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Consensus Demand Meter Q4 Y 2010 (December)

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The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute – Consensus Demand Meter is an innovative indicator to track what sovereign wealth funds are demanding in the next three quarters from that relative start date. For Q4 Y2010 (End of December 2010) going forward three months, this Demand Meter indicates how select asset allocations, sectors, and investment strategies rank.

A score of 10, indicates that this area is attractive for the majority or large portion of SWFs. A score of 1, means that SWFs will most likely try to lower exposure from that sector, allocation or strategy. There are many diverse types of sovereign wealth funds with differing objectives, priorities, and goals. This is purely a consensus indicator derived from our Institute’s research and analysis. Not all strategies, asset allocations, and sectors are included in this indicator.


    Our data is gathered through various sources:
    redbullet Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute   Consensus Demand Meter Q2 Y 2010 (June)Internal sources
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Mergermarket Gets Ready to be Sold

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Private equity firm BC Partners hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to advise on the sales of Acuris. Acuris is a collection of financial news and data sites, which includes Mergermarket, Dealreporter, and Debtwire. In 2017, BC Partners sold around a 30% stake in GIC Private Limited.

Before the rebranding to Acuris, Mergermarket was part of The Financial Times Group until 2013 when it was sold off to BC Partners.

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Why Japan Post Sees Promise in Aflac

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Aflac Inc. is an American insurance company founded in 1955. The company is the biggest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. Aflac also has major operations in Japan.

In December 2018, Japan Post Holdings (JPHLF) signaled it was spending US$ 2.64 billion for a 7-8 % stake in Aflac. The goal is that, in four years time, Aflac will become an affiliate of Japan Post. Japan Post hopes to accomplish this by becoming the largest voting shareholder of the company. The world’s 13th largest company, with 400,000 employees, Japan Post needs to expand to chase further growth, mainly because Japan Post expects the postal business to decline. Diversification is seen as the optimal route to long term stability for the holding company. Japan’s economy is worrying. Japan’s aging population means that many insurance companies are facing a shrinking customer base, Japan Post settled on a plan to expand overseas.

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RDIF and Development Agency of Serbia Agree to Explore Joint Investments

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Development Agency of Serbia, also known as Razvojna agencija Srbije, reached an agreement to work together to identify attractive investment projects to strengthen bilateral economic ties and increase investment flows between Russia and Serbia. Russian capital and businesses are keen on investing in Serbia.

In addition, the two countries signed an agreement to cooperate on civil nuclear energy, according to state-owned Russian reactor builder Rosatom (Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation). Rosatom continues to expand it business of nuclear cooperation deals in a wide number of countries.

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