TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust (the
"Trust") announced today that the projected net asset value of the Trust per
unit as at August 31, 2007 is $13.83.
The return of the Trust for the month of August is estimated at -3.57%.
The rolling 12-month return for the Trust is approximately 5.87%. The Trust
will firm up its net asset value as reports from administrators and managers
are finalized. The final net asset value will be provided to investors once it
The major contributor to the Trust's negative return in the month of
August was its exposure to statistical arbitrage.
For the month of August, 11 of the Trust's 38 managers posted positive
returns, while 1 of the 12 market-neutral strategies included within the
Trust's portfolio added to the bottom line. The Trust's reinsurance managers,
in aggregate, were the largest positive contributors to the estimated return
of the Trust for the month.
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 falls below 92.5% of the net asset value of the Trust. The Trust also
makes purchases of its units pursuant to a normal course issuer bid. For the
month of August, the Trust purchased 95,400 units under this program.
The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust is a well-diversified fund of
market-neutral hedge funds. Units are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol NMN.UN.
For further information:
For further information: Mohamed Khaki or Stephen Foote at Northwater
Capital Management Inc. at (416) 360-5435