Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. Appoints Vice President & Portfolio Manager Jeffrey Burchell as co-Chief Investment Officer

TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. ("Aston Hill") is pleased to announce the appointment of Aston Hill Vice President & Portfolio Manager Jeffrey Burchell to the position of co-Chief Investment Officer. Effective immediately, Jeff will be sharing the title with CIO Ben Cheng.

"I have had the privilege of working alongside Jeff since he joined Aston Hill in 2010. His promotion to co-CIO is in recognition of his performance, the contribution he's made to our investment team, and the insight he brings to Aston Hill," said Ben Cheng. "Jeff's investment expertise will be invaluable for our team and I look forward to his contribution to our continued success."

Jeff joined Aston Hill in 2010 after several years managing alternative portfolios at a prominent Canadian alternative investment manager. He brings fifteen years of industry experience in the areas of portfolio management, equity research and trading across asset classes with a strong focus in the U.S. Jeff's prior investment experience includes various research and sales roles on the sell-side at several Canadian banks. Since joining Aston Hill, Jeff has been responsible for managing portfolio investments primarily in North American equities, leveraging his expertise in alternative strategies involving traditional fundamental analysis across a broad universe of stocks. Jeff holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as a M.B.A. and Law degree from Dalhousie University.

About Aston Hill

Aston Hill is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aston Hill Financial Inc. (TSX: AHF). Aston Hill Financial Inc. is a diversified asset management company with a suite of retail mutual funds, closed end funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and segregated institutional funds. Aston Hill Financial is also engaged in the administration of Argent Energy Trust (TSX: AET.UN). Aston Hill Financial has offices in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax.

SOURCE: Aston Hill Asset Management Inc.

For further information:

Michael J. Killeen
Aston Hill Asset Management Inc.
(416) 583-2300

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