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12Feb09

[Carbon] Webinar - Carbon Led Investing
    USD64 billion CO2 market in 2007 (2008 est. at USD90 bn) but could be USD3 trillion commodity market opportunity by 2020

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05Feb09

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

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[Air] An investing for the future theme - Air fund
    a focus on global small, medium cap companies that are engaged in the development and production of “new”, “break-through” technologies designed to reduce the CO2 and Greenhouse Gas emissions

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[Film Financing] A Film Production Financing Fund
    Targeted returns: 13%-16% net annual

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[Timberland] Case Study: Timberland Investing in Panama
    Currently teak is the most prevalent specie being cultivated -

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29Jan09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 29 Jan 2009
    

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[Wine Investing] Why now is an opportune time to buy ...
    Despite doomsayers prophecies of free falling Grands Crus prices, these wine have held up rather well.

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[ETFs] Investing in Gold ETF&ETC snapshots
    Globally, physical gold ETCs have now accumulated USD30 bn in assets and trade up to USD1 bn per day

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[Hospital Receivables] Investing in debt portfolios of hospital receivables
    The overall market is estimated by the Hospital Association of America at over USD 7bn

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23Jan09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 23 Jan 2009
    

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[Factoring/Re-factoring] A Fund as a Primary Factor or Re-factor
    While commercial banks have long been the primary source of factoring finance, there are structures that make it possible for a private fund to stand in those shoes instead, as a primary factor or, more likely as a re-factor.

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[Photography] Investors should look for bargains ...
    The strategies employed by the manager needn’t be limited to buy-and-hold. For e.g., turnover can drive the profitability of the investment more than the upward trend in prices

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[Credit] 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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16Jan09

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 16 Jan 2009
    

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[Water] Supplies are finite
    In 1995 - 400 million lived in countries with water stress - by 2025, the number is expected to rise to 4 billion - over half the world’s population

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[Carbon Credits] EU Carbon Allowances Fund
    The EUA futures contracts invested in will expire in December of years 2009 through 2012

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[Litigation Led Investing] Litigation Funding
    Fund will focus on investing in financing mid-sized corporate litigation cases brought before the UK courts

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09Jan09

[Alternatives] How successful have allocations to A SQUARE's alternative alternatives been in the year 2008?
    Pure, Intermediary and even select funds that operate within Others, as classified by A SQUARE, have delivered positive, low-non correlating returns

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    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011, Joel S. Salomon founded SalaurMor Management in New Yor

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  4. Update: Prosecutors seek 12 years for hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi to 12 years imprisonment for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, report

  5. Institutions - Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’, Taiwan's BLF plans $2bn in alternative mandates[more]

    Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’ From WSJ.com: The head of one of the world’s largest pension funds said that across asset classes, “everything is expensive.” Ron Mock, who leads Canada’s $141 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, said that the plan would