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Energy Risk is delighted to offer this highly interactive two day training course which covers a range of techniques and practices in the field of energy risk management. The programme has been expertly designed to expand the knowledge of participants in relation to risk, exposures, managing uncertainty, portfolio management, limit setting and the implementation of controls.
AVCJ is proud to announce the 13th Annual AVCJ China Private Equity & Venture Forum will take place on 10 & 11 June 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing.
Attendees will have the unrivalled opportunity to hear honest dialogue about this complex and compelling market from the leading GPs on the ground, as well as from some of the biggest domestic and international institutional investors.
Japan’s economy has undergone a transformation during the past two years and the country is beginning to be viewed as an attractive investment destination boasting a high-performing stock market, growing exports and a welcomed respite from the risks present in Asia’s emerging markets. The news that the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to diversify its portfolio and invest in private equity is a move that would be a game-changer for both domestic and international GPs looking for new sources of capital and has created global interest in Japanese private equity. However the inability to perform structural changes to the nation’s inflexible corporate practices still remains and the jury is out on whether growth will be sustainable and remain for some years to come.
Singapore is home to some of the largest financial services groups in Asia, providing favourable and well-regulated conditions for investment opportunities to thrive. With some of the world's leading private equity and joint-venture firms, it has developed the best resources to service domestic and other regional markets. Their wealth of experience in managing funds for institutional, private and retail investors across Asia allows them to move between frontier markets, maximizing returns and reducing risk.
In 2013 private equity firms completed a record number of buyouts in South Korea, with 40 deals worth $7.1bn representing nearly a quarter of the country’s $31.3bn mergers and acquisitions activity. Transactions by domestic private equity groups accounted for $6.1bn of that total, up 13 per cent from full-year 2012. South Korea has emerged as a front runner, as it draws a bigger share of capital flows in the region and interest from private equity firms who wish to seize on this opportunity.
The National Asset-Liability Management Africa Symposium will provide a forum for central banks, ministries of finance, and national fund managers to come together to discuss best practice
in reserve management, challenges of having non-diversified economies and,
achieving economic stability, ensuring liquidity and preserving national wealth.