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[05Apr13] [Collectibles] Fine wine, classic cars and musical instrumentsCollectibles markets expected to grow in 2013
[01Mar13] [Collectibles] The fine art marketTrends and outlook: Fine art investments
[04Jan13] [Commodity, Collectibles] Investment and commercial grade diamondsAn asset class analysis
[21Sep12] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 21 Sep 2012A fine wine market analysis & A fund investing in Chinese artworks
[30Jul12] [Collectibles] Fine wine performanceEmpirical research on the performance of fine wine - Evidence from the Swiss market
[28Jun12] [Collectibles] A SQUAREPassion investment market movements in 2011
[26Apr12] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 26 Apr 2012Diamond investment special part III - A fund investing in gems, pearls and vintage jewelry
[17Apr12] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 17 Apr 2012Diamond investment special part II - A strategy trading loose, investment grade diamonds
[27Mar12] [Collectibles] Diamond investment special part IThe global market for investment grade diamonds
[30Dec11] [Collectibles] Art & wine performance in 2011An analysis of collectibles indexes
[12Aug11] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 12 Aug 2011Elite Advisers' Precious Time: A fund investing in vintage watches
[01Jul11] [Collectibles] Growing wealth boosted demand for passion investments in 2010Demand driven by emerging economy HNWIs
[10Jun11] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 10 Jun 2011Investment grade diamonds: Fund launches and performance analysis
[26May11] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 26 May 2011Art investments: Recent trends and developments
[11Feb11] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 11 Feb 2011Two funds investing in classic cars
[14Jan11] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 14 Jan 2011Investment grade diamonds as an asset class – Market analysis
[13Dec10] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 13 Dec 2010The markets for art, fine wine and antique books
[15Oct10] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 15 Oct 2010Pre-owned and vintage watches as an investment
[15Jul10] [Collectibles] A SQUARE 15 Jul 2010How will HNWI demand for luxury collectibles change in 2010?
[19Nov09] [Collectibles] A SQUARE: Vintage CarsDevelopments on the market for rare automobiles, featuring Dietrich Hatlapa, Founder, Historical Automobile Group
[12Mar09] [Collectibles: Violins] A fund that invests in stringed instrumentsThe history of appreciation of rare stringed instruments suggests the best returns occur over longer periods of time
[19Dec08] [Collectibles: Vintage Cars] Why the rarest of cars will continue to attract the interestCollector cars are not like commodities as each one has a definitive value, rarity and condition and therefore difficult to average or generalise values
[28Aug08] [Collectibles: Rare Coins] A rare, global coins companyInvestments may take the form of the purchase of individual coins or the purchase of portfolios of coins
[22May08] [Collectibles: Vintage Cars] The Ferrari market continues to be bullishA new world record was set, for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold in auction history
[12Mar08] [Collectibles: Vintage Cars] 10 insider tips for classic car investingDo investments in vintage cars follow the same direction as financial markets?
[13Dec07] [Collectibles: Violins] Investing in violinsHistorically has shown a low correlation to other financial assets (stocks, bonds), low volatility -Risk are relatively low and easy to hedge
[29Aug07] [Collectibles: Violins] Fine Violins - IInvesting in stringed instruments has the potential to deliver uncorrelated to the financial market returns, that are stable (8-12%p.a.) with low volatility
[21Aug07] [Collectibles: Stamps] Expertise on investing in stamps and autographsThe rare stamp and autograph markets have an enviable price history, this sets them aside from other alternative investments. There is full data available, year by year, on every stamp ever printed. This amounts to over 4 mn stamps worldwide.
[13Jun07] [Collectibles: Vintage Cars] Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Sale"The sky is the limit!"... find out the secrets of valuation from auction guru Rob Myers vintange cars.
[16May07] [Collectibles: Stamps] Expertise on investing in rare stampsRare stamps are among the most portable of tangible investments, and are easy to store. They offer an attractive alternative to art, other collectible investments, and precious metals.
[03Apr07] [Collectibles: Rare US Coins] Gary Knaus Q & AReveals why coins are well suited for not just collectors…but investors!
[13Mar07] [Collectibles: Vintage Cars] Rob Myers Q & AShares his insights on investing in vintage cars…
[23Jan07] [Collectibles: Violins] Florian Leonard Fine Violins
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The tax treatment of derivatives can have a profound impact on business decisions for fund managers in South Africa, according to the delegates at the recent Opalesque South Africa
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The expansionary measures announced last week by the European Central Bank (ECB) to reflate the region’s economy pushed positive gains for CTAs and global macro strategies. Lyxor Asset Management said that the move has positive implications for hedge funds and was m
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has joined the chorus in asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling reversing the insider trading convictions of hedge fund managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Qatar-based investment bank and Islamic financial institution QInvest
has partnered with global asset management firm
Opalesque Industry Update -
Opalesque Industry Update - A new global survey commissioned by State Street amongst 235 hedge fund professionals reveals strong optimism within the industry. The findings show that respondents (55 percent) expect pension funds to increase their exposure to hedge fund strategies over the next five
This white paper was authored by FundCalcs, an independent software provider based in Dublin, and Global Perspectives, an Irish consulting and research firm. It examines the trends si
In the week ending 23 January, 2015, in the ongoing Swiss franc saga, Marko Dimitrijevic said he was closing his largest hedge fund, the Everest Global Fu
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011,
Joel S. Salomon founded SalauMor Management in New York
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Warren Ashenmil, who was responsible for the commercial real estate portfolio at hedge fund Tricadia Capital, including CMBS and direct CRE debt and equity inve
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:
Small and new fund managers are struggling to survive in South Africa just as much as they are in other parts of the world. But according to some of the parti
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Austria-based Qbasis Invest, a managed futures fund focused on trend following and an intraday strategy, ended the year in positive territory up +41.8%. Its Deutsche Bank certificate finished the year up +65.5%.
While its futures programs ended the year on a
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) decision to scrap the cap on the Swiss
franc (CHF) triggered a sharp movement on both local FX and equity
markets. The unexpected decision brings the currency not far from the
level where it stood when the SNB implemented the cap i
In the week ending 03 January, 2015, a study found that quite a hedge funds are beginning to think about and execute communication strategies. Irwin Latner told Opalesque
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Europe's recent downturn could be the result of failing to understand the lessons already afforded by Japan's lost decades, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Japan Ro
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The climate for Japan-focused hedge funds is easier now, with more opportunities from a changed political environment, a stimulated financial market and new reg
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: This is the second and last part of our interview with Irwin Latner, of law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Part 1 is about the areas of confusion with
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A recent Peppercomm study on the changing hedge funds communications landscape
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Chicago-based National Futures Association, a self-regulatory body of the futures industry, finds itself in hot water over allegations of impropriety surrounding management's nominations for its public representatives.
The NFA board is meant to be a
In the week ending 09 January, 2015, Tim Ng predicted that the best-performing hedge funds for 2015 will be those that can take advantage of sharp market moves; Byron R. Wien predi
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: EuroFin Asia Group is a global, independent merchant banking organization headquartered in Singapore that managers around $800m and engages in three activities: asset management, wealth management and priv
This article was authored by AlternativeSoft, a provider in asset selection, portfolio construction and fund reporting software based in the UK and Switzerland, and Global Perspectiv
This article was authored by Gabriel Kurland, managing director at Montfort Funds, a FINMA licensed representative for foreign funds in Switzerland.
Want to get your piece of the € 571 billion Swiss pension funds’ assets? Sho
Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners
With interest rates and credit spreads near historic lows and equity valuation above historical averages, many people are concerned that the Federal Reserve, by artificially keeping rates low, has created a 2007 type asset bubble i
Research report by Alexander Ineichen of Ineichen Research & Management and Virtus Investment Partners. You can read the full report here.
Alternative investments are still not full
This paper was authored by Sudhanshu Bahadur, Valcony Sun, and Vishal Bakshi of Sapient Global Markets. You can down
This article was authored by Alex Gavrish, founder and CEO of Etalon Investment Research, and author of "Wall Street Back To Basics."
Hedge funds lose after Shire plc deal is cancelled
On October 20th, 2014, AbbVi
This article was authored by William M. Funk, Principal of the Law Office of William M. Funk, New York.
As hedge fund or other alternative investment managers know, in any offering document, the tax considerations are placed near
By: Meredith Jones, Alternative Investment Research.
Last month I launched a blog series on capital raising with a diatribe about why money managers actually need a pitch book. I got several emails afterwards asking if I had any advice about what should go in an effective pitch book. Do I have
U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles
From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur
Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing
It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Professor Oliver Gottschalg of Paris-based HEC Business School, also known as Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris has released his annual ranking of the top performing private equity firms.
The 2014 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking
From Forbes.com: Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could
From CNBC.com: A hedge fund manager told clients he is "truly sorry" for losing virtually all their money. Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital in New York, said Tuesday he had lost all but $200,000 of the firm's capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March.
"I take r
Featuring : Up 90% in 2014: Adam Tomas, a different systematic long term trend follower trading “axiomatic regularities”.Australian Adam Tomas started to design systematic trading strategies in 2004. In July 2011 he launched his Global Capital Allocation Fund (GCAF). While many CTAs did well in 2014, Tomas' strategy did exceptionally well: the fund ...» Watch the video
Near Term Trend: NegativeMonday's Trade: 0.87256 (- 30)UPDATE: Prior to the last four weeks, when U.S Stocks were under intense pressure, Aussie rallied to 0.88550, but stalled when SPX began to recover. As we stated for the last seven weeks, "A daily settlement over 0.88600 required to reverse the trend (move Aussie higher on a consistent basis)".