Lysander-Canso Balanced Fund - Series A
Fund Code: LYZ800A
- Portfolio Manager: Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.
- As of March 31, 2019
- Fund Category: Balanced
- Benchmark: 50% FTSE Canada All Corporate Bond Index and 50% MSCI All Country World (CAD) Index1
The Fund seeks to provide capital growth while moderating equity volatility by investing in a diversified portfolio of equities and bonds. It is unrestricted in both credit quality and geographic allocation.
Why Invest In This Fund
Established in 1997, Canso is an independent firm focused on bottom up security selection. Proprietary research developed over multiple market cycles guides the investment of over $32.2 billion in AUM.
Each security is assessed on its own merits using bottom-up, fundamental research. For debt securities, Canso uses its proprietary Maximum Loss grade, where the max loss quantifies recovery value in the event of a default. The greater the potential downside, the lower the portfolio weight. Canso believes in concentrating their best ideas and having high conviction portfolios with limited holdings.
This independent credit expertise and successful investment management experience enables Canso to buy securities when they are out of favour and priced at a discount to their intrinsic value.
- Long Term Capital Growth - Concentrated, high-conviction portfolio of value oriented global debt and equity securities that the manager has identified as trading at a substantial discount to their intrinsic value.
- Active Management - The portfolio’s neutral mix is 50/50, with the latitude to be within +/- 25% of the default asset mix allowing the manager the flexibility to position the portfolio according to market conditions.
- Proven Investment Expertise - Large investment team with experienced credit specialists with an expertise in determining default risks and recovery values of issuers to identify opportunities. The continuity of the team has contributed to the successful management of investor portfolios over different market cycles.
Compound Returns - Series A
|1 Month||3 Months||YTD||1 Year||3 Year
|Series Inception Date||December 28, 2011|
|Fund AUM||$31.5 Million|
|MER (As of Dec 31, 2018)||1.89%|
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$100|
|Canadian Fixed Income||18.3%|
|Cash & Equivalents||-0.1%|
|Foreign Fixed Income||15.2%|
Calendar Year Returns - Series A
Top 10 Equity Holdings
|Equities (66.4% of the Fund)||% of Fund|
|Second Cup ltd.||3.8%|
|Yellow Pages Limited||3.7%|
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC - London||3.4%|
|Bayer AG - REG||3.4%|
|Nintendo Co Ltd||2.9%|
|Number of Securities||31|
Top 10 Fixed Income Holdings
|Fixed Income (33.6% of the Fund)||% of Fund||Rating|
|Apple Inc. 2.513% Aug 19, 2024||2.8%||AA+|
|The Walt Disney Co. 2.758% Oct 7, 2024||1.8%||A|
|Shaw Communications Inc. 6.75% Nov 9, 2039||1.8%||BBB-|
|BMO CB FRN Feb 1, 2023 (3M CDOR + 19)||1.6%||AAA|
|Lloyds Bank PLC FRN Jul 11, 2023 (3M CDOR + 55)||1.5%||A+|
|MCAP Service NHA MBS FRN (98001252) July 1, 2020 (M CDOR+35)||1.3%||AAA|
|Bombardier Inc. 7.875% Apr 15, 2027 (USD) 144A||1.0%||B-|
|TD CB FRN Jun 28, 2023 (3M CDOR + 31)||1.0%||AAA|
|AT&T Inc. 5.10% Nov 25, 2048||0.9%||BBB|
|Eurofima 4.55% Mar 30, 2027||0.9%||AA+|
|Number of Securities||76|
|Number of Issuers||63|
|Average Term to Maturity (Years)||11.1|
|Average Duration (Years)||5.5|
|Average Coupon (%)||4.7%|
|Yield to Maturity (%)||3.9%|
|Current Yield (%)||4.3%|
|Average Credit Quality2||A-|
Credit Quality Breakdown (%)
|AA & Higher||30.5%|
|BB & Lower||11.7%|
|Distribution Frequency: Quarterly|
|Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.0525|
|12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 9.1%|
|Next Record Date: June 27, 2019|
|Next Distribution Date: June 28, 2019|
*The final tax character will be determined based on the Fund’s tax year end information
See the Simplified Prospectus for more details on the Lysander-Canso Balanced Fund ("the Fund"). This document is not an invitation to invest in the Fund, nor does it constitute a public offering of sale. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are based on calculated net asset values per unit, which are net of management fees, operating expenses, and applicable taxes. These returns include changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account certain fees such as redemption fees or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. 1Source: FTSE Canada Global Debt Capital Markets. Copyright © FTSE Canada Global Debt Capital Markets. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2019 MSCI Inc. All rights reserved. 2Fixed income securities unrated by external agencies are assigned an internal Canso rating for Average Credit Quality. 3Distributions are based on the actual number of units outstanding at the relevant time. Distributions are paid in cash or reinvested in additional units, or both. If the series’ net income/capital gains is less than the amounts distributed in the year, the distribution will include a return of capital. In these circumstances, if an investor elects to receive their distributions in cash and not reinvest distributions, it is expected that the value of their investment will decline over time. Distributions are not an indication of performance, rate of return or yield. ®Lysander Funds is a registered trademark of Lysander Funds Limited.