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Dirk LohmannInsurance Linked Securities

[20Aug08] An insurance linked securities fund
    Allocation bias is portfolio based securitisations - where frequency and not severity is the value driver

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Espen NordhusInsurance Linked Securities

[23May07] Securis I Fund
    The fund invests primarily in assets which carry exposure to insurance risk, in particular, insurance-linked securities (ILS). The returns arise from receipt of cash flows over time.

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Peter NakadaInsurance Special

[05Sep07] Transferring catastrophe risk to capital markets
    Transferring catastrophe risk to the capital markets is conceptually similar to transferring credit risk through credit-linked securities. Yet,...

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Peter UlrichInsurance Special

[05Sep07] How do models for natural catastrophes differ from those for terrorism catastrophes?
    The framework used to model terrorism risk is similar to that of natural catastrophes.

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Robert Muir WoodInsurance Special

[05Sep07] Innovative modelling from RMS' perspective
    We encourage clients to understand model sensitivity by making it possible to explore how to test assumptions around the severity and frequency of events.

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John ScahillIntellectual Property

[11Jun09] An Intellectual Property Fund
    Seeks to build a diverse portfolio of patents related to various products, services, technologies, market applications and extracts revenue by engaging the assets in a structured licensing program …

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Rene StuifzandLife Insurance Premium Finance

[22May08] What is life insurance premium financing?
    Premium finance and life insurance have not traditionally been associated with one another - however, the premium financing of life insurance is a viable option.

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Brian HollandLife Settlement

[06Feb07] Life Settlements
    Drawing on 30 years of experience and expertise

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Beat HessLife Settlements

[21Aug07] AA Life Fund
    Fund of funds that invests in US life settlements

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Daniel KahanLife Settlements

[30Jul09] Investing in a viatical policy
    In Canada there is no organised market for either product, so there is huge growth potential.

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Dr. Andrew SpenceLife Settlements

[28May09] Due diligence - an in-depth medical analysis
    Typically we are asked to examine high value policies - i.e. greater than USD 3mn; as within senior life settlements, this is where the investor focus has tended to be.

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Heinz R. KubliLife Settlements

[09Apr09] Structural changes and how investors need to position themselves
    We have observed a shift in the life settlement market: from one that was largely broker driven to one that is now investor driven.

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Larry Alan SimonLife Settlements

[01Apr08] Life Settlement Securitisation
    Securitised life settlement portfolios have in the past produced double-digit returns.

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Luca AlbertiniLife/Non Life Insurance Securitisation

[10May07] Securitisation - Non Life Risks
    Investor appetite for insurance linked securities (ILS) continues to grow since they bear little to no correlation with the defaults of most other securities, and therefore offer greater diversification in an investment portfolio

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Tilman TrommsdorffListed Infrastucture

[17Jul07] Partners Group Listed Infrastructure Fund
    Actively managed fund that offers access to “listed core infrastructure” companies

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John WalkerLitigation Led Funding

[25Apr07] Litigation funding is here to stay
    John Walker shares his views on why it is here to stay, if it is investable and why it isn’t controversial…

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Ken ArnoldLitigation Led Investing

[16Jan09] Litigation Funding
    Fund will focus on investing in financing mid-sized corporate litigation cases brought before the UK courts

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Richard W. FieldsLitigation Led Investing

[17Jul08] A new paradigm for law firm capital that enables law firms to spread risk, smooth cash flows
    Over the next five years, we believe investment in claims will become relatively commonplace.

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Richard W. FieldsLitigation Led Investing

[07May09] Why this fund’s performance has held up?
    Though the market for commercial litigation and claims is quite large, our competition remains limited.

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Sam EastwoodLitigation Led Investing

[08Apr08] Development in the litigation funding market - particularly in the UK
    There are a significant number of claimants with large commercial claims who lack sufficient capital or risk appetite to allocate resources to realise those claims.

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Tom RossLitigation led investing

[06Mar07] Litigation investing
    The first in a series, that looks at the risk/reward profile offered by trust vehicles

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Tom RossLitigation led investing

[13Mar07] Litigation investing
    The second in the series …Sovereign Medicare Recovery Trust

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Tom RossLitigation led investing

[20Mar07] Litigation investing
    The last in the series …Sovereign Litigation Investment Trust IV – specialises in patent infringements

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Glenn ChwattMezzanine Financing

[30May07] Expertise on mezzanine financing
    We focus on a niche in the marketplace where we are typically viewed more as an equity alternative than a debt instrument - although our collateral is secured through the recording of a lien on the property and receiving an assignment of all voting rights

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Chandra Shekhar GhoshMicrofinance

[15Apr08] A fund that has a "secured loan" structure in place
    Heterogeneous loan profile - (remote/no correlation to financial markets)

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Jean-Philippe de SchrevelMicrofinance

[20Jun07] Dexia Micro Credit Fund (BlueOrchard)
    A commercial investment fund designed to refinance microfinance institutions specialised in financial services to small companies in emerging markets; targets returns of US 6 month LIBOR +/- 1-2%

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[16Jan07] Special Purpose Investing
    

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[16Jan07] Responsability
    

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[20Mar07] Insights on global micro finance
    More on microfinance

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Rainer RueppelModular FoHF Architecture

[11Jun09] "Fund of Hedge Funds 2.0"
    FoF Architecture: (Separated alpha-beta model) + (tactical asset allocation module)

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