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Company Descriptions

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with 30,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Data Farm offers a daily update on key hedge fund indices alongside Albourne Partners’ ‘Weather Forecasts’, which estimate how conducive the prevailing underlying market environment is for a variety of hedge fund trading strategies. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.
Don't just join the Village, be the Village.
http://village.albourne.com.
After 15 years of producing some of the highest quality menswear in the world, Toronto-born Antonio Valente is launching a brand bearing his name.Antonio's clothing is rated one of the world's top 15 products by the authoritative voice in menswear retailing, MR Magazine. Every facet of an Antonio Valente garment is designed with its owner in mind, and as you will see, the results speak for themselves.Antonio has a 20,000 square foot factory in Toronto where he designs and manufactures his garments.Antonio's background is in both the retail and manufacturing environments, making him uniquely qualified to produce outstanding products and market them with resellers AND consumers in mind. The result is world-class clothing, proudly made in Canada, and a company that works with stores and customers in a way that no other upscale line does. Innovation in a traditional industry combines with a unique and exceptional garment to give men real value and to position Antonio's line as a permanent fixture among the world's leading brands.
Bloomberg is the source of critical information and tools with which to analyze, customize and use it. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL(R) service and Bloomberg's media services deliver data, news and analytics that create transparency and allow users to transform knowledge into success.
The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL((R)) Service
The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL((R)) service combines the best market intelligence and powerful analytics, allowing users to view, compare and contrast information in a way that they can tailor to their needs. The all-inclusive BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service delivers instantaneous data, prices, charting, searchable documents, workflow utilities and critical news integrated with analytics, trading, communication and order management tools. Subscribers can access their BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service from their desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
Bloomberg Media Services
Bloomberg's media services cover the world with more than 2,200 news and multimedia professionals at 145 bureaus in 68 countries. Five hundred media organizations subscribe to BLOOMBERG NEWS((R) )content, which is integrated onto the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION((R)) 24-hour network reaches more than 200 million homes around the world.
BLOOMBERG RADIO (R) services broadcast via XM, Sirius and WorldSpace satellite radio globally and on WBBR 1130AM in New York. The award-winning monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS (R) magazine, the BLOOMBERG.COM(R) financial news and information Web site and BLOOMBERG PRESS(R) books provide news and insight to investors. For more information, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com.
With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is the largest Canadian full-service law firm focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions. BLG provides bilingual services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations. For further information, visit www.blgcanada.com.

Celebrating 10 years of outstanding business news coverage, BNN - Business News Network is Canada's only television service devoted exclusively to business, finance and the markets. The Network features the only televised stock ticker with real-time data from the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ and is available throughout Canada on cable, satellite and wireless systems. It is wholly owned by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. For more, visit www.BNN.ca.

CIBC Prime Brokerage - We are a top-ranked Canadian provider of Prime Brokerage services for alternative investment managers. From our robust prime brokerage accounting and reporting platform to our experienced customer service staff, we provide hedge fund clients with an integrated suite of services in trade execution, securities lending, reporting, research and capital introduction.

The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs) is an association of Canadian CFP® licensees. The association is an independent, effective, and powerful, CFP-focused advocate for the CFP® certification marks and the financial planning profession in Canada. Membership is open to all Canadian CFP® Licensees, Associates who have completed their pre-license educational requirements or who are deemed suitable for membership outlined in the association’s by-laws. Students, who are currently enrolled in a qualified CFP® educational program, are eligible for a student membership. CIFPs will advocate on behalf of its members and the CFP® certification marks with regulators and the public. We won't let them forget that "CFP®" represents the highest standard for financial planners - here at home, and abroad. Please visit our website at www.cifps.ca, or call Robert Jeffrey at 1-866-933-0233 for complete membership details.

Eurekahedge is world’s largest independent data provider and research house dedicated to alternative investments. Maintaining coverage of over 20,400 funds across all strategies and asset classes, Eurekahedge is the most widely used and quoted alternative research house worldwide.
Eurekahedge has produced a market-leading research data suite from which our hedge fund and Islamic fund indices are derived; an array of region-specific hedge fund, private equity fund, Islamic fund, real estate fund, enhanced equity fund (SRI) and socially responsible investment fund (SRI) databases; as well as a collection of educational guides for both funds and investors.
Founded in 2001, Eurekahedge has offices in London, New York and Singapore.
For more information, please contact Agnes Yea, Director of Marketing and Communications at agnes@eurekahedge.com or +65 6212 0900.
US toll free: 1866 3451 124, UK toll free: 0808 2343 386

The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada ("EMDA") is a not-for-profit corporation which brings together dealers and participants in the exempt markets across Canada.
The goals of the EMDA are:
- to allow members of the EMDA to communicate, consult and co-operate with governments, financial institutions and other associations and organizations.

- to educate and inform the public about the role of the exempt market through EMDA events, publications, seminars and the media;

- to encourage a high standard of business conduct among the members of the EMDA, and their partners, directors, officers and employees;

- to develop practices, standards and requirements relating to exempt market participants to provide for the protection of members of the EMDA, their clients, and the public;

- to foster and encourage continuing education; and

- to provide cost saving benefits to its members.

Felcom Data Services Inc. (FDS) has been providing Fund Accounting and Transfer Agency services to investment fund manufacturers since 2001, and offers a total solution to address all investment product administrative requirements. FDS has greater than $3 Billion in Assets under Administration (AUA) from our more than 30 individual Customers, and services more than 250 different fund products.
FDS can manage the Fund Valuation & Accounting and Transfer Agent & Record-Keeping Registrar needs of any sized firm. Where necessary, FDS can develop customized solutions and interfaces or other technological requirements with the support of our system providers. We also provide Relationship Management with our specialized 'Strategic Partner' Vendors. FDS is able to provide an immediate total administration solution for established product manufacturers or a phased-in implementation approach to suit a "start-up" Customer's growth over time.

For more than 100 years, Financial Post, the backbone of National Post, continues to be regarded as Canada’s most trusted, authoritative, comprehensive and insightful business news source. Financial Post touts many respected and well regarded columnists, including Diane Francis and Terence Corcoran — must-reads who've bolstered their offerings with blogs on financialpost.com.
financialpost.com is Canada’s go-to site for breaking business news and financial data analysis. The site delivers up-to-date information on Canada’s ever changing business landscape to desks and mobile devices coast to coast.
The FP Trading Desk industry-specific pages, FP Posted, daily FP Podcasts and videos and real-time market-moving updates, affirm the forward thinking that makes Financial Post the go-to destination for decision-makers and business leaders in Canada.

Fundata is Canada’s leading source for Canadian Investment Fund information and analytics, supplying software and data feed solutions to Financial Service and Media companies since 1987. At the core of our service is a comprehensive database containing more than 850 quality data points on over 15,000 investment products, as a result we can literally put over 98% of the industry at your fingertips.
With 20 plus years of experience helping clients define their requirements and delivering customized data feeds, software and web development solutions. Along with flexible client service, the Fundata team has the experience, industry knowledge and technical skills to deliver the right solution for you, which is why Fundata is the vendor of choice.
Contact Info: 1.888.328.9174 x.234, info@fundata.com, www.fundata.com

Join The Club - Hedge Connection is the first comprehensive, web-based, marketing tool that facilitates relationship building and allows direct interaction and exchange of information between hedge funds and opt-in, qualified investors. Proudly serving hedge funds and investors since 2005.
Membership is complimentary for qualified investors actively allocating to hedge funds. Investor members gain access to performance analytics, hedge fund marketing materials and video interviews with hedge fund members. Investor members also receive priority access to educational seminars, Meet the Manager events and networking gatherings.

HOULIHAN SMITH & COMPANY, INC. (“HOULIHAN”) is a nationally recognized valuation and investment banking firm (Member FINRA, SIPC) with offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. Houlihan provides comprehensive services to several of the largest asset managers around the world. Backed by years of experience, Houlihan is frequently called upon to provide valuation and advisory services to hedge fund advisors, traditional fund managers, family offices, fund administrators, pension funds, endowments and other financial institutions.
Houlihan works with 20 of Alpha Magazine’s Top 100 Hedge Funds. The firm’s tailored services to asset managers include Portfolio Valuation (FAS 157); Restructuring, M&A and Transaction Advisory. We are highly experienced with dealing with complicated transactions and complex asset classes that challenge the most sophisticated client. Houlihan covers all investment strategies, including those that are illiquid and underperforming. For more information, please go to www.hedgefundvaluation.com or www.hedgefundrestucturing.com or contact Karl D’Cunha, Senior Managing Director, at kdcunha@houlihansmith.com or 1-800-654-4977.

Interactive Brokers Successful traders and investors understand that superior technology and lower trading costs can result in greater returns. For 31 years we have been building direct access trading technology that delivers real advantages to professionals worldwide. With consolidated equity capital that exceeds US $3.5 billion, IB and its affiliates process in excess of 700,000 trades per day. In addition, our prudent and conservative risk policies make Interactive Brokers a safe haven for your money. Discover some of the reasons why IB is the professional traders' and investors' choice.
IB offers direct access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds on over 70 market destinations in 17 countries from a single screen. The IB SmartRoutingSM is designed to search for the best price available at the time of your order, and unlike other routers, dynamically routes and re-route all or parts of your order to achieve optimal execution. IB’s real-time margin system continuously enforces limits for each account, and provides real-time monitoring and risk tools to manage risk. Market-maker designed Trader Workstation (TWS) optimizes your trading speed with a single multi-product spreadsheet interface offering real-time streaming quotes and quick click order entry. Member IIROC / CIPF.

 

Investment Executive is Canada's newspaper for financial advisors. Investment Executive offers insightful, hard-hitting news and analysis for financial professionals - stockbrokers, financial planners, insurance representatives, personal bankers and mutual fund salespeople. Investment Executive is read by more than 100,000 financial professionals. Investment Executive is also the publisher of The Canadian Investment Guide, and IE’s Career Guide to the financial industry. In addition, Investment Executive and Strategic Imperatives co-host the Top Advisor Summit, a conference geared to help advisors take their business to the next level.

Jaguar Canada is a proud sponsor of the World Alternative Investment Summit Canada.
Our mission at Jaguar, since the company was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922, has been to create and build beautiful fast cars. Cars that bring the enjoyment and exhilaration of driving to life.
True to our heritage the very latest addition to the Jaguar portfolio – the all new Jaguar XF - stands deliberately and defiantly apart. It has the heart of a sports car and the looks of a grand tourer; the fusion of seductive style with power and performance. We've used the most luxurious materials and insisted on exquisite attention to every detail. To find out more about the Jaguar experience and to learn about our special offers please take the journey through jaguar.ca.

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.

National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $138 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,343 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca.

Penson Prime Trading & Custody Services, a division of Penson Financial Services Canada Inc, is a leading provider of trading and custody services to Investment Counsellor Portfolio Managers in Canada. With a focus on providing tools that allow a wealth management firm to concentrate on core business strategies, PensonPrime offers a complete range of investor services and business support functions including settlements, custody, income processing and account administration. In addition, PensonPrime provides trade execution and flexible technology via customized solutions. For more information, please contact Kevin Vanderheyden at 1-877-273-7486 or visit www.penson.ca
Quadrexx is a Canadian-based asset management firm with offices in Toronto and Calgary. Quadrexx focuses on alternative investment products such as Private Equity, Wealth Management services and fund management services.
Quadrexx was founded in March 2003 by Miklos Nagy and Tony Sanfelice. Mr. Nagy is President and CEO of the firm. He is a Canadian hedge fund expert and co-author of the book “Hedge Funds for Canadians”. Mr. Nagy is also Chairman and co-founder of Canadian Hedge Watch Inc., a leader in hedge fund media information and education Chair of CIFPs (Canadian Institute of Financial Planners Association), member of the Board of the LMD/Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada, a member of the CFA Institute, the Toronto CFA Society, and a founding member of the CFA Society of Hungary, Budapest.
Quadrexx develops alternative investment products and strategies by employing unique and innovative investment methodologies. The company’s goal is to make these products more readily available to mid to high net worth investors. Quadrexx distributes its products mainly through specialized financial advisors and life insurance agents.
Quadrexx has also been following the development of investible hedge fund indices which it recognizes as a potentially useful type of investment due to lower risks and because they avoid the problems inherent in relying on a Fund of Hedge Funds manager’s ability to pick the right mix of underlying hedge funds. Quadrexx, in collaboration with Canadian Hedge Watch Inc., launched in November 2007, the Canadian Hedge Watch Index Plus, Canada’s first investible hedge fund index.
In addition to Private Wealth Management and Fund Management, Quadrexx is also active in structuring Private Equity Limited Partnerships. Quadrexx’s latest offering, Diversified Assets LP II, will shortly be open for subscription and invests in uncorrelated private equity investments and the Canadian Hedge Watch Index Plus fund.
For additional information please contact Miklos Nagy at 416.216.4632 x2229 nagy@quadrexx.com or visit www.quadrexx.com.

Quantum Global Financial Corporation (QGF) offers discretionary investment management services to institutions and high net worth accredited investors in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and United States.
Our expertise is available to endowments, pension plans, foundations, hedge funds, funds of funds, and accredited investors who seek aggressive risk adjusted returns. Coming soon QGF will expand operations in Asian Pacific countries.
QGF’s Holon Fund has performed exceptionally well since inception on July 8, 2008 as certified by KPMG. We use a unique systematic quantitative approach that is dynamically self-adapting.

The Rohatyn Group is a leading asset management firm focused exclusively on investing in the global emerging markets. Founded by Nicolas Rohatyn in 2002 and comprised of senior professionals with extensive experience in the emerging and global markets, the firm’s asset management services are tailored to the emerging markets and are supported by specialized investment, risk management, research, marketing, and information technology capabilities.
The Rohatyn Group’s funds benefit from a vast network of global relationships and advisors with experience in industry, government, finance and academia. A number of the investors in the firm and its funds are leading families from emerging market countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The Rohatyn Group has approximately 90 employees and offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Montevideo. The firm’s assets under management are approximately $2.3 billion as of July 2009.
The Rohatyn Group’s product offering includes a combination of global and specialized funds. The firm’s flagship fund was launched in March 2003 and is a multi-strategy hedge fund that pursues equity, fixed income and currency strategies across global emerging markets. Other funds include an Asia-focused multi-strategy hedge fund, a local currency and rates hedge fund, a special situations hedge fund, and an inflation-linked bond strategy.
Standard & Poor's is the world’s foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, and data.
Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations Inc. (SPSE) provides independent fixed-income evaluations and equity pricing for more than 6 million global securities. We have expanded our coverage to include high yield bonds and complex structures including swaps, CDOs, CLOs, TOBs and European structured finance bonds. Investment professionals rely on these evaluations to help monitor portfolios, report values on account statements, calculate NAVs and margin, and fulfill various regulatory requirements.
Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world’s foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.
Standard & Poor's Index Services offers investment professionals around the world an array of choices, from efficiently representative indices to broadly comprehensive benchmarks. Standard & Poor's indices are constructed and maintained with a rigorous consistency that makes them compatible and complementary. This allows investors to examine markets using a modular, building-block approach to comparing sectors within countries, countries within regions, and regions within the world.

Torys LLP is an international business law firm with 300 legal professionals in its Toronto and New York offices. Torys is known for its seamless cross-border services in a range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions; corporate and capital markets; litigation and dispute resolution; restructuring and insolvency; taxation; competition and antitrust; environmental, health and safety; debt finance and lending; project development and finance; managed assets; private equity and venture capital; financial institutions; pension and employment; intellectual property; technology and communications; life sciences; real estate; infrastructure and energy; climate change; and personal client services.
For more information, please visit our website at www.torys.com or contact Patricia Koval at 416.865.7356 or pkoval@torys.com.
Total Alternatives is a real-time web-based news service on hedge funds, private equity, real estate and other alternatives, plus the bankers and investors that populate the market. Every day our journalists deliver the latest news on new hedge fund launches and closings, investment strategies and investment trends. Stories are posted as the reporters get them to make sure you are the first to know the critical market intelligence. The Data Zone section provides in-depth data analysis on hedge funds broken out by strategy and including rate of returns, annualized volume and assets.
www.totalalternatives.com
Walkers From our offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Tokyo, the Walkers Group provides legal and management services to the leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and growth and middle market companies. Our global presence means we are always open and accessible to our clients - in all time zones.
Walkers focuses principally on corporate and international finance law with an emphasis on capital markets and structured finance, asset finance, hedge funds and private equity. The firm delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in the Cayman Islands, BVI and Jersey. Walkers is experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions and welcomes a close working relationship with clients and their professional advisers.
Named by HedgeWorld Limited as the top law firm for hedge funds by total assets of funds and assets of non-US funds, Walkers has an international reputation as the leading hedge fund and private equity funds practice in the Cayman Islands, advising market leading asset managers, promoters and institutional investors in the investment world for more than four decades.

Founded in 1987, the World Gold Council is an organization formed and funded by the world's leading gold mining companies with the aim of stimulating and maximizing the demand for, and holding of, gold by consumers, investors, industry, and the official sector. As well as undertaking marketing initiatives to drive demand, the World Gold Council is also instrumental in working to lower regulatory barriers to the widespread ownership of gold products, helping to develop distribution systems and promoting the role of gold as a reserve asset in the official sector.