Lysander-Fulcra Corporate Securities Fund - Series A

Fund Code: LYZ935A

  • Portfolio Manager: Fulcra Asset Management Inc.
  • As of December 31, 2019
  • Fund Category: Fixed Income
  • Benchmark: Absolute Return 5% per annum
Investment Focus

The fund invests primarily in 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
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 3 Year
Since Inception
0.8% 1.0% 6.0% 6.0% 4.4% 4.4%
Fund Facts
Series Inception Date December 30, 2016
Currency CAD
Fund AUM $67.0 Million
NAVPU $10.11
Management Fee 1.35%
MER (As of June 30, 2019 - unaudited) 1.65%
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
Rockpoint Gas Storage 7% March 31, 2023 4.4% B+
Millar Western 9.5% June 20, 2023 4.1% B
NuVista Energy Ltd 6.5% March 2, 2023 3.8% B+
Rite Aid Corp 6.125% April 1, 2023 3.3% CCC+
Tidewater Midstream 6.75% December 19, 2022 3.2% NR
CNG Holdings Inc 12.5% June 15, 2024 3.2% B-
Global Ship Lease Inc 9.875% November, 15, 2022 2.9% B
AT&T Inc 3.825% November 25, 2020 2.4% BBB+
Thomson Reuters Corp 3.309% November 12, 2021 2.3% BBB
HSBC Bank Canada 2.938% January 14, 2020 2.3% A+
Total 32.0%  
Portfolio Characteristics
Number of Securities 53
Number of Issuers 33
Average Term to Maturity (Years) 1.7
Average Duration (Years) 1.4
Average Coupon (%) 4.6%
Yield to Maturity (%) 7.4%
Current Yield (%) 5.5%
Average Credit Quality BBB-
Average Bond Price $93.51
Cash Weighting 14.9%
Geographic Breakdown
Canada 65.6%
USA 31.5%
Other 2.9%
Asset Mix
Cash & Equivalents 14.9%
Common Stock 3.6%
Convertible Bonds 9.3%
Corporate Bonds 53.5%
Federal 15.0%
Loans 1.6%
Preferred Shares 2.2%
Credit Quality Breakdown (%)
AAA 18.9%
AA 4.4%
A 3.5%
BBB 8.8%
BB 1.0%
B 32.9%
CCC 14.9%
D 0.0%
Not Rated 15.6%
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Most Recent Distribution per Unit: $0.2792
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: 5.7%
Next Record Date: March 26, 2020
Next Distribution Date: March 27, 2020
Distributions ($)/Unit1 YTD* 2018 2017
Total Distributions 0.5776 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

See the Simplified Prospectus for more details on the Lysander-Fulcra Corporate Securities 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. 1Distributions 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.