August 29, 2013
Maple Leaf Funds is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kootenay Capital Management Corp.
Maple Leaf Funds will combine its capital markets experience and relationships with the exceptional investment track record of Kootenay to help bring the successful Kootenay Global Energy Absolute Return Fund (the "Fund") to investors.
Christopher Theal, President, CIO & CEO of Kootenay Global Energy Absolute Return Fund, will continue to focus on both long and short in equities in the energy sector for the purpose of investment and realizing capital gains and investment income, while protecting principal.
Mr. Theal founded Kootenay Capital Management Corp. in the fall of 2010 to manage the Kootenay Global Energy Absolute Return Fund, which launched in July 2011. Prior to founding Kootenay, Mr. Theal was a top-ranked oil and gas analyst for thirteen years. He most recently led the global oil & gas team as Global Coordinator, Oil & Gas Research, at Macquarie Securities. Mr. Theal was a founding Capital Markets partner, Head of Energy Research and member of the Executive Committee at Tristone Capital - a global energy investment boutique - prior to Macquarie acquiring Tristone in 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Theal was an oil and gas analyst at CIBC World Markets.
Mr. Theal is a CFA Charterholder and holds the CIM designation. He has a MBA in Finance, from the University of British Columbia, an undergraduate degree in economics, with distinction, from Royal Roads Military College and received the Sword of Honour as the top all-round graduate in the class of 1992.
ABOUT Kootenay Global Energy Absolute Return Fund
The Fund objective is to generate stable compounded growth of capital, with low volatility and correlation to the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index.
The managers employ an active, fundamental value driven approach to investing in energy equities, including sub-sectors ranging from operations in the upstream, downstream, independent refining, energy transportation and oil field service sectors.
The Fund is only available to accredited investors, or certain other qualified investors in reliance on certain prospectus exemptions.
ABOUT MAPLE LEAF FUNDS
Maple Leaf is a privately held, independent firm whose executive members have participated in the formation of over $500 million of capital based on energy and resource focused alternative investment products for Canadian resident investors.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact Shane Doyle at 604-630 7019, or via email at email@example.com, or Christopher Theal at 403.258.2552, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPLE LEAF FUNDS
609 Granville Street, Suite 808 Vancouver BC V7Y 1G5
Tel: 604.684.5742 | Toll Free: 866.688.5750 | Fax: 604.684.5748
| Web: http://www.mapleleaffunds.ca/
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