Fund Spotlight - CI North American Dividend Fund

Driven by deep fundamental analysis and a proprietary portfolio construction system.

Harbour Advisors believes in the power of process. We use deep fundamental analysis and a disciplined proprietary portfolio construction system developed over the last 10 years, known as our Q.O.R. (Quality Optimized Returns) process across all our mandates, including CI North American Dividend Fund.

Quality - Defining, identifying and understanding quality companies. Optimized - Portfolio construction to balance risk/return, concentration/diversification. Returns - High risk-adjusted returns on a rolling three-year basis.

Our Q.O.R process underscores our fundamental research process which focuses on identifying, and understanding, resilient and high-return business models. To optimize returns we combine the fundamental work with a systematic portfolio construction process that maintains a quality bias, ensures diversification, and always rotates to the highest-return ideas. We utilize concentration to add value which makes the analytical work on individual companies the most critical input.

Quality Score (determined by risk classification buckets) + Risk-Adjusted Return + Portfolio-Specific Constraints (sector, geography, ESG, etc.) = Portfolio Weight

Features and Key Benefits

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    Flexibility to invest anywhere in North America, with 0-100% in either the United States or Canada.

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    Healthy alternative or complement to the existing income/yield component of a diversified portfolio.

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    True active management using concentration and best ideas to generate alpha.

Compelling category and benchmark outperformance

Source: Morningstar Direct, as at June 30, 2020.

YTD 1 Year 2 Year Since Q.O.R. Process
CI North American Dividend Fund Class F 7th percentile 1st percentile 2nd percentile 2nd percentile
As at June 30, 2020 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
CI North American Dividend Fund Class F 4.1% 5.4% 5.4% 9.3%
Canadian Dividend & Income Equity Category -9.3% -0.3% 2.2% 5.5%
Number of Category Peers 587 513 378 203
North American Equity Category -1.9% 2.2% 3.3% 8.6%
Number of Category Peers 158 80 48 18
*Blended Benchmark -0.1% 5.2% 5.7% 7.9%

*Blended Benchmark: 85% S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index & 15% S&P 500 Total Return CAD Index.

Additional Information

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Published: August 6, 2020.