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Waratah Advisors Hires Head of Business Development


Date: Monday, September 26, 2011
Author: Waratah Advisors

Waratah Advisors has hired Daniel Dorenbush to lead the firm's business development and relationship management efforts, as well as assist the team in advancing Waratah's overall business objectives.

In his new role, Dorenbush will build off of Waratah's existing momentum and burgeoning reputation to further enhance the firm's relationships with high net worth individuals, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors. Daniel will also work with Waratah's team to support the firm's business requirements as they continue to grow.

Most recently, Dorenbush was a partner and chief executive officer of Merlin Securities' Canadian operation. He led Merlin's initiative to establish a footprint in the local hedge fund market for financing, capital raising and electronic trading services. Prior to Merlin, he was a New York-based managing director and global head of strategic sales and relationship management in the hedge fund services division at RBC Capital Markets.
Daniel had responsibilities across electronic, professional and futures trading, including prime brokerage, soft dollar services, capital introduction and RBC's fund of hedge funds. He was also based in Toronto and global head of prime brokerage at RBC for much of his time there.

Waratah Advisors is a Toronto based Alternative Investment Management Firm dedicated to producing excellent Risk-Adjusted Returns. The firm was launched in early 2010 by Brad Dunkley and Blair Levinsky, veterans of Gluskin Sheff + Associates and TD Securities, respectively. The firm manages three equity long short mandates with an emphasis on protection of capital.
To achieve these goals Waratah follows a disciplined approach to managing risk which involves measuring and monitoring portfolio exposures. Waratah's portfolio construction is conservative by nature and its security selection is fundamentally driven. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. is a registered Portfolio Manager, Investment Fund Manager and Exempt Market Dealer with the Ontario Securities Commission.