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Alternative Investments Hedge Fund Strategies 2012

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Alternative Investment Report Institutional investors are committed to alternative investments in 2012 as they intend to invest in assets where growth and income are driven by global macro trends, such as population growth and rising income in developing economies. According to a survey of 55 hedge fund managers conducted by Global Alternative Investments Management, a company specialising in conferences for institutional investors, top money managers will focus on alternative...

Agriculture Investments for Capital Preservation

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Agriculture Investment Report Many investors, whilst seeking higher returns when times are good, are now placing greater emphasis on capital preservation during periods of severe market turmoil. Historically, data show that asset-based agriculture investments have exhibited strong capital protection characteristics over prolonged periods of time. Assuming agriuclture investments are properly managed and the underlying assets are located in a jurisdiction where property rights are...

Farmland Investments as an Inflation Hedge

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Farmland Investment Report View current farmland investment opportunities One of the major reasons for major pension funds and hedge funds current interest in farmland investments is the fact that farm real estate has been proven over time to be an excellent hedge against the effects of high inflation on a diversified investment portfolio. Historical data shows us that farmland investment returns display a positive correlation with inflation, when this is considered along with the...

Who is Buying Alternative Investments

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Alternative Investment Report Alternative investments are usually the preserve of wealthier investors. Indeed, in many jurisdictions, investing in alternatives is restricted to a small segment of qualifying investors. In the UK for example, many alternative investments types such as hedge funds and unauthorised collective investment schemes (UCIS) are restricted to sophisticated investors, high net worth investors and financial professionals. Many other assets that are considered...

Farmland Investments for Portfolio Insurance

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Download the Farmland Investment Report There have been a number of studies that show direct farmland generates returns with a low or negative correlation with traditional investments such as stocks and bonds, whilst showing only a very modest correlation with commercial property. A 1985 US study by H.M. Kaplan entitles “Farmland as a Portfolio Investment. Journal of Portfolio Management” analysed 33 years’ worth of data covering farmland, a number of variations of types of stocks and...

Alternative Investments and Financial Advisors

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Alternative Investment Report In times of poor returns from traditional investments, investors seek to seek out alternative investments where investment performance is negatively correlated to financial markets. In other words, alternative investments are supposed to grow when markets fall, or provide a consistent return whatever the markets are doing. A very simple example of the first scenario is gold; when markets falter, investors sell equities and buy gold as it is known to...

Renewable Energy Investments in India

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Renewable Energy Investment Report India is pegged by many reports and analysts as one of the world’s premier destinations for renewable energy investments. Investing in renewables or ‘green energy’ is not only profitable, but also essential as fossil fuel store run lower and the population and energy requirements continue to grow. Most experts state that there are between 40 and 50 years of extractable oil left in the world, and as oil is our main source of energy there is a...

Global Forestry Investment Fund Seeks Partner

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Forestry Investment Report Due to the general economic climate, and the volatility in traditional financial markets, many investors are turning to forestry investments in order to generate returns that are not dependent upon stock market performance. Forestry investments generate revenue from the sale of timber which, over time, grow in not only volume, giving more timber to sell each year, but also value as timber prices rise and larger trees are more useful and therefore more...

Alternative Investments - Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Download the Alternative Investment Report Alternative investments such as Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital Funds carry more risk that traditional investments such as cash, bonds, stocks and property, but as global markets continue to display volatility, many investors are seeing these alternatives as a good investment, attracted by the potential for much higher returns. Alternative investment funds based on private equity and venture capital could be worth considerations for investors...

Belgian Agriculture Investments in Romania

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Download the Agriculture Investment Report The largest agricultural corporation in Belgium is showing increased interest in agriculture investments in Romania. Last week the Timis Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (CCIAT) held three agriculture investments seminars in Bucharest for investors interested in the agricultural sector in the Western Romanian county. The theme of the event was titled: motto 'Situation of Agriculture and Agro-Industrial Field in Romania. Future of Romanian...