TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Northwater Top 75 Income Trusts Plus (the
"Trust") announced today that the projected net asset value of the Trust per
unit, as at August 31, 2007, is $8.69. The net asset value is net of the
monthly cash distribution of $0.08 per unit previously declared to unitholders
of record on August 31, 2007. 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 is available.
The return of the Trust for the month of August is estimated at -5.57%.
The rolling 12-month return for the Trust is approximately -1.29%.
The Trust generally holds an income trust portfolio comprised of an
equally weighted portfolio of the largest 75 income trusts by market
capitalization listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For the month of August,
the S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust Index posted a return inclusive of reinvested
distributions of -3.40%.
The Trust also has exposure to a portfolio of market-neutral hedge funds
held by Enhancement Fund Limited (the "Fund") through a forward purchase and
sale agreement. During the month, overall hedge fund returns were negative;
however, eight of the 25 hedge fund managers posted positive returns. Four of
the 12 market-neutral strategies included within the Fund's portfolio
contributed positively to the bottom line. Specifically, the Fund's distressed
securities managers, in aggregate, were the largest positive contributors to
the estimated return of the Trust for the month. The major contributor to the
Fund's negative return in the month of August was its exposure to statistical
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 of a unit of the Trust falls below 95% of the net asset value of the
Trust per unit. For the month of August, the Trust did not purchase any units
under this program.
The Northwater Top 75 Income Trusts Plus is a well-diversified fund of
income trusts and market-neutral hedge funds. Units are listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol NTP.UN.
For further information:
For further information: Mohamed Khaki or Stephen Foote at Northwater
Capital Management Inc. at (416) 360-5435