HighView Financial Group Announces Strategic Partnership With U.K. Based Fortune Asset Management

    TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - HighView Financial Group Inc. ("HighView") today
announced that it has entered a Strategic Partnership with Fortune Asset
Management Limited ("Fortune") to provide alternative asset management
solutions, funds and research to Canadian wealth management firms including
advisory firms, asset management firms, family offices and select
    "While there is no shortage of Hedge Funds available today, the challenge
for Advisors and Investors is to truly understand the structures, the
strategies, the risks and opportunities with each," says Greg Rodger, Chief
Investment Officer of HighView. "In addition, it is always a challenge to know
how best to include alternative strategies when structuring a prudently
diversified portfolio. Fortune's tremendous knowledge and experience in the
alternatives space will allow HighView to address these issues in a
disciplined and creative way for their clients."
    "This exclusive relationship with Fortune allows HighView to
significantly enhance our service offering to clients by allowing us to
address this important asset class in a very disciplined manner," states Mark
Barnicutt, President & CEO of HighView. "The quality and depth of due
diligence that Fortune performs as well as their broad knowledge of the
industry are what attracted us to Fortune. We will use this Partnership to
integrate alternatives into the asset management and ongoing support solutions
that we offer today."
    "Fortune's success around the world is built on a number of world-class
relationships with industry practitioners who understand the challenges of our
clients, and who build tailored solutions to meet them. HighView's experienced
team brings the full complement of investment management skills to its
clients, and through this partnership with Fortune, we are able to deliver an
important component of the offering with respect to alternatives," commented
Simon Hopkins, CEO of Fortune Group.

    About HighView Financial Group

    HighView Financial Group is a specialized professional practice firm that
designs, implements & operates asset management solutions for Advisors,
Families and Institutions. The mission of HighView Financial Group is to
facilitate excellence in the management of wealth. HighView believes that
Advisors, Families and Institutions are seeking wealth solutions that are
designed, implemented & operated with a goals and aspiration based philosophy.
For more information about HighView Financial Group, visit

    About Fortune Asset Management

    The Fortune Group is a leading, London-based, alternative asset
management firm offering multi-manager products as well as customised
portfolio management services for a range of private wealth management groups,
family offices, insurance companies, banks and pension funds. Today, Fortune
is a member of the Close Brothers Group plc, an independent merchant banking
group founded in the City of London over 125 years ago. The asset management
division of the Close Brothers Group manages circa (pnds stlg)8.2billion of
assets, nearly half of which is invested in alternatives (as of 31 July 2008).
Fortune serves as advisor to over US$7 billion of investments. Our firm has
been advising clients on investing in alternative investments since 1996.
Fortune Group is a trading name for Fortune Asset Management Limited, which is
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United
Kingdom and registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an
investment adviser. For more information about Fortune, visit

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