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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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