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Mackenzie Canadian All Cap Growth Equity

Inception: February 1970¹

Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index

Lead Portfolio Manager: Patricia Nesbitt, CFA

Investment Adviser: Mackenzie Financial Corporation

Portfolio Advantage

  • A diversified Canadian equity portfolio that seeks to have lower volatility than a Canadian small or mid-cap portfolio.
  • Well diversified across sectors and offers a portfolio of companies with higher growth potential than the broad market.
  • Track record of outperformance in rising markets and defensive positioning in down markets
  • Growth-oriented management style that combines top-down macro-analysis with bottom-up fundamental stock research.

Investment Philosophy

The Mackenzie GLC Team combines top-down macro-level analysis with fundamental bottom-up research. The team seeks to identify industry risks, competitive opportunities and macro trends to influence sector allocations. This top-down view is augmented by a disciplined and thorough fundamental due diligence process to identify companies that are positioned to outperform. Within well-defined risk parameters, the team seeks out companies across the market cap spectrum and will take meaningful positions in specific companies when opportunities present themselves.

Investment Approach

  • Analyze macroeconomic themes (top-down), then based on this analysis, they select the securities that fit these themes and have the potential for growth (bottom-up).
  • Focuses on companies that exhibit accelerating revenue and earnings growth – to capture opportunities for long term growth for investors
  • Within well-defined risk parameters, the team seeks out companies across the market cap spectrum and will take meaningful positions in select companies when opportunities present.
  • Diversification across at least 8 of 11 GICS sectors with targeted holding range of 50 to 80 stocks.


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The Mackenzie Canadian All Cap Growth Equity Composite contains fully discretionary, Canadian All Cap Growth Equity accounts. New accounts are included in the Composite beginning with the first full month under management after they have been fully invested.

GIPS Compliance Statement
Mackenzie Investments claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

Composite Description
The Canadian All Cap Growth Equity Composite seeks to achieve a high level of long-term capital growth by investing primarily in Canadian equities. Prior to January 1, 2021, the composite was known as the Canadian Large Cap Growth composite. The composite was created on December 31, 2012.

Benchmark Description
The benchmark is the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index. The S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index is a capitalization-weighted index that represents some of the largest float-adjusted stocks trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

List of Composites
A complete list of composite descriptions is available to prospective clients upon request. Please contact Carol De Veau at
¹This strategy was managed by GLC Asset Management from the inception date to December 31, 2020. On and from January 1, 2021, Mackenzie Investments was responsible for the management of the strategy after it acquired GLC Asset Management.