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Senior Loans, Upcoming Events, Fund Performance Updates, Acquisitions, and Recognitions - Analyst Notes on Bank of Georgia, Provident Financial, Genesis, JLT and Berkeley

July 7, 2014

LONDON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC (LON: BGEO), Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG), Genesis Emerging Markets Fund Limited (LON: GSS), Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON: JLT) and Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (LON: BKG). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC Analyst Notes OnJune 26, 2014, Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC (Bank of Georgia) announced that it has received a EUR18.5 million senior loan from the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) for the purpose of extending credit to the Micro and Small Enterprise (SME). "I am delighted to join forces with EFSE to finance the micro and small enterprise businesses, which represent one of the most important contributors to the economic growth and job creation in Georgia. This facility, as well as increasing our competitive position in the micro and small enterprise sector also reinforces our commitment to supporting small businesses in the country", said Irakli Gilauri, CEO of Bank of Georgia. The full analyst notes on Bank of Georgia are available to download free of charge at:

Provident Financial plc Analyst Notes Provident Financial plc (Provident Financial) posted on its Investor Relations section that it will announce its results for H1 2014 on July 23, 2014. Provident Financial is engaged in providing credit products to non-standard borrowers in the UK and Ireland. The full analyst notes on Provident Financial are available to download free of charge at:

Genesis Emerging Markets Fund Limited Analyst Notes On June 30, 2014, Genesis Emerging Markets Fund Limited (Genesis) issued monthly performance update on the Fund's Net Asset Value (NAV). As at the end of June 30, 2014, the fund NAV stood at 578.04 pence, representing an increase of 0.06% over 577.7 pence as at the end of May 30, 2014. On YTD basis, the fund generated NAV return of 4.48%. The full analyst notes on Genesis are available to download free of charge at:

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc Analyst Notes On July 2, 2014, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) announced the completion of acquisition, following regulatory approvals, of a 26% stake in Independent Insurance Brokers Private Limited (IIB), the Mumbai and Chennai based insurance and reinsurance broking subsidiary of the Sunidhi Group, a leading Indian financial services Group with over 100 locations across India. The Company stated that it aims to build a leading specialty insurance and reinsurance broker and employee benefits adviser in India by collaborating with the Sunidhi Group, which is in line with JLT's strategy of expanding in markets where long-term growth is supported by fundamental macro-economic trends and a growing demand for the Company's specialist expertise. The Company already has a significant presence in India with its largest office outside London in Mumbai, where it has over a 1,000 employees providing analytical, actuarial and legal, financial and processing services to the broader JLT Group. The full analyst notes on JLT are available to download free of charge at:

Berkeley Group Holdings PLC Analyst Notes On June 20, 2014, Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (Berkeley) announced that its joint venture company St Edward's flagship development 375 Kensington High Street has won the London Evening Standard New Homes Award 2014 for 'Best London Home'. St Edward is a joint venture company owned by the Prudential Assurance Company and Berkeley. Commenting on the development, Paul Vallone, Executive Chairman of St Edward said, "375 Kensington High Street's recognition as 'Best London Home' affirms we have combined luxurious quality with world-renowned design, dedicated service and a traditionally inspired London courtyard garden to create the perfect community." The full analyst notes on Berkeley are available to download free of charge at:

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