TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - Northwater Top 75 Income Trusts Plus (the
"Trust") announced today that the projected net asset value of the Trust per
unit, as at February 29, 2008, is $8.02. The net asset value per unit is net
of the monthly cash distribution of $0.08 per unit previously declared to
unitholders of record on February 29, 2008. The Trust will firm up its net
asset value per unit as reports from administrators and managers are
finalized. The final net asset value per unit will be provided to investors
once it is available.
The return of the Trust for the month of February is estimated at 2.92%.
The rolling 12-month return for the Trust is approximately -2.46%.
The Trust generally holds an income trust portfolio comprised of an
equally weighted portfolio of the largest 75 income trusts by market
capitalization listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For the month of
February, the S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust Index posted a return inclusive of
reinvested distributions of 5.91%.
The Trust also has exposure to a portfolio of market-neutral hedge funds
held by Enhancement Fund Limited (the "Fund") through a forward purchase and
sale agreement. For the month of February, 14 of the 28 hedge fund managers
posted positive returns, while 5 of the 10 market-neutral strategies included
within the Fund's portfolio contributed positively to the bottom line.
Specifically, the Fund's statistical arbitrage managers, in aggregate, were
the largest positive contributors to the estimated return of the Trust for the
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 of a unit of the Trust falls below 95% of the net asset value of the
Trust per unit. The Trust did not purchase any units under this program during
The Northwater Top 75 Income Trusts Plus is a well-diversified fund of
income trusts and market-neutral hedge funds. Units are listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol NTP.UN.
For further information:
For further information: Mohamed Khaki or Stephen Foote at Northwater
Capital Management Inc. at (416) 360-5435