Independent Review Committee of the CI Investment Funds
The Independent Review Committee (IRC) acts as an independent governance body of all CI Investment Funds, providing independent oversight and impartial judgment on conflicts of interest with a view to the best interests of the CI Investment Funds and its investors.
The IRC’s mandate is to consider matters relating to conflicts of interest and recommend what action to take to achieve a fair and reasonable result for the funds in those circumstances, and to review and advise on or consent to, if appropriate, any other matter required by the declaration of trust and by applicable securities laws, regulations and rules.
The IRC’s mandate is set out in a separate charter and reviewed annually by the IRC members to ensure its mandate conforms to the expectations and requirements of Canadian securities regulators. Along with dealing with conflicts of interest, the mandate provides that the IRC acts as an audit committee for the CI Investment Funds for the purpose of reviewing the financial statements of the CI Investment Funds with the funds’ auditors and reviews holdings, purchases and sales by the CI Investment Funds of securities of CI Financial Corp.
The IRC also reviews and discusses on a regular basis matters including compliance of the CI Investment Funds with CI's relevant policies and procedures, approval of the CI Investment Funds' auditors and the fees paid to those auditors and the performance of the IRC and its members.
The IRC adheres to the regulations set out by Canadian securities regulators in National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee for Investment Funds, which requires all investment funds in Canada to have independent review committees.
The IRC currently is comprised of five members, each of whom is independent of CI, its affiliates and the CI Investment Funds. Additional information concerning the IRC, including the names of its members, and governance of the funds is available in the annual information form of the funds.
The IRC members are compensated as recommended by CI and approved by the Committee.