Alternative IQ Announces Winners of 9th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards

Alternative IQ today announced the winners of the 2016 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, the highest honour in Canada's hedge fund industry. The Canadian Hedge Fund Awards help investors identify the most exceptional hedge funds of the year, recognizing winners in 4 categories as well as the Overall Best 2016 Canadian Hedge Fund. The Claret Global Multi-Asset LP won the second place for the best 1 year return with 24.69% in the Global Macro/Managed Futures/Multi-Strategy category.

Some stocks for retired investors

Stocks with an attractive dividend, that are relatively sheltered from a future interest rate rise and for which the time horizon varies from 10 to 15 years. It is according to those criteria that we have invited four portfolio managers to propose some investments that retired investors would benefit from. Here is Keith Farrant's selection, a portfolio manager and senior analyst at Claret: WSP Global, AG Growth International, Apple, Cisco. 

Independent players: specialization and independence

"In private wealth management, our first role is to be a trustee as we have the responsibility to act in the highest interest of the client", explains Jean-Paul Giacometti, vice-president at Claret Asset Management Corporation. Despite their good intentions, banks are struggling not to end up in conflicts of interest, according to Claret's vice-president. And this is why independent firms also have their place in the private management sector. 

How would you invest a $100 000 portfolio?

Investing $100 000 in equities on a 5 years time horizon. Here is the challenge we presented to four portfolio managers. Keith Farrant mentions at the outset that the usual portfolio composition at Claret contains 50 to 75 securities. The firm uses a bottom up approach based on fundamental analysis. "We do not do macroeconomic analysis, we usually do not rely on specific sectors and we do not try to forecast market movements either."

Investors and Industry Experts Meet Canada's Award-Winning Hedge Fund Managers

Canada's top investment industry experts joined a group of high-net-worth investors to hear from four particularly interesting winners of 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards (CHFAs). Among these award-winning hedge fund managers was Pierre Thauvette, Senior Investment Research Analyst from Claret Asset Management Corporation, whose Claret Global Multi-Asset LP took 1st place for best 1-Year return in the managed futures category at the 2015 CHFAs. This fund is a systematic, long-term, trend following program that invests in over 150 futures contracts and/or ETFs across various asset classes.