Fiera Capital Global Equity Fund

As at October 31, 2017 (unless otherwise indicated)



Nadim Rizk, Winner of the Fundata FundGrade® A+ Award for 2016

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Fund Objective

The objective of the Fund is to achieve over the longer term the highest possible return that is consistent with a fundamental investment philosophy through investment primarily in foreign equity securities and to provide long-term capital appreciation through a portfolio of broadly diversified securities, by region and industry, invested primarily in the U.S. and International markets.

Management Style

The fund invests in best-of-breed companies with superior growth potential at attractive prices. The fund takes a bottom-up approach and is research focused. There is an emphasis on stock selection rather than sector allocation and a focused yet diversified portfolio.

Reasons to Own the Fund

  • Experienced management with a track record of success
  • Only our best and highest conviction ideas are selected for this research-focused approach
  • Concentrated portfolio with capital allocated to companies with the best risk/reward potential

Fund Details

Unit price (Series D)
As at 2017/12/08
Asset class Global Equity
Number of holdings 40
Size $314 million
Inception November 20, 1986
Fund Codes
Series D SIC 004
Management Fees
Series D 1.15%
Distributions Semi-annual
Minimum Investment $500
Subsequent Investment $100
Pre-Authorized Cheque Plan Yes
Switches Yes
RSP Eligibility Yes
Settlement T+2


The risk level is Medium

Performance (%)

Compounded returns (Series D) • As at October 31, 2017
1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs 5 Yrs 10 Yrs SI
5.63 8.86 4.90 22.18 14.91 19.61 7.26 6.60
Calendar returns (Series D) • As at December 31
YTD-2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
21.12 0.27 20.05 13.87 40.31 14.03 2.70 2.70 11.22 -34.36 -7.20

Growth of $10,000


Top 10 Holdings (%)
01. Moodys Corp 5.2
02. Keyence Corp 5.1
03. Mastercard Inc Class A 4.3
04. Johnson & Johnson 4.1
05. Becton Dickinson 3.8
06. Unilever Nv Cva 3.4
07. Diageo 3.2
08. Nestle Sa 3.2
09. Sherwin Williams Co 3.1
10. Intertek Group 3.1
Total 38.5
Asset Allocation (%)
Cash & Short Term 0.4
Global Equities 99.6
Total 100.0
Sector Allocation (%)
Energy 0.0
Materials 3.2
Industrials 20.9
Consumer Discretionary 10.7
Consumer Staples 14.4
Health Care 16.0
Financials 17.6
Information Technology 17.2
Telecommunication Services 0.0
Utilities 0.0
Total 100.0
Equity Geographic allocation (%)
United States 57.7
United Kingdom 10.4
Europe ex-UK 19.5
Japan 7.2
Asia-Pacific 5.2
Total 100.0

Management Team

Nadim Rizk, MBA, CFANadim Rizk, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Nadim Rizk is a member of the Global Equity team and is the lead manager of the U.S., International and Global equity strategies.

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Mr. Rizk has over 19 years of industry experience and joined the firm in 2009. Prior experiences include positions as Head of Global Equities, Lead manager for U.S. and Global equity portfolios, as well as Senior Global Research Analyst positions at some of Canada’s leading investment management firms.

Mr. Rizk graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. The amount of risk associated with any particular investment depends largely on your own personal circumstances including your time horizon, liquidity needs, portfolio size, income, investment knowledge and attitude toward price fluctuations. Investors should consult their financial advisor before making a decision as to whether this fund is a suitable investment for them.

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