|Fund Codes||Class A||Corporate Class|
|Managed By:||CI Investments Inc.|
|Advisors:||Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.|
|Assets Under Management*:||$541.6 million|
|Portfolio Manager:||William Priest and David Pearl|
|Asset Class:||American Equity|
|Inception Date:||February 1977|
|Min. Initial Investment:||$500|
|Min. PAC Investment:||$50|
|Management Expense Ratio:||2.45%|
|Agilent Technologies Inc.||2.14%|
|Time Warner Inc.||2.13%|
Based on 3-year standard deviation relative to other funds in its category, from Globe Investor.
(Class A)CI American Value Fund (Class A units)
This funds objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of American equity securities.
This chart shows you the fundīs annual performance and how an investment would have changed over time.
As at March 31, 2014
Equity markets recovered from a dip in late January, ending the period higher. Gains came despite meagre revenue growth and disappointing guidance, which investors shrugged off as weather related. Stocks also had to contend with a January lull in U.S. economic activity, further confirmation of slower economic growth in China and a geopolitical crisis in Ukraine. U.S. Treasury yields declined, with the yield on the 10-year bond dropping from 3.0% to 2.7%.
In the U.S., utilities and health care stocks had the best returns by far for the quarter. These were the only sectors with positive returns in January as investors adopted a more defensive stance but were wary of weak revenue growth in the consumer staples sector and competitive pricing pressures among telecommunications services companies. February saw a speculative rebound that favoured social media and biotech companies. The consumer discretionary sector tumbled over the quarter with a deceleration in consumer spending, even though consumer sentiment hit a six-year high. Energy stocks lagged as oil majors reported sagging production and oil service companies experienced weak pricing.
Globally, market results have been mixed so far in 2014, unlike the previous two years when quantitative easing led investors to assign higher multiples to stocks broadly across regions. The world's central banks are at different phases of their policy cycles, leaving equity valuations without the global valuation support they once enjoyed. If there is limited scope for multiples to expand, then companies will need to grow earnings to see further gains.
Despite the near-term volatility in market leadership we are still finding attractive investment ideas consistent with our free cash flow philosophy.
Source: The Globe and Mail Inc.
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 including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all 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. *Assets under management are as at the end of the most recent quarter ending March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31.
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