What’s the strategy?
The Core Bond (Portico) portfolio strategy invests primarily in government bonds and high-quality corporate bonds with a variety of maturity terms and credit risks to create a highly-diversified core Canadian bond portfolio.
The portfolio manager’s goal is to outperform the FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index by seeking to optimize yield opportunities, while maintaining prudent diversification to moderate volatility and preserve capital.
The portfolio manager pursues a consistent, measured and disciplined approach to capture incremental gains through a multi-factor approach to analyzing interest rates, credit markets and yield curves. The portfolio manager manages the portfolio within a moderate variation of the index duration.
This purely Canadian bond portfolio is highly diversified by sector, term and issuance, with a focus on capital preservation and a long-term view towards conservative, stable income and capital appreciation.
Why invest in this portfolio strategy?
Ideal for investors seeking a conservatively managed, highly diversified core fixed income portfolio that’s designed to be responsive to changes in interest rates and market risks, while controlling overall risk levels.
The Core Bond (Portico) portfolio strategy can offer:
- A purely Canadian bond portfolio that is highly diversified by sector, term and issuance
- A conservatively managed, high-quality portfolio of investment-grade fixed-income holdings
- Active management of credit risk, duration, yield curve and sector positioning to optimize yield opportunities while mitigating risk
- Active management of sector exposure to seek greater yield opportunities and manage risk
Data for institutional investors
Vice-President, Fixed Income
Dale shares leadership responsibility for GLC’s Portico Investment Management division, which oversees more than $17 billion of fixed-income assets under management within bond, mortgage and money market portfolios.
As lead manager for the Core Bond portfolio strategy, Dale heads up portfolio management for one of the largest Canadian bond segregated funds in Canada. He also oversees some of Portico's sector-focused and specialized fixed income portfolios.
Dale began an investment career in 1990 that has included direct portfolio management responsibilities for active and passive fixed income strategies.
He holds a Chartered Investment Manager designation as well as an honours bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Brock University.
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Portfolio attributes and rates of return reflect the portfolio strategy used by the London Life segregated fund shelf.
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