Award Winners Share Stories

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    Canada’s top investment industry experts joined a group of high-net-worth investors to hear from four winners of ‘2015 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards.’ These award-winning hedge fund managers detailed their successful investment strategies, as well as their perspectives on the market opportunities – and challenges – facing investors today. They also discussed the role and importance of including hedge funds in investment portfolios. Canada’s rapidly growing hedge fund industry is now estimated to have $30 billion in assets under management. In this low interest rate environment, with current equity market conditions, discerning investors are increasingly seeking out alternative investment strategies. Richard Pilosof, founding partner, chief executive officer and head of risk for RP Investment Advisors, said “Low rates are the new normal and investors have to diversify into alternatives as traditional strategies fail. Investors need to embrace alternatives and alternative asset managers need to satisfy investors’ expectations.” Presentations were made by Pierre Thauvette, senior investment research analyst at Claret Asset Management Corporation; Sean Rogister, CEO and CCO of Cortland Credit Distinct Debt Capital; Scott Reid, president and CIO at Stornoway Portfolio Management. Brooke Biscoe, vice-president of business development at Fundata Canada. He outlined the new risk ratings regime for Canadian hedge funds which is nearing the end of its industry consultation phase and will be implemented later this year.