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Waratah Capital Advisors’ Return, AUM, and Holdings

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. is an investment management firm founded by Bradley Dunkley and Blair Levinsky in February 2010. Besides launching and managing equity mutual funds, this Toronto, Canada based firm is also known for producing extremely good risk-adjusted returns. Its Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Executive Officer Bradley Dunkley gained his experience while working for Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. for more than a decade, after joining in 1998. Until January 2010, he served as a Senior Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Manager of Canadian Equities & Income Trusts and Portfolio Manager of Proprietary Hedge Funds and a Vice President. For a year and a half now, he has been an Independent Director of Parkit Enterprise, Inc., being  its Chairman for two months starting from June 2018. Also, he’s a Board Member of Beautiful World Canada and a Trustee of the Dunkley Charitable Foundation. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, and shortly after, in 2001, achieved the CFA® designation.

As for Blair Levinsky, his co-founder and co-CEO — besides holding a Bachelor of Laws, L.L.B. degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Dalhousie University he also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to launching Waratah Capital Advisors, Ltd., he was a Managing Director of Institutional Equities at TD Newcrest at TD Bank Financial Group where he spent over ten years dealing with mergers and acquisitions on both global and domestic level as well as structuring and pricing equity securities.

Blair Levinsky of Waratah Capital Advisors

Waratah Capital Advisors, Ltd. applies different equity long-short strategies when managing assets, some of them being market neutral, hedged income and a concentrated best ideas portfolio. Apparently, the combination of its risk management program and intensive research-driven stock selection is a winning one since the firm records more positive than negative years when it comes to market returns.

For instance, its Waratah Performance fund, one of its three core funds, has been recording the positive returns over the years. In 2013 the fund returned 22.37% which was the biggest return in the last five years. In 2014 and 2015, the fund returned 7.39% and 2.09%, respectively. Then, in 2016, the fund tripled its 2015 return to 7.15%, followed by 13.74% in 2017. Finally, according to the data from January to October 29th, 2018 the fund returned 3.25%. Waratah Performance had a total return of 127.93%, and a compound annual return of 10.05%. Its worst drawdown was 13.22.

When it comes to its other fund, Waratah One, some minor fluctuations were recorded. In 2013, the fund returned 10.85%, followed by 5.97% in 2014. In the next three years, there haven’t been major fluctuations with returned 3.69%, 4.31%, and 3.85%, respectively. This year, at least according to the data retrieved on October 29th, is a down year for Waratah One, since it lost 1.41%. Waratah One had a total return of 54.05%, and a compound annual return of 5.38%. Its worst drawdown was 4.72. As of March 2017, Waratah Capital Advisors manages $1.2 billion in assets and over $2.1 billion in capital deployed.

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Out of 142 positions which Waratah Capital Advisors’ equity portfolio counted on September 30th, 59 were the new ones. In addition, 57 companies were dropped. At the end of the third quarter, the fund’s equity portfolio was valued at $996.62 million. Among the stocks in the fund’s portfolio are some of the 30 Stocks Billionaires Are Crazy About, such as Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), in which the fund boosted its stake by 337% in Q3 to 157,815 shares worth $18.04 million. To find out more details about the biggest changes check out the next page.

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