Portland Canadian Focused Fund

portfolio manager
James Cole, CFA
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager

James has over 36 years of investment experience including over 27 years as a portfolio manager responsible for Canadian and U.S. equities.


fund details
Fund Net Assets $18.9 million
CIFSC* Asset Class Canadian Focused Equity
Risk Tolerance Low to Medium

KEY reasons to invest
  • Fund objectives are:
    • Preservation of capital
    • Long-term positive performance
    • Income generation

how the fund is managed
  • Focused number of holdings
  • Diversification by sector
  • Willingness to hold cash
  • Objectives (in Cdn Focused Equity category):
    • Long-term outperformance
    • Lower-than-average volatility


The Manager believes the following risks may impact the performance of the Fund: concentration risk, currency risk and equity risk. Please read the “Risk Factor” section in the Simplified Prospectus for a more detailed description of all the relevant risks.

geographic allocation
As at February 29, 2020

sector allocation
As at February 29, 2020

Top Holdings²
As at February 29, 2020

Cash & Cash Equivalents 29.0%
Magna International Inc. 9.5%
Citigroup Inc. 9.2%
Royal Bank of Canada 8.9%
Bank of Montreal 8.1%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 8.1%
The Bank of Nova Scotia 8.0%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank 8.0%
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 7.2%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 7.0%
SoftBank Group Corp. 3.6%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 1.5%
fund codes
Fund Name Series Code - Initial Sales Charge Code - DSC Code - LL
Portland Canadian Focused Fund
400 405 410
Portland Canadian Focused Fund
003 n/a n/a

- Fundserv Management Company Code: “PTL”


* Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee

1 Other Net Assets (Liabilities) refers to all other assets and liabilities in the Fund excluding portfolio investments.

2 Where the Fund holds less than 25 holdings, all investments have been disclosed. There may be other assets and liabilities which are not included, and therefore the summary does not add up to 100%

3 Generally available through dealers who have entered into a Portland Series F Dealer Agreement.

4 Annualized.


Risk tolerance measures the degree of uncertainty that an investor can handle regarding fluctuations in the value of their portfolio. The amount of risk associated with any particular investment depends largely on your own personal circumstances including your time horizon, liquidity needs, portfolio size, income, investment knowledge and attitude toward price fluctuations. Investors should consult their financial advisor before making a decision as to whether this Fund is a suitable investment for them.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in units [share] value and reinvestment of all distributions [dividends] and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect future values of the mutual fund or returns on investment in the mutual fund. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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