BluMont Capital Corporation

BluMont Capital Corporation

June 07, 2012 09:54 ET

BluMont Capital Launches the Exemplar Yield Fund and the Exemplar Timber Fund

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) -

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The Exemplar Yield Fund

BluMont Capital Corporation ("BluMont Capital") is pleased to announce that it has launched the Exemplar Yield Fund (the "Fund"). The Fund will be actively allocated across the best ideas of specialists in four yield producing sectors:

  • Dividend Equities (BluMont Capital)
  • Real Estate (GPM Investment Management)
  • Corporate Debt (Integrated Private Debt)
  • Global Infrastructure (Capital Innovations LLC)

"The underlying management groups count 10 Canadian Universities, a significant number of Canada's largest and most established pensions and foundations, and global investors such as China Investment Corporation and CalPERS, among their clients. And by actively managing asset class exposures according to interest rate, credit and equity conditions, we can better manage capital risk and sustainable yield." - James Wanstall, CEO, BluMont Capital.

The Exemplar Timber Fund

BluMont Capital is also pleased to announce that it has launched the Exemplar Timber Fund (the "Fund") sub-advised by Capital Innovations, LLC of Wisconsin. Capital Innovations' clients include CalPERS, China Investment Corporation and Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System.

Capital Innovations' timber strategy presents an opportunity for investors to get exposure to the timber business through a different lens than typical investments in the sector, which tend to be private equity-style funds with high investment minimums that consist of direct ownership of timberland. "Capital Innovations has been managing institutional timber separate accounts for years and now is offering it with lower investment minimums through the Exemplar Timber Fund which will be available to institutions, family offices, and investment advisors", says Michael Underhill, founder and Chief Investment Officer, Capital Innovations, LLC.

BluMont Capital announced that it has engaged John Duncanson to work with Michael Underhill and Susan Dambekaln of Capital Innovations, LLC, to analyze, select and invest in global timber opportunities. John Duncanson brings over 35 years of global experience in the forest and investment industry. Duncanson has held senior positions with Cathay Forest Products Corp., Jennings Capital Inc., McLeod Young Weir and Wood Gundy Inc. to name a few. In a recent Canadian institutional equity survey by Brendan Wood International, John was ranked as the number one analyst in the pulp, paper, and forest industry category.

Due to the diverse skill sets needed for identifying and evaluating opportunities in each of the sectors comprising real assets, BluMont Capital believes that one of the most efficient approaches is a publicly traded vehicle, which seeks to invest in best-in-class timber investments managed by a team with proven global expertise. Given the lack of timber fund players that have been able to bring parties together in this area, BluMont Capital is confident that it can be a provider of choice to investors seeking exposure to this unique asset class.

About BluMont Capital

From mutual funds to alternative solutions, BluMont Capital's products are designed to protect your capital regardless of market conditions. We have the vision to go beyond convention by empowering our portfolio managers with flexible mandates and the freedom to perform in any market environment.

BluMont Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Integrated Asset Management Corp. (TSX:IAM), a leading Canadian alternative asset investment management company with approximately C$2.0 billion in assets and committed capital under management (www.iamgroup.ca). Further information on BluMont Capital can be found at www.blumontcapital.com.

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Contact Information

  • BluMont Capital Corporation
    James Wanstall
    Chief Executive Officer
    416.202.6695 or 866.473.7376