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Swiss Prime Site is a real-estate investment company in Switzerland. Co., through it's subsidaries, is engaged in the development, acquisition, holding, administration and disposal of real estates/properties located in Switzerland. Investors are offered through Co., the opportunity to participate in a professionally managed Swiss property portfolio established according to strict investment criteria. Co. invests in Swiss properties at selected sites and offers its shareholders the opportunity to participate in the potential for value growth of an enterprise managed by experienced real estate specialists.
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SWISS PRIME SITE (CH), a company active in Real Estate Holding & Development, reduces its risk exposure and improves its general evaluation despite the loss of a fundamental star(s). The independent financial analyst theScreener has removed a fundamental star(s) of the title, which now shows 3 out of 4 stars; conversely, its market risk is now considered lower and can be described as defensive. Despite the loss of a star, theScreener upgrades the general evaluation of the title to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date April 2, 2019, the closing price was CHF 84.15 and its potential was es...
ITEM 8.1.2 - Re-elect Dr. sc. tech. Barbara Frei-Spreiter. She holds an excessive number of mandates. Ethos recommends to OPPOSE. ITEM 8.3.2 - Re-elect Dr. sc. tech. Barbara Frei-Spreiter to the remuneration committee. As Ethos did not support the election of Dr. sc. tech. Frei-Spreiter to the board of directors, she cannot be elected to the committee. Ethos recommends to OPPOSE. ITEM 8.5 - Election of the auditors. The audit firm has been in office for 20 years, which exceeds Ethos' guidelines. Ethos recommends to OPPOSE
A director at Swiss Prime Site Ag bought 1,000 shares at 84.000CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 57/100. 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...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
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 ...
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