A Cat Bond Fund
fund invests in insurance linked securities essentially in the form of bonds
Source of uncorrelated returns (independent of financial markets)
Strategic inclusion in a portfolio - could lower the portfolio's volatility, dampen its risk profile
A hard asset niche fund that focuses on grain-based commodity arbitrage
Due to the fragmented nature of suppliers, financing, transporters and distributors, structural inefficiencies arise
A fund structure has been wrapped around a trading strategy that identifies structural inefficiencies within the grain complex - applies logistics to capture arbitrage opportunities. Initially will focus on the CIS markets
An oil sands index
The inde gives investors maximum exposure to the fastest growing industry in the Canadian energy sector
It also provides institutional and retail investors with a benchmark that tracks the growth of one of the largest reserves of oil in the world, and gives hedge funds and index traders the opportunity and ability to actively trade the industry and apply arbitrage strategies.
A portfolio of renewable energy producing assets
The dependence on land makes renewable energy an unconventional real estate play.
I chose Chile, and solar thermal. The solar thermal land to energy ratio is 10 hectares = 1 Mw. In this case there are no competing uses for the land being acquired. The principal choice to be made, beyond which equipment to use, is between selling power to one buyer under a long-term contract, and/or to sell into the regional grid.