| Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $399 billion as at January 31, 2010, and more than 36,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.
BMO Exchange Traded Funds is a diversified family of ETFs and includes a broad range of domestic and global investment solutions covering a full array of asset classes, sectors and regions. BMO ETFs are currently offered by Jones Heward Investment Counsel Inc., which is a member of BMO Financial Group and part of the organization's Private Client Group.
| Founded in 1998, Highstreet Asset Management Inc. is a premier investment advisor firm located in London, Ontario. With $5.7 billon in assets under management, Highstreet manages pooled and segregated portfolios for pensions, corporations, foundations and private investors. Highstreet also provides portfolio advisory services through sub-advisory relationships.
As a quantitative manager, Highstreet uses mathematical analysis of financial statements as a guide in making investment decisions. The quantitative method provides an unbiased, fact-based approach to selecting stocks.
Highstreet’s proprietary GVQ+R™ model creates portfolios with strong Growth, Value, and Quality characteristics while integrating Risk management into the investment process. The quantitative results are supplemented with more in-depth qualitative analysis to ensure the investment profile being witnessed from a quantitative viewpoint accurately reflects the stock’s underlying business fundamentals.
|Founded in 1987, Integra Capital Management Corporation is a Canadian asset management firm that partners with leading, world-class investment managers from Canada and around the world to provide institutional investors with both traditional and innovative strategies to meet their evolving needs. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Integra Capital Limited (“Integra”), we provide Canadian institutional investors with exclusive access to a broad range of specialist strategies through a number of multi-manager and single manager pooled and segregated funds. The multi-manager funds are designed using a multi-dimensional diversification approach by selecting and combining the right mix of asset classes, managers, styles, and cap sizes. Integra is registered as a Portfolio Manager in every Province and as a Commodity Trading Manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. In the Provinces of Newfoundland and Ontario, Integra Capital Limited is also registered as an Exempt Market Dealer.|
| At KPMG, we understand that the Investment Management industry has undergone sizeable growth and change in the past few years. The recent credit crisis, the rise of Gen Y, and the forces of convergence and divergence have helped to make the industry a sea of evolution and opportunity. Integrated teams of professionals from our Audit, Tax and Advisory practices are helping to provide clients with an in-depth understanding of the markets in which they operate, and offer strategies spanning the fund lifecycle from value creation to realization. We provide leading professional services within the domestic and offshore alternative investments space, including: hedge funds, venture capital funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, commodity pools, and infrastructure funds, as well as to the advisers that sponsor these investment vehicles.
End to end quality service delivery is a top priority. Helping our clients achieve their business objectives is our measure of success. We welcome an opportunity to discuss how we can help you.
| Lyxor Asset Management (“Lyxor”) is the asset management division of Société Générale Group and was founded in 1998. Lyxor manages $116 billion (as of February 2010) across three business lines: Alternative Investments (via single strategy hedge funds as well as funds of funds), Quantitative & Structured Funds, and Index Funds & ETFs. Lyxor’s guiding principles are innovation, transparency and flexibility.
The firm is best known for its award-winning Managed Account Platform, which consists of more than 100 individual hedge funds across a broad range of strategies. Additionally, Lyxor manages several multi-manager vehicles, including traditional commingled funds of hedge funds, and funds of managed accounts. Lyxor also constructs customized hedge fund portfolios for sophisticated investors.
Lyxor employs over 500 professionals, including 40 in New York. Lyxor Asset Management Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Lyxor and is a U.S. registered investment adviser.
| Marret Asset Management Inc. is a credit fixed income manager. The firm advises on over $4.0 billion in high yield and investment grade corporate debt assets for institutional and retail clients.
Marret is registered as a Portfolio Manager, Exempt Market Dealer and Commodity Trading Manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. The firm was founded in Toronto by Barry Allan and began operations in late 2001. Marret is 100% employee-owned and is committed to maintaining significant employee ownership in order to assemble the most qualified credit team and to achieve the best possible returns for clients.
RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services to institutions worldwide. Our unique offshore and onshore solutions, combined with the expertise of our 5,300 professionals in 16 markets, help clients grow their business and sustain enhanced performance through efficiency improvements and robust risk management practices. Equally owned by RBC and Dexia, the company ranks among the world's top 10 global custodians with USD 2.5 trillion in client assets under administration.
|The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the field of alternative investments. Founded in 2002, the Association is the sponsoring body for the CAIASM designation. Recognized globally, the designation certifies one’s mastery of the concepts, tools and practices essential for understanding alternative investments and promotes adherence to high standards of professional conduct.|