In an environment of low interest rates and bond yields, dividends offer the prospect of a reliable income stream, with global diversification providing more opportunities to maintain and increase income.
By taking a ‘go anywhere’ approach that allows the management team to invest across global markets, the fund invests in companies across a wide range of geographies, sectors and market capitalisations.
The fund is an actively managed portfolio of dividend-paying company shares that seeks to add value for investors by investing in stocks that are at a price below the managers’ assessment of intrinsic value.
LOW TURNOVER APPROACH
With their buy-and-hold approach to investing, the management team seeks to keep portfolio turnover as low as possible.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested. Income from investments may fluctuate. Currency fluctuations can also affect performance. Performance figures are on a bid to bid with net income reinvested basis. Valuations are based on the previous day's prices.
The managers on the fund are guided by their value investment philosophy, seeking to pick stocks at a price below their assessment of reasonable value. They target stocks where management have both the willingness and ability to distribute meaningful dividends to shareholders. While the fund does not target specific regional or sector weights, the managers seek to maintain a sensible level of diversification. Risk is minimised by focusing on valuation, financial and operational risk measures and therefore the degree of downside protection, rather than focusing on measures of market volatility or beta.
The LF Canlife Global Equity Income aims to provide income with the potential for some long-term capital growth principally through investment in global shares. The fund invests in companies across a wide range of geographies, sectors and market capitalisations which are believed to offer dividend yields. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, money market instruments, other transferable securities and derivatives and forward transactions for the purposes of Efficient Portfolio Management.
The fund is part of Canada Life Investments’ Global Partner Series. This is a suite of funds created in partnership with companies within the Great-West Lifeco group and associated companies in Canada, the US and Ireland. The LF Canlife Global Equity Income Fund is managed by the Global Dividend Team at Setanta Asset Management. Setanta is an independent asset manager, based in Dublin and established in 1998. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Life Irish Holding Company Limited, which is in turn owned by Great–West Lifeco Inc.
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