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Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Author: News Release


C$1.2bn AUM asset manager expands its’ horizons to European market with joint



Significant lessons should have been learned by the industry; transparency and

capital protection are absolutely key


Launch new website at www.arrow-capital.com


(TORONTO – 09 MAY 2011) – To strengthen their goal of offering leading investment products

globally, Canadian asset management veteran, Arrow Hedge Partners, is expanding its presence in

the UK through new firm, Generation Asset Management (G2AM).

The move coincides with a full corporate rebrand. After ten years as Arrow Hedge, the successful

Canadian fund manager is changing its name to Arrow Capital Management (“Arrow”).

The firm was founded in 1999 by Jim McGovern, former CEO and co-founder of BPI Financial

Corporation ("BPI"), a Canadian based investment manager; with the belief that true, active

management would lead to superior investment results, through down-side protection and solid,

long-term growth. This is an approach that Arrow believes relies more on manager skill, than on

market direction, to produce investment returns.

This belief has never changed. Consequently, Arrow has grown to one of the largest and most

experienced alternative investment managers in Canada, managing over C$1.2bn. The Arrow

offering consists of four principal funds that use a fund of hedge funds approach to investing.

Arrow also offers 14 single-manager hedge funds that invest following specialized investment

mandates. Arrow's flagship fund, Arrow Diversified Fund, returned 8% last year.

Jim McGovern, CEO of Arrow Capital Management, said: “We are very excited to be entering a

joint venture with Generation Asset Management in London. It is a great opportunity for us to

extend the institutional platform that we have built in Canada to European investors. We are

exceedingly optimistic about the strength of the combined teams.”

“In all of our products, we aim to continue offering best-in-class and innovative solutions to meet

our investors’ ever-changing investment needs. Capital protection is our first priority, and

transparency is at the core of everything we do. These principles will be mirrored in our

partnership with Generation” added Mark Purdy, Managing Director & CIO of Arrow.

Arrow’s views of the importance of transparency are as follows:


There is no other way to monitor risk within a strategy.


It is the only way you can monitor style drift – holdings may not be consistent with the



It is the only way you can roll up the fund of fund to monitor both exposure and risk.


Allows you to better “pair up” strategies when possible, leading to a better risk/return for

the investor.


Enquiries: Max Hilton/Daniel Jason, Peregrine Communications

Tel (Direct): +44 20 3178 6873/+44 20 3178 2496

Tel (Mobile): +44 7950 003 138/+44 7941 225 651




The team has an established process for screening and identifying highly skilled managers

globally. These managers are vetted and put through Arrow’s rigorous due-diligence process, with

the objective of each manager aligning with Arrow’s philosophy and core values (skill, integrity,

experience and focus on risk management). With research offices around the globe, Arrow has an

extensive network of resources and intelligence that allowed the firm to develop a unique topdown

global perspective. This macro view is combined with a comprehensive bottom-up process in

manager selection in order to generate Arrow’s portfolio construction.

With capital protection paramount to Arrow’s proposition, the firm offers multi-manager portfolios

to form the core of a client’s investment portfolio, and single manager mandates for clients looking

to complement an existing portfolio. Arrow can also create bespoke customized portfolios designed

to meet a client’s investment objectives.

Through our funds of hedge funds, Arrow has created the opportunity to invest with talented

investment managers globally. Arrow’s globally diversified client base includes pension funds and

institutions, as well as family offices and high net worth investors.

With transparency at the root of Arrow’s investment case, the team is made up of seasoned

portfolio managers, giving clients access to some of the world’s best alternative investment fund

managers. Arrow currently employs 31 staff and 5 principals.