MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (Canada),
Limited Partnership ("LODH"), Manager of the LODH Opus - Diversified Canadian
Equity Fund, LODH Opus - American Equity Fund, LODH Opus - Canadian Small
Capitalization Equity Fund, LODH Opus - EAFE Equity Fund, LODH Opus - Money
Market Fund and LODH Opus - Fixed Income Fund (the "Funds"), announced
today(i) the appointment of LODH as portfolio advisor for the LODH Opus -
American Equity Fund, in replacement of Triasima Portfolio Management Inc. and
(ii) a change of benchmark for the LODH Opus - Canadian Small Capitalization
Equity Fund from the IX Nesbitt Burns SM-CAP CAD index to the S&P TSX Small
Cap TR index. The appointment of LODH and the change of benchmark will take
effect on or about September 1, 2008.
LODH currently is the portfolio advisor for the LODH Opus - EAFE Equity
Fund and the LODH Opus - Money Market Fund.
"LODH has tremendous resources worldwide that are shared by highly
energized and experienced investment professionals. Therefore the addition of
the portfolio management of the LODH Opus - American Equity Fund to the
products managed by LODH is a natural progression of our business," said
Mr. Michel Di Grégorio, Chief Executive Officer of LODH.
"In addition, the change of benchmark for the LODH Opus - Canadian Small
Capitalization Equity Fund provides for a more balanced reflection for
performance as the S&P TSX Smal Cap TR index is more widely known and used by
our competitors," he added.
The Funds were established on and were privately offered from May 27,
2003 up to September 27, 2007, the date on which the units of the Funds were
first publicly offered.
LODH (www.lodh.com) is the manager of the Funds and provides, or arranges
for the provision of, al general administrative and day-to-day management of
the business and operation of the Funds, including the appointment of
portfolio advisors which manage the Funds' investments and supervise brokerage
arrangements for the purchase and sale of Fund securities and other assets.
LODH may also appoint distributors for the Funds.
For further information:
For further information: Michel Di Grégorio, Lombard Odier Darier
Hentsch (Canada), Limited Partnership, (514) 847-7607