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05Sep08

[Extraction] "True Exposure"
    Focus is not as much on valuations, as it is on how those valuations might change

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[Extraction] Why do you believe “alpha” can be isolated and ported
    "...we would suggest that the half-life of alpha continues to shorten at an increasing rate."

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[Timberland] US Tax Treatment of International Forestland Investment
    Are on-going gains from dispositions of standing timber to be considered a gain from a disposition of a US Real Property Interest in the first place?

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28Aug08

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 28 Aug 2008
    

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[Credit] A Special Situation Fund (Emerging Market Focus)
    The market for emerging market credits continues to be inefficient

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[Wine Investing] Niche Investing in Wine - Champagne
    But it is worth bearing in mind that when the general wine market saw a slight softening of price in the latter half of last year - Champagne prices accelerated.

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[Collectibles: Rare Coins] A rare, global coins company
    Investments may take the form of the purchase of individual coins or the purchase of portfolios of coins

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[Real Estate] Investing in a residential fund - Expertise
    Prices could slump significantly lower, in the immediate future, “valuations could cheapen further” ...

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20Aug08

[Natural Resources] A Natural Resources Fund
    Invests predominantly in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America

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[Railway] Expertise on Russian Rail Leasing
    "Based on our calculations investments in freight railcars alone, will account for more than US50 bn at current prices. "

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[Hybrid] A new-energy/hybrid fund
    Fund allocates to public and private equity in the renewable and alternative energy space

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[Insurance] An insurance linked securities fund
    Allocation bias is portfolio based securitisations - where frequency and not severity is the value driver

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 20 Aug 2008
    

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15Aug08

[Litigation Led Investing] Webinar
    Insights and exertise on the various facets of litigation led investing

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08Aug08

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 08 Aug 2008
    

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[Railway] European perspective on investing in the railway market
    The recent spike in energy prices, legislation that enforces road tolls and ecological policies are all supportive of the impetus already in place

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[Commodity] Short and Leveraged ETCs
    Commodity exposure: How do they differ from a short /leveraged position?

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[Asset Based Investing] An asset based lending and investment fund
    Ability to source deals via a well established business network

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  1. Investing - U.S. hedge fund in anonymous bet against Tesco shares, Hedge funds made repeated attempts to invest in Veneto banks, Steve Cohen's Point72 takes stake in struggling electronics retailer Conn's, Hedge fund Excalibur bets Riksbank will tighten by end of year[more]

    U.S. hedge fund in anonymous bet against Tesco shares From FT.com: A $20bn New York hedge fund is using an offshore shell company to anonymously bet against the shares of the UK supermarket Tesco, raising fresh questions over the efficacy of European short selling disclosure rules.

  2. Investing - In Amazon's shadow, hedge funds take aim at Brexit-hit retailers[more]

    From NYTimes.com: Hedge funds have significantly stepped up bets against Britain's traditional high street retailers, as the sector struggles with online competition, worries about a stretched consumer and weakening sales and profits. The risks were on full display on Tuesday when shares in Debenham

  3. ...And Finally - Nighttime barbecue festival in downtown Memphis![more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: On May 19, Carl Webb and his wife left a nighttime barbecue festival in downtown Memphis and headed home. They drove 14 miles on an interstate highway before a police officer pulled them over to ask if Webb knew there was a body on his trunk. The man was clinging to the lip

  4. Global macro hedge funds lose on sharp drop in oil prices[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global macro hedge funds suffered losses due to the sharp fall in oil prices and the drop in U.S. and U.K. Treasury yields, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor Global Macro Index fell -1.0% from 13 June to 20 June (-3.4% YTD). The Lyxor

  5. State pension plans see liabilities increase in 2016 - Wilshire[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The funding ratio of state pension plans dropped four percentage points to 69 percent in fiscal year 2016, according to Wilshire Consulting. A year ago, Wilshire Consulting's annual state funding report uncovered a funding ratio of 73 percent. "U.S. stock pe