Fund Spotlight - Signature Corporate Bond Fund

All-weather, core credit solution

Signature Corporate Bond Fund is a flexible, tactically managed solution designed to protect capital, generate excess returns, and enhance yield through different market environments. The fund utilizes diversified alpha streams and a focus on managing risk that aims to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns. This all-weather portfolio combines bottom-up, fundamental credit analysis with Signature Global Asset Management's global macro-economic view, delivering a proven track record of outperformance through all parts of the business cycle.

Features and Key Benefits

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    Flexibility to tactically shift 25% - 75% of fund assets between investment-grade corporate bonds and high-yield corporate bonds, depending on market environment

  • crossover bonds icon

    Focus on crossover bonds1 leads to better risk-adjusted returns

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    Strong asset allocation and security selection has led to better risk-adjusted performance compared to passive index-like solutions

Tactical Asset Allocation between Corporate Bonds

Source: Signature Global Asset Management, June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2020.

1Crossover bonds are corporate bonds that are rated near the dividing line between investment grade and high yield, usually defined as BBB and BB rated. Corporate bonds with these ratings have historically earned the best risk-adjusted returns.

Portfolio Performance % 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
(July 15, 2003)
Signature Corporate Bond Fund Class F 0.4% 2.6% 3.7% 5.4% 5.3%

Source: CI Investments, as at June 30, 2020.

Additional Information

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Published: August 5, 2020.