The Fund seeks a high level of current income and long-term growth of capital by investing in a wide range of fixed-income and other income-producing securities from around the world.
Acuity's investment philosophy focuses on purchasing reasonably priced securities with appealing growth characteristics to hold over the mid to long term. The fixed-income strategy emphasizes quality while focusing on managing term and duration.
|DATE||$ CLOSE||PREV. $ CLOSE||$ CHANGE||YTD % CHANGE|
|AS OF APR 17, 2014||15.40||15.40||+0.00||+3.7|
|FUND||1 MO.||3 MO.||6 MO.||YTD||1 YR.||2 YR.||3 YR.||5 YR.||10 YR.||PSD^|
|Fund Prices||Payment Date||Total Dividend||Income Rate||Capital Gain||Return On Capital|
|Government of Canada 5.00% June 1, 2037||5.6%|
|Government of Canada 2.75% June 1, 2022||2.2%|
|Algonquin Power Co. 4.65% February 15, 2022||1.7%|
|Ford Credit Canada 2.939% February 19, 2019||1.6%|
|Wells Fargo & Co. 7.98% March 29, 2049||1.5%|
|GE Capital Canada Funding Co. 4.60% January 26, 2022||1.3%|
|Rogers Communications Inc. 4.00% March 13, 2024||1.3%|
|Prudential Financial Inc. 5.625% June 15, 2043||1.3%|
|Just Energy Group Inc. 6.00% June 30, 2017||1.1%|
|TELUS Corp. 5.15% November 26, 2043||1.0%|
|Government / Government Sponsored||14.7%|
|INVESTED MARCH 31, 2003|
|Canadian Fixed Income||38.6%|
|U.S. Fixed Income||20.4%|
|International Fixed Income||5.9%|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||5.1%|
|Fund type:||Global balanced|
|Fund start date:||March 31, 2003|
|Performance start date:||March 31, 2003|
|Lead manager start date:||March 2003|
|Total net assets:||$287.6 million|
The Fund's targeted annual distribution changed from a fixed-dollar payout of $0.085/unit to a fixed-percentage payout of 4%, paid monthly, effective November 1, 2013. On August 12, 2009, unitholders approved a change in the investment objective increasing the portfolio's diversification to include high-yielding and dividend-paying securities.
Please refer to AGF.com for distribution information. ˜MER as of September 30, 2013. ¹ The distribution is not guaranteed, may be adjusted from time to time at the discretion of the fund manager and may vary from payment to payment. Amount shown, if any, is the most recent distribution amount. ¤ Cash is not included. Note: numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding.
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