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PortfolioVerus Strategic Alternatives



Downside Capture


Annualized Return




Investment Objective & Purpose

The Verus Strategic Alternatives mandate has been designed by Verus Financial to provide a platform for private clients to invest in institutional private equity, private debt, private real estate, and hedge funds.

The overall objective of the strategy are to provide positive uncorrelated rates of return against traditional markets with a key focus on capital preservation.

Portfolio Snapshot

Mandate NameVerus Strategic Alternatives
Base CurrencyCanadian Dollar
Number of Holdings7
Broad Category GroupAlternatives
BenchmarkS&P/TSX Composite TR

Investment Growth of $100,000

Time Period: Since Common Inception 4/1/2022 to 3/31/2024

Trailing Returns (%)

Calculation Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite TR

YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Common Inception
Verus Strategic Alternatives1.092.960002.84
S&P/TSX Composite TR6.6213.969.119.967.673.95

Portfolio Statistics

Time Period:
Since Common Inception (4/1/2022 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
S&P/TSX Composite TR

Std Dev1.7015.35
Up Capture Ratio8.51100.00
Down Capture Ratio-3.45100.00
Sharpe Ratio-0.550.08


Time Period:
Since Common Inception (4/1/2022 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
S&P/TSX Composite TR

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