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Alternative Investments Fund
- An alternative investment is an investment product other than traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, cash or property.
- Non-traditional assets, that is, assets outside the traditional asset classes of shares, fixed interest and property. They include infrastructure assets, buy-out funds and venture capital.
- Capital investment that is not attributable to the traditional asset classes such as equities, bonds and money market products. They show little correlation with the equity and bond markets and are therefore ideally suited as a portfolio diversification.
- Financial resources
- a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
- A sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose
- A large stock or supply of something
- convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
- place or store up in a fund for accumulation
alternative investments fund - Encyclopedia of
Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments
A pioneering reference essential in any financial library, the Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments is the most authoritative source on alternative investments for students, researchers, and practitioners in this area. Containing 545 entries, the encyclopedia focuses on hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, and venture capital. It features contributions from well-known, respected academics and professionals from around the world. More than a glossary, the book includes academic references for money managers and investors who want to understand the jargon and delve into the definitions.
About the Editor
Greg N. Gregoriou, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, USA. A prolific author, Dr. Gregoriou is hedge fund editor of the Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds as well as an editorial board member of the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions. His research primarily focuses on hedge funds and managed futures.
st marys church
St Mary's Church Sheffield One of the 'Million Act' Churches or 'Waterloo Church' St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane is a Church of England church in the City of Sheffield, England. It is one of three churches that were built in Sheffield under the so-called Million Pound Act of 1818 (The other two being St George's Church, Portobello and St Phillip's Church, Netherthorpe), and is the only one still to be used as a church. The church was designed by Joseph and Robert Potter and cost ?13,927. The foundation stone was laid on 12 October 1826 by the Countess of Surrey, and the church was consecrated on 21 July 1830. The church is built in the perpendicular style, with a 42.5 m (140 ft) tower, it was damaged by bombing during the "Sheffield Blitz" and when restored was divided: the chancel and two east bays of the nave remain in use as a church, the rest of the building is used as a community centre. It is a Grade II* listed building. "Waterloo church" is one of the names applied to over 600 English churches constructed during the early to mid 19th century using funds from the Church Building Act 1818. Other names include "Commissioners' Churches" and "Million Act Churches", reflecting the role of a government-appointed commission appointed to administer the expenditure of ?1 million – allegedly granted as a token of the nation's thanks for victory at the Battle of Waterloo which ended the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. An alternative view of this investment was that it was designed to curb the spread of non-conformist religious denominations then associated with radical political views. With populations in industrial areas growing rapidly, politicians believed that the Church of England offered a way to stem the tide of dissent. The Church Building Act 1818 The Act arose following a meeting in the Freemasons' Hall, London on 6 February 1818, chaired by Charles Manners-Sutton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, at which the Duke of Northumberland proposed the formation of a Church Building Society (CBS). The Society lobbied parliament to provide funding for a church building programme, and parliament subsequently passed the Church Building Act, voting ?1,000,000 to the cause (the Act subsequently became popularly known as the "Million Act"), to be administered by appointed Commissioners. In addition to this original sum of money, the programme received a further ?500,000 in 1824 (after Austria repaid a ?2,000,000 war loan). The Church Building Commissioners were also able to raise money by soliciting voluntary donations, through interest payments and by reclaiming duties paid on materials used in constructing the churches. The men serving on the commission administering the funds became known as "Church Commissioners" (more correctly, they were "Parliamentary Commissioners"), but should not be confused with the modern Church Commissioners – the former were disbanded when the money ran out.
Green Line Central Subway Improvements
The best investment of capital funds that the MBTA could possibly make would be to realign the Central Subway. This is a track schematic to illustrate my plan. The colored lines represent the tracks, the thick colored lines represent the station platforms, dashed lines mean the tracks are below the top tracks. A - Remove the bottleneck of the Copley Junction by dropping the Huntington Ave subway under Copley station into a second two track tunnel to just past Arlington station where it would ascend to meet the current tracks. B - Rebuild Boylston station. Realign the 4 tracks from Park St south into the Tremont St tunnels, eliminating the curve, and build a new two track tunnel under Boylston station to continue on to South Station. Also, build a set of tracks that dive under and bypass Boylston station entirely creating an express track from Park St to Copley Sq. C - Build a second two track tunnel from Park St to Government Center, rebuilding Government Center so there are two parallel platforms and a third platform below that would serve the Blue Line and the loop track coming from the north. Also create a turnaround loop that dives below the tracks continuing to Haymarket. This realignment will fix the second worst bottleneck in the system, the stretch of subway from Park St to Government Center that was only built two tracks wide. D - Stuart St subway, which would be an alternative to choice A, would take the Huntington Ave subway into its own tunnel and connect to the Central Subway via the abandoned Tremont St tunnels. Provisions would be made to extend the Tremont St tunnels down to Dudley Sq. This plan also calls for extending the Huntington Ave subway down Huntington Ave into Brookline to connect to the Riverside branch, rerouting the D and E branches into a new subway and expanding capacity in the Boylston St subway. What all this realignment would accomplish is this: It would take all the traffic coming off the D and E branches and funnel them into a new tunnel thus expanding capacity along the Boylston St subway. It would run the C branch to South Boston Waterfront thus connecting the area to offices, hotels, and entertainment in Back Bay. It would speed up the B branch by eliminating the curve at Boylston and allow for increased capacity. It would also allow more trains to go on to Government Center thus taking pressure off trains at Park St and two new platforms at Government Center would better handle traffic than the current oddly shaped platform. This, I feel, should be the MBTAs number 1 priority.