Expertise on event-linked bonds and extreme event risk
We distinguish extreme, or ’super-catastrophic,’ events from other catastrophes in terms of their size (total insured losses, or the like) and occurrence frequency.
Extremely rare tail risk, in particular, generally offers much higher multiples of spread versus expected loss, even if it offers a lower absolute level of spread.
Third party funding for commercial and individual law cases
Today the biggest litigation funding market in Europe is in Germany - this has historical and economic reasons. However, we estimate the UK market as being as meaningful. Other markets, such as Switzerland and Austria exist, but are much smaller.
In the near future, litigation funding will be a normal financial tool for claims management as a mortgage is today for a house or an office building.
Asset based lending fund of funds
Concentrate on managers who have a relatively short duration of underlying investments
:As a consequence of the credit crunch ABL hedge funds have benefited from greater selectivity - better credit, enforcement of stricter covenants despite the higher rates
:Portfolio diversification - offers low correlation to traditional equity and fixed income markets as well as to mainstream hedge fund strategies
Agriculture: Why invest now?
Research and graphic representation that build the case
Investing along the entire value chain: pure play on land to commodity futures
• Global equity participation - across sectors and market capitalisation ranges
• Private equity bio tech, biofuel etc. ventures
• Direct and indirect investments in land and forestry