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Mediobanca Banca Di Credito Finanzario's core businesses are lending and investment banking. Co. helps its clients by providing them with advisory services in addition to medium-term bank credit. Co. is the parent company of the Mediobanca Banking Group, which has operations in consumer credit, retail banking, leasing, and private banking. Co.'s business divisions are comprised of: Corporate and Investment Banking, which comprises Wholesale Banking and Private Banking; Principal Investing, which brings together all equity investments in associates (IAS28) and available for sale assets; and Retail and Consumer Banking, which comprises consumer credit and retail banking activities.
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Historically, Mediobanca was a corporate and investment bank that built up a large book of principal investments. Over the past decade, Mediobanca has sold most of its noncore investments, with a stake in Italian insurer Generali the last major investment left in the portfolio. Subsequently, the main thrust of Mediobanca’s strategy has been the expansion of its wealth-management offering. This is a deposit-generating business, and we believe the strategy makes sense, as it will improve Mediobanca’s funding position, diversifying its funding away from the institutional market. As these business...
Mediobanca delivered net profit of EUR 176 million for the third quarter of its fiscal year; this was 15% lower than the EUR 206 million it produced in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Mediobanca has a June year-end. Revenue declined 4% year on year as fee income and the portion of profits Mediobanca books from its 13% stake in Italian insurer Generali came under pressure. The slowdown in revenue is disappointing, given that Mediobanca increased its assets under management, which drives fees, b...
A director at Mediobanca Spa bought 65,000 shares at 8.334EUR and the significance rating of the trade was 68/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of boar...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
Leadership changes Vittorio Colao was succeeded by Nick Read who was appointed Chief Executive Designate on 27 July 2018 and became Chief Executive on 1 October 2018. Margherita Della Valle joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 27 July 2018. Item 15: Advisory vote on the Remuneration ReportThe structure is unsatisfactory. The maximum bonus and total incentive pay exceed guidelines. The quantum for the year was excessive. Pay weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, but there are overlapping performance conditions as free cash flow was used for both the STI and LTI. A b...
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