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Trade Finance

[23Jan07] IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV
    

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Trade Finance Fund

[23Jul09] Asian Focus
    Identifies opportunities across the entire supply chain from origination to destination

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Transportation

[31Aug10] A SQUARE 31 Aug 2010
    Shipping update

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[21Dec09] A SQUARE: Investing in shipping
    The state of the shipping industry and portfolio diversification with shipping stocks

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[29Aug07] Rail car led investing
    To accrue operating and cost efficiencies, rail car operators increasingly prefer to lease rail cars

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[18Apr07] Octave Transportation Fund
    Blends expertise in asset securitisation and the transportation sector to deliver steady returns

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Valuation

[22May08] Market value, Leverage, LIBOR
    Since banks occupy a privileged position in the capital markets (they get to turn over the various national money supplies), knowing their costs is very valuable information.

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Volatility

[12Mar08] Option Volatility Strategy
    The strategy captures the excess premium between implied and realised volatility on the S&P 500 index using a butterfly unit

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[20Feb08] Benchmark index for the volatility trading space
    Facilitate performance comparisons between volatility traders, and other alternative investment strategies

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[19Sep07] Solaris Opportunity Fund
    Access to hedged option trades primarily using butterfly spreads and volatility spreads

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[05Sep07] "Volatility can make your P&L smile"
    Most prudent traders will always be long “the wings” and long “teenies” which means having long positions in far out of the money options that are nearly worthless but can be become very valuable once markets start to become erratic.

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[20Jun07] Expertise on volatility
    Mean reversion is driven by pain and pleasure rather than greed and fear

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[20Mar07] Da Vinci Fund
    The fund generates performance from volatility as an asset class

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Volatility Trading

[28Oct08] A smile volatility fund
    Designed to offer portfolio protection in market environments such as these ...

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Warrants/PIPEs

[21May09] A fund that holds warrants (issued in PIPE deals)
    Steadily increasing size of deals indicate a demand for PIPE transactions

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Water

[15Apr11] A SQUARE 15 Apr 2011
    Water-related investment risk

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[07Sep09] A SQUARE: The state of the water industry 2009
    How has the water industry developed recently and what are the opportunities and risks for investors?

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[07May09] An opportunity to invest in water
    Invests in global water opportunities, across the water value chain

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[16Jan09] Supplies are finite
    In 1995 - 400 million lived in countries with water stress - by 2025, the number is expected to rise to 4 billion - over half the world’s population

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[10Jan08] Investing in water as an asset class
    We have neither an infrastructure nor a utility bias toward our water led allocation - rather we focus on “water as a core investment”

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[12Sep07] The Water Fund
    Expertise and in-depth know how in water-led investing that spans all the sub-sectors

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Weather derivatives

[01Apr08] Expertise on weather derivatives
    CME’s platform is really geared at larger standardised contracts and our platform is geared at customised contracts

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[20Feb07] Cumulus Weather Fund
    Has the capability to trade - equities, commodities and weather derivatives – from a weather perspective

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Wine Investing

[25May12] A SQUARE 25 May 2012
    Investment grade wine – Asset class analysis and fund performance

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[13May10] The portfolio diversification benefits of fine wine in economic downturns
    Market update, empirical research and recent investment fund performances

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[21Sep09] A SQUARE: Opportunities in a recovering wine market – Is now the time to invest?
    The current prices for fine wine might provide a big investment opportunity

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[05Dec11] Empirical research on fine wine performance
    The macroeconomic factors determining wine price fluctuations

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[29Aug11] Investing in fine wine funds
    Empirical analysis of fine wine auction prices and performance of wine investment vehicles

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[09Apr09] Why is investing in wine suited to institutional investors?
    Research that suggests why investing in wine is something institutional investors might want to consider

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[29Jan09] Why now is an opportune time to buy ...
    Despite doomsayers prophecies of free falling Grands Crus prices, these wine have held up rather well.

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