Portland Advantage Plus – Everest Fund

Portland Advantage Plus – Everest Fund (the “Everest Fund”) has been terminated as of close of business Friday, May 15, 2020. The Everest Fund expects to process distributions related to the termination of the Fund on or before May 20, 2020.
Merger Update

Portfolio Manager

Michael Lee-Chin, B.Eng., LLD (Honorary)
Executive Chairman, Chief Executive officer and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Lee-Chin has over 35 years industry experience.


Portfolio Manager

Dragos Berbecel, CFA, MBA
Portfolio Manager

Dragos Berbecel has 20 years of experience, both as an investment professional and a business operator.


Prices and Distributions
As at April 30, 2020

Fund/Series NAV/Unit Annual Distribution Rate1
Portland Advantage Plus - Everest Series A $0.07 9.2%
Portland Advantage Plus - Everest Series F $0.06 15.6%

Access to an Enhanced Level of Income Generation

  • The Everest Fund may use low cost leverage to enhance the power of dividends. The focus of the Everest Fund is on relatively higher yielding quality equity securities with a history of progressive dividend policies during normal market conditions.

Access to Low Cost Borrowing

  • Benefiting from the Portland family office’s financial strength and reputation, the Everest Fund has access to attractive low cost of borrowing.
  • The Everest Fund will utilize this low cost of borrowing to potentially enhance capital gains and income.

Access to Portland Holdings' family office resources

  • As an investor in Portland Investment Counsel Inc.’s products, you will have access to the benefits of our family office resources, which means you will have the unique opportunity to invest in high quality offerings, alongside some of the world’s most successful institutions and affluent investors.
Fund Brief

Fund Details

Fund Type Alternative Strategies
Offer Document Offering Memorandum
Legal Type Trust
Eligible for registered plans Yes
Eligible for PAC plans Yes, monthly minimum of $500
Purchases and redemptions Monthly
Minimum investment term None
Notice period for redemptions None
Redemption fee None
Transaction processing FundSERV

Investment Objective

  • Provide income.
  • Achieve an above average rate of return over the long term.

How The Funds are Managed

  • To achieve the investment objectives, the Manager will employ the following core techniques in respect of each Fund:
    • Focused investing in a limited number of long securities positions
    • Leverage by purchasing securities on margin

The Offering

  • The Everest Fund offers units of Series A, Series F, Series N and Series O on a private placement basis in all jurisdictions across Canada under prospectus exemptions which currently include the accredited investor exemption and the $150,000 minimum purchase exemption for institutional investors.
Offering Memorandum

Potential Risks

  • While the Manager exercises prudence and due diligence throughout the investment process, no guarantees can be given to offset a risk of loss and investors should consult with their financial advisor prior to investing in the Fund.
  • The Manager believes the following risks are key to the Fund’s performance: leverage, interest rate changes, dividend yields, highly volatile markets and equity risk. Please read the “Risk Factors” section in the Offering Memorandum for a more detailed description of all the relevant risks.


1. Distribution yields are based on the net asset value per unit divided by a full month distribution rate. The annual distribution rate was changed effective as at the end of January 2019.

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

3. Generally only available to certain institutional and other investors.


The Portland Advantage Plus – Everest Fund is not publicly offered. It is only available under prospectus exemptions and other exemptions available to investors who meet certain eligibility or minimum or maximum purchase requirements. Currently these exemptions include the accredited investor exemption and the $150,000 minimum purchase exemption. You will only be permitted to purchase Units if your purchase qualifies for one of these exemptions. A list of criteria to qualify as an accredited investor is set out in the subscription agreement delivered with the Offering Memorandum and generally includes individuals who have net assets of at least $5,000,000, or financial assets of at least $1,000,000, or personal income of at least $200,000, or combined spousal income of at least $300,000 in the previous two years with reasonable prospects of same in the current year, or an individual registered under the securities legislation of a jurisdiction of Canada as a representative of a registered adviser or dealer.

Information herein pertaining to the Fund is solely for the purpose of providing information and is not to be construed as a public offering in any jurisdiction of Canada. The offering of Units of the Fund is made pursuant to an Offering Memorandum and the information contained herein is a summary only and is qualified by the more detailed information in the Offering Memorandum. If there are any discrepancies between this document and the Offering Memorandum, the Offering Memorandum is deemed correct. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemptions, distributions or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder in respect of a participating fund that would have reduced returns. The Fund is not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The portfolio is expected to generate income from dividends, interest and option writing income , which after deduction of expenses, will be distributed by the Fund to unitholders. Assuming the expected level of income is received, the portfolio would not be required to appreciate. If the level of income is less than the amount necessary to meet the target distribution, the Manager may either pay out a lower distribution or supplement the amount needed through net realized capital gains from the portfolio or may return a portion of the capital of the Fund to unitholders in which case the distribution would not have been fully funded as the net asset value would be reduced. Distributions are reinvested automatically in additional units of the Fund. No commissions are payable upon automatic reinvestment of distributions.

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