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[05Mar09] Expertise and insights on investing in “softs” The increased presence of speculators has affected volatility and short-term price movements, not long-term price levels.
[05Mar09] A systematic fund Fund’s investment advisor has extensive experience and expertise in trading commodities
[11Dec08] A Commodity Fund Managed by specialists with 20 years of experience in trading oil and metals + 19.75% from Jan. -Nov.’08
[14Oct08] Expertise on gold as a strategic asset - Special Gold has generally been less volatile than other precious metals and other commodities.
[08Aug08] Short and Leveraged ETCs Commodity exposure: How do they differ from a short /leveraged position?
[25Jul08] Why hasn't the price of pulp risen as rapidly as some other commodities? Prospects of investing in pulp
[08Apr08] Fund of funds - Invests with managers that have commodity and natural resource “specific” exposure only Fund of funds seeks to identify and invest with the „best of breed“ manager in the respective commodity, natural resource sector
[03Apr07] The Merrill Lynch Commodity Alpha Certificate Is designed to generate commodity based performance in bull and bear markets
[04Jan13] Investment and commercial grade diamonds An asset class analysis
[09Oct12] Real asset-based equities Analyzing the performance of commodity-based equities, REITs and listed infrastructure-based equities
[13Nov08] A fund that focuses on trading energy related commodity, equity futures YTD return as of 31Oct. ’08 of +30.88%
[12Jun08] A fund that invests in convertible instruments Core to this philosophy is a belief that it is possible to structure an investment in a public company that will forsake some of the upside in exchange for having downside protection.
[20Jan12] A SQUARE 20 Jan 2012 The latest developments in the microfinance industry
[19Sep11] A SQUARE 19 Sep 2011 Third-party litigation funding in the U.K. - the Axiom Legal Financing Fund
[05Aug11] A SQUARE 05 Aug 2011 Featuring: The first microfinance funds that invests in local currencies and empirical research on systematic risk in microfinance
[17Jun11] A SQUARE 17 Jun 2011 Risk, return and diversification benefits of microfinance equity investment
[25Nov10] A SQUARE 25 Nov 2010 Trends and developments in microfinance investments
[15Apr10] Microfinance investment vehicles: Due diligence and risk/return analysis Analyzing microfinance investment vehicles
[06Nov09] A SQUARE: Micro-Finance The risks of investing in micro-finance vehicles
[30Nov12] Microfinance investment vehicles State of the industry 2012 and asset class analysis
[25Feb11] A SQUARE 25 Feb 2011 Asset-based lending within the art world
[23Jan09] The Opportunity Set The credit crisis presents investment opportunities at the top end of the capital structure especially within distressed credit, leveraged loans, capital structure arbitrage, direct lending
[28Aug08] A Special Situation Fund (Emerging Market Focus) The market for emerging market credits continues to be inefficient
[17Oct07] CDS Indices, strategies that have performed during the sub-prime crisis... Part II - Expertise with Ernesto Prado
[11Oct07] Where in the credit cycle are we?... with Ernesto Prado What is sure is that we have thus far, witnessed the technical deterioration.
[19Aug11] A SQUARE 19 Aug 2011 Research: Benchmarking the performance of active currency fund managers
[25Apr07] Overlay Asset Management High Frequency Program This program is designed to extract value from the currency market micro structure where short-term opportunities generated from transaction flows can be analysed and exploited
[01Feb13] Currency hedge funds Research on performance and risk
[19Mar09] Trading Currencies As the recession is not confined to the US alone, which seems to be the case, the USD will rise in value.
[01Apr08] A Global Currency Fund Incisive understanding of commodity currency behaviour
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors need to be really confident that the large funds they are
invested with are able to continue to deliver reasonably high Sharpes
consistently in order to justify the high fees relative to the returns,
said David Beddington, founding partner of alternativ
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds displayed remarkable resilience in January with five out of the 11 strategies in the Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory, Lyxor Asset Management reported in its latest Alternative Investmen
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -2.22% to start the year, according to the latest performance data from eVestment. Declines were posted across both equity and credit strategies, as widespread market volatility hit nearly every geography
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
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Acrospire Investment Management LLC, a spin-out from Rotella Capital Management (RCM), began trading as an independent entity from its new Chicago offices on 1s
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Ian Hamilton, Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer of IDS Fund Services said that hedge fund managers should know their limits and choose to close a fund at the right time to new investors. They should not
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: "Old fashioned" funds of hedge funds still have a role to play in the
changing market because these portfolios allow managers to adapt their
exposure, said Bruno Wicki, who is representing the State Bank of
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A hedge fund director provides her perspective on emerging hedge fund managers. She will happily work with those who have set themselves up for future growth, s
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The volatile and uncertain market, particularly in an environment of zero inflation and risk of deflation, will make a six percent and seven percent yield to be the exception moving forward, said Ian Hamilton, Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer of
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Chicago-based Madison Street Capital, an M&A advisor, has released its annual market outlook, and in it suggests that 2016 will be another strong year for hedge fund M&A. Since 2014, the number of hedge fund M&A deals has steadily increased. According to data in
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Delegates at the recent Opalesque Caymans Roundtable, all service providers to t
In the week ending 05 February 2016 it was reported that quant hedge funds, who use mathematical models to bet across asset classes, raised a net $29bn last year, reversing a $16bn outflow in 2014. Meanwhile, a report by Barclays has found that recent trends in fees, liquidity and transparency sugge
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: 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
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
Real estate secondaries sole 'bright spot' in 2015
From IPE.com: The secondary market for property was the sole “bright spot” over the course of 2015, as hedge fund secondaries saw deals fall by two-thirds, according to a wide-ranging survey of the market. Setter Capital said 2015 saw th
From Nasdaq.com: Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise
Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short
From Bloomberg.com: A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade.
From WSJ.com: The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc
Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee
From AI-CIO.com: A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi
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Near Term Trend: NegativeMonday's Trade: 1.24954 (- 23)UPDATE: Same theme for the last six weeks; "NO CHANGE: In light of the slight bounce, the overall trend in Euro remains negative. Pressure in U.S. Stocks could invite the inverse trade in Euro (buying Euro)". Hence, until that happens, Euro remains under overall pressure.**For those traders who wish to scalp the long side of Euro, place stops below the recent lows (1.2358).