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Portfolio Manager : Taylor Asset Management Inc.

David Taylor is a successful equity manager – funds managed by David Taylor have won 11 Lipper Fund Awards (Canada)(1):

  • 2012 Best Global Equity Balanced Fund (10 year)
  • 2011 Best Canadian Focused Equity Fund (5 year, 10 year)
  • 2011 Best Global Neutral Balanced Fund (5 year)
  • 2010 Best Canadian Focused Equity Fund (5 year, 10 year)
  • 2010 Best Global Neutral Balanced Fund (1 year)
  • 2009 Best Canadian Focused Equity Fund (5 year, 10 year)
  • 2009 Best Global Equity Balanced Fund (10 year)
  • 2008 Best Canadian Focused Equity Fund (3 year, 5 year)
  • 2008 Best Global Equity Balanced Fund (10 year)
  • 2007 Best Canadian Equity Fund (3 year)
  • 2007 Best Canadian Income Balanced Fund (3 year)

Lead portfolio manager for Dynamic’s Canadian Value Funds from late 2002 – Oct. 2011

Previously Vice-President of equities and portfolio manager at Altamira Investment Services, managing the firm’s entire line-up of Canadian value investment products

From 1991 to 1995, managed Canadian equities for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and began his career at Confederation Life Insurance Company in 1988

(1) For additional information about the Lipper Fund Awards (Canada), please click here.

Investment Approach

  • Value-driven portfolio of primarily North American equities which seeks to balance long-term capital growth with capital preservation
  • Fund will invest in companies that David Taylor believes are temporarily undervalued due to some short-term company or industry specific event or temporary market condition
  • The Portfolio Manager believes that purchasing securities at a discount to their intrinsic value provides a “margin of safety”
  • “Bottom-up” research approach to identify investment opportunities while remaining cognizant of macro-economic factors
  • The Portfolio Manager favours issuers with strong or de-leveraging balance sheets, high or improving profit and cash flow margins, strong earnings potential and transparency
  • David Taylor believes current equity valuations present an attractive buying opportunity and that equities are likely to outperform bonds over the coming period


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