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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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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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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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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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Andrew HoffmanAsset Based Lending

[22Apr08] Asset Based Lending Fund of Funds
    In its simplest form, the lender takes a first priority security interest in the collateral being financed

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Angus MurrayArt

[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

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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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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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Beat HessLife Settlements

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

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Bernard LoriolPalladium and Platinum

[30Jan07] Platinum and palladium
    It's what pollution controlling- catalytic car converters are made from potential.

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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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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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Bradley J. AckermanPIPEs

[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.

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Brett D. HellermanAlternative Alternatives

[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. ..."

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Brian HollandLife Settlement

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

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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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Cato BrahdeSmall, high growth shipping and energy companies

[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

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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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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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Christian RogerWine Investing

[26Nov08] A Wine Fund
    Whose performance has held up well through the financial turmoil and has returned +19.46% from Jan.-Oct.’08

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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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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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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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Dan McAlisterNatural Resources

[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

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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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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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Daniel LeveauETFs

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

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Daniel RiedikerAsset based securities

[27Jun07] Valuation
    "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

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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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