CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management Call for Research on Canadian Markets for Fifth Annual Research Award

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| Source: CFA Society of Toronto

TORONTO, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management invite submissions for the fifth annual CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award. The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

"At its roots, Hillsdale believes in and supports applied investment research. Teaming up with CFA Society Toronto to further such research efforts is a natural for us." said Harry Marmer, CFA, Executive Vice President, Hillsdale Investment Management.

The award is open to global researchers conducting research related to Canadian capital markets including both academics (e.g. professors and students) and practitioners. CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management will award a $10,000 cash prize to the winner at an award reception hosed by CFA Society Toronto.

Submissions will be judged on the potential contribution of their applied research to topics of interest related to Canadian capital markets. Areas of research interest include any aspect of investment management, such as portfolio management, asset valuation, risk management, compliance and performance evaluation. Investment fields include traditional and alternative investments, as well as all asset classes and investment vehicles (e.g., fixed income, equities, derivatives, etc.). Research papers are judged on relevance, importance and the degree to which their research has an impact on practitioner's behavior. Papers that have been published or accepted for publication, simultaneously submitted for awards with other organizations, or received extensive media coverage will not be considered.

"Hillsdale and CFA Society Toronto share the same vision for high quality research. It is an honour for Hillsdale to support this very meaningful initiative once again and in years to come." said Chris Guthrie, FGA, President and CEO, Hillsdale Investment Management.

To find out more about the 2015 CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award click here.

About CFA Society Toronto

CFA Society Toronto supports the professional and business development of more than 8,000 CFA charterholders in Toronto, making it the second largest CFA Society in the world. It provides members with a local perspective on a global designation, including: educational programs, sponsored events, job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, CFA Society Toronto is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Society Toronto's members are leaders in ethics in the financial community. For more information, please refer to www.cfatoronto.ca.

Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.

Founded in 1996, Hillsdale is an independent Canadian investment boutique providing a full range of traditional equity and alternative investment strategies to both institutional and individual investors. Hillsdale manages a spectrum of long only, long/short and custom designed strategies employing a core investment style carefully implemented using an adaptive multi-strategy, risk controlled process. Throughout its history, Hillsdale has remained an innovative asset manager recognized by clients, consultants and industry professionals for its skills in active portfolio management and for its dedication to applied investment research.

CONTACT: Ashley Smith
         CFA Society Toronto
         Phone: 416.366.5755 x 225
         awards@cfatoronto.ca