Vision Press Releases

Ira Gluskin Joins Vision Capital Advisory Board

May 25, 2016

Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ira Gluskin to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Gluskin brings to Vision a unique breadth and depth of executive investment management experience, relationships, and strategic understanding of the global financial services arena.

Mr. Gluskin co-founded Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (“Gluskin Sheff”) in 1984, which is now one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms, servicing high net worth private clients, estates, trusts and institutional investors. Gluskin Sheff’s Common Shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol “GS.” Mr. Gluskin served as the firm’s President & Chief Investment Officer through December 31, 2009, and as a Director and the firm’s Vice-Chairman through December 18, 2013. He has been appointed as a lifetime honourary director of Gluskin Sheff, and he continues to manage a portfolio of assets for clients of the firm. Prior to co-founding Gluskin Sheff, Mr. Gluskin worked in the investment industry for 20 years. Mr. Gluskin received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Gluskin is a well-known industry commentator.

He is the former Chair of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and is a member of the University of Toronto’s Boundless Campaign Executive Committee. He is a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Investment Committee and Bridgepoint Foundation Investment Committee, the Sinai Health System’s Board of Directors, and the Sinai Health System’s Resource Committee.

Mr. Gluskin is the former Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and is currently a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Gluskin is also a member of the Toronto Symphony Foundation.

Jeffrey Olin, President & CEO and Portfolio Manager of Vision noted, “My partners Frank Mayer, Andrew Moffs, and I are extremely enthusiastic regarding Ira’s appointment. It is noteworthy that before co-founding Gluskin Sheff, Ira was a highly ranked real estate securities analyst at a leading Canadian investment dealer. As such, Ira brings a unique and extremely relevant combination of skills and experience to contribute in a truly value-added capacity to Vision.”

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Richard Nesbitt Joins Vision Capital Advisory Board

December 8, 2014

 Vision is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Nesbitt to its Advisory Board.

Richard brings to Vision a unique breadth and depth of senior executive management experience, relationships, and strategic understanding of the global financial services arena.

Currently, Mr. Nesbitt is an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Most recently, Richard served a dual role as Chairman and CEO of CIBC World Markets Inc. as well as Chief Operating Officer of CIBC Bank. Prior to that Richard was the CEO of the TMX Group, the operator of all major Canadian trading exchanges including the Toronto Stock Exchange, Montreal Exchange and the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation. Between 1997 and 2000 he served as President and CEO of HSBC Securities, where he first came to know and work with Vision’s principals and co-portfolio managers Jeffrey Olin and Frank Mayer…

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Vision Capital Corporation’s Jeffrey Olin interview on MoneyTalks show on Corus Radio network

July 26, 2014

Please see the link below to listen to an interview of Jeff Olin, Vision’s President and CEO & Co-Portfolio Manager from Saturday July 26th’s Money Talks show on the Corus radio network across western Canada hosted by Michael Campbell from Vancouver’s CKNW 980 talk radio station.

 

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Vision Opportunity Funds honoured at the
2013 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards

November 27, 2013

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Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that the Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership (the “Vision LP”) was recognized as one of the Top 3 Best Multi-Strategy or Fund of Hedge Funds in Canada at the 2013 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Vision has received recognition at the Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards.

The Morningstar Awards are provided annually by Morningstar Research, Inc., a Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research. They honour companies and individuals that Morningstar believes have achieved excellence in the Canadian financial services industry.

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Vision Opportunity Funds Receive Award at the Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

October 4, 2013

Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that the Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership II (“Vision LP II”) received an award at the 2013 Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards held last night hosted by KPMG.

The Vision LP II received the award for the second highest Three-Year Annualized Return.

This is the fifth consecutive year since the inception of the Vision Opportunity Funds that a Fund managed by Vision Capital Corporation has been recognized at the annual Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards.

Mr. Jeffrey Olin, President and CEO, and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision Capital Corporation, commented that, “This recognition is a testament to the quality and depth of experience of the Vision team. It also serves as continued validation for the strategy we employ and the focus and discipline we maintain in our execution.”

Mr. Frank Mayer, Chairman and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision added, “We are particularly pleased that we continue to be recognized for our long-term performance.”

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Vision Opportunity Funds recognized as a Finalist at the
Global Emerging Manager Awards Presented by S&P Capital IQ

March 19. 2013

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Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that it was recognized as a top 5 Finalist at the Global Emerging Manager Awards presented by S&P Capital IQ at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City last night.

In achieving this milestone Vision was selected by Jurors that researched and analyzed portfolio managers based in 4 continents, 7 countries and 25 cities around the world.

Vision’s unique and differentiated strategy, in conjunction with the experience of the Vision team, has generated strong absolute and risk-adjusted total returns for the Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership (the “Vision LP”). Since its inception on July 2, 2008, through February 28, 2013, the Vision LP has delivered a 25% compounded annual return, net of fees and expenses, representing a cumulative total return of 181%.

Mr. Jeffrey Olin, President, CEO and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision Capital Corporation commented, “While we have been privileged to receive significant industry and peer recognition over the past 5 years from Morningstar and the Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards, we are pleased to learn that the risk-adjusted performance of the Vision Funds is amongst the upper echelon of Funds on a global basis as recognized by independent global leaders in the industry.”

Mr. Frank Mayer, Chairman and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision added, “This recognition is both a testament to the depth of experience and talent of the Vision team, as well as the unique approach Vision employs to achieve strong absolute and relative returns while minimizing risk and preserving capital.”

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Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership recognized at
the 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards

December 3, 2012

Morningstar 2012 Awards logoTORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ – Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that the Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership (the “Vision LP”) was recognized with an award as one of the Top 3 Best Opportunistic Hedge Funds in Canada at the 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards.

This is the second consecutive year that Vision has received this recognition.

Vision’s unique and differentiated strategy, in conjunction with the experience of the Vision team, has generated strong absolute and risk-adjusted total returns for the Vision LP. Since its inception on July 2, 2008, through October 31, 2012, the Vision LP has delivered a 25% compounded annual return, net of fees and expenses, representing a cumulative total return of 164%.

Mr. Jeffrey Olin, President, CEO and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision Capital Corporation commented, “Vision’s consistent absolute and relative outperformance, as reflected by this recognition amongst its peers, is a further validation of the strategy we employ and the focus and discipline we maintain in our execution.”

Mr. Frank Mayer, Chairman and Co-Portfolio Manager of Vision added, “We believe that the Vision team, underscored by the 80 years collective experience of its senior portfolio management team, is the leading team in Canada focused on Canadian publicly-traded real estate investments. This recognition is a testament to the expertise that the Vision team encompasses.”

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Vision Opportunity Funds receive two awards at the
2012 Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards

October 31, 2012

Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that it received two awards at the 2012 Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards held last night hosted by KPMG.

The Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership received the award for achieving the third highest risk adjusted total return (as measured by its three year Sharpe Ratio) for Funds that have been in existence for more than three years. The Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership II received the award for attaining the third highest one year total return for Funds that have been in existence for three years or less.

This is the fourth consecutive year since inception of Vision’s Funds that Funds managed by Vision Capital Corporation have received recognition at the Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards.

Mr. Jeffrey Olin, President and CEO of Vision Capital Corporation, commented, “We are particularly pleased that we have received two unique awards for two different Funds and that we were recognized for achieving both superior absolute as well as risk-adjusted total returns. At Vision we strive to deliver strong absolute total returns, while maintaining a focus on risk mitigation and capital preservation for our investors. We believe that these awards and the Vision Opportunity Funds’ consistent above average risk-adjusted total returns reflect the unique strengths and experience of the Vision team.”

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Vision Capital Profiled in Canadian Hedge Watch
September 2012 Magazine

October 9, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Vision Capital Corporation has been featured in the September issue of Canadian Hedge Watch’s monthly publication. The cover story includes a recent interview with Vision’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Olin, as well as a “snapshot” profile of the Vision Opportunity Funds, managed by Vision Capital Corporation.

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Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership II
Receives Award as Top Fund in Canada

November 08, 2011

Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce that the Vision Opportunity Fund Limited Partnership II received an award as the Number One Best New Fund in Canada at the Canadian Hedge Fund of the Year Awards recently hosted by KPMG in Toronto.

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Vision Capital Announces Appointment of Jeff Roberts as
Senior Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager

May 17, 2011

Vision Capital Corporation (“Vision”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey T. Roberts as its Senior Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager.

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