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A SQUARE 16 Jan 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Asset based lending/financing FoF
  Aims to pursue an “asset based-lending/ investing” pure play strategy
  Regulatory changes (tighter, stricter rules and conditions banks are required to comply with - Basel II) coupled wit.

A SQUARE :: 16Jan08 A SQUARE 16 Jan 2008
Category Full A SQUARE issue of the week
Author Sona Blessing
Asset based lending/financing FoF
  Aims to pursue an “asset based-lending/ investing” pure play strategy
  Regulatory changes (tighter, stricter rules and conditions banks are required to comply with - Basel II) coupled with the current credit crunch hit market environment - have compelled borrowers to consider alternative type of financing - which is increasingly being offered by hedge funds

Opportunities Ahoy!
  For the shipping markets, in general, this has been a reality check.
  For a relative value, sector specialist fund trading in physical and futures bulk shipping - this backdrop has provided us with opportunities … disparities have emerged between the physical and derivative market - and we are positioned to take advantage of the ensuing volatility and mispricing between freight transactions

Expertise on newer, innovative investment opportunities within the entertainment space
  Currently investors looking for alternatives to buying the stock of entertainment, media, companies have the option of investing in film based hedge funds, private equity ventures, music copyright libraries, vcts
  Technological advancements are to be perceived as extensions in the value added chain. Or as substitutes (i.e. a newer technology replaces an older) or as alternatives - as and when a shift in entertainment related consumption patterns and trends occur

A SQUARE first anniversary special - Part I
  Sources of returns that are uncorrelated to the broader financial markets - especially in times of financial distress and when “normally” non-correlating asset classes converge
  If the source of risk rests “outside” the domain of “main stream financial markets” - then this risk should be “insulated” from the vagaries of the market - as it has “nothing” to do with the market.

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