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Philip HoffmanArt Investing

[18Apr07] ASquare's Art Series with Philip Hoffman - I
    Contemporary Art

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Philip HoffmanArt Investing

[25Apr07] A Square’s Art Series with Philip Hoffman - ll - Old Masters
    There is an equally strong market for Old Master works on paper, including drawings and prints, but the main market focus is still paintings

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Philip HoffmanArt Investing

[26Sep07] Art update with Philip Hoffman
    Art tends to be a long term investment. However, especially with Contemporary Art, it is possible to make very quick returns.

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Philip HoffmanArt Investing

[04Jun09] Art Investing in the Future
    The Group also intends to organize a consortium of investors to explore the option of acquiring Institutional Collections by the end of 2009

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Pierre AuryShipping

[06Jun07] Clarkson Shipping Hedge Fund
    Both the derivative and equity portfolios are based on the team’s long term fundamental view of the opportunities in the global shipping market. The managers employ qualitative and quantitative technical trading to extract returns from short to medium ter

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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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Prof. Michael MosesArt Investing

[16Jan07] Prof. Michael Moses Q & A
    

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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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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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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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Richard (Bin) MeiTimberland

[21May09] Case Study: Investing in China
    Some regional governments have even proposed special preferential policies for foreign investors.

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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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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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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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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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Rodrigo AmandiSustainable Asset Mgmt./renewable resources

[03Apr07] Smart Materials Fund
    Based on his experience at the SAM Smart Materials Fund, Rodrigo Amandi unveils what he believes is in store for investors interested in the space

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Roger StuderStructured Products

[18Apr07] Structured Products - the next generation...
    Roger Studer shares his views on investing in structured products and what the next generation holds in store

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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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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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Santo VolpeAsset Based Lending

[13Feb07] Santo Volpe Q & A
    Elaborates on what it means to be a niche player in the context of Asset Based Lending

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Santo VolpeAsset Based Lending

[29Aug07] Expertise on Asset Based Lending with Santo Volpe - II
    How robust are ABL investments under the present market conditions

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Scott R. SidellRenewable Energy

[30Jul09] High yielding, stable, investment grade payment streams
    The USD3bn comprise about 600MW of solar projects, most of which are located in Europe ...

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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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Sergey SkaterschikovArt

[29Apr08] Art - Affiliated Investing
    However, with an exception of Sotheby’s, there is no large publicly traded company anywhere in the world that is representative of the art market segment.

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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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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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