Chart of the month: Vertex Fund


Vertex One Asset Management's Vertex Fund netted a gain of 2.68% in March to return 7.58% year to date, handily beating the Absolute Return Multistrategy Index, which rose 0.85% for

the month to total 3.50% for the year so far.

Vertex, founded in 1997 by HSBC alums Jeff McCord, John Thiessen and Mathew Wood, has in recent months benefited from metals, energy and financials.

The Vancouver firm now manages more than C$1.03 billion, with 70% of its assets currently allocated to Canada and 30% to the United States. Since the fund's February 1998 inception, Class A shares have