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7 Jan 2009

Rival Launches RRSP Fund

Canadian hedge fund manager Rival Capital Management Inc., announced the launch of the Rival North American RRSP Growth Fund, an RRSP eligible fund that will invest in the current Rival North American Growth Fund LP.

The new fund plans to buy units in the current fund instead of holding individual securities, the fund enables accredited investors who wish to make RRSP investments to gain access to the Firm’s flagship Fund through their RRSP.

Investing primarily from both a long and short perspective in small and midcap growth stocks listed in Canada and the US, the fund’s investment process is centered around a top-down disciplined technical and fundamental approach. The fund employs a rigorous proprietary screening process to identify stocks exhibiting certain technical and fundamental characteristics that Rival considers key to identifying long term performance.

Tony Warzel, Chief Investment Officer and head of the Rival investment team is primarily responsible for stock selection as well as overall portfolio management of the Rival North American Growth Fund.

With approximately $14.9 million in assets under management, Rival Capital was founded in 2006. It is a niche investment management firm that provides pooled fund portfolio management services to accredited investors.

Chairman of Hedge Funds Care to Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell

President and Chairman of Hedge Funds Care (HFC), John Budzyna, will preside over the Closing Bell to mark the 11th Annual New York Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 11, 2009.

Hedge fund industry professionals established HFC, a charitable organisation focused on assisting young victims of abuse, in 1998. Since that time, chapters have opened in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Toronto, Cayman, and most recently in London.

The organisation comprises those companies with interests in hedge funds, including investment managers, investors, prime brokers, attorneys, accountants, administrators and information providers.