Alternative IQ Announces the Top Contenders for the 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 3, 2019) – Alternative IQ today announced the Top Contenders for the 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards. The Winners will receive their awards – the highest honour in Canada’s hedge fund industry – on Tuesday, October 22nd at the annual CHFA Gala Dinner at One King West Hotel in Toronto following THE 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Conference.

A total of 197 Canadian Hedge Funds were included in the 2019 CHFA program. For the full Directory of Canadian Hedge Funds, check here: http://alternativeiq.com/hf-directory/ where you will also see a chart of Average Performance by Hedge Fund Category.

The annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards help investors identify the best performing hedge funds by recognizing winners in 5 performance measures across 5 categories as well as the Overall Best Canadian Hedge Fund. The awards are based solely on quantitative performance data to June 30th, with Fundata Canada managing the tabulation of the data to determine the winners.

In alphabetical order, the Top Contenders for 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards are:

Overall Best 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund:
(based on 10 year best combined annualized return and Sharpe ratio).

Agilith North American Diversified Fund
Blair Franklin Global Credit Fund
Broadview Dark Horse LP (Ewing Morris & Co.)
Calrossie Partners Fund
DKAM Capital Ideas Fund
Fort Investment Global Diversified
GFI Good Opportunities Fund
Goodwood Milford Fund
Groundlayer Alpha Fund
King & Victoria Fund LP

Equity Focused:

Best 1 Year Return Best 3 Year Return Best 5 Year Return
Broadview Dark Horse LP (Ewing Morris &Co.) AlphaNorth Partners Fund GFI Good Opportunities Fund
Canoe Energy Alpha Fund LP Dynamic Global Growth Opportunities Fund Goodwood SPValue Fund
Dynamic Global Growth Opportunities Fund GFI Good Opportunities Fund Highstreet Global Equity Fund
GFI Good Opportunities Fund Goodwood SPValue Fund Lumen Long Short Equity Fund
Goodwood SPValue Fund Groundlayer Alpha Fund Pathfinder Partners’ Fund
Lynwood Opportunities Fund MMCap Canadian Fund Peregrine Investment Management Fund LP
Maplewest Partners Fund NISO Fund Portland Focused Plus Fund LP
NewGen Equity Long-Short Fund LP Pathfinder Partners’ Fund ROMC Fund
Portland Focused Plus Fund LP Peregrine Investment Management Fund LP The K2 Principal Fund LP

Quintessence Wealth Enhanced Long/Short Total Return Fund

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Portland Focused Plus Fund LP“en-ca”> Venator Select Fund
Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio
Ewing Morris Opportunities Fund LP Broadview Dark Horse LP (Ewing Morris & Co.
GFI Good Opportunities Fund BSD Global Tech Hedge Fund LP
Groundlayer Alpha Fund Ewing Morris Opportunities Fund LP
Lumen Long Short Equity Fund GFI Good Opportunities Fund
Maplewest Partners Fund Groundlayer Alpha Fund
NISO Fund Lumen Long Short Equity Fund
Pathfinder Partners’ Fund Pathfinder Partners’ Fund
The K2 Principal Fund LP The K2 Principal Fund LP
WARATAH Income WARATAH Income
WARATAH Performance WARATAH Performance

Credit Focused:

Best 1 Year Return Best 3 Year Return Best 5 Year Return
Algonquin Debt Strategies Fund LP Algonquin Debt Strategies Fund LP Dynamic Credit Absolute Return Fund
East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow) East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow) East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow)
East Coast Performance Fund LP East Coast Performance Fund LP East Coast Performance Fund LP
Goodwood Milford Fund Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund
Guardian Strategic Income Fund Guardian Strategic Income Fund Goodwood Milford Fund
Lawrence Park Credit Strategies Fund NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP Guardian Strategic Income Fund
RP Debt Opportunities Fund Picton Mahoney Income Opportunities Fund Lawrence Park Credit Strategies Fund
RP Select Opportunities Fund Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund
Venator Income Fund Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund RP Debt Opportunities Fund
YTM Capital Credit Opportunities Fund RP Select Opportunities Fund RP Select Opportunities Fund
Algonquin Debt Strategies Fund LP Blair Franklin Global Credit Fund
Blair Franklin Global Credit Fund East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow)
Davis Rea Enhanced Income Fund East Coast Performance Fund LP
East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow) Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund
East Coast Performance Fund LP GS+A Credit Arbitrage Fund
GS+A Credit Arbitrage Fund Lawrence Park Credit Strategies Fund
Lawrence Park Credit Strategies Fund Marret Investment Grade Hedged Strategies Fund
Lawrence Park Enhanced Preferred Fund Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund
NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP RP Debt Opportunities Fund
YTM Capital Credit Opportunities Fund RP Select Opportunities Fund

Market Neutral:

Best 1 Year Return Best 3 Year Return Best 5 Year Return
Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada) Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada) Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada)
CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund EHP Foundation Fund CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund
EHP Foundation Fund Formula Growth Alpha Fund CC&L Market Neutral Fund
FDP Market Neutral Private Portfolio Galliant Market Neutral Fund Curvature LP
Galliant Market Neutral Fund HGC Arbitrage Fund LP Curvature Market Neutral Fund (Arrow)
HGC Arbitrage Fund LP PCJ Absolute Return Formula Growth Alpha Fund
PCJ Absolute Return Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund HGC Arbitrage Fund LP
Picton Mahoney Global Market Neutral Equity Fund RBC QUBE Market Neutral Canadian Equity Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund
Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund RBC QUBE Market Neutral World Equity RBC QUBE Market Neutral Canadian Equity
WARATAH One WARATAH One WARATAH One
Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio
Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada) Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada)
EHP Foundation Fund CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund
Formula Growth Alpha Fund CC&L Market Neutral Fund
Galliant Market Neutral Fund Curvature LP
HGC Arbitrage Fund LP Curvature Market Neutral Fund (Arrow)
PCJ Absolute Return Formula Growth Alpha Fund
Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund HGC Arbitrage Fund LP
RBC QUBE Market Neutral World Equity Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund
WARATAH Energy RBC QUBE Market Neutral Canadian Equity
WARATAH One WARATAH One

Global Macro/Managed Futures/Multi-Strategy:

Best 1 Year Return Best 3 Year Return Best 5 Year Return
Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund Arrow Global Advantage Fund Barometer Global Macro Pool
Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund
Fort Investment Global Diversified Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund CC&L Absolute Return Fund
Hillsdale Global Income Fund Fort Investment Global Diversified Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund
Invesco Balalnced-Risk Allocation Pool JM Catalyst Fund Fort Investment Global Diversified
Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund JM Catalyst Fund
Manulife Global Absolute Return Strategies PalosFund Income Fund, LP Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund
Next Edge AHL Fund PH&N Absolute Return Fund Next Edge AHL Fund
Picton Mahoney Diversified Strategies Fund Picton Mahoney Diversified Strategies Fund Palos Income Fund, LP
ReSolve Acorn Diversified Trust WFC Opportunities Trust PH&N Absolute Return Fund
Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio
Arrow Global Advantage Fund Barometer Global Macro Pool
Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund
Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund CC&L Absolute Return Fund
Fort Investment Global Diversified Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund
JM Catalyst Fund Fort Investment Global Diversified
Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund JM Catalyst Fund
Palos Income Fund, LP Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund
PH&N Absolute Return Fund Palos Income Fund, LP
Picton Mahoney Diversified Strategies Fund PH&N Absolute Return Fund
WFC Opportunities Trust Picton Mahoney Diversified Strategies Fund

Private Debt:

Best 1 Year Return Best 3 Year Return Best 5 Year Return
AIP Global Macro Fund LP AIP Global Macro Fund LP AIP Global Macro Fund LP
Bridging Mid-Market Debt Fund Bridging Income Fund LP Bridging Income Fund LP
Bridging Private Debt Institutional Fund LP Bridging Private Debt Institutional Fund LP Bridging Private Debt Institutional Fund LP
Invico Diversified Income Fund Cortland Credit Strategies LP Cortland Credit Strategies LP
Next Edge Private Debt Fund Invico Diversified Income Fund Invico Diversified Income Fund
Ninepoint TEC Private Credit Fund Next Edge Private Debt Fund Ninepoint Alternative Income Fund
Quantius Innovation Income Fund LP Ninepoint TEC Private Credit Fund Ninepoint TEC Private Credit Fund
Rockridge Private Debt & Real Estate Pool Portland Private Income Fund Portland Private Income Fund
Third Eye Capital Alternative Credit Trust Third Eye Capital Alternative Credit Trust Third Eye Capital Alternative Credit Trust
Westbridge Capital Partners Income Trust VPC Specialty Finance Fund Westbridge Capital Partners Income Trust

THE 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Conference:

In the afternoon of October 22nd, at THE Canadian Hedge Fund Conference preceding the Gala Awards Dinner, Canada’s hedge fund managers, their staff and associates along with individual and institutional investors and their advisors, will hear industry colleagues discuss key issues facing Canada’s hedge fund industry. Speakers and panelists include those from: Belco LGT Capital Partners, CIBC Capital Markets, Dynamic Funds, Fundata Canada, Edgehill Partners, Highview Financial, J C Clark, KPMG, Mackenzie Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP); Picton Mahoney Asset Management, Richardson GMP, Richter Family Office, Sigma Sandbox, Spartan Fund Management, Weathermark Group Ltd.,

KPMG and Fundata Canada are the Principal Sponsors of the Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards program. THE 2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Conference and Gala Awards Dinner would simply not be possible without the generous support of all its partners, including Table Sponsors: SS&C Commonwealth Fund Services, and SGGG Fund Services; Contributing Presenters: CIBC Capital Markets and Sigma Sandbox; Associate Sponsors: Alliance Sales and Marketing, AUM Law, EXT Marketing, Introduction Capital, IRI and TD Securities; and Media Partners: 100 Women in Finance, AIMA Canada, and Newsfile. This year’s Chosen Charity Partner is, once again, Help for Children.

For more information about the CHFA program go to: www.alternativeiq.com or call:

Julie Makepeace
Managing Director, Alternative IQ
jmakepeace@alliancesalesandmarketing.com
416-906-3782

About Alternative IQ: Alternative IQ is dedicated to celebrating, supporting and expanding Canada’s Hedge Fund Industry. AIQ produces the annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards program, its presentation event held in Toronto each October (performance as at June 30th), and THE Canadian Hedge Fund Conference, also held annually in Toronto. Alternative IQ also produces the CHFA Winners Showcase Investor Conferences, at which the Managers of award-winning hedge funds present to investors, and produces various other programs and publications serving the hedge fund industry in Canada. Alternative IQ is a division of Alliance Sales and Marketing, Inc.

About the Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards: The Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards were first held in 2008 and have a two-fold objective: firstly, to recognize and celebrate the talent in Canada’s hedge fund industry and, secondly, to raise awareness of that expertise throughout the investment community. The Canadian Hedge Fund Awards are based solely on quantitative performance data to June 30th, with Fundata Canada managing the tabulation of the data to determine the winners.

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