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There’s more than strength in diversity, there’s also opportunity.  Historically, gender-diverse boards exhibit improved governance and achieve greater innovation success, which is translated into potentially [itg-tooltip href=”http://tooltip” tooltip-content=”

Source : “Board Gender Diversity, Innovation and Firm Performance”, Jie Chen, Woon Sau Leung et Kevin P Evans, 25 mai 2015


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Investors have the opportunity to promote the advancement of women in leadership roles while seeking to generate competitive returns and long-term capital growth.

Fund Overview

This fund is designed for investors who …

  • are looking for a global equity fund that invests in companies that promote gender diversity to hold as a part of their portfolio
  • want a medium to long term investment
  • can handle the volatility of stock markets

Investment Objectives

  • seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equities of companies that promote gender diversity and women’s leadership, anywhere in the world

Fund Facts are published once a year. READ THEM NOW



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

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The MSCI World Index is a Free float adjusted, market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. It consists of 24 developed market country indices.

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Assets*: $28.8 M
Number of Securities: 416

Target Asset Mix

  • Equities : 96.0%
  • Cash & Short T.: 1.3%
  • Other assets : 2.7%

*Fund Facts as of March 31, 2021

Portfolio Management


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.

Major Holdings as of May 31, 2021

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 5.57%
Microsoft Corp. 4.62% Inc. 3.94%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 3.17%
L’Oréal SAc 2.11%
Estée Lauder Cos Inc./The 1.95%
Principal Financial Group Inc 1.94%
American Water Works Co Inc 1.86%
Lululemon Athletica Inc. 1.80%
Starbucks Corp 1.75%


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

Gender diversity : An Opportunity to Invest with Impact

Heather Smith, Lead Sustainability Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Impax Asset Management LLC, describes the main criteria used in investment  strategy of the Mackenzie Global Women’s Leadership Fund.

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