Legal Notices


Divisions of CI

Cambridge Global Asset Management, CI First Asset Exchange Traded Funds, CI Multi-Asset Management, CI Institutional Asset Management, Harbour Advisors, Signature Global Asset Management, and Sentry Investment Management are each a division of CI Global Asset Management. Certain funds associated with Cambridge Global Asset Management and Signature Global Asset Management are sub-advised by CI Global Investments Inc., a firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an affiliate of CI Global Asset Management.

Morningstar Star Ratings 

Morningstar Ratings reflect performance as of a particular date and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are calculated from a fund’s 3, 5 and 10-year returns measured against 91-day Treasury bill and peer group returns. For each time period the top 10% of the funds in a category get five stars. The Overall Rating is a weighted combination of the 3, 5 and 10-year ratings. For greater detail see www.morningstar.ca. 

Lipper Fund Awards and Morningstar Awards

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year/Decade: For additional information on the awards, please go to http://corporate1.morningstar.com/Morningstar-Awards-Canada/ 

Breakout Fund Manager of the Year award: The Morningstar Awards identify the year's most exceptional funds and fund managers for investors around the world. The Breakout Fund Manager of the Year award, introduced in 2015, recognizes up-and-coming managers worthy of investors' attention.

Morningstar Foreign Equity Manager of the Year Award: The Morningstar Awards identify the year's most exceptional funds and fund managers for investors around the world. The Morningstar Foreign Equity Manager of the Year Award recognizes fund managers’ skill in navigating the international markets.

Morningstar Awards © 2020 Morningstar Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Brendan Wood TopGun

The Brendan Wood TopGuns recognition is given to buy-side analysts through voting of sell-side professionals casting their ballots for the investors they personally believe to be the leaders of thought in the industry during the past year. TopGuns are those that garnered the upper decile of sell-side nominations. All TopGuns recognitions are subjective judgments and opinions, based on the experience of Brendan Wood and on information obtained by them from third parties on whose responses they have relied in good faith. There has been independent verification by Brendan Wood. TopGun rankings are published by Brendan Wood International (BWI), a global intelligence-based advisory firm. For more information, see www.TopGunPress.com or www.brendanwood.com

Investment Executive Mutual Fund Manager of the Year

Investment Executive (“IE”) selects the Mutual Fund Manager of the Year by ranking all funds with a 10-year performance record in a point-based scoring system. The funds are ranked based on annual returns, IE relative outperformance and quartile performance.  Other criteria factored into the methodology include cumulative 10-year returns, management expense rations and correlation to the fund’s benchmark index.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements on the Website are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements (“FLS”) are statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” or “estimate,” or other similar expressions. Statements that look forward in time or include anything other than historical information are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results, actions or events could differ materially from those set forth in the FLS. FLS are not guarantees of future performance and are by their nature based on numerous assumptions. Although the FLS contained on the Website are based upon what CI Global Asset Management and the portfolio manager believe to be reasonable assumptions, neither CI Global Asset Management nor the portfolio manager can assure that actual results will be consistent with these FLS. The reader is cautioned to consider the FLS carefully and not to place undue reliance on FLS. Unless required by applicable law, it is not undertaken, and specifically disclaimed that there is any intention or obligation to update or revise FLS, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The forward-looking information contained on this Website is current only as of the date the statement was made. There should not be an expectation that such information will in all circumstances be updated, supplemented or revised whether as a result of new information, changing circumstances, future events or otherwise. 

National Instrument 24-101: Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement – Trade Matching Statement

Each mutual fund has a simplified prospectus, which contains important information about the fund, including its investment objectives, purchase options and applicable charges. Please read the prospectus of the funds in which investments may be made before investing. If you are a Canadian resident, you can obtain the applicable simplified prospectus for each mutual fund from your financial advisor or from CI by calling 1-800-268-9374. Mutual funds and other investment products managed by CI or its affiliates/subsidiaries are qualified for sale only in Canada. Neither a prospectus or other offering document for mutual funds or other investment products managed by CI constitutes an offer or solicitation by any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation.

Mutual Fund Rate of Return/Performance Disclaimer

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns net of fees and expenses payable by the fund (except for figures of one year or less, which are simple total returns) including changes in security value and reinvestment of all dividends/distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Money Market Annualized Yield Disclaimer

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. 

Mutual fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount, or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you. Past performance may not be repeated.

The annualized historical yield is based on the average return over seven-day period ended on [month end date and year] (net of fees and expenses payable by the fund) and does not represent an actual one-year return.

Current yield is calculated for the most current seven-day period.

Investments by the funds in CI Financial Corp. and other related companies and other conflict disclosures

The mutual funds managed by CI have received permission from the Canadian securities regulators to invest in securities of CI Financial Corp. and other Related Companies (each a “Related Company”). In connection with such investments, CI has established an independent review committee (the “IRC”). The current members of the IRC can be found in the most recent prospectus or annual information form of each fund managed by CI.

Each member of the IRC is independent of CI in that none has a direct or indirect material relationship with CI, a fund or any of their respective associates or affiliates. The purpose of the IRC is to review the decisions made on behalf of each fund to purchase, sell or continue to hold securities of a Related Company and to form an opinion whether such decisions were, and continue to be, in the best interest of the fund and: (a) represent the business judgment of the fund’s portfolio advisor, uninfluenced by considerations other than the best interests of the fund, (b) have been made free from any influence by a Related Company and without taking into account any consideration relevant to a Related Company, and (c) do not otherwise exceed the limitations of applicable law. The IRC will advise the Canadian securities regulators if the IRC determines that any investment does not meet the criteria described above, or if any other condition of the permission to make such investments has not been satisfied, together with any action that the IRC or the fund’s portfolio advisor has taken or proposes to take following such a determination.

In carrying out their responsibilities, the members of the IRC will exercise their powers and discharge their duties honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the funds and, in so doing, will exercise the degree of care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the circumstances. All members of the IRC are paid a fixed annual fee which is allocated to all mutual funds under our management (generally pro rata based upon their relative net asset values). Members of the IRC are also reimbursed for their expenses which are typically nominal and associated with travel and the administration of meetings. There is no intention to pay the members of the IRC any other compensation in addition to their usual compensation as members of the IRC.

For a complete list of CI’s related and connected companies, see CI’s Statement of Policies.

For other conflict disclosures, see CI’s Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures Under NI 31-103

The display of trademarks herein does not imply that a licence of any kind has been granted.

ivari is the sole issuer of the individual variable annuity contracts providing for investment in CI Guaranteed Investment Funds and Legacy Funds. A description of the key features of the applicable individual variable annuity contract is contained in the CI Guaranteed Investment Funds or Legacy Funds Information Folder. 

Foresters Life Insurance Co. has entered into an agreement with CI pursuant to which CI is responsible for certain marketing and administrative services in relation to the CI Segregated Funds. Foresters Life Insurance Co. established the individual variable annuity contract providing for investment in the CI Segregated Funds. A description of the key features of the individual variable annuity contract is contained in the CI Segregated Funds Information Folder. 

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is the sole issuer of the individual variable annuity contracts providing for investment in SunWise, SunWise Elite, SunWise Essential Series and Clarica segregated funds. A description of the key features of the applicable individual variable annuity contract is contained in the SunWise or Clarica Information Folder. 

Any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contract holder and may increase or decrease in value. 

If you are a Canadian resident, you can obtain the applicable Information Folder from a licensed life agent or from CI by calling 1-800-268-9374.