1. Global Alpha Fund

    Global Alpha Fund

  2. Overview

    To produce capital growth over the long term by investing primarily in global equities. Performance will be measured against the MSCI ACWI Index.

    Investment Proposition

    The Fund invests in an actively managed portfolio of stocks from around the world with the intention of delivering significantly higher total returns than the MSCI ACWI Index before fees. We focus on companies which we believe offer above average profit growth and we invest with a long-term (five year) perspective. The Fund’s three dedicated investment managers draw on a combination of their own investment ideas and those of our various investment teams to produce a portfolio that typically holds 70–120 stocks.

    Holdings 10/31/2023

    SEDOL ISIN Company Country Holding Asset Price Currency Asset Type Market Value (CAD) Fund %
    1 2588173 US5949181045 Microsoft United States 197,145 338.11 USD Equity 92536158.46 3.92
    2 BSPHGL4 US0367521038 Elevance Health Inc. United States 142,574 450.09 USD Equity 89085573.83 3.77
    3 2000019 US0231351067 Amazon.com United States 448,818 133.09 USD Equity 82924597.99 3.51
    4 2572079 US5732841060 Martin Marietta Materials United States 144,892 408.94 USD Equity 82256775.97 3.48
    5 2252058 US6153691059 Moody's United States 171,927 308.00 USD Equity 73512718.83 3.11
    6 B7TL820 US30303M1027 Meta Platforms United States 155,062 301.27 USD Equity 64852832.99 2.75
    7 0182704 IE0001827041 CRH Ireland 828,639 44.21 GBP Equity 61712023.64 2.61
    8 BYY88Y7 US02079K1079 Alphabet United States 346,685 125.30 USD Equity 60305067.24 2.55
    9 B16CYP9 US7594701077 Reliance Industries India 762,492 54.60 USD Equity 57795711.93 2.45
    10 BJDS7L3 NL0013654783 Prosus Netherlands 1,400,509 26.43 EUR Equity 54316475.79 2.30
    Total 30.45%
    Sector Analysis of Total Assets - 9/30/2023

    Fund %

    • 1 Consumer Discretionary 19.42
    • 2 Financials 15.69
    • 3 Information Technology 14.59
    • 4 Health Care 11.74
    • 5 Materials 10.31
    • 6 Industrials 9.90
    • 7 Communication Services 9.61
    • 8 Energy 2.71
    • 9 Consumer Staples 2.70
    • 10 Real Estate 2.29
    • 11 Cash 1.04
    • Total 100.00

    Total may not sum due to rounding

    Regional Analysis of Total Assets - 9/30/2023

    Fund %

    • 1 United States 58.83
    • 2 Europe (ex UK) 15.99
    • 3 Emerging Markets 11.92
    • 4 Developed Asia Pacific 8.35
    • 5 UK 2.78
    • 6 Canada 1.08
    • 7 Cash 1.04
    • Total 100.00

    Total may not sum due to rounding


    Fund %

    • 1 Listed Equities 98.96
    • 2 Cash and Equivalents 1.04
    • 3 Unclassified 0.00
    • Total 100.00

    It should not be assumed that recommendations/transactions made in the future will be profitable or will equal performance of the securities mentioned. The composition of the Fund's holdings is subject to change. Percentages are based on securities at market value. Internal classifications are used for any graphs represented above.

    There is no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved. Stocks fluctuate in price and the value of your investment in the Fund may go down. This means that you could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund may not perform as well as other possible investments. 


    The Fund intends to pay dividends to its unitholders at least annually. Distributions will be automatically reinvested in additional units of the Fund or, if a unitholder requests, paid directly to unitholder.

    The distribution date for the Fund shall be the last Valuation Date in each taxation year or such other frequency as may be determined by the Manager. The distribution dates will appear on this page alongside the rates once they become available. For more information on the Funds distributions please see the Offering Memorandum.

    The below table shows the makeup of the most recent distributions paid.

    Fund Name

    Income Dividends

    Capital Gain

    Total Per Share

    Ex. Date

    Pay Date


    Global Alpha Fund Series F 0.24386 0.00000 0.24386 12/30/2022 12/30/2022 Final
    Global Alpha Fund Series Z 0.24253 0.00000 0.24253 12/30/2022 12/30/2022 Final

    Source: CIBC Mellon and Baillie Gifford & Co.

    Capital Gains

    Please click here to view estimated capital gain distributions for 2023.

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