REDWOOD SHORES, California, November 10, 2011 - - Merced Systems Hosts Video Interviews with CSO Insight's Managing Partner to Explore Findings, including 830 Percent ROI for Retention Strategies Merced Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Performance Management solutions that drive business execution in sales and service functions, today announced it has released a series of video interviews with CSO Insight's Managing Partner Barry Trailer to discuss key trends uncovered in the firm's recent research report "2011 Sales Compensation and Performance Management." Available on the Merced System's website, the videos and report discuss how companies are managing compensation and retention, setting and meeting quotas, integrating coaching into performance management and making overall improvements to sales performance management activities.
FRANKFURT, Germany, November 10, 2011 - Frankfurt Airport's (FRA) passenger traffic rose by 2.5 percent year-on-year in the reporting month of October 2011.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 10, 2011 - Port of Recife selects Master Terminal to deliver business efficiencies Master Terminal, Jade's specialist logistics software, has won another contract with Gulftainer, the largest privately owned port operator in the world, to help the company streamline its Port of Recife operations in Brazil.
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, November 10, 2011 - Underlying earnings before tax of EUR 361 million Compared with Q3 2010, earnings included the positive effect of updated assumptions (EUR 35 million) offset by effects of lower equity markets and interest rates (EUR 49 million), unfavorable currency movements (EUR 32 million) and higher provisioning for longevity (EUR 24 million) Fair value items recorded a loss of EUR 288 million Decision to lower interest rates assumptions resulted in charge of EUR 168 million Other fair value items recorded EUR 120 million in losses due to lower interest rates and equity markets, spread widening and increased volatility Hedging programs performed well; higher reserve requirements fully offset by hedging results Net income amounts to EUR 60 million Return on equity of 6.9%, or 8.1% excluding run-off businesses Strong gross deposits of EUR 10.5 billion; record net deposits* of EUR 4.4 billion Total sales increase 2% to EUR 1.6 billion as a result of strong deposits New life sales decline 18% to EUR 405 million due to product repricing following continued focus on margins Accident & health sales increase 5% to EUR 153 million mainly driven by the Americas Record deposits driven by pensions and variable annuities in the United States Capital position remains strong; cash flows impacted by lower interest rates Strong capital position demonstrated by IGD solvency ratio of ~190% Excess capital of EUR 3.4 billion, of which EUR 1.2 billion maintained at the holding - well above target Capital base ratio increases to 73.6% - on track to achieve ratio of at least 75% by the end of 2012 Operational free cash flows of EUR (678) million; higher reserve requirements due to lower interest rates Statement of Alex Wynaendts, CEO "The challenging financial market conditions clearly impacted AEGON's earnings during the third quarter.
AMSTERDAM, November 10, 2011 - - Bringing substantial experience in the healthcare space, Mr.
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