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23May07

[Real Estate] Henderson Horizon Pan European Property Equities Fund
    In comparison to investing directly in individual properties, property equities are highly liquid, enabling a greater degree of flexibility and risk control in an investment strategy. In addition, property equities do not generate the high implicit costs

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[Electricity, Water, Weather Related Investing] Expertise on electricity, water and weather related investing
    Investments in these markets are still considered "exotic" for the great majority of investors. It is not, of course, that the underlying physical manifestation of any of these markets is exotic - in fact, they are all quite ordinary. It is that

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[Insurance] Securis I Fund
    The fund invests primarily in assets which carry exposure to insurance risk, in particular, insurance-linked securities (ILS). The returns arise from receipt of cash flows over time.

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16May07

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 16 May 2007
    

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[Collectibles: Stamps] Expertise on investing in rare stamps
    Rare stamps are among the most portable of tangible investments, and are easy to store. They offer an attractive alternative to art, other collectible investments, and precious metals.

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[Natural Resources] Ermitage Resources Fund
    the fund invests principally in natural resource and other commodity related funds pursuing primarily relative value and/or arbitrage strategies. The active management approach adopted allows the fund to capture short-term investment opportunities

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[Financing Film Distribution] Ingenious - financing film distribution fund
    Film distribution is one of the most profitable yet underinvested parts of the global film industry. For investors, the fund gives diversification and exposure to the most secure revenue stream in film with an attractive risk/return profile

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02May07

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 02 May 2007
    

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10May07

[Entertainment Investing] Expertise on investing in entertainment backed assets
    The benefits of investing in an entertainment fund are high yields with low volatility and low correlation to other asset classes

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[Wine Investing] The Vintage Wine Fund
    The fund buys top wines - wines 91% top red Bordeaux, stores them to profit from price increases, but also trades actively the bid/ask spreads on such wines

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[Behavioural Finance] Osiris Equities EMU Behavioural Value
    The fund is unique because it has managed to apply and convert behavioural finance concepts into behavioural investing

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[Insurance] Securitisation - Non Life Risks
    Investor appetite for insurance linked securities (ILS) continues to grow since they bear little to no correlation with the defaults of most other securities, and therefore offer greater diversification in an investment portfolio

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[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 10 May 2007
    

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02May07

[Art] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - III - Impressionists and Post-Impressionists
    Discovery of an unknown or lost work by a master or return to the market of a top painting - since the death of Ryoei Saito in 1996 the exact where-abouts of the Portrait of Dr. Gachet are unknown, and the return of such an important painting to the marke

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[Structured Finance] AlphaSwiss Structured Finance Fund
    The fund of funds offers risk controlled access to structured finance (asset backed, credit derivatives, insurance and PIPEs) investment opportunities

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[Shipping] Expertise on shipping related investments
    Shipping investments tend to show almost no correlation with other asset classes

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[PIPEs] PipeLine Investors, LP
    In 2005 Mar Hedge ranked PipeLine Investors in the Top 10 Performing Risk Adjusted Funds of Funds in the U.S.

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25Apr07

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 25 Apr 2007
    

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