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Associazione fra le società italiane per azioni (ASSONIME), Italy

Assonime is the Association of the Italian joint stock companies. Assonime’s membership is composed of around 500 companies from all sectors (industry, finance, services and public utilities) including around 110 listed companies. This represents 90% of the market capitalization of the Italian stock exchange.

Assonime was established in 1910 as a research centre by a distinguished group of industrialists and financiers. Its history is intertwined in the history of the Italian economic system and, more recently, European integration. With more than 100 years of expertise, Assonime has been developing a distinctive role as an authoritative entity able to make its voice heard in advocating companies’ shared interests and concerns. Its goal is the creation of a healthy macroeconomic and regulatory environment for business as a whole, without sectoral interests, and with a strong commitment to opening markets and promoting European integration.

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