Updated July 18, 2018.

Leith Wheeler
International Equity Plus Fund

Objective

The International Equity Plus Fund (IEPF) is designed for investors seeking a broadly diversified exposure to non-North American equities (Europe, Australia and the Far East). Effective April 1, 2016, the IEPF is sub-advised by Edinburgh Partners out of Edinburgh Scotland. Established in 2003, Edinburgh Partners manages over $13.5 billion in assets for institutional and individual clients.

Investment Style

We utilize a value approach to stock selection, applying bottom-up, fundamental analysis to all investment decisions. Our investment goal is to protect our client’s capital while offering superior investment growth, regardless of economic conditions. We seek to invest in companies with stable earnings with a long-term business model and management team that we have a high level of comfort in. We focus on finding companies with a proven track record of paying and increasing their dividend over time.

As value investors, we tend to include companies in the portfolio when they are “out of favour” by the market and have declined in price. Companies can become undervalued when there is a lack of investor awareness, when an entire industry is out of favour with investors, or when a company experiences a short-term difficulty which, following careful analysis, we believe can be overcome. By purchasing these companies after a price decline, we find we are able to control risk in the portfolio as these investments often have less downside risk while offering a decent potential return.

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Fund Details

Risk Level

Medium
Low High

Fund Code

LWF009

Asset Class

International Equity Fund

Daily Price

$11.60728

Series

B

Quarter End Fund Size

$25.9 million

Series Inception Date

Oct 31, 2007

Fund Inception Date

Oct 31, 2007

MER

1.59%

RRSP/RRIF Eligible

Yes

Distribution Frequency

Quarterly

Number Of Holdings

42

Minimum Investment

  • $25,000 directly through Leith Wheeler
  • $5,000 through other registered dealers

Quarter End Yield

2.96

Reference Index

  • MSCI EAFE - Net (C$)