What’s the strategy?
The Canadian Resources (GWLIM) portfolio strategy invests mainly in medium- to large-cap Canadian resource-based stocks with above-average growth potential to achieve long-term capital appreciation.
This strategy focuses on investing in Canadian resource companies across the market cap spectrum from industries such as oil and gas, gold and precious metals, metal and minerals, forest products and alternative energy. It follows a growth-oriented management style that blends top-down macro-analysis with bottom-up fundamental stock research.
The portfolio manager seeks to identify industry risks, competitive opportunities and macro trends to influence sector allocations. This is done alongside disciplined fundamental research to identify resource-based companies that are positioned to deliver strong results in the current market cycle.
The portfolio manager has the flexibility to invest in U.S. stocks within specified limits.
Why invest in this portfolio strategy?
Ideal for investors seeking to diversify their Canadian equity exposure with sector specific exposure to Canadian companies engaged in natural resource industries.
By investing in companies exposed to the commodity industry the strategy can act as a diversifier within a portfolio by:
- Having low to negative correlation to equity and bond markets.
- Acting as an inflation hedge, as commodities typically perform better during periods of rising inflation.
The portfolio is well diversified across sectors and will invest across the market cap spectrum. It offers an active management approach by a portfolio team with extensive experience in selecting resource stocks with higher growth potential than the broad Canadian market, and the opportunity to leverage the global demand for energy and commodities.
The portfolio has the flexibility to hold U.S. stocks which provides the opportunity to add diversification and seek out attractive opportunities often not available in the Canadian market
Data for institutional investors
Senior Vice-President, Equities
Patricia oversees GWLIM’s equity portfolio management, analyst and research teams. She’s also the lead portfolio manager for the GWLIM Canadian equity mandate and co-manager of the resources portfolio strategy. In addition, she leads the GLC Asset Mix Committee, which oversees all of GLC’s balanced portfolios.
Patricia joined the GWLIM team in 1987 and has been leading the group since 1991.
Patricia is a CFA charterholder and holds an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. She’s also a former president of the Winnipeg Society of Financial Analysts and past chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Dylan is the lead manager of the SRI Canadian Equity portfolio, co-manager of the Canadian Resource mandate, and assists in the portfolio management of GWLIM’s flagship Canadian Equity portfolio. He is also a member of the GLC Asset Mix Committee.
He began his career in investment management and research in 1999 and has worked with the GWLIM portfolio management team since 2007.
Dylan is a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Regina.
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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