Lysander-Fulcra Corporate Securities Fund - Series A

Fund Code: LYZ935A

  • Portfolio Manager: Fulcra Asset Management Inc.
  • As of June 30, 2019
  • Fund Category: Fixed Income
  • Benchmark: Absolute Return 5% per annum
Investment Focus

The fund has a focus on fixed income securities of small and mid-cap companies with the tactical inclusion of equity investments. It is unconstrained both geographically and by credit quality.

Risk Tolerance
Low
Medium
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Why Invest In This Fund

Fulcra Asset Management is an independent credit specialist based in Vancouver, BC. Fulcra was founded by Matt Shandro in 2009 and as of March 31, 2019 oversees over $140 million in assets. Mr. Shandro has 20 years of credit investing experience, having managed corporate credit at Great Pacific Capital Corp, CI Investments and Marret Asset Management. The Fulcra investment team is dedicated to preserving capital and generating consistent absolute returns for investors. Fulcra employs a fundamental value investing approach to identify under-priced corporate securities.

  • Fulcra is ratings agnostic, leveraging the information advantage of independent research. By investing in misunderstood investment scenarios, under-appreciated and high-yielding securities, Fulcra seeks to generate superior long-term returns with lower volatility.
  • Fulcra invests across the capital structure with a preference for the senior securities due to their contractual nature but will occasionally capture value by investing in mispriced equity-like securities.
  • The Fulcra team is dedicated to preserving capital and generating consistent absolute returns for investors. Fulcra employs a fundamental value investing approach to identify under-priced corporate securities, with the goal to outperform in both good and bad market conditions.
Compound Returns - Series A
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year Since Inception
(Annualized)
0.3% 2.2% 4.2% 2.3% 4.6%
Fund Facts
Series Inception Date December 30, 2016
Currency CAD
Fund AUM $59.0 Million
NAVPU $10.33
Management Fee 1.35%
MER (As of December 31, 2018) 1.64%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment $100
Liquidity Daily
RRSP Eligible Yes
Calendar Year Returns - Series A
Top 10 Holdings
Security % of Fund Rating
Canbriam Energy 9.75% 11/15/2019 9.0% CCC-
Royal Bank of Canada 3.04% 07/17/2024 6.9% A-
Dorel Industries Inc 5.5% 11/30/2019 6.5% NR
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp 6% 08/01/2020 5.6% BB
APT Pipelines Ltd 4.245% 07/24/2019 5.2% BBB
NuVista Energy Ltd 6.5% 03/02/2023 3.9% B+
CNG Holdings Inc 12.5% 06/15/2024 3.9% B-
Millar Western 9.5% 06/20/2023 3.4% B
Canadian Government Bond 1.25% 11/01/2019 3.4% AAA
Canadian Government Bond 1.75% 09/01/2019 2.6% AAA
Total 50.4%  
Portfolio Characteristics
Number of Securities 46
Number of Issuers 32
Average Term to Maturity (Years) 2.2
Average Duration (Years) 1.4
Average Coupon (%) 5.9%
Yield to Maturity (%) 6.8%
Current Yield (%) 6.7%
Average Credit Quality BB
Average Bond Price $94.81
Cash Weighting 2.8%
Geographic Breakdown
geo
Canada 69.5%
USA 25.3%
Other 5.2%
Asset Mix
Cash & Equivalents 5.2%
Common Stock 3.0%
Convertible Bonds 19.1%
Corporate Bonds 58.9%
Federal 9.7%
Loans 1.7%
Preferred Shares 2.4%
Credit Quality Breakdown (%)
AAA 10.4%
A 7.4%
BBB 9.2%
BB 8.9%
B 23.9%
CCC 15.5%
Not Rated 24.7%
Distributions
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.0670
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 3.8%
Next Record Date: September 26, 2019
Next Distribution Date: September 27, 2019
Distributions ($)/Unit1 YTD* 2018 2017
Total Distributions 0.1775 0.3782 0.2685
Interest   0.3445 0.1815
Dividends   0.0337 0.0185
Capital Gains   - 0.0704
Withholding Tax   - (0.0020)

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

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