What’s the strategy?
The Canadian Low Volatility Equity (London Capital) portfolio offers a diversified portfolio of Canadian stocks with lower volatility characteristics. The portfolio is designed to offer a better risk-adjusted return than the market to reduce drawdown experiences over market cycles.
The portfolio managers pursue a proprietary and systematic approach, benefiting from quantitative-driven analysis to identify stocks with the most attractive combination of stock attributes. Fundamental factor-analysis underpins stock selection and portfolio construction to isolate and capitalize on key drivers of market performance.
The portfolio is well diversified across Canadian sectors, and is a pure Canadian concentrated portfolio of low beta, high-quality stocks.
Why invest in this portfolio strategy?
Ideal for investors seeking exposure to a portfolio of high-quality Canadian companies, yet with the goal to preserve capital in down markets.
This purely Canadian portfolio can offer better risk-adjusted return than the broad Canadian market and reduce drawdown experiences over market cycles – a distinct benefit given the highly cyclical nature of the Canadian market. Typical portfolio characteristics include lower volatility when compared to the broad Canadian market index, while still offering a higher running yield than the S&P/TSX Composite Index.
Data for institutional investors
Robert leads GLC Asset Management Group’s bottom-up, quantitative-driven investment management division, London Capital, in addition to co-managing the U.S. Value mandate, Canadian Low Volatility mandate and Global Sector mandates (Global Infrastructure Equities and Global Real Estate Equities).
Robert’s portfolio management responsibilities include developing fundamental factor models to analyze and value companies in a variety of sectors and building proprietary quantitative models to support many of London Capital's equity mandates.
Before joining London Capital in 2007 as an equity analyst, he worked in corporate finance, risk management and equity fundamental research for a commodity firm.
Robert holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Western University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Pei is co-manager of London Capital’s Global Real Estate, Global Infrastructure, Canadian Low Volatility and U.S. Value mandates.
Before joining GLC in 2015, he was actively involved in quantitative investing for one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers in Alberta.
Pei started his career in 2006 at a large financial institution specializing in investment risk management technology. He specialized in integrating new option pricing models, enhancing trading platforms and managing pricing and risk databases for equities, commodities, fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives.
A CFA charterholder, Pei completed a master of mathematics (statistics-finance) degree at the University of Waterloo and a master of science degree in pure mathematics at Simon Fraser University.
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Portfolio attributes and rates of return reflect the portfolio strategy used by the London Life segregated fund shelf.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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