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Institute Fund Summit 2012 Asia – Singapore, 21 October 2012 – 23 October 2012
The Institute Fund Summit 2012 Asia will be held in October 21-23, 2012 in Singapore. This is our first summit in Asia. The Institute Fund Summit 2012 Asia aims to bring together public investors and the investment community to meet and discuss relevant issues such as governance, asset classes, investment strategies, and other key topics. Through dynamic panels and provocative discussions, attendees will gain incredible insight on current events, actionable strategies, and other key issues. The summit is information-driven and will discuss today’s most critical and relevant topics. This exclusive event is for sovereign institutional investors, public funds, government officials, central banks and C-Level executives who want to interact and build relationships.

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Qatar Central Bank Deals with MSCI

MSCI, a stock index company whose benchmarks influence investor behavior, has tremendous indirect power impacting the stock markets of smaller economies. In 1988, MSCI released its emerging markets index, a now-widely-used benchmark for many institutional investors wanting access to growth markets. China and South Korea make up the majority of the benchmark, but smaller economies such as Poland, Chile and even Qatar make up other pieces of it.

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bcIMC Buys into Bottling Business with PAI in €1.623 Billion Takeover of Refresco

Dutch soft-drink bottler Refresco Group N.V. has agreed to a buyout offer for all 81.2 million of its shares from French private equity firm PAI Partners SAS (PAI) and Canadian pension manager British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) in exchange for €20 in cash per ordinary share for a total consideration of €1.623 billion. Refresco’s major shareholders, which includes 3i Group, and shareholding members of its boards, who represent 26.5% of outstanding shares, have said they stand behind the deal.

Refresco’s board rejected an initial offer from PAI in April 2017 of €1.4 billion, which they felt did not adequately capture the value added by their plans to bolster its presence in North America through the acquisition of Canadian bottler Cott TB, a deal that went through in July for US$ 1.25 billion.

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Digital Insurance Distributor BGL Opts for CPPIB Money Over IPO

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is investing £675 million (US$ 895.715 million) for a 30% stake in Peterborough-based BGL Group, a digital distributor of insurance and household financial services to 8.5 million customers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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