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Disclaimer

Information about specific issuers of securities has been made available by Value Partners Investments Inc. for the sole purpose of providing additional background information on the holdings in the Value Partners Pool(s) and is not intended to be investment advice about the merits of investing directly in these issuers. This information is based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided to Value Partners Investments Inc. by the portfolio managers of the Pools.

The complete holdings of a Pool are disclosed in its Statement of Investment Portfolio semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, each Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Summary of Investment Portfolio. Both these documents are available on our website. Value Partners Investments Inc. is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged registered portfolio managers to make decisions about the investments made by each Pool – these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners Investments Inc.

The information provided does not constitute individual, legal, investment or tax advice about any of the Pools or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pools. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts documents and the prospectus of the Pools before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

VPI Corporate Bond Pool

Doing Bonds Differently 

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Overview

What Does the Pool Invest In? 

  • Fixed-income securities with no restrictions on credit quality, duration, or geography 
  • Cash holdings to protect investor capital and to take advantage of investment opportunities 

How Do We Invest? 

  • We purchase fixed-income securities that provide attractive returns through capital appreciation and interest payments 
  • We focus on security selection and accept risks when we are appropriately compensated 
  • We are opportunistic in our process, moving between bonds as their valuations change, buying unpopular bonds cheaply and selling overvalued, highly sought-after bonds into strength 

 

 

Portfolio Information

(As of November 25, 2022)
 
Fund Code
- Series A
- Series F
- Series I
- Series O
 
VPI010
VPI210
VPI410
VPI510
Total Assets
Inception
June 29, 2020
Category
Fixed Income
Asset Mix
 
Distributions
Income: Monthly; Capital Gains: Annually in December
Minimum Investment
$25,000 initial, $50 subsequent
Volatility Risk Profile
Low

Portfolio Manager

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Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.
Richmond Hill, Ontario 

View Portfolio Manager from Canso In Action

What makes this pool unique?

Long-term track record of out-performance.

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Growth of $1,000,000 invested in the Canso Corporate Value Strategy - Series C gross of fees. VPI Corporate Bond Pool is being managed using the same investment methodology as Canso Corporate Value Strategy. Chart begins at January 31, 2002 to September 30, 2022. All figures in $CA. Source: Canso Investment Counsel. 

 

A proprietary bond rating system.

The portfolio manager, Canso, has a large team of credit professionals who focus on internal credit research. Canso does not rely on external research or credit rating agencies. Extensive research is conducted on issuers before making an investment and research is continually updated on an ongoing basis for each issue in the portfolio. The portfolio manager keeps extensive files on all issues, whether they participate in them or not. As new information becomes available it allows the portfolio manager to move quickly if an opportunity presents itself.

 

No limits on credit quality.

The VPI Corporate Bond pool has the ability to shift its weight in high yield depending on the current market environment. Recently, we have been migrating the portfolio away from high yield into shorter duration, much higher quality instruments.

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Portfolio Weight in High Yield for the Canso Corporate Value Strategy from 2001 to November 2013, Bond Component of VPI Income Pool from December 2013 to June 2020, VPI Corporate Bond Pool from July 2020 to September 2022. Both VPI Corporate Bond Pool and the Bond Component of VPI Income Pool have been managed using the same investment methodology as Canso Corporate Value Strategy. Source: Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.

Quarterly Update Video

VPI Corporate Bond Pool Update Video - Q3 2022

Shareable link: https://vimeo.com/758141539/ce07291814

Fees & Codes

With consideration given to impact of the Management Fee Reduction Program, the effective MER's on various account sizes for each of the Value Partners Pools as of December 31, 2021 are below:

Series
Fund Code
0 - $250,000
$250,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $1 million
$1 million - $2.5 million
$2.5 million & above
A
VPI010
1.64%
1.57% - 1.64%
1.34%
1.34%
1.34%
F
VPI210
0.86%
0.84% - 0.86%
0.76%
0.76%
0.76%

Value Partners Investments offers a Management Fee Reduction Program to qualified investors as follows:

Account Size to Qualify
Series A Rebate
Series F Rebate
$250,000 - $500,000
0.15% on portion > $250,000
0.05% on portion > $250,000
$500,000 - $1 million
0.30% on full balance
0.10% on full balance
$1 million - $2.5 million
0.30% on full balance
0.10% on full balance
$2.5 million & above
0.30% on full balance
0.10% on full balance

Historical Pricing

Series
Closing Price (CAD)
$ Daily Change
% Daily Change

One-Pager

Overview of the pool including what the pool invests in, how the portfolio manager invests, basic pool information, top equity holdings, sector allocation, performance and more. Updated monthly.

Fund Facts

This document is required by regulations. It highlights key information about the pool, including a description of the pool, its performance and the risks and costs of owning it. Updated annually.

Holdings Report

This document includes every single holding in the pool. For each holding we've broken down the percentage of net assets, number of shares, market value, current dividend yield and annualized dividend income. Updated monthly.

Financial Statements

Summary of the pool's financial activities. Updated twice annually.

Contents of this web page are based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided by Value Partners Investments Inc. (Value Partners). The information provided includes views or opinions of Value Partners, in its capacity as the fund manager of VPI Corporate Bond Pool (the Pool), and does not constitute individual, legal, investment, or tax advice about the Pool or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment, and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pool.

The complete holdings of the Pool are disclosed in its Financial Statements semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, the Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Top 25 Holdings report. Both these documents are available here on our website under the Documents option by selecting Regulatory Documents. Value Partners is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., a registered portfolio manager, to make decisions about the investments made by the Pool–these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts document and the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance will not tell you how the Pool will perform in the future.



*The FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index (“the Benchmark”) is the headline index for the Canadian bond market.  This index is provided for information only and comparisons to the index has limitations.  The Benchmark is an appropriate standard against which the performance of the VPI Corporate Bond Pool (“the Pool”) can be measured over longer time periods as it represents the primary investment environment from which the Portfolio Manager selects securities based on the preservation of capital and long-term growth. The Portfolio Manager attempts to achieve this by purchasing fixed securities of high-quality and value.  Although there are similarities, the Benchmark is a broad market index.  Therefore, performance deviations relative to the Benchmark may be significant.  The Pool also has concentrated investments in a limited number of companies compared to the Benchmark.  As a result, a change in one security’s value may have more effect on the Pool’s value as compared to the Benchmark.

Contents of this web page are based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided by Value Partners Investments Inc. (Value Partners). The information provided includes views or opinions of Value Partners, in its capacity as the fund manager of VPI Corporate Bond Pool (the Pool), and does not constitute individual, legal, investment, or tax advice about the Pool or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment, and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pool.

The complete holdings of the Pool are disclosed in its Financial Statements semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, the Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Top 25 Holdings report. Both these documents are available here on our website under the Documents option by selecting Regulatory Documents. Value Partners is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., a registered portfolio manager, to make decisions about the investments made by the Pool–these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts document and the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance will not tell you how the Pool will perform in the future.



Contents of this web page are based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided by Value Partners Investments Inc. (Value Partners). The information provided includes views or opinions of Value Partners, in its capacity as the fund manager of VPI Corporate Bond Pool (the Pool), and does not constitute individual, legal, investment, or tax advice about the Pool or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment, and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pool.

The complete holdings of the Pool are disclosed in its Financial Statements semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, the Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Top 25 Holdings report. Both these documents are available here on our website under the Documents option by selecting Regulatory Documents. Value Partners is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., a registered portfolio manager, to make decisions about the investments made by the Pool–these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts document and the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance will not tell you how the Pool will perform in the future.



Contents of this web page are based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided by Value Partners Investments Inc. (Value Partners). The information provided includes views or opinions of Value Partners, in its capacity as the fund manager of VPI Corporate Bond Pool (the Pool), and does not constitute individual, legal, investment, or tax advice about the Pool or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment, and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pool.

The complete holdings of the Pool are disclosed in its Financial Statements semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, the Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Top 25 Holdings report. Both these documents are available here on our website under the Documents option by selecting Regulatory Documents. Value Partners is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., a registered portfolio manager, to make decisions about the investments made by the Pool–these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts document and the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance will not tell you how the Pool will perform in the future.



Contents of this web page are based on information that is publicly available or that has been provided by Value Partners Investments Inc. (Value Partners). The information provided includes views or opinions of Value Partners, in its capacity as the fund manager of VPI Corporate Bond Pool (the Pool), and does not constitute individual, legal, investment, or tax advice about the Pool or the issuers discussed therein. Please consult your own legal, investment, and/or tax advisor prior to making a decision to invest in the Pool.

The complete holdings of the Pool are disclosed in its Financial Statements semi-annually. On a quarterly basis, the Pool discloses its top 25 holdings in its Top 25 Holdings report. Both these documents are available here on our website under the Documents option by selecting Regulatory Documents. Value Partners is a registered investment fund manager and has engaged Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., a registered portfolio manager, to make decisions about the investments made by the Pool–these investment decisions are not made by Value Partners.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts document and the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance will not tell you how the Pool will perform in the future.