
offering front-to-back capabilities across all asset classes to
pensions, endowments, family offices, hedge funds, private equity and
venture capital managers, RIAs, and traditional asset managers. Services
include Fund Administration, Middle- and Back-Office Services, Execution
Services and Prime Brokerage. Conifer Financial Services has over 200
clients worldwide representing more than $110 billion of combined assets
under administration (AUA). Securities and prime brokerage services
offered through Conifer Securities, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC.
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trading platform to the European traders starting from July 6th,
2017. Now one can stake on either buying or selling of the
Business Development Manager Andew Nikolaev said: “Nowadays the interest
in cryptocurrencies is very high, and the number of people intending to
invest money into cryptocurrencies grows in geometric progression.
Launch of the contracts for these instruments in Libertex will satisfy
the demand from European traders.”
On the back of the Bitcoin legalization in Japan, the cost of the
mentioned cryptocurrencies increased significantly reaching the record
value of USD 2,800. At the same time both the amount of people staking
on their surge and the amount of people staking on the crash increased.
Contracts for difference for Bitcoin and Litecoin, unlike physical
buying of the cryptocurrencies, allow gaining profit not only from the
assets appreciation but also from the assets depreciation. It makes the
cryptocurrencies very attractive to traders.
The contracts for Bitcoin and Litecoin are available for trading both
during business days and at weekends. This is why those people who trade
during their spare time are interested in cryptocurrencies.
Libertex is an international brand with a twenty years history in
financial markets and online commerce. Libertex provides investors with
access to trading stocks, currencies, indices, commodities, gold, oil,
gas and many other financial instruments. The Libertex team has more
than 2,200,000 customers in Latin America, Europe and Asia owing to its
first-class service. Libertex has more than 150 commercial instruments.
In 2016, Libertex was recognized by Forex EXPO Awards as the best
trading platform; and Global
Banking and Finance Review named it the best trading application in
known as Advanced Execution Services (AES</b><sup><b>®</b></sup><b>)
is making their highly recognized algorithms available for listed
options. The offering allows clients to simultaneously access all six US
options exchanges, with strategies designed to provide price
improvement, while accessing liquidity and mitigating the adverse
affects of <a rel="wpi" target="_blank" title="" href="">market impact</a>, leveraging the AES platform to establish
itself at the forefront of the options market.</b>
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AES is Credit Suisse’s sophisticated suite of algorithmic trading
strategies, tools and analytics for global securities trading. Over a
thousand Credit Suisse institutional clients use it to help them reduce
market impact, improve performance versus benchmarks, and add
consistency to their trading process.
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to create new quantitative investing strategies, will hold its second
conference from September 28-30.
The three-day event will focus on algorithmic trading and feature talks
by leading experts in quantitative investing from asset management
firms, technology companies, investment banks, and academia.
The keynote for the event will be delivered by Yi Li, portfolio manager
for GIC’s Systematic Investment Group.
Other speakers include: Josh Holcroft, Head of Quantitative Research,
Asia, at UBS Investment Bank; Juan Cheng, data scientist at InfoTrie;
Jason Hsu, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Rayliant Global
Advisors; Dr. Haksun Li, founder and CEO of NM Ltd., an algorithmic
trading research and mathematical consulting company; and Rob Carver,
Independent Systematic Futures Trader, Writer and Research Consultant.
“We are honored to have an outstanding group of leaders participating in
QuantCon Singapore this year,” said John Fawcett, CEO of Quantopian.
“QuantCon brings intelligent people together and helps people develop
innovative investing strategies.”
The three-day event, held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in
Singapore, will open with a day of hands-on workshops on algorithmic
trading, futures trading, and quantitative investing. Day two will
feature talks and tutorials on trading strategies, alternative data
sets, and machine learning. The conference closes with a free,
data-centric hackathon – giving attendees a chance to put their trading
strategies to the test.
Since its founding in 2011, Quantopian has built a fast-growing
community of more than 140,000 people who are using the platform to
educate themselves on quantitative investing, create and test investment
Quantopian licenses the best of its users’ investment strategies as part
of the company’s investment management business. Authors whose
algorithms are currently being licensed come from all over the world,
including China, India and Australia.
To see a complete list of speakers or to register for all or part of
QuantCon, visit .
People everywhere solve today’s hardest investment challenges with
Quantopian educates individuals with lectures, tutorials, data, tools,
and their online community – all for free. Members from all backgrounds
learn by researching and creating investment strategies.
Quantopian offers license agreements for strategies that fit its
<a rel="wpi" target="_blank" title="" href="">investment strategies</a>, and the licensing authors are paid 10% of the
strategy’s net profits, based on their strategy’s individual
performance. The company has received nearly $50 million in equity
investments, including a Series C fund closed late last year and led by
Quantopian’s community nearly doubled in each of the last four years,
now with more than 140,000 members, including finance professionals,
scientists, developers, and students from 180 countries. The members
collaborate online and in person at regional meetups, workshops, and
Quantopian’s flagship QuantCon events in New York and Singapore. To
date, more than 6million simulations have been run on
Quantopian’s platform. For more information, visit .
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Healthgrades Introduces CareChats™ to Enable Automated Patient-Provider Communication Between Visits | Business Wire
the leading online resource for information about physicians and
hospitals, today introduced Healthgrades CareChatsTM, a
digital solution that allows patients and providers to communicate
The new offering, created in partnership with Conversa, provides
hospitals and providers the ability to engage and support patients using
text and email messaging, in a cutting-edge chatbot conversational
experience. CareChatsTM initiates conversations with enrolled
patients about their condition management, provides encouragement and
education, sets health goals and tracks progress. At launch, CareChatsTM
are available for chronic condition management, pre and post-surgery,
lifestyle health coaching and personal development. Year-long
conversations were created by professional writers and reviewed by
physicians to ensure a conversational tone and clinical relevance.
CareChatsTM integrates seamlessly with the Healthgrades
CRM platform, giving hospitals and health systems the data insights
to connect with and interact with patients most likely to benefit from
using this technology. It also engages providers automatically when
intervention is required and encourages patients to book
an appointment online or call the office directly.
“Most consumers see their doctor a few times per year, but between these
visits, a lot of life happens,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical
Officer, Healthgrades. “Communicating with patients between visits
really gives providers a glimpse into their lives– about who they are,
where they live, and how they live. CareChatsTM is a
significant step forward in clinical communication that will help better
educate, engage, support and motivate patients to achieve better health,
using a conversational approach.”
Hospitals take advantage of CareChatsTM
to communicate with patients
Several leading hospitals and health systems across the country have
already enabled CareChatsTM through Healthgrades.
In one pilot program, Ochsner identified patients who had uncontrolled
hypertension and trained primary care physicians at their system to
“prescribe” CareChatsTM to these patients. Participants
logged into their secure Ochsner patient portal to begin using CareChatsTM.
In real time, CareChatsTM gave patients the option to pull in
their personal medical information to tailor their conversation.
“Patients are avoiding unnecessary and time consuming visits, so
participation in this program has a natural incentive,” said Rich
Milani, MD, Chief Transformation Officer, Ochsner Health System. “We are
pleased to work with Healthgrades to enable this technology, which is
valuable to patients and to our system as a whole, and has given us the
ability to build even stronger relationships with our patients.”
A program developed by Penrose St. Francis Health Services in Colorado
Springs, Colo., which has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals
for 10 consecutive years, also uses CareChatsTM to engage
with patients, in a pilot the system designed in 2016 as a digital
“Consumers are demanding improved health outcomes, increased service,
and convenience. With new digital communication tools, we can provide
members with a meaningful experience that helps improve health behaviors
via a platform they’re increasingly comfortable with,” said Margaret
Sabin, President and CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.
Citrus Valley Health Partners also uses CareChatsTM as
another important tool in their efforts to improve patient outcomes by
engaging patients on a consistent and timely basis. CareChatsTM
has been an essential component in their efforts to meet requirements
for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) bundled payment
program for both total hip and total knee replacements.
“We are excited to partner with Healthgrades and see so many leading
health systems using The Conversa Conversation PlatformTM to improve
the provider – patient relationship,” said West Shell III, Co-founder,
CEO, Conversa. “Utilizing sophisticated logic and intelligent patient
profiling technology, Conversa systematically helps organizations
monitor, communicate and manage patient populations more efficiently
than ever before. Based on the market’s feedback, it’s become clear that
Healthgrades and Conversa are at the center of transforming how patients
and care teams communicate.”
Learn more about how hospitals
partner with Healthgrades.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online
resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Today, more than one million people a day use the Healthgrades website
to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on
the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider:
experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more
information about Healthgrades, visit http://www.healthgrades.com or
download the Healthgrades
As the healthcare industry’s leading conversation platform, Conversa’s
innovative, scalable, and reliable technology delivers an easy and
meaningful way for providers and patients to communicate. With Conversa,
healthcare organizations can deliver smart, automated patient
conversation experiences that are patient profile driven, and lead to
more informed and meaningful patient relationships, efficient population
management, and ultimately, better clinical and financial outcomes. For
more information, visit conversahealth.com.
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:IBKR) is the first online
broker to offer direct access to IEX to its investors, traders and
institutions. IEX is an ATS designed to focus on investor protection and
Interactive Brokers’ (IB) sophisticated customer base may now choose to
send their US stock orders to IEX directly. Customers also have the
choice of using IB SmartRoutingSM technology. IB SmartRouting
searches for the best firm stock, option and combination prices
available at the time of the order, and seeks to immediately execute the
Steve Sanders, executive vice president of marketing and product
development at Interactive Brokers, said “Customer interest in IEX as a
result of recent media exposure is apparent. We determined that it makes
sense to connect directly to this new trading venue, thereby providing
our customers with another market center destination.”
For 37 years, the IB Group1 has been building electronic
access trading technology that delivers real advantages to traders,
investors and institutions worldwide. Interactive Brokers is the largest
US electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing
583,000 trades per day2.
Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc.
(TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined
that Interactive Brokers’ US stock and options price executions were
significantly better than the industry3 during the second
half of 2013. The IB price advantage is better than the industry by
$0.23 per 100 shares of US stock and $0.20 per US option contract.
For more information about Interactive Brokers please visit interactivebrokers.com.
About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.: Interactive Brokers Group,
Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic
broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by
offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution
capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk
management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading
platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market
making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and
processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments,
bonds and funds on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues
around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these
marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and
investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex,
bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal Account. Employing
proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive
Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number
of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning,
computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.
About IEX: Dedicated to institutionalizing fairness in the
markets, IEX will provide a more balanced marketplace via simplified
market structure design and cutting-edge technology. IEX offers a
fair-access platform to any qualified broker dealer. IEX is driven by a
team of cross-industry experts with backgrounds spanning market venues,
electronic trading, and broker-dealers. IEX is the first equity trading
venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including
mutual funds, hedge funds, and family offices. www.iextrading.com
1 Includes Interactive Brokers Group and predecessor
2 March 2014 results.
3 The Transaction Auditing Group (TAG). Industry as a whole
for the referenced periods according to TAG. The TAG analysis for US
stocks included all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000
shares. The analysis for US options included all market order sizes in
US options and includes exchange rebates received by customers under
IB’s cost-plus pricing structure. The TAG analysis of orders routed to
exchanges in Europe included all orders routed for execution during
regular trading hours including all market and marketable limit orders
and orders near the market (orders having a limit price within one-tenth
of a Euro from the quote price at time of order receipt) on stocks
listed on the included exchanges, weighted by the volume executed on
each exchange. The exchanges for European stocks are XETRA, EURONEXT,
CHI-X, WIENER BORSE, TURQUOISE, LONDON and NASDAQ OMX.
TradeNext to Showcase Its Prime Offering at Profit and Loss Magazine Forex Network in Chicago | Business Wire
provider will be demonstrating its institutional offering at the Profit
and Loss Magazine Forex Network in Chicago on the 25 & 26 September.
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The two-day event examines the issues impacting the interbank and
institutional FX sector, the gathering will address different
perspectives and seeks to discern a future shape for the industry, such
as the role of technology, customer expectations and the changing shape
of the FX market.
TradeNext Prime, the institutional arm of TradeNext Limited, is a
bespoke service provider to sophisticated financial services
participants operating in the margin derivatives sector. It offers a
range of solutions to meet the diverse needs of institutional clients
including; hedge funds, CTAs, tier-2 and tier-3 banks, pension funds,
corporates and asset managers. It provides clients access to deep
liquidity in FX, Precious Metals and CFDs from a diverse group of
institutional market makers including tier 1 banks and non-bank
financial institutions, broker-dealers, retail aggregators and hedge
TradeNext Prime allows users to connect to the firm’s liquidity
providers via its trading terminal or through the industry standard, FIX
API, thus offering reliable direct market access to one or several
providers. Furthermore, its low latency network ensures clients benefit
from consistent high speed trade execution whilst keeping slippage to a
Larry De Souza, Director Sales and Trading, at TradeNext said: “The FX
markets operate in a cyclical fashion, having seen the pre and post
e-trading revolution, I believe the firms that understand their clients
flow, trading style and objectives can implement the best fit. The FX
markets now require liquidity providers and executing venues to play a
more hands on role in ensuring the right liquidity pool serves the right
TradeNext’s CEO, Mohsin Jameel added: “Our emphasis on continuing
innovation is shown through the effort and resources we allocate to
research and product development. Our constant drive to provide
cutting-edge solutions to financial traders across the globe aims to
support their goals and objectives. As a result we are able to offer
some of the tightest, most competitive spreads in the industry, giving
clients the opportunity to maximise their profits.”
The Profit and Loss Forex Network Chicago 2014 takes please at the
Westin Chicago River North, Chicago from 25 to 26 September 2014 and
TradeNext Prime will be situated at stand 33.