Lysander Funds Launches All-Cap Canadian Equity Fund

18 Asset Management All-Cap Canadian Equity Fund For Accredited Investors

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Lysander Funds is pleased to announce the launch of a new fund for accredited investors. The fund's Portfolio Manager, 18 Asset Management, has a mandate to be primarily invested in listed Canadian equities and seeks to outperform the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The fund will first select risk appropriate styles for the prevailing economic environment, and then stocks within that style.

"We are excited to be partnering with 18 Asset Management" says Richard Usher-Jones, President of Lysander.  "We launched Lysander's Integrated Services solution in 2012 with the aim of offering an operational and distribution platform to select high-caliber investment managers like Jeff Brown and his team at 18 Asset Management".

18 Asset Management (18 AM) is thrilled at being selected to be on the Lysander platform", says Jeff  Brown, President and CEO. "We really believe in the value of what Lysander is doing, offering investors a unique choice of investment managers. We look forward to growing this business with Lysander by effectively managing the Canadian All-Cap Fund. 18 AM is also excited that through this association we now have a pooled fund to offer to our institutional client base."

About Lysander Funds Limited: Lysander is a privately held fund company and an affiliate of Canso Investment Counsel that distributes primarily through IIROC advisor channels. Lysander provides a unique opportunity for investors to access Canso's investment expertise in "corporate credit" with pooled funds for accredited investors, mutual funds sold by prospectus, and a closed end fund listed on the TSX.  Canso Investment Counsel is one of the country's largest and most experienced specialty managers of corporate bond portfolios with over $9 billion in assets under management.

Lysander Funds also provides accredited investors access to innovative investment managers in other asset classes.  Lysander's Integrated Services platform enables investment managers to offer their investment services to clients in a timely and cost efficient manner. This platform enables managers to focus on their core expertise of generating investment returns, while Lysander establishes the pooled fund and provides operational support and distribution.

About 18 Asset Management: 18 AM is an independent investment boutique that specializes in managing Canadian equity portfolios. The team brings over 80 years of investment industry experience to its clients: individuals, pension plans, endowments and third party distributors. 18 AM is based in London, Ontario. More information can be found at www.18assetmanagement.com

SOURCE Lysander Funds Limited




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