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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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