02/13/2012

Fine wine as an alternative investment

However, one should know that wine is not only a drink that gives pleasure to ones taste buds; it also has the ability to generate returns for investors.

02/13/2012

IGM posts 21-per-cent profit increase

And fund sales in the current registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) season are not as buoyant as early 2011 because investors are still jittery due to last year’s stock market volatility, IGM Financial executives told analysts on Friday.

02/11/2012

De Beers profits from diamond boom

De Beers produces more than a third of the world's rough diamonds from mines in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Canada

02/07/2012

London Luxury-Home Prices Rise as Foreign Buyers Seek Haven

Values of houses and apartments costing an average of 3.7 million pounds ($5.8 million) rose by an average of 0.9 percent from the previous month, the London-based broker said in a report today. Prices advanced almost 12 percent from a year earlier.

02/03/2012

Credit Suisse’s AM Releases Q1 2012 Alternatives Quarterly

Mr. Keitel believes that equity markets are further trending in positive direction due to improved global macroeconomic conditions, stabilizing policy measures taken in Europe, and the European Central Bank’s strong liquidity support for Eurozone ba

02/02/2012

Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales Top 6 Million

After two slower months, sales of the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle bullion coins rocketed higher in January 2012 to more than 6 million ounces. Sales of American Gold Eagles also jumped, reaching 127,000 ounces.

02/01/2012

Hedge funds brace for euro zone break-up

Managers are also trying to dig out old computer programs they once used to model the behavior of currencies such as the drachma or the deutschmark as they prepare for an event for which -- even after the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers -- they effective

01/31/2012

Gottex to cut paypackets despite beating its industry

The company is continuously reviewing its cost base and operating efficiencies and in light of the slowdown in asset flows, management will be targeting a further 15% of operating efficiencies in 2012 on a like for like basis, predominantly through reduce

01/26/2012

Investing in Private Placements in Asia

Heffcap have Private Placements on offer in Asia including Mining, Agriculture, Ports and Hotel and Resort Developers listed in Asia or bound for IPO’s in Asia.

01/26/2012

Measuring the Impact of Gold ETFs

However, the relationship between ETF holdings and the price of gold isn’t clear-cut and may not be a reliable indicator for short-term moves, according to Wall Street analysts.