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Fund Facts
as at March 31, 2014

Fund Codes Class A

Managed By:CI Investments Inc.
Advisors:Signature Global Advisors
Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell
Assets Under Management*:$123.6 million
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 March 31, 2014

Gov't of Canada, 1.25%, September 1, 201810.51%
Gov't of Canada, 1.50%, February 1, 20175.72%
Gov't of Canada, 1.50%, September 1, 20173.59%
Teranet Holdings, 3.53%, December 16, 20153.14%
Gov't of Canada, 3.00%, December 1, 20153.06%
Cadillac Fairview, 3.24%, January 25, 20162.99%
Wells Fargo & Co, 2.77%, February 9, 20172.50%
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, 3.65%, January 15, 20162.49%
Metropolitan Toronto, 4.55%, May 20, 20152.22%
Canada Housing Trust, 1.75%, June 15, 20182.19%

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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 March 31, 2014

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 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 {N/A}
Return 0.96 0.1 0.96 0.72 1.79 1.39 2.01 6.23
Grp Avg 0.76 -0.03 0.76 0.67 1.83 2.02 2.35 {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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Geographic Composition as at March 31, 2014

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 December 31, 2013

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the global economy as we enter 2014 is that almost every region is on a clear cyclical upswing. We are in the midst of a synchronized global economic recovery. Economic growth is accelerating and we can comfortably expect that global growth will be stronger this year than in 2013. After five years of recurring crises following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this improvement and stability are unambiguously positive. Indeed, for the first time in several years, there is no obvious crisis looming. Last year, it was the U.S. fiscal cliff and two years ago, it was the Eurozone debt crisis.

Equity markets had a stellar 2013, as liquidity trumped fundamentals, driving valuations higher on the back of modest earnings growth. We expect 2014 to see a return to fundamentals as the primary driver of returns. In such a scenario, equities should continue to outperform other asset classes with expected returns of 8% to 12% for the year. As rates rise, we also expect to see higher volatility compared to the past year, with a couple of significant market corrections in the range of 10%, providing opportunities to add value from a tactical perspective.

For currencies, we expect the divergence in economic growth, coupled with diverging monetary policies from key central banks, to support the U.S. dollar against most major currencies, including the Canadian dollar.

In summary, our global outlook for 2014 is decidedly sunnier than in recent years. However, we do expect that several squalls will emerge to roil markets and test investors over the course of the year. While the global economy remains somewhat fragile, it has and should continue to strengthen over the coming year.

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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