Past performance may not be indicative of future results.
Shaunessy Investment Counsel Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).
Shaunessy Investment Counsel Inc. (SIC) is an independent investment management company dedicated to managing multiple asset portfolios on behalf of families and institutional clients. SIC is registered as a Portfolio Manager and has been since 2001 with the Alberta Securities Commission, British Columbia Securities Commission, Ontario Securities Commission, and Yukon Securities Commission.
To obtain a list of SIC’s composite descriptions click here. To obtain GIPS® compliant performance presentations for the SIC Multi Asset Family Composite and SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite click here.
The SIC Multi Asset Family Composite and SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite are designed to accurately represent historical portfolio returns and volatility over time. The primary objective for each is to generate total portfolio returns that resemble standard institutional mandates i.e. to achieve current payouts of 3-4% consisting of income and realized capital gains while maintaining the purchasing power of the portfolio over time. The primary difference between the Family and Institutional Composites arises from Family tax considerations. The Family Composite inception date is January 1, 2005. The Institutional Composite inception date is August 1, 2008.
Valuations are computed and performance reported in Canadian dollars.
Gross-of-fees performance returns are presented before management and custodial fees but after all trading expenses.
The SIC Multi Asset Institutional Benchmark and SIC Multi Asset Family Benchmark are calculated as follows: 5% Canadian 90 day Treasury Bill Yield, 35% Canadian Bond Composite Total Return, 20% TSX Composite Index TR, 20% S&P500 Index TR C$ and 20% MSCI EAFE Index TR Net C$. The benchmark is rebalanced monthly. The Bank of Canada closing rate is used to determine the current C$/ US$ exchange rate and calculate benchmark returns. To reflect the evolution of the investment strategy the Benchmark was changed to the current Benchmark effective January 1, 2017. The Benchmark from July 31, 2008 to December 31, 2016 was 5% Canadian 90 day Treasury Bill Yield, 35% Canadian Bond Composite Total Return, 30% TSX Composite Index TR, 15% S&P500 Index TR C$ and 15% MSCI EAFE Index TR Net C$.