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Corporate Governance – portrayed in the individual cultural and legal framework, from the standpoint of equity capital.

VIPsight is a dynamic photo archive, sorted by nations and dates, by and for those interested in CG from all over the world.

VIPsight offers, every month:
transparent and independent current information / comments / facts and figures on corporate governance locally and internationally,

  • written by local CG experts,
  • selected and structured by the Club of Florence,
  • financed by its initiator VIP and other sponsors with a background of “Equity and Advisory” interests.

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Reading suggestions


Farkas-Richling, Dirk, Fischer, Thomas R., Richter, Andreas (eds.), Private Banking und Family Office

Schaeffer-Poeschel Verlag, 548 pp, €99.95, ISBN 978-3-7910-2735-7

In recent years in Germany, alongside private banking the consultancy service of a Family Office for high-net-worth clients has increasingly become established as a separate field of business. Individual attention to these demanding clients is possible only with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary consultancy approach that considers the client‘s overall asset and investment position. The book is illuminating on both the market, consultancy work and products, as well as the legal and fiscal environment. The editors are established practitioners, working for such top-rank firms as M.M. Warburg, Marcard, Stein & CO and P+P Pöllath + Partner.

Gabler Kompakt-Lexikon Bank und Börse

Gabler Verlag, 5th revised ed., 246 pp, €26.95, ISBN 978-3-8349-1861-1

This lexicon will help you with guidance in all financial matters. In over 2,000 headings it gives you everything you want to know about account management, credit, money investment and securities transactions. The effects of new legal provisions after the financial crisis are simply and comprehensibly explained in this 5th revised edition, making this lexicon a perfect everyday reference work for bank staff, trainees in the financial-services sector and anyone who has to do with the stock exchange.

Gabler-Wirtschaftslexikon: www.Wirtschaftslexikon.gabler.de

The Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon has for over 50 years been regarded as a classic of economic literature. In the year of its 80th birthday the Wiesbaden publishing house Gabler – one of the leading German specialized business publishers – presents its flagship reference work with over 25,000 headwords as a freely accessible online lexicon. The 150 authors of the entries are established experts in their various fields. Additionally, the items are continually updated and supplemented. The new search and display functions correspond to the information needs and media possibilities of the Internet: multidimensional search functions, presentation of technical fields using a category tree, automated citation, literature references, abstracts and relation graphs of the terms, short surveys of individual fields and comprehensive in-depth articles and detailed author profiles. Links to thematic journal articles and book recommendations ensure optimum research conditions.

In parallel with the start of the online version the Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon is appearing in its 17th edition as a paperback in the WELT EDITION. As part of media cooperation the printed edition of Gabler is being distributed to the book trade and by the WELT group through www. welt-edition.de.

Hommelhoff, Professor Peter, Hopt, Professor Klaus J., von Werder, Professor Axel, Handbuch Corporate Governance

Schaeffer-Poeschel Verlag, 2nd revised ed., 966 pp, €169.95, ISBN 978-3-7910-2596-4

The handbook presents corporate governance in its various legal and business aspects. It is

addressed to both practitioners and academics. As well as fundamental economic questions and the legal framework, it deals inter alia with structures and bodies, the core processes of corporate governance in companies, the special features in groups, transparency and auditing, and also evaluation and sanctioning. The handbook has been comprehensively revised andbrought up to date in this second edition. Aspects of internationalization have been paid more attention, with a focus on developments in European law.

Raisch, Sebastian, Probst, Gilbert, Gomez, Peter, Wege zum Wachstum

Gabler Verlag, 2nd revised ed., 281 pp, €44.85, ISBN 978-3-8349-1810-9

Profitable growth is the key to long-term success in competition. The authors show in practicerelated chapters how you can sustainably raise your firm‘s growth capacity. The book brings together research findings of the Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE) of the Universities of St. Gallen and Geneva, supplemented by a series of current case studies from business practice. Management staff of companies, as well as students and teachers of business sciences, will find valuable hints. The second edition is revised and contains new findings and examples from current research projects of the Center for Organizational Excellence. Sebastian Raisch is Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Excellence at the University of St. Gallen. Gilbert Probst is Professor of Organization and Management at the University of Geneva and Managing Director and Dean of the Global Leadership Program at the World Economic Forum. Peter Gomez is Dean of the Executive School for Management, Technology, and Law of the University of St. Gallen and President of the Administrative Board of the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX Group.

Stiegel, Andreas, Wiesbrock, Michael R., Jesch, Thomas A., Kapitalbeteiligungsrecht

Schaeffer-Poeschel Verlag, 921 pp, €169.95, ISBN 978-3-7910-2250-5

The book contains a comprehensive, practice-oriented commentary on all the essential legal norms of relevance in private-equity situations. For the first time, the draft AIFM directive is also systematically commented on. The authors, from the private-equity industry and the financial administration as well as lawyers, tax consultants and auditors, guarantee an allembracing view and offer an indispensable basis for qualified decisions.