Changes to the fixed income component of the Meritage Global Income and Growth Portfolio
October 30, 2015
National Bank Investments Inc. ("NBI") has concluded its periodic assessment of the fixed income component of the Meritage Global Income and Growth Portfolio.
The allocation of underlying fixed income funds held within the Meritage Global Income and Growth Portfolio has been changed in order to increase currency hedging and ensure a proper diversification and complementarity of the Portfolio.
The Renaissance Global Bond and RBC Global Corporate Bond Fund were replaced by the RBC Global Bond Fund.
This new Fund has the ability to invest in government, corporate, high yield and emerging markets bonds. This Fund, in its majority, is hedged against currency fluctuations which allowed it, in recent years, to be among the least volatile versus its peers. This low volatility contributes to the Fund’s attractive risk-return ratio.
This Fund is managed by Dagmara Fijalkowski and Soo Boo Cheah that are part of the same team as the RBC Global Corporate Bond Fund. NBI believes that this team has the skills to anticipate, position and steer the Fund advantageously through different market environments.
Meritage Portfolios are designed to suit the needs of investors with varying risk tolerance levels and investment horizons. Meritage Portfolios offer a complete investment solution with optimal diversification across asset classes, regions, market capitalizations, and management styles, all integrated into a “fund of funds” structure. With assets exceeding $3.3 billion as of October 30, 2015, Meritage Portfolios are now amongst the most recognized and performing investment solutions.
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