-- Sovereign accounting will be one of the highest impact topics in 2014 --

Frankfurt:  24 December 2013.  Japonica Partners (“Japonica”) announced today a global thought leader symposium titled “A New Era in Sovereign Accounting: Better Numbers, Better Performance”.  Sovereign accounting will be one of the highest impact topics in 2014.  The Symposium will take place in February 2014 in London and via closed webcast.  The final date is to be announced.

The Symposium will feature two keynote speeches:  (1.) “A New Era in Global Sovereign Accounting - Better numbers, better performance”, and (2.) “A New Era in Greece Sovereign Accounting - Adopting world-class accounting, publishing financial statements, returning to A+ borrowing costs, and creating extraordinary growth.”

Japonica commented:

"Both government officials and their constituencies must understand that we are in a new era in sovereign accounting where better numbers mean better performance.”

Additionally, there will be global thought leader discussion on the following eight topics:

1. Improving decision-making

2. Increasing accountability

3. Reflecting economic reality

4. Best-in-class financial statements

5. Adopting world-class accounting

6. Benefits to institutional investors

7. Rating agency responsibilities

8. Investment bank responsibilities

Japonica noted:          

“For institutional sovereign bond investors, world-class sovereign financial statements are the bedrock of reducing investment risk and improving returns."

The Symposium is one in a series of events supported by Japonica Partners as part of its “Greece is A+” campaign, which began in November with a full-page open letter and call-to-action in major publications worldwide to public policy makers in Athens, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Washington, D.C.

Japonica stated:

"Credit rating agencies and investment banks have a fiduciary responsibility to publicly advocate for and extensively analyze world-class sovereign financial statements.”
Symposium attendance is by invitation only. Interested parties may contact the lead organizer, Japonica Partners, for an invitation.

Japonica Partners is an entrepreneurial investment firm that makes concentrated investments in underperforming global special situations.  Japonica is not a fund, nor does it provide investment advice.

Contact:  Japonica Partners, Christopher Magarian, NewEra[@], +1.401.861.6160

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