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BluMont Man Guaranteed Fund Unveiled
Feb 03/03
BluMont Capital Corp., formerly known as iPerform, launched its first multi-manager principal guaranteed fund, as part of its strategic alliance with Man Investment Products*, London. The retail fund, BluMont Man-IP 220 Series 1 N...Read more

Balsam launches new hedge fund
Jan 31/03
Balsam Hedge Funds is launching the Balsam Canadian Conservative Hedge Fund Trust, an RRSP eligible absolute return product for investors in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. The trust has two primary objectives: preservation...Read more

SEC considers major changes for hedge funds
Jan 30/03
"Wrapping up an eight-month investigation into the hedge-fund business, Securities and Exchange Commission officials are eyeing a push for sweeping changes in the way hedge funds operate," writes Gregory Zuckerman in tod...Read more

Regulators review complaints about hedge funds' research
Jan 23/03
"For decades, companies have complained that short-sellers were ganging up unfairly to drive down the price of their stocks," writes Randall Smith in today's Wall Street Journal. "Now, they have the ear of regulator...Read more

iPerform Hedge Funds Changes Name to BluMont Capital; Appoints New President
Jan 20/03
Toronto, Ontario – iPerformance Fund Inc. (TSXV: IPR) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that, effective January 20, 2003, its subsidiary, iPerformance Fund Corp., will be changing its name to BluMont Capital Cor...Read more

National Life launches new hedge fund product
Jan 15/03
National Life's new "Fund of Funds" hedge fund product, a first in the Canadian segregated fund industry, provides significant alternative to conventional methods of wealth management. The National Life Alternative Inves...Read more

KBSH, Arrow Hedge announce joint venture
Dec 17/02
KBSH Capital Management Inc. and Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. are announcing a joint venture, with KBSH Capital Management becoming the sole distributor of the Arrow Hedge fund of funds products to the institutional marketplace. KBSH...Read more

Tremont expands research coverage of Canadian hedge funds
Dec 12/02
Tremont Investment Management, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Tremont Advisers, Inc., a global provider of hedge fund investment management services, announced today that it will be greatly expanding its research coverage of Can...Read more

Pescara Partners Launches Hedge Fund of Funds
Dec 11/02
Pescara Partners Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Pescara Fund of Funds, the first in a future series of hedge fund of funds. The Fund will be distributed through registered dealers in Ontario and is available via the F...Read more

Epic Fund produces 54% returns as it marks 2-year track record. Long/Short Hedge Fund Ranks 2nd out
Dec 09/02
David Fawcett and Tom Schenkel, co-portfolio managers of The Epic Limited Partnership Fund ("Epic"), said today that their Fund produced returns of 54% net to investors over the past two years or 24% annualized. "As...Read more

Hedge fund reallocates investment advisor line up
Dec 04/02
iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund intends to increase the capital allocated to accounts sub-advised by J.C. Clark Ltd. and SciVest Capital Management Inc. The manager of the fund iPerformance Fund Corp., has notified Hillsdal...Read more

Merchant Capital completes @rgentum acquisition
Nov 21/02
Merchant Capital Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of @rgentum Management and Research Corp. Regulatory approval for the transfer of ownership of @rgentum to Merchant Capital was received on October 24, from the provincial ...Read more

Genoa Capital to Launch Canadian and U.S. Hedge Funds
Nov 05/02
The Canadian hedge fund firm Genoa Capital Inc. announced that it would launch two new funds in January 2003. Both partnerships would use relative value arbitrage (pairs trading), merger arbitrage and event-driven arbitrage as str...Read more

The directors of the BPI American Opportunities Fund Inc.
Oct 31/02
We are writing to inform you that the directors of the BPI American Opportunities Fund Inc. have decided to wind up the Fund for the end of December, 2002. The past few years have been a very challenging period for investors and o...Read more

Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. Selects RiskMetrics Group.
Oct 31/02
Jim McGovern, Managing Director and CEO of Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. announced today an agreement with RiskMetrics Group, a New York based risk analytics and technology firm. Arrow Hedge will implement RiskMetrics Group's full sui...Read more

SciVest to launch three new funds
Oct 09/02
This Friday we launch our three new market neutral funds (Conservative, Aggressive and U.S. Index Plus) along with our Multiple Strategies fund, which encompasses all of our market neutral strategies. ...Read more

Sprott Sees Markets Headed Lower
Oct 04/02
Canadian-owned Sprott closed the Sprott Hedge Fund LP I to all investors on July 31, and launched the Sprott Hedge Fund LP II on Aug. 31. The new fund, like its predecessor, uses a long/short equity strategy, supplemented by arbit...Read more

Canadian iPerform Sees Big Asset Growth Ahead
Oct 04/02
Hedge fund firm iPerformance Fund Corp. expects to reach C$1 billion (US$629 million) in assets by the end of 2003, according to executives for the firm. Speaking at a conference call for the publicly traded company, President and...Read more

Alternative Asset Center announced the launch of the second edition
Oct 03/02
ZURICH, October 1 – 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 ass...Read more

Principal Protection Products Gather Interest & Assets in U.S.
Oct 02/02
New study sheds light on the escalating development of principal protected mutual funds, insurance products, and hedge funds - Today, FRC announced the release of the first comprehensive study to focus on the principal protection ...Read more

Oil patch hedge fund on stream
Oct 01/02
DeltaOne Energy Fund LP, a hedge fund is being formally launched today. The fund will buy short and long in commodities and stocks, but will focus on North American oil and gas producers. Mr. Molyneaux, research director at FirstE...Read more

iPerformance Fund Inc. (TSXV: IPR) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary
Sep 10/02
iPerformance Fund Inc. (TSXV: IPR) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, iPerformance Fund Corp. ("iPerform"), and Man Investment Products Inc. (“Man USA”) have formed a strategic alliance to market an...Read more

No Effect For Hedge Funds Seen From Planned Mackenzie Sale
Sep 09/02
Mackenzie Financial Corp. recently announced its plans to sell its subsidiary Mackenzie Investment Management to Kansas City-based Waddell & Reed Financial for US$74 million, but the move is not expected to effect the Canadian...Read more

SciVest to launch 3 new funds
Sep 04/02
September will see the launch of three new funds that capitalize on SciVest's expertise in Market Neutral investing, including Conservative, Aggressive and Index-Plus versions of thier current offering. ...Read more

iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (the “Fund”) today announced that the Fund intends to replace
Sep 03/02
On behalf of the Fund, notice has been given to Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. (“GAM”) by iPerformance Fund Corp., the manager of the Fund (the “Manager”). GAM has been instructed to begin liquidating the investment portfolio ...Read more

iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund announces normal course issuer bid
Aug 28/02
iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (the “Fund”) today announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has accepted a notice filed by the Fund of its intention to make a normal course issuer bid through the faci...Read more

The Lowdown on Hedge Funds: Riders on The Storm
Aug 19/02
August 19, 2002 - New York, NY -- The Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group (“Hennessee Group LLC”), a global hedge fund investment consulting firm, which advises individuals and institutions on over $1 billion in assets, today anno...Read more

Investors flee mutual funds in July Net redemptions top $1.1 billion
Aug 15/02
Investors showed their first signs of running away from long-term funds in July, according to statistics compiled by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Net sales, excluding re-invested distributions of $221.1 million, total...Read more

Balsam Hedge Fund available via FundSERV
Aug 06/02
Balsam Capital Management Ltd., the general partner of Balsam Canadian Hedge Fund LP, says the fund is now available through investment dealers in Ontario via FundSERV. In addition the firm has appointed Gary Ostoich, a partner at...Read more

Tremont Advisers wins two pension fund mandates
Aug 05/02
TREMONT ADVISERS WINS TWO PENSION FUND MANDATES: Rye, NY, August 5, 2002 -- Tremont Advisers, Inc. announced that, as part of its effort to reach out to pension funds interested in alternative investments, the firm has won mandate...Read more

Hedge Funds Increasingly Being Added to Individual Investor Portfolios Worldwide
Aug 05/02
BUT SEEK ADVICE BEFORE INVESTING, URGES MERRILL LYNCH- As investors around the world look for investments in today's volatile markets, many are increasingly adding alternative investment products, such as hedge funds, to their por...Read more

Growth for Canada’s iPerform Hedge Funds
Aug 02/02
After seeing its assets mushroom to C$300 million (US$190 million) since the beginning of the year, Canadian hedge fund distributor iPerform is gearing up for its next spurt of growth with the recent hires of three mutual fund ind...Read more

Leeward Capital Hires Client Relations Specialist
Jul 31/02
Tonilyn Miil joins Leeward Capital Management as a client relationship specialist on Aug. 12. Ms. Miil previously worked as a investor relations manager for Canada’s Synergy Mutual Funds. In her newly created post at Leeward, Ms. ...Read more

Hedge fund managers are back
Jul 26/02
"How fitting that the Dow Jones industrial average is back to its 1998 levels," writes Danny Hakim in today's New York Times. "John W. Meriwether, whose hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Management, flamed out in specta...Read more

Ontario Board Considers Taylor/Phoenix settlement
Jul 22/02
The Phoenix Fixed Income Arbitrage LP, which collapsed in January 2000, continued its lingering administrative afterlife July 18. Phoenix haunted a hearing room of the Ontario Securities Commission that morning, when the OSC consi...Read more

Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. and Epic Capital Management Inc. Announce Launch of Arrow Epic Capital
Jul 19/02
TORONTO, July 19 /CNW/ - Jim McGovern, Managing Director and CEO of Arrow Hedge Partners Inc., David Fawcett, founder and Portfolio Manager of Epic Capital, and Tom Schenkel, Partner and Portfolio Manager of Epic Capital Managemen...Read more

Dynamic Mutual Funds Ltd. (“Dynamic”) announced today that its parent company
Jul 15/02
Dynamic Mutual Funds Ltd. (“Dynamic”) announced today that its parent company, Dundee Wealth Management Inc. (DW, DW.WT - TSX), has arranged to acquire 100% of StrategicNova Inc. and will merge that company with Dynamic. The acqui...Read more

Arrow Hedge Partners announced that the Arrow Epic Capital Fund, a long/short fund, is now open
Jul 11/02
Arrow Hedge Partners announced that the Arrow Epic Capital Fund, a long/short fund, is now open to investors who meet the accredited or sophisticated investor rules....Read more

Merchant Capital has acquired the @rgentum family of mutual funds
Jul 11/02
Merchant Capital has acquired the @rgentum family of mutual funds, which includes three hedge funds available to retail investors for a minimum investment of $500. ...Read more

IFIC launches Hedge Fund Appendix. Alliance with Canadian Hedge Watch bears fruit
Jul 11/02
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada and Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. are announcing the completion of the Hedge Fund Appendix written by Miklos Nagy, CEO of Canadian Hedge Watch. The appendix is designed to provide an overall un...Read more

MSCI launches family of hedge fund indices
Jul 09/02
Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. is launching a new index family featuring more than 90 indices derived from hedge funds. The indices are organized in accordance with the comprehensive MSCI Hedge Fund Classification Stand...Read more

iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund to post fund updates on the iPerformance web site
Jul 05/02
iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund (TSE: ISH.UN) is pleased to announce that, commencing on July 7, 2002, updates in respect of the Fund's performance, weighting and holdings will be posted on the web site of its manager, iPer...Read more

WorldCom woes hit hedge funds
Jul 03/02
WorldCom Inc.'s woes are starting to hit hedge funds and the entire corporate bond market, raising red flags for the rest of the economy," writes Gregory Zuckerman in today's Wall Street Journal. "Traders say the WorldCo...Read more

Canadian Failure-to-Supervise Case is Settled
Jun 20/02
TORONTO—The Ontario Securities Commission approved a settlement June 17 of its staff’s failure-to-supervise allegations against hedge fund manager Mark Kassirer, formerly chairman of Phoenix Research and Trading Corp. Phoenix Rese...Read more

David and Goliath: StoneHedge slings to 'Top'
Jun 20/02
StoneHedge Funds Inc.'s North American Long Short Fund is the third best performing hedge fund available in Canada for the past month, says president Craig Dutton. The fund was ranked a 'Top Performer' by Globe Fund, the Globe and...Read more

Global Hedge Fund Assets to Top $1 Trillion by 2004, in Part Due to the New Target Market of Merely
Jun 19/02
Boston, MA, June 19, 2002 - - Hedge funds have been gaining popularity in both the U.S. and Canada as investors search for alternative investment strategies, particularly those with protection against market volatility. According ...Read more

Midridge Fund Launch
Jun 14/02
Toronto, Canada, June 14, 2002 - Does your current investment portfolio remind you of the Titanic? Try the Midridge Fund US Market Neutral Strategy at www.midridge.com/hedgefund/start.asp . Whether the stock market goes up or down...Read more

Montreal (QC), Canada, Montreal-based Norshield Financial Group announced today the launch of
Jun 13/02
Montreal (QC), Canada, June 13, 2002, Montreal based Norshield Financial Group announced today the launch of Olympus United Group Inc., an integrated component of the financial solutions company that will promote and manage its in...Read more

Sprott Asset Management Inc. Closing of the Sprott Hedge Fund LP
Jun 11/02
TORONTO, ONTARIO – June 11, 2002. Sprott Asset Management Inc. (“SAM”) today announced the closing of the Sprott Hedge Fund LP to new and existing investors effective July 31, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Final subscriptions will be acc...Read more

Hedge Funds Offer Nothing New Except Opportunities: Analyst
Jun 07/02
(June 7, 2002) While high net worth investors in Canada have embraced hedge funds with alacrity, pension funds remain reluctant. The allocations are still very low, says Wendy Brodkin, president of Goodman & Company Institutio...Read more

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