About

Firm

We are an independently-owned fund manager specializing in alternative investment strategies. We offer "liquid alternative" mutual funds managed by EHP Funds Inc., and traditional private hedge funds managed by EdgeHill Partners, an affiliated company. Our solutions provide an alternative to traditional stocks and bonds that can help reduce risk and improve investment outcomes.

Process

We are "evidenced-based" investors and believe that by following a systematic, disciplined process, we can achieve higher risk-adjusted returns for our clients. We offer liquid, scalable funds where preserving capital and controlling drawdowns or "pullbacks" are our primary considerations. Importantly, the principals of the firm are some of the largest investors in our funds, and we invest the majority of our net worth alongside yours.

Our Core Investment Process...

  • We use a disciplined process to buy stocks with reasonable valuations, rising price trends and stable share prices - attributes that have proven over time to lead to better performance. We short stocks that are overvalued, declining and volatile - attributes that have proven to lead to poor performance over time.

  • We add value through a number of opportunistic equity and credit strategies that are uncorrelated with our core long/short equity portfolio.

  • We believe that markets are cyclical and that there is value in avoiding volatile environments. We systematically gear down risk in poor markets and rotate to more defensive stocks and strategies to protect your capital.

Management Team

Jason Mann, CFA
Co-Founder, Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Prior to co-founding EHP Funds, Jason Mann was Managing Director, Co-Head of the Absolute Return/Arbitrage Group at Scotia Capital. The Absolute Return Group is responsible for developing and delivering cross-platform “alpha” generating ideas for the hedge fund community, and for the executing of trading for these clients. Jason also managed Scotia’s merger-arbitrage, event-driven and quantitative proprietary trading strategies, and had responsibility for trading and overseeing a proprietary trading book – a group that generated profits in each year of operation. Prior to this role, Jason was Head of Agency Trading at Scotia overseeing eighteen trading professionals covering fundamental and hedge fund clients. Jason holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA® charterholder.

Ian Fairbrother, CFA
Co-Founder, Partner and Portfolio Manager

Prior to co-founding EHP Funds, Ian Fairbrother was Managing Director, Institutional Equities at Scotia Capital. Ian has over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets, including 4 years at Morgan Stanley, and 2 years at each of CT Securities and Deutsche Bank. During his tenure at Scotia, Ian had responsibility for managing a proprietary long/short equity book as well as working very closely with the facilitation group and was considered to be a key resource in Scotia's equity allocation decisions. Ian holds a B.A from McMaster University (Psychology) and is a CFA® charterholder.

Darryl DeMers, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer

Darryl DeMers joined EHP Funds in March of 2016. Prior to joining EHP, Darryl held various roles over his more than 20 years of experience in the securities industry, encompassing a broad range of positions including roles as CFO, fund accounting, operations and compliance. Darryl has worked with hedge fund administrators, investment fund managers and investments advisors, including Tacita Capital, Blavin & Company, Butterfield Fulcrum, and Citco Fund Services. Darryl holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Degree from Brock University, and is a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

James Park, CFA
Chief Risk Officer, Portfolio Manager

James Park joined EHP Funds in 2015. Prior to joining EHP, James was Director, Head of Canadian Index Arbitrage at Scotia Capital. The Index Arbitrage desk ran a number of proprietary long short trading strategies including ETF and Futures arb, stat arb, and closed-end fund arb. James was part of the team that started the desk in 2008 and was responsible for managing a $1B+ notional portfolio. During James’ 10 years at Scotia, he also spent 2 years on the Liability desk trading energy and industrial stocks as well as 3 years on the Portfolio Trading desk researching and building new algorithms and optimizing existing ones. James holds a BASc in Computer Engineering and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Mathematical Finance from the University of Toronto, and is a CFA® charterholder.

Careers

At EHP Funds, we are always looking for talented, driven people who thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Please feel free to submit your resume and your area of interest to info@ehpfunds.com.