TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)–Natural gas and oil is the focus of the latest Canadian hedge fund to employ a natural resources sector long/short strategy.
DeltaOne Capital Partners Corp. (Canada) launched the DeltaOne Energy Fund LP this month with C$3 million (US$1.9 million) in assets from Canadian high-net-worth investors and firm principals.
Focusing primarily on Canadian natural gas and oil company stocks in the long-biased fund, DeltaOne invests in companies with good production, exploration and management traits, said Scott R. Walters, co-founder and principal. The fund bias may change depending on trends in the sector, he added. Officials are seeking low correlations to the S&P/TSX Canadian Energy index.
Peter Linder is the firm’s energy specialist and has eight years experience as an oil and gas analyst. He previously was a natural gas consultant with a prominent gas-consulting firm, a vice president natural gas at the Canadian Energy Research Institute and spent nine years as a senior energy economist with Amoco Canada.