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A SQUARE 03 Apr 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007
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

Focus: MFW is a fund of hedge funds that invests in non-directional, niche strateg.

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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

Focus: MFW is a fund of hedge funds that invests in non-directional, niche strategies where barriers to entry tend to be high. The portfolio aims to achieve low correlations among the underlying funds and to traditional assets classes. It targets returns of 12-18% pa

Smart Materials Fund
Based on his experience at the SAM Smart Materials Fund, Rodrigo Amandi unveils what he believes is in store for investors interested in the space
Rodrigo Amandi unveils what he believes is in store for investors interested in “materials” ...

How do you identify an investable materials sector?

The materials sector is dominated by four global trends:

- population growth and therefore a soaring demand for all kind of goods

- an increase in wealth and industrialisation especially in the newly industrialised nations - eg. China and   India where there is an steady rise in the standard of living and the pace of industrialisation

- the shortage of natural resources and the corresponding bottlenecks in the availability of raw materials

- finally our “disposable society” with its higher consumption rate and the generation of more waste

  As a result of these global trends we have identified four investment themes, that have the potential to deliver promising returns.

The Merrill Lynch Commodity Alpha Certificate is designed to generate commodity based performance in bull and bear markets

Focus:The certificate offers investors access to low volatility generated, “commodity alpha” which is captured by its underlying, the Merrill Lynch Commodity Index Extra Excess Return (MLCXER) against its benchmark
index, the Goldman Sachs Commodity Excess Return Index(GSCIER)

Gary Knaus reveals why coins are well suited for not just collectors…but investors!
  

Gary Knaus is president of Numismatic Investments Corporation, which analysed the US rare coin market and discovered price anomalies that may afford long-term, arbitrage-like investment opportunities.
Beyond being a collectable, Gary shares his views on the investment benefits offered by this alternative asset class...

Would you say investing in rare coins is a well kept secret? How did you uncover the price anomalies?

Rare coins have traditionally been the domain of collectors, receiving only sporadic attention from the mainstream investment community.

In the late 1980’s several rare coin investment funds were established by Wall Street firms which drove prices to dizzying heights. These stratospheric prices pushed collectors to the sidelines and without their support the market eventually collapsed. Since then, investing in coins has been largely confined to wealthy, knowledgeable individuals working in concert with coin dealers.

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