Man Investments Canada Corp.

Man Investments Canada Corp.

December 15, 2006 10:36 ET

Man Investments Canada Corp. Becomes Manager of the Man Multi-Strategy 'Canada' Fund

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 15, 2006) - Man Investments Canada Corp., a subsidiary of the Man Investments' division of Man Group plc, announces that it has assumed the role of the successor manager to the Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund from BluMont Capital Corporation. The Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund was previously known as the BluMont Man Multi-Strategy Fund until November 29, 2006 when Man Investments Canada Corp. assumed management of the Fund.

The Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund is a multi-manager, multi-strategy fund of funds product that aims to deliver double digit annual returns, portfolio diversification through low correlation to traditional investments.

The Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund is modeled upon the original Man Multi-Strategy Guaranteed Limited Fund which has a six-year proven track record with an annualized net return of 9.4% from July 15, 2000 through October 31, 2006. The Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund offers investors the potential for diversification by obtaining exposure to diverse and lowly correlated alternative investment strategies that can be categorized into six broad styles - managed futures, arbitrage, fund of hedge funds, equity hedge, long/short equities and directional.

Man Global Strategies, a UK-based division of Man Investments Ltd. and one of Man's core managers, will continue to be responsible for the investment management of the portfolio. This division manages over USD 15 billion globally (estimated as of September 30, 2006).

"Given our commitment to this market and the recent opening of our Canadian office, it makes sense for our team to distribute and service this product directly to investment advisors" says Toreigh Stuart, Chief Executive Officer of Man Investments Canada Corp. "The availability of this investment vehicle is a significant piece of our overall plan to create local access to the types of products that have been extremely successful for the firm in other parts the world."

The Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund is available to individual and institutional investors. Accredited investors can access the Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund with a low investment minimum of CD$25,000.

Man Investments, the asset management division of Man Group plc, has been at the forefront of the international alternative investment industry for two decades. The firm has launched over 450 alternative investment vehicles in many countries and manages an estimated USD 56.8 billion worldwide as of September 30, 2006.

For further information, please visit our website, www.maninvestments.com.

About Man Investments

Man Investments ("Man"), the asset management division of Man Group plc, is a global leader in the alternative investments industry. It provides innovative products and tailor-made solutions for private and institutional investors. In its core hedge fund asset class, Man offers funds of hedge funds, structured and style products. The company's experience stretches back more than two decades and defines the standard for excellence in an industry whose central goal is to provide diversification away from traditional equity and bond investments. Man has a powerful global presence with central operations in Pfaffikon (Switzerland) and London, and key centers in Chicago, Montevideo, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Dubai, as well as an extensive network of distribution partners.

About Man Group plc

Man Group plc is a leading global provider of alternative investment products and solutions and is one of the world's largest futures brokers. The Group employs over 4,000 people in 16 countries, with key centers in London, Pfaffikon (Switzerland), Chicago and New York. Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EMG.L) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Further information on Man Group plc can be found at www.mangroupplc.com.

About Man Multi-Strategy (Canada) Fund

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There are risks inherent in futures trading programs. Please review the Offering Memorandum for a more complete description of the risks.

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