Guardian Risk Managed Conservative Portfolio

Series

Only available to investors through a qualified dealer
GCG 584
GCG 684
NAV: 08/11/2022
CAD $9.03
DAILY
-0.12%

Overview

The primary objective of the Fund is to seek to preserve the value of the Fund’s investments with reduced portfolio volatility, while seeking to generate a moderate level of income with some potential for capital growth

Fund Resources

Fund Facts & Regulatory Documents
Asset Class: Multi Asset Solutions
Total Fund AUM: CAD $16,762,843.63
Management Fee: 1.65%
MER: 2.06%
Risk Rating: Low
Inception Date: 07/03/2019
Distribution Frequency: Monthly

Portfolio Managers

Dino Bourdos, CFA, CIM
Portfolio Manager, Head of Investment Solutions - Guardian Capital LP
Denis Larose, FCIA, CFA, FSA
Chief Investment Officer - Guardian Capital LP

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Highlights

KEY REASONS TO INVEST

The Fund invests in securities of other investment funds managed by us, and may also invest in other securities, including exchange traded funds, to achieve its objectives. We use strategic and tactical asset allocation to create a portfolio diversified by asset class and markets, with an emphasis on moderate income generation and some growth of capital while seeking to reduce portfolio volatility. We seek to reduce losses from market declines, while recognizing that the Fund may not fully benefit from strong equity market growth. The portfolio generally includes exposure to global equities, U.S. equities, investment grade fixed-income securities and high yield bonds. Within its long-term asset mix, the Fund invests in a core portfolio and, from time to time, a satellite portfolio. The Fund’s core portfolio currently consists entirely of holdings in units of Guardian Directed Premium Yield Portfolio, Guardian Directed Equity Path Portfolio and any one or more of Guardian Canadian Bond Fund, Guardian Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund and Guardian Short Duration Bond Fund. On a tactical basis, the Fund may also invest from time to time in a satellite portfolio consisting of securities of other investment funds, exchange traded funds and other securities that are consistent with the Fund’s investment objectives. The Fund may be exposed to derivatives, used for hedging or non-hedging purposes, through its investments in underlying funds. The Fund may use derivatives to hedge against potential loss. The Fund may also use derivatives for non-hedging purposes, including options, futures and forward contracts, in order to gain exposure to certain securities without investing directly in such securities, to reduce the impact of currency fluctuations or volatility on the Fund or to provide protection for the Fund’s portfolio.
Calendar Year Performance
YTD 2021 2020 2019
-10.847.244.261.10

Performance during the Fund’s first year is from its Inception Date to Dec 31 of that same calendar year.

Annual Compound Performance
1M3M6MYTD1Y3Y5Y10YS.I
3.28-1.17-6.88-10.84-8.460.30--0.03

S.I. (Since Inception) is the performance since Inception Date.
Information as of 07/31/2022

Growth of $10,000


Information as of 07/31/2022

Growth of $10,000


Information as of .

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MER as of December 31, 2021


The Inception Date is the start date of investment performance and may not coincide with the date the fund or series was first offered for sale under a prospectus or its legal date of creation.

The Risk Classification of a fund has been determined in accordance with a standardized risk classification methodology in National Instrument 81-102, that is based on the fund’s historical volatility as measured by the 10-year standard deviation of the fund’s returns. Where a fund has offered securities to the public for less than 10 years, the standardized methodology requires that the standard deviation of a reference mutual fund or index that reasonably approximates the fund’s standard deviation be used to determine the fund’s risk rating. Please note that historical performance may not be indicative of future returns and a fund’s historical volatility may not be indicative of future volatility.

The indicated rates of return in the charts above are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect the future value of the fund or returns on investment in the fund

The Growth of $10,000 chart shows the final value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in securities of this series of the fund as at the end of the investment period indicated and is not intended to reflect future values or returns on investment in such securities.

For major events that may affect the performance of a fund in the last 10 years, including, where applicable, its participation in an amalgamation or merger with another fund or a change in its investment objectives or portfolio advisor, please refer to the "History of the Fund" section in the fund's most recently-filed Annual Information Form. The performance of a fund may have been different had events such as these not taken place.

The information contained on this fund page is designed to provide you with general information related to the mutual fund and is not intended to be comprehensive investment advice applicable to the circumstances of the individual. We strongly recommend you to consult with a financial advisor prior to making any investment decisions.

Portfolio

Top Holdings

As of 07/29/2022
Ranks Holdings % Asset Mix
1Guardian Directed Eq Path Pt I53.32
2Guardian Directed Prem Yld Pt I14.04
3Guardian Investment Grade Corp BD Series I11.18
4Guardian Canadian Bond Fund8.64
5GUARDIAN STRATEGIC INCOME FUND I CLASS3.77
6Guardian Short Duration Bond Fund2.91
7Guardian Fundamental Global Equity Fund2.86
8Guardian i3 Global Dividend Growth Fund Cl I1.87
9Guardian Emerging Markets Equity Fund(GCG477)1.41
Geographic Breakdown
As of 07/29/2022
Asset Mix
As of 07/29/2022
ESG

Morningstar® Sustainability Rating™

Above Average
Relative to Category:
Flexible Allocation
# of Funds in Category:
3038

Morningstar Low Carbon Designation™

Low Carbon Badge

As of 2022-03-31

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Source: Morningstar® Essentials™ - Sustainability Rating and Sustainability Score (below) and Carbon Metrics as of 2022-03-31 out of 3038 Flexible Allocation funds. Based on 97.88% of AUM. Data is based on long positions only.

Responsible investing for a sustainable world

Guardian Capital LP is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investing (UN PRI) and as such we are obligated to incorporate ESG issues into our investment analysis and decision-making processes. The UN PRI does not prescribe the exclusion of any particular type of company or industry; rather it requires that we are informed on the ESG issues, and that we are comfortable with the activities and practices of the companies that we invest in.

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Sustainability Score as of 2020-07-31. Sustainability Rating as of 2020-06-30. Sustainalytics provides company-level analysis used in the calculation of Morningstar’s Sustainability Score. Sustainability Mandate information is derived from the fund prospectus.

Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability Score™

This score between 0-100, measures the degree to which the underlying portfolio of companies are exposed to material ESG factors that can negatively impact economic value. A lower score represents a lower degree of sustainability risk.

Fund Category Average
Portfolio Sustainability Score™ 19.83 22.81

Source: Morningstar® Essentials™ - Portfolio ESG Pillar Score as of 2022-03-31.


Source: Morningstar® Essentials™ - Portfolio Carbon Risk Score and Fossil Fuel Involvement as of 2022-03-31.


Source: Morningstar® Essentials™ - Portfolio Distribution of Carbon Risk as of 2022-03-31.

Guardian Capital LP is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI). The UN PRI does not prescribe the exclusion of any particular type of company or industry; rather it requires that, as the Manager, we are informed on the ESG issues, and that we are comfortable with the activities and practices of the companies that we invest in. Our Responsible Investing policies are publicly available on our website at https://www.guardiancapital.com/investmentsolutions/responsible-investing/

Responsible investing is an approach to investing that incorporates ESG considerations into investment decisions. This approach may incorporate considerations beyond traditional financial information into the investment selection process, which could result in investment performance deviating from other products with comparable objectives or from broad market benchmarks. Please review the Fund’s prospectus for details on how the Fund’s investment strategy incorporates responsible investing considerations and the associated risks, and consult your financial professional prior to investing.

The Fund does not have ESG-related investment objectives. Rather, the Fund integrates ESG considerations into its investment analysis of all holdings within its portfolio. The Fund’s ESG characteristics and performance may change from time to time.

The Fund’s Morningstar ratings and rankings evaluate the ESG aspects of the Fund’s portfolio holdings and do not evaluate the efficacy of the Fund’s ESG investment strategies and are not indicative of how well ESG considerations are integrated by the Fund. The full rating methodology employed by Morningstar can be found on their website or by clicking on the following link: https://www.morningstar.com/content/dam/marketing/shared/research/methodology/744156_Morningstar_Sustainability_Rating_for_Funds_Methodology.pdf. A copy of the Morningstar Sustainability Rating for Fund Methodology document may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting us at 1 (866) 383-6546 or insights@guardiancapital.com Other providers may also prepare ESG ratings and rankings of mutual funds and ETFs based on their own methodologies, which may differ from the methodology employed by Morningstar.

Definitions:

Sustainability Rating is a ranking of a fund’s ESG risks relative to that fund’s Morningstar Category peers, and is updated monthly. It provides a measure of how well the issuing companies of the securities within a fund’s portfolio are managing their financially material ESG risks. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is depicted by globe icons where 5 globes equals High ranking (lower ESG risk) and 1 globe equals Low ranking (higher ESG risk) compared to category peers, based off each respective funds’ Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability Score™.

Sustainability Score assesses the degree to which the underlying companies in a fund’s portfolio are exposed to ESG factors that can negatively impact the portfolio’s value, and is updated monthly. The Portfolio Sustainability Score ranges between 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies with high ESG Risk. Lower score means lower ESG risk.

Sustainability Pillar Scores are calculated as an asset-weighted average of the Environmental, Social and Governance Risk cluster scores of a fund's portfolio holdings and represent the components of a fund's ESG risk profile, and is updated monthly. These ESG Pillar Scores help investors understand the contribution of each to a fund’s overall ESG risk, as it breaks out the Sustainability Score into separate Environmental, Social, and Governance pillars.

Low Carbon Designation™ is intended to allow investors to easily identify low-carbon funds across the global universe, and is calculated quarterly. The designation is an indicator that the companies held in a fund’s portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy, and have low carbon risk scores and low levels of fossil fuel exposure.

Portfolio Carbon Risk Score is used to evaluate carbon risk at the portfolio level. It is an asset-weighted score based on Sustainalytics’ carbon-risk rating of the companies held in the fund’s portfolio, calculated quarterly, based on the most recent 12-month trailing average. It measures the risk that companies in a fund’s portfolio face from the transition to a low-carbon economy. A company’s ability to reduce emissions and mitigate carbon risk using various management strategies is deducted from their overall carbon risk exposure score. A lower score means lower carbon risk. The Carbon Risk score is ranked from 0 (Low) to 50+ (Severe).

Portfolio Fossil Fuel Involvement is designed to highlight the percentage to which a fund’s portfolio is exposed to this most significant carbon risk, calculated quarterly, based on the most recent 12-month trailing average. Companies with fossil-fuel exposure are defined as those with involvement in thermal coal extraction, thermal coal power generation and oil & gas production, power generation, &/or products and services. The Fossil Fuel Involvement is shown as a percentage out of 100%.

Fund’s Distribution of Carbon Risk shows the percent of the fund’s portfolio holdings with negligible, low, medium, high, or severe Carbon Risk Ratings, as calculated by Sustainalytics, calculated quarterly, based on the most recent 12-month trailing average.

Morningstar ratings are portfolio-based, not performance-based. They do not reflect a fund’s performance on either an absolute or risk-adjusted basis, nor are they a qualitative Morningstar evaluation of a fund’s merits and should not be the sole basis for an investment decision.

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Morningstar Disclaimers and description of Methodology:
  1. The Morningstar® Sustainability Rating™ is intended to measure how well the issuing companies of the securities within a fund’s portfolio are managing their environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) risks and opportunities relative to the fund’s Morningstar category peers, and is updated monthly. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is depicted by globe icons where 5 globes equals High ranking (lowest ESG Risk) and 1 globe equals Low ranking (highest ESG Risk) compared to category peers, based off each fund’s Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability Score™. A Sustainability Rating is assigned to any fund that has more than half of its underlying assets receiving an ESG Risk Rating from Sustainalytics, and is within a Morningstar Category with at least 10 scored funds; therefore, the rating it is not limited to funds with explicit sustainable or responsible investment mandates.
  2. The Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability Score™ measures the degree to which a fund’s underlying portfolio of companies are exposed to material ESG factors that can negatively impact economic value. The Portfolio Sustainability Score ranges between 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies with high ESG Risk Rating. A fund with a lower score indicates lower ESG risk. The Portfolio Sustainability Score™ uses an asset-weighted average of all covered securities. To receive a Morningstar® Portfolio Sustainability Score™, at least 67% of a fund's AUM must have an ESG Risk Score. Cash, short term corporate investments, and derivatives are excluded from calculations. Sustainalytics provides company-level analysis for the ESG Risk Rating used in the calculation of Morningstar’s Historical Sustainability Score.
  3. The Morningstar® Low Carbon Designation™ is intended to allow investors to easily identify low-carbon funds across the global universe, and is updated quarterly. The designation is an indicator that the companies held in a portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the degree to which a portfolio is exposed to thermal coal extraction and power generation, as well as oil and gas production, power generation, and products & services. The designation is given to portfolios that have low carbon-risk scores and low levels of exposure to fossil fuels. To determine carbon-risk scores and fossil fuel involvement, Morningstar uses Sustainalytics’ company-level data. Funds receive the Low Carbon designation based on the most recent quarterly calculations of their 12- month trailing average Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Scores and Morningstar Portfolio Fossil Fuel Involvement. Please refer to http://corporate1.morningstar.com/SustainableInvesting/ for more detailed information about the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation and its calculation.
  4. Morningstar® Sustainability Pillar Scores™ The Sustainability Pillar Scores are based on Sustainalytics’ company-level ESG Risk Ratings, which have been disaggregated into pillar scores—(E) environmental, (S) social, (G) governance and Unallocated ESG. The sum of the E, S, G and Unallocated ESG risk scores equal the total Portfolio Sustainability Score for a fund, which ranges between 0 to 100. A higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies with high ESG Risk Rating. A fund with a lower score indicates lower ESG risk. Sustainalytics company-level ESG Risk Ratings are based on a two-dimensional materiality framework that measures a company’s exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those ESG Risks. This distinct approach combines the concepts of management and exposure to arrive at an absolute assessment of ESG risk.
  5. The Morningstar® Low Carbon Designation™ is intended to allow investors to easily identify low-carbon funds across the global universe. The designation is an indicator that the companies held in a portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the degree to which a portfolio is exposed to thermal coal extraction and power generation, as well as oil and gas production, power generation, and products & services. The designation is given to portfolios that have low carbon-risk scores and low levels of exposure to fossil fuels. To determine carbon-risk scores and fossil fuel involvement, Morningstar uses Sustainalytics’ company-level data. Funds receive the Low Carbon designation based on the most recent quarterly calculations of their 12- month trailing average Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Scores and Morningstar Portfolio Fossil Fuel Involvement.
  6. The Morningstar® Portfolio Carbon Risk Score™ is the asset-weighted, company-level, carbon-risk rating of the companies in a fund’s portfolio. A fund with a lower Carbon Risk Score is positioned to fare better in the transition to a low-carbon economy than is a fund with a higher Carbon Risk Score. To receive a Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score, at least 67% of a fund’s portfolio assets must have a carbon-risk rating from Sustainalytics, which measures the risk that companies face from the transition to a low-carbon economy. A company’s ability to reduce emissions and mitigate carbon risk using various management strategies is deducted from their overall carbon risk score. The Carbon Risk score is ranked from 0 (Low) to 50+ (Severe). The percentage of assets covered is rescaled to 100% before calculating the score. Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Scores are based on the most recent quarterly calculations of their 12- month trailing average.
  7. The Morningstar® Portfolio Fossil Fuel Involvement™ is designed to highlight the percentage to which a fund’s portfolio is exposed to this most significant carbon risk. Morningstar Portfolio Fossil Fuel Involvement is the portfolio's percentage exposure to fossil fuels, averaged over the trailing 12 months. Companies with fossil-fuel involvement are defined as those deriving at least 5% of their revenue from the following activities: thermal coal extraction, thermal coal power generation, oil and gas production, and oil and gas power generation. Companies deriving at least 50% of their revenue from oil and gas products & services are also included. The Fossil Fuel Involvement is shown as a percentage out of 100%.
  8. The Fund’s Distribution of Carbon Risk shows the percent of the fund’s calculated AUM with negligible, low, medium, high, or severe Carbon Risk Ratings. At least 67% of portfolio assets must have a Carbon Risk Rating from Sustainalytics for a portfolio score to be calculated.


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Distributions
Distributions
SI $0.87923
 2022$0.24199
Jul-29$.034570
Jun-30$.034570
May-31$.034570
Apr-30$.034570
Mar-31$.034570
Feb-28$.034570
Jan-31$.034570
 2021$0.4026
Dec-31$.033550
Nov-30$.033550
Oct-29$.033550
Sep-30$.033550
Aug-31$.033550
Jul-30$.033550
Jun-30$.033550
May-31$.033550
Apr-30$.033550
Mar-31$.033550
Feb-26$.033550
Jan-29$.033550
 2020$0.23464
Dec-31$.033520
Nov-30$.033520
Oct-30$.033520
Sep-30$.033520
Aug-31$.033520
Jul-31$.033520
Jun-30$.033520

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Disclaimer: This distribution data is for informational purposes only and should not be construed to be tax advice. Your own tax advisor must be consulted for advice. Distributions are paid in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Each ETF makes distributions in accordance with the distribution policy stated in its Prospectus. Each of the ETFs has the ability to make distributions as returns of capital. The payment of distributions should not be confused with an ETF's performance, rate of return or yield. If distributions paid by the ETF are greater than the performance of the ETF, distributions paid may include a return of capital and an investor's original investment will decrease. A return of capital is not taxable to the investor, but will generally reduce the adjusted cost base of the securities held for tax purposes. If the adjusted cost base falls below zero, investors will realize capital gains equal to the amount below zero. Future distribution dates may be amended at any time. Reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but instead remain invested in the ETF. To recognize that reinvested distributions have been allocated to investors for tax purposes the amounts of these distributions should be added to the adjusted cost base of the units held. The characterization of distributions for tax purposes (such as dividends/other income/capital gains etc.) will not be known for certain until after the ETF's tax year end. Therefore investors will be informed of the tax characterization after year-end and not with each distribution. For tax purposes these amounts will be reported annually on official tax statements.

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