Tag Archives: Roche

Roche’s spin-off jewel Givaudan

Short term, stock markets are a popularity contest In 2000, in the midst of a huge tech-driven bull market, Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced that it would spin-off its fragrances and flavors division, creating a separate company to be publicly listed on the Swiss stock exchange under the name Givaudan. Roche, …

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Are there any European Dividend Aristocrats?

The term dividend aristocrat commonly refers to a US company that is a member of the S&P 500 index and has increased its dividend for at least twenty-five consecutive years in a row. Examples are enterprises such as The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson. Companies having the ability to raise …

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ARK Investment’s Swiss pharma holdings

Cathie Wood, founder, and CEO of ARK Investment Management LLC (Ark Invest), an investment management firm that manages some of the world’s largest actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shows an amazingly successful track record. ARK Invest focuses solely on disruptive innovation, through its ETFs, investors participate in long-term growth in the …

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