Pragmatic active investment manager has delivered strong results since inception
TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - SW8 Asset Management Inc., a Toronto-based hedge fund manager, today announced it recently passed its two year mark of managing funds on behalf of investors. This two-year threshold is a key milestone for establishing a money manager's track record. For monthly performance data on the SW8 Strategy Fund, please visit http://www.SW8.ca
"We are quickly establishing a reputation for being able to deliver positive performance in highly volatile markets since our launch in April 2010," said Matt Skipp, President and Portfolio Manager. "For example, May 2012 was a very bad month for equities but SW8 produced a positive return for investors. People are looking for money managers who place a high premium on capital preservation and have designed investment strategies to perform in volatile markets."
SW8 attributes its asset gathering success to the increased investor demand for good risk management over the past two years.
SW8 actively manages its portfolios which means that it is directionally agnostic (not just buy and hold) and is looking to make money in up or down markets. SW8 focuses on liquid securities and it will change its overall net exposure from long to short or vice versa rapidly when market conditions dictate.
"Volatility and liquidity will be a constant factor for equity markets for the foreseeable future," added Skipp, "2008 showed that liquidity can dry up fast so SW8 keeps its overall net exposure to equities low to protect against systemic risk."
Canada is underserved in the new style of actively managed portfolios that focus on risk management and liquidity. Canadian investors can now access this style of investing at SW8 through their financial advisor.
Founded in 2010 as a prospectus exempt product manager, SW8 is a pragmatic active investment manager focused on risk management and liquidity in order to be an alternative for today's retail investor in Canada. SW8 deploys strategies designed to reduce volatility and produce returns regardless of market direction. With a target of being able to liquidate 90% of its portfolio within one day or less, SW8 can remain directionally agnostic and switch gears quickly when market conditions dictate.
Disclaimer: Past performance is not indicative of future results. Potential investors should note that alternative investments can involve significant risks and the value of an investment may go down as well as up. The offering of units of the SW8 Strategy Fund LP and SW8 Strategy Trust is made pursuant to an Offering Memorandum only to those investors in Canada who meet certain eligibility requirements. Important information about the Fund(s) is contained in the Offering Memorandum, a copy of which may be obtained from SW8 Asset Management Inc. or your investment adviser. The information and materials in this document are for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment, financial or other advice, nor is it an offer to sell.