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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.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The creation of Cayman Enterprise City is what separates the Cayman Islands away from the "competition," stated Peter Huber, the Global Head of Fiduciary Services at Maples Fund Services and a member of the Executiv
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Doug Dillard and Raj Venkatesan have announced they are shutting down their stock-focused hedge fund firm Standard Pacific Capital as a result of declining profits, reported
By: IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes on worldwide market turmoil
The recent steep slides on global stock markets have been a long time in the making. As early as two years ago, it was becoming obvious that in addition to the contraction of global demand, as well as the general increase in the relati
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The institutionalization of the alternative investments space has its pros and cons but it has made more it more difficult for smaller startup managers, said Peter Huber, the Global Head of Fiduciary Services at Maples
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Board of Directors of Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on March 16 on the insistence of two of its main shareholders to discuss the replacement of thr
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cayman’s proposed EU Connect Funds are an exciting development for the hedge fund industry, as this would enable funds to passport across the European Union, said Jason Allison, a partner in the investment funds group at
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to delegates at the latest Opalesque Cayman Roundtable, large hedge fund managers in the US have started to limit access to company computer systems from mobile devices, in a move to strengthen cybersecurity. The move highlights the level of cyber threats
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Cayman regulators are considering changes to the LLC laws there, and that could lead to an increase in the number of governance committees, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Cayman Roundtable. Updates to the LLC laws follow an earlier update to the
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management saw its APS Japan Alpha Fund gain +10.56% (gross) in 4Q 2015, outperforming the benchmark by 3.05 percentage points. TOPIX Net Index’s returned 7.51% during the
In the week ending 29 January, 2016, AIMA reported that hedge funds outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year; a study by Beachhead Capi
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Start-up managers in Hong Kong are setting up an offshore hedge fund before even thinking about UCITS to reach the European market, according to Karen Watson, Global Head of Fund Operations at Maples Fund Services.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Sunshine funds in China are booming but there is no real structure around them, said Steve Bernstein, CEO of SinoPac Solutions and Services, a part of SinoPac Holding during the latest Opa
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: South Africa’s equity-centric hedge funds posted double-digit gains last year outperforming most of their Western peers which sustained heavy losses under extreme market conditions. Peregrine’s Total Equity Hedge Fund gained 19.94% last year and survived December up
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 2015 was a rough year for a lot of hedge fund managers, but it was especially bad for Bill Ackman's Pershing Square. Ackman included in his most recent investor letter an apology to investors for the poor performance. "2015 is a year we will not forget," he
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: "The planned hedge fund parks in Shanghai, and also in Pudong and Hangzhou have received a warm welcome from both local and foreign investors," says Kenny Li, CEO of Sino-Foreign joint venture firm Quattro Quant, during the latest
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: One way to bring international money to China is for the country to adopt international regulatory standards, said Kenny Li, CEO of Sino-Foreign joint venture firm Quattro Quant, during the latest
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management has reported that its two funds, the domestic Gondor Partners LP was up +12.18% and the offshore fund Gondor Funds LTD was up +10.61% outclassing the HFRX Equity
By: David Frank, CFA
CEO & Managing Partner at Stonehaven, LLC
Over Stonehaven’s 15 year history we have witnessed and played a role in many shifting dynamics across the alternative investment industry. We are well-positioned in the marketplace to see trends with a 26 person platform repres
By IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes
As Game of Thrones fans know, "winter is coming" in the new episodes slated for 2016, and with it a season of uncertainty. The outlook for the show’s Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is very similar to that of the current world economy and a lot of big questions remain
By Stan Altshuller, Novus
While there is little doubt that 2015 was a challenging year for many hedge funds, there were a few bright spots where managers were able to capture value and add alpha. In short, what worked in 2015 were stocks in the mega-cap space that were responsible for the majori
Jerome Lussan CEO of Laven Partners participated on a panel alongside Janaya Moscony (President of SEC3/CCO3 Compliance Services), Barry Champney (CCO at Vanderbilt Securities), Michael Isaac (CCO at Stadion Money Management) and moderator David Nash (Vice-President of Compliance Science) on the man
By: Carne Group
The issue of a lack of female directors on corporate boards has risen up the regulatory and political agenda recently, and managers of public money in particular are focusing on the issue of diversity on fund boards. A recent article published by FT Ignites has pointed out that w
By Bruce Frumerman.
How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash.
This article was written by Carne, an international specialist in the provision of independent governance services and European management company solutions to the global asset management industry.
A recent SEC action has highlighted how concerned regulators have become about data intru
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
From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green
Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case
From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2
From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro
Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans
From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade, made millions of dollars during last month’s market selloff on the back of declining oil prices and global equities and big moves in currencies.
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Near Term Trend: PositiveFriday's Close: 2039.89 (+ 0.49)UPDATE: As we stated last week, I still believe the risk remains to the downside, and a dip toward 1975.00 is still in play.