Lysander-Canso Corporate Value Bond Fund - Series A5

Fund Code: LYZ801A5

  • Portfolio Manager: Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.
  • As of December 31, 2019
  • Fund Category: Fixed Income
  • Benchmark: FTSE Canada All Corporate Bond Index1
Investment Focus

The fund employs a deep value investment strategy with an unrestricted mandate both geographically and by credit quality. It invests primarily in fixed income securities, but can occasionally invest in equities.

Risk Tolerance
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 $31.4 billion in AUM.

Each security is assessed on its own merits using bottom-up, fundamental research. 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 enables Canso to buy securities when they are out of favour and priced at a discount to their intrinsic value.

  • Long Term Capital Growth - Manager is focused on long term capital growth, with returns consisting of income and some capital gains primarily through investing in corporate bonds of developed markets.
  • Adaptable to Market Conditions - Portfolio is unconstrained from both a duration and credit perspective, allowing the manager the flexibility to position the portfolio according to market conditions. Mandate is benchmark agnostic.
  • Proven Management Expertise - Large investment team with experienced credit specialists with an expertise in determining default risks and recovery values of issuers to identify corporate bond opportunities. The continuity of the team has contributed to the successful management of investor portfolios over different market cycles.
Compound Returns - Series A5
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Year
5 Year
Since Inception
0.6% 1.4% 4.8% 4.8% 2.2% 3.2% 3.2%
Fund Facts
Series Inception Date December 31, 2014
Currency CAD
Fund AUM $2.9 Billion
NAVPU $8.66
Management Fee 1.25%
MER (As of June 30, 2019 - unaudited) 1.51%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment $100
Liquidity Daily
RRSP Eligible Yes
Calendar Year Returns - Series A5
Credit Quality Breakdown (%)
AA & Higher 35.3%
A 14.1%
BBB 31.0%
BB & Lower 15.3%
Not Rated 4.4%
Portfolio Characteristics
Number of Securities 169
Number of Issuers 79
Average Term to Maturity (Years) 4.4
Average Duration (Years) 1.3
Average Coupon (%) 3.7%
Yield to Maturity (%) 3.2%
Current Yield (%) 3.6%
Average Credit Quality2 A
Top 10 Holdings
Security % of Fund Rating
BMO CB FRN Feb 1, 2023 (3M CDOR + 19) 7.8% AAA
Maxar Technologies Inc. 9.75% Dec 31, 2023 (USD) 5.7% B
Lloyds Bank PLC FRN Jul 11, 2023 (3M CDOR + 55) 4.9% A+
Ford Credit Canada Co. FRN Mar 21, 2024 (3M CDOR + 314) 3.6% BBB-
AT&T Inc. FRN (Q LIBOR + 118) Jun 12, 2024 (USD) 3.6% BBB
TD Bank CB 1.68% Jun 8, 2021 3.5% AAA
GE Capital Canada 4.60% Jan 26, 2022 3.2% BBB+
RBC CB FRN Jun 27, 2022 (3M CDOR + 14) 3.0% AAA
TD CB FRN Jun 28, 2023 (3M CDOR + 31) 2.8% AAA
Ford Motor Credit Co LLC FRN Jan 7, 2022 (USD)(Q LIBOR+314) 2.1% BBB-
Total 40.1%  
Geographic Breakdown
Canada 74.4%
South America 0.0%
Other 0.0%
USA 16.4%
Europe 9.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia 0.0%
Distribution Frequency: Monthly
Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.0459
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 5.8%
Next Record Date: January 14, 2020; February 14, 2020; March 13, 2020
Next Record Date: January 15, 2020; February 18, 2020; March 16, 2020
Distributions ($)/Unit3 YTD* 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Distributions 0.5046 0.5111 0.7434 0.5087 0.5335
Interest   0.4765 0.3312 0.4969 0.4881
Dividends   0.0053 0.0022 0.0042 0.0020
Capital Gains   0.0299 0.4115 0.0090 0.0448
Withholding Tax   (0.0005) (0.0015) (0.0014) (0.0014)

*The final tax character will be determined based on the Fund’s tax year end information

Lysander Funds Limited is the investment fund manager of Lysander-Canso Corporate Value Bond Fund (the “Fund”). This document is not an invitation to invest in the Fund and does not constitute a public offering of sale. Purchases in the Fund can only be made through an Investment Professional on the terms in the Fund’s offering document by eligible investors. Each purchaser of units in a fund may have statutory or contractual right of action. 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 historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. 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. 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. The actual distribution rates are fixed on an annual basis of 5% for this series based on the original issue price of $10.00 per unit. 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.