Pragmatic active investment manager has delivered 57.05% since inception
TORONTO, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - SW8 Asset Management Inc., a Toronto-based hedge fund manager, has reached its three year anniversary of managing funds on behalf of investors with a record of delivering solid risk adjusted returns. The Class B Lead Series for SW8 Strategy Fund LP has delivered 57.05% since inception; over the same period, the TSX Composite has returned 15.28%. For monthly performance data on the SW8 Strategy Fund, please visit http://www.SW8.ca.
"There are plenty of opportunities in the current market environment but success really depends on effectively managing risk, which we focus on every day for our investors" says Matt Skipp, the Chief Investment Officer for SW8.
Founded in 2010 as a prospectus exempt product manager, SW8 actively manages its portfolios and employs strategies to make money in up or down markets. The firm focuses on liquid securities and it will change its overall net exposure from long to short or vice versa rapidly when market conditions dictate.
Mr. Skipp says that actively managed portfolios which focus on risk management and liquidity are poised for growth. "Hedge funds currently play a very minor role in most Canadian's investment portfolios but this is going to change dramatically in the next 5 years. Good hedge funds focused on risk management are one of the few investment alternatives that can provide diversification and absolute returns," says Skipp.
Mr. Skipp attributes SW8's asset-gathering success over the past three years to a strategy that reflects investor demand for good risk management and wealth preservation. "The expectation is that risk management is in place before the trouble happens", emphasizes Skipp.
SW8 is a pragmatic active investment manager focused on risk management and liquidity in order to be an alternative for today's retail investor in Canada. The firm deploys strategies designed to reduce volatility and produce returns regardless of market direction.
For more information, visit http://www.SW8.ca.
Disclaimer: Past performance is not indicative of future results. Potential investors should note that alternative investments can involve significant risks. The rates of return are net of all fees and expenses and are the historical monthly compounded total returns, including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions (if any) and does not take into account sales or redemption charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Market indexes are provided for information only and comparisons to indexes have limitations. SW8 does not invest in all or necessarily any of the securities that compose the market indexes. In addition, SW8 may have different and higher levels of risk. Reference to the market indexes does not imply that SW8 will achieve returns similar to the indexes. Source of market index performance is Bloomberg L.P. The offering of units is made pursuant to an Offering Memorandum only to those investors in Canada who meet certain eligibility requirements. Important information about the Fund(s) is contained in the Offering Memorandum, a copy of which may be obtained from SW8 Asset Management Inc. or your investment advisor. The information in this document is for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment, financial or other advice, nor is it an offer to sell.
SOURCE: SW8 Asset Management Inc.
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