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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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