The past 12 months have seen something stir in the loins of the Mediterranean.
After Glancee’s high-profile acquisition by Facebook and a Tech Crunch Italy in Rome last year, the world’s media is starting to take note of a country most recently made infamous by the Berlusconi’s scandals but Italy remains in the media's eye because it is one of the most iconic countries in europe, noted for its vast history, wealth, and business acumen.
It’s obvious that every country needs a focal point and Milan is rapidly transforming itself as italys. Milan has become an emerging financial hub for innovative companies in Southern Europe. The economic and financial hub is stepping into the global startup scene and positioning itself as the place where high quality of life and business opportunities connect.
The most important and biggest subsector in the Milan financial sector is of course banking. The Italian financial system as a whole is centered on the banking sector which holds approximately 60 per cent of total unconsolidated financial assets. The Italian corporate sector’s debt consists overwhelmingly of short-term bank loans, more so than other European countries.
Milan is home to the majority of Italian banks (198 institutions) and more than 40 international banks. The city also hosts the Italian Stock Exchange which lists over 225 companies and transacts over 90 per cent of all company capitalisation in Italy. In many ways, Milan is pulsating with innovation and with this in mind two Malta’s based beacons, EXANTE, a next generation brokerage firm and FinanceMalta will be hosting presentations in Milan in October to focus on the benefits of collaboration for individual and investors.
EXANTE is a state-of-the art universal broker which allows its clients to trade stocks, bonds, FX, metals, futures, options and funds from a single account using the most modern trading infrastructure available in the world today. Registered and based in the EU, with six offices in Europe and Asia this brokerage has received acclaim from some notable media like Forbes and FT.
EXANTE provides some of the fastest, most accurate, order executions of any broker at highly competitive prices through its servers co-located in all of the world’s major financial marketplaces.
FinanceMalta is the public-private initiative set up to promote Malta's International Financial Centre. FinanceMalta, a non-profit public-private initiative, was set up to promote Malta’s international business and financial centre, both within as well as outside Malta. It brings together and harnesses the resources of the industry and government to ensure Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services sector can continue to grow and prosper.
EXANTE Four Seasons Hotel Milano, 13:00-14:15. (This event is by Invitation Only, you may request to be consider for invitation by email firstname.lastname@example.org)
FinanceMalta, Star Hotel Rosa, Milan , 23rd October 2013, 1600 till 1845hrs