Fri, Apr 18, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
A SQUARE

How successful have allocations to A SQUARE's alternative alternatives been in the year 2008?

Friday, January 09, 2009
Pure, Intermediary and even select funds that operate within Others, as classified by A SQUARE, have delivered positive, low-non correlating returns.

A SQUARE :: 09Jan09 How successful have allocations to A SQUARE's alternative alternatives been in the year 2008?
Category Alternatives
Author Sona Blessing
Snapshots that review the risk and return drivers of these strategies; insights and expertise on performance parameters; if at all, and to what magnitude, was performance impacted as a result of the financial crisis and an outlook of what might be in store ...
Download this research The many benefits of an A SQUARE subscription Recommend to a friend

<< A SQUARE archive sorted by date    << A SQUARE archive sorted by category

 Article link
More research related to Alternatives

[14Jul09] [Alternatives] A SQUARE 14 Jul 2009
Virtually all the survey participants associate alt-alt investments with risk diversification, followed by de-correlation

Download

[19Dec08] [Alternatives] An Alt Alt Index
The Alt-Alt Index is “not“ designed to represent the returns of any single manager - this would be better done through a peer group analysis if ...

Download

[19Sep08] [Alternatives] A White Paper - Is there an alternative to alternative asset classes?
The role and relevance of alternative alternatives

Download

[08Apr08] [Alternatives] Fund of funds that allocates to alternative alternatives
Invests with “early” niche managers - i.e. inefficiency (risk premia) have not been diluted

Download

[31Jan08] [Alternatives] ASQUARE first anniversary issue special - Part III
Looks at how alternative alternatives can be strategically positioned within a portfolio

Download

[24Jan08] [Alternatives] 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

Download

[16Jan08] [Alternatives] ASQUARE's 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

Download

[10Jan08] [Alternatives] A SQUARE special
Performance, review and 2008 prospects

Download

[12Sep07] [Alternatives] The Plenum Specialized Commodity Fund
Fund of funds comprises allocations to the shipping and freight sector, energy distillates + uranium, electricity, water +commodity softs - grains and base metals

Download

[27Jun07] [Alternatives] Wood Creek Multi-Asset Fund
"Our internal research indicates that an allocation of between 5-10% to alt alt investment strategies benefits most institutional investors’ portfolios. ..."

Download

[03Apr07] [Alternatives] The Millennium Wave Fund (MWF)
MWF is a fund of alternative funds that invests in non-directional, niche strategies where barriers to entry tend to be high

Download
Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  4. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an