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Currency

[20Feb08] A currency linked arbitrage fund
    Fund attempts to identify inefficiencies - arbitrage opportunities - linked with the trading globally, the 10 main currencies (spot, forwards)

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[05Dec07] An Asian Currency Fund
    Expertise in trading Asian currencies: (24.33% YTD as of 29.11) - the strategy has been run as a managed account since Feb.06

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[14Aug07] Expertise on unwinding of the JPY carry trade
    The fundamentals of the carry trade are to borrow in a low yielding currency and to lend in a higher yielding currency

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[20Jun07] DWS Forex Strategy
    Fund exploits exchange-rate volatility around the world via transactions in currency forwards and options combined with long and short positions in more than 30 currencies that are balanced in size

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Dairy Farming/ Agriculture

[07Oct08] Hard asset based - land; dairy, cattle arable farming fund
    Ownership of land in combination with farming

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Debt Note/Currency

[24Jul07] iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN
    Issued by Barclays Bank PLC, it is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt note whose return is linked to the performance of the “EUR/USD exchange rate” or “Index”

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Derivative Pricing

[07May08] Replicating the market-to-market price of all derivative instruments
    The aim is to achieve transparency in derivatives real time pricing

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Direct Lending

[04Jun09] A fund that specialises in privately originated asset based loans or investments
    Portfolio has been structured so no forced sales are needed to meet redemptions

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[14May09] Privately-negotiated funding transactions for s&m-cap publicly traded companies
    ... fund has been involved in over 220 privately-negotiated financing transactions

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Electricity, Water, Weather Related Investing

[23May07] Expertise on electricity, water and weather related investing
    Investments in these markets are still considered "exotic" for the great majority of investors. It is not, of course, that the underlying physical manifestation of any of these markets is exotic - in fact, they are all quite ordinary. It is that

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Endowment Model

[22Apr08] Endowment Model - interpretation, implementation
    The endowment model has always been in place - because in its purest form it is truly just asset allocation

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Energy

[04Aug10] A SQUARE 04 Aug 2010
    A financial product: Alternative energy and oil

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[14May09] Energy futures trading fund
    Expertise, know how, insights on how weather sensitivity affects energy supply and demand

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Energy/Commodities

[24Oct07] Inefficiency specialist
    Inefficiencies can take various forms but investors usually uncover them by thoroughly investigating...

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Entertainment

[19Feb09] Cinematic Content Ownership
    Sustaining performance is easy because the world of content is limited only by imagination.

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Entertainment Investing

[24Jun11] A SQUARE 24 Jun 2011
    Presenting three funds investing in the pro-sports area

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[29Jul11] Film Financing: The MovieArb Equity Strategy
    Presenting a fund investing in film productions with virtually no correlation to equities.

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[13Nov08] An asset based lending and investment fund - entertainment focus
    YTD return until 30 Sept.’08 of +9.44%

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[05Jun08] Niche Entertainment Financing
    Niche entertainment financing has traditionally been the realm of pvt investors but with a marked increase in the output of top quality HD-film projects & the avalanche of capital into alternative investments, there are investment opportunities

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[07Feb08] Softer - "intellectual property" - expertise on entertainment investing
    Generally, softer (intellectual property) based collateral. Also hard collateral in the form of tax credits and pre-sales of territory rights for geographic regions - both of which can be discounted

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[16Jan08] Expertise on newer, innovative investment opportunities within the entertainment space
    Currently investors looking for alternatives to buying the stock of entertainment, media, companies have the option of investing in film based hedge funds, private equity ventures, music copyright libraries, vcts

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[10May07] Expertise on investing in entertainment backed assets
    The benefits of investing in an entertainment fund are high yields with low volatility and low correlation to other asset classes

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[27Feb07] Aramid Entertainment Fund
    A fund involved in asset based lending to digital media - principally film & TV production markets

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Environment Led Derivative Trading

[07Aug07] Attunga Enviro Opportunities Fund
    Fund invests and trades derivative products affected by, or those that influence environmental outcomes

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Environment Linked Investing

[07Feb08] Environment Fund
    Socially responsible investing is estimated at having USD 4trillion, assets under management

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Environmental Investing

[08Jul11] A SQUARE 08 Jul 2011
    Featuring a report on climate change risks and a fund seeking investment opportunities in the environmental investment space

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[15Jan10] A SQUARE: Greentech investments
    Where is greentech heading in 2010?

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[03Jun11] Cleantech investment trends
    Preqin's 2011 cleantech private equity report

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[30Apr09] A fund that specialises in trading carbon emissions, power, energy complex
    Environmental” Trading: 60% (carbon emissions, investing in forests, green equity trading)

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ETFs

[21Jan11] A SQUARE 21 Jan 2011
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