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Complementary convex hedge fund strategies delivered meaningful positive returns during the abrupt and massive market sell-off caused by the spreading of Covid-19. They also generated gains during the preceding bull market in 2019.

In this paper, our Customised Solutions team points out that what worked as a bulletproof protective strategy during the last financial market drawdown cannot be relied on to protect a portfolio during the next one. Nevertheless, there are effective ways to combine downside risk management and robust absolute returns.

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So far, 2020 has been harsh to the markets and the economy. Yet, it could enter the history books as one of the best years for tanker company profits, according to the latest publication by our investment team.

In this piece on niche alternatives, Daniel von Allmen, Flurin Grond and Werner Broennimann focus on tanker rates within the shipping sector. They project oil oversupply levels, assess the potential impact of OPEC+ decisions, and outline why tanker operators may enjoy substantial profits in the coming months.

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Due to the current exceptional circumstances, we will postpone our Niche Alternatives conference originally scheduled for 26 May. Further information will be provided in due course.

Further to an existing mandate and a fund solution, their current team of four specialists will be joining Progressive Capital. 

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Please read our recent article published in the October issue of the magazine "Schweizer Personalvorsorge".

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The time to consider shipping as an investment has rarely been more interesting, according to the latest publication by our investment team. In this piece on niche alternatives, Daniel von Allmen, Flurin Grond and Werner Broennimann explore the shipping industry's drivers, current phase in the cycle, and IMO2020, which could act as a catalyst for the whole industry.

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond elaborate on the shipping industry, one of the key topics covered in this year's Niche Alternatives Conference. They go into detail on the overall market situation, the challenges shipping has gone trough, and what impact IMO 2020 will have.

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond debrief key topics covered in this year's Niche Alternatives Conference.

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In the BAI June Newsletter III/2019 Progressive Capital Partners published an article about the benefits of Niche Alternatives in the portfolio context.

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond talk about the skills, expertise, and the mindset it takes to be successful in Niche Alternative investing.   

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond talk about what makes Progressive Capital's approach to Niche Alternatives stand out.   

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond make the case for Niche Alternatives in light of challenging Hedge Fund returns and diminishing Private Equity IRRs.

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In this video, CIO Daniel von Allmen and Deputy CIO Flurin Grond expand on their definition of Niche Alternatives. This video forms part of a series on Niche Alternatives.
 

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Our upcoming conference on Niche Alternatives will give you further insight to our strategy and the opportunity to meet with promising investment managers we are invested in. They will be available throughout the entire event for questions, discussions and a personal exchange. Event details are available on request. 

Niche Alternative investments build on the concept of superior risk and reward. The rewards are clear: this segment of the alternative investment market has a strong track record of outperformance, and is currently very attractively priced in comparison to traditional as well as established alternative asset classes.

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