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CC&L Core Bond

Investment Objective

  • Maximize long-term total return while protecting the capital value from major market fluctuations.
  • Generate returns equal to or greater than the return of the benchmark FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index plus 0.75% over rolling four-year periods.


  • Well defined, portable, fundamentally based process with multiple sources of added value.
  • Proprietary risk modeling incorporating both risk and return in assessing opportunities.
  • Responsive credit process based on spread forecast.
  • Greater focus on absolute returns and more freedom to deviate from the benchmark.
  • Proven team based approach enhanced by unique skills and insights from other CC&L teams.

Investment Philosophy

  • Economic fundamentals drive markets.
  • Better decisions result when fundamental information is validated through research that proves the link between the data and movements in the market.
  • Research is conducted continuously in order to allow the process to evolve with capital markets.
  • Process diversification yields positive risk-adjusted relative returns.
  • Risk management is fundamentally based and supported by quantitative tools.

Investment Process

  • Top-down, fundamentally based approach: In-depth economically driven macro analysis validated by a disciplined research process resulting in interest rate and sector exposures.
  • Robust risk management: Proprietary fundamental process supported by quantitative tools supported by ongoing dedicated research.
  • Comprehensive credit analysis: Top down industry analysis combined with bottom up company research including analysis of operational factors, financial profile and quality of management
  • Responsive security selection: Spread forecast continuously updated for a wide universe of industries and companies.

Portfolio Construction & Risk Management

  • Portfolio construction divided into three broad areas: domestic and foreign interest rate forecasts, sector allocation and security selection.
  • Proprietary factor based risk model providing granular estimates of all risks across various sources of return which are then aggregated into a measure of overall portfolio risk.
  • Dedicated trading experts whose sole focus is to identify the best implementation strategy. 
  • Investment guidelines permit higher weighting in corporate bonds.
  • Robust controls measuring and monitoring every active risk for every client, every day.

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