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Hedge Funds

Alternative IQ Announces Winners of 8th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards

Toronto - Alternative IQ announced the winners of the 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, the highest honour in Canada's hedge fund industry. The awards were presented yesterday evening at a Gala Dinner at One King West Hotel in Toronto with over 100 guests in attendance. Masters of Ceremony were Brooke Biscoe, Vice President, Business Development, Fundata Canada and Peter Hayes, National Director, Alternative Investments, KPMG LLP, whose companies are also the principal sponsors of the 2015 CHFA program.

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 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund. The hedge fund awards are based solely on quantitative performance data to June 30th, with Fundata managing the tabulation of the data to determine the winners. Additional awards, based on nominations, recognize top service providers to the industry.

The 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund Award winners are:

Overall Best 2015 Canadian Hedge Fund:
(based on best combined 10 year annualized return and Sharpe ratio).

Blair Franklin Global Credit Fund (10 year return: 13.82% and 10 year Sharpe ratio: 3.31%)
Finalists: 2nd place went to PH&N Absolute Return Fund and 3rd place to King & Victoria Fund

Equity Focused:

Best 1 Year Return:Lightwater Nimble Fund - 62.97%
Best 5 Year Return:DKAM Capital Ideas Fund - 25.49%
Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio:DKAM Capital Ideas Fund - 2.27%

Credit Focused:

Best 1 Year Return:Cortland Credit Strategies LP - 5.60%
Best 5 Year Return:Stornoway Recovery Fund - 14.76%
Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio:RP Debt Opportunities Fund - 2.98%

Market Neutral:

Best 1 Year Return:CC&L Q Market Neutral Fund Group - 32.40%
Best 5 Year Return:CC&L Q Market Neutral Fund Group - 11.20%
Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio:Ross Smith Capital Investment A - 2.61%

Global Macro/Managed Futures/Multi-Strategy:

Best 1 Year Return:Claret Global Multi Asset LP - 29.94%
Best 5 Year Return:JM Catalyst Fund - 13.71%
Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio:PH&N Absolute Return Fund - 2.88%

Awards were also presented to those service providers that Canadian hedge fund managers voted most valuable to them: CommonWealth Fund Services received the award for the top Canadian Hedge Fund Administrator, the top Canadian Prime Broker award went to TD Securities Prime Brokerage, the votes were split evenly for the top Canadian Law Firm where awards were given to both Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, and KPMG LLP was voted the top Canadian Accounting Firm.

In addition to the principal sponsors other key sponsors this year were CommonWealth Fund Services and SGGG Fund Services.

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