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Banks and Hedge Funds -- Trading Places: Matthew Lynn (Correct)
Sep 08/03
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- George Soros may be more interested these days in his charities, and in geopolitics and philosophy, than he is in finance. But, like an old sailor, the talent of smelling which way the wind is blowing has ye...Read more

Franklin Templeton Adds Hedge Funds to Canadian Adviser Pools
Sep 04/03
Franklin Templeton Investments added hedge funds to a family of 11 investment pools targeting high-net-worth investors through investment advisers. The idea is to add diversification and possibly some downside protection to the po...Read more

Hedge funds try to block RBC's Enron settlement
Sep 03/03
By KAREN HOWLETT - Globe & Mail - Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2003. A long-simmering dispute involving $440-million (U.S.) worth of stock in an Enron spinoff is back in court, with a group of hedge funds led by Silvercreek Management I...Read more

Canadian Hedge Fund Manager J.C. Clark Ltd to Participate in New Investable Hedge Fund Index
Aug 14/03
August 14, 2003/Toronto, ON… One of the core hedge funds advised by Toronto-based investment manager J.C. Clark Ltd has been included in the MSCI® Hedge Invest Index, a major new investable hedge fund index constructed by Morgan S...Read more

Calgary firm linked to hedge fund investigation
Aug 12/03
Financial Post: Sean Silcoff and Scott Adams: Zi Corp., a struggling Calgary-based software company and former stock market darling, is 49% owned by three hedge funds under investigation by the United States Securities Commission ...Read more

More hedge funds using ETFs to sell stocks - study
Aug 06/03
Reuters - More and more hedge funds are using the fast-growing exchange-traded funds as a way of easily short-selling the stock market or various sectors, a research report said this week. According to Greenwich Associates, a rese...Read more

Arrow Hedge Closes its Epic Capital Fund
Aug 06/03
The Arrow Epic Capital Fund will close to new investment, according to Jim McGovern, managing director and chief executive of Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. A long/short Canadian equity fund advised by Epic Capital Management Inc., Tor...Read more

Wounded hedge funds fire back: Institutions realize hedging can help performance
Jul 29/03
Jonathan Chevreau, Financial Post: please follow this link to the FP article; Read more... ...Read more

Norshield Introduces Unique New Fund
Jul 24/03
Norshield Financial Group (“Norshield”), an established leader in the management of hedge fund-of-funds, today announced the successful launching of a new fund: Univest Global Fund Ltd. (“Fund”). The Fund, a Cayman Islands exempte...Read more

US Headache for SA Fund
Jul 18/03
The US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused the Lancer hedge fund of extensive overvaluation and manipulation. This is a huge embarrassment for one of its biggest investors, Coronation Fund Managers. Read more......Read more

Interview with Investor Canada - Hedge Funds for Canadians
Jul 18/03
Hedge funds in Canada have become more and more popular in recent years, but if you're looking at hedge funds as a new investment vehicle, make sure you do your homework says Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. President & CEO Miklos Na...Read more

BluMont Man-IP 220 Series 2 Notes close at C$83.7 million
Jul 14/03
BluMont Man-IP 220 Series 2 Notes close at C$83.7 million, bringing total assets raised to date in the Man-IP 220 Series offerings to C$146.4 million. BluMont Capital Inc. (“BluMont”) (TSXV: BCC) is pleased to announce that its wh...Read more

Interest in Securitization of Hedge Funds Continues to Grow, Moody's Reports
Jul 09/03
Interest in Securitization of Hedge Funds Continues to Grow, Moody's Reports NEW YORK, July 9, 2003 -- Interest in securitizing hedge funds into collateralized fund obligations (CFOs) continues to grow as more funds become aware o...Read more

Banks' new frontier: prime brokerage- Hedge funds are industry's last great yield generator
Jun 24/03
Keith Kalawsky: Financial Post- Last week, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. eagerly played the role of matchmaker by bringing together institutional investors and hedge funds for an afternoon conference in Toronto billed as "Six in the...Read more

Hedge funds a key portfolio tool (Morningstar Canada)
Jun 24/03
While acknowledging that some alternative strategy funds have high-risk, high-return mandates, Knowles suggested that advisors and investors make more conservative choices. "Don't buy hedge funds for their return potential. B...Read more

National Life introduces Hedge Accounts
Jun 23/03
National Life announced Monday that it is now offering Hedge Accounts to new and recently issued Flex Account and e-Universal Life policies, providing policyowners with greater protection against the volatility of stock markets. T...Read more

SARS Slows Client Activity for Canadian Firm
Jun 20/03
The SARS epidemic in Canada was a drag on business development for Leeward Hedge Funds Inc. amid good performance for its Bull and Bear funds, according to officials for the company. With SARS infections slowing, Brendan Kyne, pre...Read more

Jun 18/03
Norshield Financial Group, a leading manager of fund-of-hedge funds in Canada, today announced that it has concluded agreements to establish undergraduate scholarships, based on excellence, for third- and or fourth-year students m...Read more

Alternative Asset Center announces the pre-order period of the third edition of its Fund of Hedge Fu
Jun 10/03
Many industry observers would agree that fund of hedge funds have become mainstream investment vehicles. Industry estimates for the size of the fund of hedge funds sector range from 1300 and 1500 funds with assets under management...Read more

Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust Exercises Over-Allotment Option
Jun 05/03
Tremont Investment Management, Inc., the manager of Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust (TSX: TT.UN), is pleased to announce that the Trust's agents, led by TD Securities Inc., have exercised the over-allotment option and acquired a...Read more

OSC reprimands hedge fund "adviser"
Jun 03/03
The Ontario Securities Commission on Monday released its decision regarding improper trading in a hedge fund by Stephen Duthie, a fixed income trader at Phoenix Research and Trading Corp. Phoenix provided investment advisory and p...Read more

Arrow Hedge extends offering of Multi-Strategy Notes
Jun 03/03
Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. announced Tuesday that Arrow Hedge Partners is extending the offering period for the Arrow Multi-Strategy Notes, Series I. The Notes are now available for purchase through FundSERV until June 20, 2003 wit...Read more

Tremont Advisers Expands Investment Management Team
May 30/03
Tremont Advisers, Inc. today announced the addition of three research analysts to its global Investment Management team. The new hires bolster Tremont's comprehensive coverage of hedge fund manager trading strategies in the U.S. a...Read more

BluMont launches new guaranteed note series
May 22/03
BluMont Capital is introducing a second series of principal-protected notes. They are 100% eligible for RRSPs and require a $5,000 subscription. Returns above the guarantee are based on the performance of the Man-AHL Diversified P...Read more

Canadian hedge fund takes top international ranking
May 21/03
Abria Diversified Arbitrage Trust, a market-neutral fund of hedge funds based in Toronto, climbed to the top of the rankings compiled by MARHedge, a global monitor of hedge fund managers, in April. Based on data to the end of Marc...Read more

Horizons Funds adds fixed income manager
May 21/03
Horizons Funds on Tuesday announced the addition of the Cornerstone Trading Co., Inc. of New York, as a portfolio manager in its Horizons Tactical Hedge Fund. Cornerstone's International Value Program is a systematic, value-based ...Read more

Pro-Hedge launches new hedge fund note. Prinicipal is guaranteed.
May 20/03
Pro-Hedge Fund Inc. announced Monday that the firm has launched Pro-Hedge Principal Protected Notes, Univest Series 1. "The Pro-Hedge Fund seeks to achieve long-term growth while reducing the broad swings the markets continue...Read more

Crowd flocks to SEC hearing on hedge funds
May 15/03
By Walter Hamilton:Los Angeles Times- WASHINGTON — The simmering controversy over hedge funds drew an overflow crowd yesterday to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing where industry executives defended the lightly re...Read more

Pension shortfalls threaten to explode
May 12/03
$18-billion in investment losses will force companies to shell out more to fund benefits plans. Canada's largest corporations face mounting demands on cash and higher expenses because of dramatically deepening losses last year in ...Read more

Former SEC chief urges tough hedge-fund regulation
May 07/03
"Former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. is calling for tough regulation of hedge funds, including registration and periodic audits of the high-risk investment vehicles," writes Deborah Solom...Read more

With equities in the doldrums, some Canadian universities are upping their stake in hedge funds
May 04/03
Battered in recent years by listless stock market returns, some of Canada's largest universities are picking a new place to invest their endowments: hedge funds. The University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of B...Read more

J.C. Clark closes hedge funds to new investors
Apr 29/03
J.C. Clark Ltd. announced that it has closed its flagship long/short equity hedge funds to new investors. The Preservation Trust and its off-shore equivalent, Preservation Capital, were closed as a result of the acquisition of sig...Read more

Duthie At OSC Hearing: Guidelines Were Not Restrictions
Apr 29/03
The staff of the Ontario Securities Commission presented its case against Stephen Duthie, in connection with the trades that led to the demise of Phoenix Fixed Income Arbitrage LP in January 2000. The hearing began last week with ...Read more

Norshield Financial Group Joins SFU GAWN Business Council
Apr 23/03
Montreal-based Norshield Financial Group is the latest firm to join the national Global Asset and Wealth Management (GAWM) Business Council at Simon Fraser University. The Council, whose members rank among the top Canadian investm...Read more

Arrow launches new hedge product
Apr 22/03
Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. recently launched the Arrow Guaranteed Multi Strategy Series Notes I. The hedge fund of funds is RSP eligible and available to all retail investors for a minimum investment of $5,000. Principle investment...Read more

Ontario Teachers’ Alternatives Chief Stays at Job, Despite Regulator Ban
Apr 16/03
Ronald Mock, vice president for alternative investments at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, lost his registration with the Ontario Securities Commission as part of a recent settlement for improper supervision of Phoenix Fixed ...Read more

SEC chief says hedge funds dodge scrutiny by regulators
Apr 11/03
"Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson said hedge funds are using exemptions in securities laws to avoid regulatory scrutiny, and that the agency needs to 'know more about what's going on at these inst...Read more

Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust files Final Prospectus
Apr 03/03
Tremont Investment Management, Inc., the manager of Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust (the "Trust"), is pleased to announce that it has filed a final prospectus with the securities commissions of all Canadian provinces f...Read more

Hedge funds face scrutiny
Mar 31/03
Securities regulators on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are scrutinizing the secretive world of hedge funds amid concerns that smaller, unsophisticated investors are jumping into the market. Industry regulators in Britain last w...Read more

BluMont Man-IP 220 Series 1 Notes close at $62.7 million
Mar 24/03
iPerformance Fund Inc. (TSXV: IPR), now operating as BluMont Capital Inc., (“BluMont”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BluMont Capital Corporation, has closed its first multi-manager/multi-strategy princip...Read more

Integrated Asset Management Adds Managed Futures
Mar 21/03
Alternative investment manager, Integrated Asset Management Corp., is buying a managed futures firm, according to a recent announcement. The firm entered into an agreement to purchase the operations of Aero Capital Corp., a Toront...Read more

Some hedge funds lose millions in run-up to war
Mar 20/03
Reuters - Before the first shot was even fired in Iraq, a handful of hedge funds lost hundreds of millions of dollars when markets turned against them on hopes the fighting would end quickly. So-called commodity trading advisors, ...Read more

@rgentum re-opens two more funds
Mar 20/03
@rgentum Management and Research Corp. announced Thursday that is has re-opened two funds for purchase by Canadian investors: @rgentum Canadian L/S Equity Portfolio; and @rgentum U.S. Market Neutral Portfolio. The two funds are th...Read more

Norshield Elevates Risk Management Platform
Mar 17/03
Norshield Financial Group, an established manager of hedge fund-of-funds in Canada, today announced an agreement with RiskMetrics Group, a leading New York-based risk analytics and technology firm, to expand its use of RiskMetric’...Read more

AIMA launches Canadian chapter
Mar 06/03
Hedge fund group has 38 founding members. The Alternative Investment Management Association has launched of the AIMA Canada chapter with 38 founding members. "There has clearly been a tremendous response from the hedge fund c...Read more

CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is up 1.28% in January: Managed Futures Index is top performer
Feb 19/03
The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is up 1.28% for January 2003, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC. “Markets remained jittery during January, responding to world news and uncertai...Read more

Tremont Investment Management, Inc. files Preliminary Prospectus for Tremont Capital Opportunity Tru
Feb 14/03
Tremont Investment Management, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus for the Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust (the "Trust") dated February 11, 2003 for the initial offering of units of t...Read more

Legacy Launches MBF Absolute Return Fund For Individual Investors
Feb 13/03
First Asset Advisory Services today announced the launch of the Legacy MBF Absolute Return Fund. This fund is the latest addition to Legacy's managed account program, offering institutional-class solutions for affluent and high ne...Read more

Arrow Hedge Launches Hedge Fund for Canadian Registered Plans
Feb 13/03
The Arrow RSP Multi-Strategy Fund is a “clone” of the original Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund and qualifies as 100% Canadian content for all Registered Savings Plans including RRSPs and RRIFs, according to Arrow Hedge officials. The fu...Read more

iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund Announces Annual Redemption
Feb 05/03
iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (TSX: ISH.UN) announced today that unitholders who chose to exercise their annual redemption privilege redeemed a total of 2,888,195 units, or 14% of the outstanding units at a net asset valu...Read more

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