Lysander-Canso U.S. Credit Fund (USD) - Series F

Fund Code: LYZ808F

  • Portfolio Manager: Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.
  • As of December 31, 2019
  • Fund Category: Fixed Income
  • Benchmark: ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Corporate Master Total Return Index1
Investment Focus

The Fund invests primarily in U.S. debt and money market securities either denominated in U.S. dollars or hedged to U.S. dollars and is unrestricted across all credits.

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 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.

  • USD Denominated Income Solution - US dollar denominated fixed income fund focused on long term capital growth, denominated in U.S. dollars or hedged to U.S. dollars using forward currency contracts.
  • Adaptable to Market Conditions - Portfolio is unconstrained from both a duration and credit perspective, allowing Canso 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 F
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Year
5 Year
Since Inception
0.7% 2.1% 8.5% 8.5% 3.8% 2.9% 2.9%
Fund Facts
Series Inception Date December 30, 2014
Currency USD
Fund AUM $36.2 Million
NAVPU $9.85
Management Fee 0.75%
MER (As of June 30, 2019 - unaudited) 1.01%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment $100
Liquidity Daily
RRSP Eligible Yes
Calendar Year Returns - Series F
Top 10 Holdings
Security % of Fund Rating
GE Capital Corp FRN May 5, 2026 (USD) (Q LIBOR +38) 8.9% BBB+
Lloyds Bank PLC FRN May 7, 2021 (Q LIBOR+49) (USD) 7.6% A+
TD Bank CB 1.68% Jun 8, 2021 6.8% AAA
Maxar Technologies Inc. 9.75% Dec 31, 2023 (USD) 6.8% B
RBC FRN Feb 1, 2022 (3M LIBOR +73) USD 6.5% AA
JP Morgan Chase FRN (USD) (Q LIBOR +100) Jan 15, 2022/2023 5.4% A-
UniCredit S.p.A Sr Pref 3.75% Apr 12, 2022 (USD) 144A 4.6% BBB
Cigna Corp FRN (Q LIBOR + 65) Sept 17, 2021 (USD) 144A 4.4% BBB
Ford Motor Credit Co LLC FRN Jan 7, 2022 (USD)(Q LIBOR+314) 4.1% BBB-
Goldman Sachs FRN Nov 15, 2021 (USD) (Q LIBOR +117) 3.8% BBB+
Total 58.8%  
Portfolio Characteristics
Number of Securities 62
Number of Issuers 32
Average Term to Maturity (Years) 4.6
Average Duration (Years) 1.1
Average Coupon (%) 3.8%
Yield to Maturity (%) 3.3%
Current Yield (%) 3.7%
Average Credit Quality2 BBB+
Geographic Breakdown
Canada 34.5%
South America 0.0%
Other 0.0%
USA 50.6%
Europe 15.2%
Australia 0.0%
Asia 0.0%
Credit Quality Breakdown (%)
AA & Higher 22.8%
A 16.2%
BBB 42.7%
BB & Lower 15.5%
Not Rated 2.8%
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.0496
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 2.7%
Next Record Date: March 26, 2020
Next Distribution Date: March 27, 2020
Distributions ($)/Unit3 YTD* 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Distributions 0.2665 0.2215 0.2287 0.4170 0.3464
Interest   0.2215 0.2290 0.4170 0.2474
Dividends   --- --- --- ---
Capital Gains   --- --- --- 0.0990
Withholding Tax   --- (0.0003) --- ---

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

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