[24Jul07] Barbarian - Structured Film Investment Fund
The Fund concentrates on films budgeted at less than USD10 mn
[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.
[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.
[14May09] Privately-negotiated funding transactions for s&m-cap publicly traded companies
... fund has been involved in over 220 privately-negotiated financing transactions
[22Apr08] Asset Based Lending Fund of Funds
In its simplest form, the lender takes a first priority security interest in the collateral being financed
[23Apr09] Investing in a fund that will to a collection of museum-quality modern and contemporary art
Art is an irreplaceable real asset - it traditionally provides protection against inflation
[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
[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.
[21Aug07] AA Life Fund
Fund of funds that invests in US life settlements
[30Jan07] Platinum and palladium
It's what pollution controlling- catalytic car converters are made from potential.
[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.
[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
[07May08] PIPE Opportunities in China
Geography is still a challenge with China but it is mitigated in part because the companies trade in the US.
[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. ..."
[06Feb07] Life Settlements
Drawing on 30 years of experience and expertise
[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
[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.
[13Jun07] Oceanic Small Cap Fund
Small cap IPOs provide potential for exceptional returns in excess of those generated by larger cap companies in the same sector
[15Apr08] A fund that has a "secured loan" structure in place
Heterogeneous loan profile - (remote/no correlation to financial markets)
[07Aug07] Forest Legacy Investments, LLC
Timberland property values in today’s marketplace often reflect a non-timber or higher and better use (HBU) component.
[26Nov08] A Wine Fund
Whose performance has held up well through the financial turmoil and has returned +19.46% from Jan.-Oct.’08
[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%
[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).
[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.
[16May07] Ermitage Resources Fund
the fund invests principally in natural resource and other commodity related funds pursuing primarily relative value and/or arbitrage strategies. The active management approach adopted allows the fund to capture short-term investment opportunities
[30Jul09] Investing in a viatical policy
In Canada there is no organised market for either product, so there is huge growth potential.
[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)
[07May09] In practise ... the new Stanford Theory
"One should not underestimate the value of investability."
"One should not forget that certain financial institutions can value securities based on criteria other than mark- to-market, in particular if they intend to hold them to maturity. These valuations, of course can be very different to where a security
[22Apr08] Infrastructure Special
The key attraction of infrastructure as an asset class is its sustainable growth profile which is relatively immune to economic cycles.
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:
Combining its innovative technology platform with innovative emerging quantitative strategies, a Bahamas-based firm is launching a multi-strategy fund that
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds serviced by South African prime broker Peregrine reported mixed results in July, either generally flat or moderately down, in relatively volatile and directionless markets.
On an equally weighted
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, with $4.890tln in AUM the World’s largest asset manager, has announced the launch of the actively managed fund BlackRock Impact Bond Fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while invest
Opalesque Industry Update - Using data from its Hedge Fund Online product, Preqin estimates that there were net outflows of $34bn over the first
half of 2016; the majority of outflows ($20bn) occurred in Q2 2016. As a result, as of 30th June 2016 the hedge fund
industry represented a total of $3.11t
By: Chris Tucek, a Partner with Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting in Chicago
Our outlook calls for low returns by historical standards for traditional asset classes over the medium term. Looking backward, we have experienced higher levels of equity market volatility in the past year with notable
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pennsylvania-based Context Asset Management is expanding its roster of liquid alternatives. Over the next 12-18 months, the firm plans to launch as many as three new products.
"We're looking for strategies that are institutional in quality, have an asymm
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based asset management firm APS Asset Management said that its APS China A Share (Cayman) Fund rose 1.46% gross in July and 1.59% in 2Q (-6.38% YTD), outperforming its benchmarks, the Shanghai A-Share Stock
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Panama Papers leak in April, along with the earlier Luxembourg Leaks, the HSBC files and others, repeatedly raised a question that has been waiting to be answered for some time, but especially since Western governments started chasing runaway money to fil
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: FinTech is still a relatively young industry and players still do not know what realized default rates will be if there is a strong recession, said Tristan Grué, the CEO and founder of online lending marketplace Bolden during the latest
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: It's no secret that investors had a hard time with investment performance in 2015 and data for foundations was no better. According to data from the 2015 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundation
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
It was recently reported that hedge funds are agreeing to hurdle rates to alleviate the sting of underperformance, but several sources show that hurdle rates in the US have not increased, nor are there more hedge funds agreeing to include hurdle rates in the
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The valuation of UK-based FinTechs after the Brexit vote can be questionable, said Philippe Paquet, managing director of Paris-based specialty investment manager NewAlpha Asset Management during the lat
In the week ending 18 August, 2016, it was reported that hedge funds are increasingly agreeing to hurdle rates which would be becoming the norm and more creative. While many investors are unh
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: At the end of July, Olaf Carlson-Wee, the first employee at Andreessen Horowitz-backed bitcoin exchange Coinbase, resigned his position as Head of Special Projects in order to start his own blockchain focused hedge fund. The news sent ripples through the cryptoc
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
Asset management companies have been implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, as not all employees necessarily want to carry around a company smartphone or tablet. But employees need to know of the risks of using their own devices for work purpos
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds that charge the low and high fees stuff often provide better returns than "those sort of mid-fee investments", said Keith Haydon, chief investment officer of Man FRM. (Alternative) investment managers who charge high fees would often provide the most int
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last month, Quantopian received investments from Point72 Ventures, the new venture capital arm of Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors must come to terms with the problems of investing in hedge funds via a very small team by looking at it in terms of contribution in risk terms, stated Keith Haydon, CIO of Man FRM, during the latest
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Compliance concerns are driving more business decisions at hedge funds than ever before, according to the results of a survey done by Cipperman Compliance Services and hosted by Opalesque. Survey findings suggest that hedge fund managers overwhelmingly expect in
The loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote. Tim Thornton, COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services, explores potential implications.
By Michael S. Young, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Mediatrix Capital
Sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing the Forex investment approach with next generation algorithmic systems that are able to perform human tasks such as visual perception and multi-input decision-mak
This article was authored by Logica Capital Advisers, Los Angeles.
Investors use hedge funds (HFs) for a variety of reasons, including diversification and improved risk adjusted returns. However, our observation has shown that HFs carry some misconceptions about their benefits. We hav
By: Michael G. Tannenbaum
Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) have become increasingly popular as an attractive cross-border investment fund product. UCITS funds are readily sold in the European Union under its harmonized regulatory regime, allowing member n
Authored by partners at global law firm Dechert LLP.
The voters have spoken. Britain will (absent any new deals) leave the EU.
Under the EU Treaty, the exit process should take at least two years. During this two-year period, UK-base
Institutional investors should undertake a quantitative analysis of their hedge fund investments’ long-term contribution to overall portfolio efficiency, rather than basing their asset allocation strategies on a short-term comparison with equity benchmarks.
This is the conclusion of a new resea
By Eric Anderson, Managing Partner & Head of Investment Solutions at Milltrust International LLP
Since the beginning of the year, Emerging Market equities have outperformed Developed Market equities, Emerging Market currencies have outperformed the US Dollar, Emerging Market local currency gover
By IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes
Activist investors are relatively new – but very influential – players in international capital markets.
Activist investors are shareholders at publicly traded companies who attempt to affect change in an organization either by directly appealing to, or puttin
The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I
From IBTImes.co.uk: To illustrate a strategic gap common to today's portfolio managers, George Sokoloff, PhD, founder and CIO at Carmot Capital, proposes an interesting thought experiment – a breakdown of
Investors set to increase allocation to private debt
Investors are set to increase their allocation to private debt, with 60% revealing they believe the private debt market will grow over the next 12 months, according to a new study by Elian, a leading funds services provider.
Hedge funds snap up banks, unload Apple
From Barrons.com: Prominent hedge funds have a newfound love of big banks, and some have a distaste for shares of Apple, regulatory filings released last week show. The filings suggest that the funds have been pivoting their portfolios in recent mon
From Bloomberg.com: Chesapeake Energy Corp. is seeking a $1 billion loan as the company battered by cratering fuel prices and credit downgrades takes a step to address its $9 billion debt load. The natural gas producer hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
From IPE.com: As bond yields remain at low or negative levels, pension funds and other institutional investors in the Nordic region are stepping up efforts to find higher returns by adding more unlisted investments to portfolios and are expanding in-house teams in order to do this, according to new
Featuring : “Hedge fund reinsurers” face criticism, but is it warranted?.Joe Taussig is one of the most accomplished experts on insurers and reinsurers which invest their assets in alternative investments, also known as “hedge fund reinsurers”. He was instrumental in the creation of Greenlight Re, T...» Watch the video
Near Term Trend: Positive to NeutralFriday’s Close: 2969 (- 27)UPDATE: The STOXX 50 has remained bid for most of the past seven weeks.NO CHANGE: Overall resistance at our line (3115) may cap any further advances.
Near Term Trend: Positive to Neutral
Friday’s Close: 2969 (- 27)
UPDATE: The STOXX 50 has remained bid for most of the past seven weeks.NO CHANGE: Overall resistance at our line (3115) may cap any further advances.