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Here’s a potential investment opportunity for 2017. One of the newest additions to the LSE’s Alternative Investment Market is Big Sofa Technologies, London-based video analytics tech platform. And the company enjoyed a brisk first day’s trade on the sub-market – about five million shares had changed hands by 3pm yesterday

The growing importance and value of impact investing for corporations of all sizes, across all sectors, has been highlighted by a progress report made by a major corporation regarding its impact investment commitment. In 2014, Prudential Financial, Inc. confirmed that it would be doubling its impact investment portfolio from around

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Hedge fund assets investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Chicago-based HFR said the growth has been driven by hedge funds invested in Russia and Latin America. Total capital invested in Latin

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brazil nut trees

A new timber-related programme has been launched in a bid to end the illegality that exists across the sector and instead provide buyers with sustainable certification, supply chain and pricing information so they can ensure all purchases are genuine. Launched at the end of last month by BVRio Environmental Exchange,

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private equity study

Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

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fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

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