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Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund Available for Purchase

Date: Friday, January 27, 2006
Author: Michael Daniels

Toronto, January 25, 2006

"This single manager hedge fund product speaks well of what Robson has to offer – the ability to find superior fund managers and deliver them to Canadians in a convenient and investable format" said Mr. Shaul. "The Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund offers sophisticated investors a rare opportunity to invest with a recognized leader in commodity investing."

About the Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund…

The investment objective of the Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund is to achieve high absolute returns in all market conditions through long/short investments in natural resource equities and commodities (primarily energy, precious and industrial metals and forest products). The fund seeks to achieve this objective by investing substantially all of its assets in a hard asset hedge fund strategy managed by Van Eck Absolute Returns Advisors. Van Eck has been investing internationally since 1955 and is a recognized leader in commodity investing. The firm launched one of the first gold funds in 1968 and has had the same management team in place for over nine years. As of January 3, 2006 Van Eck had US $2.21 billion under management in a variety of hard asset strategies.

About Robson Capital Management Inc….

Robson Capital Management Inc. is a Canadian based alternative investment management firm that seeks to create funds capable of consistently generating absolute returns in all market conditions. The firm uses its proprietary manager search and selection process to identify alternative investment managers who possess dependable investment strategies that consistently create alpha. Robson deploys both a thorough due diligence regimen and an ongoing monitoring program in order to mitigate the risks associated with investing in alternative strategies. Robson is committed to offering top quality alternative investment vehicles to Canadian investors.

For further information regarding Robson Capital Management Inc. and its funds, please contact Michael Daniels at 1-416-860-0049,

mdaniels@robsoncapital.com. www.robsoncapital.com.
– Jeffrey Shaul, President and CEO of Robson Capital Management Inc. of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of the Robson Van Eck Hard Assets Fund - available for purchase as of January 30, 2006.