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Fund Overview

This fund is designed for investors who …

  • Seek capital growth over the long term in a diversified portfolio of Canadian issuers.
  • Have a medium to high risk tolerance.
  • Have a long-term horizon and expect some performance volatility associated with equity securities.

Investment Objectives

  • Achieve long-term capital growth through investment diversification.
  • Invest primarily in equity securities of mostly large capitalization Canadian issuers, but also of small or medium capitalization Canadian issuers.
  • Invest in equity securities of foreign issuers and in debt instruments of Canadian and foreign issuers.

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Category: Canadian Equity (Pure)
Start Date: December 31, 1987
RRSP Admissibility: Yes, 100% eligible

Benchmark: S&P/TSX Toronto Stock Exchange Index

Assets*: $394,483,081
Number of Securities: 164

Target Asset Mix

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

*As at May 24, 2019

Portfolio Management


  • External managers: Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, Triasima Portfolio Management Inc and Manulife Investment Management Limited.
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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 March 31, 2019

Royal Bank of Canada 6.70%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank 6.20%
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF 5.30%
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Cl. A 4.80%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Cl. B 3.40%
Suncor Energy Inc. 3.20%
Cash and Cash Equivalent 3.10%
Waste Connections, Inc. 3.10%
Canadian National Railway Company 3.00%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.80%
Thomson Reuters Corporation 2.60%
Quebecor Inc. Cl. B 2.50%
Fortis Inc. 2.30%
Sun Life Financial Inc. 2,20%
Constellation Software Inc. 2,20%
Pembina Pipeline Corporation 2.10%
Restaurant Brands International Inc. 2.00%
CGI Inc. 2.00%
Canadian Apartment Properties REIT 1.90%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. 1.80%
Parkland Fuel Corporation 1.80%
Barrick Gold Corporation 1.50%
Shopify Inc. Cl. A 1.40%
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. 1.20%
Enbridge Inc. 1.20%
Net asset value as at May 24, 2019
394 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 Equity Portfolio, Series A posted a net return of -8.4% for 2018, versus 5.7% for 2017. The FDP Canadian Equity Portfolio, Series I posted a net return of -7.4% 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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