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Sylvain Boule President and CEO Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. Talks to the Wall Street Transcrip
Jul 22/04
The Wall Street Transcript has published an in-depth interview with Sylvain Boule, President and CEO of Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. in which he talks at length about the Company. Founded in 1946, Montrusco Bolton is one of C...Read more

Soros top earner on Wall Street
Jul 21/04
Hedge fund manager George Soros collected a salary of $750 million US in 2003, topping Institutional Investor's annual list of the country's highest-paid fund managers. Soros's firm manages nearly $13 billion worth of investments....Read more

CI Fund sets date for plunge into risky world of short-selling
Jul 19/04
Critics blast move, which has divided the industry: By KEITH DAMSELL, MUTUAL FUNDS REPORTER: CI Fund Management Inc. will join the growing list of mutual fund companies short-selling stocks within its portfolio this September, an ...Read more

Hedge-fund oversight moves closer: SEC approves proposal for advisors to register, open books
Jul 15/04
By IE Staff: "U.S. securities regulators moved a step closer toward exercising oversight of the hedge-fund industry, proposing to require fund advisers to register with the government and open their books and records to exami...Read more

Do Mutual Funds Take a Back Seat to Hedge Funds?
Jul 12/04
The NY Times writes regulators worry that portfolio managers who run mutual funds and hedge funds may steer their best ideas to the hedge funds to bolster profits (because of the performance fee)…. "If you get access to a hot...Read more

Hedge funds popularity on the rise: KPMG and CREATE study: Investors tired of high fees
Jul 06/04
Keith Kalawsky-Financial Post- Investment managers around the globe are increasingly adding hedge funds to their product lineups, according to a new study by KPMG LLP and CREATE, a business think-tank. But it's far from clear whet...Read more

Canadian Raw Materials Stocks Rise as Commodity Prices Climb
Jul 05/04
(Bloomberg) -- Canadian raw materials stocks rose, led by producers such as EnCana Corp. and Teck Cominco Ltd., as commodity prices climbed in London trading. ``The Canadian market is largely about gold, gas and oil,'' said Steven...Read more

Northwater Five-Year Market-Neutral Trust Announces $60 Million Initial Public Offering
Jun 30/04
Northwater Fund Management Inc., manager of Northwater Five-Year Market-Neutral Trust (the "Trust"), is pleased to announce that on June 30, 2004 the Trust completed its initial public offering of 2,400,000 trust units a...Read more

Lifting the lid: Hedge funds pinching short-sellers
Jun 24/04
(Reuters) - The bears of Wall Street who specialize in short-selling are growling at hedge fund managers, warning the weak-of-heart to keep away from their game. Indeed, some dedicated contrarians who profit from falling stocks sa...Read more

Brazil's hedge funds get hot, hot, hot
Jun 23/04
Brazil's hedge funds get hot, hot, hot... ...Read more

Mutual Funds: What They Don't Tell You
Jun 21/04
The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper,today launched an extensive investigative report on the Canadian mutual fundindustry. The award-winning reporters of the Globe's Report on Business take abehind-the-scenes look at so...Read more

BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund Annual Meeting Adjourned Until July 8, 2004
Jun 18/04
BluMont Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (TSX:BSP.UN) (the "Fund") announced that today's annual meeting of unitholders of the Fund has been adjourned, as a quorum was not present. A new meeting date and time has been set a...Read more

AIMA Canada announces research award
Jun 15/04
AIMA Canada announced the inaugural AIMA Canada Research Award, designed to promote Canadian research in alternative investments. Academics, students and practitioners will be encouraged to submit research papers for the award. To...Read more

AIMA Canada Introduces Hedge Fund Primer for Canadian Investors
Jun 15/04
The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA Canada) today introduced the AIMA Canada Hedge Fund Primer (the Primer). The Primer is designed to demystify hedge fund investing and provide a broade...Read more

Ontario Teachers May Put Another $300 Million in Hedge Funds
Jun 11/04
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, plans to add as much as $300 million in hedge funds to its holdings this year. The Ontario pension fund has allocated about $3.5 billion to hedge funds ...Read more

Jun 07/04
75% of current users plan to increase or maintain their usage of mutualfunds in the next 1-2 years......Vancouver, BC, June 8, 2004 - Despite predictions to the contrary,mutual funds are still the investment of choice for Canadian...Read more

May 28/04
Norshield Financial Group founder and CEO John Xanthoudakis, who spearheads such initiatives as providing educational opportunities to inner-city youth and promoting community volunteerism, is this year’s winner of the DEKA Award ...Read more

Montrusco Bolton and Focus Investment announce Third Annual Alternative Investments Conference
May 27/04
Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. of Montreal, and Focus Investment Group of Bermuda, today announced the Third Annual Alternative Investments Conference that will be held on June 3-4, in Bromont, Quebec. The private conference is...Read more

Leading Canadian asset managers bet their careers on the promise of hedge funds
May 25/04
From TheGlobeandMail.com - By ANDREW WILLIS-Up-and-coming executives from some of Canada's biggest financial players have bet their careers on the promise of hedge funds by establishing a new money manager called Diversified Globa...Read more

Leeward Funds acquire common shares of Systems Xcellence Inc.
May 18/04
Leeward Hedge Funds Inc. ("Leeward") announced today that it has acquired, on behalf of accounts fully managed by it including Leeward Bull & Bear Fund L.P., Leeward Offshore Bull & Bear Fund and Leeward Offshore...Read more

Paradigm becomes Portus
May 17/04
Paradigm Asset Management Inc. (Paradigm) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Portus Investment Inc. (Portus), a successful Montreal-based firm specializing in portfolio risk management.<br>This acquisition ...Read more

Abria Financial Group is pleased to announce the Abria Alternative Strategies Notes, Series 3
May 17/04
Launch Date: May 17, 2004Closing Date: August 16, 2004 The Abria Alternative Strategies Notes are a guaranteed investment designed to provide investors with an alternative to traditional equity and fixed-income vehicles.  The Note...Read more

A Birth and a Fifth Birthday for J.C. Clark
May 17/04
J.C. Clark Ltd., one of Canada’s largest alternative investment managers, announced plans to open a new hedge fund this summer designed specifically for institutional investors. The new fund will be called Loyalist Capital. It wil...Read more

Closing of iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund Initial Public Offering Gross Proceeds of $200 mil
May 16/04
Toronto, Ontario – iPerformance Fund Inc. (CDNX: IPR) ("iPerform") and iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (TSE: ISH.UN) (the "Fund") are pleased to announce the closing today of the initial public offering ...Read more

BluMont Capital Launches BluMont Man Multi-Strategy Series 3 Notes
May 14/04
BluMont Capital Inc. (“BluMont”) (TSXV: BCC) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BluMont Capital Corporation, has launched the third series of the BluMont Man Multi-Strategy Notes (“Multi-Strategy Series 3 Not...Read more

Hedge funds lose money in April, but beat stocks
May 10/04
BOSTON (Reuters) - The average hedge fund lost money in April and slipped into the red for the first time this year, but these loosely regulated investment pools still beat the broader market, new data released on Monday shows.Las...Read more

May 07/04
MSCI, a leading provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund indices, today announced that assets linked to the MSCI Hedge Invest Index, its investable hedge fund index, currently exceed USD 2.1 billion - more than doubling in ...Read more

Investing in Hedge Funds - Miklos Nagy, President & CEO, Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. speaks in the TSX
May 05/04
Please click <a href="http://www.tse.com/en/aboutUs/education/marketSense/index.html" target="_blank"> here</a> to see the webcast....Read more

Investment Pioneer Ned Goodman Launches Goodman Institutional Funds
May 04/04
Goodman Institutional Investments announces the launch of Goodman Institutional Funds. In a time of market uncertainty it is just as important for institutional investors to find a firm with the right management structure and the ...Read more

Canadian companies pour cash into pensions
Apr 26/04
According to The Globe and Mail, Canada's largest companies poured billions in additional cash into their corporate pension plans last year, an indication of the kind of hangover many firms are facing after a string of negative re...Read more

Avenue tags Magnum for fund of funds:
Apr 15/04
Avenue Financial Corp. says it has entered into an agreement with Magnum Global Investments Ltd. to manage a customized fund of funds product.The Magnum fund will provide high net-worth investors the benefits of diversification an...Read more

Abria Financial Group Increases Maximum Issue Size to $50,000,000 for first retail offering of the A
Apr 14/04
Press Release – April 14, 2004 - Abria Financial Group Increases Maximum Issue Size to $50,000,000 for first retail offering of the ABRIA ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES NOTES <br><br>Henry Kneis, Founder, CEO and Chief Investm...Read more

Pension funds bounce back in absence of fierce bear
Apr 01/04
Alberta's largest pension fund posted healthy gains in 2003, as investment returns bounced back following the steepest bear market in decades.The $10.1-billion Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) -- whose members include nearly ...Read more

New Government Rules Forcing Ontario Teachers to Review Hedge Funds
Apr 01/04
TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—A Canadian government proposal to cap pension fund holdings in income trusts could force the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to scale back its roughly C$300 million (US$228 million) worth of investments in ...Read more

Jovian to take control of Pescara Partners
Apr 01/04
Jovian Capital Corporation has announced it has inked a deal to acquire 50% of the issued and outstanding shares of fund of funds manager Pescara Partners Inc. Through a 50% stake in RJS Global Investments, Jovian will effectively...Read more

Avenue Financial teams up with Van Hedge Fund Advisors-Van to manage fund of funds product
Mar 30/04
Avenue Financial Corp. has entered into an agreement dated with Van Hedge Fund Advisors International, Inc. to provide access to customized world class hedge funds for Avenue's structured share product launch. Van will manage a cu...Read more

Arrow closes Series 3 Notes
Mar 29/04
Arrow Hedge Partners has announced the closing of Arrow Multi-Strategy Notes, Series 3 product. But investors looking to get into this product line will likely have another chance."Based on the continuing market demand, we wo...Read more

Canadian manager receives global alternative investment award
Mar 24/04
SciVest Market Neutral Equity Fund recognized as top performing hedge fund: Dr. John Schmitz, founder and managing director of SciVest Capital Management Inc. of Toronto, has been named the top performing emerging and mid-stage eq...Read more

Montrusco Bolton gathering assets
Mar 22/04
The Montrusco Bolton Focus Absolute Return Global Fund has surpassed $100 million USD, in assets, according to Frank Belvedere ,Vice President Alternative Investments at Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. in Montreal, Canada .' We ...Read more

BluMont Man Multi-Strategy Series 2 Notes close at C$52.1 million
Mar 19/04
BluMont Capital Inc. (TSXV: BCC) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BluMont Capital Corporation ("BluMont Capital"), has raised C$52.1 million on the closing of the BluMont Man Multi-Strategy Series...Read more

Hedge fund ads the next step?
Mar 16/04
Would likely extend market via advisers: by Jeff Benjamin-- Hedge fund advertising may be moving a step closer to becoming a reality.     In a March 1 opinion letter, the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of investm...Read more

AIMA Canada Publishes Guide to Sound Practices for Canadian Hedge Fund Managers-Guide Marks Major Mi
Mar 10/04
AIMA Canada, the Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association, today introduced a Guide to Sound Practices for Canadian Hedge Fund Managers.The Guide covers various practical aspects of establishing and ma...Read more

Hedge fund debate turns into fight over best way to play
Mar 04/04
Andrew Willis- Globe & Mail- The hedge fund crowd staged a formal debate in Toronto yesterday, with the best of the British parliamentary tradition on display between opposing camps. For an outside observer, the event was a ya...Read more

Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. Announces an Increase in the Maximum Issue Size of the Arrow Multi-Strateg
Mar 03/04
Jim McGovern, Managing Director and CEO of Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. of Toronto, Canada, is pleased to announce that due to the positive market reception of the Arrow Multi-Strategy Notes, Series 3, Arrow and BNP Paribas SA have d...Read more

Canada Pension Plan to Hedge Funds: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Mar 03/04
Bloomberg reports that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages the country's taxpayer-funded retirement plan, with assets of C$66 billions ($49 billion) won't invest in hedge funds because they are often too risky,...Read more

BluMont Capital Posts $1.3 Million Net Income for First Quarter and Announces Investor Conference Ca
Mar 01/04
BluMont Capital Inc. (“BluMont” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV:BCC) announced today its first quarter results for fiscal 2004. Net income for the three-month period ended December 31, 2003 was $1,278,679 or $0.04 per share, up signif...Read more

Jovian to acquire DeltaOne Capital Partners Corp., energy advisory firm
Feb 20/04
Jovian Capital Corp. has signed a deal to acquire DeltaOne Capital Partners Corp., an energy investment advisory firm. Financial terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not revealed. DeltaOne, which has offices in Calgary and To...Read more

Canada`s largest money manager to Boost Hedge Fund Investments
Feb 19/04
Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Canada's largest money manager, plans to add to its investments in hedge funds and private equity in coming years to boost returns, reducing its stock and bond holdings, Chief Executive Henr...Read more

Natcan switches focus to absolute return products
Feb 19/04
Natcan Investment Management has unveiled a strategy focusing on absolute return product management. Absolute return strategies are alternative investments that use unconventional investment vehicles. Their main advantage is that ...Read more

New hedge fund uses PhD-researched theory to help protect investors
Feb 17/04
What is believed to be the world's first hedge fund designed to protect investors during times of market distress will be officially launched next week during a reception at the Fields Institute in Toronto. Investments that are mi...Read more

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