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A SQUARE 24 Jan 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Asset Based Lending FoF
  Lending activities - hedge fund wrapper
  Firm draws on 5 years of “hands-on” monitoring experience - developed an understanding of how and to whom managers make loans, how they have coped in “distr.

A SQUARE :: 24Jan08 A SQUARE 24 Jan 2008
Category Full A SQUARE issue of the week
Author Sona Blessing
Asset Based Lending FoF
  Lending activities - hedge fund wrapper
  Firm draws on 5 years of “hands-on” monitoring experience - developed an understanding of how and to whom managers make loans, how they have coped in “distressed situations”

FoF - underlying funds specialise in actively trading commodities, natural resources and their related markets
  Market environment supports active trading strategies due to fast growth and changing nature of commodity markets, high levels of volatility and strong trends
  Strategic, commodity related niche market exposure enhances
portfolio diversification

Longevity and mortality index based swaps
  Realised life span differs from expected lifespan - resulting in a price change in the asset or liability
  The institutional involvement in the premium finance and life settlement markets is strong and growing
• Index user base to include: hedge funds, money managers, insurance companies and pension funds
• For those interested in gaining synthetic exposure - can use the index to hedge existing positions or to initiate investments

ASQUARE’s First Anniversary Special - Part II
  I have chosen to elaborate on foreign exchange (FX - hedging vs. absolute return generation), volatility, hybrids and alternatives to plain
  “A common mistake is to confuse objectives- managing risk or volatility versus seeking absolute return. ...
Volatility offers true alpha if used correctly. ...
A blended alternative investment product features a combination of private equity, private debt and hedge funds investments...

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