TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - On the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18,
2014, a diverse group of investors will gather at the prestigious
Albany Club to hear from six winners of the 2013 Canadian Hedge Fund
Awards. The managers will explain their investment strategies, their
perspective on the market opportunities for 2014 and beyond and discuss
the critical questions that need to be addressed before making an
investment in a hedge fund. The 2013 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards were
the sixth annual awards but this is the first time winners have come
together in a special event for investors.
Canada's rapidly growing hedge fund industry is now estimated to have
$30 billion in assets under management. Increasingly, individual
investors are seeking out alternative investment strategies,
historically available only to the 'uber-wealthy' and institutional
This special event, sponsored by Scotiabank and Fundata, will include a
keynote address on the Market Forecast 2014 by Derek Holt, Vice
President, Scotia Economics, Capital Markets Research, Scotiabank as
well as presentations and moderated panel discussions by:
Andrea Horan, Portfolio Manager, Agilith Capital, Inc. The Agilith North
American Diversified Fund offers Canadian investors a diversification
tool to the resource-heavy TSX. Its 3-year annualised returns won third
place in the established fund category at the 2013 CHFAs.
Michael Gentile, VP and Senior Portfolio Manager, Formula Growth. The
Formula Growth Alpha Fund's goal is to minimise downside volatility and
drawdowns while maintaining low correlation to the overall market
through low equity and sectoral market exposure. The fund took third
place in the new fund category at the 2013 CHFAs.
Stephen Loukas, Partner and Portfolio Manager, FrontFour Capital Corp.
The FrontFour Opportunity Fund took second place in the 2013 CHFA new
fund category with a focus on value event-driven opportunities in North
Jan Mizrahi, Portfolio Manager and CEO, JM Fund Management. The JM
Catalyst Fund LP is a long biased, multi-strategy hedge fund which took
second place in the best Sharpe ratio category in the 2013 CHFAs.
Richard Pilosof, CEO and Head of Risk, RP Investment Advisors. The RP
Debt Opportunities Fund is a long/short credit fund which took first
place in the 2013 CHFAs best Sharpe ratio category.
Jeff Olin, President, CEO and Co-Portfolio Manager, Vision Capital
Corporation. The Vision Opportunity Funds focus primarily on the real
estate sector and invest predominantly in publicly-traded equity
securities. Vision took second place in the established fund category
at the 2013 CHFAs.
"We are very pleased to be participating in this event," commented Jeff
Olin of Vision Capital. "It's an excellent opportunity for investors to
increase their understanding and appreciation of alternative
investments in general, and these funds in particular."
SOURCE: Alternative IQ
For further information:
For more information about this event, please contact:
The participating Hedge Fund Managers can be contacted as follows:
JM Fund Management
Ann Glazier Rothwell
RP Investment Advisors