The Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund is a one-stop solution to providing liquid assets to alternative asset classes to complement a traditional balanced portfolio.
The Fund has delivered on its objective to provide enhanced returns with substantially lower volatility than a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds.
Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund has shown it may enhance the return and lower the risk of traditional global balanced portfolio.
The chart below shows how the risk-return profile of a traditional global balanced portfolio may be improved by adding a 20% allocation to a liquid alternative solution (MDAF).
Source: Mackenzie Investments, December 31, 2017
Global Balanced Portfolio is comprised of 60% MSCI World + 40% BofAML Global Broad Market (Hedged to CAD)
Liquid alternatives are defined as asset classes such as real estate, infrastructure, currencies, derivatives, and non-traditional equity and debt securities that can be accessed through publicly available markets and as permitted by NI81-102.
The Sharpe Ratio measures risk-adjusted returns. Generally, a higher Sharpe ratio reflects a more attractive risk-adjusted return for an investment.
Since its inception, the Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund produced a Sharpe Ratio of 1.51, compared to a ratio of 0.61 for the typical Global Balanced portfolio.
Alternative asset classes can vary greatly in performance from year to year, making it difficult to predict which asset classes will be the best performer.
The table illustrates how from 2008 to 2017, a diversified approach may be the best way to navigate these asset classes. Since its launch, Mackenzie Diversified Alternative Fund has provided diversification, which can give investors peace of mind.
Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund provides investors with a diversified portfolio of alternative asset classes, and benefits from portfolio manager oversight.
For more information, please contact your advisor.
Mackenzie's Chief Investment Officer, Tony Elavia, discusses the benefits of the Alternative Asset class and how it has been successfully used by Institutional investors.
Learn how the Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund works within your portfolio from Damon Murchison, SVP Retail Distribution.
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 as of November 30, 2016 including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does 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.
The rate of return is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the mutual fund or returns on investment in the mutual fund.