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23Jul09

[Trade Finance Fund] Asian Focus
    Identifies opportunities across the entire supply chain from origination to destination

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[Agriculture & Real Estate] An Australian Investment Opportunity
    The long-term capital appreciation of agricultural land is driven by the operating return that can be generated from that land

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[Interactive] A SQUARE
    Do alternative alpha and beta exist?

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14Jul09

[Alternatives] A SQUARE 14 Jul 2009
    Virtually all the survey participants associate alt-alt investments with risk diversification, followed by de-correlation

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18Jun09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 18 Jun 2009
    

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[Timberland] Case Study Investing in Brazil
    Forest and other national legislation is equally applicable to foreigners and Brazilians

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[Commodity] Fund invests across the entire commodity spectrum via futures, options, physical trading
    Directional trades, calendar spreads relative value YTD performance (as of 31, May09): +13.76%

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[Agriculture] Fund invests across the entire value chain
    Agriculture - has a history of structural underinvestment

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11Jun09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 11 Jun 2009
    

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[Intellectual Property] An Intellectual Property Fund
    Seeks to build a diverse portfolio of patents related to various products, services, technologies, market applications and extracts revenue by engaging the assets in a structured licensing program …

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[Renewable Energy] A Renewable Energy Fund
    Sector and theme, renewable energy, fund - systematic with a discretionary overlay

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[Modular FoHF Architecture] "Fund of Hedge Funds 2.0"
    FoF Architecture: (Separated alpha-beta model) + (tactical asset allocation module)

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04Jun09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 04 Jun 2009
    

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[Art] 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

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[PIPEs] Invests directly through private placements in growth companies ...
    As active private placement investors in the industry have established a robust deal flow network

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[Direct Lending] 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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28May09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 28 May 2009
    

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[Commodity] Tactical and strategic insights on managing a commodity fund
    Whilst the amount of economic stimulus is unprecedented, the activity in physical commodity, such as copper, has begun to slow in relation to the first four months of 2009.

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