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[22Jan10] [Art] A SQUARE: 2010 art market outlookIndex development and fund launches in 2010
[09Oct09] [Art] A SQUARE: Art as an asset classResearch, market overview and funds in the art market
[04Jun09] [Art] Art Investing in the FutureThe Group also intends to organize a consortium of investors to explore the option of acquiring Institutional Collections by the end of 2009
[23Apr09] [Art] Investing in a fund that will to a collection of museum-quality modern and contemporary artArt is an irreplaceable real asset - it traditionally provides protection against inflation
[11Dec08] [Art] Is investing in art holding up?Record prices were fetched for works of top quality and rarity in each auction.(Oct.08)
[21Oct08] [Art] A fund that uncovers and invests in nascent and niche art marketsTrades in the “affordable” price segment with art objects starting at EUR5000+
[22May08] [Art] An emerging art markets fundPortfolio structured to comprise established contemporary art from emerging art markets
[29Apr08] [Art] Art - Affiliated InvestingHowever, with an exception of Sotheby’s, there is no large publicly traded company anywhere in the world that is representative of the art market segment.
[29Nov07] [Public Private Partnership, PPP] Product innovation - a case studyPPP refers to forms of working together between publicly (regulated) entities - that are financed by private enterprises.
[26Sep07] [Art] Art update with Philip HoffmanArt tends to be a long term investment. However, especially with Contemporary Art, it is possible to make very quick returns.
[31Jul07] [Art] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - VRussian art has always played a major role in western art sales and collections, with the work of Kandinsky, Chagall, Jawlensky and Malevich consistently appearing at top Impressionist and Modern auctions. Now some of the names that were only well known i
[24Jul07] [Art] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - IVIncreased wealth, education and interest in this area have laid the foundation for a strong market, going forward
[02May07] [Art] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - III - Impressionists and Post-ImpressionistsDiscovery of an unknown or lost work by a master or return to the market of a top painting - since the death of Ryoei Saito in 1996 the exact where-abouts of the Portrait of Dr. Gachet are unknown, and the return of such an important painting to the marke
[25Apr07] [Art] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - ll - Old MastersThere is an equally strong market for Old Master works on paper, including drawings and prints, but the main market focus is still paintings
[18Apr07] [Art] ASquare's Art Series with Philip Hoffman - IContemporary Art
[23Jan07] [Art] Philip Hoffman Q&A
[16Jan07] [Art] Prof. Michael Moses Q & A
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In general, the longer the investment horizon, the better investors can deal with higher risk. But, the investment horizon becomes shorter for many investors if volatility and down markets continue, according to participants at the recent
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds fell in the third quarter as market conditions remain challenging, but still outperformed the S&P 500. The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was down 3.6% during Q3 while the S&P 500 fell 8.2%. According to Lyxor, "hedge funds were quite resilient in Q3. Falling en
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Boston-Massachusetts-based Bain Capital is shutting down its $2.2bn Absolute Return Capital hedge fund, which invests in fixed income, equity and commodity markets, after three consecutive years of losses, variou
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The LuxHedge Global UCITS Index fell by
This article was authored by Laven Partners, a provider of compliance, due diligence and operations services based in London.
The collapse of the financial sector in 2008, its aftermath and resulting enquires into the notoriously bad
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: South Africa-based investment advisory firm Novare has released its twelfth annual South African hedge fund survey. The findings cover the whole of the hedge fund industry in South Africa, looking at a range of topics from allocation trends to the impact of reg
In the week ending 02 October, 2015, Opalesque reported that self-directed IRAs represent billions of dollars in untapped capital for hedge funds; Aberdeen As
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Retirement accounts might not be the first source that comes to mind for those looking to raise funds, but they may represent billions of untapped capital.
Unlike traditional retirement accounts,
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: While the Cayman Islands, the US and Hong Kong await the pan-European marketing passport to be extended to alternative investment fund
In the week ending 25 September, 2015, a study by HFR has found that hedge fund launches and liquidations fell through the first half of 2015 as finan
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Gemini Fund Services a New York-based fund administration, accounting, and transfer agency, is making a big shift in how it manages its fund administration platform. Kevin Wolf, President at Gemini, announced that the firm would be changing from State Street'
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors are looking more and more at structured products and private trusts in order to handcraft risk and return on investments, according to panelists at the NorthStar Summit. The summit brings together investors and advisors and is currently underway in Nas
In the week ending 18 September, 2015, hedge fund managers are divided in their market outlook. Some managers are bracing for a global recession by selling stocks and commo
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Women-led investment funds continue to outperform funds led by men but are making little progress when it comes to fundraising, according to a new report from KPMG. The report, entitled:Breaking Away, The Path Forward for Women in Alternatives, found that
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The U.S. Federal Reserve will leave interest rates unchanged citing recent global market turmoil, according to a statement following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
On the indicators the Fed is following to determine when to raise rates the
Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: I have known Erik Serrano Berntsen and John Thompson, who teamed up to form the London-based hedge fund seeding firm Stable Asset Management, probably for a decade, so I wa
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: John Melsom, CIO of the Omni Event Fund, an event driven hedge fund that focuses on hard catalyst events, reviews the current M&A scene.
M&A scene remains active
A rise in the number of transformational deals of $10 billion-plus in value and
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: UK-based Aberdeen Asset Managment will acquire Advance Emerging Capital based in London. AEC specialist investment manager with nearly two decades of experience managing portfolios of primarily closed end, but also open end, fund-of-fund vehicles.
In the week ending 11 September 2015, Researchers at City University London found that smaller funds hold up better than their much larger counterparts when the world is going ha
On September 15, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert announcing its second round of examinations of registered investment advisers and broker-dealers under its cybersecurity examinati
This article was authored by Simon Lack, founder of SL Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor.
Everybody wants to know why the market just did what it did, and what its next likely move might be. Chinese equities don’t seem that impo
By: Andre Boreas, CEO Quadsight Partners
…the private equity fundraising market is still in a state of bifurcation. The largest, brand-name managers are receiving the majority of investor commitments, with smaller managers – particularly first-time funds – finding it difficult to raise
The soft trade barrier of the peculiar German tax compliance is de facto lifted. For the first time, international funds will de facto be granted a comparable competitive playing field with their German counterparts as the tax compliance complexity and its inherent cost for UCITS and AIF
By: Scott Price, Head of Business Development and Client Management for North America, Maitland
Ernst & Young’s latest glob
By Diego Lopez, global sovereign wealth funds director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). You can download the full report here.
The global economy has witnessed the emergence of a new set of key actor
By: Ken Griffin
Suddenly, everyone’s talking about liquidity. As the Federal Reserve steps back from an unprecedented period of monetary intervention, investors are rightfully focused on the possibility that, after years of relative calm, the U.S. could be in for a period of increased market vol
By: John Araneo, Counsel, Sadis and Goldberg, LLP
The New York State conviction against Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs
employee charged with stealing its high-speed trading program, has, like the federal conviction before it, been overturned.
The recent ruling by the New York St
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds are preparing for their worst year since the 2008 global financial crisis, following a series of letdown including the market sell-off in August and the sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology sectors last month, reported
From Marketrealist.com: In the previous part of this series, we saw how institutional investors played Southwest Airlines (LUV) in 2Q15. Now let’s move on to the trades executed by key hedge funds in Southwest Airlines over the same period.
… Most of the hedge funds that had significant exposu
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is painting a bleak future as he warned that the U.S. equity market and other risk markets, such as high-yield "junk" bonds, are facing another round of selling pressure.
Gundlach said in an interview with
From Gulfnews.com: The hedge fund strategy that has attracted the most money this year is on course to cause some of the biggest losses for investors, in the latest example of the dangers of going with the crowd. Institutions and individuals have piled an estimated $20 billion (Dh73 billion) into ma
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $679 million Barnegat Fund proved resilient after another month of market letdown as the hedge fund gained 2.2% last month, bringing its year-to-date gains to 2.8%.
Treue said in his monthly report to i
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Near Term Trend: PositiveFriday's Close: 4,224.99 (+ 14)UPDATE: Resistance at the August / Sept 2000 timeframe, near the 4100 region held for eight weeks up until three weeks ago. Following the dip to 3,697.00, the market rallied to a new multi- year high this past week (the slope of the 21- day (blue) M.A. Line has turned positive. A daily close below 4105.00 would be a settlement below the price gap from five days ago. I would use that pivot as the time to sell- not before.