CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. call for Research on Canadian Markets for a $10,000 Research Award

TORONTO, June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. invite submissions for the fourth annual CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award. The submission deadline is November 30, 2013.

"Receiving the CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award drew the attention of major news media and raised awareness of our research well beyond academic circles." said the 2012 award recipients, professors McNally, Shkilko and Smith of Wilfrid Laurier University.

The award is open to global researchers conducting research related to Canadian capital markets including both academics (e.g., professors and students) and practitioners. The winner will receive one research award of $10,000 CAD and will be announced at a reception hosted by CFA Society Toronto.

"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

Research papers are judged on relevance, importance and the degree to which their research has an impact on practitioner's behavior. 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.). 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.  Hillsdale is thrilled to support this very meaningful initiative once again and in years to come."   said Chris Guthrie, CFA, President and CEO, Hillsdale.

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

Hillsdale Investment Management

Founded in 1996, Hillsdale is an independent Canadian investment boutique providing a full range of traditional active equity, custom designed 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.

For Further Information:

Ashley Smith
CFA Society Toronto
Phone: 416-366-5755 x 225

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