Fund Spotlight - Signature High Income Fund

An Anti-Volatility, Cash Flow Generator

Signature High Income Fund provides a unique strategy focused on cash-flow generating, non-traditional asset classes to provide a stable monthly distribution and help investors meet long-term income needs.

By investing in non-traditional asset classes such as real-estate, infrastructure and high-yield bonds, the fund may provide several benefits to client portfolios, including: improved diversification, enhanced income and a potential reduction of overall portfolio volatility for clients who are invested in a traditional balanced strategy.

Features & Key Benefits

  • Enhanced portfolio income with lower volatility

  • Diversification benefits through low correlations to traditional equities and bonds

  • Exhibits defensive characteristics during periods of volatility in global equity markets

Higher Income Stream Potential

How to Fund a 6% Distribution (for illustrative purposes only)

How to fund a 6% distribution - for illustration purposes only. Typical balanced funds: US Investment Grade Bonds - Funding Gap: 4.41%; 1.59% distribution. Canadian Bonds - Funding Gap: 4.09%; 1.91% distribution. US Equities - Funding Gap: 3.61%; 2.39% distribution. Global Equities - Funding Gap: 3.05%; 2.95% distribution. Canadian Equities - Funding Gap: 1.94% ; 4.06% distribution. Signature High Income Funds: Global Real Estate Equities- Funding Gap: 0.80%; 5.20% distribution. Global Infrastructure Equities - Funding Gap: 0.57%; 5.43% distribution. Global High Yield Bonds - Funding Gap: -3.06%; 9.06% distribution.

Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.* All yields as at June 30, 2020.

*U.S. Equities = S&P 500 TR dividend yield; Canadian Bonds = FTSE Canadian Universe Bond Index yield to maturity; Global Equities = MSCI World GR dividend yield; U.S. Investment Grade Bonds = Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond yield to maturity; Canadian Equities = S&P/TSX Composite TR dividend yield; Real Estate = FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index dividend yield; Infrastructure = S&P Global Infrastructure Index dividend yield; High Yield Bonds = ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index yield to worst.

Additional Information

Speak to an advisor about how Signature High Income Fund may be right for your portfolio.

Advisors, please contact your CI Sales Team representative to learn more.


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Published: August 5, 2020.