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"Fund Creation"

[30Jan07] Harry Kat Q & A
    First encounters with the FundCreator (pun intended) - an interview with Prof. Harry Kat and Ron Westdrop, partner at the Taler Group?the first official user of the "dream diversifier"

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Active Index Investing

[05Dec07] Core satellite approach: an alternative, using index investing … with Alex Hinder
    With ETFs one is capable of acquiring exposure to geographically diversified, sector, style (growth ,value). In the context of wealth management 90-95% of long term performance can be captured with asset allocation, strategic and tactical structuring of w

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Agriculture

[31May13] A SQUARE 31 May 2013
    Investment opportunities in Africa – Agriculture in Mozambique

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[18Jun09] Fund invests across the entire value chain
    Agriculture - has a history of structural underinvestment

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[19Mar09] Why lease agri-land as opposed to purchasing it
    We believe investors should consider investing in supply expansion (i.e. consider being closer to the producers and the land.)

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[19Dec07] Agriculture: Why invest now?
    Research and graphic representation that build the case

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[11Oct07] An Agriculture Fund
    Fund that invests in equities as opposed to futures with themes that include – fish farms, agro +bio -tech seeds, milk, farming equipment, etc.

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[27Feb07] NGMO Index
    An agriculture index that is non US centric and focuses on non-genetically modified commodity futures

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Agriculture & Real Estate

[23Jul09] An Australian Investment Opportunity
    The long-term capital appreciation of agricultural land is driven by the operating return that can be generated from that land

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Agriculture, Water, Energy

[10May13] A SQUARE 10 May 2013
    Investing in vital asset classes and macro mega-trends

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Agriculture/ Soft Commodities

[15Apr08] Agricultural Trading Fund
    Fund is designed to exploit price imbalances within and across agriculture markets

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Air

[05Feb09] An investing for the future theme - Air fund
    a focus on global small, medium cap companies that are engaged in the development and production of “new”, “break-through” technologies designed to reduce the CO2 and Greenhouse Gas emissions

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Alpha Generation

[27Mar07] Pure Alpha Certificate
    How the certificates underlying fund identifies, isolates and generates alpha

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Alternative Energy

[19Mar09] Renewable Technologies
    Most renewable technologies, in particular solar energy, today, are unable to compete on a cost basis with traditional forms of power generation.

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[21Nov07] A portfolio of renewable energy producing assets
    The dependence on land makes renewable energy an unconventional real estate play.

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[13Feb07] Biofuel Commodity Basket
    An opportunity to invest in commodities that are used in the production of bio fuels

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Alternatives

[14Jul09] A SQUARE 14 Jul 2009
    Virtually all the survey participants associate alt-alt investments with risk diversification, followed by de-correlation

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[09Jan09] How successful have allocations to A SQUARE's alternative alternatives been in the year 2008?
    Pure, Intermediary and even select funds that operate within Others, as classified by A SQUARE, have delivered positive, low-non correlating returns

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[19Sep08] A White Paper - Is there an alternative to alternative asset classes?
    The role and relevance of alternative alternatives

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[19Dec08] An Alt Alt Index
    The Alt-Alt Index is “not“ designed to represent the returns of any single manager - this would be better done through a peer group analysis if ...

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[08Apr08] Fund of funds that allocates to alternative alternatives
    Invests with “early” niche managers - i.e. inefficiency (risk premia) have not been diluted

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[31Jan08] ASQUARE first anniversary issue special - Part III
    Looks at how alternative alternatives can be strategically positioned within a portfolio

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[24Jan08] ASQUARE’s First Anniversary Special - Part II
    I have chosen to elaborate on foreign exchange (FX - hedging vs. absolute return generation), volatility, hybrids and alternatives to plain

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[16Jan08] ASQUARE's first anniversary special - Part I
    Sources of returns that are uncorrelated to the broader financial markets - especially in times of financial distress and when “normally” non-correlating asset classes converge

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[10Jan08] A SQUARE special
    Performance, review and 2008 prospects

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[12Sep07] The Plenum Specialized Commodity Fund
    Fund of funds comprises allocations to the shipping and freight sector, energy distillates + uranium, electricity, water +commodity softs - grains and base metals

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[27Jun07] Wood Creek Multi-Asset Fund
    "Our internal research indicates that an allocation of between 5-10% to alt alt investment strategies benefits most institutional investors’ portfolios. ..."

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[03Apr07] The Millennium Wave Fund (MWF)
    MWF is a fund of alternative funds that invests in non-directional, niche strategies where barriers to entry tend to be high

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Art

[22Jan10] A SQUARE: 2010 art market outlook
    Index development and fund launches in 2010

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[11Dec09] A SQUARE: The long term impact of equity prices on art prices
    The current market environment, a sample portfolio and long term price development

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