Octave Transportation Fund Blends expertise in asset securitisation and the transportation sector to deliver steady returns
Focus:The fund invests in asset-backed loans, future-flow financings, secured bridge loans or mezzanine debt, preferred stock, equity, equity-derivatives,equity kickers, warrants, and options of companies in the transportation sector that generate consistent and dependable cash flows derived from railcars, ocean vessels, aircraft etc.
Structured Products - the next generation...
Roger Studer shares his views on investing in structured products and what the next generation holds in store
Roger Studer is head of financial products, Bank Vontobel, and president of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA). He shares his views on:
Investing in structured products… the next generation!
What are the next generation of structured products like?
The next generation of structured products are no longer confined to assets that form a passive base. Instead, the underlying assets (combination of financial instruments and derivatives) can be dynamically engineered to optimise and deliver the risk- return - cost profile being sought. As a trend, structured products increasingly traverse multiple asset classes such as - commodities, hedge funds, credit,fixed income, indices, etc.
German Real Estate
Is now an opportune time to invest in German Real Estate? Based on his experience, Iain Keys elaborates on how and why?
Iain Keys draws on his experience of managing London and Capital’s German Real Estate Fund and explains why now is an opportune time to invest in this space...
From an investor’s perspective - what have been the significant developments within the German real estate market?
The main change is really the economic improvement. This has attracted a lot of investors which will drive yield compression short term and the economic recovery will drive rental growth longer term.
ASquare's Art Series with Philip Hoffman - I
Focus: Contemporary Art Description
Twentieth Century Western Art can generally be divided into four sectors:
• Modern Art (1900-1945)
• Post War (1945-1960)
• Contemporary (1960-1985) and
• Very Contemporary (1985-present day)
Within each of these sectors are a variety of art movements, for example Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop Art,etc. An artist such Andy Warhol would generally be classified as Contemporary, versus Damien Hirst as Very Contemporary and Pablo Picasso would have spanned Modern, Post War and Contemporary Art.