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[09Oct09] A SQUARE: Art as an asset class Research, market overview and funds in the art market
[31Jul07] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - V Russian 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] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - IV Increased wealth, education and interest in this area have laid the foundation for a strong market, going forward
[02May07] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - III - Impressionists and Post-Impressionists Discovery 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
[23Jan07] Philip Hoffman Q&A
[04Jun09] Art Investing in the Future The Group also intends to organize a consortium of investors to explore the option of acquiring Institutional Collections by the end of 2009
[23Apr09] Investing in a fund that will to a collection of museum-quality modern and contemporary art Art is an irreplaceable real asset - it traditionally provides protection against inflation
[11Dec08] Is investing in art holding up? Record prices were fetched for works of top quality and rarity in each auction.(Oct.08)
[21Oct08] A fund that uncovers and invests in nascent and niche art markets Trades in the “affordable” price segment with art objects starting at EUR5000+
[22May08] An emerging art markets fund Portfolio structured to comprise established contemporary art from emerging art markets
[29Apr08] Art - Affiliated Investing However, 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.
[26Sep07] Art update with Philip Hoffman Art tends to be a long term investment. However, especially with Contemporary Art, it is possible to make very quick returns.
[25Apr07] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - ll - Old Masters There is an equally strong market for Old Master works on paper, including drawings and prints, but the main market focus is still paintings
[18Apr07] ASquare's Art Series with Philip Hoffman - I Contemporary Art
[16Jan07] Prof. Michael Moses Q & A
[30Jul09] Asset Liability Management (ALM) ALM embraces a multi-period approach which allows one to make an explicit trade-off between the long term goals and short term criteria
[10Jan08] Fund focus: life insurance assets Innovators in the creation of financial structures to uncover value in underlying longevity and mortality assets
[31Jul07] Aarkad Plc, Heather Partners Fund focuses on collateralised money lending-highly collateralised structured finance loans, of short term duration (3-12months) secured loans, collateralised by commercial property in the UK & Ireland
[31Jul07] Fund's performance - Appendix
[13Mar07] Stillwater New Finance Fund Focuses on asset backed lending with a minority of the portfolio invested in asset backed securities
[16Jan07] Eden Rock Structured Finance Fund of Funds
[29Apr08] An Asset „Backed“ Lending Fund Loans intended to provide working capital to Small-to-Medium sized Enterprises
[27Jun07] Valuation "One should not forget that certain financial institutions can value securities based on criteria other than mark- to-market, in particular if they intend to hold them to maturity. These valuations, of course can be very different to where a security
[30May07] Expertise on mezzanine financing We focus on a niche in the marketplace where we are typically viewed more as an equity alternative than a debt instrument - although our collateral is secured through the recording of a lien on the property and receiving an assignment of all voting rights
[20Feb07] George Tintor Q & A George Tintor elaborates on asset-backed securities
[08Aug08] An asset based lending and investment fund Ability to source deals via a well established business network
[17Jul08] A pure asset based lending fund on funds Portfolio of pure asset-based lending and insurance linked hedge funds
[24Jan08] Asset Based Lending FoF Lending activities - hedge fund wrapper
[19Dec07] Asset based lending fund of funds Concentrate on managers who have a relatively short duration of underlying investments
[05Dec07] A fund uncovers structural inefficiencies in China, Brazil, Russia Within credit markets, a structural inefficiency (that has been exacerbated by the recent crises) stems from the fact that the banking system is generally less willing to provide loans to solid small/micro cap companies.
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: An investment manager and board member of two US pension plans talks about the plans' new allocations, and investing in hedge funds.
"With the recent drift down rates, we decided that we need to look at our fixed income portfolio, and the expected re
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The cheaper valuations of Chinese companies’ Hong Kong-quoted class-H
shares have helped one of Northwest Investment Management (HK)’s hedge
fund gain 46% so far this year, reported
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by Greenwich Associates showed that 80% of institutional investors use social media in their investment decision process. The result of the study highlights the emerging trend that LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc are now key sources of information amongst i
This article was authored by Ben Hunt of Salient Partners, L.P. as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice.
I spend a lot of my time speaking with investors and financial advisors of all stripes and sizes, and here’s what I’m hearing, loud and clear. There
In the week ending 10 April, 2015, a study by the IMF suggested that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as hedge funds, can also be a risk. The asset management manages over $75 trillion assets globally, exceeding 100 percent of world GDP, the IMF said. In part
This article was authored by Mary Beth Hamilton, Vice President of Marketing, Eze Castle Integration.
As the frequency of cyber-attacks increases, so too do the maturity of attacks and their methods of prevention and remediation. Think
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: During the recent 2015 Timberland Investment Conference - UGA, Sona Blessing interviewed two timber and timberland experts, a
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The original team from Churchill Financial has resurfaced and is launching a new middle market lending outfit at TIAA-CREF. The unit will be called Churchill Asset Management, and will focus on originating, underwriting and managing senior loan investments for U
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The US quantitative easing, started in late 2008 and ended in October 2014, is over and the US Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates this year. Opinions diverge as to whether this should be done sooner or later.
Trader speculation that the
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Lisa Mears O'Connor, Head of Global Macro Portfolio Management at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), talks about her investment themes and trade ideas for 2015.
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Bryan Johnson, founder of hedge fund and alternative asset marketing consultancy firm Johnson & Company, said that small hedge funds need service partners more than service providers because the former will be of greater help to address the challenges smaller and emergin
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: HFFT Alternative Limited (HFFT Alternative), a unit of HFFT Group, has obtained the alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) license that will provide its clients with a suitable solution under the directive, according to Lara Sturge, Business Development executive of
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Cyber threats are seen as real threats nowadays, so much so that President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed
In the week ending 03 April, 2015, it was reported that at least five new hedge fund companies are on track to launch with at least $1bn this year as the climate in Europe has changed to the extent that it is “more constructive and fertile than it has been at any time since [the collapse of]
Dr A R Shole has come up with a novel suggestion to resolve the Greek Debt Crisis and that is to sell some Greek Islands to Taurus Orators, who will then be able to develop these islands into a new financial centre which by its location will be able to serve both Europe and the Middle East.
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: For managers looking to raise a new fund after the crisis, marketing efforts will need to be significantly different, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Texas Roundtable.
"Most of the smaller managers
come to the whole fund-raising and marketing
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Over 100 new hedge funds launched in Texas last year alone according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Texas Roundtable. Delegates cite the tax environment as well as the robust local economy as reasons for the spate of new growth last year.
"We see pred
In the week ending 27 March, 2015, a white paper by Pershing Prime Services has predicted that the retirement market may be the next frontier for
This article was authored by Stephen Loosley, Catalyst Development Ltd, a financial regulations and technology advisor in London.
Compression is a technique to reduce gross notional in your OTC book without materially affecting ri
This article was written by Meredith Jones, who has more than 16 years of experience as an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry.
Dear Showtime Execs,
I read with great interest (and no small amount of trepidation) abo
This article is written by Tyler Kim, the Chief Information Officer for MaplesFS, responsible for Information Technology and Data Management globally.
Institutional investors can realise direct financial benefits from position-level transparency – specifically through increasing the effi
This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds.
It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la
2014 brought a resurgence of managed futures strategies, or CTAs, which performed very well as a whole, outperforming all other hedge fund strategies. However, a closer look reveals that there was a wide range of performance, or return dispersion, across managers.
The bottom line? Not all CTAs
This article was authored by Koray Yesildag, Asset Allocation Specialist in the London Global Asset Allocation Team of Aon Hewitt.
Hedge funds have been a hot topic for institutional investors over the past few years, with some
This paper was authored by Andrew Beer, founder of Beachhead Capital Management LLC, New York. You can
download the full white paper here
Rollout of Options in China
By: SGX Market Updates
China financial reforms could best be summed up in the late leader Deng Xiaoping’s words, "crossing a river by feeling the stones".
On 9 February, Shanghai Stock Exchange launched China’s first financial options, the SSE50 ETF opti
Fund managers bullish on equities, alternative asset classes
From Benefitnews.co: Asset allocation and risk continue to be the top issues for institutional investors in 2015 and, while nobody is sure what the economy will do in 2015, investment fund managers remain positive about investm
New hedge fund strategy: Dispute the patent, short the stock
From WSJ.com: A well-known hedge-fund manager is taking a novel approach to making money: filing and publicizing patent challenges against pharmaceutical companies while also betting against their shares. Kyle Bass, head of Hay
From Reuters.com: Investment firm Tiger Global Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched players, told clients that its hedge fund lost 5.3 percent during the first quarter, an investor said on Wednesday.
Much of the decline came in March when the fund lost 2.9 percent,
From MarketWatch.com: Leveraged hedge funds and banklike money-market funds are the parts of the asset-management industry most associated with risks to financial stability. But a report from the International Monetary Fund suggests that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds also ca
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted positive results last March to conclude a strong
first quarter, with performance driven by strong macro trends in
currency and commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and
positioning in event driven, equity hedge and fixed income-b
Featuring : “Quit your job and live off what you can take out of the markets”.Three Rock Capital Management is a discretionary global macro manager based in Dublin, Ireland. The firm is authorised to operate as an investment manager by the Central Bank of Ireland, and registered as a CTA with the CFTC and i...» Watch the video
Intermediate Term Trend: NegativeFriday's Close: $75.13 (- $.59 cents)UPDATE: It has been an extremely long time since the chart has depicted such a large spread between the weekly Moving Average Line and current price action.Certainly, this market can trade lower, but for the last two weeks we cautioned; traders need to be careful on selling into a current vacuum. Last week's price action was more than two dollars higher than the week before. Hardly a rally, but it's possibly the start of some stabilization in the price.