† Effective October 31, 2020, the Fund’s benchmark was changed from a blended benchmark of 60% S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index and 40% iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF TR to a blended benchmark of 60% MSCI Canada Index and 40% iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF TR. This change in benchmark is to align better our approach to rating the Fund’s risk and return with its underlying investments. The blended returns are calculated by Portland Investment Counsel Inc. using end of day index values licensed from MSCI (MSCI Data) and other sources. For the avoidance of doubt, MSCI is not the benchmark “administrator” for, or a “contributor”, “submitter” or “supervised contributor” to, the blended returns, and the MSCI Data is not considered a “contribution” or “submission” in relation to the blended returns, as those terms may be defined in any rules, laws, regulations, legislation or international standards. MSCI Data is provided “AS IS” without warranty or liability and no copying or distribution is permitted. MSCI does not make any representation regarding the advisability of any investment or strategy and does not sponsor, promote, issue, sell or otherwise recommend or endorse any investment or strategy, including any financial products or strategies based on, tracking or otherwise utilizing any MSCI Data, models, analytics or other materials or information.
The Morningstar Risk Adjusted Return (MRARs), commonly referred to as the Star Rating, relate the risk-adjusted performance of a fund to its peers with the same CIFSC Fund category for the period ended as noted and are subject to change monthly. Morningstar calculates ratings for categories with at least 5 funds. To determine a fund’s rating, the fund and its peer are ranked by their MRARs. If a fund scores in the top 10% of its category, it receives five stars (High); if it falls in the next 22.5% , it receives four stars (Above Average); the next 35% earns a fund three stars(Neutral or Average); those in the next 22.5% received two stars (Below Average); and the lowest 10% received one star (Low). The overall rating is a weighted combination of the 3, 5 and 10 year ratings. Morningstar Ratings reflect performance as of April 30, 2021 and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are calculated from the funds’ three and five-year returns measured against 91-day Treasury bill and peer group returns. The top 10% of the funds in a category get five stars. The Canadian Balanced Fund scored five stars for the one year (compared to 417 funds), three year (compared to 375 funds) and five year (compared to 304 funds) in the Canadian Balanced Equity category. For greater detail, see morningstar.ca.
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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.
James Cole is the portfolio manager of Portland Focused Plus Fund LP, Portland Focused Plus Fund, Portland North American Alternative Fund and Portland Canadian Balanced Fund. The four funds generally hold some of the same securities and may make trades in such securities simultaneously.
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