Canadian Hedge Fund Industry Rallies to Support the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse at Upcoming 4th Annual Hedge Funds Care Canada Gala

    TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - More than 200 of Canada's top hedge fund industry
professionals will be gathering this Thursday for the fourth-annual Hedge
Funds Care Canada gala in support of local charities that help prevent and
treat those who have been victimized by abuse and neglect.
    Bay Street, Bloor Street and visiting Wall Street and Golden Mile hedge
fund high-rollers will be partaking in a gala evening of top-tier gourmet
foods and desserts prepared by the award-winning chefs of the Toronto
International Film Festival fave Sutton Place Hotel.
    Guests will be invited to cash in on Hedge Funds Care Canada's
fourth-annual "Diamond Rush" event, where a genuine one-carat custom-designed
diamond pendant by jewelers Hofland Designs worth more than $7,500 will be
hidden among some 65 cubic zirconium pendants, with one lucky guest wearing
home the real McCoy for a song. A weekend getaway for two, courtesy of Porter
Airlines and W Hotels, one-of-a-kind artwork donated by Toronto artist Ania
Machudera and Toronto-based gallery Art Interiors, exclusive wines, golf
foursomes at The Lake Joseph Club and other high-end items will also be up for
silent auction, including stunning custom-designed jewelry by Hofland.
    Adding to the elegance of the evening are the gracious and generous
efforts of our local and international sponsors, which include: Advent
Software, AIMA Canada, Arrow Hedge Partners, Bank of America, Barclays, Bear
Stearns, BMO Capital Markets, Brightstaff, Calyon Financial, CMC Markets,
Citco Fund Services, Citi, Credit Suisse, Cutting Hedge Consulting, Deloitte &
Touche, Ernst & Young, EZE Castle Integration, Fidelity Prime Services, Fortis
Prime Fund Solutions, Fulcrum Fund Administration, Goldman Sachs, Goodwood,
Hillsdale Investment Management, HSBC Alternative Fund Services, JC Clark,
KPMG LLP, Mapleridge Capital, Marret Asset Management, McMillan Binch
Mendelsohn LLP, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Ogier, PerTrac Financial
Solutions, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Rothstein Kass, Rosseau Asset Management,
Roundtable Capital Partners Inc., Salida Capital, Scotia Capital Markets,
Spectrum Global Fund Administration, Sprott Asset Management and TD
Securities, Torys LLP and Vista Research.
    Funds raised go in support of Hedge Funds Care Canada, which was
established in 2004 as a way for the Canadian hedge fund community to give
back to organizations that provide prevention services to children and
families who are at risk for abuse and/or neglect, and treatment to children
who have been victims of abuse.

    Hedge Funds Care Canada is part of a larger alliance of hedge fund
industry professionals that comprise New York-based Hedge Funds Care, which
was established in 1998 by Rob Davis, a dedicated hedge fund professional
interested in giving back to protect children from abuse and neglect.
    The group, which includes prime brokers, attorneys, accountants,
information providers, investors and managers, has raised more than
$25 million through annual benefits in Toronto, New York, San Francisco,
Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, London and the Cayman Islands, which has
been distributed to local, community-based nonprofits focused on providing
treatment and support to families in crisis, children who have been abused
and/or are in foster care.
    Hedge Funds Care is proud to be the only business group solely devoted to
combating child abuse, and in eight years has made a powerful contribution to
saving children. Because of the shame associated with child abuse, it remains
a dramatically under-resourced and rarely discussed problem.
    More information about Hedge Funds Care can be found online at

For further information:

For further information: Corey Goldman, Hedge Funds Care Canada, 120
Eglinton Avenue East, 10th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E2, Phone: (416)
322-2863, Email:, Web site:

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