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12Sep07

[Litigation Led Investing] First legal firm to list on a stock exchange
    Since 21, May 2007 Slater & Gordon Limited shares have been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

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[Water] The Water Fund
    Expertise and in-depth know how in water-led investing that spans all the sub-sectors

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 12 Sep 2007
    

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05Sep07

[Volatility] "Volatility can make your P&L smile"
    Most prudent traders will always be long “the wings” and long “teenies” which means having long positions in far out of the money options that are nearly worthless but can be become very valuable once markets start to become erratic.

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[Infrastructure] First State Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    A long only fund that will invest in listed infrastructure securities from around the globe:

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[Insurance] How do models for natural catastrophes differ from those for terrorism catastrophes?
    The framework used to model terrorism risk is similar to that of natural catastrophes.

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[Insurance] Transferring catastrophe risk to capital markets
    Transferring catastrophe risk to the capital markets is conceptually similar to transferring credit risk through credit-linked securities. Yet,...

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[Insurance] Innovative modelling from RMS' perspective
    We encourage clients to understand model sensitivity by making it possible to explore how to test assumptions around the severity and frequency of events.

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 05 Sep 2007
    

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29Aug07

[Asset Based Lending] Appendix
    

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[Transportation] Rail car led investing
    To accrue operating and cost efficiencies, rail car operators increasingly prefer to lease rail cars

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[Collectibles: Violins] Fine Violins - I
    Investing in stringed instruments has the potential to deliver uncorrelated to the financial market returns, that are stable (8-12%p.a.) with low volatility

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[Asset Based Lending] Expertise on Asset Based Lending with Santo Volpe - II
    How robust are ABL investments under the present market conditions

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[Asset Based Lending] Mont Blanc Select
    Offers access to a robust, diversified portfolio of non-correlated investments - primarily in the asset based lending (ABL) and highly collateralised asset space

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 29 Aug 2007
    

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21Aug07

[Foreign Exchange] FX Series With Hathersage Capital – II
    Our experience, as early FX option market makers has taught us to be long as opposed to being short gamma, since extreme events or markets can wipe out option sellers.

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[Wine Investing] The Wine Investment Fund
    The fund aims to deliver absolute returns by buying, storing and selling some of the finest wines in the world

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[Collectibles: Stamps] Expertise on investing in stamps and autographs
    The rare stamp and autograph markets have an enviable price history, this sets them aside from other alternative investments. There is full data available, year by year, on every stamp ever printed. This amounts to over 4 mn stamps worldwide.

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