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Fund Facts
as at February 28, 2015

Fund Codes Class A

Managed By:CI Investments Inc.
Advisors:Signature Global Advisors
Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell
Assets Under Management*:N/A
Portfolio Manager:Jon Chew and John Shaw
Asset Class:Canadian Fixed Income
Inception Date:February 1977
Min. Initial Investment:$500
Subsequent Purchase(s):$50
Min. PAC Investment:$50
Management Expense Ratio:1.63%

Top Holdings
as at February 28, 2015

Province of Quebec, 4.50%, December 1, 20178.25%
Gov't of Canada, 1.75%, September 1, 20197.13%
Province of Quebec, 4.50%, December 1, 20194.71%
Canada Housing Trust, 1.95%, June 15, 20193.53%
Canada Housing Trust, 1.75%, June 15, 20183.29%
Province of Ontario, 2.10%, September 8, 20183.13%
City of Montreal, 5.00%, December 1, 20182.69%
Wells Fargo & Co, 2.77%, February 9, 20172.68%
CIBC, 4.11%, April 30, 20202.29%
National Bank of Canada, 3.26%, April 11, 20222.02%

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Based on 3-year standard deviation relative to other funds in its category, from Globe Investor.

Fixed Income and Capitalization Overview

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(Class A)

Signature Short-Term Bond Fund (Class A units)
Also available: Class F & I


This fund's objective is to provide interest income and a relatively high level of capital stability. The fund invests primarily in debt securities of Canadian issuers maturing in five years or less and in short-term notes. Any change to the investment objective must be approved by a majority of votes cast at a meeting of unitholders held for that reason.

Compound Returns and Quartile Rankings
as at February 28, 2015

This table shows the historical annual compound total return of the fund compared with the Globefund Group Average and the fund's quartile ranking within the Globefund Peer Group. The returns listed below are percentages. Performance of the fund versus its official benchmark can be found in the Management Report of Fund Performance (MRFP). See the related document section on this web page.
YTD 1Mo 3Mo 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Since Inception*
Qrtl 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 {N/A}
Return 1.41 -0.07 1.48 2.33 1.51 1.61 2.11 6.14
Grp Avg 1.19 0.05 1.14 2.31 1.62 1.81 2.49 {N/A}
*February 1, 1977

Performance Data

This chart shows you the fundīs annual performance and how an investment would have changed over time.

Current Value of a $10,000 Investment

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Bond Type as at February 28, 2015

Bond Term as at February 28, 2015

Geographic Composition as at February 28, 2015

Fund Advisor Profile

Signature Global Asset Management of Toronto, a division of CI Investments Inc., manages more than $40 billion in assets across all asset classes, including fixed income and Canadian and global equities. Signature's advantage is its approach in which portfolio managers and analysts specializing in each asset class and sector combine their research to develop a comprehensive picture of a company and its securities. The team is led by Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell.


As at March 31, 2014

A barrage of geopolitical and financial turbulence in emerging market countries put global capital markets on the defensive early in the first quarter. The crisis in Ukraine, a sharp devaluation of the Argentinian peso, political and economic turmoil in Venezuela and doubts about the Chinese banking system and real economy pulled capital away from emerging markets and directed it back into developed market bonds. Although confidence returned later in the period, returns for most equity markets around the world were muted, and interest-sensitive sectors such as government bonds, utilities and REITs, which had underperformed since the U.S. Federal Reserve began its tapering action in the fall, added value for the quarter. The fear that growth was stalling also sparked a sharp rally in gold equities.

The Canadian dollar dropped in value relative to most other major currencies during the quarter. It appeared that foreign investors had finally come to the same realization about Canada's problems with productivity, competitiveness and indebted consumers. The Canadian dollar finished the quarter down nearly 4% at about 90.5 cents U.S., and we believe it has room to fall further.

After underperforming for several quarters, emerging markets seemed to reach their nadir late in the first quarter, with flows for exchange-traded funds finally turning positive after a long period of withdrawals. The currency and bond markets of emerging economies were also showing signs of improved health, an important turnabout as the volatility in those markets had begun to seriously impair business. Looking forward, we expect the Fed's continued tapering to gradually draw bond yields higher, but at a slow, measured pace that will allow for adjustments in capital flows to emerging economies.

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.

Funds mentioned at this website are available only to Canadian residents. 

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