Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

We focus on great dividend paying franchises across all countries and industries.

Darren McKiernan

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Philosophy and process

The Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team aims to provide investors with solid long term returns and miti- gated volatility along with strong dividend yields and dividend growth. The Team seeks to select high quality companies that generate strong returns on equity, pay higher dividend yields, and are run with more robust capi- tal structures than the benchmark. We buy companies that operate at the high end of their value chain when they trade below our estimated intrinsic value. These quality businesses possess predictable economics and generate consistently high returns on invested capital and free cash flow conversion, which supports their ability to sustain dividend payouts over the long run.

Moreover, our companies have tended to demonstrate a strong track record of growing their dividends during varied economic conditions and interest rate cycles. Portfolio investments are diversified across sectors and countries around the world.

Portfolio Managers

Darren McKiernan , CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

Darren McKiernan, Senior Vice President, Investment Management, is Head of the Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team.

Darren’s career in the investment industry began in 1995. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, he was Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of a major global dividend fund at a leading investment management company. Before that, Darren was a co-manager at a global value-based investment firm, where he focused on U.S. equities.

Darren has a BComm (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder. 

Ome Saidi , MBA, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 2007

Ome Saidi, Vice President, Investment Management, is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team.

Ome’s career in the investment industry began in 2007. He worked as an Investment Analyst at a leading global value-based investment firm, focusing on European equities. He also worked at a U.K.-based firm, specializing in North American equities.

Ome has a BComm (Finance) from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from the London Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Mona Zhang, MBA, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 2004

Mona Zhang is an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team. She is primarily responsible for covering Asian equities.

Mona joined Mackenzie in 2016. Previously, she spent four years as an Investment Analyst at a leading value-based investment firm covering emerging markets and Asian equities.

Mona has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is also a CFA charterholder.

Awards and rankings

Mackenzie Income Fund (Series A)

Winner of the 2019 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for consistent and outstanding risk-adjusted performance in their respective categories    

The highest ratings given by the independent investment research firm Morningstar

Mackenzie Income Fund

★★★★★

Insights and commentary

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Calming perspectives in uncertain markets

Our top experts and Portfolio Managers discuss their approaches to managing through these challenging markets.

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Quarterly Commentaries – Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Read the latest Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team commentaries to learn about their analysis of key market risks and opportunities. For select funds, quarterly reviews of performance and market conditions are also available.

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Bites & Insights Podcast: Darren McKiernan, Pt 1

He speaks about how an arcane computer baseball simulator game lead him to think probabilistically and how he made the move from Brandon Manitoba to Bay Street. 

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Bites & Insights Podcast: Darren McKiernan, Pt 2

 In part 2 of this conversation Darren speaks about how he approaches markets, why he will be spending more time in China and his take on current market conditions.

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Understanding context to uncover opportunity. Investing in China

It is estimated that China’s share of global GDP will reach 19.7 in 2020 and 21.4% by 2024. Despite its contribution to the global economy, China’s stock market represents less than 4% of the MSCI All Country World Index.

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Introducing Mackenzie International Dividend Fund

Diversification can lead to better risk-adjusted returns, and it’s easier to achieve than you may think. Investing in international dividend-paying companies outside of North America provides exposure to a large universe of strong and stable companies.

Resources

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Morningstar Star Ratings reflect performance of Series F units as of May 31, 2020 and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are an objective, quantitative measure of a fund's historical risk-adjusted performance relative to other funds in its category. Only funds with at least a three-year track record are considered. The overall star rating for a fund is a weighted combination calculated from a fund's 3, 5, and 10-year returns, as available, measured against the 91-day Treasury bill and peer group returns. A fund can only be rated if there are a sufficient number of funds in its peer group to allow comparison for at least three years. If a fund scores in the top 10% of its fund category, it gets 5 stars; if it falls in the next 22.5%, it receives 4 stars; a place in the middle 35% earns a fund 3 stars; those in the next 22.5% receive 2 stars; and the lowest 10% receive 1 star. For more details on the calculation of Morningstar Star Ratings, see morningstar.ca.

The CIFSC categories, Star Ratings and number of funds in each category for the standard periods are: Mackenzie Global Dividend Fund F, Global Equity Category: 3 years - 4 stars (1555 funds), 5 years - 4 stars (1016 funds), 10 years - 4 stars (505 funds). Mackenzie Income Fund F, Canadian Fixed Income Balanced Category: 3 years - 5 stars (487 funds), 5 years - 5 stars (378 funds), 10 years - 5 stars (199 funds). Mackenzie Strategic Income Fund F, Canadian Neutral Balanced Category: 3 years - 4 stars (577 funds), 5 years - 5 stars (431 funds), 10 years - 5 stars (193 funds). Mackenzie USD Global Strategic Income Fund F, Global Neutral Balanced Category: 3 years - 5 stars (1292 funds), 5 years - 5 stars (929 funds), 10 years - n/a stars (n/a funds). Mackenzie Global Strategic Income Fund F, Global Neutral Balanced Category: 3 years - 4 stars (1292 funds), 5 years - 5 stars (929 funds), 10 years - 5 stars (408 funds). Mackenzie Strategic Income Class F **, Canadian Neutral Balanced Category: 3 years - 4 stars (577 funds), 5 years - 5 stars (431 funds), 10 years - 5 stars (193 funds).

FundGrade A+® is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. The annual FundGrade A+® Awards are presented by Fundata Canada Inc. to recognize the “best of the best” among Canadian investment funds. The FundGrade A+® calculation is supplemental to the monthly FundGrade ratings and is calculated at the end of each calendar year. The FundGrade rating system evaluates funds based on their risk-adjusted performance, measured by Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, and Information Ratio. The score for each ratio is calculated individually, covering all time periods from 2 to 10 years. The scores are then weighted equally in calculating a monthly FundGrade. The top 10% of funds earn an A Grade; the next 20% of funds earn a B Grade; the next 40% of funds earn a C Grade; the next 20% of funds receive a D Grade; and the lowest 10% of funds receive an E Grade. To be eligible, a fund must have received a FundGrade rating every month in the previous year. The FundGrade A+® uses a GPA-style calculation, where each monthly FundGrade from “A” to “E” receives a score from 4 to 0, respectively. A fund’s average score for the year determines its GPA. Any fund with a GPA of 3.5 or greater is awarded a FundGrade A+® Award. For more information, see www.FundGradeAwards.com. Although Fundata makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Fundata.

  • Mackenzie Income Fund Series A was recognized for outstanding fund performance at the 2019 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in the Canadian Fixed Income Balanced category out of a total of 355 funds.  Performance for the fund for the period ended December 31, 2019 is as follows: 10.4% (1 year), 4.0% (3 years), 4.0% (5 years), 4.9% (10 years) and 7.9% (since inception- September, 1974).

For more information, see http://www.fundgradeawards.com/. Although Fundata makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Fundata.