What has changed in the last three years is that I have moved out of semi-retirement to become the portfolio manager of a mutual fund, namely the Qwest Inflation-Deflation Trend Allocation Class. Here is the press release:
Capitalizing on Economic VolatilityThe fund is available to Canadian residents only. If you would like a prospectus please contact Cindy Bower at cbower at qwestfunds dot com (note the spam protected email address).
Mr. Maurice Levesque, Managing Director, President of Qwest Investment Management ("Qwest") said, "Investors around the world have been challenged by the volatility stemming from significant outbreaks of asset inflation and deflation. Prominent economists and investors remain completely divided in their opinions on the macro-economic outlook. Individual investors will be faced with volatile swings in the markets in the years ahead and will need to know when these major trends change and what assets will respond positively to the change in trend." In response to this investment environment, Mr. Hui developed and launched, in 2009, the Qwest Inflation-Deflation Timer Model (the "Timer Model"), a proprietary quantitative investment model used to identify inflation and deflation trend changes. Mr. Hui explained, "I will use the trend signals from the Timer Model to allocate the Fund's assets into specific asset classes that traditionally respond positively during an inflation trend, a deflation trend or a neutral trend."