Spartan adds Carl James to sales team

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Author: News Release

Toronto, Ontario – September 2, 2014 – Spartan Fund Management Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl James as Vice-President, National Sales.


Mr. James joins Dejan Knezevic in the role of distributing the full suite of Spartan funds, which comprise a broad range of strategies, to investment advisors in Canada (see below for more details).


Carl has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including senior sales positions with well-known Canadian mutual fund companies.  He brings extensive experience with both traditional and alternative asset managers within the Canadian investment advisor community.


Gary Ostoich, President of Spartan Fund Management Inc. states “The growth in Spartan’s fund lineup created a need for increased capacity to accommodate the demand in the Canadian investment advisor community.  We are pleased to add an experienced sales executive of Carl’s stature to the Spartan sales team to complement the work being done by Dejan.”


Spartan, established in 2006, is a Toronto-based investment management company that specializes in bringing experienced emerging investment managers that have a well-defined investment strategy and a proven track record of making money to the Canadian market.  Spartan's infrastructure is built to institutional standards, with independent risk management/compliance and well known third party service providers.


Spartan manages a number of funds, including:

ú  ElevenFund, a short term directional trading fund

ú  LSQ Fund, a quant oriented long-short equity fund

ú  Humber Global Opportunity Fund, a global long-short equity fund

ú  Teraz Fund, a long-short Canadian micro-cap fund

ú  onTREND Fund, a discretionary trend following North American equity fund

ú  Dorset Fund, a discretionary quantitative CTA

ú  Libertas Real Asset Opportunity Fund, a thematic fund designed to capitalize on a correction in the Canadian real estate market

ú  APQ Emerging Market Value & Income Fund, an actively managed multi-asset class emerging markets fund

ú  Spartan Multi Strategy Fund, a Morningstar award winning fund


To find out more about all of the Spartan funds, please visit


Contact:          Gary Ostoich

100 Wellington Street West,  Suite 2101

Toronto, Ontario   M5K 1J3

T: (416)601-3171