TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Next Edge Capital Corp. (Next Edge) is pleased to announce that Investment Managers, Eden Rahim and Michael Bird, have joined to provide portfolio management, financial advisory as well as other services to Next Edge. The agreement strengthens Next Edge's focus on providing platform capabilities to deliver innovative investment solutions to Canadian investors. The managers bring decades of option yield enhancing and hedging experience, along with portfolio and biotechnology fund management.
Mr. Rahim was most recently Portfolio Manager and Options Strategist on thirteen globally listed Covered Call ETFs and responsible for management of one of the largest option books in Canada. The ETF products were based on his dynamic Buy-Write discipline developed across institutional accounts since 1994 to systematically capture income from options markets. Eden was also a five-year, five-star Canadian growth fund manager with considerable hedging and structured products experience managing the RBC Growth Fund from 1998-2003. He also has an extensive nine year track record as a biotechnology analyst and manager.
Mr. Bird comes with over twenty-five years of options and derivative trading experience. He was previously head of the equity derivative group at Desjardins Securities. Other previous experience includes working as a senior trader in the equity derivative group at RBC-DS, as well as proprietary trading at CIBC Wood Gundy and McLeod Young Weir (BNS). Michael has served on the TSE Derivative Markets Committee and is a Director and Board Member of Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation (TSX).
The agreement will allow Next Edge to focus on providing innovative and unique investment solutions to Canadian investors by working with these two managers with decades of portfolio management, option hedging and yield enhancement experience.
"Our funds will address the important need to deliver absolute uncorrelated performance with low volatility and a favourable risk/return profile. The team provides a platform for creating solutions that address the need for alternative returns, income and hedging needs." says Toreigh Stuart, CEO of Next Edge. "We are excited to be launching a number of unique prospectus-based strategies to our fund lineup with help from Eden and Michael in the coming months."
"We are excited at the opportunity to manage a number of innovative Next Edge solutions that will provide investors with access to unique sources of returns. The common denominator is employing advanced strategies to deliver those returns with reduced risk and enhanced yield, no matter which market those returns are harvested from", says Eden Rahim, Portfolio Manager at Next Edge.
About Next Edge Capital:
Next Edge was formed through a management spin out of the Canadian office of Man Investments Canada Corp. The management team opened the Canadian office of Man Group plc. ("Man") in 2006 and has raised over CDN $1.0 billion since inception. Next Edge continues to support a number of the Canadian retail products offered by Man.
Next Edge searches the world for investment managers and strategies that aim to deliver robust risk-adjusted performance. The people and approaches we discover may not be well known in Canada, but we think they provide something remarkable – access to what's next. Our job is to cut through all the noise of short term performance and extra risk-taking to discern real talent. Our clients appreciate being first to see compelling new approaches, even though some are complex or are limited in capacity. For more than a decade, the Next Edge management team has provided rare access to unique strategies before they became widely known.
SOURCE: Next Edge Capital Corp.
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