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Commodity

[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.

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[05Mar09] A systematic fund
    Fund’s investment advisor has extensive experience and expertise in trading commodities

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[11Dec08] A Commodity Fund
    Managed by specialists with 20 years of experience in trading oil and metals + 19.75% from Jan. -Nov.’08

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[14Oct08] Expertise on gold as a strategic asset - Special
    Gold has generally been less volatile than other precious metals and other commodities.

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[08Aug08] Short and Leveraged ETCs
    Commodity exposure: How do they differ from a short /leveraged position?

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[25Jul08] Why hasn't the price of pulp risen as rapidly as some other commodities?
    Prospects of investing in pulp

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Commodity /Natural Resources

[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

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Commodity Alpha

[03Apr07] The Merrill Lynch Commodity Alpha Certificate
    Is designed to generate commodity based performance in bull and bear markets

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Commodity, Collectibles

[04Jan13] Investment and commercial grade diamonds
    An asset class analysis

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Commodity, Real Estate, Infrastructure

[09Oct12] Real asset-based equities
    Analyzing the performance of commodity-based equities, REITs and listed infrastructure-based equities

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Commodity, Volatility

[13Nov08] A fund that focuses on trading energy related commodity, equity futures
    YTD return as of 31Oct. ’08 of +30.88%

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Convertible Instruments

[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.

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Credit

[20Jan12] A SQUARE 20 Jan 2012
    The latest developments in the microfinance industry

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[19Sep11] A SQUARE 19 Sep 2011
    Third-party litigation funding in the U.K. - the Axiom Legal Financing Fund

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[05Aug11] A SQUARE 05 Aug 2011
    Featuring: The first microfinance funds that invests in local currencies and empirical research on systematic risk in microfinance

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[17Jun11] A SQUARE 17 Jun 2011
    Risk, return and diversification benefits of microfinance equity investment

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[25Nov10] A SQUARE 25 Nov 2010
    Trends and developments in microfinance investments

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[15Apr10] Microfinance investment vehicles: Due diligence and risk/return analysis
    Analyzing microfinance investment vehicles

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[06Nov09] A SQUARE: Micro-Finance
    The risks of investing in micro-finance vehicles

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[30Nov12] Microfinance investment vehicles
    State of the industry 2012 and asset class analysis

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[25Feb11] A SQUARE 25 Feb 2011
    Asset-based lending within the art world

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[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

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[28Aug08] A Special Situation Fund (Emerging Market Focus)
    The market for emerging market credits continues to be inefficient

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[17Oct07] CDS Indices, strategies that have performed during the sub-prime crisis...
    Part II - Expertise with Ernesto Prado

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[11Oct07] Where in the credit cycle are we?... with Ernesto Prado
    What is sure is that we have thus far, witnessed the technical deterioration.

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Currency

[19Aug11] A SQUARE 19 Aug 2011
    Research: Benchmarking the performance of active currency fund managers

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[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

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[01Feb13] Currency hedge funds
    Research on performance and risk

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[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.

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[01Apr08] A Global Currency Fund
    Incisive understanding of commodity currency behaviour

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