Beyond the three primary asset classes -stocks, bonds, and cash– many other types of investments can be used to diversify investment portfolios. The term “alternative assets” is highly flexible. It may include specific physical assets, such as natural resources or real estate, or methods of investing, such as hedge funds or private equity. In some cases, even geographic regions, such as emerging global markets, are considered alternative assets. It also includes works of art, antiques or even wine. This is investments that are supported by macroeconomic fundamentals and offer the potential to generate uncorrelated, above average returns on a sustainable basis.
Returns from Alternative Investments
Invests in the macro trends of the 21st century
Private funding as an alpha source
The long/short equity strategy aims to minimize market risk and generate positive returns that are independent from the performance of the equity market. The strategy buys undervalued stocks and adopts short positions in companies that are structurally weak and/or overvalued. This approach enables to benefit from both falling and rising equity prices.
In addition the long/short-equity strategy benefits from events such as restructuring or changes of management, which may lead to the short-term mispricing of a company’s shares.
By definition, multi-strategy funds engage in a variety of investment strategies. The diversification benefits help to smooth returns reduce volatility and decrease asset-class and single-strategy risks. Strategies adopted may include, but are not limited to, convertible bond arbitrage, equity long/short, statistical arbitrage and merger arbitrage.
The aim is to produce consistent high risk-adjusted returns that are non-market correlated.
Unsubsidized costs for wind power have declined markedly: in the last 10 years, wind energy has converged almost towards grid parity. As a result, corporate demand for this energy source has increased strongly. While wind power offers significant benefits, the wind market itself is multifaceted and still developing. The appetite for investment in wind power is global, but regional differences remain significant.
Demand for food is growing. This is driven by global population growth, supported by increased urbanization and household incomes in emerging markets. Meanwhile biofuel usage is becoming mainstream in developed markets, boosted by the renewable energy policies of many Governments. This increasing demand is finely balanced against a finite supply of arable land.
Liouba Sarl aim to build up a cash generative alternative investment portfolio providing our shareholder a focused, transparent and cost-effective mean to access the tremendous growth opportunities in this asset class and in Emerging Markets.
Mammut Capital Multi Strategy -> Discretionary Trading: A fully discretionary investment theme exploiting short-term price movements across asset classes. Discretionary Trading exploits short-term price movements and is fully discretionary (i.e. . Trading is not automated), generating absolute returns without reference to a benchmark. Discretionary Trading can contain both long and short positions across a number of liquid markets including: equities, bonds, commodities and currencies. The investment theme is not managed as portfolio each trade is initiated on its merits. Equity related instruments are to the following indices (trades as expiring CFDs): Nasdaq 100 index, Russell 2000 index, Euro STOXX 50 index, S&P 500 index, Nikkei 225 index, and DAX 30 index. Fixed income within this theme is restricted to trading the following instruments expiring CFDs: 30 year US T-bond, 10 year US T-Notes and German Bund. Commodity related instruments are within this theme restricted to the following instruments traded as expiring CFDs: Gold, Silver, Copper and US Crude, Brent. For currencies sand FX spot crosses may be traded, although the theme mostly trades: EUR USD; USDJPY; AUDUSD, GBPUSD and EURJPY.