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Spartan launches Teraz Fund, hires Dejan Knezevic as vice-president for national sales

Monday, November 26, 2012

Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia: Toronto, Canada-based hedge fund manager Spartan Fund Management Inc., announced the recent launch of the Teraz Fund that aims to provide investors with long term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of Canadian small and micro-cap companies.

Spartan is a private wealth management firm advising a number of private funds on behalf of high net worth and institutional clients. The firm manages a number of funds, including: Spartan Multi Strategy Fund, a Morningstar award winning fund; Scale Opportunities Fund, a special situations fund; ElevenFund, a short term directional trading fund; Humber Global Opportunity Fund, a global long-short equity fund; and Heaps Multi Strategy Fund, a quant oriented fund.

In an e-mailed press release, Spartan Managing Director Brent Channell said that the Teraz fund would utilize three strategies: Long positions in early stage companies run by successful entrepreneurs, including start-ups, listed cash-rich shells and merger and acquisition candidates; opportunistic investing, including deep value, arbitrage, theme investing and technical trading; and short positions in companies with suspected fraud, questionable management and over-promotion. Individual positions are limited to 5% of the fund, based on cost.

"No investments are made in private companies and no leverage is used," Channel added.......................

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