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[Volatility] Expertise on volatility Mean reversion is driven by pain and pleasure rather than greed and fear
[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 20 Jun 2007
[Asset Finance] Systematic Absolute Return’s Survey Findings ABL was preferred amongst the asset finance strategies. It was followed by PIPEs, ABS and ABI. At the tail end of the sample were CDO’s and MBS.
[Hybrid] Oceanic Small Cap Fund Small cap IPOs provide potential for exceptional returns in excess of those generated by larger cap companies in the same sector
[Collectibles: Vintage Cars] Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Sale "The sky is the limit!"... find out the secrets of valuation from auction guru Rob Myers vintange cars.
[Renewable Natural Resources] ABN AMRO Wind Total Return Index (Equity) – Open End Certificate The index is a total return index , designed to reflect the performance of the securities of companies involved in the production of energy from wind or distribution of wind generators or services to the wind industry as determined by S&P.
[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 13 Jun 2007
[Financial Engineering and Re-engineering] Octave Trade Fund: Structured finance, syndication - as applied to Trade, Commodity Finance The Octave Trade Fund is an alternative investment vehicle that specialises in structured finance, specifically, in inventory finance, trade finance, and asset based lending.
[Music] First State Media Group - Expertise on investing in “music copyrights” Copyrights, can for example, be valid for as long as 70 years post death of a surviving author in the UK and up to 90 years in other jurisdictions. This longevity of underlying copyright, within a catalogue of musical works, provides investors such as pen
[Shipping] Clarkson Shipping Hedge Fund Both the derivative and equity portfolios are based on the team’s long term fundamental view of the opportunities in the global shipping market. The managers employ qualitative and quantitative technical trading to extract returns from short to medium ter
[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 06 Jun 2007
[Climate Change] ClimateChange+ The fund of funds will selectively invest in managers globally, that focus on and invest in climate change related issues (clean energy, water management, infrastructure, waste management and recycling, sustainable living).
[Asset Backed Securities] Expertise on mezzanine financing We focus on a niche in the marketplace where we are typically viewed more as an equity alternative than a debt instrument - although our collateral is secured through the recording of a lien on the property and receiving an assignment of all voting rights
[Power] Plenum Power Fund (EUR) The fund invests and trades in energy-related instruments offered by the Nord Pool ASA (the Nordic Power Exchange).
[Infrastructure] Infrastructure Investing in Europe Private investment in infrastructure has become increasingly accepted by Western democracies as they grapple with the demands of ageing infrastructure and increased fiscal constraints. At the same time, pension funds and other large institutional investor
[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 30 May 2007
[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 23 May 2007
[Timberland] Expertise on how forests can be managed to reap returns and still be conserved Forests are beginning to be managed for both timber production and conservation. In the process, suggests, that this selective approach to forest management can be equally profitable, while also increasing the biological integrity of the forest and allowi
In the week ending 05 February 2016 it was reported that quant hedge funds, who use mathematical models to bet across asset classes, raised a net $29bn last year, reversing a $16bn outflow in 2014. Meanwhile, a report by Barclays has found that recent trends in fees, liquidity and transparency sugge
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted a decline of -1.7% for last month as hedge funds generated posted mixed performance to begin 2016 wh
By: IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes on worldwide market turmoil
The recent steep slides on global stock markets have been a long time in the making. As early as two years ago, it was becoming obvious that in addition to the contraction of global demand, as well as the general increase in the relati
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The creation of Cayman Enterprise City is what separates the Cayman Islands away from the "competition," stated Peter Huber, the Global Head of Fiduciary Services at Maples Fund Services and a member of the Executiv
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The institutionalization of the alternative investments space has its pros and cons but it has made more it more difficult for smaller startup managers, said Peter Huber, the Global Head of Fiduciary Services at Maples
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Board of Directors of Swiss alternative investment firm ALTIN AG has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on March 16 on the insistence of two of its main shareholders to discuss the replacement of thr
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Cayman’s proposed EU Connect Funds are an exciting development for the hedge fund industry, as this would enable funds to passport across the European Union, said Jason Allison, a partner in the investment funds group at
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to delegates at the latest Opalesque Cayman Roundtable, large hedge fund managers in the US have started to limit access to company computer systems from mobile devices, in a move to strengthen cybersecurity. The move highlights the level of cyber threats
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Cayman regulators are considering changes to the LLC laws there, and that could lead to an increase in the number of governance committees, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Cayman Roundtable. Updates to the LLC laws follow an earlier update to the
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management saw its APS Japan Alpha Fund gain +10.56% (gross) in 4Q 2015, outperforming the benchmark by 3.05 percentage points. TOPIX Net Index’s returned 7.51% during the
In the week ending 29 January, 2016, AIMA reported that hedge funds outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year; a study by Beachhead Capi
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Start-up managers in Hong Kong are setting up an offshore hedge fund before even thinking about UCITS to reach the European market, according to Karen Watson, Global Head of Fund Operations at Maples Fund Services.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Sunshine funds in China are booming but there is no real structure around them, said Steve Bernstein, CEO of SinoPac Solutions and Services, a part of SinoPac Holding during the latest Opa
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: South Africa’s equity-centric hedge funds posted double-digit gains last year outperforming most of their Western peers which sustained heavy losses under extreme market conditions. Peregrine’s Total Equity Hedge Fund gained 19.94% last year and survived December up
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 2015 was a rough year for a lot of hedge fund managers, but it was especially bad for Bill Ackman's Pershing Square. Ackman included in his most recent investor letter an apology to investors for the poor performance. "2015 is a year we will not forget," he
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: "The planned hedge fund parks in Shanghai, and also in Pudong and Hangzhou have received a warm welcome from both local and foreign investors," says Kenny Li, CEO of Sino-Foreign joint venture firm Quattro Quant, during the latest
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: One way to bring international money to China is for the country to adopt international regulatory standards, said Kenny Li, CEO of Sino-Foreign joint venture firm Quattro Quant, during the latest
By: David Frank, CFA
CEO & Managing Partner at Stonehaven, LLC
Over Stonehaven’s 15 year history we have witnessed and played a role in many shifting dynamics across the alternative investment industry. We are well-positioned in the marketplace to see trends with a 26 person platform repres
By IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes
As Game of Thrones fans know, "winter is coming" in the new episodes slated for 2016, and with it a season of uncertainty. The outlook for the show’s Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is very similar to that of the current world economy and a lot of big questions remain
By Stan Altshuller, Novus
While there is little doubt that 2015 was a challenging year for many hedge funds, there were a few bright spots where managers were able to capture value and add alpha. In short, what worked in 2015 were stocks in the mega-cap space that were responsible for the majori
Jerome Lussan CEO of Laven Partners participated on a panel alongside Janaya Moscony (President of SEC3/CCO3 Compliance Services), Barry Champney (CCO at Vanderbilt Securities), Michael Isaac (CCO at Stadion Money Management) and moderator David Nash (Vice-President of Compliance Science) on the man
By: Carne Group
The issue of a lack of female directors on corporate boards has risen up the regulatory and political agenda recently, and managers of public money in particular are focusing on the issue of diversity on fund boards. A recent article published by FT Ignites has pointed out that w
By Bruce Frumerman.
How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash.
This article was written by Carne, an international specialist in the provision of independent governance services and European management company solutions to the global asset management industry.
A recent SEC action has highlighted how concerned regulators have become about data intru
This article was authored by Laven Partners, a provider of compliance, due diligence and operations services based in London.
The collapse of the financial sector in 2008, its aftermath and resulting enquires into the notoriously bad
Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans
From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital
From FT.com: Credit Suisse Asset Management plans to cherry pick profitable concepts from hedge funds with the launch in Europe of a “best ideas” strategy. The investment arm of the Swiss bank said the strategy will separate it from other funds blighted by “overcrowding problems”. It comes at a time
Hedge funds bet on risks in U.S. blue-chip debt
From WSJ.com: Hedge funds are betting the next bond sector to crack will be the $4.5 trillion market for the safest U.S. corporate debt. New York’s Perry Capital has placed a $1 billion wager against investment-grade bonds issued by 10 comp
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is shorting real estate—again
From Fortune.com: He also predicted the mortgage crisis in 2008. Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who runs Dallas-based Hayman Capital, tanked the stock of a little-known real estate financier Friday by revealing that he is shorting
Global financial markets posted sharp losses in January led by declines in Oil and global equities, though steep intra-month losses in both were narrowed by strong gains in final trading days of the month. Global equities posted steep declines for the month led by Biotechnology, Energy, Financial, E
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Near Term Trend: NegativeMonday's Trade: 1.24954 (- 23)UPDATE: Same theme for the last six weeks; "NO CHANGE: In light of the slight bounce, the overall trend in Euro remains negative. Pressure in U.S. Stocks could invite the inverse trade in Euro (buying Euro)". Hence, until that happens, Euro remains under overall pressure.**For those traders who wish to scalp the long side of Euro, place stops below the recent lows (1.2358).