The 'AlphaQ - August 2016' special report comprises 15 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Editorial

AlphaQ - August 2016

AlphaQ - August 2016

The August issue of any financial magazine usually involves something a little lighthearted and we bring you a story on investing in classic cars to take your mind off Brexit for a moment or two. Ferrari LaFerrari anyone? Alex Prindiville of Prindiville Cars reports that the price on this has gone from GBP1 million to GBP2.3 million in a year. 

News features

Steve Cohen's Point72 Ventures backs Quantopian

Steve Cohen's Point72 Ventures backs Quantopian

Hedge fund titan Steve Cohen’s venture capital arm, Point72 Ventures LLC, has entered into an agreement with Quantopian to manage up to USD250 million of investment capital. Point72 Ventures, an affiliate of Point72 Asset Management LP, provides early stage capital to startups in fields such as data mining, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Story

Specialist lending supports SME growth

Specialist lending supports SME growth

Specialist finance and advisory firm, TCA Fund Management Group Corp (TCA), provides senior secured lending and advisory services to small and medium size companies. TCA has operated in this credit space for 15 years, launching its first product in March of 2010 and now, in June 2016, it is following a natural line of extension by launching a small-cap private equity fund aimed at investing in small to medium size enterprises in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.

Story

Cybersafe

Cybersafe

Cybercrime is becoming more prevalent and appears to be increasingly focused on the financial industry. Beverly Chandler investigates.

Story

Tailor-made real estate

Tailor-made real estate

Focusing on tailor-made real estate solutions for family offices, high net worth individuals and institutions, Beverly Chandler discovers that Avignon Capital, a European property investment specialist, is, unexpectedly, making its debut in the film world.

Opinion

The Asian view

The Asian view

A Q&A with Robert Rountree, Global Strategist at Eastspring Investments, on where he sees value in Asian equities in the post Brexit context.