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20Jun07

[Volatility] Expertise on volatility
    Mean reversion is driven by pain and pleasure rather than greed and fear

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 20 Jun 2007
    

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13Jun07

[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.

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[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

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[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.

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[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.

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06Jun07

[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.

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[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

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[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

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30May07

[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).

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[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

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[Power] Plenum Power Fund (EUR)
    The fund invests and trades in energy-related instruments offered by the Nord Pool ASA (the Nordic Power Exchange).

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[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

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23May07

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[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

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