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First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank Promotes Use of DIFC Trust Law

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

In a fast-changing global environment, practitioners across the financial services spectrum including those in the field of trust and estate planning are always looking for unique and innovative ways to meet their clients’ needs.

First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank (FCSIB), a licensed and regulated entity in the DIFC offering a complete suite of investment banking and wealth management services, has strategically positioned itself to provide tailor made solutions for its clients and is capitalizing on the DIFC’s confirmed status as an important international financial centre which offers a stable country environment and world class legal and regulatory infrastructure.

“The DIFC which follows the common law enacted Trust law in 2005 after extensive study of existing trust law of jurisdictions around the globe,” says Anthony D’Aniello, Group Chief Operating Officer and Head of Wealth Management for FCSIB.

“The Law provides clarity and certainty which gives trust practitioners tremendous flexibility in meeting clients’ needs. We at FCSIB offer Personal, Corporate and Charitable Trust services all tailor made for our clients. The structures can be conventional or Sharia Compliant,” continues Mr. D’Aniello.

The Law also forms part of the legislation and service infrastructure at the DIFC designed to serve the needs of families, family business and family offices in the region and beyond. “This is an important focus,” adds Mr. D’Aniello, “as historically, most family-run businesses the world over do not survive past the third generation. Ensuring their survival and success is an important way to promote economic growth in the region and the vibrancy of the private sector and we at FCSIB take this very seriously.”

FCSIB is also positioning itself as the Trustee of Choice for Expatriate Employee Benefit Trusts in the UAE and surrounding areas. Since no pension legislation exists for non-national expatriate employees in the Gulf, Mr. D’Aniello sees this as an important opportunity in advising FCSIB’s corporate clients as he believes that this is a key way to attract and retain skilled expatriate personnel.

“FCSIB is in the process of launching a Charitable Trust which shall be entitled to receive Zakat, charitable donations and voluntary grants from individuals and institutions,” states Mr. D’Aniello. “This charitable trust, he continues, “will be transparent following legal and regulatory international best practices and annual by published audited financial statements.”

For more information regarding FCSIB please visit http://www.fcswiss.com

SOURCE﹛First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank (FCS)

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March 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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FieldPoint Petroleum Announces Beginning of Warrant Trading

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (AMEX: FPP) announced today that Warrants recently issued to its shareholders as a dividend may begin trading on the American Stock Exchange as early as today, March 27, symbol (FPP WS).

FieldPoint President and CEO, Ray D. Reaves, said, “The wheels are in motion for possible record breaking revenues in the first quarter of 2012, and we have every reason to believe that this trend could continue throughout the year. We wanted to find a way that our shareholders could have additional participation in the Company’s growth without making additional financial commitments before our results are known. I’m very pleased to say that I believe our Warrant Dividend program has done that.”

The Warrants grant each shareholder the right to purchase one additional share of Common Stock for each share held on the Record Date (March 23, 2012), for a period of six years, at an exercise price of $4.00 per share. The Warrant will be distributed as soon as practicable after the Record Date.

Following the distribution of the Warrant, the Company will file a Registration Statement on Form S-3 registering the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants (the “Registration Statement”). The Warrants will not be exercisable until the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC.

More Details Regarding the Warrant:

The dividend will consist of one (1) newly authorized Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Warrant”) to be distributed for every one (1) share of the Company’s Common Stock owned as of the Record Date. Following the Record Date, the Company’s Common Stock will trade ex-dividend on the NYSE Amex Exchange. The Company has the right to call the Warrant for redemption in the future under certain circumstances, including the requirement that the market price of the Common Stock equal or exceed 150% of the exercise price of the Warrant ($6.00). If the Company exercises such a redemption right, holders of the Warrant will have 30 days to exercise the Warrants. Holders would be under no obligation to exercise the Warrants but would surrender them if they choose not to do so.

FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation is engaged in oil and gas exploration, production and acquisition, primarily in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. For more information, please visit http://www.fppcorp.com.

This press release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such projections or statement reflect the company’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that such projections will be achieved and that actual results could differ materially from those projected. A discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those projected, such as decreases in oil and gas prices and unexpected decreases in oil and gas production is included in the company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (at http://www.sec.gov).

SOURCE﹛FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation

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March 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

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Rainforest Protection and Social and Environmental Added Value are Issues Discussed at the Global Sustainability Forum

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At the closing of the event, a commitment was signed by LIDE to mobilize society towards legislation to ensure sustainable development

MANAUS, Brazil, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Social and environmental activist Bianca Jagger raised the issue of “Sustainable development and human rights” during the discussions at the 3rd Global Sustainability Forum in Manaus. She noted that Amazonia is an extraordinary treasure, home to many species, and that we have already lost a great many kilometers of the Amazon rainforest. Bianca expressed her support for investment in sustainable energy. “We cannot sacrifice present and future generations in the name of development.”

(Photo: http://www2.prnewswire.com.br/imgs/pub/2012-03-25/original/640.jpg)

Virgilio Viana, general superintendent of FAS — Fundacao Amazonas Sustentavel (Sustainable Amazon Foundation), gave a talk entitled “REDD+: an alternative for businesses and communities.” As he sees it, the challenge is to stop the deforestation of Amazonia. “People do not destroy the forest because they are stupid, but because they are intelligent and rational, and want to improve their lives. The logic is to make it so that economic development works in favor of the forest and not against it.”

For his part, Almir Surui, Chief of the Paiter Surui People (Rondonia), spoke about “The green economy and the peoples of the rainforest,” pointing out that “public and private policies do not reach the communities they are supposed to reach. Surui called upon businessmen to take part in the creation of a development model for Amazonia.

Oskar Metsavaht, fashion designer and businessman, founder and president of the label Osklen, talked about “Sustainability and the desire industry.” As he sees it, the people of Brazil need to improve their lives. “Brazil needs to develop economically, and it has vast space to become a developed country with a fair distribution of income in a sustainable manner.” To Metsavaht, one obstacle is the lack of a branding plan. “Unless we have added value, we’ll just continue to be commodity vendors, just talking about charity.” “We must show that it is more interesting to buy sustainable products from Brazil than famous brands from the United States, made with cheap labor from China.”

At the closing, Joao Doria Jr., President of LIDE — Grupo de Lideres Empresarias (Group of Business Leaders), read the Amazon Charter. In it, LIDE has signed a commitment to mobilize Brazilian society to pass national legislation to institute payments for environmental services, recognizing this mechanism as essential to ensuring sustainable development. He also underscored other important issues in this regard. The full text of the charter is at: http://www.lidebr.com.br

CDN – Comunicacao Corporativa: erica.valerio@cdn.com.br( mailto:erica.valerio@cdn.com.br ), +55-11-8093-7156

SOURCE﹛LIDE

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March 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

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Title (optionalRainforest Protection and Social and Environmental Added Value are Issues Discussed at the Global Sustainability Forum )

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At the closing of the event, a commitment was signed by LIDE to mobilize society towards legislation to ensure sustainable development

MANAUS, Brazil, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Social and environmental activist Bianca Jagger raised the issue of “Sustainable development and human rights” during the discussions at the 3rd Global Sustainability Forum in Manaus. She noted that Amazonia is an extraordinary treasure, home to many species, and that we have already lost a great many kilometers of the Amazon rainforest. Bianca expressed her support for investment in sustainable energy. “We cannot sacrifice present and future generations in the name of development.”

(Photo: http://www2.prnewswire.com.br/imgs/pub/2012-03-25/original/640.jpg)

Virgilio Viana, general superintendent of FAS — Fundacao Amazonas Sustentavel (Sustainable Amazon Foundation), gave a talk entitled “REDD+: an alternative for businesses and communities.” As he sees it, the challenge is to stop the deforestation of Amazonia. “People do not destroy the forest because they are stupid, but because they are intelligent and rational, and want to improve their lives. The logic is to make it so that economic development works in favor of the forest and not against it.”

For his part, Almir Surui, Chief of the Paiter Surui People (Rondonia), spoke about “The green economy and the peoples of the rainforest,” pointing out that “public and private policies do not reach the communities they are supposed to reach. Surui called upon businessmen to take part in the creation of a development model for Amazonia.

Oskar Metsavaht, fashion designer and businessman, founder and president of the label Osklen, talked about “Sustainability and the desire industry.” As he sees it, the people of Brazil need to improve their lives. “Brazil needs to develop economically, and it has vast space to become a developed country with a fair distribution of income in a sustainable manner.” To Metsavaht, one obstacle is the lack of a branding plan. “Unless we have added value, we’ll just continue to be commodity vendors, just talking about charity.” “We must show that it is more interesting to buy sustainable products from Brazil than famous brands from the United States, made with cheap labor from China.”

At the closing, Joao Doria Jr., President of LIDE — Grupo de Lideres Empresarias (Group of Business Leaders), read the Amazon Charter. In it, LIDE has signed a commitment to mobilize Brazilian society to pass national legislation to institute payments for environmental services, recognizing this mechanism as essential to ensuring sustainable development. He also underscored other important issues in this regard. The full text of the charter is at: http://www.lidebr.com.br

CDN – Comunicacao Corporativa: erica.valerio@cdn.com.br( mailto:erica.valerio@cdn.com.br ), +55-11-8093-7156

SOURCE﹛LIDE

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March 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

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17th Asia Oil Week, 2012 Exploration, Development, New Ventures Strategy, From Asia to Australasia

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SINGAPORE, March 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ — Global Pacific & Partners announce the Program for the 17th Asia Oil Week, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore, 25-27 June 2012, which includes the 21st Asia Petroleum Strategy Briefing and the 17th Asia Upstream Conference.

Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners, says: “Asia’s oil and gas game is moving into new territories, with established producer countries and corporate players eyeing new strategies, and re-discovered frontiers across vast regions, from Pakistan to New Zealand”.

“New frontiers and oil/gas potential beckon in Asia’s hydrocarbons game, while Independents have opened new plays and state oil companies have global strategies, while licensing agencies and Ministries seek exploration dollars.”

The 17th Asia Oil Week begins with the 21st Asia Petroleum Strategy Briefing on Monday 25 June 2012, the longest running Strategy Briefing held in and on Asia within the global upstream industry. It provides an in-depth examination of the competitive upstream oil and gas-LNG strategies in Asian exploration and development, with diagnosis of portfolios held by corporate oil, Governments and National Oil Companies, whilst tracking competitors and state players across Southeast Asia and ASEAN, Australasia, Mainland China, the sub-Continent (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh), East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan) and in old/new frontiers (Timor Leste, Sri Lanka and elsewhere).

The Strategy Briefing is presented by Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners, a leading global strategist, speaker and author on the fast-changing world of the oil and gas industry.

The 17th Asia Upstream 2012 conference is a landmark event for Asia’s exploration industry, featuring 30+ senior-level Presentations with Speakers drawn from across Asia and worldwide, and bringing together senior executives from Super-Majors, Independents, Government and National Oil Companies, to interface, network and negotiate deals, whilst showcasing leading corporate players.

Keynote presentations include: Talisman Energy, Premier Oil, Roc Oil, Mubadala Oil & Gas, Japex, Cairn India, KrisEnergy, Oil Search, Petromin PNG Holdings with presentations also from Government Representatives from the Philippines, New Zealand, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

This high-level industry gathering will discuss Asia’s emerging frontiers and upstream potential over an intensive three-day programme.

For further details, registration and bookings, please visit:
http://www.petro21.com

Twitter: @GlobalPacific

SOURCE﹛Global Pacific & Partners

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March 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia Appoints New Regional President for Taiwan

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Vice President Prince Yun to take over from industry veteran Samuel Fang on April 1, 2012

Hong Kong, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Avnet Electronics Marketing( http://www.em.avnetasia.com ), an operating group of Avnet, Inc( http://avnet.com ). (NYSE: AVT( http://ir.avnet.com )), has appointed a new regional president for Taiwan. Effective April 1, 2012 Vice President of Taiwan, Prince Yun will take over from industry veteran Samuel Fang who is stepping down after 16 years of championing Avnet’s business in Taiwan, and more than 35 years in the electronics distribution field. Mr. Fang will remain with the company, and has been promoted to the capacity of senior advisor, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia.

(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/03/23/20120323172510331261.html )
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Mr. Yun, who will report to Stephen Wong, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, has more than 24 years of industry experience and joined Avnet Electronics Marketing in Taiwan in 1995, following the acquisition and integration of Mercuries Co. Ltd. where he had honed his skills in the fields of sales and product marketing. During the next 16 years, he held a number of roles within the organization, including his leadership of the Semiconductor Marketing team as well as the Sales and FAE departments, which he had built into a major revenue contributor for the Taiwan business. With these strong results, he was promoted to vice president for Asia, Avnet Electronics Marketing Taiwan in 2010.

With his resolute drive for profitable growth, Mr. Yun has continued to contribute to Avnet’s success in the region as evidenced by the record revenues for Avnet Electronics Marketing Taiwan in fiscal year 2011, and with outstanding return on working capital (ROWC).

“Samuel has been an inspirational leader for Avnet Electronics Marketing Taiwan. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for his exceptional contribution in growing our Taiwan business and building Avnet Electronics Marketing into one of the premier leaders in the electronics distribution industry in Taiwan,” said Stephen Wong. “Samuel is leaving the organization in excellent hands, and we sincerely wish him a pleasant and enjoyable new phase in his life.”

“In the interim, after 1 April 2012, Samuel will take a well-deserved break so that he can spend extended time with his closely-knit family, especially to enjoy his new grandchildren. Effective 2nd July, 2012, Samuel will henceforth assist me in special assignments in his new appointment as senior advisor. I am extremely delighted that Samuel has accepted this strategic role,” added Wong.

Commenting on the succession of Yun, Wong stated, “Prince Yun is the ideal choice for our next Taiwan leader — with broad experience and an excellent performance track record. With Prince at the helm, I believe Avnet will continue to enjoy business success and the customer satisfaction and loyalty which we have become renowned for, in Taiwan and around the region.”

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has a significant presence in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in more than 50 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnects, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of US$26.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.avnet.com.

For further information please contact:

Jaime Chan: (852) 2410 2735
Email: jaime.chan@avnet.com

Brian Paterson (EBA): (852) 2537 8022
Email: Brian.Paterson@ebacomms.com

SOURCE﹛Avnet Electronics Marketing

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March 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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Risk Management an Increasingly Important Boardroom Topic in Asia

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Marsh Launches Asia Directors’ Series Publication to Help Directors and C-Suite Executives Tackle Today’s Risk Issues With Confidence

SINGAPORE, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Company directors across Asia are becoming increasingly concerned about critical risk issues that they fear could have a serious impact of their companies’ balance sheets. According to Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, buyer default, supply chain disruption and rising employee healthcare costs are just some of the issues that have recently become key board level concerns.

Alan Cheah, Managing Director and Region Head for Marsh in Asia, said: “Given the economic volatility and string of natural disasters in Asia last year, risk and risk management have quickly become boardroom topics across Asia. To do their jobs effectively, directors need to keep themselves informed of the latest global risk trends.”

To help company directors understand and manage these critical issues, Marsh today launches its Asia Directors’ Series, a quarterly publication that offers insight and practical solutions to help companies succeed in today’s volatile business environment.

In the first edition for 2012, the publication takes an in-depth look into:

— The rising prospect of buyer default for Asian suppliers, as insolvencies increase especially in the Eurozone;
— Lessons from the natural catastrophes in Asia Pacific during 2012, including business interruption insurance, supply chain risk management and business continuity management;
— How companies can contain the rising cost of employee healthcare while at the same time continue to attract and retain talent through creative employee benefits programs

Mr Cheah added: “Through this quarterly publication, Marsh provides company directors and executives with timely and practical insight they can immediately apply to their risk management programs. Today’s operating environment demands directors and executives to be ahead of the curve and the Asia Directors’ Series will help them do just that.”

To download Marsh’s Asia Directors’ Series, please click here( http://www.marsh-asia.com/pdf/2012/Marsh_Directors_Series_Issue12012.pdf ).

About Marsh

Marsh( http://usa.marsh.com ), a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 25,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies( http://www.mmc.com ) (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 52,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter( http://www.guycarp.com ), a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer( http://www.mercer.com/home ), a global leader in human resource consulting and related services; and Oliver Wyman( http://www.oliverwyman.com/index.html ), a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc( http://twitter.com/@Marsh_Inc ).

SOURCE: Marsh

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March 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

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SunGard Identifies Ten Trends Influencing the Banking Industry for 2012 and Beyond

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SINGAPORE, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — David Hamilton, president of SunGard’s banking business, said, “For many banks, the question has not been ‘how do I succeed’ but ‘how do I survive’. Fundamentally, the global banking model has shifted and a transformation is occurring in how money is being managed as banks strive to re-build trust and create value for their shareholders. A focus of investment for banks is on ensuring regulatory compliance and in assuring shareholders that they fully understand and can manage their risk exposures. Ultimately these investments need to drive more informed strategic decision-making and to help enable a return to profitability for the bank.”

SunGard has identified ten trends shaping the banking industry in 2012 as banks look to capitalize on change through transparency, efficiency and networks.

1. Banks will need clarity on their cost of cash ( http://sungard.com/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/insights/the-cost-of-cash.aspx ) to help ensure that while regulatory requirements for capital adequacy are met, cautionary surplus cash and capital reserve strategies do not impact too heavily on return on equity (ROE), hindering organizational profit and growth objectives.
2. Retail, commercial and private banks are striving for robust customer management( http://sungard.com/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/solutions/retailbanking/customermanagement.aspx ) to optimize customer relationships and rebuild the trust lost as a result of the financial crisis.
3. With macro-economic factors causing volatility in customer behavior, banks need to safeguard deposits and continually validate their lending strategies to improve risk-adjusted profitability( http://sungard.com/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/solutions/riskmanagementperformance/profitability.aspx ).
4. Banks are seeking an integrated, enterprise approach to strategic risk management( http://sungard.com/en/sitecore/content/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/resources/ambit-solutions/risk-institute-resources.aspx ) to help meet regulatory requirements and allocate capital more efficiently.
5. Banks are also looking to understand the true risk profile of their individual businesses to help them make decisions about asset divestiture and potential acquisitions, in order to re-organize their business models to more risk-averse areas.

In the longer term:
6. Exponential growth in the use of mobile devices worldwide means banks need an integrated approach to mobility – as customers increasingly expect banking services to be “always on and always accessible( http://www.sungard.com/en/sitecore/content/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/insights/drive-mobility.aspx )”.
7. Banks are under increasing pressure to improve business transparency, given the rising impact that “popular” politics and special interest groups( http://blogs.sungard.com/fs_banking/2011/09/16/understanding-banking-stakeholders-special-interest-groups ) have had on the regulators and on government policy.
8. Financial intermediation will structurally change as alternative models of banking emerge, as technological innovation and deregulation accelerate “non-banks”, in particular to financial inclusion programs for the unbanked/marginally-banked.
9. Tension between regulators( http://blogs.sungard.com/ten/transparency/understanding-banking-stakeholders-the-regulators ), markets and investors( http://blogs.sungard.com/ten/efficiency/understanding-banking-stakeholders-the-investors ) will continue as bank regulators demand greater transparency and lower risk, while bank investors continue to seek higher levels of returns on their investments
10. Technology innovation and adoption rates mean retail, commercial and private banks are re-examining how they capture, segment and service their customer base, as existing strategies for demographic profiling by gender, age and “key life events” cease to provide accurate insight into customer expectations(http://www.sungard.com/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/insights/customer-management.aspx ).

Michael Versace, research director at IDC Financial Insights, said, “The disciplines of risk and the role of analytics are quickly becoming the new core in banking – redefining in some sense what is ‘core’ in banking. While lending, deposit taking, customer relationship management (CRM), treasury and other services remain of significant importance, the transactions and services around these traditional capabilities are quickly becoming table-stakes- commodity capabilities required simply to be in the banking business. Make no mistake that transaction and customer servicing will separate the best from the adequate banking providers, but analytics and the ability to efficiently and effectively exploit big data, advanced modeling, in memory and real-time decisioning across channels and operations will help improve margins and distinguish those that thrive in uncertain and uneven markets, from those that fumble.”

SunGard’s Ambit( http://www.sungard.com/ambit ) solution suite can help banks successfully navigate these challenging times by helping ensure regulatory compliance, enhance the multi-channel experience, improve customer trust, drive efficiency into operations and ensure a clear insight into enterprise-wide risk exposures.

Editors Notes:

Video: SunGard’s David Hamilton on key challenges facing banks today( http://sungard.com/campaigns/fs/banks/bankofthefuture/insights/banking-strategy.aspx )

Article: Anticipating the future of money management( http://sungard.com/%7E/media/Campaigns/FinancialSystems/Banks/Ambit/Ambit%20Retail%20Banking/Transforming_MoneyManagement_Article.ashx )

Blog: Opportunities for banks in this age of ubiquitous mobility( http://blogs.sungard.com/fs_banking/2011/11/22/opportunities-for-banks-in-this-age-of-ubiquitous-mobility )

About SunGard’s Ambit

SunGard’s Ambit is a banking solution suite for retail, commercial and private banks. It provides banking professionals with solutions that support front-, middle- and back-office operations, as well as solutions for financial management, risk and performance. Ambit helps banks retain and acquire customers, improve staff efficiency and effectively measure and allocate their capital. For more information, visit http://www.sungard.com/ambit.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about US$4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and was ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 in 2011. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.comhttps://emea.owa.sungard.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=c42214b960f34848b7be43b92d46bf7b&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.sungard.com ).

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo and Ambit are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE: SunGard

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March 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

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Frost & Sullivan’s Advanced Medical Technologies Research Tracks Opportunities in Markets Influenced by Dynamic Care Pathways

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As the diverse areas of healthcare forge ahead into overlapping mechanisms and treatments, so too must medical technologies reform to solve several challenges via streamlined remedies. To align the market drivers and restraints into an interpretable roadmap, Frost & Sullivan releases the Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium. This resource includes Frost & Sullivan’s Advanced Medical Technologies proposed key research for 2012, as well as the profiling of recent content over the last two years.

If you are interested in receiving the complimentary Frost & Sullivan Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium,please send an email to Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at britni.myers@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company Web site, city, state and country.

Organizations successfully competing in today’s healthcare market must consistently review their product and service portfolio to drive value for their partners and clients. Particularly for those companies in the medical technologies space, they must work to outline interweaved opportunities between several key segments, including medical devices, patient monitoring and medical imaging, to discover how they are and can work together. The Frost & Sullivan compendium addresses these vital markets, delineating research that casts light on these shadowy, crossover areas to reveal underlying opportunities.

“Stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem need to track and benchmark business performance across their core products and solutions portfolios,” said Frost & Sullivan Advanced Medical Technologies Global Program Leader Siddharth Saha. “Concurrently, original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s), suppliers and distributors cannot afford to ignore developments in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring that can positively or negatively influence the adoption of their core solution.”

Frost & Sullivan finds that healthcare solution and service suppliers are increasingly looking to absorb niche technologies into their overall plan. Optimum healthcare delivery must absorb equipment, devices, materials and service lines with the end goal of enhancing outcomes for patients, caregivers and provider organizations in healthcare. This creates implications for product and solution areas, as well as care locations.

“In pursuing their growth objectives, healthcare stakeholders are looking beyond their core customer and target verticals, and actively assessing new geographic markets to open up dialog with complementary solution providers,” said Saha. “Synergies in portfolio and business strategies can yield much needed return as suppliers look beyond saturated markets. Tracking the new needs of the ultimate end user in the care pathway, while also understanding the decision making structure, helps make a smoother transition to new business realities.”

This interactive compendium allows users to foresee tentative 2012 research titles, with planned updates throughout the year to provide the timeliest and most accurate picture of existing and upcoming Advanced Medical Technologies research. In addition to the titles slated for 2012, the compendium also offers existing research information for 2010 and 2011 as well. Additionally, for each of the research titles released in 2011 and 2012, an abstract and table of contents for each analysis is provided. The included titles span the medical imaging, medical devices and patient monitoring spaces.

The Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012 compendium profiles research within the global Advanced Medical Technologies Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes the following research: Compression Therapy Devices Market in Western Europe( http://bit.ly/GBSeSQ ), Analysis of the U.S. Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Equipment Market( http://bit.ly/GClp9R ), Analysis of the Orthopedic Implants Market〞The Future of Joint Replacements( http://bit.ly/GBiFHn ), Custom Procedure Trays and Packs Move Toward Standardization, and Operating Rooms of the Future: A European Perspective( http://bit.ly/GBNpwk ). All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Advanced MedTech: Enabling Efficient and Outcomes-Oriented Healthcare Delivery, 2010 to 2012

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We Are Water Foundation Warns on World Water Day “We Eat More Water Than We Drink”

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LONDON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

March 22 – World Water Day – United Nations

— The United Nations says the proper management of water resources is key to ensuring an adequate supply for the growing demands of the world’s population.
— Most of the water we consume is related to food. To produce just one kilo of rice, 2,450 litres of water are required.
— The We Are Water Foundation works to raise awareness of the need to make good use of this resource and create an application for smartphones that calculates the amount of water needed to produce food – its Water Footprint.

March 21, 2012. Every year, World Water Day is held on 22 March, as decreed by the United Nations, and in this 2012 edition, it addresses water and food security. Today, more than 1,000 million people lack a basic water supply and 1.5 million children die each year from diseases caused by contaminated and non-drinkable water.

Xavier Torras, director of the We are Water Foundation, says, “Most water we humans consume is what comes to us through food. Each day, a person can drink about 2 litres of water, but to produce a kilo of rice, 2,450 litres of water are needed, and for a kilo of pork, nearly 6,000 litres. These are two examples of the amount of water needed to produce food. Water is not available in many parts of our planet.”

That is why the Foundation wishes to emphasise how important it is to ensure access to this vital resource. To this end, the Foundation has sought the support of Carlos Jimenez Renjifo, Desk Officer in Spain for the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), who warns about the need to seek joint solutions to this problem: “Already in 2012, the world’s population has reached 7 billion inhabitants and it is estimated that within three decades it may reach around 9 billion. Consequently, the water needs for food production or, in other words, the needs to ensure sustainable food supplies for much of the planet, will be one of the major problems we face in order to meet these growing demands for food.”

In order to increase awareness promoted by the United Nations, the We are Water Foundation has launched a campaign with the slogan “We eat more water than we drink”, and has created the “We Eat Water” application for smartphones. This application is a collection of kitchen recipes from different international cuisines, and each recipe is specified with its water footprint, which is the sum of all the water needed not only to cook from the recipes, but also all the water that has been used to produce that food.

As an example, to make a simple Chinese “wan tan”, no less than 5,804 litres of water are used. The We Eat Water application has a symbolic price of 0.79 euros. The money raised by the Foundation through the application will fund the four aid projects that the foundation is carrying out in the world in 2012, with organisations such as Unicef, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Oxfam and Education Without Borders.

About the We Are Water Foundation

The We Are Water Foundation has two main objectives. The first is to raise public and institutional awareness regarding water issues and to promote a new culture regarding water that allows for a fair and sustainable management of global water resources. The second is to implement all kinds of actions to mitigate the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources. The Foundation’s areas of activities include interventions in infrastructure, education, health and research in the most deprived areas of the planet.

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Press Office of We Are Water Foundation
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