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Shipping

[16Jan08] Opportunities Ahoy!
    For the shipping markets, in general, this has been a reality check.

[06Nov07] Shipping expertise from Pierre Aury
    Perhaps the most unusual feature is that freight rates represent the price of a service that cannot be stored and is performed over a period of time

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[14Aug07] ShipInx Certificate
    Certificate provides daily, liquid access to investing in global maritime transport

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[06Jun07] Clarkson Shipping Hedge Fund
    Both the derivative and equity portfolios are based on the team’s long term fundamental view of the opportunities in the global shipping market. The managers employ qualitative and quantitative technical trading to extract returns from short to medium ter

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[02May07] Expertise on shipping related investments
    Shipping investments tend to show almost no correlation with other asset classes

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[13Feb07] Global Maritime Investments
    Achieves uncorrelated returns by investing in both the derivatives and the physical shipping market

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Special Investment Opportunities

[31Jan08] Expertise on "special investment opportunities"
    This does not need to be rocket science. Loans tend to be of lower quality when advanced at the peak of a bull market.

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Speciality Finance

[01Apr08] Investing in non-prime auto paper
    Based on my experience, and rather ironically, good times are more perilous than bad.

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SRI

[16Dec11] A SQUARE 16 Dec 2011
    Are SRI strategies (still) able to outperform the market?

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[05Sep11] A SQUARE 05 Sep 2011
    Does sustainable and responsible investing harm portfolio performance?

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[23Dec10] A SQUARE 23 Dec 2010
    SRI market update

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[01Nov10] A SQUARE 01 Nov 2010
    Changing definitions and opportunities in 'green investment'

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[26Jul10] A SQUARE 26 Jul 2010
    SRI fund selection

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[12Feb10] A SQUARE: The impact of environmental, social and governance factors on performance
    An overview of recent research on the impact of ESG factors on performance

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[31Oct11] SRI investment volume and performance
    Two reports estimating the volume of alternative SRI investments and the performance of SRI assets

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[12Mar09] Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) data
    Key performance indicators or reference points that are transparent

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[28Oct08] Part II: a case study on embracing & successfully integrating responsible investing in the asset allocation process
    Policy-wise: The main challenge lies in identifying external hedge fund managers with any form of SRI standards.

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[21Oct08] Principles for Responsible Investment
    We would welcome hedge funds into the PRI community. There are many reasons to participate: growth of the responsible investment market, funds’ own philosophies of responsible investment, demonstrating leadership to clients, and contributing to systemic i

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[29Sep08] Socially Responsible Approach to Gambling
    â€śResidual value games” are an enlightened form of gambling, in the sense that they preserve the fun and hope part of gambling, but through a kind of built-in forced savings/mechanism. They replace the impoverishing effect with a wealth-building effect.

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[12Mar08] A sustainable alternatives fund of funds
    SRI criteria consistently applied on all managers and strategies

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SRI, Trade Finance

[15Feb12] A SQUARE 15 Feb 2012
    A fund providing financing for fair trade institutions

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Structured Finance

[15Jul11] A SQUARE 15 Jul 2011
    A fund investing in non-performing loans and high-yield asset-backed securities

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[26Feb10] Prime Capital’s Multi-Issuance Note Programme
    An alternative way of investing in hedge funds

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[26Nov08] A South African Structured Finance Fund
    Exploit built-in-system, lending structure related inefficiencies

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[02May07] AlphaSwiss Structured Finance Fund
    The fund of funds offers risk controlled access to structured finance (asset backed, credit derivatives, insurance and PIPEs) investment opportunities

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[18Apr07] Structured Products - the next generation...
    Roger Studer shares his views on investing in structured products and what the next generation holds in store

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Tax Liens

[15Aug12] A SQUARE 15 Aug 2012
    Investing in tax liens - Benefits and risks

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Timberland

[18Mar13] A SQUARE 18 Mar 2013
    Global timberland investment trends and the role of U.S. forestry investments in a mixed portfolio

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[11Nov11] A SQUARE 11 Nov 2011
    Highlighting recent trends in the timberland investment industry and introducing a niche investment fund

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[17Oct11] A SQUARE 17 Oct 2011
    Fund profile – The Global Forestry Growth Fund

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