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Fund Overview

This fund is designed for investors who …

  • Seek steady income through investments in Canadian issuers paying superior dividends.
  • Have a medium risk tolerance.

Investment Objectives

  • Provide income and achieve medium- and long-term capital growth through investment diversification.
  • Invest primarily in equity securities, including income trust units, of Canadian issuers that pay income or dividends.
  • Invest in securities of foreign issuers that pay income or dividends and in debt instruments of Canadian and foreign issuers.

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Category: Dividend
Start Date: February 1, 2008
RRSP Admissibility: Yes, 100% eligible

Benchmark: S&P/TSX Toronto Stock Exchange Index

Assets *: $285,252,796
Number of Securities: 167

Target Asset Mix:

  • Canadian Equity: 100%
  • Foreign Equity: 0%
  • Short Term: 0%

*As at April 30, 2018

Portfolio Management


  • External Managers : Lincluden Investment Management Limited, Manulife Asset Management Limited and Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd.
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The Funds’ Investment Policies are developed by the Fund Manager’s Investment Committee, which meets regularly to make any necessary changes. The Committee includes both internal and external investment experts, as well as representatives of professional association shareholders.

Main Securities as at September 30, 2018

Cash and Equivalents 7.10%
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF 6.40%
Royal Bank of Canada 4.80%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank 4.60%
The Bank of Nova Scotia 4.00%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 3.70%
Power Financial Corporation 2.60%
Rogers Communications Inc. Cl. B 2.40%
Nutrien Ltd. 2.30%
Metro Inc. 2.20%
BCE Inc. 1.90%
Bank of Montreal 1.90%
Sun Life Financial Inc. 1.80%
Cenovus Energy Inc. 1.60%
Shaw Communications Inc. Cl. B 1.50%
Intact Financial Corporation 1.50%
TELUS Corporation 1.40%
Brookfield Property Partners LP 1.40%
Hydro One Limited 1.40%
Enbridge Inc. 1.30%
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. 1.20%
Inter Pipeline, Ltd. 1.20%
Superior Plus Corporation 1.20%
Husky Energy Inc. 1.10%
Manulife Financial Corporation 1.10%
Net asset value as at September 30, 2018
297 M $


Returns *

* Returns for the first and last year are not annualized


* Non annualized return

$1,000 Invested Amount since inception

Note that the results shown are for information purposes only. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments ins FDP Portfolio’s. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns, including changes in portfolio value and reinvestment of all distributions, but do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by an investor that would have reduced returns. References to indices are for information purposes only. Comparisons with indices may vary according to the portfolio size, investment timing, and mandate objective.  The funds’ securities are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their value changes frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.


Managers' Comments

The Managers’ Comments are taken from the Management Report of Fund Performance (Operating Results), December 2018.

The FDP Canadian Dividend Equity Portfolio, Series A posted a net return of -6.0% for 2018, versus 5.1% for 2017. The FDP Canadian Dividend Equity Portfolio, Series I posted a net return of -5.0% for 2018.

  • The Canadian stock market, as measured by the S&P/TSX Composite Index, posted a -8.9% return for 2018. Eight of the index’s eleven component sectors posted negative returns.
  • Oil prices fell by 24.8%, from 60.42US$ at the end of December 2017 to 45.41US$ at December 31, 2018. This price drop had a significant impact on the energy sector, which makes up over 18% of the Canadian index and posted a -18.3% return for 2018.

Health Care (-15.9%), Consumer Discretionary (-16.0%) and Utilities (-8.9%) all detracted from Index performance. These lacklustre returns were in part due to expectations of overnight rate hikes by the Bank of Canada and concerns over a slowdown in global economic growth. The Information Technology sector, however, posted a positive return of 13.0%.

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