Alternative IQ Announces the Top Contenders for the 2021 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2021) – Alternative IQ today announced the Top Contenders for the 2021 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, the highest honour in Canada’s hedge fund industry. Winners will be announced at the Canadian Hedge Fund Awards Virtual Presentation Event streaming on-line at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 19th.

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 collecting and tabulating the data to determine the winners.

A total of 226 Canadian Hedge Funds were included in the 2021 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.

In alphabetical order, the Top Contenders for 2021 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards are:

Overall Best 2021 Canadian Hedge Fund:
(based on 10 year best combined annualized return and Sharpe ratio).

Arrow Performance Fund
Blair Franklin Global Credit Fund
DKAM Capital Ideas Fund
GFI Good Opportunities Fund
Groundlayer Alpha Fund LP
King & Victoria Fund LP
ROMC Fund
Venator Founders Fund
WARATAH Income
WARATAH Performance

2021 CHFAwards – Equity Focused:

Best 1 Year Return

Best 3 Year Return

Best 5 Year Return

Agilith North American Diversified Fund

AlphaNorth Partners Fund

BT Global Growth Fund LP

Canoe Energy Alpha Fund LP

Goodwood Fund

King & Victoria Fund LP

MMCap Canadian Fund

Palos WP Growth Fund

Polar Micro-Cap Fund

XIB Fund

AlphaNorth Partners Fund

Bloom Burton Canadian Healthcare Fund LP

BT Global Growth Fund LP

Covista Value Fund LP

Dynamic Global Growth Opportunities Fund

Lynwood Opportunities Fund

Palos WP Growth Fund

Pathfinder Resource Fund

Portland Focused Plus Fund LP

Tempered Global Value Fund

AlphaNorth Partners Fund

BT Global Growth Fund LP

Covista Value Fund LP

Dynamic Global Growth Opportunities Fund

GFI Good Opportunities Fund

MMCap Canadian Fund

Pathfinder Partners’ Fund

Peregrine Investment Management Fund LP

Portland Focused Plus Fund LP

Venator Select Fund

Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio

Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio

Arrow Performance Fund

Covista Value Fund LP

Forge First Long Short LP

Lionguard Opportunities Fund

Lynwood Opportunities Fund

NewGen Equity Long-Short Fund LP

Pathfinder Resource Fund

Polar Long/Short Fund (Canada)

WARATAH Income

WARATAH Performance

Arrow Performance Fund

Covista Value Fund LP

Dynamic Global Growth Opportunities Fund

GFI Good Opportunities Fund

Lumen Long Short Equity Fund

MMCap Canadian Fund

NewGen Equity Long-Short Fund LP

Pathfinder Partners’ Fund

WARATAH Income

WARATAH Performance

2021 CHFAwards – Credit Focused:

Best 1 Year Return

Best 3 Year Return

Best 5 Year Return

East Coast Strategic Credit Trust

Focus Asset Management Credit Opportunities Fund

Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund

Goodwood Milford Fund

Ninepoint Credit Income Opportunities Fund

NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP

Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund

Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund

RP Select Opportunities Fund

Wealhouse Amplus Credit Income Fund

East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow)

East Coast Strategic Credit Trust

Goodwood Milford Fund

Marret Diversified Opportunities Fund

Marret Investment Grade Hedged Strategies Fund

Ninepoint Credit Income Opportunities Fund

NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP

Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund

Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund

RP Select Opportunities Fund

Algonquin Debt Strategies Fund LP

East Coast Investment Grade Fund II (Arrow)

East Coast Strategic Credit Trust

Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund

Goodwood Milford Fund

NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP

Picton Mahoney Income Opportunities Fund

Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund

Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund

RP Select Opportunities Fund

2021 CHFAwards – Credit Focused (Cont’d):

Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio

Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio

BMO AM Global Absolute Return Bond Fund

East Coast Strategic Credit Trust

Marret Diversified Opportunities Fund

Marret Enhanced Tactical Fixed Income Fund

Marret Investment Grade Hedged Strategies Fund

Ninepoint Credit Income Opportunities Fund

NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP

Picton Mahoney Income Opportunities Fund

Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund

Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund

East Coast Strategic Credit Trust

Fulcra Credit Opportunities Fund

Marret Enhanced Tactical Fixed Income Fund

Marret Investment Grade Hedged Strategies Fund

Ninepoint Credit Income Opportunities Fund

NorthStream Credit Strategies Fund LP

Picton Mahoney Income Opportunities Fund

Picton Mahoney Special Situations Fund

Purpose Credit Opportunities Fund

YTM Capital Credit Opportunities Fund

2021 CHFAwards – Market Neutral:

Best 1 Year Return

Best 3 Year Return

Best 5 Year Return

Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada)

CC&L Global Market Neutral

Formula Growth Alpha Fund

HGC Fund LP (The)

Lionguard Conservative Fund

PCJ Absolute Return

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Fund

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Plus Fund

Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund

WARATAH One X

CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund

CC&L Global Market Neutral

Galliant Market Neutral Fund

HGC Fund LP (The)

PCJ Absolute Return

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Fund

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Plus Fund

Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund

WARATAH One

WARATAH One X

Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada)

CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund

Formula Growth Alpha Fund

Galliant Market Neutral Fund

HGC Fund LP (The)

PCJ Absolute Return

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Fund

Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund

RBC QUBE Market Neutral World Equity

WARATAH One

Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio

Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio

CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund

CC&L Global Market Neutral

Galliant Market Neutral Fund

HGC Fund LP (The)

PCJ Absolute Return

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Fund

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Plus Fund

Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund

WARATAH One

WARATAH One X

Amethyst Arbitrage Fund (Canada)

CC&L Diversified Market Neutral Fund

Formula Growth Alpha Fund

Galliant Market Neutral Fund

HGC Fund LP (The)

PCJ Absolute Return

Picton Mahoney Arbitrage Fund

Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund

RBC QUBE Market Neutral World Equity

WARATAH One

2021 CHFAwards – Global Macro/Managed Futures/Multi-Strategy:

Best 1 Year Return

Best 3 Year Return

Best 5 Year Return

Auspice Diversified Trust

Fieldhouse Enhanced Pension Plus

Fieldhouse Second Phase US Systematic Long/Short Equity

K2 Principal Fund LP (The)

K2 Principal Trust (The)

Level 3 Total Return Opportunities Fund

Meckelborg MFG Diversified Strategy Fund

Palos Income Fund, LP

SMI Opportunities LP

Viewpoint Global Risk Parity LP

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund LP

Auspice Diversified Trust

Forge First Multi Strategy LP

K2 Principal Fund LP (The)

K2 Principal Trust (The)

Level 3 Total Return Opportunities Fund

Meckelborg MFG Diversified Strategy Fund

Palos Income Fund, LP

Polar Multi-Strategy Fund (Canada)

SMI Opportunities LP

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund LP

Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund

Forge First Multi Strategy LP

K2 Principal Fund LP (The)

K2 Principal Trust (The)

Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund

Meckelborg MFG Diversified Strategy Fund

Palos Income Fund, LP

Polar Multi-Strategy Fund (Canada)

SMI Opportunities LP

Best 3 Year Sharpe Ratio

Best 5 Year Sharpe Ratio

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund LP

Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund

Forge First Multi Strategy LP

K2 Principal Fund LP (The)

K2 Principal Trust (The)

Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund

Level 3 Total Return Opportunities Fund

MacNicol & Associates Alternative Asset Trust

Polar Multi-Strategy Fund (Canada)

TURN8 Alternative Fund

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund LP

Capstone Non-Traditional Equity Pool Fund

Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund

Forge First Multi Strategy LP

K2 Principal Fund LP (The)

K2 Principal Trust (The)

Kensington Alternative Strategies Fund

Palos Income Fund, LP

Polar Multi-Strategy Fund (Canada)

TURN8 Alternative Fund

2021 CHFAwards – Private Debt:

Best 1 Year Return

Best 3 Year Return

Best 5 Year Return

Bridgeport Alternative Income Fund

Celernus Pivot Private Credit Fund

Invico Diversified Income Fund

Next Edge Private Debt Fund

Ninepoint Alternative Income Fund

Ninepoint Monroe U.S Private Debt Fund

Portland Private Income Fund

Purpose Specialty Lending Trust

Qwest Productivity Media Income Trust

Westbridge Capital Partners Income Trust

Cortland Credit Strategies LP

Invico Diversified Income Fund

Next Edge Private Debt Fund

Ninepoint Alternative Income Fund

Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Fund

Ninepoint TEC Private Credit Fund

Portland Private Income Fund

Qwest Productivity Media Income Trust

Rockridge Private Debt & Real Estate Pool

Westbridge Capital Partners Income Trust

Bloom Burton Healthcare Lending Trust

Cortland Credit Strategies LP

Invico Diversified Income Fund

Next Edge Private Debt Fund

Ninepoint TEC Private Credit Fund

Portland Private Income Fund

The 14thAnnual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards – Virtual Conference and Presentation Event

Starting at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, online viewers including Canada’s hedge fund managers, individual and institutional investors, investment advisors, industry experts and analysts will find out who are the recipients of this year’s Canadian Hedge Fund Awards, and will also hear short presentations from industry colleagues. Speakers include Steven Palmer, Founding Partner and CIO, AlphaNorth Asset Management, Chung Kim, Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management, Tim Elliott, President at Connor, Clark & Lunn; Mike MacBain, CEO and CIO, East Coast Fund Management, Sandy Liang, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Purpose Investments, and Andy Yan, Senior Associate at Waratah Capital Advisors.

Fundata Canada and KPMG are the Principal Sponsors of the 2021 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards program. This year’s virtual event would simply not be possible without their generous support and that of all its partners, including Contributing Presenters: AlphaNorth Asset Management, Arrow Capital Management, Connor, Clark & Lunn, East Coast Fund Management, Purpose Investments and Waratah Capital Advisors; Supporting Hedge Funds: AIP Asset Management, GFI Investment Counsel, HGC Investment Management, and Picton Mahoney Asset Management; Associate Sponsors: National Bank, Osler, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, SGGG Fund Services, Sigma Sandbox, SS&C Technologies, and TD Bank; and Media Partner: Newsfile.

For more information about the CHFA program and to register for the on-line event, 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 and its presentation event held in Toronto each October (performance as at June 30th), along with THE Canadian Hedge Fund Conference. Alternative IQ also produces the annual 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 wider investment community. The Canadian Hedge Fund Awards are based solely on quantitative performance data to June 30th, with Fundata Canada managing the collection and tabulation of the data to determine the winners.

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