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19Mar09

[Currency] 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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[Alternative Energy] Renewable Technologies
    Most renewable technologies, in particular solar energy, today, are unable to compete on a cost basis with traditional forms of power generation.

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12Mar09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 12 Mar 2009
    

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[Asset Based Lending] "Recession proof, but not depression proof“
    Exclusive market intelligence on how asset based investment strategies are currently faring and where the opportunities could be

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[SRI] Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) data
    Key performance indicators or reference points that are transparent

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[Collectibles: Violins] A fund that invests in stringed instruments
    The history of appreciation of rare stringed instruments suggests the best returns occur over longer periods of time

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05Mar09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 05 Mar 2009
    

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[Hybrid] A premium finance program through a zero coupon bond
    The +7.2% yield is implied throughout the bond life until lump sum repayment on due date in year 10

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

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[Commodity] 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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26Feb09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 26 Feb 2009
    

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[Collectibles: Vintage Cars] Should this car sell at auction, it is expected to set a new world record for a vintage motor car
    "...it is expected to fetch in excess of USD13 million"

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[Shipping] A Ship Owning Fund
    Will acquire and operate merchant ships, exploiting relative-value opportunities between vessel prices and future cash flows

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[Premium Financing/Life Settlements] Premium Financing/Life Settlements Fund
    Exploits the inefficient pricing of life insurance policies on seniors, Engages in direct financing of life insurance premiums on newly issued policies for a period of 27 months - loan based lending

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19Feb09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 19 Feb 2009
    

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[Power] Investing in the Australian Power Market
    The single biggest threat is perhaps reduced volatility in the market, however, the market structure is actually set-up for volatility

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

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[Intellectual Property Rights] Passive, Synthetic Royalty Financing Opportunity
    The investment thesis and approach allows them to "exit quarterly" through cash payments rather than relying on the capital markets to generate liquidity - as the investments begin to return capital immediately

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  1. Opalesque Exclusive: SEC approves proposed changes to Form ADV, '40 Act - comment period to follow[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds and providers of liquid alternatives will want to pay close attention to proposed reforms approved by the SEC yesterday. The changes will require more frequent reporting, as well as a closer look into social media, liquid alternative strategies, and

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  3. Institutions - Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes, Assets at Boston’s five biggest family nonprofits rise to $3.5bn[more]

    Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes From Joins.com: The National Pension Service and domestic emerging market specialists who did not know where to invest in a low interest rate environment are turning to other investments like the blue-chip real estate market abroad.

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: BMO launches multi-strat '40 act fund[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As we reach new market highs, investors are looking for a way to diversify and protect their portfolios from a potential market correction. Liquid alternatives are rapidly gaining ground as a critical tool for investors to use to mitigate downside risk. The BMO

  5. All hedge fund strategies rebounded last week as market conditions normalize[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After a difficult start this month, all hedge fund strategies ended last week in positive territory, as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.9% (-0.2% MTD, 3.3% YTD). According to Lyxor AM’s latest Weekly Briefing, in t

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