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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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  1. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  4. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an