What fees do you charge?

There is an annual administration fee of 2% of the investment value, this is deducted at a rate of 0.5% per quarter.
We operate on a profit share basis, dividing all profits 70/30, you keep 70% and we take 30%. The profit is calculated from the high water mark.

What is the minimum I can Invest?

$30, 000 is the minimum lump sum for a non-pension investor

$10,000 is the minimum for a pension investor
If you wish to invest a smaller lump sum and will be making regular contributions, please contact us.

How secure is my money?

Client assets are held off balance sheet.

Can invest my pension?

You can invest your pension. Contributions to your pension are income tax free and your return can grow tax free. Because the tax is deferred this has a triple compounding effect on your pension, you have gains on your contributions, gains on your gains and gains on the taxes you would have paid to Revenue. There are many different pension accounts and Trillium can help you navigate them. Please contact and we can discuss your options.

What taxes do I pay?

We do not withhold exit taxes. We are not tax advisors and recommend that you speak to your own tax consultant.

What is the high water mark?

The high water mark is the highest level in value an invesment fund has reached and is used as a demarcation point in determining performance fees that an investor must pay.  The purpose is to protect investors from repeatedly paying a fee every time the fund earns a profit.

How long do I have to invest?

We have a minimum investment term of 12 months.

Who can invest in a hedge fund?

There are no restrictions to investing in a hedge fund, provided it is within your risk tolerance profile.

Do you only invest in US markets?

Yes, the fund only buys stocks that are traded on the major US exchanges.  However this does not mean that the portfolio is not diversified.  Many of the companies within our portfolio are large multi national firms with assets spread accross the globe.

What is a hedge fund?

A hedge fund is an investment partnership, made up of a professional fund manager or General Partner such as Trillium Capital and the investors, such as you, who are also known as Limited Partners, who put their investment money in to a fund. The fund is then managed by the General Partner on behalf of its Limited Partners. The experience of the General Partner allows them manage investments and hedge where necessary to protect the investments of the Limited Partners

Active funds versus passive funds?

In an active fund the fund manager trades it actively, based on the fund’s investment mandate. A passive fund usually tracks an index fund and rebalances periodically.

Do you use algorithmic trading?

Yes. We have developed our own rules-based trading algorithm which enacts our trading strategies.

What is a stock?

A stock is the fractional ownership of a company. If you own a stock, you own a piece of that company. In this context we are talking about publicly traded companies listed on a exchange. Units of stock are called “shares”. This entitles the owner of the stock to a proportion of the corporation’s assets and profits equal to how much stock they own.

What is Diversification?

Diversification is a risk management strategy that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio in order to spread out your risk. The allocation of the assets is based on your risk profile.

What is asset Allocation?

Asset allocation is a term that means diversification. It is an investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward by apportioning a portfolio’s assets according to an individuals goals, risk tolerance and investment horizon Everyone has different financial goals and that means that most people will allocate their assets differently.

What is an asset?

An asset is anything of value that can be converted into cash. It not only has value but grows in value. If you own your home that is an asset. The three main asset classes are equities, fixed income, cash and equivalents. The have different levels of risk and return, so each will behave differently over time.

What is a Risk Profile?

A risk profile is an evaluation of an individual’s willingness and ability to take risks. It is key in determining a proper investment asset allocation for a portfolio. At Trillium we assess your risk and then match your risk profile with your investment portfolio. Managing risk is the most important part of your investment process and a risk profile is a first step. Take our Risk Profile Quiz and see what yours is.

What is an index?

An index is a method to track the performance of a group of assets. Indexes typically measure the performance of a basket of securities intended to replicate a certain area of the market. There are broad based indexes such as the Nasdaq, S&P500 and the DJ30 as well as more specialised such as indexes that track a particular industry or segment.