McMillan Claims Top Canadian Law Firm Award at the 10th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Gala 

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November 21, 2017

Rankings and recognition

McMillan LLP was awarded Top Canadian Law Firm at the 10th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards held in Toronto last month.  

“We at McMillan are grateful to be recognized by our clients and the alternative investment industry for our work in this space,” said Michael Burns, partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group. “McMillan has long been a pioneer when it comes to the structuring and offering of alternative investment funds and we look forward to continuing to forge new and innovative solutions with our clients as the industry continues its rapid pace of evolution.”

Margaret McNee, a senior partner in the Investment Funds and Asset Management (IFAM) Group of McMillan, was presented the award on the night with Leila Rafi, partner in the IFAM Group of McMillan. Margaret was also the moderator for the panel entitled “The Evolving Investor – Rebalancing Portfolios to Include Hedge Funds” which involved discussions on outlook for the next decade, popular hedge fund investment strategies, how hedge funds are chosen for clients’ portfolios and tips and tricks on conducting due diligence on hedge funds. The team at McMillan would like to congratulate all award winners on their awards and for being recognized as leaders in the hedge fund industry.  

Overall, the full-day event is important in bringing together experts to discuss hedge fund investment practices, current market trends in Canada’s hedge fund industry and how the industry will grow moving forward. Guests included individual and institutional hedge fund investors, investment advisors, industry consultants and media.

The Canadian Hedge Fund Awards help investors identify the most exceptional service providers and hedge funds of the year, recognizing winners for hedge funds in 4 categories as well as the Overall Best 2017 Canadian Hedge Fund. A total of 208 Canadian hedge funds participated in the 2017 CHFA program. 

In the 2017 Canadian Hedge Fund Award guide, Julie Makepeace, managing director, Canadian Hedge Fund Awards program wrote, “ the awards program was established to celebrate the talent  and accomplishments in Canada’s Hedge Fund industry, and to raise awareness of that expertise in the media and among the wider investment community.”