Lysander-Crusader Equity Income Fund - Series A

Fund Code: LYZ900A

  • Portfolio Manager: Crusader Asset Management Inc.
  • As of June 30, 2018
  • Fund Category: Equity
  • Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index1
Investment Focus

A Canadian equity fund with a concentrated portfolio that invests primarily in income producing securities.

Risk Tolerance
Why Invest in This Fund

Crusader Asset Management's founder, Frank Stadler, has over 30 years of industry experience and is currently Global Head of Tactical Allocation and Chair to the Asset Mix Committee for one of the Province of Ontario's largest public pension plans with over $30 billion in assets.

Frank established Crusader Asset Management in March 2012 to manage, on a tax-effective basis, his own personal wealth after successful careers at CIBC and Investors Group.

Frank is passionate about exploiting the inefficiencies of the Canadian equity markets by using a quantitative approach to dividend investing, a process he refined as a Managing Director in Derivatives at CIBC and Global Head of Structured Products and Derivatives Advisory for Investors Group.

  • Process-driven - Quantitative, bottom-up approach is complemented by a macro-overlay strategy that is used to detect capital preservation trends where Frank can become defensive and raise cash or write calls and puts.
  • Tax-preferred Income - Focused portfolio looks to own above-median Canadian dividend-paying equities.
  • Alignment of Interests - The portfolio manager has invested the overwhelming majority of his life savings in the Fund, convinced that his active management provides the most attractive risk-adjusted rate of return.
Compound Returns - Series A
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Year
Since Inception
0.4% 7.0% 1.9% 8.5% 9.1% 7.0%
Fund Facts
Series Inception Date December 30, 2014
Currency CAD
Fund AUM $14.7 Million
NAVPU $13.15
Management Fee 2.00%
MER (As of Dec 31, 2017 - audited) 2.56%
Minimum Initial Investment $5,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment $100
Liquidity Daily
RRSP Eligible Yes
Portfolio Characteristics
Number of Securities 34
Dividend Yield 3.8%
Top 10 Holdings
Security Name % of Fund
Norbord Inc. 4.2%
Royal Bank of Canada 4.1%
Enerplus Corp. 4.1%
Toronto Dominion Bank 3.8%
Husky Energy Inc. 3.7%
Canadian Natural Resources 3.6%
ARC Resources Ltd. 3.6%
Nevsun Resources Ltd. 3.6%
Transcontinental Inc. 3.5%
Suncor Energy Inc. 3.5%
Total 37.7%
Calendar Year Returns - Series A
Geographic Breakdown
Canada 98.6%
USA 1.4%
Other 0.0%
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.0666
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 6.8%
Next Record Date: September 20, 2018
Next Distribution Date: September 21, 2018
Distributions ($)/Unit2 YTD* 2017 2016 2015
Total Distributions 0.1278 0.8951 0.4679 0.2253
Interest   --- --- ---
Dividends   0.4214 0.4679 0.2253
Capital Gains   0.4737 --- ---
Withholding Tax   --- --- ---

*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-Crusader Equity Income 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: TSX © Copyright 2018 TSX Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2Distributions 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.