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31Oct11

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 31 Oct 2011
    An SRI market update and September's A SQUARE Index results

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[SRI] SRI investment volume and performance
    Two reports estimating the volume of alternative SRI investments and the performance of SRI assets

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[Opalesque] A SQUARE Index Returns
    Despite 2.49% loss, 'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds outperformed hedge funds in September and year to date

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17Oct11

[Timberland] A SQUARE 17 Oct 2011
    Fund profile – The Global Forestry Growth Fund

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10Oct11

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 10 Oct 2011
    Latest research on alternative gold assets and the August performance of Opalesque Solutions' A SQUARE Indices

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[Commodity] Alternative gold assets
    The diversification, hedging and safe haven properties of alternative gold assets

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[Opalesque] A SQUARE Index returns
    “Alternative Alternatives” investment funds lose 2.51% in August, -2.97% YTD

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26Sep11

[Insurance] A SQUARE 26 Sep 2011
    Investing in insurance-linked securities - The Solidum Cat Bond Fund

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19Sep11

[Credit] A SQUARE 19 Sep 2011
    Third-party litigation funding in the U.K. - the Axiom Legal Financing Fund

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12Sep11

[Timberland] A SQUARE 12 Sep 2011
    Industry analysts see demand for timber products shifting to emerging economies, offering opportunities for investors. The Africasia Sustainable Forestry Fund is active in this niche.

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05Sep11

[SRI] A SQUARE 05 Sep 2011
    Does sustainable and responsible investing harm portfolio performance?

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29Aug11

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE 29 Aug 2011
    Presenting latest emprical research on wine investment fund performance as well as July performance of Opalesque Solutions' A SQUARE Indices

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[Wine Investing] Investing in fine wine funds
    Empirical analysis of fine wine auction prices and performance of wine investment vehicles

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[Opalesque] A SQUARE Index returns
    “Alternative Alternatives” investment funds up 1.15% in July, -0.4% YTD

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19Aug11

[Currency] A SQUARE 19 Aug 2011
    Research: Benchmarking the performance of active currency fund managers

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12Aug11

[Collectibles] A SQUARE 12 Aug 2011
    Elite Advisers' Precious Time: A fund investing in vintage watches

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05Aug11

[Credit] A SQUARE 05 Aug 2011
    Featuring: The first microfinance funds that invests in local currencies and empirical research on systematic risk in microfinance

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29Jul11

[Full A SQUARE issue of the week] A SQUARE
    

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