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Marret Asset Management Inc. is a credit fixed income manager. The firm invests in high yield and investment grade corporate debt assets for institutional and retail clients. Marret is registered as a Portfolio Manager, Exempt Market Dealer and Commodity Trading Manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. The firm was founded in Toronto by Barry Allan and began operations in late 2001. Marret is 65% owned by CI Financial Corp.


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Marret Asset Management Inc. is a leading fixed income manager dedicated to providing excellence in corporate credit strategies. With programs in investment grade credit, short term cash alternatives, high yield and opportunistic distressed, our focus is on achieving superior investment results with a strong emphasis on risk management.

The firm was founded in 2001 by Barry Allan, who since the mid 1980’s, has led investment teams in global fixed income and credit, at both a leading Canadian bank and a mutual fund company. In the early years, Marret focused exclusively on high yield mandates for private investors and institutions. The high yield mandates’ returns approached equity-like levels, while providing the benefit of lower volatility. A strong risk management focus helped Marret avoid the severe losses experienced by markets in the financial crisis of 2008-09, when Marret’s high yield declined only 2.8%* in 2008. In 2009, Marret added investment grade credit capability with the arrival of Paul Sandhu. Marret now offers a full spectrum of corporate credit investing strategies covering investment grade, high yield, short-term cash alternatives, and opportunistic fixed income strategies for both core and alternative allocations.

At January 2018, AUM totaled $4.2 Billion, of which $800 Million is in hedged strategies.

* Marret High Yield Hedge LP (Initial Class) fund.