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A SQUARE 27 Jun 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
47°N Innovation Fund
  Fund offers diversification and global access to selected hedge fund managers that pursue strategies in new “alternative” investment areas
  •areas of innovation include up-coming strategies, instrumen.

A SQUARE :: 27Jun07 A SQUARE 27 Jun 2007
Category Full A SQUARE issue of the week
Faculty Richard Mueller
Expertise Innovative Investing
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
47°N Innovation Fund
  Fund offers diversification and global access to selected hedge fund managers that pursue strategies in new “alternative” investment areas
  •areas of innovation include up-coming strategies, instruments, sectors; unveil opportunities in emerging markets
•targeted return of 15-20% (net of 1.25%/10% p.a. fees) with a target volatility of around 6-8%
•fund is designed to secure “first-mover advantage” that captures early market opportunities (inefficiency-premium)

Wood Creek Multi-Asset Fund
  "Our internal research indicates that an allocation of between 5-10% to alt alt investment strategies benefits most institutional investors’ portfolios. ..."
  "An alternative alternatives' portfolio can potentially deliver over 12% net return to investors while keeping the annual portfolio volatility below 3%. Adding 10% of a portfolio of alternative alternatives to a conservative (30% equity and 70% bond) portfolio enhances portfolio returns by over 6% and lowers the overall portfolio risk by 2%. ..."

Front Street Resource Hedge Fund
  Natural resources sector industry related experience, expertise and investment history
  Fund selects and strategically trades both long and short positions in equity, debt and derivative securities of business entities operating in a range of natural resource sector industries including mineral resource mining and exploration, forestry, oil and gas exploration, production; power generation and water resource projects

Valuation
  "One should not forget that certain financial institutions can value securities based on criteria other than mark- to-market, in particular if they intend to hold them to maturity. These valuations, of course can be very different to where a security
  "If there is a considerable difference between a valuation and that traded by the market; one can assume that market participants have changed their assumptions for one or several parameters relevant to the valuation. "

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