Northwater Says Fraud Affects Two Funds Of Funds

Oct 1 2008 | 9:01am ET

A Toronto-based hedge fund firm said yesterday it had to write down the entire value of a portfolio hedge fund that may have been the victim of fraud.

Northwater Capital Management did not identify the fund in question, which was held by two of its funds of hedge funds. But the firm, which manages C$8.5 billion, including C$4.8 billion in funds of funds, said it chose to write down the value of the fund to zero when calculating the funds’ net asset value for the end of the third quarter yesterday.

“Based upon the information it has received, it is not clear what portion of the trusts’ investments may be recovered, if any,” the firm said in a statement.

According to the firm, its Market-Neutral Trust had about 4.3% of its assets invested with the hedge fund in question; another fund, the Five-Year Market-Neutral Trust, had about 2.3% of its assets in the fund.


In Depth

GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom (Part II)

Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET

The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data...

 

From the current issue of