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Hillsdale Investment Management Hires Dr. Taha Jaffer as Director of Research

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Author: Hillsdale Investment Management

<>TORONTO, February 6, 2008 -- Hillsdale Investment Management announced today that Dr. Taha Jaffer has joined the firm as Director of Research. Dr. Jaffer will lead the firm in critical areas including global risk management as well as provide further advancements in strategy optimization and portfolio construction. Dr. Jaffer will also be a senior member of Hillsdale's portfolio management team and will contribute his knowledge of option valuation and trading to the management of Hillsdale's Canadian Market Neutral Equity Fund. Prior to joining Hillsdale, Dr. Jaffer worked for five years at Northwater Capital Management serving as Vice President, Research and Hedge Fund Investments.

"Hiring Dr. Jaffer is an important step for Hillsdale, as we aim to become a leading global investment management firm," says Chris Guthrie, President and CEO of Hillsdale. "Taha's experience in evaluating and monitoring the investment processes of some of the world's best hedge fund managers will be invaluable to Hillsdale. We are pleased to have built an environment that is appealing to someone of Taha's expertise and creative ability."

"The integration of new investment instruments and methodologies within established risk parameters is the lifeblood of an alpha generating manager," says Arun Kaul, COO and principal of Hillsdale. "With Taha's exceptional training in computer engineering he will contribute immediately to the development and management of our research and investment management platform."

Dr. Taha Jaffer has more than 12 years of experience in research, of which 7 years are in finance. Most recently, Dr. Jaffer served as Vice President, Research and Hedge Fund Investments at USD $9.2 billion Northwater Capital Management where he was involved in hedge fund manager due diligence and led an extensive array of investment research projects. Previously, he was an Investment Analyst at Manulife Financial where he was involved in the design and development of proprietary trading algorithms and various forecasting systems.

Dr. Jaffer graduated in 2002 with a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Masters in Mathematical Finance, a M.A.Sc in Biomedical Engineering and a B.A.Sc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. He has also published research papers on extensive topics.


Hillsdale is an independent investment management firm with its head office in Toronto. The firm provides a full range of traditional and alternative equity solutions to pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and high net worth investors in Canada and abroad. Founded in 1996, Hillsdale has developed a proprietary investment methodology which includes real-time risk management in all its portfolios. Hillsdale manages client assets of approximately $500 million. For more information please visit www.hillsdaleinv.com .

For further media information: John Motherwell, Vice President, Institutional Marketing, Hillsdale Investment Management, (416) 913-3943, jmotherwell@hillsdaleinv.com; Johnny Quigley, Vice President, Institutional Business Development Quebec, (514) 513-4398, jquigley@hillsdaleinv.com.