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Different forms of litigation funding for different investment strategies

To understand litigation finance, it is important to comprehend the different forms of litigation funding that are available. The three main types of funding that are offered by litigation funders are:     Single-case funding The funder provides funding for a legal claim on a one-off basis in exchange for an agreed return if the case...
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Is China necessary ?

The first week of March is always the time when what bills itself as “the largest mining trade show in the world” takes place in Toronto, Canada, an event named Prospectors and Developers of Canada Exhibition – referred to as PDAC. It is a big show, with over 20,000 attendees over a five day run,...
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The rationale and benefits of litigation funding

The key takeaway regarding litigation funding is that it promotes access to justice. Access to the justice system is very expensive and time consuming. This alone is enough to deter individuals with deserving claims from seeking legal advice. Oftentimes, individuals are also simply not aware that they have a legal claim or may believe that...
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« Uranium stock selection » a strong performance for January

The new year begins on a very promising note, with the performance of our stock selection for the month of January is +16%. It is important to note that the uranium mining sector has shown a notable outperformance compared to the MSCI index over the past three years, regardless of the period considered: %                                         ...
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“Litigation finance” a term that is familiar to few but spiking the interest of many

So, what is litigation finance and why is it gaining momentum today? In a world where the financial markets are crumbling, inflation is rising and a recession is looming, resorting to uncorrelated alternative investments is rising in popularity. Quite unheard of until today, litigation finance fits the bill. Litigation finance, otherwise referred to as litigation...
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The 21st Century Bronze Age

The material bronze was so essential to the development of human civilization that there is a whole epoch called “The Bronze Age” by historians and anthropologists. The academics put the Bronze Age as running from 4500 BCE to around 1400 BCE, followed by “The Iron Age.” Bronze is not a naturally occurring metal – it...
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Transition énergétique : le déclencheur du cycle haussier des métaux de base

Transition énergétique : le déclencheur du cycle haussier des métaux de base Les matières premières connaissent un important rallye depuis le début de l’année, et les métaux de base tout particulièrement. A première vue, l’équation repose sur deux évolutions inexorables. D’un côté, l’aspect économique : les énergies solaire ou éolienne deviennent désormais moins chères que les combustibles...
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Turning Trash into Cash

Urban mining combines technology, resources and environmental policies The three year old smartphone that you threw away did not disappear. When you replaced the 56 inch television screen with the 72 inch, the old screen didn’t evaporate, either. Those small items, combined with millions of other individual disposals, make up a growing global mountain of...
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Fund Selection process across Europe

Fund Selection process across Europe Criteria, ratios and soft skills necessary to pick an investment fund Press article: RankiaPro, Ed. 5 – March 2021, page 31 Texte: Our vision of selection and distribution for third parties involves exploring niche markets, in order to rigorously select the most promising international fund managers whilst instilling long-term vision...
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Palladium and Palladium One – Follow up

Palladium Prices To Remain Strong  Palladium prices continue to stay strong. What was long platinum’s “poor relation” remains priced well above $2000 per ounce, while platinum sells for less than $900.  The two metals, along with nickel or copper or both, are found together. Generally,  southern hemisphere producers, such as South Africa, have higher platinum...
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