GENUS HIGH IMPACT EQUITY FUND, SERIES F AND SERIES O

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 $78,309,264 or CAD $103,258,609 (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%

Fund Audit Fee: Genus High Impact Equity Fund is audited by Ernst & Young LLP. The fees for audit and non-audit services in 2023 were $32,400 and $1,980 respectively.

Net Asset Value Per Unit
Series F Daily NAV (as of June 17, 2024)

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

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

INVESTMENT STRATEGY 

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.

ADVISOR FUND DOCUMENTS

PROSPECTUS

Simplified Prospectus - Series F [EG]

Simplified Prospectus - Series F [FR]

FUND FACTS & REGULATORY

Genus High Impact Equity Fund - Series F [EG]

Genus High Impact Equity Fund - Series F [FR]

Financial Statements

Annual Financial Statements for 2023 & 2022 [EG]

Annual Financial Statements for 2023 & 2022 [FR]

Genus High Impact Equity Fund - MRFP [EN]

Genus High Impact Equity Fund - MRFP [FR]

Proxy Voting Reports

Genus Capital Management High Impact Equity Fund - [EN]

Genus Capital Management High Impact Equity Fund - [FR]

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