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Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute – Consensus Demand Meter Q3 Y 2009 (September)

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 Q3 Y2009 (End of September 2009) 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:
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    Public announcements
    Executive investment professionals
    Market & economic research

Mubadala Inches Closer to Invepar Ownership

Since the beginning of the year, Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company has been looking at owning the distressed Brazilian infrastructure company Invepar SA for quite some time. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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KDC’s Latest Acquisition a Breath of Fresh Air

Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) has made its latest acquisition with the purchase of Aromair Fine Fragrance Company Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Aromair Group that specializes in air care products, from London-based Strategic Value Partners. The terms of the transaction, which was completed on November 8, were not disclosed. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norges Bank Recommends Dropping Oil Stocks for Sovereign Fund

Norges Bank penned a letter to its Ministry of Finance recommending the removal of oil and gas stocks from the GPFG’s benchmark index. At the moment, oil and gas stocks make up roughly 6% of the wealth fund’s benchmark index, or just around 300 billion NOK. Norway’s wealth fund is a major holder of oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. Oil and gas stocks were a major driver of positive equity returns in previous quarters.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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