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A SQUARE 31 Jul 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008
A Diversified CAT Bond Fund
  An early participant in cat bond investing - experience and expertise
  98% of the portfolio is invested in natural catastrophe risk. Bias - US exposed perils - wind and earthquake (“peak risks”.

A SQUARE :: 31Jul08 A SQUARE 31 Jul 2008
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Author Sona Blessing
A Diversified CAT Bond Fund
  An early participant in cat bond investing - experience and expertise
  98% of the portfolio is invested in natural catastrophe risk.
Bias - US exposed perils - wind and earthquake (“peak risks”) as on a risk adjusted basis, they currently, offer above average returns

A Global Climate Change Fund
  Unconstrained, opportunistic, concentrated, high conviction, ‘best ideas’ portfolio comprises of 50-80 stocks (normal scenario)
  Themes fund allocates to: clean energy, energy efficiency, low carbon fossil fuels, environmental resources, sustainable transport

Why institutions are increasingly being drawn to invest in art photography
  Art photograph prices continue to be driven by fundamentals as opposed to "hype"
  In their 20 year experience in the art photography market, they have come across a lot of attractive priced buying opportunities and have simultaneously observed that the value of high quality - highly priced photos is capable of delivering a stream of constant positive returns
Historically, asset class has exhibited low volatility and correlation to financial markets

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