Romas Budd and his team use a combination of investment strategies emphasizing fundamental and technical analytical techniques with the objective of generating risk adjusted total returns through both interest income and capital gains. The manager will develop a 1 – 3 month view on interest rates and the shape of the yield curve and position the portfolio accordingly. Using an actively managed diversified portfolio of primarily fixed income securities the manager will then tactically trade around positions to seek additional growth through capital gains in the bond market. The Pool also has the ability to hedge both interest rate risk and credit risk to significantly lower volatility. Strategies to mitigate risk include active security selection, sector diversification, yield curve and duration management and portfolio diversification around interest rate volatility.

YTD 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
7.3 5.2 1.7 2.5 0.9
1 mo 3 mo 6 mo 1 yr 3 yrs 5 yrs 10 yrs Incep
-0.9 1.4 3.5 5.7 4.8 3.9 - 3.7
As at 08/31/20

Freely tradable cash 5.10%

As at 08/31/20
As at 08/31/20 As at 12/31/19
As at 08/31/20
Government of Canada, 1.25% Jun. 01 30 14.7
Province of Ontario, 2.05% Jun. 02 30 6.9
Canada Housing Trust, 1.75% Jun. 15 30 6.1
Province of British Columbia, 2.20% Jun. 18 30 5.5
Canada Housing Trust, 2.10% Sep. 15 29 4.0
Government of Canada, 2.00% Dec. 01 51 3.2
Province of Quebec, 2.30% Sep. 01 29 3.0
Canada Housing Trust, 2.65% Dec. 15 28 2.8
Province of Ontario, 2.65% Dec. 02 50 2.0
Province of Ontario, 2.70% Jun. 02 29 2.0
Total allocation in top holdings 50.2
As at 08/31/20
AAA 42.0% A 27.7% B-N/R 0.2%
AA 11.4% BBB 18.8% BB 0.0%
Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan 2019
Nov Oct Sep
0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0272 0.0290 0.0290 0.0290 0.0290
Management fee rates are applied back to dollar one
Fund Value %
$0K - $250K 0.500
$250K - $1MM 0.450
$1MM - $5MM 0.425
$5MM + 0.375

1. This monthly distribution is fixed but not guaranteed and may be adjusted from time to time at the discretion of the fund manager.

2. Freely tradable cash 5.10%

3 MER For the period ended June 30, 2019.

4. Risk rating measures the degree of uncertainty that an investor can handle regarding fluctuations in the value of their portfolio. The amount of risk associated with any particular investment depends largely on your own personal circumstances including your time horizon, liquidity needs, portfolio size, income, investment knowledge and attitude toward price fluctuations. Investors should consult their financial advisor before making a decision as to whether this pool is a suitable investment for them.


The benchmark used for analytics for this fund is FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in pools. Please read the prospectus before investing.

The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in units [share] value and reinvestment of all distributions [dividends] and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect future values of the pool or returns on investment in the pool. Investments in pools are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

R2 is a measurement out of 100 that shows the extent to which a portfolio’s movements can be explained by the benchmark's movements.

Standard deviation is a measure of volatility; it shows how broadly the Fund's returns have varied over a given time period.


Dynamic Fund Profile rendered at 2020-09-24 04:24:22 PM


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