(1) Source: Thomson Reuters as at December 31, 2018;
(2) Returns are for the periods ended December 31, 2018. The table shows the Fund’s compound return on a Class A share, Preferred share and unit for each period indicated compared with the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index (‘‘Financials Index’’) and the S&P/TSX Composite Index (‘‘Composite Index’’). The Financials Index is derived from the Composite Index based on the financials sector of the Global Industry Classification Standard. The Composite Index tracks the performance, on a market weight basis, of a broad index of large-capitalization issuers listed on the TSX. The Fund passively invests on an equal weight basis in a portfolio comprised of six Canadian banks which are in both the Financials Index and the Composite Index. Since the indices have more diversified portfolios, it is not expected that the Fund’s performance will mirror that of the indices. The Financials Index and Composite Index returns are calculated without the impact of management fees, fund expenses and trading commissions, whereas the performance of the Fund’s Class A shares and units are calculated after deducting such fees and expenses. Further, the performance of the Fund’s Class A shares is impacted by the leverage provided by the Fund’s Preferred shares. Source: Brompton, Thomson Reuters;
(3) Inception date November 16, 2005;
(4) Source: Bloomberg as at December 31, 2018. Valuation based on price-to-earnings ratio using consensus estimates of earnings for fiscal year 2018.
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There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the fund in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in share value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account certain fees such as redemption costs or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.