TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust (the
"Trust") announced today that the net asset value of the Trust per unit as at
January 31, 2008 is $11.61. This reflects a return of the Trust for the month
of January of -1.24%. The rolling 12-month return for the Trust is 0.85%.
For the month of January, 15 of the Trust's 35 managers posted positive
returns, while 5 of the 10 market-neutral strategies included within the
Trust's portfolio added to the bottom line. Specifically, the Trust's Mortgage
Backed Securities managers, in aggregate, were the largest positive
contributors to the estimated return of the Trust for the month.
The Trust relies on estimates provided by administrators of each of the
Trust's underlying hedge funds. Occasionally, these estimates may be revised
and the Trust will be required to capture these revisions in subsequent net
asset value calculations. The net asset value of the Trust is also affected by
the finalization of the net value by the administrators of the underlying
Subject to limits set out in the Trust's prospectus, the Trust is
required to purchase its units in the market in the event that the market
price falls below 92.5% of the net asset value of the Trust. The Trust also
makes purchases of its units pursuant to a normal course issuer bid. For the
month of January, the Trust purchased 91,400 units under this program.
The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust is a well-diversified fund of
market-neutral hedge funds. Units are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol NMN.UN.
For further information:
For further information: Mohamed Khaki or Stephen Foote at Northwater
Capital Management Inc. at (416) 360-5435