The 'AlphaQ - August 2016' special report comprises 15 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
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.
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.
YFM Equity Partners, a 30 year old UK regional independently owned private equity firm, was bought out by the current management team in 2013. The original name (Yorkshire Fund Managers) represents the firm’s grass roots while it now boasts offices in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham, as well as London.
Alex Prindiville has three decades of experience in the prestige and supercar market acting as a broker with models including Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati, Porsche, Bugatti and Rolls Royce.
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.
Special situations strategies see value in European bank NPLs, writes James Williams.
Beverly Chandler interviews Sloane Robinson's CJ Morrell.
James Williams discovers that credit default swaps offer better capital protection than government bonds.
Cybercrime is becoming more prevalent and appears to be increasingly focused on the financial industry. Beverly Chandler investigates.
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.
James Williams discovers Toscafund sees bright times ahead for UK economy post-Brexit.
Adam Patterson (pictured) writes an overview of the LatAm & Brazilian macro environments and fundraising and acquisition trends.
A Q&A with Robert Rountree, Global Strategist at Eastspring Investments, on where he sees value in Asian equities in the post Brexit context.
James Williams interviews Peter Garnry (pictured) of Saxo Bank on his pair trade research.
Regular columnist Randeep Grewal scripts a few vignettes that highlight the importance of almost understanding.