Fund type: Global Equity

Portfolio Management Team:
  • Wayne W. Wachell, CFA, MBA
  • Michael B. Thiessen, CFA, MBA
  • Lisa (Huanyu) Zhang, CFA, MSc, MA
Date of Inception:
  • Series F     January 19, 2024
  • Series O    May 14, 2014

Fund Size (All Series): US$78,264,750 or CAD $103,199,913 (as of December 31, 2023)

Minimum Purchase (Series F): US$500 initial, US$100 additional (or CA$500 initial, CA$100 additional under the Canadian dollar purchase option)

Registered Account Eligibility: Yes

Management Expense Ratio (MER) – Series F: Not available because no units of this series of the fund have been sold since inception

Management Fee (Series F): 0.65%

Trailer Fee (Series F): 0.00%

Net Asset Value Per Unit
Series F Daily NAV (as of Mar 1, 2024)

Fund Codes: Series F USD: GIEUS, CAD: GIEF

Available Through an Advisor: Series F is available through registered dealers


Investment objectives

The fund seeks to make positive social and environmental impacts in addition to generating better financial returns. This mandate focuses on investing in global companies who are leaders in areas of sustainability, such as: renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, low negative impact products, as well as innovative companies in the healthcare, education and technology sectors. 

Companies that appear weak with respect to environmental, social and governance characteristics are excluded as an initial screen. For instance, all companies directly involved in extraction, processing and transportation of oil, gas and coal are excluded. Next, a sustainable thematic approach, which seeks to profit from the long term trends that are unfolding, is applied. The fund strives to thematically emphasize products and services that offer sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

Investment strategies 

To achieve the fund’s investment objective, the portfolio advisor utilizes the following investing strategies. The fund invests in a globally diversified portfolio of equity securities of companies which may be included in the S&P/TSX Composite and MSCI World Indexes. 

The fund’s portfolio reflects diversification by country and Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector. 

The primary investment strategy employed by the fund is one of quantitative security selection whereby the fund seeks to hold securities that are expected to outperform the target indices, net of expenses. 

More details of the strategy can be found by downloading the Simplified Prospectus.



Simplified Prospectus - Series F [EG]

Simplified Prospectus - Series F [FR]


Genus High Impact Equity Fund - Series F [EG]

Genus High Impact Equity Fund - Series F [FR]

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