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Infrastructure

[13Nov08] Infrastructure Special
    We think a globally and sector diversified portfolio of green-field and brown-field assets can achieve a blended return that ranges from 9% to 13% p.a. over a period of 5 to 8 years.

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[14Oct08] Fund that invests in listed utilities, infrastructure, renewables
    Strategy is based on fundamentals - Opportunistic and thematic concentrated exposure

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[22Apr08] Infrastructure Special
    The key attraction of infrastructure as an asset class is its sustainable growth profile which is relatively immune to economic cycles.

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[17Oct07] Findings from an academic study that focused on investing in listed infrastucture entities
    If you are looking to identify infrastructure investment opportunities: consider a country’s macro economic stability, its legal and political environment and its demographic profile.

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[05Sep07] First State Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    A long only fund that will invest in listed infrastructure securities from around the globe:

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[30May07] Infrastructure Investing in Europe
    Private investment in infrastructure has become increasingly accepted by Western democracies as they grapple with the demands of ageing infrastructure and increased fiscal constraints. At the same time, pension funds and other large institutional investor

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[06Feb07] INFRAX INFRASTRUCTURE TRACKER CERTIFICATE
    Access to the high potential infrastructure sector

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Infrastructure /PPP

[16Apr09] "...long duration infrastructure assets at prices well below fundamental value."
    Capital is currently being allocated where returns are more certain, for example in regulated utility networks in developed markets

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Innovation

[14May09] "Whether the risk/return profile of an innovative area is attractive enough ...
    Some investment areas that might not be suitable today might over time develop and be an investable proposition ...

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[27Jun07] 47°N Innovation Fund
    Fund offers diversification and global access to selected hedge fund managers that pursue strategies in new “alternative” investment areas

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Insurance

[26Sep11] A SQUARE 26 Sep 2011
    Investing in insurance-linked securities - The Solidum Cat Bond Fund

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[29Apr11] A SQUARE 29 Apr 2011
    A new study analyzing performance and risk of open-end life settlement funds

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[06Jan11] A SQUARE 06 Jan 2011
    Insurance-linked securities

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[08Nov10] A SQUARE 08 Nov 2010
    Investing in traded life policies

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[25Aug10] A SQUARE 25 Aug 2010
    Catastrophe bonds

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[23Apr10] The catastrophe market – A Q&A with Nebula Capital Management's Aleem Mawji
    Instruments, trends and innovation on the market for catastrophe reinsurance

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[08Mar10] UK promises huge opportunities for longevity swaps market
    A Q&A with Centurion Fund Managers

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[11Jun12] Investing in life settlements
    Market update and performance of life ILS funds

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[10May12] ILS market update
    Industry analysts say 'good time to invest in ILS'

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[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - I
    Extreme mortality bonds are really designed for extreme events. So far nothing came even close to paying out.

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[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - II
    Only mortality risk has been securitised and all health risk still remains within the insurance sector.

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[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - III
    The current Mexican swine flu crisis is the first major excess mortality threat since SARS in 2003, and may motivate further excess

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[07Dec08] Insights on what makes the valuation of life settlements complex
    For a single policy, longevity reduces the return significantly.

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[04Nov08] High frequency, low severity insurance led investing
    In fact, the AXA motor offering is a phenomenon - for such publicly investable opportunities are few and far between

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[12Sep08] A fund that implements diversified strategies focused on investing in longevity/mortality risk
    Expertise and experience in premium financing as well as in re-insurance

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[20Aug08] An insurance linked securities fund
    Allocation bias is portfolio based securitisations - where frequency and not severity is the value driver

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[31Jul08] A Diversified CAT Bond Fund
    An early participant in cat bond investing - experience and expertise

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[17Jul08] New risks being considered for securitisation & more ...
    Some players in the industry are also exploring the potential securitisation of casualty risks – specific classes of liability exposure.

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[13Feb08] Marine/cargo insurance risk - prospects of securitisation
    We have seen marine in some capital markets quota share deals (a.k.a. sidecars).

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[31Jan08] An Insurance Event Linked Securities Fund
    Structural independence to equity, bond and non-traditional markets

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