Signature Select Canadian Fund

Signature Select Canadian Fund

Last Update: 2014-06-27

Number of Stocks: 114
Number of New Stocks: 25

Total Value: $1,548 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 24%

Countries: USA CAN FRA GBR PRT NLD DEU THA CHE HKG JPN SWE KOR AUS
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Signature Select Canadian Fund' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Signature Select Canadian Corporate inception date is August 10, 2001. The fund is managed by CI Investments Inc. and its advisor is Signature Global Advisors.

Signature Global Advisors of Toronto, a division of CI Investments Inc., manages more than $35 billion in assets across all asset classes, including fixed income and Canadian and global equities. Signature's advantage is its approach in which portfolio managers and analysts specializing in each asset class and sector combine their research to develop a comprehensive picture of a company and its securities. The team is led by Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell.

The fund's objective is to seek capital appreciation over the long-term coupled with dividend income. It invests primarily in common shares and convertible securities of Canadian companies and preferred shares that pay regular income. The fund's investments are diversified across industry sectors. Any change to the investment objective must be approved by a majority of votes cast at a meeting of unitholders held for that reason.

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Investing Philosophy

"The Signature approach has two key elements:

1) making investment decisions based on an analysis of the full capital structure of a company,
2) pursuing broad mandates.

The Security selection process are as follows:
1. Develop a comprehensive global outlook, factoring in economic growth, interest rates, capital market conditions and geopolitical tensions.
2. Determine the appropriate investment risk profile for this outlook.
3. Select the industries that should benefit from this outlook and discuss trends and sector weights with the group's industry experts.
4. Monitor current and potential investments on a constant basis to ensure that the initial investment rationale is intact and targets are achieved.
5. Narrow the focus to securities that offer the most compelling risk-reward on a global basis, given relative or absolute valuations. Qualitative characteristics such as management, financial disclosure and governance structures are important parts of the security selection process."

Total Holding History

Performance of Signature Select Canadian Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201319.2131.55-12.3
20128.215.4-7.2
2011-8.52.08-10.6
3-Year Cumulative18 (5.7%/year)55 (15.7%/year)-37 (-10%/year)
201010.2915.06-4.8
200927.9826.461.5
5-Year Cumulative66.6 (10.7%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)-58.9 (-7%/year)
2008-26.04-3711.0
20073.045.61-2.6
200621.0215.795.2
200522.914.9118.0
200412.89120.9
10-Year Cumulative113.2 (7.9%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)9.1 (0.5%/year)
200320.1928.7-8.5
2002-5.76-22.116.3
20019.72-11.921.6
200034.3-9.143.4
199927.53216.5
15-Year Cumulative353.8 (10.6%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)255.5 (5.9%/year)

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Commentaries and Stories

  • Currently 4.67/5

Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes)

Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: VALE, LFC, PBR.A, 03323, 00135
According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought. More...

  • Currently 3.20/5

Rating: 3.2/5 (5 votes)

Canadian Financials Remain Low Valued, Signature Select Makes 3 Top Holdings
The Signature Select Canadian Fund is a new fund followed by GuruFocus as part of its global coverage. The fund has $2.2 billion in assets under management and has returned 9.45% on average since inception in May 1998 investing primarily in Canadian companies across a range of sectors. More...

  • Currently 3.25/5

Rating: 3.3/5 (4 votes)

Signature Select Canadian Fund First Quarter Commentary
Fund Advisor Profile: Signature Global Advisors of Toronto, a division of CI Investments Inc., manages more than $40 billion in assets across all asset classes, including fixed income and Canadian and global equities. Signature's advantage is its approach in which portfolio managers and analysts specializing in each asset class and sector combine their research to develop a comprehensive picture of a company and its securities. The team is led by Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell. More...

  • Currently 3.67/5

Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes)

Canadian Insider Trades Highlighted by Oil and Gas Industry
In the past week, we saw an increase in Canadian insider buying coming from the energy, oil and gas, and retail industries. In insider selling, there was an increase coming from the financial sectors of the market as well as transportation and precious metals. Click here to see the complete list of Canadian insider trades. More...

  • Currently 5.00/5

Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote)

Canadian Insider Trades: March 28-April 2
In the past week in Canadian insider trading we saw an increased pattern of buying in the natural oil and gas industries. Three of the four largest insider buys came from energy companies in those industries. We also saw quite a few insider sells in the transportation industry. [b] More...

Oil, Gas, Transportation


  • Currently 3.60/5

Rating: 3.6/5 (5 votes)

Weekly Canadian Insider Trades March 5-12
The last week in Canadian insider trades we saw a noticeable increase in insider buying from company executives in the mineral and natural resources industries as well as the banking industry. The biggest insider sells in Canada came from the energy industry. Canadian corporate executives are required to report their insider activity by Tuesday of the next week. This differs from the U.S. where insider activity is required to be reported to the SEC within two days. More...

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