Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jun 6 2008 | 10:30am ET
Long only asset management firm Acuity Funds is making a break for the alternatives space… sort of. The firm has launched the Acuity Pooled 130/30 Fund, which it hopes will help investors maximize return potential in up markets and protect assets in down markets.
“We want to help investors diversify not only by asset class, sector and region, but also by removing the biggest constraint that most portfolio managers have, which is an inability to add value in names that they don’t like,” said Hugh McCauley, managing director and lead portfolio manager.
Stephen Crawford, senior vice president, added that the risk/return advantages of 130/30 strategies have made this strategy popular among large institutional investors.
Founded in 1990, Toronto-based Acuity Investment Management manages approximately C$9.2 billion in assets on behalf of Acuity Mutual Funds, Acuity SRI Funds, Acuity Pooled Funds, Acuity Alpha Managed Portfolios and other products.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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