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Power of influence: voting with your wallet

The best way to bring about positive change is sometimes to use its power to influence decision-making. Instead of excluding certain companies, investors can use their shareholder powers to evolve their practices in the areas of governance, capital structure, performance, strategy, etc.

For a real impact, the use of ESG criteria makes sense. A fair balance between performance and shareholder activism!

Fund Overview

This fund is designed for investors who …

  • Are looking for a global balanced fund that invests in companies focused on socially responsible investing to hold as part of their portfolio
  • Want a medium-term investment
  • Can handle the volatility of stock and bond markets

Investment Objectives

  • Seeks capital growth and income by investing primarily in a combination of equities and fixed-income securities of issuers located anywhere in the world.
  • Depending on economic conditions and relative valuations by the Fund’s portfolio managers, the Fund will generally invest 30% to 70% of its assets in each of equity and fixed-income securities, but may invest up to 100% of its assets in either asset class. The Fund follows an approach to investing that focuses on sustainable and responsible issuers.
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Summary

Volatility:

Low

Category: Global Balanced
Start Date: October 16, 2017
RRSP Admissibility: Yes, 100 % eligible

Benchmark: Blended Index

Assets*: $23,2M
Number of Securities: 277

Target Asset Mix

  • Equities: 50.2%
  • Bonds: 44.4%
  • Cash & Sh.Term Invest.: 3.6%
  • Long futures: 1.9%
  • Other assets  0.2%

*Fund Facts as of September 27,2019

Portfolio Management

Managers

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, 2020

United States Treasury 1.38% 01-31-20253.42%
United States Treasury 1.50% 02-15-20302.93%
United States Treasury 0.50% 04-15-2024 Inflation Indexed2.81%
United States Treasury 1.13% 02-28-20272.43%
Facebook Inc.2.15 %
Microsoft Corp.2.13 %
Verizon Communications Inc.1.89%
Government of Bermuda 3.72% 01-25-2027 Callable 20261.80%
Apple Inc.1.64%
Progressive Corp/The1.58%

Returns

A summary of the annual performance is available in the Fund Facts. To follow the evolution of daily returns, consult the  Historical Data

Managers' Comments

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