Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap Balanced Fund

Investment Objective and Strategy

The fund seeks a balance of current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of Canadian equity and fixed-income securities, and to a lesser degree, in fixed-income securities issued around the world. The fund may invest up to 30% of its assets in foreign securities, including those in developed and emerging markets.

On May 13, 2013, the fund changed its investment objective to reflect a higher neutral allocation to equities. In addition, the fund transitioned from a globally diversified equity mandate to a Canadian-only equity focus, with a greater emphasis on diversification by market capitalization. Whereas the previous strategy reflected an equity investment process based on quantitative criteria, the revised strategy focuses on securities identified by the fundamental equity research group. The fixed income allocation continues to reflect a primary focus on domestic securities and, to a lesser degree, fixed income securities issued around the world.

True all-cap exposure. Ideal for investors seeking equity-like returns with reduced volatility, the fund combines all-cap Canadian equities with global multi-sector fixed income.

Flexible investment approach. The fund offers exposure flexibility across market capitalizations, dividend and non-dividend payers, fixed income sectors and credit quality.

Diversification creates opportunities. A Canadian-focused mandate with up to 30% international exposure for added diversification, including developed and emerging markets.

FUND MANAGERS

Garey J. Aitken

  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Years with firm: 21
  • Years of experience: 27

Ralph Lindenblatt

  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Years with firm: 18
  • Years of experience: 22

Thomas O'Gorman

  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Years with firm: 8
  • Years of experience: 29

Darcy Briggs

  • Calgary, AB Canada
  • Years with firm: 14
  • Years of experience: 25