Portfolio Highstreet Canadian Equity Fund
Lead Portfolio Manager* Stephen Duench
Benchmark** S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index
Fund Report April 2024


The investment objectives of the Fund are to provide investors with:

  • A well-diversified portfolio of Canadian stocks that offers an opportunity for capital appreciation
  • Focus on higher quality stocks
  • Better earnings growth and valuation profile than the benchmark
  • A risk profile similar to the benchmark


The Fund follows a disciplined, quantitative investment approach.

The investment team’s enhanced Canadian Equity process is designed to generate alpha through:

  • Stock Selection through sector-specific models
  • Sector allocation
  • Portfolio construction and monitoring

Multifactor-models based on the relevant Growth, Value, Quality and Risk factors form the basis for stock selection and disposition. The Fund strives to have an attractive quantitative profile by selecting stocks with an attractive multi-factor profile and disposing stocks with unattractive multi-factor profile.


Performance Overview - Annualized Returns 

3 MO % YTD % 1 Year % 3 Year % 5 Year % 10 Year % SPSD %
6.2 6.2 15.5 10.3 9.9 8.7 10.2

Performance as of March 31st, 2024. Since Performance Start Date (PSD) - October 16, 1998. All information is in Canadian dollars. The performance presented is gross of management fees and administrative (fund) expenses and rates of return for greater than one year have been annualised. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all dividends and distributions. Performance is historical and is not intended to be indicative of future returns.


*Effective January 1, 2020, all members of the Highstreet Pooled Funds Investment Team are employees and registrants of AGF Investments Inc., an affiliate of Highstreet Asset Management Inc. Effective April 1, 2020 the Investment Fund Manager, Portfolio Manager and Trustee of the Highstreet Pooled Funds is AGF Investments Inc. The Highstreet Pooled Funds are investment vehicles offered exclusively to clients of Highstreet Asset Management Inc.

**The S&P/TSX Composite Index is a market capitalization weighted index designed to measure market activity of stocks and trusts listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The S&P/TSX Composite Index comprises approximately 71% of market capitalization for Canadian-based, Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies.

The Highstreet Pooled Funds are prospectus-exempt products and are offered on a private placement basis. Units are offered on a continuous basis to investors who meet the definition of an ‘accredited investor’. Units of the funds are offered to residents in provinces and territories of Canada pursuant to exemptions set forth under National Instrument 45-106 from the prospectus requirements. Please read the offering memorandum before investing in Pooled Funds.