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CC&L Small Cap Canadian Equity

Investment Objective

  • Generate returns equal to the return of the benchmark, 60% S&P/TSX Small Cap Index + 40% S&P/TSX Completion Index, plus 3.0% per annum over a market cycle.
  • Maximize long-term total return while prudently managing investment risk relative to the benchmark.


  • Core approach. Diversified and carefully risk managed.
  • Fundamental, bottom-up security selection.
  • Proprietary database covering 400+ stocks.
  • Deep, stable team with long track record.
  • ESG considerations integrated into the strategy.

Investment Philosophy

  • Macroeconomic themes influence markets over longer term.
  • Opportunities exist when fundamentals vary from consensus expectations.
  • Disciplined fundamental approach is basis of security selection.
  • Price attractiveness and valuation are key.
  • Risk management is an integral component of process.

Investment Process

  • Fundamental ranking system: Universe ranked on key factors including financial and management strength, profitability, growth and price attractiveness.
  • Independent bottom-up research: Understanding companies’ business models and long-term operating strategies.
  • Management interviews: Confidence gauged through management interviews, on-site visits and discussions with customers and competitors.
  • Strategic outlook: Each business evaluated in context of its industry and competitive environment.
  • Target prices: Price targets established and reviewed weekly to ensure consistent application of buy and sell disciplines.
  • Top-down overlay: Historical and current valuations and macroeconomic factors shape sector overweight or underweight decisions.

Portfolio Construction & Risk Management

  • Portfolio is weighted toward stocks with the greatest upside potential.
  • Fundamental analysis assesses business risk, liquidity and valuation risk.
  • Risk management is part of the investment process, not an afterthought
  • Proprietary risk models are calibrated to each client’s objectives.
  • There are strict position limits on individual security weights.


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