Alternative investments

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  • Asset allocation investigates the optimal division of a portfolio among different asset classes. Standard theory involves the optimal mix of risky stocks, bonds, and cash together with various subdivisions of these asset classes. Underlying this is the insight that diversification allows for achieving a balance between risk and return: by using different types of investment, losses may be limited and returns are made less volatile without losing too much potential gain.

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  • CFA Level 1 Schweser Notes 2014 - Book 5 Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments. The following material is a review of the Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments principles designed to address the learning outcome statements set forth by CFA institute.

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  • There is a Wall of Silence separating you from some of the best performing investments in the world today. Some of these investments are hidden from you because of obsolete regulations and others purely out of ignorance (since most brokers are primarily salesmen, not true investment analysts). Even more are kept from you for the purpose of protecting the self interests of Wall Street. This virtual information blackout on these top-performing alternative investments could be costing you a fortune. As you’ll learn in this report… ...

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  • Although the triggering market events occurred over the two years at the beginning of our review period, direct support continued in later years as well. In some of these instances, fund sponsors delayed direct support by putting in place multi-year guarantees.

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  • Investment in macro economics, only the increase of capital to increase future production capacity. Investment, therefore, also known as form of capital or capital accumulation. However, only increased from the increase of material production capacity will be counted. Also increased capital in financial and monetary sector and real estate business is excluded. The growth of private capital (up production equipment) are called private investment

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  • Who wants to be an average investor? We all dream of beating the market and being super investors, and we spend an inordinate amount of time and resources in this endeavor. Consequently, we are easy prey for the magic bullets and the secret formulas offered by salespeople pushing their wares. In spite of our best efforts, though, most of us fail in our attempts to be more than average. Nonetheless, we keep trying, hoping that we can be more like the investing legends—another Warren Buffett, George Soros, or Peter Lynch.

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  • Even if socially responsible investment does not impose a cost on SRI fund investors in terms of reduced before-fee financial performance, these investors could still pay an explicit price for their funds' social responsibility in the form of higher fees. Indeed, there are reasons to expect fees charged by SRI funds to be higher. First, some SRI funds actively engage with the firms in which they invest to encourage them to pursue socially responsible policies. The costs of such active monitoring may be partly passed on to investors in the form of higher expenses.

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  • Bond Funds, which account for €320.7 billion of shares/units in issue, and are therefore the largest fund category, experienced minor positive revaluations of €1.7 billion, but mostly benefitted from increased confidence in bonds by recording significant new investment of €12 billion, the highest relative inflow of any category. Hedge Funds, which account for €73.2 billion of shares/units in issue, also benefitted from positive revaluations and net inflows. Revaluations at €3 billion, or 4.

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  • Several filers cited subjects for providing misleading information about real estate securities or securitized commercial mortgages. One filer cited a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for failing to disclose investment risks in certain CDOs, CMOs and trust preferred securities. The CEO had managed the investment portfolio, supposedly with a “very high” rate of return, and received large bonus payments. Later, the filer determined the CEO had misled bank management about the risks.

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  • The objective of the research study and this publication is to identify, characterize and assess the existence and potential of investments in agriculture and agribusinesses in developing and transition economies through an inventory stock-taking of agricultural investment funds targeting these countries. The stock-taking is followed by a more comprehensive review of selected investment funds through case studies.

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  • One key distinction is that business angels invest their own funds, unlike VC funds, who primarily invest funds committed by others (e.g. institutional investors). For this reason they typically invest in companies with which they can maintain close contacts (OECD, 2006). Furthermore, typically companies that receive BA financing are smaller (i.e. in terms of turnover – see also table 1 later in this text) than VC backed companies. Most of the companies that receive BA financing, do not receive VC financing at the same time.

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  • ESMA’s focus in 2013 in the investment funds area will be divided between the finalisation of the key elements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) framework, leading up to the transposition deadline of July 2013, and work in the area of UCITS. This area will also be supplemented by activity with respect to the Regulations on Venture Capital (VC) and Social Entrepreneurship Funds (SEFs).

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  • The Communication highlighted the role played by microfinance institutions/micro-credit providers in developing the provision of micro-credit in Europe and stressed that adequate technical support is necessary to help these operators release their potential.

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  • The ideal experiment to evaluate the impact of socially responsible investing on performance and fees would be to observe the same funds both with and without the SRI constraint. Most previous studies (Gregory et al., 1997; Statman, 2000; Kreander et al., 2005; Bauer et al., 2005) approximate the ideal experiment by comparing the performance of SRI funds to that of a control group of comparable conventional funds, a methodology that is known as matched-pair analysis.

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  • Exploring macro view on mutual fund growth as deposit substitution or as an alternative investment, information on deposit amount and deposit rates are drawn from Bank of Thailand website. Assessing growth determinants based on market benchmark, Stock market index is obtained from Stock Exchange of Thailand. Superior fund performance due to outstanding securities selection skills of fund managers come with higher price or higher management fees (Nazir and Nawaz (2010), Livingston and O’Neal (1998), and O’Neal (1999)).

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  • Directive also covers new issues such as the passport for third-country managers that have so far never been in the scope of CESR/ESMA’s work. In this context, the process should be seen as still very much open ended and thus as an opportunity for the alternative investment industry to fully engage with ESMA and the European Commission so as to translate the current framework into sensible and appropriate measures whenever possible. Nearly 40 implementing measures, technical standards and guidelines concern third-country AIFs or AIFMs.

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  • In the medium term, Zimbabwe’s prospects and performance will be largely determined by political developments and key reforms aimed at improving the investment climate especially in the areas of the property rights, indigenization, and land reform, which make up the risks to the outlook. In addition, the speed and determination with which the Government addresses the issue of external indebtedness will be vital, as this will unlock critical resources required for investment in the various sectors of the economy and in infrastructure in particular....

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  • Because of the special risks associated with investing in Emerging Markets, sub-funds which invest in such securities should be considered speculative. Investors in such sub-funds are advised to consider carefully the special risks of investing in emerging market securities.

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  • The Central Bank today publishes statistics for Q1 2012 on investment funds (IFs) resident in Ireland. Irish resident IFs expanded strongly in Q1 2012, driven by performing global equity markets and apparent expanding investor confidence evident in new subscriptions. When reclassifications are excluded, IFs, measured by total shares/units in issue, increased in value to €819.8 billion at end Q1 2012, up from €768.7 billion at end Q4 2011. This increase is accounted for by revaluations of €34.9 billion and positive net transactions of €16.2 billion. ...

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  • There is one reported proposed entry – of Schroder Investment Management through the acquisition of a significant minority stake in an existing AMCor trust company and also one reported proposed exit, viz. Fidelity This growth serves to demonstrate that, at a fundamental level, there are many significant global and local players that consider the Indian mutual fund industry to be attractive. It is necessary to understand the mix of investors, distributors, types and number of schemes as factors that contribute to a sustainable and profitable operating model.

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