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We partner with select emerging investment fund managers that may otherwise remain unknown, to offer a suite of differentiated fund strategies for allocators to consider as a compliment to or replacement of current portfolio investments.

We take a strategic approach to identify and select quality funds on a timely basis that highlight the advantages of our emerging managers that can provide higher performance (from running a small fund early on, not being capacity constrained, or having a unique investment strategy), bring a new asset class to the fund market, or provide access to niche too small for larger asset managers.

Asset Management

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Asset ManagerFund NameStrategyFund Inception FundSERVMonthly Update
Active Mortgage FundMid-Market CDN Core & Core+ Floating Rate Real Estate DebtJan 2017
Ascender Asia FundActively Managed Asia Small Cap Quality FactorJan 2022 / Dec 2012

Kinsted Strategic Growth PoolPrivate EquityNov 2019
Kinsted Strategic Income PoolPrivate CreditJuly 2019
Kinsted Real Asset PoolReal Assets – Infrastructure, Real Estate, Timber, AgricultureNov 2019
Pinnacle Lifestyles Fund III IncorporatedRoll Up Strategy of existing British Columbia Private Camping and RV PropertiesAug 2021Corporation Class A Common Voting Shares
DaVinci Alternative Income FundPrivate Real EstateJun 2010F: GCC102
A: GCC999

Alignvest Student Housing REITPurpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) Private Real RstateJun 2018F: ASH100
A: ASH101
WaveFront Global Investment ProgramManaged FuturesFeb 2007F: AHP1110
WaveFront All-Weather Fund L.P.Absolute returnDec 2019WAF100

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Introduction to the Manager: Institutional Mortgage Capital (IMC)

We are pleased to introduce to our private debt specialist focussed on the Commercial Mortgage space in Canada. 

Upon reviewing the IMC story, and looking at the firm’s Active Mortgage Fund (AMF), we are confident you will come to the same conclusion we have, which revolves around some key characteristics: 

  • Great “pedigree” and longstanding expertise and track record in the space 
  • Well entrenched industry participation and contacts, enabling meaningful sourcing opportunities, as well as allowing for an excellent track record of both origination and risk management 
  • An attractive yield level for the risk assumed, with no duration risk to speak of, given the “floating rate” nature of the portfolio + ultimately, an impressive track record of both attractive returns, at the cost of negligible volatility. 

The key conclusion? IMC has both the history of success and processes / infrastructure in place to scale up from here – as well as the opportunity to do so immediately ahead. 

In a nutshell, IMC fits the key Arbutus criteria of being both “good and different”.  

AMF – an attractive complement to your Real Estate related exposure overall, allowing you to entrust specialists with both diversifying your exposure across Canada and across sub- categories of Commercial Real Estate, as well as – ultimately, looking to either earn attractive cash returns, or compounding same at an attractive rate. 


Our investment fund experience has taught us that one of the oldest social science theories is very applicable to the investment fund industry. The Diffusion of Innovation Theory was developed by Everett Rogers in 1962 to explain how, over time, an idea or product gains momentum and diffuses (or spreads) through a specific population or social system.

The end result of this diffusion is that people, as part of a social system, adopt a new idea, behavior, or product. Adoption means that a person does something differently than what they had previously (i.e., purchase or use a new product, acquire and perform a new behavior, etc.). The key to adoption is that the person must perceive the idea, behavior, or product as new or innovative.

Our allocator relationships are mostly Early Adopters and the Early Majority.

Early Adopters – These are the opinion leaders. They enjoy leadership roles and embrace change opportunities. Early Adopters are also called “lighthouse” customers or visionaries as they serve as a beacon for others to follow.

Early Majority – They adopt change before the average person and typically need to see evidence like success stories from the early adopters. This group are also called pragmatists.

Factoid- we see a lot of category similarity between our asset manager clients, our allocator relationships and ourselves

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Why Work With Us

For allocators, we provide a respectful and professional relationship opportunity for your portfolio solutions to stay ahead of competitors and differentiate your business practice. We firmly believe part of an allocator’s role is to stay aware of investment trends and short list funds and asset managers to consider presenting to investors. The experience of finding one of tomorrow’s emerging manager winners today can make a significant legacy difference in both our car

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