Canadian Core Plus Fixed Income

Inception: June 2013

Benchmark: FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index    

Lead Portfolio Manager: Steve Locke, MBA, CFA    

Investment Adviser: Mackenzie Financial Corporation    

Portfolio Advantage

  • Lead portfolio manager brings 25+ years of investment experience managing a diverse range of fixed income portfolios for institutional clients
  • Supported by a team of 20 analysts and portfolio managers with sector specific experience that guides the investment decisions for $44 billion in AUM 
  • Collaborative team implements a disciplined investment process in seeking relative value for risk opportunities across sectors and global markets

Investment Philosophy

The Mackenzie Fixed Income team’s investment philosophy is based on a flexible global approach, the integration of research methods and active management. The team believes accessing and selecting from the broadest universe of fixed income investments and currencies and following a disciplined risk framework is the foremost approach to maximizing risk adjusted returns. They believe combining macroeconomic, quantitative and fundamental credit research provides a holistic view of complex fixed income markets.   

Investment Approach

  • Seek holistic understanding of fixed income markets by employing complementary research methods
  • Generate investment themes through integration of research and market perspectives backed by rigorous credit analysis
  • Determine credit bias, duration positioning and hedging strategies
  • Assess relative value among sectors and securities
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The Canadian Core Plus Bond Composite contains fully discretionary, Canadian Core Plus Bond 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 Core Plus Bond Composite seeks to provide a steady flow of income by investing primarily in Canadian government and corporate fixed income instruments and asset-backed securities with maturities of more than one year. Preservation of capital is an important factor in the selection of portfolio investments. Portfolios in the composite may invest up to 25% of assets in bonds that are rated below “BBB- “and may also invest up to 30% in foreign investments. The composite was created on June 30, 2013.

Benchmark Description

The FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index is a broad measure of Canadian bonds with terms to maturity of more than one year. It includes federal, provincial, municipal and corporate bonds rated “BBB” or higher.

List of Composites

A complete list of composite descriptions is available to prospective clients upon request. Please contact Dean Silver at