Canadian family office reports double-digit gains via multi-manager fund

SureFire Capital announced that its multi-strategy, multi-manager hedge fund was up 17% for year ending September 30 and up 10% for the year-to-date in an environment where absolute return strategies have been uneven.

By comparison, the HFRI Composite Fund Weighted index was up only 2% for the same year-to-date period as investment manager return dispersion has swelled over the course of 2020 — showing the strength of manager selection on the part of multi-manager firms.

SureFire also announced that its investment club, formed in 2016 with five members, now exceeds 1,100 family office and high-net-worth investors from multiple countries. The ‘club’ is virtual like everything else these days and allows members to share investment strategies and referrals to specific alternative investment managers and traders for SureFire’s consideration.

“We take pride in building investor trust as highlighted by the dramatic growth of our invitation-only Investment Club, consisting of high-net-worth investors, family offices and institutions who share innovative niche investment opportunities, diligence and trusted relationships,” said Ariel Shlien, CEO of SureFire.

Based in Montreal, Canada, the family office was formed in 2013 with a focus on alternative investments and creating multi-manager co-investment opportunities. SureFire has raised approximately $100 million in fund assets over the last couple of years.

The firm’s funds are primarily invested via separately managed accounts to underlying managers sourced through global Investment Club relationships and independent research. SureFire Capital’s absolute return focus employs a wide mix of differentiated and risk-managed strategies covering multiple sectors within quantitative/AI investing, long/short equity, digital arbitrage and bond trading.

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