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Balsam Hedge Funds today announced the launch of its first product, the Balsam Canadian Hedge Fund
Jun 06/02
Toronto, Canada (June 6, 2002) – Balsam Hedge Funds today announced the launch of its first product, the Balsam Canadian Hedge Fund Limited Partnership, one of the few Canadian-managed, single manager/single strategy absolute retu...Read more



Closing of iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund Initial Public Offering Gross Proceeds of $200 mil
May 16/02
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



Montrusco Bolton and Focus Group to launch Principal Protected Notes
May 15/02
Montrusco Bolton Investments, a leading Canadian investment management firm, and Bermuda-based hedge fund specialist Focus Group have structured a principal protected vehicle in cooperation with BDC (Business Development Bank of C...Read more



Ratings service Standard & Poor's announced plans Tuesday for an index that will track the hedge
May 08/02
Ratings service Standard & Poor's announced plans Tuesday for an index that will track the hedge fund industry. Over the past few years, various financial intermediaries and consultants have attempted to develop indexes that a...Read more



The Association for Investment Management and Research, the worldwide professional association
May 08/02
The Association for Investment Management and Research, the worldwide professional association of financial analysts, portfolio managers and other investment professionals, is holding its annual conference from May 12-15 in Toront...Read more



Montreal-based Montrusco Bolton and Bermuda-based Focus Group will be sponsoring their second
May 07/02
Montreal-based Montrusco Bolton and Bermuda-based Focus Group will be sponsoring their second conference this month in Toronto, Ontario. This will be the second of several conferences that the two firms will be initiating as part ...Read more



Northwater Market-Neutral Trust
May 03/02
The Northwater Market-Neutral Trust announced today that the projected net asset value of the Trust per unit, as at April 30, 2002, is $19.08. The return of the Trust for the month of April is estimated at 0.70%. The rolling 12-mo...Read more



Canada’s Canaccord Creates a Hedge Fund Consultant
May 01/02
Anticipating that falling investment minimums for Canadian hedge funds may spur heightened interest among a broader spectrum of investors, Canaccord Capital is set to consult on alternative investments. Bob Thomson, who sees his m...Read more



iPerformance Fund Inc. (CDNX: IPR) ("iPerform") has launched the iPerform Market Neutral Fund
Apr 12/02
iPerformance Fund Inc. (CDNX: IPR) ("iPerform") has launched the iPerform Market Neutral Fund, its latest hedge fund offering that expands the firm’s open-end product line-up to six funds. Employing an equity market neut...Read more



The new CI Multi-Manager Opportunities Fund is now available.
Apr 12/02
The new CI Multi-Manager Opportunities Fund is now available for sale. The fund was priced for the first time on Friday April 12th. The launch price is $100 per unit for the CDN$ fund and the US$ equivalent of $100 CDN for the US$...Read more



CIBC World Markets pulls retail hedge fund
Apr 03/02
CIBC World Markets has pulled its Advantage Advisers Multi-Sector Trust offering in Canada. They found demand to be weak, in part because of investors' appetite for investments in income trusts or other types of products structure...Read more



Montreal-based Montrusco Bolton and Bermuda-based Focus Group have just introduced their exclusive
Mar 20/02
Montreal-based Montrusco Bolton and Bermuda-based Focus Group have just introduced their exclusive sponsorship of hedgefunds.ca. The Web site's primary goal is to provide state-of-the-industry hedge fund information and objective ...Read more



Citibank and Triax re-open Hedge Fund Note program.
Mar 18/02
March 18, 2002: Citibank Canada and Triax Advanced Strategies Inc. are pleased to announce that they are re-opening the GPR Hedge Fund Notes for new purchases until April 23rd,2002. The first offering of the Notes was completed on...Read more



iPerform files preliminary prospectus in all provinces of Canada for an initial public offering
Mar 15/02
iPerform announced on Friday, March 15 that it has filed a preliminary prospectus in all provinces of Canada for an initial public offering of units of iPerform Strategic Partners Hedge Fund, a closed-end investment trust. A syndi...Read more



CIBC World launches hedge fund
Mar 14/02
CIBC World Markets Inc., a unit of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, is getting into the hedge fund business in Canada with the launch of a fund that aims to make money in a bear market. CIBC has filed a preliminary prospectus f...Read more



Hedge Fund Association launches new Canadian chapter.
Mar 06/02
March 6, 2002: The Hedge Fund Association, an international organization aimed at widening acceptance and awareness of hedge funds, has launched its Canadian Chapter. The new chapter will give hedge fund investors, managers and se...Read more



Arrow Hedge Partners announces the launch of its new Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund.
Mar 05/02
March 5, 2002: Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. of Toronto, today announced the launch of the Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund. The objective of the fund is to achieve absolute returns with low volatility and low correlation to major market ind...Read more



The Investment Funds Institute of Canada and Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. announce a new strategic
Feb 28/02
Feb 28, 2002: The Investment Funds Institute of Canada and Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. today announced that the two organizations have entered into a wide-ranging strategic alliance that will bring together the strengths of both org...Read more



Arrow Hedge Partners is adding two more funds to the lineup of hedge funds it distributes.
Feb 14/02
February 14, 2002: Arrow Hedge Partners is adding two more funds to the lineup of hedge funds it distributes. Arrow has signed an exclusive retail agreement to distribute the Arrow Milford Capital Fund, which specializes in high-y...Read more



Real Assets Investment Management launches its new Social Leaders Fund.
Feb 12/02
February 12, 2002: Real Assets Investment Management Inc. launches its Social Leaders Fund. Real Assets describes social leaders as companies committed to environmental and social sustainability. The Social Leaders Fund has so far...Read more



@rgentum Management and Research Corporation, manager of the @rgentum Group of Mutual Funds has been
Feb 11/02
@rgentum Management and Research Corporation, a Quebec-based manager of the @rgentum Group of Mutual Funds has been transfered under a litigation settlement agreement between Blue Heron Financial and Merchant Capital Group Inc. Un...Read more



Muntrusco Bolton Investments and its partner Focus Group announces the launch of the new Montrusco
Feb 05/02
February 5, 2002: Muntrusco Bolton Investments and its partner Focus Group announced the launch of the Montrusco Bolton Focus Global Fund Ltd. The new hedge fund will focus on providing investors with positive, absolute returns. F...Read more



Canada's Leeward Capital Management is planning a new Offshore fund based in the Cayman Islands.
Jan 30/02
January 30, 2002: Canada's Leeward Capital Management, fresh from it's hedge fund debut in July, is planning a companion Offshore fund based in the Cayman Islands. The fund is expected to be available to investors in May 2002. The...Read more



BPI Global Asset Management reopened its C$ 187.5 million (US$ 119 million) BPI Global Opportunities
Jan 16/02
Florida based BPI Global Asset Management, a subsidiary of Canadian mutual fund giant C.I. Funds, reopened its C$ 187.5 million (US$ 119 million) BPI Global Opportunities Fund lll to outside investors. ...Read more



Swift Trade Securities announces its plans to launch their first hedge fund product early this year.
Jan 14/02
Peter Beck of Swift Trade Securities Inc. of Toronto announced plans to launch their first hedge fund product. The fund will use proprietary day trading techniques developed by Swift Trade and is expected to be launched early this...Read more



Momentum Asset Management and Orbit Asset Management announced the launch of the MCAN Performance
Jan 09/02
Momentum Asset Management and Orbit Asset Management announced the launch of the MCAN Performance Strategies Fund. The new hedge fund product will mirror the Orbit Global Strategy Fund, which is part of the Momentum Group of hedge...Read more



Maple Financial, an investment firm based in Toronto, is starting to open its highly profitable
Jan 08/02
Maple Financial, an investment firm based in Toronto, is starting to open its highly profitable proprietary-trading operation to outside investors. Maple has been an independent firm since 1997. ...Read more



Eric Sprott, a fund manager and founder of Sprott Securities Inc., has bought the firm's money
Jan 04/02
Eric Sprott, a fund manager and founder of Sprott Securities Inc., has bought the firm's money management arm and relinquished his post as chairman of the brokerage. He said the goal of the transaction was to have ownership and ma...Read more



StoneHedge Funds launches its new StoneHedge North American Long/Short Equity Fund.
Jan 02/02
StoneHedge Funds Inc. of Humboldt, Saskatchewan launched the StoneHedge North American Long/Short Equity Fund. This alternative investment vehicle is the first hedge fund from the Saskatchewan based StoneHedge, although its portfo...Read more



The new 100% RRSP eligible Arrow Global RSP Multi-Manager Fund is the latest offering from Arrow
Jan 01/02
The Arrow Global RSP Multi-Manager Fund is the latest offering from Arrow Hedge Partners. Arrow has structured the fund of funds to be 100% eligible for Registered Retirement Savings Plans. ...Read more



Hillsdale Investment Management announces the launch and seeding of the institutional class of two
Dec 21/01
Hillsdale Investment Management announced the launch and seeding of the institutional class of two of its funds: the Hillsdale Canadian Market Neutral Equity Fund and the Hillsdale Canadian Aggressive Hedged Equity Fund. ...Read more



HR Strategies has created a structured-note fund of funds vehicle that will allow Canadian retail
Jan 19/01
HR Strategies has teamed up with a pair of Canadian heavyweights to create a structured-note fund of funds vehicle that will allow Canadian retail investors access to a hedge fund strategy with no minimum investment requirement. T...Read more



Royal Bank of Canada and Norshield Financial Group, one of Canada’s leading hedge fund managers
Jan 12/01
Key Features: --The Notes are managed by one of Canada’s most successful and established Fund of Hedge Funds managers.--They provide access to a manager who has produced consistent superior risk-adjusted returns with a low correla...Read more



Prerequisites for investor eligibility in Canada’s budding hedge fund industry redefined by
Jan 09/01
A recent redefinition of the term “accredited investor” by the Ontario Securities Commission leads to changes in Canada’s budding hedge fund industry by lowering the minimum prerequisites for investor eligibility....Read more



Alterra Capital partners with UK-based Fortune Asset Management and brings Canadian investors a new
Nov 30/99
Alterra Capital partners with UK-based Fortune Asset Management and brings Canadian investors a new approach to hedge fund investing Toronto, June 6, 2007 Alterra Capital today announced it has entered into an exclusive par...Read more



Dundee joins CHC in student housing venture
Nov 30/99
Please watch the report here (BNN) and here (CBC). ...Read more



SEC won't appeal hedge fund rule
Nov 30/99
The Securities and Exchange Commission said yesterday that it will not appeal a court decision that overturned a rule requiring hedge fund advisers to register with the regulator.The decision comes a month and a half after a Distr...Read more



Arrow Hedge unveils principal protected notes
Nov 30/99
New notes linked to Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund   Bank of Nova Scotia and Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. today announced the launch of The Bank of Nova Scotia Arrow Multi-Strategy Fund Deposit Notes, Series 1.Designed to ap...Read more



Hedge funds confident about future
Nov 30/99
Hedge fund managers are the most optimistic among financial services about the prospects for 2008 according to the latest financial services survey from the UK’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (...Read more



New thinking drives fund manager mergers
Nov 30/99
Boom could yet run out of steam as the industry changes. The asset management industry enjoyed a record year for mergers and acquisitions, and the deals told their own story about the changing face of the investment sector.Some bi...Read more



Alternative strategies resilient in April
Dec 31/69
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was almost flat in April with a performance of -0.02% (+1.52% in 2012), showing resilience despite disappointing economic news flow. Eight Lyxor Strategic Indices out of 14 ended the month in posit...Read more



Dec 31/69
The latest edition of the AIMA Journal includes a comprehensive review of all the regulatory and policy news relating to the hedge fund industry worldwide. The cover story is a piece by Simon Savage, Risk Specialis...Read more



Hedge funds down 2.52% in 2011, says Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index
Dec 31/69
Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished the fourth quarter up 0.71%, however, the overall performance for the year was down 2.52%, according to the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fun...Read more

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