Fund Spotlight - CI Investment Grade Bond Fund

A Core Fixed-Income Solution

CI Investment Grade Bond Fund aims to protect client’s capital through the use of active hedging of interest rate and credit risk while being fully hedged to the Canadian dollar.

With its low risk rating and attractive monthly distribution, the fund sets itself apart from other fixed-income funds through its active management, negative correlation to equities and outperformance over its benchmark.

Features & Key Benefits

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    Leverages Marret Asset Management's robust qualitative and quantitative strategies to quickly adapt to market changes

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    Marret utilizes a combination of a top-down macroeconomic analysis and bottom-up company and security analysis to find the geographies, sectors and companies that offer an attractive risk-reward

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    The Fund offers true negative correlation to both the S&P 500 Index and S&P/TSX Composite Index to better protect clients’ capital

Attractive risk-adjusted returns


Risk-reward graph - CI Investment Grade Bond Class F standard deviation is 3.5% and the return is 3.9%, FTSE Canada All Corporate Bond Index standard deviation is 4.1% and the return is 3.1%, Morningstar Category standard deviation is 4.1% and the return is 3.2%.

Morningstar category: Global Corporate Fixed Income Category

Source: Morningstar Direct based on monthly returns from 01/01/2015 - 06/30/2020.

Portfolio Performance % 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
CI Investment Grade Bond Fund Class F 6.0% 4.1% 4.3% n/a 4.7%
FTSE Canada All Corporate Bond Index 6.6% 5.0% 4.4% 5.0% 4.4%
Global Corporate Fixed Income Category 6.6% 4.3% 4.2% 5.2% 4.3%
Number of Category Peers 112 93 68 18 n/a

*CI Investment Grade Bond Fund inception date is December 24, 2014.
Source: Morningstar Direct, as at June 30, 2020.

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Published: August 5, 2020.