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PortfolioVerus Strategic Fixed Income



Downside Capture


Annualized Return




Investment Objective & Purpose

The Verus Strategic Fixed Income mandate has been designed by Verus Financial to provide a platform for private clients to invest in North American fixed income, preferred shares, and other debentures.

The objective of this mandate is to provide investors with a high level of capital preservation by investing in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities, seek a steady stream of interest income to help meet client liquidity requirements, and help protect against the damaging effects of inflation.

Portfolio Snapshot

Mandate NameVerus Strategic Fixed Income
Base CurrencyCanadian Dollar
Number of Holdings8
Broad Category GroupFixed Income
BenchmarkFTSE Canada Universe Bond

Investment Growth of $100,000

Time Period: Since Common Inception 2/1/2021 to 3/31/2024

Trailing Returns (%)

Calculation Benchmark: FTSE Canada Universe Bond

YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Common Inception
Verus Strategic Fixed Income0.194.240.4000.13
FTSE Canada Universe Bond-1.222.1-1.520.282.01-2.69

Portfolio Statistics

Time Period:
Since Common Inception (2/1/2021 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
FTSE Canada Universe Bond

Std Dev4.947.00
Up Capture Ratio71.09100.00
Down Capture Ratio52.74100.00
Sharpe Ratio-0.46-0.72


Time Period:
Since Common Inception (2/1/2021 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
FTSE Canada Universe Bond

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