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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. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably