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David TuckerFilm Investing

[17Jul07] Expertise on performance optimisation
    The equity investors are poorly positioned in typical film fund investment vehicles which rely heavily on tax rebates, debt financing and cross collateralisation - with inequitable fee structures, overheads and producer salaries.

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C.Mead WellesFinancial Engineering &Re-engineering

[10May07] 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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C.Mead WellesFinancial Engineering &Re-engineering

[06Jun07] Octave Trade Fund: Structured finance, syndication - as applied to Trade, Commodity Finance
    The Octave Trade Fund is an alternative investment vehicle that specialises in structured finance, specifically, in inventory finance, trade finance, and asset based lending.

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Asoka WohrmannForeign Exchange

[20Jun07] DWS Forex Strategy
    Fund exploits exchange-rate volatility around the world via transactions in currency forwards and options combined with long and short positions in more than 30 currencies that are balanced in size

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Bill StrackForeign Exchange

[21Aug07] FX Series With Hathersage Capital – II
    Our experience, as early FX option market makers has taught us to be long as opposed to being short gamma, since extreme events or markets can wipe out option sellers.

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Chumli HouForeign Exchange

[21May09] A fund that trades G10 currencies, futures and index options
    2009 performance (Share Class A) up to of 31 March 2009 is +7.73%

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Daniel KohlerForeign Exchange

[23Apr09] Systematic exploitation of structural inefficiencies in currency markets
    Exposure to a universe of 70 currency pairs (depending on each model's signals, each strategy invests in 5-14 currency pairs)

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Helie.d HautefortForeign Exchange

[25Apr07] Overlay Asset Management High Frequency Program
    This program is designed to extract value from the currency market micro structure where short-term opportunities generated from transaction flows can be analysed and exploited

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Lynnelle JonesForeign Exchange

[14Aug07] FX Series with Hathersage Capital – I
    Foreign exchange (FX) absolute return is one of the purest forms of uncorrelated alpha and, unlike many alpha sources, requires little or no funding

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Martin WiedmannForeign Exchange

[14Aug07] Expertise on unwinding of the JPY carry trade
    The fundamentals of the carry trade are to borrow in a low yielding currency and to lend in a higher yielding currency

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Seppo LeskinenForeign Exchange

[13Mar07] FX check
    Allocating to currency will be seen as a vital component of any well designed investment portfolio … and more

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Virginia ParkerForeign Exchange

[30Jan07] PGS FX Alpha Edge
    The first investible foreign exchange index

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Chris FountainForestland Investing

[07Aug07] Forest Legacy Investments, LLC
    Timberland property values in today’s marketplace often reflect a non-timber or higher and better use (HBU) component.

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Paul BarbourGlobal Maritime Investing

[13Feb07] Global Maritime Investments
    Achieves uncorrelated returns by investing in both the derivatives and the physical shipping market

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Leon MetzgerHedge Funds

[20Jun07] "Manna"
    Would you say “traditional” investments trade in increasingly efficient markets (diminishing risk premia) vs. alternatives (majority are still inefficient – and offer risk premia).

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Nicholas J. EdwardsHybrid

[05Mar09] A premium finance program through a zero coupon bond
    The +7.2% yield is implied throughout the bond life until lump sum repayment on due date in year 10

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Danny LathamInfrastructure

[22Apr08] Infrastructure Special
    The key attraction of infrastructure as an asset class is its sustainable growth profile which is relatively immune to economic cycles.

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Francois JolyInfrastructure

[07Dec08] Where within an institutional portfolio does an allocation to infrastructure fit in?
    For most institutional investors, infrastructure investing remains in a state of flux as it shifts from being a niche sector to become a full-blown, independent asset class

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Michael BarbenInfrastructure

[13Nov08] Infrastructure Special
    We think a globally and sector diversified portfolio of green-field and brown-field assets can achieve a blended return that ranges from 9% to 13% p.a. over a period of 5 to 8 years.

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Peter MeanyInfrastructure

[05Sep07] First State Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    A long only fund that will invest in listed infrastructure securities from around the globe:

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Peter MeanyInfrastructure

[16Apr09] "...long duration infrastructure assets at prices well below fundamental value."
    Capital is currently being allocated where returns are more certain, for example in regulated utility networks in developed markets

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Stephen VineburgInfrastructure

[30May07] Infrastructure Investing in Europe
    Private investment in infrastructure has become increasingly accepted by Western democracies as they grapple with the demands of ageing infrastructure and increased fiscal constraints. At the same time, pension funds and other large institutional investor

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Richard MuellerInnovative Investing

[27Jun07] A SQUARE 27 Jun 2007
    

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Richard MuellerInnovative Investing

[14May09] "Whether the risk/return profile of an innovative area is attractive enough ...
    Some investment areas that might not be suitable today might over time develop and be an investable proposition ...

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Barney SchaubleInsurance

[17Jul08] New risks being considered for securitisation & more ...
    Some players in the industry are also exploring the potential securitisation of casualty risks – specific classes of liability exposure.

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Dr. Gordon WooInsurance

[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - III
    The current Mexican swine flu crisis is the first major excess mortality threat since SARS in 2003, and may motivate further excess

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Jean-Paul MesserliInsurance

[07Dec08] Insights on what makes the valuation of life settlements complex
    For a single policy, longevity reduces the return significantly.

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Karsten BromannInsurance

[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - I
    Extreme mortality bonds are really designed for extreme events. So far nothing came even close to paying out.

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Diego WautersInsurance And Weather Linked Investing

[27Feb07] Diego Wauters Q & A
    Elaborates on developments in the catastrophe bond market- post Katrina.

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Diego WautersInsurance And Weather Linked Investing

[31Jul07] Horizon Fund
    Access to to cat bonds, life and non life insurance securitisations and weather derivatives via a fund structure

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