Fossil Free Dividend Equity
The investment objective of the Fossil Free Dividend Equity Component is to achieve maximum income consistent with preservation of capital with the potential for moderate growth.
To achieve this objective, Genus primarily invests in companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite and MSCI World Indexes that offer high income, such as equity securities with high dividend yields and income trust units. The primary strategy employed is one of quantitative security selection, holding between 40 and 100 securities that are expected to outperform the target indexes as a whole. The Component may also use futures to manage cash flows, beta and currency exposure of the component without creating leverage.
The portfolio reflects reasonable GICS sector diversification with maximum single sector exposure capped at 30% and maximum 10% exposure in individual securities.
The returns of this Component are derived primarily from dividends and capital appreciation on the securities held in this Component’s portfolio.
Fossil Free CanGlobe Equity
The investment objective of the Fossil Free CanGlobe Equity Component is to achieve maximum income consistent with preservation of capital with the potential for moderate growth.
To achieve this objective, Genus primarily invests in equity securities of companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite and MSCI World Indexes. The primary strategy employed is one of quantitative security selection, holding between 60 and 120 securities that are expected to outperform the target indexes as a whole. The Component’s portfolio reflects diversification by country, sector and quality. Individual equity investments generally do not exceed 10% on a cost basis.
The returns of this Component are derived from dividends, capital appreciation on the securities held in this Component’s portfolio and currency movements.
Fossil Free Impact Equity
The investment objective of Fossil Free Impact Equity Component is to use funds to support companies making the biggest positive environmental and social impact while also seeking to achieve competitive returns with market-like risk.
Securities for this Component will be selected from the S&P/TSX, NASDAQ and MSCI World Indexes. Companies that appear weak with respect to environmental, social and governance characteristics are excluded as an initial screen. For instance, all companies directly involved in extraction, processing and transportation of oil, gas and coal are excluded. Next, a sustainable thematic approach, which seeks to profit from the long term trends that are unfolding, is applied. The belief is that population growth will affect demand for scarce resources such as food, water and energy, and that supporting life for more people will also increase the environmental strain on our planet. As a result, the Component strives to thematically emphasize products and services that offer sustainable solutions to these challenges.
Investments are focused in companies that are leaders in areas such as: renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and waste management, low negative impact products, sustainable agriculture, as well as access to healthcare, education and technology. The Component uses a multifaceted stock selection discipline that considers value, growth, momentum, quality and analyst expectations.