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Jason KulhanekBehavioural Finance

[05Jun08] Neural Network Investing
    Can human beings ever trade like systematic, emotion-free, systems?

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Bjorn EnglundBehavioural Finance - Falling Knives

[27Mar07] Expertise on investing in "falling knives"
    Björn Englund shares his experiences on catching “ falling knives” (investing in out of favour S&P stocks) using behavioural finance insights

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Urs BrodmannCarbon Credits

[11Dec08] Insights on trading carbon credits post 2012
    On the supply side, the Kyoto protocol will not expire (just the binding emission caps for developed nations are slated to expire) and hence the ...

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Clemens HuettnerCarbon Related Trading

[06Mar07] Climate Change Investments
    A fund that invests in green house gas (GHG) emission credits compliant with the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

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Dirk SchmeizerCat Bonds

[31Jul08] A Diversified CAT Bond Fund
    An early participant in cat bond investing - experience and expertise

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Mitch MandichCellulosic ethanol

[07Aug07] Range Fuels
    Without a doubt ethanol will eventually be traded as fossil fuels do today (futures contracts, etc.

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Simon WebberClimate Change

[31Jul08] A Global Climate Change Fund
    Unconstrained, opportunistic, concentrated, high conviction, ‘best ideas’ portfolio comprises of 50-80 stocks (normal scenario)

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Gregory KingCollateralised money lending (commercial property in the UK & Ireland)

[31Jul07] Aarkad Plc, Heather Partners
    Fund focuses on collateralised money lending-highly collateralised structured finance loans, of short term duration (3-12months) secured loans, collateralised by commercial property in the UK & Ireland

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Adrian RooseCollectables

[21Aug07] Expertise on investing in stamps and autographs
    The rare stamp and autograph markets have an enviable price history, this sets them aside from other alternative investments. There is full data available, year by year, on every stamp ever printed. This amounts to over 4 mn stamps worldwide.

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Gary KnausCollectibles: Rare US Coins

[03Apr07] Gary Knaus Q & A
    Reveals why coins are well suited for not just collectors…but investors!

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Rob MyersCollectibles: Vintage Cars

[13Mar07] Rob Myers Q & A
    Shares his insights on investing in vintage cars…

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Rob MyersCollectibles: Vintage Cars

[13Jun07] 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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Rob MyersCollectibles: Vintage Cars

[22May08] The Ferrari market continues to be bullish
    A new world record was set, for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold in auction history

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Dan McAlisterCommodity

[28May09] Tactical and strategic insights on managing a commodity fund
    Whilst the amount of economic stimulus is unprecedented, the activity in physical commodity, such as copper, has begun to slow in relation to the first four months of 2009.

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Russell NewtonCommodity

[11Dec08] A Commodity Fund
    Managed by specialists with 20 years of experience in trading oil and metals + 19.75% from Jan. -Nov.’08

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Prof. Harry Katcreates funds that generate returns with predefined statistical properties

[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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Mathew KaleelCurrency

[01Apr08] A Global Currency Fund
    Incisive understanding of commodity currency behaviour

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David GershonDerivative Pricing

[07May08] Replicating the market-to-market price of all derivative instruments
    The aim is to achieve transparency in derivatives real time pricing

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Andrew GaraiDirect Lending

[14May09] Privately-negotiated funding transactions for s&m-cap publicly traded companies
    ... fund has been involved in over 220 privately-negotiated financing transactions

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Rian AkeyElectricity, Water & Weather Investing

[23May07] 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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Steven BrosnanEnergy

[14May09] Energy futures trading fund
    Expertise, know how, insights on how weather sensitivity affects energy supply and demand

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Simon FawcettEntertainment Investing

[07Feb08] Softer - "intellectual property" - expertise on entertainment investing
    Generally, softer (intellectual property) based collateral. Also hard collateral in the form of tax credits and pre-sales of territory rights for geographic regions - both of which can be discounted

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Steve MoralesEntertainment Investing

[05Jun08] Niche Entertainment Financing
    Niche entertainment financing has traditionally been the realm of pvt investors but with a marked increase in the output of top quality HD-film projects & the avalanche of capital into alternative investments, there are investment opportunities

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Tim LevyEntertainment Investing

[27Feb07] Aramid Entertainment Fund
    A fund involved in asset based lending to digital media - principally film & TV production markets

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Duncan ReidEntertainment related investing

[20Feb07] Ingenious Ventures
    Music VCTs ,venture capital trusts, provide an innovative opportunity, with significant downside protection, to invest in a portfolio of music companies

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Duncan ReidEntertainment related investing

[16May07] 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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Daniel LeveauETFs

[07May09] In practise ... the new Stanford Theory
    "One should not underestimate the value of investability."

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Dr.Christian GastETFs

[20Feb07] Dr.Christian Gast Q & A
    And how they are being used in portfolio allocation

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Alexandra PoeFactoring/Re-factoring

[23Jan09] A Fund as a Primary Factor or Re-factor
    While commercial banks have long been the primary source of factoring finance, there are structures that make it possible for a private fund to stand in those shoes instead, as a primary factor or, more likely as a re-factor.

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Aaron KaufmanFilm Financing

[24Jul07] Barbarian - Structured Film Investment Fund
    The Fund concentrates on films budgeted at less than USD10 mn

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