Russell Investments Focused Canadian Equity Pool

Investment Strategy

This fund invests primarily in shares of Canadian companies, using the following styles: defensive, value and growth with an emphasis on the defensive and value styles.

Goal

To provide long-term capital appreciation primarily through exposure to a select portfolio of equity securities of Canadian issuers listed on recognized stock exchanges.

Key reasons to own this fund

  • Defensive and value tilt. Based on Russell Investments' research, defensive strategies seek to offer a more conservative risk/return trade-off with less volatility than the broader market.
  • Diversification. Fund structure is widely-diversified with three sub-advisers, each bringing complementary investment strategies and relevant expertise.
  • Russell Investments "best-of-breed" sub-advisers. Sub-advised by Canadian stock specialists that focus on higher quality companies.
  • Enhanced Portfolio Implementation. Reduced portfolio turnover by using Russell Implementation Services to execute trades based on the sub-advisers' recommendations.
  • Tax efficiency. Available in the corporate class structure through the Russell Investments Focused Canadian Equity Class.
  • Minimum account size. $25,000.

 

Characteristics

As of 10/31/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $237.15 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $9.64

For Prices and Performance, please click here.

Growth of $10,000 (Since Inception) Series F¹

As of 11/30/2020
12-10-2012 10000.00
12-31-2012 10126.95
01-31-2013 10355.59
02-28-2013 10429.57
03-31-2013 10493.68
04-30-2013 10321.29
05-31-2013 10480.42
06-30-2013 10168.03
07-31-2013 10532.37
08-31-2013 10679.84
09-30-2013 10788.82
10-31-2013 11182.57
11-30-2013 11179.48
12-31-2013 11351.26
01-31-2014 11522.94
02-28-2014 11872.57
03-31-2014 11978.69
04-30-2014 12246.19
05-31-2014 12170.95
06-30-2014 12628.86
07-31-2014 12651.68
08-31-2014 12894.80
09-30-2014 12384.79
10-31-2014 12215.12
11-30-2014 12424.57
12-31-2014 12284.36
01-31-2015 12462.56
02-28-2015 12826.47
03-31-2015 12513.24
04-30-2015 12700.64
05-31-2015 12503.13
06-30-2015 12196.15
07-31-2015 11932.91
08-31-2015 11674.62
09-30-2015 11409.51
10-31-2015 11693.40
11-30-2015 11654.98
12-31-2015 11154.89
01-31-2016 11104.61
02-29-2016 11328.09
03-31-2016 11916.13
04-30-2016 12260.29
05-31-2016 12336.81
06-30-2016 12286.44
07-31-2016 12727.50
08-31-2016 13021.62
09-30-2016 13012.10
10-31-2016 13109.54
11-30-2016 13504.89
12-31-2016 13738.40
01-31-2017 13717.79
02-28-2017 13738.52
03-31-2017 13941.27
04-30-2017 14014.92
05-31-2017 13697.76
06-30-2017 13563.80
07-31-2017 13467.34
08-31-2017 13404.75
09-30-2017 13932.87
10-31-2017 14194.51
11-30-2017 14272.99
12-31-2017 14357.36
01-31-2018 14184.75
02-28-2018 13834.13
03-31-2018 13764.16
04-30-2018 13998.05
05-31-2018 14261.60
06-30-2018 14534.93
07-31-2018 14659.76
08-31-2018 14555.28
09-30-2018 14441.21
10-31-2018 13525.20
11-30-2018 13457.67
12-31-2018 12801.47
01-31-2019 13614.51
02-28-2019 14012.96
03-31-2019 14044.75
04-30-2019 14412.96
05-31-2019 13953.93
06-30-2019 14172.92
07-31-2019 14157.14
08-31-2019 14034.84
09-30-2019 14401.61
10-31-2019 14448.14
11-30-2019 14904.93
12-31-2019 15057.41
01-31-2020 15002.79
02-29-2020 13923.76
03-31-2020 10986.39
04-30-2020 12152.11
05-31-2020 12409.91
06-30-2020 12633.48
07-31-2020 13291.84
08-31-2020 13686.24
09-30-2020 13514.21
10-31-2020 13176.46
11-30-2020 14515.96

¹Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

Series F is a wrap or fee-for-service program and as such, the performance shown does not include the advisory fee paid by the investor to the dealer that would have reduced returns. Other series of units of the fund are subject to higher management fees and/or expenses which result in lower returns for those series than cited above.  Annual returns are calendar year returns for the last ten years or since inception if the Fund has less than ten years of history. Performance is annualized except for periods of less than one year.

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Top 10 Holdings*

As of 09/30/2020

Updated monthly

Company Weight
Canadian Dollar 5.69%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 4.36%
Royal Bank of Canada 4.23%
Bank of Nova Scotia 3.60%
Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.35%
Enbridge, Inc. 3.11%
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PA 2.89%
NUTRIEN LTD 2.63%
Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. 2.17%
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. 1.95%

*A portion of the cash held in this fund is securitized. The listing of holdings provides information on a fund's investments as of the date indicated and may differ from its annual financial statements.

Sub-Advisers

As of 12/31/2019
NameAllocation %colorStyle
Iris Asset Management Ltd.30#66aaddDefensive dividend growth
Galibier Capital Management Ltd25#5c5c5cGrowth at a price
Patient Capital Management Inc.20#005596Quality value
Russell Investments25#dd6600Positioning strategies

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Sector weightings

As of 09/30/2020

Updated monthly

Sector Weighting
Communication Services 5.55%
Consumer Discretionary 7.86%
Consumer Staples 5.37%
Energy 10.09%
Financials 24.85%
Health Care 1.47%
Industrials 14.05%
Information Technology 5.62%
Materials 17.33%
Real Estate 0.59%
Unclassified 0.00%
Utilities 7.23%

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Front Load FRC 073 CAD
Series B Low Load FRC 170 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 078 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 087 CAD
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